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  • 3 Common Causes of Home Electrical Fires & How to Prevent Them


    Did you know that a significant percentage of home fires are electrical fires, often caused by some problem with the home's wiring? Between 2007 and 2011, electrical fires accounted for 13% of home fires. They also accounted for 18% of associated civilian deaths and 20% of associated direct property damage. For homeowners, electrical fires may seem harder to prevent than other kinds of fires. You know how to practice kitchen safety, but what do you know about making sure that your home wiring is safe?
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  • 4 Outdated Home Electrical Components It's Worth Having Repaired


    Home technology has dramatically changed. Traditional electrical components of a home have been replaced with better, faster, and wireless versions of technology. These new pieces of technology have allowed many homes to neglect key electrical components that could be useful down the road. Ignoring old electrical components can not only cause problems in the future, but it can create many issues in emergency situations. Keeping your home running smoothly can make a huge difference in your life.
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  • Installing New Electrical Components: 3 Reasons to Opt for Infrared Testing for Quality Assurance


    When making changes to the electric wiring and circuitry of your home, you may be given the option of having infrared testing conducted on the modified area after everything has been completed. Infrared testing utilizes black-and-white thermal scanners to perform thermographic inspections that can easily detect hot spots and discrepancies in heat output, which may help detect problems well before they occur. While you might be hesitant to pay extra for the infrared testing offered for quality assurance, here are three reasons you really should.
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  • 4 Electrical Upgrades For 3D Printing Stations


    The world of 3D printing has dramatically changed how people make products and get creative in their own home. If you've purchased a 3D printer, then you want to ensure that you have an area that can properly house a printer and handle all of the various functions. By hiring an electrician, you can implement several upgrades to a 3D printing area. Each of these upgrades can help with the operations and daily use of the printer.
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  • Garage Bands: 4 Electrical Upgrades Ideal For Performing


    There's something special about forming your first band inside of a garage and performing your heart out for family and friends. Even though music has evolved, the tradition of practicing and performing inside of a garage still lives on. If you or your children have a band that utilizes a garage area, then you want to ensure that you have all the necessary electrical needs for that area. With the help of an electrician, you can install four different upgrades to really enhance the garage band experience.
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  • 3 Electrical Upgrades That Are Ideal For Action Figure Displays


    For many adults, action figures are not just toys for young children; they are highly detailed collectibles that showcase their favorite characters in pop-culture history. Instead of leaving these action figures packed away, many people decide to display them and showcase their unique collection. To help make a display stand out, there are a number of electrical upgrades that you can have done in the home. The following three upgrades will help the display become the centerpiece of any room and can truly show your action figures in all of their glory while also offering protection from natural wear.
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  • Choosing A Heating Source: Is Baseboard Or Forced Hot Air Best For You?


    Keeping your home warm and toasty is probably one of your highest priorities in the winter, especially if you live in a cold climate like Maine. The heating system you choose effects your family's comfort as well as your wallet. While forced hot air may seem like a good choice because it produces heat quickly, there are other things to consider if you are debating between forced hot air and electric baseboard heat.
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  • 4 Electrical Upgrades For Children's Bedrooms Inspired By Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius


    As you design or remodel a child's bedroom, it's often fun to look at children's TV shows and movies for inspiration. In the early 2000's, Nickelodeon released the movie Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and followed it up with an animated television series entitled The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. The series featured a lot of fun stories, but one of the main highlights was Neutron's ability to invent items and live in a world that was all his own.
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