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Electrician’s tips in quickly labeling a breaker panel

Importance of labeling a circuit breaker
Main Breaker Panel

Breaker panels should be labelled for easy operation when needed. (Photo Credits)

Accurately breaking an electrical breaker panel can be one of the things to do around the house that gets pushed to the bottom of the list each and every day. That is until one would need to turn off […]

By |April 9th, 2019|Orange County, San Diego|Comments Off on Electrician’s tips in quickly labeling a breaker panel

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 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

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 take on recessed lighting

Why choose recessed lights
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What are the pros and cons of using recessed lighting? (Photo Credits)

Recessed lighting may not be classified as an ultra-modern or trendy lighting idea, but it is one type of lighting recommended most by electricians. Electrical and lighting experts cite the many advantages it has over other types of lighting.

Home improvement website […]

By |June 18th, 2018|Orange County, San Diego|Comments Off on Electrician’s take on recessed lighting

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
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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

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?

How to become a Master Electrician

Training to become a Master Electrician
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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
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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

Electricians tips on buying a new home

Inspect before purchase
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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 advice on electrical repairs for flooded homes

Replace and repair
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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 Solar Solution for Mobile Homes

Energy Efficiency in Mobile Living
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Mobile living and solar power can go hand in hand towards a more energy efficient way of life. (Photo Credits)

Families who have decided to live in a mobile home for good would often boast of energy efficiency versus their former way of living. After all, they no longer have to power […]

By |December 12th, 2017|Orange County, San Diego|Comments Off on Electrician’s Solar Solution for Mobile Homes

An Electrician’s Energy Efficient Bedroom

Conserving electricity in the bedroom
Bedroom

Ways to cut down on electrical costs in the bedroom. (Photo Credits)

The bedroom is where every person spends a third or sometimes even half of his whole day. This is the reason why a huge chunk of the electricity consumed in a home is spent in cooling, lighting up, and […]

By |December 5th, 2017|Orange County, San Diego|Comments Off on An Electrician’s Energy Efficient Bedroom

Electrician’s Guide on ways Home Renters can save on Power Costs

Apartment Dwellers can save on electricity too
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Saving electricity is possible even when renting. (Photo Credits)

Some renters think that it may not be possible to cut down on electricity costs But the truth of the matter is, it is possible to save on utilities with a few lifestyle adjustments, and some effort to become more efficient […]

By |November 21st, 2017|Orange County, San Diego|Comments Off on Electrician’s Guide on ways Home Renters can save on Power Costs

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

Saving on utilities
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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
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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 advice on installing Task Lighting

All about task lighting
Task Lighting is an important lighting element in any home or office setting. For one, it covers illuminating needs for areas that are otherwise not covered by ambient lighting. At the same time, it also offers a design feature that can accentuate a certain area in a home.

Lightology.com explains how task lighting […]

By |October 17th, 2017|Orange County, San Diego|Comments Off on Electrician’s advice on installing Task Lighting

Electrician sheds light on Ambient Lighting

Ambient Lighting 101
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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
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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 Safety during Inclement weather

Electrical Safety during Storms
Lightning Storm

Storms can be very dangerous and so safety precautions should be observed during inclement weather. (Photo Credits)

Inclement weather brings a lot of forces that might affect electrical flow. Water for instance in the form of leaks and flooding can be dangerous once it gets into contact with electricity. Power interruptions can […]

By |August 29th, 2017|Electrical, Orange County, San Diego|Comments Off on Electrician’s Advice on Safety during Inclement weather