Compared to the various decisions that need to be made when building a new home, electrical outlet locations may be treated as a small (and possibly forgettable) detail. However, the detail won’t seem so small once you’re in your new home and realize the placement of your electrical outlets doesn’t work well with your furniture plan, or worse, there aren’t enough to meet your needs.
Surge Protection. While it isn’t the most thrilling topic when it comes to home improvement, surge protection is incredibly important and is something every homeowner should know about. If not, the lack of information can prove not just costly, but dangerous.
Renovating and remodeling are no small undertakings. After all, you want your dream home to be perfect for you. Determining a layout design, choosing colors, and picking materials are tough enough without the added pressure of electrical plans.
What’s an Electrical Panel and Why Does it Matter, Anyway?
“What even is an electrical panel?” you ask? Think of the electrical system of your home like the body’s circulatory system. The electrical panel is like the heart, “pumping” electricity throughout your home.
Summer is coming! In Southwest Florida, that means scorching heat, afternoon thunderstorms, and the inevitable blackout. What’s a Florida homeowner to do? Well, first of all, don’t panic.
As a southwest Florida homeowner, if you don’t already have a backup generator, you’re most likely in the market for one. Most people can’t afford to go hours--sometimes days--without power every time a storm hits. If you aren’t sold on a particular brand, let us tell you why we think Generac is the best choice for your home.
An electrician’s work is very important; if it’s not done well, it could result in very serious issues that could endanger you and your family. How can you be sure that you’ve chosen the right electrician for the job? Here are some important factors to consider when the time comes to hire someone to do electrical work for your home in Southwest Florida.
The power’s out. Again. You and your family are sitting in darkness, unable to charge your electronics, run your air conditioner (a must in southwest Florida in the summer!), use your stove, and, oh yes— your refrigerator full of food is about to spoil. You’ve had enough! It’s time to invest in a backup generator!
You’ve decided it’s time to purchase a generator; as a resident of Southwest Florida, land of the hurricanes, it’s a smart thing to have on hand. You’ll be delighted when you’re charging your phone, cooking dinner, and doing a load of laundry while the rest of your block is in the dark after the next storm makes landfall.
As a resident of Southwest Florida, you understand that hurricanes are a fact of life. And you know that hurricanes will possibly result in power outages that can last for hours, if not days—or even weeks! You know that you need to stock up on water, food, and batteries when the hurricane is coming, but what about a generator? Let’s look at the ways that owning a generator impacted one homeowner’s hurricane experience.