adding outlets and ceiling lights in older homes

Your Older Home Could Probably Use These Electrical Upgrades

If you're buying an older home, one of the things you want to have inspected first is the wiring. Old wiring may be worn out and dangerous. However, just because the wiring is old doesn't necessarily mean it's bad. Although it might be against modern codes, older wiring is usually grandfathered in, so you don't have to replace it unless you want to for your peace of mind. Here are some upgrades you may want to consider making. Read More 

Three Practical Home Electrical Safety Tips

When you want to be sure that you are best able to remain safe inside of your home, while making the most of your electrical use, there are a number of safety tips that you should follow. This will make it so that your electricity works for you in the most useful and effective way possible. In order to provide yourself with long-term peak performance and overall safety from the electricity in your home, read the guide below. Read More 

Radiant Floor Heating Questions And Answers

The type of heating system that is used to keep your home warm and cozy is of critical importance to your home. Sadly, there are many homeowners that have an underdeveloped knowledge about residential heating systems, which can make it extremely hard for them to make the most reasonable choice for their house. In particular, radiant floor heating systems are commonly misunderstood, but having two routinely asked questions addressed will make it easier for you to decide whether this is a good fit for your home's heating needs. Read More 

3 Steps for Installing a New Ceiling Light

There are a lot of reasons to replace a ceiling light, from having an outdated lighting fixture to simply wanting to upgrade the space. Regardless of your reasoning, it isn't too difficult of a job if you are comfortable with basic electrical work at home. Here are some tips for installing a ceiling light if you plan to do it on your own. Gather Your Tools Before you start working on the ceiling light, make sure you have the necessary tools. Read More 

How To Add A USB Outlet In Your Kitchen

Creating new dishes from online videos can cause your smartphone or tablet to lose power quickly. If you are using your wall outlet for blenders, mixers and other kitchen appliances, it's hard to find a place to plug in your charger. The solution is simple: just replace your current outlet with a USB supplied model.  Installing a USB outlet is as easy as replacing a standard outlet. All you need is a few tools and a willingness to work with electrical components. Read More