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How to Deal with Mischief Night the 21st Century Way

We have ways for you to get the target off your back and sleep peacefully the night before your horror movie marathon, costume party, bar crawl, spreadsheet bonanza, whatever it is adults find fun on Halloween. Hold on to your hats, because we’re getting ready to ruin every teenager’s night! And really, what’s more fun than that?

  • Posted: October 23, 2017
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Scary Electrical Stories to Tell in the Dark

Do you ever wonder what keeps electricians up at night? The thoughts and fears that haunt their minds long after everyone else has fallen asleep? Yes, even tough guys who deal with live wires like it’s no big deal have things to be afraid of. We asked our techs and these are the five things that give them the heebie-jeebies. Spoiler alert: it’s not ghosts or ghouls!

  • Posted: October 16, 2017
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Spooky Lighting for Halloween

Lighting plays a huge part in setting the mood for any event or holiday, but it’s especially important on Halloween when we celebrate all the things that go bump in the night. How can you replicate scary movie light schemes at home without a Hollywood budget? Allow us to demonstrate…

Energy Vampires

Let’s discuss the real-life monster you should be worrying about: energy vampires. All throughout your home things are plugged into your outlets and power strips, using up power ferociously and racking up your energy bill despite the fact that you’re not even using them. Want to know how to de-vamp your home? Read on, my Helsings…

  • Posted: October 2, 2017
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The Dos and Don’ts of Generator Ownership

The number one thing most people learn when they’re sitting smack-dab in the middle of a hurricane? Generators are a pretty good idea. An even better idea is learning how to care for and use your generator so you keep everyone safe while you keep them entertained via powered-by-backup devices. Luckily for you, we put together a handy little dos and don’ts guide for this very occasion!

  • Posted: September 25, 2017
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How to Understand and Organize Your Electrical Panel

A question: is your electrical panel a mysterious and vaguely threatening entity that you ignore until absolutely necessary? That’s what we thought. How did we know? Because we’ve been noticing a trend among homeowners lately – partial lack of knowledge about their home electrical systems. Whether this trend is due to intimidation, lack of time, or plain disinterest, we’re not okay with it and we’re here to put a stop …

  • Posted: September 18, 2017
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How to Deal with Your Home After a Hurricane

After major storms and hurricanes, a huge concern is damage caused by intense winds and heavy rainfall. When it comes to assessing damage to electrical appliances, gadgets, fallen power lines, etc., your best bet is to stay away, especially if you need to step into floodwater to get to the object in question.

  • Posted: September 13, 2017
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Is It Time to Ditch Your Damaged Chargers?

Chargers definitely have a finite lifespan, so the questions we should be asking here are “When do I know when to toss my charger and get a new one? When is it actually dangerous to keep charging my stuff with it?” Friends, allow us to shed some light on the mystery.

Do You Know Your Flood Zone?

Summer may almost be over, but Florida is still in the thick of storm and hurricane season, which ends on November 30th this year. As we all keep prepared for any wayward tropical depressions and those sudden downpours we all love so much, it’s important to know your flood zone!

Make the Switch!

They’re something you never really think about, but you use them every day. Have you taken a look at your light switches lately? Chances are you, like most other people, probably haven’t. Considering the sheer number of lighting options that have cropped up in the past few years, this is a missed opportunity to modernize your living space for relatively cheap! Check out the options below to figure out which …