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How To Add A USB Outlet In Your Kitchen

Creating new dishes from online videos can cause your smartphone or tablet to lose power quickly. If you are using your wall outlet for blenders, mixers and other kitchen appliances, it's hard to find a place to plug in your charger. The solution is simple: just replace your current outlet with a USB supplied model.  Installing a USB outlet is as easy as replacing a standard outlet. All you need is a few tools and a willingness to work with electrical components. Read More 

Two Reasons to Unplug Appliances When Not In Use

If you have small appliances, you've seen the warning in the manuals to unplug them when they're not in use. For those appliances that have LED displays or internal clocks, that makes sense; you want to stop the drain of energy when you don't need the appliance. But for others, like nondigital toasters, the advice seems to be unnecessary. However, it's very necessary for your safety and the integrity of your home's wiring. Read More 

Top 4 Questions To Ask An Electrician Before You Hire Him or Her

When a homeowner has a sudden and unexpected electrical problem, they sometimes panic and call the first electrician they see. Without concern if this person has the knowledge and equipment to handle the problem, these homeowners usually end up disappointed in the electrician's performance. But, if you ask the following questions of any electrician before you hire him or her, you will have a much better chance of being happy with the electrician's work. Read More 

Four Tips To Help You With The Installation Of An EV Charger For Your Electric Car

If you are tired of paying high gas prices, an electric car can be a great investment. Before you buy your car though, you will have to have an EV (Electric Vehicle) charger installed in your home. This is where you will plug your car in to recharge when you have it parked in your garage or carport. Here are some tips for the installation of an EV charger for your home: Read More 

How To Add An Outside Outlet For Your Holiday Lights

If you're tired of running extension cords from inside your home to power your holiday light displays, it's relatively simple to run an outdoor outlet from an existing indoor outlet.  What you will need: A GFCI outlet This is a type of outlet that is designed for potentially wet locations. It will shut off automatically if the danger of improper grounding from damp or wet conditions is present.  Two outdoor gang boxes  Read More