The Importance of Exterior Placement for Light Switches

The Importance of Exterior Placement for Light Switches

Add Switches on the Outside of Typically Dark Spaces It is vital to note in your home electrical and lighting plan that light switches should be placed on the outside of spaces that are usually very dark. Placing switches in this manner will keep you and your family safe and ensure that you can effortlessly…

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What You Didn't Know About Electrical Outlets

What You Didn’t Know About Electrical Outlets

If you think about a typical day, there are probably just a few places in your home that you spend the majority of your time. These might include your bed, your desk or your favorite recliner. One way that you can improve your efficiency (or relaxation) in these spots is by altering your home electrical…

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Where To Install Your Home Automation Control Panel

Where To Install Your Home Automation Control Panel

When building your home, you have the opportunity to decide the outlets and features that you want to be included in your home electrical and lighting plan. Nowadays, home automation is becoming more popular. Home automation allows you to control the electronic devices in your home via the internet. Where To Place Your Control Panel…

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How To Document Electrical Work in Your Home

How To Document Electrical Work in Your Home

It is incredibly exciting to see your new house progress to the next stage of construction, but it is still important to properly take note of your underlying home electrical and lighting plan, as it will be difficult to locate later. It is a good idea to take the time to snap some photos of…

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Short-Term Radon Tests Are Beneficial

Short-Term Radon Tests Are Beneficial

The ineffectiveness of short-term radon tests is one of many pervasive radon myths that is simply untrue. You can have two short-term tests performed with only one test over the 4.0pCi/L recommendation to act. One test showing a higher level of radon means that your home has the gas at least some of the time.…

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The Importance of Entry and Exit Light Switches

The Importance of Entry and Exit Light Switches

Put Switches at Each Entry or Exit Spot It is worth mentioning that, when drafting your home electrical and lighting plan, you should consider adding light switches at each entry and exit location; doing so will make it easy to brighten both the interior and exterior of your home. Some entry and exit places include…

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The Bell Need Not Always Toll

The Bell Need Not Always Toll

There is a more secure way to prevent a doorbell from waking you or your children than placing a “Do Not Disturb” sign on the door. You can include an on/off switch in your home electrical and lighting plan to give you a higher degree of control. This lets you regulate noise during naptime or…

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Switching Up Your Stairwell

Switching Up Your Stairwell

Having proper lighting in just the right places in your home can make your day-to-day activities safer and simpler. Many home electrical and lighting plan solutions, such as illuminating walkways, can seem too costly, but they might be more attainable than you think. Just like on an airplane or in a movie theater, lights can…

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Stay Connected to the Outdoors

Stay Connected to the Outdoors

Are you looking to spend more time outside without having to power down? Now you can have the best of both worlds by including weatherproof outlets and USB ports in your home electrical and lighting plan. Weatherproof outlets hold up against wet and messy conditions, so you can place them in your patio area or…

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Spotlight Your Kitchen Work

Spotlight Your Kitchen Work

Cooking is a detail-oriented task that requires sufficient lighting. In addition to windows and ceiling lights, including under-cabinet lighting to your home electrical and lighting plan can increase visibility the next time you are cooking. Lighting options are customizable to suit your needs and the decor of your kitchen. Lighting Options Abound There is more…

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Save Energy and Money With LED Lighting

Save Energy and Money With LED Lighting

Traditional lightbulbs are being seen less and less often in homes, and there’s more to the LED lighting trend than simply switching out bulbs. Home electrical upgrades that include LED lighting are far more energy-efficient, making them a better choice for most homes. LED lights provide a better quality of lighting as they are brighter…

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How to Benefit From Home Inspections

How to Benefit From Home Inspections

A pre-listing home inspection can identify valuable aspects of a home and problem areas prior to a sale. Not only can this provide homeowners with a means to make repairs before they start showing, but it can also provide real estate agents with a clear idea of how to list the home. Given the benefits…

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If You Think Radon Testing is Too Expensive, Think Again.

If You Think Radon Testing is Too Expensive, Think Again.

When it comes to radon remediation and testing, you’re bound to hear that it’s too expensive and takes too long. Unfortunately, these common myths might turn some homeowners away. The truth is that short term testing isn’t expensive at all. In fact, some test kits are only $15. Additionally, it only takes about two to…

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Powered Toilets? Yes!

Powered Toilets? Yes!

When you think of necessary locations for electrical outlets in your home, you most likely include your kitchen in your home electrical and lighting plan, in order to power appliances. Likewise, you also probably think of the family room so you can have lights and power for appliances such as televisions and stereos. Bedrooms, also,…

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Clean Beauty and Necessary Power for Your Kitchen

If the kitchen is the heart of the home, you want it to be welcoming, with room for all. You may dream of a convenient, uncluttered kitchen. You need the necessary tools to be in their place, organized and within easy reach of outlets. Yet as utilitarian as a kitchen needs to be, you also…

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Installing a Fan Will Make You a Fan

Getting ready for a big night out takes preparation, starting with the long shower and ending with the just-right clothes. Sometimes transitioning from a steamy bathroom to a closed-in closet feels like a walk underwater. If you like to get cool before you get dressed, consider updating your home electrical and lighting plan to include…

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Power Your Closet for Convenience and Luxury

Walk-in closets impart a feeling of irresistible luxury. Being able to walk into a comfortable space with your clothes neatly hanging and your accessories attractively organized takes getting dressed in the morning to a new level. However, you can add even more sumptuousness to this scene by installing an electrical outlet as part of your…

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Test Your New Living Space For Radon

Finishing an unused lower level such as a basement can provide your family with additional living space. You can add a mother-in-law suite, a theater room or man cave in the extra space. Before you move into or regularly use those lower levels, it is a good idea to test for radon. There are at…

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