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Thinking About Installing a Generator?

A power outage that lasts for a few hours is really nothing more than inconvenient, requiring a few candles to be lit or flashlights to find your way in the dark. But when a major storm knocks out your power for several days, life can get really difficult. Cooking can become quite the chore, food begins [...]

Red Flags – How to Avoid Bad Service

After 15 years in the electrical service business, there is one question that I hear more often than any other; how much is it? I have probably heard that question a million times. Yet, I can count on my hand the number of times people asked to see a copy of my license or insurance.  [...]

By |February 25th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

How to Save Money on Your Next Big Home Improvement Project

Regardless of finances, it’s always my goal to do my job better with less work. This is, of course, the basis of saving money. While potential cost savings are everywhere, the biggest place to save are in labor and labor related cost. This is especially true when it comes to skilled labor like plumbers, electricians, [...]

By |January 20th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

How Safe is Your Home Right Now?

If you have ever read a sad news story about a family losing everything including their loved ones in a fire, you know that feeling of sadness followed immediately by the thought “what about my house…is my house safe?”  Here are some news year goals to make your home safer right now. Check your smoke [...]

By |January 2nd, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Tis the season to blow your fuses!

The Holidays are here and out pop the lights and decorations. There are strings of colored lights, movable reindeer, an inflatable Santa, and lots of extension cords.  Add in a little rain and our phone at TE Certified Electricians is ringing off the hook.  Here are some helpful hints to keep your lights burning during [...]

Get your Home’s Flood Lighting Ready for Fall.

The colder months mean longer nights and more time outside in the dark. If you are like me, you might find yourself leaving for work in the dark and coming home in the dark. This will be especially true after daylight savings ends on November 3rd. Now is the time to check your flood lights [...]

LED Light Bulbs for Flood Lighting = Life Saver!

LED bulbs are making a huge impact on the modern home. They are efficient, ecofriendly, last for decades, and pay for themselves with energy savings.  BUT, few people could have predicted the best feature of all…you don’t have to change the bulbs! This is fantastic because flood lighting is often installed 20-30 feet off the ground. [...]

Tips for Improving Your Electrical System

Here are some simple electrical tips that you can to improve your electrical system and minimize the risk of an electrical fire. Be careful not to overload any one circuit. Be aware of how much power your appliances and electronics need and carefully spread the demand around to avoid overloading. Unplug any unused electronics when not in [...]

Tips for Cooling Your Home

10 Ways to cool your home without using Air Conditioning Who couldn’t use a lower energy bill? We will focus on keeping hot air out and cool air in. Several of the ideas below that also provide the opposite effect in the winter of keeping the cold out and the heat in. 1.    Ceiling Fans: [...]

Surge Protection – Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Surge Protector and what does it do? The surge protectors that we supply are installed in the main panel box, the heart of your home’s electrical system. They are designed to stop lightning or power surges at the panel, before they enter the rest of your home, unlike the point of use [...]

Smoke Detectors Save Lives

Reduce Fire Risk in Your Home with Smoke Detectors What happens when there is a fire in your home? Statistically you will be at home when fire breaks out and most likely asleep. The fire will start with a common household activity (cooking, heating, lighting, etc.). A single flame, such as a candle, can turn [...]

Ceiling Fans

Hitting the Ceiling There was a great sale at the local home improvement store and you just couldn’t resist! You’ve owned a beautiful new ceiling fan all summer long . . . only it’s been in a box on the garage floor and not hung where you and your family can enjoy it. You [...]

All About Outlets

Do you have enough power outlets? Unless you have a newer home, you’re probably saying “Of course not!” (One or two outlets per room is rarely sufficient for today’s high tech homeowner.) Q. What is the number one cause of household electrical fires? A. Improper use of extension cords. Amended building codes call for more [...]

Mood Lighting – A Sexy way to be Green

Long used by homeowners to control lighting around the home, dimmers are making headway as a “green” device. Dimmers are no longer just for luxury and comfort. In today’s modern home, dimmers stand for economy and savings. The dual purpose of dimmers is a product of its operation. Dimmers work by rapidly turning off and [...]

Attic Ventilation Fans

Summer is here and it’s time to check your attic ventilation fan. Attic ventilation fans are electric fans that move stagnate hot air out of your attic circulating fresh cooler air through your attic. Replacing the air in your attic improves your air quality, lowers cooling bills, and prevents wood rot. Attics can reach temperatures [...]

Security Lighting

Security lighting is a great way to deter crime and increase the comfort, beauty and enjoyment of your home. Now, more than ever, homeowners report safety concerns as vandals, robbers, and worse are a constant threat. We have experienced a sharp increase in the number of requests for security lighting, particularly motion lighting. Generally, [...]

What is REAL Worker’s Compensation & Why Does My Electrician Need It?

Worker’s compensation is a special type of insurance that protects employees and employers in the case of an on the job accident. Working with live wires, under houses, in attics, and on ladders is dangerous and there is always the real possibility of injury. TE Certified Technicians attend weekly safety training and have invested in [...]

Tamper Resistant Outlets

The Problem Electrical outlets are dangerous in and of themselves but are especially dangerous to small children. According to www.childoutletsafety.org more than 2,500 children are hurt by electrical outlets every year at a rate of at least seven a day. Generally, these injuries are to children under the age of three and consist of serious [...]

Recessed Lighting

1. My Ceiling is Finished and There Is No Attic: Can You Still Install Recessed Lights? Absolutely! In fact, most of the recessed lights we install are in finished ceilings with no overhead access. We use remodel type lights, special tools, drills, and a camera to fish the wires. Pus, we use a special saw [...]

Why Does The Lone Man “Company” Charge Less?

Why Does The Lone Man “Company” Charge Less? 1. The Lone Man is under capitalized and cannot handle or afford mistakes or miscommunications. His liability insurance does not cover contract disputes or miscommunications. 2. Lack of capital means the Lone Man will take risks and cut corners to save money because he cannot afford a [...]

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