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30 Jan 19
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Put simply, the solar technology hinges on a combination of cells that generate electricity using energy from the sun. Energy from solar panels is advantageous in that the provider is a free, natural resource. Individuals or companies need to embrace solar panels despite having electricity. Solar energy does not have rates of payment after installation- unlike electricity, which you have to pay according to usage. Installing solar panels is conve...

10 Jan 19
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Buying a home feels like a rollercoaster ride most of the time. At first, you are excited about at last getting a place of your own. The next minute, you are worried to death about what to go for and whether you can show the right judgement to pull it off. Looking at a house, you get to like what you see, but there can be so many problems that you can’t see. The electrical situation in your new home is the first thing you absolutely nee...

22 Dec 18
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Here at Colburn Electric, we believe that the kitchen is the focal point in every home. It is where everyone wakes up to in the morning and returns to at the end of the day to grab a bite. It therefore needs to stand up to scrutiny, at least in terms of the electrical fittings in there. One of the things you will be looking to focus on while transforming your kitchen space is the lighting in there. Most homeowners in Tulsa only focus on one kin...

04 Dec 18
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Today, it seems like every Tulsa electrician out there is upping the ante when it comes to looking for new clients. There are all sorts of discount offers out there right now. To the casual observer, it looks all good; you get what you want, and you get to pay a little less than everyone else for it. However, most of the times, the devil is in the details. There is a huge difference between a reasonable price and a ‘budget job’, so yo...

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...

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...

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...

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