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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...

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...

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...

12 May 18
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Many people don’t understand the importance of electrical inspection especially when everything is working out smoothly. A regular electrical inspection is a crucial maintenance measure although it is often overlooked. Here are some of the reasons you need it; Safety Electricity comes with its risks. Regular electrical inspection helps in identifying faults in the system. The inspection also helps in discerning any errors ...

02 May 18
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When doing a home renovation, most people are determined to accomplish the task fast and at a low price. To achieve this, some make the terrible mistake of hiring unlicensed electricians. Here are some of the dangers you may experience by allowing such people into your premises; Accidents During the installation of electricity, accidents may happen. The causes may include the presence of flammable materials in the work site, poor ...

28 Apr 18
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Electricity is everything in the home. The fact that we need it this much around the house means things can always go wrong. An electrical problem can unnerve any homeowner given what damage it can cause in the house. However, the canny thing to do is remain calm and figure out what the problem is. There are certain instances when the electrical fault is easily rectified and other times when it requires an emergency electrician. As your tru...

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