Douglas Cooling & Heating Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Electrical’

What’s the Deal with GFCI and AFCI Outlets?

Monday, June 8th, 2020

GFCI-Electrical-OutletWhen you think about the electrical system in your home it is likely that your mind goes to the wires in your walls or even the breaker box or electrical panel for the home. What you might not immediately think of is your outlets. Not many people do, to be honest!

Believe it or not, there is more than one type of outlet and it really does matter which one goes where in your house. Why? Because the difference can lead to electrical safety issues.

If you don’t already know about the different types of outlets that can be installed in your home, and what their roles are, allow us to give you some information. Your outlets can be important in keeping your appliances, and you, safe.

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Why You Should Consider Installing a Whole House Generator

Monday, April 17th, 2017

generator-installationWe’re right smack in the middle of tornado season, which means that you might be experiencing some power outages over the next couple of months. That’s probably pretty far down your list of concerns in the middle of a tornado, but keeping the lights on in the event of a power outage is still an important thing to consider. If you have to cope with power outages in your home multiple times a year, a whole house generator might be the perfect solution for you.

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Common Electrical Issues, and Their Warning Signs

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Of all the many problems that can afflict various parts of your home, electrical problems are perhaps the most dangerous. A plumbing problem can inflict a lot of water damage, but an electrical problem can cause electrocutions and house fires. It’s vital that you have an electrician check the wiring in your home at least once every few years. Otherwise, you’re substantially increasing the likelihood that a problem will occur.

Even with regular maintenance appointments, though, there’s still a chance that an electrical problem can occur in your home. You should be familiar with some of the telltale signs of an electrical problem, so that you can contact an electrician as soon as possible.

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Electrical Blanket Safety Tips You Should Know

Monday, March 6th, 2017

A lot of homeowners have an electrical blanket or two, just for those really cold nights where a bit more heat is needed. As comfy as they are, though, one can’t help making use of one without noticing the massive warnings printed all over part of it. Reading through them, it can sometimes seem like you’re taking your very life in your hands when you use one. Fortunately, electric blankets are perfectly safe if you know how to use one properly.

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Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

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