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When Was the Last Time You Had Your CO Detector Checked?

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An invisible, odorless by-product of incomplete combustion, carbon monoxide (CO) is a deadly gas. CO poisoning can cause headaches, dizziness, vomiting, and even death. The unfortunate part is that the appliances in our homes can produce CO without us knowing. The good news is that there is a way to detect this dangerous gas before
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Difference Between Licensed Electricians and a “Handyman”

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You’re ready to hire a professional for your upcoming electrical project, but you’re stuck on whether to use a handyman or a licensed electrician. You’re not the first to have this quandary, and you won’t be the last! Before you make a call, here is what you should know.    The Legalities It’s vital to
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Planning Outlet Placement in a New Home

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Homeowners who choose to build or heavily renovate get the unique privilege of customizing even the most minute of details. One of the most rewarding and practical of these is outlet placement. Right up there with inadequate closet space, not having enough outlets where you need them is a common homeowner complaint. Taking some time
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Renovating or Building a Home? Consider Your Lighting Design

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There is something special about being able to tailor a space to fit your exact needs. Renovations and builds are the perfect opportunity to create a space instead of just making small adjustments to a ready-made one. While you’re picking out the flooring and browsing through countertops, don’t forget to consider the lighting.    More
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What Is the Difference Between Low Voltage and Line Voltage?

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When it comes to choosing the best lighting for any home or commercial building, you may want to consider whether the building is low voltage or line voltage. While there is some debate between the two voltages, it’s useful to know your low voltage from your line voltage. In this week’s article, we are going
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Types of LED Fixtures

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LED lighting has quickly become one of the most popular commercial and residential lighting solutions. It’s no wonder when LED bulbs boast an exceptional operational life of around 50,000 hours, an 80-90% efficiency, and a relatively low environmental footprint. For business owners, this means keeping costs low over a long period of time. In addition,
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Different Types of Dimmers

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Dimmer switches are a great way to reduce your energy output, add ambience, and save on maintenance costs. While all dimmers have these benefits, not all of these devices are built the same. In fact, there are several different types of dimmers designed to work with specific loads and lighting sources.    Incandescent/Halogen These types
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Setting Up an Entertainment Centre? What You Need to Know

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For a lot of us, having a decked out entertainment center is the dream. Imagine kicking up your heels, putting on the game or movie, and just disappearing into the screen and surround sound audio for a few hours at a time. If that sounds like your own personal heaven, this article is for you!
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Start the New Year with Our Home Protection Plan

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If you own your own home, you want to keep it safe and sound for many years to come. This year is special because it doesn’t just represent another 365 days around the sun, it’s a brand new decade altogether. Our Home Protection plan is one way to start 2020 off on the right foot.
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Electrical Inspections When Selling or Buying a Home

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The state of an electrical system simply can’t be determined by how it looks on the outside. Just because you haven’t noticed flickering lights doesn’t mean that your panel is in tip top shape. An electrical inspection, as part of a home inspection, is the only way to know what’s truly going on with your
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