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Electricians on Common problems involving electrical outlets

Outlet issues
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Electrical outlets are very useful, but it can also prompt electrical concerns. (Photo Credits)

Electrical outlets are very important electrical fixtures around the house, but like any electrical detail, it has to be checked every now and then because it too can have issues that could lead to a safety concern.

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By |January 29th, 2019|Electrical, Orange County, San Diego|Comments Off on Electricians on Common problems involving electrical outlets

Disposing old electrical appliances

Dump or Recycle?
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How should old electrical appliances be disposed? (Photo Credits)

Like anything else in the world, appliances also become obsolete. And when they do become no longer useful, they should be disposed of. But how should a homeowner go about this?

It actually depends on the community that the homeowner is part of. Some communities do […]

By |January 15th, 2019|Electrical, Orange County, San Diego|Comments Off on Disposing old electrical appliances

Smart Kitchen Appliances that Make life easier

Digital and High-Technology
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Smart kitchen fixtures make cooking a breeze. (Photo Credits)

The smart home is taking households by storm. More and more homes are employing smart security, smart appliances, and smart gadgets that make homemaking, home maintenance and basically home life even more manageable. Builders and Contractors

The kitchen is no exception, with more and more digital […]

By |December 25th, 2018|Electrical, Orange County, San Diego|Comments Off on Smart Kitchen Appliances that Make life easier

Electrician’s Advice in Installing emergency lights

The importance of emergency lights
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Emergency lights are important in commercial properties. (Photo Credits)
Emergency lights are extremely important in residential buildings and commercial properties to ensure the safety of everyone during emergencies like power outages, fires, earthquakes, among others. It is important that these are safely installed so that it can function properly during the above-mentioned […]

By |December 18th, 2018|Electrical, Orange County, San Diego|Comments Off on Electrician’s Advice in Installing emergency lights

Electrician Tips in Installing Accent Lights and Chandeliers

Safe installation
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Chandeliers should be installed by a professional to ensure its safety. (Photo Credits)

Installing chandeliers can be very tricky especially for a homeowner trying to install one on his own. For one, there is safety involved, and of course there is the risk of damage and losses in case the expensive chandelier drops on […]

By |December 11th, 2018|Electrical, Orange County, San Diego|Comments Off on Electrician Tips in Installing Accent Lights and Chandeliers

Electrician’s Tips on Safe Ceiling Fan Installation

Ceiling Fan
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How to safely install a ceiling fan. (Photo Credits)

Installing a ceiling fan can be a good way to increase energy efficiency in a home. For one it helps circulate cool air during hot summer months, eliminating the need to increase the temperature in a room, which will increase the demand for power. Builders and […]

By |November 20th, 2018|Electrical, San Diego, Solar|Comments Off on Electrician’s Tips on Safe Ceiling Fan Installation

Electrician’s tips on disposing used light bulbs

What to do with used bulbs?
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What can be done with used bulbs? (Photo Credits)

Light bulbs needs to be replaced regularly. And naturally, this would mean having to deal with its disposal. Is there ever a correct way to dispose a used light bulb? Or is there a way to upcycle it?

The United States Environmental […]

By |November 13th, 2018|Electrical, Orange County, San Diego|Comments Off on Electrician’s tips on disposing used light bulbs

Holiday lighting trends

Lighting Design
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Holiday lighting design trends can vary year after year, but string lights will always be a classic. (Photo Credits)

Most families decorate for the holiday. Some may not decorate as much as the others, but still a décor is a décor, and these all come out during the holiday season.

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By |October 30th, 2018|Electrical, San Diego|Comments Off on Holiday lighting trends

Electricians on light bulbs burning out too soon

Busted Light Bulbs
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When light bulbs do not light up. (Photo Credits)

Light bulbs do not come cheap and so when they get busted too early, it can be quite frustrating. Normally light bulbs can be used up until 3,000 lighting hours or more and when it hardly gets maximized, homeowners better check the reason behind it.

Light […]

By |October 23rd, 2018|Electrical, Newport Beach, San Diego|Comments Off on Electricians on light bulbs burning out too soon

Electrician’s take on Plug Adapters

The Dangers of Plug Adapters
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All about using Plug Adapters. (Photo Credits)

Plug adapters may be helpful around the home, but it apparently has a share of its own dangers. Expert electricians advise it could lead to electric shock or even electrocution.

