Ever moved into a house and configured your room the way you like it only to realize that there are no convenient sources for power? Quit debating shuffling the furniture and get rid of all those extensions cords before you burn the house down. Strategically installing new electrical outlets where you need them will keep your electronics powered up and your Feng Shui intact. If … [Read more...] about Installing new electrical outlets
How to Check your Garage Door Sensors If you have a garage door that was made in the last ten years, chances are that they use a sensor system that will stop the door should there be some kind of obstruction under it. These work by displaying a beam from the two sides of the garage door, and the door stops if something breaks the beam. Generally, you should check your garage … [Read more...] about How to Check your Garage Door Sensors
How To Open A Garage Door Manually Anything that comes with moving parts is prone to malfunction at some point; the same can also be said for an automatic garage door opener. While the convenience of having a massive garage door open and close with the simple press of a button is nice, it can be very inconvenient to suddenly face a malfunction with your remote. When this … [Read more...] about How To Open A Garage Door Manually
What Are GCFI and GFI Outlets? Have you ever wondered what those electrical outlets with the two little buttons between the sockets are? Ground fault circuit interrupters, commonly called GFCIs or GFIs, are special outlets that minimize the danger of electrocution in the home, usually where outlets are located by sources of water, often near sinks and in the garage. Sometimes … [Read more...] about What are GCFI and GFI Outlets?
If you’re like most Americans, you’re aware of the dangers lightning poses if an unexpected summer storm suddenly catches you outside. Getting to shelter is your top priority. However, lightning can hit you while you’re protected by walls. Even if you aren’t hit directly, lightning can do severe damage to your appliances and your home itself. There are a number of electrical … [Read more...] about Summer storms: electrical safety tips