Inspecting Aluminum Wiring

Between approximately 1965 and 1973, single-strand (solid) aluminum wiring was sometimes substituted for copper branch-circuit wiring in residential electrical systems due to the sudden escalating price of copper. After a decade of use by homeowners and electricians,...

Beware of Electric Shock Drowning

From our good friends at Excel Electric: Faulty wiring on a dock or boat or in a pool can send an electrical current into the water. When an electrical current occurs in a body of water, the electrical current passes through the body, causing paralysis, and ultimately...

Residential Electrical Grounding Connection

A typical residential electrical installation requires the house to be wired to the earth. One method used is a ground rod. The ground rod is that metal rod that is typically located within six feet of your main electrical disconnect and usually sticks out of the...

Home Generators

A fuel-powered device that can supply electricity to your house during power outages is referred to as a home generator. There are two main types of generators:  permanently installed or standby generators, and gasoline-powered or portable generators.   For a...

Different Types Of Light Bulbs

Energy conservation is becoming more and more of a concern. One of the most immediate approaches to a solution is to use more energy efficient light bulbs. Key terms: Watt (W): rate of energy consumption. The lower the watts, the lower the electric bill Lumens: amount...

Electrical Panels

Electrical panels are boxes that house circuit breakers and/or fuses in older panels. Circuit breakers are safety devices that stop the electrical current if it exceeds the safe level for some portion of the home electrical system. Service panel inspections check for...
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