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Electrician’s tips on installing security lighting

Security Lighting 101
Security camera

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
Mornin Cup of Tea. (P365-158)

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Electrician’s tips on outdated home electrical wiring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
Back of Dryer

Home electrical wirings can be outdated, and would need upgrades.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By |June 11th, 2018|Electrical, Orange County, San Diego|Comments Off on Electrician’s tips on outdated home electrical wiring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
Electrician

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?

How to become a Master Electrician

Training to become a Master Electrician
Electrician_19

Being a Master Electrician requires continuous education, training, and experience. (Photo Credits)

Being an ordinary electrician is already rewarding especially if one is hardworking and honest enough to have a roster of loyal clients and steady stream of referrals. Some electricians though want to take their careers a notch higher […]

By |May 8th, 2018|Electrical, Orange County, San Diego|Comments Off on How to become a Master Electrician

Electrician’s advice on choosing the right extension cord

Picking an extension cord
Life is Like an Extension Cord

What kind of extension cord should be used outdoors? (Photo Credits)

There are different types of extension cord and it can be overwhelming to choose the right one for the home. There too are a lot of considerations that should be taken into account when buying one. This is because each type of […]

By |May 1st, 2018|Electrical, Orange County|Comments Off on Electrician’s advice on choosing the right extension cord

Electrician’s tips on rewiring a period home

Preserving details while ensuring safety
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There are ways to rewire an old home without doing much damage. (Photo Credits)

Some homeowners hesitate about rewiring their older, classic homes because of the damage that it may bring to their home structure. After all rewiring run through walls and even ceilings and most of these may affect the […]

By |April 24th, 2018|Electrical, San Diego|Comments Off on Electrician’s tips on rewiring a period home

Electrician’s Advice on Safe Use of Portable Power Generators

Power Generators
Portable Generator for sale

Portable power generators can be a big help during extended power outages. It however can be a safety hazard too so proper use and professional installation is needed. (Photo Credits)

Portable power generators are very helpful especially during extended power outages. For some it is a relief especially during the dead of the night, or […]

By |April 17th, 2018|Electrical, San Diego|Comments Off on Electrician’s Advice on Safe Use of Portable Power Generators

Electricians tips on buying a new home

Inspect before purchase
Electrical Installation 2013

What are the signs that a potential new home may have an electrical issue? (Photo Credits)

While most property buyers do not possess a trained eye to detect if the home they are buying have electrical issues, there are signs that could tell if there are problems in the offing.

Apartment Therapy says the […]

By |April 10th, 2018|Electrical, Orange County, San Diego|Comments Off on Electricians tips on buying a new home

Electrician’s Take on a Power Line hitting a Home

Power Problem
New York State Route 5

Fallen power lines can be a source of accident in any household exposed to it. (Photo Credits)

Weather disturbances can cause a whole lot of problems and accidents in households. Fallen power lines for instance is one weather-related problem that could just happen.

So what if a power line hits a home? What should a homeowner […]

By |April 3rd, 2018|Electrical, San Diego|Comments Off on Electrician’s Take on a Power Line hitting a Home

Electrician’s advice on electrical repairs for flooded homes

Replace and repair
Flood in my backyard

What electrical repairs should be undertaken after a flooding incident. (Photo Credits)

One of the concerns of homeowners who may have experience flooding in their homes, is making sure that the electrical details and wirings of their home remain safe. After all, water and electricity can never be the best of friends, and that […]

By |March 27th, 2018|Electrical, Orange County, San Diego|Comments Off on Electrician’s advice on electrical repairs for flooded homes

Electrician’s Advice about downed electrical lines

Pole Danger
Urban Color

The dangers of downed electrical lines. (Photo Credits)

When suddenly facing a downed electrical line, what should a person do? How should a person keep safe?

Pacific Gas and Electric Power Company posted in their website, tips on what to do if in case there is a power line that has fallen. In their advice, they […]

By |March 20th, 2018|Electrical, San Diego|Comments Off on Electrician’s Advice about downed electrical lines

Electrician’s advice on Safety in the Workplace

Trends in Workplace Safety
Engineer Bleeding Radiators

Electrical safety should always be upheld at all times. (Photo Credits)

Just like the home, a workplace should be a haven for electrical safety. After all, electrical related injuries are not uncommon especially in some specific industries. Build Safe 

The Electrical Safety Foundation Incorporated (ESFI)  published an article relating to safety in the […]

By |February 28th, 2018|Electrical, San Diego|Comments Off on Electrician’s advice on Safety in the Workplace

Electrical Safety Warning Signs from Electricians

Be informed, stay safe
Electrical Panels Sign

The importance of electrical warning signs. (Photo Credits)

Electrical safety signs should never be ignored. They are posted for a reason, and most often than not, they are there because it is the required by the government specifically safety authorities.

The problem comes in though when the signs are ignored, or have not […]

By |January 2nd, 2018|Electrical, San Diego|Comments Off on Electrical Safety Warning Signs from Electricians

Electrician’s Guide on Labelling an Electrical Panel

How to Label a House Panel

Electrical Panel

Labeling an electrical panel could be tricky. (Photo Credits)

Electrical Panels usually seem perfect until one needs to find out which switch is for what electrical fixture in the house. This is the reason why most professionals would advise homeowners to label their electrical panels even before the need arises.

