While the last week has been freakishly warm for February it wasn't long ago that Philly, along with most of the Northeastern Seaboard was wracked with violent winds and heavy rain about a month ago. One of the benefits of Philadelphia area’s penchant for brick homes is very little structural damage occurs in storms like these. The downside is most of us rely on raised electrical lines run on poles, which can at times take severe damage from storms like these.Read More >
Most companies out there aren’t what they used to be. What do we mean by that? We mean that lots of businesses out there offer flexible hours and lots of other perks that you would have never seen 20-30 years ago. Take working from home for example - there are tons of companies out there who allow their employees to work from home at least one day per week.Read More >
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Did you know that the average residential household in the United States spends around $2,200 a year on utility bills? It’s amazing how much energy we consume on a daily basis and the thing is, most of the time we don’t even realize how much we’re actually using. Make a conscious effort to avoid these bad habits and we hate to say it, but if you’re falling into 3 or more of these categories, you’re a serious energy waster!
Did you know that space heaters cause roughly ⅓ of all winter house fires and 80% of all winter heating fire deaths? These are scary statistics, but the truth is, these pieces of heating equipment are a lot more trouble than they’re worth. Skip the portable heater this winter and rely on these alternative heating methods to keep your home cozy instead:Read More >
Is your house 40 years old or older? Have you replaced any major appliances in the last 10 years? Did somebody own your home before you moved in? If you answered “yes” to any of these scenarios, your home could be at risk! Of what? Of old aluminum wiring that has the ability to wreak havoc.Read More >
Dusk comes early this time of year, before many of us leave our jobs. It can make it feel like the whole day got away from you while at the office. SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) has an arguably silly acronym some marketing department must be rather proud of, but it’s no joke.Read More >
Would new outlets eliminate unsightly extension cords? Do new appliances require their own outlets? How do I know if my outlets are grounded? These are just a few of the electrical questions we receive quite often on the subject of home rewiring, so we’ve decided to take a few minutes out of our busy day to answer them for you! Even if you aren’t looking for answers to these exact questions, pay attention because you might know somebody who is!Read More >