Panel Box Upgrades: What You Need To Know Before Buying An Older Home

They just don't make 'em like they used to—and that applies to panel boxes. Many older homes are known to have panel boxes that are now woefully inadequate for today's needs. Older homes used to come equipped with 60 or even 30 amp capability, whereas today's homes may have up to 200 amp service. Before you buy an older home, it's important to familiarize yourself with the issues surrounding older panel boxes, so you can make arrangements to upgrade if necessary, either before buying the house or directly after. Read More 

6 Shocking Reasons You Shouldn’t Do Electrical Work Yourself

Nobody really wants to call in a professional to take care of things in their home. Having strangers in your home (that you have to pay) can be tough. Still, there are certainly times when hiring a professional electrician is an absolute necessity rather than a preference. Here are a few reasons why you should leave the electrical work to the professionals. 1 - Licensed contractors know the codes. Electrical work has requirements, and you may not know the local codes. Read More 

3 Reasons To Install A Radiant Heating System

Choosing to install a new heating system is a great idea, but it can be a bit difficult to choose the right heating system for your home due to the many available options. One of the best heating options available is a radiant heating system, which is energy efficient, easy to maintain, and can improve indoor air quality. 1. Energy Efficient One of the biggest reasons to utilize a radiant heating system is that it is a very energy efficient system. Read More 

Turtle Hatchlings And Your Lights: What You Need To Know

When you buy a beachfront home, you need to consider the light emission from your house – especially if you live in a sea turtle nesting area. Newborn turtles rely on light reflection from the moon on the surface of the ocean to find the water. If your home is emitting too much light onto the beach, it can confuse the hatchlings and keep them from reaching the surf. Since artificial light can interfere with a turtle hatchling's instinct to find water, you should talk with an electrician about your lighting right away. Read More 

It’s Time For The Science Fair: Get Started With These Instructions For A Small Electric Motor

It's time for the science fair. If you want to participate but you're not sure what to make, you might want to think about an electric motor. With just a few supplies, you can make a miniature motor that is fully operational. In fact, it's so easy to make, that you should be able to make it by yourself. You might need your parents to cut the copper wire for you. Read More