Smoke alarms are a key part of keeping your home and family safe. When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast and could be deadly. Working smoke alarms give you an early warning so you can get to safety quickly. However, while many homes or...

  When trying to understand your home’s electrical system, you may encounter a tangle of colored wires. Here's what those colors mean, and a few things to keep in mind when checking your wiring system. If your home is older or you're having difficulty with your...

  According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), electrical fires are the third leading cause of residential fires in the U.S. Certain items like electrical cords under rugs, extension cords pinched behind furniture, overloaded outlets, or phones charging on beds can pose a serious fire...

High winds, lighting and water can be a destructive force to your homes electrical system. April showers bring more than May flowers. Many times the months of April and May bring heavy rains, storms and lighting, causing minor or even severe damage to your home’s electrical system....

While many people think surge protectors are the same thing as power strips, they are quite different. A surge protector is more than just a fancy extension cord — it plays an important role in electronic device maintenance, such as protecting your laptop, home computer,...

  Whether replacing faulty wiring or updating old wiring, rewiring projects could seem scary. Here are a few tips to help with the process. Always use safety precautions and remember it’s best to consult with a certified experienced technician. Appropriate tools and clothing Tools with rubber-insulated handles...

Spring will be here soon, and with it comes new projects to work on around the house and in the garden, but before you get too busy, now is the time to plan and prep for the upcoming season. Here are some tips that will...

With temperatures as low as they’ve been, homeowners will be cranking up the heat. To keep your energy bill from skyrocketing during these winter months, your heating unit needs to be well maintained. Here are a few tips to ensure your system is working properly and...