Home improvement website, The Spruce cautioned its readers against using these adapters saying that it […]

By |October 16th, 2018|Electrical, Huntington Beach, San Diego|Comments Off on Electrician’s take on Plug Adapters

Choosing the right bedside lamp

Lampshades 101
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What to keep in mind when buying bedside lamps. (Photo Credits)

Lampshades do not only help illuminate a room, it also accentuates the bed side area, and makes for a nice piece. For those wanting to design their bedroom, or spruce it up with a new bedside lamp, what should they keep in mind […]

By |October 9th, 2018|Electrical, Orange County, San Diego|Comments Off on Choosing the right bedside lamp

An Electrician’s Take on Smart Electric Meters

What smart meters can do.
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The pros and cons of smart electric meters. (Photo Credits)

Smart electric meters are digital devices that have taken the place of analog electric meters in some households. Like the traditional meters, smart meters track electrical usage in a property – this time though without the utility person having to visit the […]

By |October 2nd, 2018|Electrical, Orange County, San Diego|Comments Off on An Electrician’s Take on Smart Electric Meters

Electrician’s take on different light bulb shapes

Bulb Shapes and Sizes
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Light bulbs come in different shapes and sizes. (Photo Credits)

Light bulbs come in different shapes and sizes. In fact there are even some that may look weird, fun, or even amazing.

The website De-milked came up with a web post on uniquely designed light bulbs. One bulb that they featured are light blubs. […]

By |September 25th, 2018|Electrical, Orange County, San Diego|Comments Off on Electrician’s take on different light bulb shapes

Electrician’s take on light dimmers

Light dimmers 101
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Light dimmers can help lower utility costs. (Photo Credits)

Light dimmers can be a good type of upgrade for home lighting fixtures. Apart from allowing the user to adjust the brightness of the light, it also paves the way for more savings in terms of electricity use.

Light Manufacturer Philips shared the many advantages of […]

By |September 18th, 2018|Electrical, Orange County, San Diego|Comments Off on Electrician’s take on light dimmers

Electrician’s advice on bedroom lighting

Room Lights
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Bedroom lights set the mood for rest and relaxation. (Photo Credits)

Lighting design for the bedroom can have a huge impact on rest and relaxation. It can meet needs for illumination at night time, and accentuate the great features of the bedroom and its design.

It is crucial that the right lighting is picked to […]

By |September 11th, 2018|Electrical, Newport Beach, Orange County|Comments Off on Electrician’s advice on bedroom lighting

Electrician’s Guide on light bulb colors

Colors and harmony
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Different light bulb hues. (Photo Credits)

Every individual has a preference when it comes to lighting design and color, and it is important that these preferences be put into consideration when finalizing the design of the home.

The website EnergyEarth,cin endeavored to explain the color schemes of light bulbs that are commonly used. In their […]

By |September 4th, 2018|Electrical, Orange County, San Diego|Comments Off on Electrician’s Guide on light bulb colors

Electrician’s tips on electrical wiring problems

Electrical wiring 101
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Electrical wiring problems can lead to electrical fires that can put everyone’s safety at risk. (Photo Credits)

Electrical wiring problems usually occur in older homes, or those that are new but are poorly planned and constructed. It is best that these problems are addressed immediately as it can cause electrical fires which have claimed […]

By |August 20th, 2018|Electrical, San Diego|Comments Off on Electrician’s tips on electrical wiring problems

Electrician’s tips on avoiding home electrical problems

Preventing electrical accidents
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Safety should always be the priority when it comes to electrical use. (Photo Credits)

Home electrical problems may vary from minor to major ones, depending on the severity of the incident. But according to expert electricians, majority of these residential electrical issues can be avoided.

One of the most common advice is to avoid constant […]

By |August 13th, 2018|Electrical, San Diego|Comments Off on Electrician’s tips on avoiding home electrical problems

Electrician’s Advice on Greener Electrical Use

Making Eco-friendly Use of  Electrical Fixtures
Master bed ceiling fan

Ceiling fans are an eco-friendlier alternative to cooling a home. (Photo Credits)

A growing number of homeowners are becoming more conscious about their carbon foot print and the ecological impact of their lifestyle. And for this reason some electrical contractors get random consultations on how to have an eco-friendly electrical fixtures […]

By |August 6th, 2018|Electrical, San Diego|Comments Off on Electrician’s Advice on Greener Electrical Use

Electrician’s advice on organizing electrical wires and cables

Wire and cable organization
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It will be a lot safer if cables and wires are properly organized. (Photo Credits)

Organizing cables and electrical wires can be a challenge especially for appliances that are being used on a daily basis. Fortunately there are ways to organize the wires to make the whole home safer and more pleasing […]

By |July 30th, 2018|Electrical, San Diego|Comments Off on Electrician’s advice on organizing electrical wires and cables

Electrician’s safety tips in charging digital devices

Power Charging 101
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Safety measures to keep in mind while charging digital devices. (Photo Credits)

Digital devices lose their meaning when they are out of power, and so most users are heavily reliant on power charging, charging pods, portable chargers and power banks. Charging however should be done with caution because it comes with safety risks.

