Don’t Blow a Fuse Over a Tripped Breaker!

February 7, 2012 at 8:16 pm | Category: Panel Upgrades

If you have ever had a problem in your Allentown home with a tripped breaker or a blown fuse that just left you confused on what to do next, don’t fret. The answer may be as simple as an overloaded circuit or a bad cord. Although you may feel resetting a breaker or replacing a […]

Electrical Inspection Room-by-Room Cheat Sheet

February 2, 2012 at 7:29 pm | Category: Electrical Inspections

Electrical Inspection Room-by-Room Cheat Sheet General Guidelines Electrical codes are in place to protect you, the Lehigh Valley homeowner. These general guidelines apply to new installations and will give you the basics of what electrical inspectors are looking for. Be sure to check with your local electrical inspector because Lehigh Valley codes may vary from […]

Fight the Power (Save Some $$)

January 31, 2012 at 8:02 pm | Category: Electrical

If you’re trying to decide whether to invest in a more energy-efficient appliance or you’d like to determine your electricity loads, you may want to estimate appliance energy consumption. Formula for Estimating Energy Consumption You can use this formula to estimate an appliance’s energy use: (Wattage × Hours Used Per Day) ÷ 1000 = Daily […]

Electric Power Meter: A Good Read

January 26, 2012 at 8:16 pm | Category: Electrical

An electric power meter is a very accurate instrument that measures the amount of electricity you use. If you look through the glass enclosure, you will see a rotating metal disc. It rotates in proportion to the amount of electricity that’s being used at that time. The more electricity you are using at any given […]

Can’t Find Just the Right Lamp? Make Your Own!

January 24, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Category: Lighting

If you can’t find just the right lamp to suit you or add interest to your Allentown home, consider making one. You can use almost anything for the base-a stack of old books, old crockery, a bottle, an old bobbin, even a stack of baseballs. The only criterion is that you have to be able […]

Purge the Surge in Lehigh Valley

January 19, 2012 at 7:44 pm | Category: Surge Protectors

An electrical surge is the equivalent to all of a sudden having extra blood and it bursting through your body, damaging all of the sensitive veins and capillaries. You wouldn’t want your laptop or 40 inch plasma television to have to go through an ordeal like that would you? Unfortunately, without some kind of protection, […]

Wireless Lighting Control? This is Even Better Than the Clapper!

January 17, 2012 at 10:26 pm | Category: Lighting

Without the right control systems in place, your lighting fixtures might as well be bare bulbs. Use this guide to lighting control systems and you’ll be sure to get the scoop on all of your lighting control needs. Whether it’s for your bathroom, kitchen, den, bedroom, basement or living room, a lighting control system can […]

Arc Flash is Not a Super Hero

January 12, 2012 at 8:30 pm | Category: Electrical Inspections

Your Allentown electrician has your best interest at heart when it comes to electrical safety.  Learn here about a common cause of electrical accidents. And be sure to call your electrician should you need any assistance with electrical repairs or for a technician to perform a safety inspection. Arc flash is a short circuit through […]

First Aid For Electrical Shocks in Allentown

January 10, 2012 at 7:21 pm | Category: Electrical

Electrical shocks always need emergency medical attention — even if the person seems to be fine afterward. Call Allentown 911 if the person has been injured by an electrical shock The Allentown 911 emergency personnel may instruct you on the following: 1. Separate the Person From Current’s Source To turn off power: Unplug an appliance […]

Let’s Clear Up the Con-Fuse-Ion

January 6, 2012 at 5:58 pm | Category: Circuit Breakers

Every Lehigh Valley home has an electrical switchboard. It protects the electrical wiring system in your home. As part of your home maintenance checks or when you are doing your next renovations, have a look inside your switchboard. This is where the main power switch, along with a number of fuses or circuit breakers are […]

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