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Relaxing in a hot tub is a great way to unwind after a tough day at work. A hot tub soak soothes your mind and body, and it’s a leisurely way to reconnect with your family after a long day. Hot tubs provide many health benefits, too. Regular soaks can ease sore muscles, reduce pain from...Read more

Is your home feeling dark and drab? Many of us don’t give much thought to home lighting, but choosing the best light bulbs for your home can enhance the atmosphere, save money on your electric bills, and even increase your productivity. Knowing how to choose light bulbs that work best in a given...Read more

It’s spring cleaning time again!

While cleaning light fixtures may not be at the top of your to-do list, it’s one of those simple tasks that can really brighten up your home. Accumulated dust, dead bugs, and other grime cloud light bulbs, coverings and fixtures, diminishing light flow...Read more

Snapping, crackling, and popping sounds are great if they are coming from your breakfast cereal, but not when they’re coming from your light switch. If your light switch makes crackling sounds when turned on or if you hear a loud pop from the light switch, it’s probably time to replace the...Read more

As you head downstairs to do some laundry, you flip the light switch, and once again, the light bulb – the one you just installed a few weeks ago – burns out! It’s frustrating, and it’s expensive to keep replacing bulbs. Even worse, in some cases, the situation can indicate a potential...Read more

If you notice an electrical outlet smoking, it’s a serious issue that requires immediate action. Knowing how to fix a smoking outlet, or at least what to do if it happens, can keep your home and your family safe. A first step – beyond ensuring that your family is ready to evacuate – is figuring...Read more

Although the kitchen has been referred to as the heart of the home, it can also be a source of stress. Cooking a good meal takes time and energy – two things that are often in short supply for many of us. It may seem easier to zip through the drive-thru for a quick bite on your way home from a...Read more

Children are endlessly curious about the world around them. If you’re a parent – or anyone who spends time with kids, for that matter – you’re bound to be asked about electricity sooner or later. Knowing how to explain electricity to a kid is an essential skill to have in your parenting tool box...Read more

Has your clothes dryer seen better days? Or, maybe you’re weary of those late night trips to the laundromat? If you are thinking of buying a new dryer, there are a few factors to consider before investing. Which features are most important to you? Whether it’s due to environmental concerns or...Read more

What does electricity sound like? Have you ever noticed an indistinct humming sound coming from an electrical appliance and wondered, Is it possible to hear electricity? Many people report that they can “hear” or “feel” electricity in devices. Maybe the sound on your TV is muted, but...Read more