ConsumerReports.org […]

By |July 23rd, 2018|Electrical, San Diego|Comments Off on Electrician’s safety tips in charging digital devices

Electrician’s advice on dealing with a powerless electrical outlet

What to do when the electrical outlet is not working
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Non-working electrical outlets can be an inconvenience. (Photo Credits)

An electrical outlet that is not working can not only be an inconvenience, it may also indicate that there is something that needs to be fixed in the home’s electrical system.

Home improvement website Family Handyman shared a guide […]

By |July 16th, 2018|Electrical, San Diego|Comments Off on Electrician’s advice on dealing with a powerless electrical outlet

Electrician’s tips on installing security lighting

Security Lighting 101
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Security lights, CCTV and motion sensor help boost security measures in residential and commercial properties. (Photo Credits)

Safety and security will always be a priority in any household, and so installing security lights can be an option to boost safety measures within the property.

The Family Handyman came up with a comprehensive article explaining how […]

By |July 2nd, 2018|Electrical, San Diego|Comments Off on Electrician’s tips on installing security lighting

Electrician’s advice on dealing with high electrical bills

Sky-rocketing utility costs

Skyrocketing electrical cost can be stressful. (Photo Credits)

What should a homeowner do when he receives an unexpectedly high electricity bill? Is there anything he can do to prevent the problem from recurring, or could there be an underlying issue in the home’s electrical system?

1st Light Energy tried to explain why a homeowner’s […]

By |July 2nd, 2018|Electrical, Newport Beach|Comments Off on Electrician’s advice on dealing with high electrical bills

Electrician’s advice on protecting appliances during power outage

What to do with appliances
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Power outages can ruin appliances. (Photo Credits)

When unexpected power outages take place, homeowners are caught off-guard. More often than not they forget to unplug a certain appliance, or check on other fixtures to ensure their home safety once power is restored. Builders and Contractors   

The website Safe Electricity put up in its […]

By |June 25th, 2018|Electrical, San Diego|Comments Off on Electrician’s advice on protecting appliances during power outage

Electrician’s tips on outdated home electrical wiring

When to upgrade wirings
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Home electrical wirings can be outdated, and would need upgrades. (Photo Credits)

Ask any electrician about the risks of not updating home electrical wirings, and he will give you a litany of safety issues that can be avoided with an upgrade.

The concern though among homeowners is that most are not aware of […]

By |June 11th, 2018|Electrical, Orange County, San Diego|Comments Off on Electrician’s tips on outdated home electrical wiring

When to have an electrical upgrade

Safety and Maintenance
Electrical work

When is an electrical upgrade due for a certain household? (Photo Credits)

Electrical upgrades are important to any home who may be demanding more electrical service than before. That means if a home is older, or if there are new appliances that require a huge amount of electricity then electrical upgrades may be necessary. […]

By |June 4th, 2018|Electrical, Orange County, San Diego|Comments Off on When to have an electrical upgrade

How to become a commercial electrician

Training and skills
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What does it take to be a commercial electrician? (Photo Credits)

While most property owners are familiar with an electrician, not everyone may know that there is a special training and education required in order for an ordinary electrician to become a commercial electrician.

But what exactly is a commercial electrician?

Study.com came up with a […]

By |May 28th, 2018|Electrical, San Diego, Westminster|Comments Off on How to become a commercial electrician

What can a journeyman electrician do?

Skills and Training
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What does a journeyman electrician do, and what are his responsibilities? (Photo Credits)

There are several kinds of electricians, and several levels within each kind depending on the level and training of the person. The term “journeyman” electrician may be familiar to some, but not everyone knows exactly what a journeyman electrician does […]

By |May 21st, 2018|Electrical, Huntington Beach, News, Orange County, San Diego|Comments Off on What can a journeyman electrician do?

What does an apprentice electrician do?

All about apprenticeship
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Apprenticeship is a very integral part in the road to becoming a licensed electrician. (Photo Credits)

The term apprentice electrician maybe common, but not everyone fully understand what the term means, and what such a career entails.

The website Electrician Apprenticeship Headquarters described what an electrician apprentice does, and what their duties and responsibilities […]

By |May 15th, 2018|Electrical, San Diego|Comments Off on What does an apprentice electrician do?