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Posts Tagged ‘electrical’



What Is Whole House Surge Protection?

Power strips vs. Full surge protection Surge protection is NOT provided by those power strips. They are good to provide power to multiple devices but that’s about it. Only a FEW of them are actually surge protectors. Even then, they only protect what’s plugged into them. Larger appliances or electronics can still suffer damage. For […]




What’s Hiding in YOUR Electrical Panel?

Last week, we gave you a checklist to get your home ready for Spring. This week, we want to remind you to look your electrical system as well. While plumbing problems can be a nuisance, electrical issues can be a fire hazard. We want you to have a safe Spring season. Check your electrical panel […]




4 Signs It’s Time to Upgrade Your Electrical Panel

Is it time to upgrade your electrical panel? Do you know what dangers to be on the lookout for in your electrical panel? You may call it a fuse panel, circuit box or breaker box. If you still have fuses, you have a very old electrical system. If you have breakers, your system may be […]




Pro Electrician Advice: Holiday Safety Tips

Your local Columbia CT electrician wants your family to stay SAFE during holiday decorating. We always look forward to sharing wonderful tips & graphics from ESFI each year. Please share this information with your friends and family on Facebook to help us get the word out! Let’s work together to keep the holidays safe for […]




Summer Savings for Plumbing & Electrical Repairs

Luau music – check. Umbrella drink in hand – check. BBQ wafting up your nostrils – check. WAIT….THAT’S NOT BBQ, DEAR!!! The outside outlet is smoking!! Save on electrical repairs Your local Coventry CT electrician would like to announce our new summer savings available to Eastern Connecticut homeowners. You know that electricity and water don’t mix. […]




Electrician Tip: 4 Signs of an Outdated Electrical System

Inspect your electrical system annually The electrical system in your CT home should be looked over each year. New England weather, electricity demands and pests can all prematurely age your system. They can also create fire hazards and put your family’s safety at risk. Your electrical system has a lifespan of about 20 years. After […]




Spring Home Maintenance Tips

We’re almost at the finish line Eastern Connecticut! The days are getting longer, and the birds are singing. Spring is just around the corner and it’s time to start getting your home ready. Before you know it, the busyness of vacation planning and school ending will be here! Stay ahead of the game by getting […]




Electrical Safety: Holiday Decorating

Holiday electrical safety Electrical safety isn’t always the first thing that comes to mind when the boxes are brought down from the attic. The kids are giddy to find their favorite ornaments. You’re filled with nostalgia as you dust off the menorah. No matter what holiday you celebrate, there are some things to keep in […]




Electrical Panel vs. Fuse Box: The Difference

What is an electrical panel? Your electrical panel, sometimes known as a circuit breaker or breaker box, is usually found in the basement of your Connecticut home. Electricity is carried through the poles outside dotting your neighborhood. A wire leads from one of those poles to your home to what’s called the outside service. The […]




Electrical Safety Checklist for Fall

Happy first day of Autumn! The pumpkin spice coffee and well, all things pumpkin have been devoured the last couple weeks. But now that summer’s officially behind us, it’s time to get down to business. Preparing for the colder winter is no easy feat in Eastern CT. Winters are long and harsh. Even the most […]




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