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Three Things You Need to Know Before Switching to LEDs

August 15, 2021

Are you still using standard incandescent light bulbs? If so, it might be time to make the switch to LED lights. There are several reasons why LED lighting conversion may be a good idea for your home or business. Here are some things to know before you make the switch to LEDs. LEDs will save you money One of the strongest reasons to undergo LED light conversion is that the switch to LED lights will save you money. But wait, aren’t LED bulbs more expensive? It is true that LED bulbs are generally more pricey than incandescent bulbs, but they... View Article

How Dangerous Is Aluminum Wiring?

August 1, 2021

Many homes built between 1965 and 1973 have aluminum wiring instead of copper wiring. Homes like these are much more likely to have fire-hazard conditions than copper-wired homes, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). In fact, these homes are 55 times more likely to have fire-hazard conditions. If you are living in a home built in this era, it may be a good idea to look into aluminum wiring upgrades. Read on for some more information you can use to ensure your home is electrically sound and ready to meet the needs of the modern household. What’s... View Article

Avoiding the Dangers of Overloading Your Outlets

May 25, 2021

If you own or live in an older home, you’re likely running out of outlets to plug in the various electrical appliances you need for everyday life. Most people would simply buy a power strip to instantly add more outlets throughout the house, but this is never a good idea. You should always avoid plugging too many devices into one outlet to keep yourself and any other occupants of your home safe. Here’s how overloaded outlets can cause major problems and why you should rely on an expert electrician in Carlsbad, NM to equip your home with additional outlets when... View Article

How Do I Know What Size Electrical Service System I Need?

March 4, 2021

When your home receives power from the electric company, it doesn’t just flow directly from the power plant to individual lights and appliances. Instead, the electrical service is distributed to different branch circuits by your main service panel. As we’ll cover later, it can be important to know how much electricity is flowing through your home. Depending on your home’s age and size, you may have as little as 60 amps of power or as much as 200 amps. This post from your electrical contractor in Carlsbad, NM will cover how to determine the size of your electrical service. Inspect... View Article

How Often Should I Inspect My Electrical System?

February 5, 2021

Getting their electrical system professionally inspected isn’t usually on the top of homeowners’ priority list. It’s easy to forget all about your electrical system if it’s working well enough. However, while it’s not as exciting as DIY projects or home improvement investments, proper electrical system maintenance is essential for keeping up your home. So, how often do you need to think about things like electrical control panel maintenance and the like? Here are some guidelines for keeping up with proper electrical system maintenance for your home in Carlsbad, NM. Schedule regular inspections If something major goes wrong with your electrical... View Article

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