The heat is back across most of the country and now is a great time to get out there and purchase an air conditioner just right for your home's rooms or for the entire home. But how does one know what size is right for the space it will be required to cool? Let's take a look at how to determine just that!
Central air conditioners need a good spring cleaning so that they are ready to cool your home effectively and efficiently.
Carbon monoxide is known as the silent killer, but where does it come from? Carbon monoxide poisoning can be fatal as it suffocates a person without warning, being tasteless, odorless and oxygen-depleting. Find out the specifics on carbon monoxide and how to keep from becoming a victim in this informative article.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be fatal as it suffocates a person without warning, being tasteless, odorless and oxygen-depleting. Find out the specifics on carbon monoxide and how to keep from becoming a victim in this informative article.
Carbon monoxide is a real threat to life as we know it. It can disable and even kill you in the comfort of your home. It is known as the silent killer and here is how it does just that!
Carbon monoxide poisoning is a real threat to each of us every day. It is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that sneaks up on you and can cause death or disabling conditions. Here's a look at how different levels of exposure affect your body.
As we roll into the fall and winter months, heating our home comes to be our #1 concern. Many of you have gone green by adding a wood burning boiler or a geothermal heating system. Then there's the conventional heating methods like gas furnaces or electric heaters. The most common are baseboard and portable heaters. Some are 120-volt models, while baseboard heaters come in both 120- and 240-volt varieties. Let's consider your seasonal heating needs and options.
Learn what color wire goes where on switch and outlets terminals and why.
Learn the mathematical breakdown of how energy-ratings are established on appliances via the bright yellow stickes attached to them.
Since the 1800's, the great debate has been on about which way a ceiling fan should turn to either cool in the summer or warm in the winter. I've heard many people argue until they are blue in the face over who is right and who is wrong. Before we have anymore Hatfields and McCoys battles, let me set the records straight.
If you've ever started up an electric heater, toaster, or electric range for the first time or the first time of the year, you may notice smoke rolling out of them. Could this mean trouble? Is there something wrong with the appliance?
Here's a look at safety and code requirements for hydromassage tubs.
My readers often ask what the proper sized wire is for installations in a home. Here's a look at the common sizes.
A common problem with standard boxes is that they commonly use knockout holes of the same size. But what if you need a larger sized hole to accommodate cabling?
An easy and accurate way of cutting just the right sized hole for can light installation is by using a large hole saw. Learn why it's beneficial in this article.
If you've ever wondered why one connection method to a receptacle, often called an outlet, is better than another, this is the article for you.
When shopping for outlets, often called receptacles, is there really a difference between the cheaper models and the more expensive ones? Here's a few things you need to consider before making the purchase.
Power strips and surge protectors can allow you to plug multiple devices into one combination plug-in assembly. It has a switch that can turn on and off the entire connected load, thus saving you money when the devices are not in use. Find out how!
Here's a look at safety when working with electricity.
Here's a list of electrical contractors listed state by state.
A rotary cutout tool is often used to cut holes in walls for junction boxes and other obstructions.
I'm often asked why switches make sizzling, popping, or crackling sounds when they are turned on and off. The answer is they are probably defective and/or worn out.
If you need to know how to wire a dryer outlet, or convert the wiring from a three-wire system to a four wire system, or just the opposite, here's a great source for information.
Find out how to have the sun heat your water for free!
Fuses and circuit breakers are used to protect electrical circuits. But when fuses blow or circuit breakers trip, do you know why? Do you know what to do to get the circuit working again? One you can reset while the other needs replacing. Find out why and how to make the circuit work again.