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30 Jul 18
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The rapid technological advancement, especially in the communication sector, has led to an increase in obsolete and unusable electronics. It is not uncommon to purchase an electric gadget today and find it unusable in five years or less. Homes and offices are now full of appliances that are no longer in use. To make matters worse, most people don't know how to handle devices that have become waste. Here are ways to recycle or dispose of these ...

21 Jul 18
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Many people wonder whether old wiring can cause fires in their homes. Despite how important electricity has become in running almost every machine in homes and workplaces, few people spare time to think about the associated infrastructure. You take your car for servicing to boost your everyday safety, and the same is expected of your premises’ electrical system. If you are living in an old house, there is a chance that your wiring is...

12 Jul 18
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There are plenty of tools out there used to manage electrical surges and lightning. The average homeowner or small business won’t be able to know what they need to handle electricity issues. At Colburn Electric, we strive to put this knowledge in the mainstream. We believe that lightning arresters are the ideal solution to the problems posed by lightning. Simply put, a lightning arrester is a device that is used to shield insulation and con...

03 Jul 18
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Smoke detectors have kept families safe for decades now. They have helped families and commercial enterprises prepare for the eventuality of fire, saving lives and property in the process. However, these installations can be the most annoying things around the house or business premises, what with their constant beeping. Most of the time, this beeping is the result of malfunction and has nothing to do with smoke. So, what’s with all the in...

28 Jun 18
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Today’s decor makes it easy for a fire to spread through a house. Smoke detectors are crucial in ensuring safety in your home. Smoke is associated with toxic gases such as carbon monoxide that can have lethal effects. Having enough smoke detectors in a house is crucial in controlling related eventualities. How smoke detectors work The two main types of smoke detectors are the optical and the ionization varieties. The optical or photoc...

21 Jun 18
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When it comes to controlling your heating and cooling system, a thermostat comes in handy. A smart thermostat, however, comes with extra features not available in the conventional thermostats. Whereas the old ones use mercury to control temperature, a smart thermostat is extensively automated to enhance the efficiency of a given heating and cooling system. It is also more accurate than the others are. How to install a smart thermostat Alth...

11 Jun 18
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Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a colorless and poisonous gas produced during combustion. Some major producers of this odorless and tasteless gas at homes include furnaces, generators, and gas heaters. Propane, coal, wood, and natural gas are among the main fuels that generate this gas when burnt. Many homes do not have carbon monoxide detectors yet regularly use devices that produce the gas. Having detectors is critical as they flag carbon monoxid...

02 Jun 18
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Despite Light Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs being so popular because of their enormous energy saving capabilities, the presence of lead and other arsenic substances pose a serious health risk when they break. However,their advanced technology is incomparable to that used in traditional incandescent bulbs, which is why they are more efficient in the production of light. Reasons for LED bulbs’ popularity LED bulbs are the most efficient of...

30 May 18
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Power consumption peaks tremendously during winter due to increased heating needs. The heavy snowing that covers solar panels negatively affects their effectiveness in generating electricity, further complicating the situation. Unknown to many people, solar panels work efficiently even during the cold seasons when the right measures are put to use. Here are factors that can maximize solar energy production during such times; Tilt the so...

22 May 18
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Most of the machinery and devices we use today rely on electricity to operate. We use the electric power for lighting, charging, and running machines in industries et cetera. Despite the vital role the electricity has taken in our lives, it is not always reliable. Power outages are common especially during heavy storms, strong winds, power surges, and brownouts. Given that it is humanly impossible to control the occurrence of these events, it...

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