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Selecting a Ceiling Fan and Ceiling Fan Installation Considerations

Selecting a Ceiling Fan and Ceiling Fan Installation Considerations

If you've visited your local home supply store lately, you've probably seen the vast amount of ceiling fans available in a variety of configurations and designs, from a variety of manufacturers. The choices can be overwhelming. This article aims to serve as your guide when selecting a ceiling fan, to ensure you get the best quality, best price, and most well-suited ceiling fan before you begin your ceiling fan installation project. The energy savings and climate control bene...

Tips for Saving Money on Your Electricity Bill (Part 2)

Tips for Saving Money on Your Electricity Bill (Part 2)

In Florida, in particular, the summer ushers in a period of dread for many residents, as it's the time when electricity bills skyrocket, often doubling, tripling, or worse. In doesn't have to be this way. There are many simple measures that can be taken to ensure you're electricity bill doesn't rise to unmanageable levels. Often, simple measures such as these do not cost any money to implement; they are only minor changes in habit. This article is the second in a two...

Tips for Saving Money on Your Electricity Bill (Part 1)

Tips for Saving Money on Your Electricity Bill (Part 1)

In Florida, in particular, the summer ushers in a period of dread for many residents, as it's the time when electricity bills skyrocket, often doubling, tripling, or worse. In doesn't have to be this way. As a leading electrical contractor in Orlando, we see this happening a lot. There are many simple measures that can be taken to ensure you're electricity bill doesn't rise to unmanageable levels. Often, simple measures such as these do not cost any money to implement; they ar...

Federal Pacific Stab-lok Electrical Panels – Why you should care, how to tell if you have one, and what to do about it

Federal Pacific Stab-lok Electrical Panels – Why you should care, how to tell if you have one,

The main electrical service panel in your home is a highly essential component of your home’s electrical system. It is responsible for the distribution of power throughout the home. Power comes into the home through a utility company service drop and enters the electrical service panel, where it is split into the separate circuits running through your home and providing power to your outlets. Each circuit in an electrical service panel must be protected by a circuit breaker. C...

Preparation and Safety Tips for Power Outages

Preparation and Safety Tips for Power Outages

We're in the peak of the 2011 hurricane season, by all accounts, a very active one. While those of us in Florida may have dodged a rather large bullet with Hurricane Irene, there's no guarantee we'll be as fortunate the next time a storm heads our way. This article will attempt to offer some...

Indoor and Outdoor LED Lighting for the Home or Office

Indoor and Outdoor LED Lighting for the Home or Office

The LED technology behind LED lamps has been around for a long time, but its practical application, as a replacement to traditional incandescent or CFL lighting in lamps, is a relatively new concept....

Home Electrical Fires and How to Prevent Them

Home Electrical Fires and How to Prevent Them

Facts and Statistics The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that electrical receptacles are involved in 5,300 fires every year, causing forty deaths and more than 100 consumer injuries. Sixty-five percent of home fire deaths result from fires in homes with no working smoke detectors. Many electrocutions and home fires can be prevented simply by understanding basic electrical safety principles and adhering to safe practices. The best way to p...

How to Choose the Right Electrician in Orlando

How to Choose the Right Electrician in Orlando

Note: Throughout this article we'll use the terms electrician and electrical contractor interchangably. There are differences between the two, but we always recommend you hire a state certified electrical contractor company. Electrical contractors have passed state exams and operate under a strict set of rules protecting residential, industrial, and commercial cust...

Why Hire an Electrician?

Why Hire an Electrician?

Even if you are an experienced do-it-yourself homeowner, there are times when it is best to hire an electrician. Sure, you might know how to add a light switch to a room, and you may feel comfortable swapping out a damaged electrical outlet. But there are electrical tasks around the house that can be difficult, or even downright dangerous, when attempted by anyone other than a licensed electrician. In fact, in some cases there may be electrical jobs around house that are required to be done t...


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