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Should You Hire a Chico Electrician to Install Outdoor Security Lighting?

[fa icon="calendar'] December 29, 2020 / by Home Services Expert

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Whether you live on a large property in the country or a smaller lot in town, security for your home is important. Theft is an increasing concern to many, so it makes sense to take efforts to keep your property safe. One of the things you can do to increase security and peace of mind is to have outdoor security lighting installed on your property.

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5 Things a Chico Electrician Can Do for Your Home

[fa icon="calendar'] October 21, 2020 / by Home Services Expert

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When it comes to your home, replacing or changing out electrical items may be something you have placed on the back burner. Most of us aren’t qualified or licensed to be working with high voltage wiring around the house. Most electrical jobs are going to be things you want done safely by a professional Chico electrician.

Whatever you need done and may be putting off, there are reasons to take a look at your options right now. One is safety – if you have any electrical issues in your home that are “acting up” (such as hot switch plates, smoke smells or circuits breaking) then you should call an electrician to keep yourself safe. The other reason is that you may want to upgrade the look and feel of your home, and replacing certain electrical fixtures in your home can be one of the best ways to do that.

Read on for the things a Chico electrician can help you with:

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Common Electrical Problems a Chico Electrician Can Fix

[fa icon="calendar'] June 04, 2020 / by Home Services Expert

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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.

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Popular Interior Lighting Trends of 2020

[fa icon="calendar'] January 31, 2020 / by Home Services Expert

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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? 

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Why Does My Breaker Keep Tripping?

[fa icon="calendar'] December 11, 2019 / by Home Services Expert

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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.
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Can I Install a Ceiling Fan Myself?

[fa icon="calendar'] November 15, 2019 / by Home Services Expert

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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.

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Electrical Safety Tips: Beware of Energy Vampires in Your Home

[fa icon="calendar'] October 31, 2019 / by Home Services Expert

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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.

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Tips for When the Power Goes Out - and What to Do When It Comes Back On

[fa icon="calendar'] October 18, 2019 / by Home Services Expert

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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.

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Pros and Cons: Recessed Lights vs. Ceiling Lights

[fa icon="calendar'] September 13, 2019 / by Home Services Expert

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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.

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DIY Electrical Repair: How to Safely Change a Light Bulb

[fa icon="calendar'] June 20, 2019 / by Home Services Expert

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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.

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