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Did you know that spending less and saving more is one of the top 15 most popular New Year’s Resolutions, according to Reader’s Digest? Here’s how running an energy audit on your home can help you meet this resolution in 2018: Room-by-Room Recommendations Energy audits are performed...

With the new year in play, we know that you will be planning to upgrade and work on a few new projects around the house this year. Don’t overlook the importance of upgrading your electrical wiring system or hold off another year! With a new year...

These days, it seems as though technology is advancing almost too quickly to keep up with. Upgrading to the latest phone, computer, or other devices can be fun and improve performance, but having the latest and greatest doesn’t have to mean wasting the products you have. Here are a few ways to recycle your old electronics that will ensure they continue to get put to good use once you’ve upgraded:
Decorations and holidays go hand in hand, but do you know how to decorate safely? Here are a few tips to prevent a decorating disaster this holiday season:
A dark house may seem frightening to some, but to criminals and burglars it can be inviting. With the holidays approaching, here are four ways outdoor lighting can improve your home security:
San Antonio, TX (October 25, 2017) Keeping your appliances and electronics safe during a storm is important, but do you really know how surge protectors work?
San Antonio, TX (October 9, 2017) We look for expiration dates on food, coupons, and more, but we may forget to check those on important electrical and safety devices around and inside our homes.

The recent floods in Louisiana caused 13 deaths and millions of dollars in damage. Some homes were submerged to their roofs, while others received just a few inches of water. Now that cleanup and repairs are underway, homeowners are evaluating what can be salvaged and...

You’ve probably heard that it’s important to unplug your cell phone charger when your phone isn’t connected, because the charger will continue to drain power. While this is true, cell phone chargers generally draw a tiny amount of power on their own -- you probably...