Home Rewiring: Costs and Components

Home Rewiring: Costs and Components

Home rewiring projects are actually much more common and feasible than you think. The cost of an entire home rewiring will vary depending on two main factors: the age of your home, and it’s size.The price range for a complete rewiring is quite large, $4,000-25,000. However, this post breaks down what you’re really paying for.…

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What is the Cost to Install a Ceiling Fan?

The cost to install a ceiling fan will vary dramatically from project to project. The cost to install a ceiling fan is around $575, but can cost as much as $3,000. You will pay substantially less for a small scale single fan installation than can be done by a handy man. However, complicated large scale…

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Energy Saving Devices: Worth the Cost?

Energy Saving Devices: Worth the Cost?

Energy saving devices have the potential to improve the quality of our environment and cut costs on monthly electric bills. Due to a push in recent years towards great energy efficiency, there are now a wide rage of energy saving devices on the market. All of these devices make big promises in regards to energy…

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LED Light Flicker: Causes and Solutions

LED Light Flicker: Causes and Solutions

Although LED bulbs are more energy efficient, they still come with their fair share of issues. One common issue is the LED light flicker. While flickering may not sound like a big deal, over time it can become both an annoyance and a safety hazard. These flickers can pose a safety risk for individuals with…

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Tips for Outdoor Living and Lighting

Pacifica Landscaping

Summer brings barbecues and outdoor lounging. What can you do to create an entertainment-worthy setting for you and your guests? We’ve asked an expert – David Baxter, Owner and Designer at Pacifica Landscapes. Baxter has been designing and constructing unique environmentally sound landscapes in the USA, New Zealand and Australia for over two decades. He…

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10 Tools Every Apprentice Electrician Needs in Their Tool Belt

10 tools every apprentice electrician needs in their tool belt 2

Apprentice electricians may have tools provided for them, or they may be responsible for purchasing their own tools, depending on the program in which they’re enrolled. However, every electrician-in-training eventually wants his or her own electrician’s kit stocked with high-quality tools. Below, you’ll find a list of 10 common tools used to perform most general…

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Retrofit LED Recessed Lights

Retrofit LED Recessed Lights

So, what does it mean to retrofit LED recessed lights? Well, let’s break it down. To retrofit something simply means to add a part or component that wasn’t originally there. While you may have never heard of retrofitting lights, it is a fairly common practice. Retrofitting any type of lighting system is the simplest way…

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Recessed Light Bulbs: What’s Your Best Option

Recessed Light Bulbs: What's Your Best Option

When it comes to buying and installing recessed light bulbs, there are several options you can choose from. In fact, the most difficult part is finding the right light bulb for your lighting needs. After that, deciding on things like trims, recessed lighting kits, and finishes are all fairly simple. So, what are your options…

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My Circuit Breaker Keeps Tripping: What Now?

My Circuit Breaker Keeps Tripping: What Now?

When a circuit breaker keeps tripping, it might seem like a small problem. You may simply reset your circuit breaker, and move on. However, this routine circuit breaker tripping may be a sign of a larger and more serious electrical problem. In fact, the main purpose of a circuit breaker is protect you and prevent…

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Top Common Electrical Hazards You Can Guard Against

When it comes to electricity we know that an ounce of prevention saves lives. That is why we are called on regularly to ensure the electrical safety of commercial buildings, whether it is remodel, tenant improvement, or being built from the ground up. Most of us take electricity for granted, because when we need light…

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