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How To Replace A Wired Doorbell Transformer

If your doorbell suddenly stops working, it could mean the transformer box has malfunctioned. The transformer box is commonly about two inches long with two narrow wires, and it connects to a power source somewhere in your home like a closet, basement or attic. Here are some tips to replace doorbell transformer boxes. Turn Off Power and Gather Tools For this repair, you need: a voltage tester, wire stripper, wire nuts, electrical lock nut, screwdriver, needle-nose pliers, and replacement transformer. Read More 

What Could Be Causing The Lights In Your Home To Flicker?

There are a lot of different things that could be causing the lights in your home to flicker there could be a connection or switch problem or the bulb could be loose. The first thing you need to do is locate the issue through the process of elimination. You may even find out your lights are dimming for no reason at all. Fortunately, a bit of investigation and being aware of more likely causes of lights flickering can make this annoyance easy to resolve. Read More 

3 Household Electrical Jobs That Are Best Left For A Professional

With a little basic know-how and some research on the Internet, it can be tempting to tackle electrical work around your home as a way to save money. Although the average homeowner can often successfully perform a variety of projects, larger tasks are better to leave for a licensed electrician. Failing to execute the job properly can cost you more money in the long run and even put you and your family in danger in the event of a fire. Read More 

Tips For Improving Your Generator’s Uptime

Generators are a reliable source of power, but there are a few steps that you should always do to keep your generator in business. Here are some steps to manage your generator's uptime. Choosing the Right Generator One step to keep your generator happy is to avoid overloading it. There are several different types of generators, each designed for a specific amount of use. While some of the lower-powered generators are designed for under a thousand hours of uptime per year, some models can handle continuous uptime for many years. Read More 

Automation Possibilities For Your Home Heating System

Homeowners looking for ways to improve both the comfort and efficiency of their houses should be aware of what home automation can do for their heating systems. If you're assuming that heating system automation will be nothing but an unnecessary expense, you should look into the capabilities. Heating system automation can improve comfort while offering efficiency advantages that allow it to make up for its initial expense in energy savings over time. Read More