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October Customer of the Month

By Walter Morgynski | Oct 28, 2016 10:00:00 AM

This month we take you the stately neighborhood of Spruce Hill. Known for its grand homes and tree-lined streets, our customer's historic home  was in need of a lighting makeover to brighten up dim rooms and highlight it's beautiful features.

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Improve Indoor Air Quality With Ductless HVAC

By Bill Lutz | Oct 26, 2016 3:28:22 PM

BEWARE! The air inside your very own home could be making you sick, especially if you suffer from Asthma, chronic coughing, headaches, or itchy eyes. How? Well, your homes are filled with thousands of airborne pollutants and toxic chemicals that can be taking a toll on your health. From bathroom sprays and candles made from paraffin wax, you’d be surprised at how many items you use on a daily basis that release contaminants into the air you breathe.

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Mid-Semester Home Report Card

By Walter Morgynski | Oct 26, 2016 10:00:00 AM

October is a good time of year to take a few minutes to survey the safety of the electricity in your home. The weather is changing and the demands on your home's electricity are already shifting with it. A licensened electrician should periodically do a full evaluation of your entire home's electrical system, but every homeowner should also regularly take a moment to check everything on the list below.

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6 Vital Space Heater Safety Tips

By Bill Lutz | Oct 25, 2016 5:44:38 PM

Picture this: you turn on your space heater for a bit of additional warmth this season and you fall asleep with it on. You wake up to the smell of smoke and notice that the curtains hanging just above the heater have caught fire. This disaster could have been avoided if you took proper precautions before turning the space heater on.

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Don't Miss the Passyunk Square Home Tour this Saturday

By Walter Morgynski | Oct 24, 2016 10:00:00 AM

The Passyunk Square Civic Association's 2016 Home Tour is coming up soon, this coming Saturday the 29th. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to get to know the neighborhood better by exploring the homes of local residents who've volunteered to showcase their homes for an afternoon to help raise funds for the non-profit Civic Association. 

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The Fuses Under The Stairs

By Walter Morgynski | Oct 23, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Many older Philadelphia homes may still have fuse boxes rather than circuit panels. Fuse boxes stopped being installed in the 1960, meaning if your home has one your service is likely 50 years or older. It’s highly recommended that your electrical service be replaced every 30 years, and if you have a fuse box that suggests your home is far overdue.

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Circuit Breaker Fitness (and Safety!)

By Walter Morgynski | Oct 21, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Just like the people they’re designed to protect, the circuit breakers in your electrical panel need stretch their joints to stay limber too. Each circuit breaker should be exercised annually to ensure it is still functioning properly and to give it a workout of sorts, making sure it doesn’t freeze up when it needs to trip. Turning each breaker off and on annually should be part of your home’s routine safety checks just like checking smoke alarm batteries.

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5 Reasons Your Electric Bill Is So High

By Bill Lutz | Oct 19, 2016 2:17:35 PM

Uh oh, it’s that time of the month again - when you’re dreading going out to get the mail because you’re expecting your electricity bill. We’ve all been there before and we know how much of a burden it can be. But there are lots of reasons why your bill is so high and luckily for you, there are plenty of things you can do to save a few bucks next month.

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Light Up The Night With LED Stair Lighting

By Bill Lutz | Oct 18, 2016 4:25:51 PM

Ever trip on the stairs at night because it was too dark? Find yourself stumbling when you wake up to use the bathroom in the middle of the night? Say goodbye to your woes and say hello to safety and security with LED stair lighting.

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