So, […]

By |December 26th, 2017|Electrical, San Diego|Comments Off on Electrician’s Guide on Labelling an Electrical Panel

Electrician’s take on sudden surges in electric bills

What it means when the bill skyrockets
Meters

Electric bills get all the more annoying when it surges unexpectedly. (Photo Credits)

Bill shock is a common term used by service providers when their consumers unexpectedly receive a huge bill and they raise a concern about it. While some could be legitimate issues, there are times when it is […]

By |December 19th, 2017|Electrical, San Diego|Comments Off on Electrician’s take on sudden surges in electric bills

Power Saving Tips in the Kitchen from Electricians

Lower your electricity bills
Moda - Kitchen

The kitchen can eat up a huge chunk of a household’s electrical bills. (Photo Credits)

Skyrocketing power bills can be a bane to households that are drastically trying to cut down on costs. It is just fortunate that there are ways to lower power usage, and its corresponding rates.

The United States Department […]

By |November 28th, 2017|Electrical, San Diego|Comments Off on Power Saving Tips in the Kitchen from Electricians

Electrician’s POV: Ways to Save Electricity in the bedroom

Saving on utilities
bedroom

Electric power costs can eat up a huge chunk in a family’s budget, and so little things matter when it comes to saving up on consumption. (Photo Credits)

The quest to lower home energy costs can be quite elusive, especially nowadays when everything gets to be operated using electricity. But there are ways […]

By |November 14th, 2017|Electrical, Orange County|Comments Off on Electrician’s POV: Ways to Save Electricity in the bedroom

Electrician’s Take on Solar Powered Kitchens

The benefits of Sun Powered Food Preparation
SD2013: Stanford University

Preparing food can use up a lot of energy, hence going solar can help save a lot of money. (Photo Credits)

The kitchen uses up a lot of energy, given that food is a basic need and has to be prepared three times a day. It is also where […]

By |November 7th, 2017|Electrical, Orange County, San Diego|Comments Off on Electrician’s Take on Solar Powered Kitchens

Electrician’s guide in using Solar Powered Holiday Décor

Festive Solar Lights
Holiday lights

Christmas decorations need not be expensive to light up. (Photo Credits)

Festive Decorations can really be a wonderful addition to any home especially during the yuletide season. The only disadvantage though is the increase in electric bill that it causes as energy is used to illuminate them.

There however is a work around in […]

By |October 31st, 2017|Electrical, San Diego|Comments Off on Electrician’s guide in using Solar Powered Holiday Décor

How to light up a Jack-O-Lantern – An Electrician’s Guide

DIY Halloween lights
Jack O'Lanterns II

Here’s a guide on installing lights in a jack-o-lantern. (Photo Credits)

One of Halloween’s most famous symbols is the jack-o-lantern.  Usually depicted as a carved out pumpkin with eyes that are lighting up, most parents will be prodded by their children to do a similar project come Halloween season.

While candles is one of […]

By |October 24th, 2017|Electrical, San Diego, Solar|Comments Off on How to light up a Jack-O-Lantern – An Electrician’s Guide

Electrician sheds light on Ambient Lighting

Ambient Lighting 101
Passive Daylighting

Ambient lighting can set the mood, and even influence productivity in any room. (Photo Credits)

Ambient lighting can do a lot in terms of influencing how a room, or a home would generally look and feel like. With this in mind, every property owner who is building a home, or remodeling their house […]

By |October 10th, 2017|Electrical, Orange County, San Diego|Comments Off on Electrician sheds light on Ambient Lighting

Home Office Lighting Tips from an Electrician

Raising productivity through lighting
My Home Office III

Lighting can influence productivity in any office situation, even the home office. (Photo Credits)

Ever wonder why offices have bright lights that almost simulate daylight? That is because lighting helps spark productivity. And for those that work from home, a great home office set-up would help a lot in increasing the productivity […]

By |October 3rd, 2017|Electrical, Orange County, San Diego|Comments Off on Home Office Lighting Tips from an Electrician

Electrician’s Advice on Installing Garden Lights

All about landscape Lighting
Blaze Of Glory - Syon House & Park, The Great Conservatory - London

Installing landscape lights can make a whole lot of difference in the aesthetics of a home. (Photo Credits)

Garden lights can accentuate any outdoor landscape for any home. And it definitely makes a whole lot of difference in terms of highlighting the vibrancy and beauty of the garden and the lawn during […]

By |September 26th, 2017|Electrical, Huntingtn Beach, San Diego|Comments Off on Electrician’s Advice on Installing Garden Lights

Electrician’s tips in installing Holiday Lights

Safe installation of Christmas Lights
Xmas Lights

Holiday lights have always been a tradition to most households. However it could be a source of accidents and untoward incidents like home fires and strangulation.

Safe installation is important to ensure that the safety of every home occupant will not be threatened.

In its official website, DIYNetwork.com shared the advice of their […]

By |September 19th, 2017|Electrical, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach|Comments Off on Electrician’s tips in installing Holiday Lights

Electricians answer: When to install additional lights at home

Installing lighting fixtures
Light fixture

Installation can be a breeze when hiring the services of an electrician. (Photo Credits)

Some homeowners later discover that they need more lights for their home. Maybe in one area, maybe in every room. Whatever the case may be, a call to a local expert and licensed electrician will solve this issue. Builders […]

By |September 12th, 2017|Electrical, San Diego|Comments Off on Electricians answer: When to install additional lights at home