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How Solar Power Can Elevate Your Home or Building

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As our demand for energy continues to rise, more pressure is being exerted on fossil fuels and other non-renewable energy sources. This has led to the constant degradation of the environment and the depletion of our natural resources. Solar power is a promising renewable energy source that allows us to harness energy from the sun in order to meet out daily needs. More utility companies are getting onboard with solar power and slowly implementing this option for homes and businesses.

21 December 2017

Electrical Safety Tips for When a Loved One Is Affected by Dementia

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When a loved one is affected by dementia but still wants to maintain their independence, you'll want to do everything you can to help them while still keeping them safe. Electrical safety becomes paramount when someone has dementia, and there are a few simple modifications that can be made around their home to ensure the utmost possible level of safety. Individual Electrical Devices Consider frequently-used electrical devices such as electric kettles and irons.

21 December 2017

Why Your Appliance Keeps Tripping the Circuit Breaker

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Many electrical appliance repairs are conducted without the use of any spare parts. This means that homeowners can perform such repairs. This article discusses some of the simple fixes that you can implement in case your domestic appliance keeps tripping the circuit breaker. Plug Defects The appliance may keep tripping the circuit breaker in case a defect, such as a loose connection, is affecting the performance of the appliance's plug. This problem can deteriorate in case it is not resolved quickly because the loose connection can cause the plug to overheat and sustain irreparable damage.

20 December 2017

How to Save Money While Operating Your Heat Pump

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A heat pump can be a useful way to save money on your home's heating and cooling bills. This equipment cools your home, and, as long as temps are not too low, it can also heat your home. However, if you want to save even more money while running your heat pump, you should keep the following tips in mind. 1. Schedule Regular Maintenance Ideally, you should schedule regular maintenance for your heat pump just as you do for your furnace, heater, air conditioner or other HVAC elements of your home.

18 December 2017

Simple Troubleshooting Tips for a Home's Refrigerator

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If your home's refrigerator is not working properly, you don't want to put off getting it repaired. If food does not stay as cool as it should, it might harbor harmful bacteria that could be dangerous to your health, and might also become spoiled and need to be tossed out, wasting your grocery dollars. The refrigerator's motor and blower might also get overworked, so that they wear out sooner than they should, also causing your electricity bill to spike.

15 December 2017

Have an Emergency Electrician Handy for These Situations

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The importance of an emergency electrician cannot be overemphasized. They are professionals who are available on short notice to fix emergency electrical situations in the home. We may not be thinking about encountering a problem with electricity on our properties, but emergencies do happen. For example, what will you do when you start to notice smoke coming out of your electrical appliances, or loose wires in your electric sockets? Be prepared for such situations by having an electrician handy.

13 December 2017

Commercial Data Centre: Promoting the Longevity of the Cabling and Infrastructure

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The cost of setting up a commercial data centre can be high. Therefore, it is essential to ensure that the designed and installed components will provide long-term service. In other words, you should make sure that your developed centre can handle the increasing data handling and transmission demands of your business operation. If you do not anticipate the future requirements, you will be forced to perform frequent upgrades which can be time-consuming and expensive.

11 December 2017

When An Elderly Relative Might Benefit from Some Electrical Safety Assistance

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If there's one certainty in life, it's aging. If you have an elderly relative who wants to maintain their independence and yet maybe needs a little assistance, ensuring that their home's electrical components meets their needs can be a big help. It's not as though their entire home needs to be refitted, and yet there are a few simple modifications that can make their home all the more livable (and safe).

6 December 2017

3 Issues and Habits that Drain Your Car Battery and How to Avoid Them

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Your car battery a critical part of your vehicle. If it is faulty or dead, the car won't start until you replace it. For this reason, battery maintenance is essential to enjoying your vehicle and saving money on auto parts replacements. With a well-maintained battery, you won't have to visit the repairs shop regularly for battery checks and replacement. This article will address some of the top issues and habits that can cause your battery to die prematurely and the measures that you can take to avoid them.

4 December 2017

How to Prepare Your Home's Electrical System for Winter

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Winter brings with it mixed emotions for most people. Is it a fun time to play outside and build snow cones or is it a time to stay indoors with a cup of chocolate and a blanket. No matter how you feel about winter, one thing is for sure; you will need some warmth. Here are some of the preparations you should make to your home's electrical system to ensure the winter season is nice and warm.

1 December 2017