Electricity is one of the basic utilities of your home. Many homeowners take their electricity for granted; however, problems can arise from time to time. Since you depend on your electricity to power your kitchen, your computer, your internet, and your TV, you probably want Chico electricians to fix any issues that arise as quickly as possible. With this in mind, there are a few common electrical problems that an electrician in Chico can fix. Keeping an eye open for these issues ahead of time can help you spot them faster, ensuring they are repaired efficiently.Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]
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Looking to upgrade your home in some simple ways this year? Switching out how you light different rooms will dramatically change how a room looks and feels.
While furniture and paint color help give a room a certain feel it’s the lights that really set the mood, whether you are going for light and airy or warm and cozy.
Unsure what types of lighting would look good in your kitchen, dinning room, living room, or bedroom?Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]
When a circuit breaker trips, it shuts off power to certain parts of a home. This is a frustrating process to go through repeatedly – it can reset clocks and appliances, and leaves you in the dark until you flip the breaker back on.
Even though it may be getting on your last nerve, there are two things to remember when this is happening:
- Circuit breakers trip and are designed this way for your safety, to help avoid electrical fires and shock hazards.
- When a circuit breaker trips, it likely means there is something going on that needs to be addressed for your safety.
Some would say a room isn’t complete without a ceiling fan. Whether it’s cooling off in the summer, recirculating air any time of year, or simply wanting to feel a breeze while you sleep – installing a ceiling fan can be a good choice. It can even help save on energy costs!
If you’ve decided to add or replace a ceiling fan in your home you are probably wondering if you really need to hire the job out or if you can do it yourself. But first things first: at Experts In Your Home we always say that you should consider safety as the top priority. So, if you do tackle a job like this make sure you have the necessary skills and take the right precautions, especially when working with electricity.Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]
They may not wear a black cape and startle you with sharp fangs, but these vampires also strike at night and instead of draining blood, they will slowly but surely drain money from your wallet. It's not that keeping electrical appliances plugged in isn't practicing electrical safety, but that you could be saving energy by unplugging these energy vampires – those appliances that you leave plugged in overnight and beyond, even when you don't need them or after they've become fully charged.Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]
Power outages happen from time to time, and as we’ve seen recently in Northern California they seem to be happening a lot more during fire season to reduce the risk of wildfires. Whatever the cause, and whatever the time of year, it’s good to know what to do when the power goes out.Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]
Decorating a home can bring out the interior designer in anyone, but don’t let thoughts of choosing furniture fabrics distract you from the importance of actually lighting your home. Choosing which type of lighting fixture is just as important as deciding what color to paint your walls. There are also just as many options for you to choose from.Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]
By now, we've all heard the joke: “How many (fill in with your favorite demographic group) does it take to change a light bulb?”
As you know, the answer is invariably “one,” but as you also may know, there's sometimes more to safely changing a light bulb than meets the eye. And it's no laughing matter when you receive an electrical shock or the bulb has become broken in the base and you have to remove it before changing it.Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]
It’s been a busy year at Experts In Your Home, and it’s hard to believe that 2019 is just around the corner. We offer tips regularly to help you as a homeowner, knowing that these tips may come in handy when you read them or in the future.
We’ve compiled a list of some of our most widely read blog posts throughout the past year, and we hope this helps you keep your home well maintained no matter the season. When it comes to home maintenance, Experts In Your Home knows we’re all better off when we pay attention and keep a close eye on things.
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Here are some of our most widely read blog posts over the last year…
There's no more important thing to think about for your home than the safety of you and your loved ones. When it comes to electrical safety, you shouldn't mess around. Electrical safety hazards can be potentially life threatening, but the good news is that with proper precautions you can reduce any risk of electrical shock and keep you and your family safe.
At Experts In Your Home, our Chico electricians are only a phone call away if you have questions or would like to have us inspect your home for electrical dangers. In the meantime, here are some tips for electrical safety in your home:Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]