If you have small appliances, you've seen the warning in the manuals to unplug them when they're not in use. For those appliances that have LED displays or internal clocks, that makes sense; you want to stop the drain of energy when you don't need the appliance. But for others, like nondigital toasters, the advice seems to be unnecessary. However, it's very necessary for your safety and the integrity of your home's wiring.
When a homeowner has a sudden and unexpected electrical problem, they sometimes panic and call the first electrician they see. Without concern if this person has the knowledge and equipment to handle the problem, these homeowners usually end up disappointed in the electrician's performance. But, if you ask the following questions of any electrician before you hire him or her, you will have a much better chance of being happy with the electrician's work.
If you are tired of paying high gas prices, an electric car can be a great investment. Before you buy your car though, you will have to have an EV (Electric Vehicle) charger installed in your home. This is where you will plug your car in to recharge when you have it parked in your garage or carport. Here are some tips for the installation of an EV charger for your home:
If you're tired of running extension cords from inside your home to power your holiday light displays, it's relatively simple to run an outdoor outlet from an existing indoor outlet.
What you will need:
A GFCI outlet
This is a type of outlet that is designed for potentially wet locations. It will shut off automatically if the danger of improper grounding from damp or wet conditions is present.
Two outdoor gang boxes