New home—or just want it to feel that way?

Interior Lighting

  New home—or just want it to feel that way? Try new lighting!  There are plenty of things homeowners can do to create new looks and make a space feel new—rearranging the furniture is a classic strategy, for example. But something as simple as changing up your lighting can have a big impact, too.    While some lighting changes require the help…

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DIY project: installing a dimmer switch

  DIY project: installing a dimmer switch    While we’re happy to install new light switches and dimmers, we typically aren’t asked to do those things unless they’re part of another project. That’s because it’s actually pretty easy to do yourself if you’re so inclined. (Yes, we’ll admit that you don’t need a professional for everything electrical!)    So we’re going…

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Light up your nights!

Backyard lights

    Light up your nights  Summer evenings are made for the back yard—with the right lighting out there, you can make the fun last a little longer.    But spring is a great time to start thinking about outdoor lights, not only to make sure you’re ready for the summer months, but to take…

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Working from home? Make sure you work safely.

Working from Home

  Working from home? Make sure you work safely. A lot of people are working from home now—and this is a trend that is likely to continue for the foreseeable future, even after concerns about COVID-19 eventually fade.   However, it’s not always as simple a switch as you might think. From ergonomics to electrical…

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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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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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Recessed Lighting Tips

 Are you building a new home, renovating your home, creating or updating a commercial space? Recessed lighting is a great option to consider. When placed properly you can open up space, making rooms look bigger while still getting the light you need. Their contemporary look combine function, cost-savings, and ambiance – accenting artwork and…

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Stay Safe and Connected During Power and Mechanical Failures

The Puget Sound region has been experiencing lots of winter storms this year, resulting in down power lines and mechanical failures. To ensure your loved ones and your employees are not left in the dark and are safe there are several things you can do: Plan ahead by creating a safety plan for everyone who…

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Tips for Making Your Refrigerator Run Efficiently

No matter how old or new your appliances are there are ways to ensure they are running efficiently. And efficiency = cost savings. Clean under and behind. Pull your refrigerator away from the wall as dust and dirt collect behind your refrigerator, especially if you have pets. Condenser coils in the back collect this debri…

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3 Furnace Tips – Time to Tune It Up!

It is that time of year to get your furnace ready for the Northwest’s fall and winter months. While our fall has been mild, winter is almost here and it will be time to fire up your furnace (if you haven’t already). Regardless of the type of furnace you have – electric furnace, gas furnace,…

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