If you own a business and have an outdoor sign, there is a good chance that it contains a ballast. Though you may have never heard of one before, it is an essential part of outdoor signage. Though a ballast generally won’t cause you any issues, a faulty one can sometimes be the cause of common problems such as flicking signs, buzzing sounds, or low output for your fluorescent lights and signage. Knowing the basics of fluorescent signs and ballast can help you stay on top of property maintenance and know who to call when you need some help.
How to Remove a Circuit Breaker from a Panel Box
If you’ve ever lived in a home with a fuse box, you may be familiar with replacing fuses and the process that is involved with completing this task. If your home has been upgraded to an electrical service panel or has had a panel box from the start, you might be unsure of what to do when a circuit breaker needs to be replaced. As with most electrical components in a home, it is often best to leave technical tasks to qualified professionals, otherwise known as a licensed electrician.
How to Connect a Portable Generator to Your Electrical Panel
Having a portable generator is a great idea to protect your home, its contents, and the people who live in it in the event of an extended power outage. Though portable generators generally do not allow for the majority of a home to be powered, they can offer important protection to help your appliances stay powered on, keep you connected to the internet, and provide lighting and power to other electrical components of your home to keep you safe and comfortable.
What Size Electrical Panel Do I Need?
If you are looking to upgrade an old electrical panel or replace an outdated fuse box, you’re likely going to have questions about the process including how much it will cost and what size of electrical panel you will need. There are a variety of electrical panel size options available and knowing which one is ideal for your home doesn’t have to be complicated.
How to Hide TV Wires When Mounted Over a Brick Fireplace
Having a TV mounted over a fireplace has become a popular option for homeowners who want to make use of their space in a functional and beautiful way. Though a TV over a fireplace is functional and looks great, the wires attached to the TV can be unsightly and distracting. In our previous post, How to Hide TV Wires Behind a Mounted TV, we offered solutions on how to hide wires that take away from the beauty of your space. However, having a brick fireplace can be a complicating factor when it comes to hiding wires.