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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 […]




Electrical Update in Windham CT

An electrical update in Windham CT was desperately needed. The electrical panel was outdated and overloaded. The outside electrical service was also outdated and weathered. Signs you need an electrical update An electrical system is considered outdated after 20 years or if your household’s needs have increased. Brittle wiring, rust and/or corrosion are signs of […]




Quick Electrical Tip: GFCIs

* Quick Electrical Tip * Make sure all of your outside outlets are GFCI protected. GFCI stands for Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter. What makes GFCIs different Electrical Safety Foundation International explains that GFCIs automatically cut power when a plugged in item comes in contact with water or begins to “leak” electricity. If a person becomes part […]




Whole Home Surge Protection Available

Lightning season It’s thunder & lightning storm season in Eastern CT! The storms usually bring relief from a spell of hot, humid weather. Most of us enjoy watching nature’s light show. Unfortunately, these electrical storms can cause a lot of damage. Every summer, we replace well pumps and other equipment for homeowners because they get […]




May is Electrical Safety Month

DIY electrical safety tips May is electrical safety month. A licensed, qualified electrical professional should perform the repairs in your home. However, if you decide to DIY, here are some safety tips: Always turn off the power at your electrical panel before you begin a repair. Never touch plumbing or gas pipes during your repair. […]




Quick Tip: Check your home for winter damage

Please inspect your home’s electrical and plumbing systems for any signs of water or pest damage. This winter was exceptionally cold and LONG so the critters had plenty of time to nest! Ice dams also caused a lot of hidden headaches. We’ve had several calls from customers trying to use their outside spigots and running […]




Tamper Resistant Receptacles Save Kids

Get ready for baby! You’ve spent months preparing for the arrival of your pride and joy. You have the car seat installed, the crib set up and you’re pretty sure you’ve covered all the advice you’re read in countless parenting books and blogs. You. are. READY. Well, as ready as you’re ever going to be! […]




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