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Electrician’s Tips for Building Tiny Homes

Tiny Home Trends
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Even tiny homes require professional electrical details. (Photo Credits)

As the tiny home trend continues to attract a growing number of people, essential details in building a conveniently functioning one could just be the key to thoroughly enjoying the tiny home lifestyle.
The electrical system for one should be professionally installed, and designed in such […]

By |June 25th, 2019|Electrical, San Diego|Comments Off on Electrician’s Tips for Building Tiny Homes

Electrician explains how fluctuations damage appliances

Fluctuation problems
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Power fluctuations can damage electrical appliances. (Photo Credits)

Power fluctuation problems should never be taken lightly. It can damage appliances and at the same time, could cause other home accidents that could lead to property damage. While power fluctuations can take place once in a while, especially during inclement weather, it is never reasonable to […]

By |June 18th, 2019|Electrical, San Diego|Comments Off on Electrician explains how fluctuations damage appliances

Electrician’s tips on dealing with obsolete appliances

Obsolete Electrical Furnishings
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Homeowners can safely dispose of old appliances through community programs. (Photo Credits)

Technology is fast-paced; hence, appliances get obsolete even faster than their owners expect them to be. Homeowners from time to time would need to upgrade their appliances to ensure that they have the best experience, and recently, the most energy efficient device […]

By |June 11th, 2019|Electrical, San Diego|Comments Off on Electrician’s tips on dealing with obsolete appliances

Electrician’s tips on constantly tripping breakers

Dealing with breaker trips
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When the breaker trips constantly, homeowners should seek the help of a licensed electrician to find out its root cause. (Photo Credits)

A breaker box is crucial in ensuring the over-all electrical safety in every home. It is designed to trip when there is a power overload, or when there is short-circuit. Given […]

By |June 4th, 2019|Electrical, San Diego|Comments Off on Electrician’s tips on constantly tripping breakers

Electrician’s advice on upgrading a refrigerator

When to upgrade a refrigerator
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Refrigerators are an essential part of every kitchen. (Photo Credits)

A refrigerator is one of the essential appliances in any home. It keeps food fresh, safe, and helps it last longer. Without it, food poisoning would be likely, and beverages would be less refreshing.

As an essential home appliance, a refrigerator is kept […]

By |May 28th, 2019|Electrical, San Diego|Comments Off on Electrician’s advice on upgrading a refrigerator

Electrician’s tips on preventing circuit overload

Avoiding overload
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Overloading circuits can be dangerous. (Photo Credits)

Circuit overload can happen in any home. With the many devices and appliances in the modern home, it is easy to pile up on the electrical demand and overload electrical circuits. There are risks involved in the constant overloading of home circuits, and safety experts urge homeowners to […]

By |May 21st, 2019|Electrical, Orange County, San Diego|Comments Off on Electrician’s tips on preventing circuit overload

Common Electrical Lighting issues and how to deal with it

Electrical Problems
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Home lighting issues can be annoying and inconvenient. (Photo Credits)

Lighting issues do not happen regularly in any household, but when it happens it can be inconvenient. Electricians also say it could be symptomatic of possible electrical problems that need to be fixed right away to ensure the safety of the whole household.

Flickering lights […]

By |May 14th, 2019|Electrical, San Diego|Comments Off on Common Electrical Lighting issues and how to deal with it

Electrician’s tips on outdoor lighting

Lighting and Electrical Work Outside the home
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Electrical work outside the house should be done professionally. (Photo Credits)

Outdoor lighting and electrical work are essential to every home that has a lawn, a patio, or a garden. It means having adequate lighting, and an option to relax outdoors or entertain some company.

But Do-It-Yourself electrical work can be […]

By |May 7th, 2019|Electrical, San Diego|Comments Off on Electrician’s tips on outdoor lighting

Electrician’s top 3 tips to lower electric bills

Cut down on electrical consumption
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It may be a no-brainer, but most households do not realize how pulling the plug can help lower electric consumption. (Photo Credits)

If there is one thing most homeowners would like to discover, it is how to lower electric consumption effectively. For most household, utility expenses represent a significant portion of their […]

By |April 30th, 2019|Electrical, San Diego|Comments Off on Electrician’s top 3 tips to lower electric bills

Electric Meter Problems

Malfunctioning Electric Meter
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Electric meters should be checked regularly to ensure its accuracy. (Photo Credits)

Electric meters have to be fully-accurate to ensure that utility bills remain to be accurate as well. But like any other mechanical fixture, there are instances where it can malfunction, and a malfunctioning electric meter will never be kind to the […]

By |April 23rd, 2019|Electrical, San Diego|Comments Off on Electric Meter Problems

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

Modern Light Switches

New Technology
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Light switches have come a long way since it was traditionally flipped. (Photo Credits)

Light switches has come a long way, and year after year it has evolved into something more advance than anyone can ever imagine. Modern homes made for smart lights that actually did not need flipping, switching or pressing. It detects […]

By |March 26th, 2019|Electrical, San Diego|Comments Off on Modern Light Switches

Electrician’s Advice on Home Wiring Problems

Signs of electrical wiring issues

Electrical wiring problems are not something to shrug off. It could be very dangerous to both the household members and can pose possible destruction to property. Expert electricians say it is crucial that each household member is aware of the signs of electrical wiring problem so that they can immediately refer […]

By |March 26th, 2019|Electrical, San Diego|Comments Off on Electrician’s Advice on Home Wiring Problems

Electrician’s tips on dealing with a sparking breaker box

Breaker Panel Emergency
Breaker box

What should homeowners do when the breaker panel suddenly sparks? (Photo Credits)

Homeowners should always consider a sparking breaker as an electrical emergency. A problem with the breaker can affect the whole house and pose a danger to everyone, including the entire home structure.

Breaker panels usually spark because of a problem within the whole […]

By |February 24th, 2019|Electrical, San Diego|Comments Off on Electrician’s tips on dealing with a sparking breaker box

Signs of a major electrical problem

Brewing electrical issues
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It may look all normal but the trouble with electrical issues is they prop up when a homeowner least expects it. (Photo Credits)

A home may look perfect, but without careful and regular electrical maintenance a homeowner will never know about electrical issues are in the offing until the trouble happens already. Brewing electrical […]

By |February 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Signs of a major electrical problem

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.

(Related Post: Electrician’s tips on […]

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.

(Related Post: Electrician’s Guide on Labelling […]

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