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What is a GFCI Outlet and How Does it Work

Have you ever noticed that some of the electrical outlets in your home look different than the others? If you have ever wondered why that is, we have answers. Some of the outlets in your home may have small buttons located between the electrical outlets while others do not. The electrical outlets with a reset and test button are GFCI outlets and serve an important purpose in your home.

Categories Frequently Asked Questions, Residential Electrical

How to Install a Chandelier

How to Install a Chandelier

There is no doubt that adding a chandelier to your home can make a huge impact on your space. Not only do chandeliers provide brilliant lighting but they also set the tone of home by adding style and personality to your space. Chandeliers come in a range of styles and though some may be simple to install others can be complicated and come with challenges. Larger chandeliers can be complicated and should generally be left to professionals to install to ensure they are done correctly and safely.

Categories Commercial Electrical, Frequently Asked Questions

Electrical Ballast FAQ

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If you’ve ever been in a room or near a sign with fluorescent lighting that seems to be buzzing you’ve likely heard what a failing electrical ballast sounds like. But what is an electrical ballast and why are they important? In this article, we will break down some of the most frequently asked questions about electrical ballasts that you may have including how to know if a fluorescent ballast is bad.

Categories Frequently Asked Questions, Residential Electrical

Pot Light Buying Guide

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Pot lights are a popular choice when it comes to lighting a home. Providing bright lighting to all parts of a room while being minimal and tucked away they make a top pick for kitchens, living rooms, closets, and other areas where you may not necessarily want a light fixture. Adding pot lights to your home can feel like a big job when you are going from one light fixture to many pot lights, but it can be a great choice that truly transforms your space.

Categories Frequently Asked Questions, Residential Electrical

Can You Connect Copper Wire to Aluminum Wire

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Do you own a home with aluminum wiring? Though it is no longer the choice material used for wiring in homes today, many homes from the 1960s and 1970s have this material as the primary source of wiring. Some homeowners have made the choice to switch to copper wiring to update their home and make it safer, though others keep existing wiring and upgrade over time.