Practice Electrical Fire Safety in Your Home

Posted on October 20, 2011
During a typical year, home electrical problems account for 28,600 fires and $1.1 billion in property losses. Approximately 53% of residential electrical fires involve electrical wiring issues—incorrectly installed wiring or overloaded circuits and extension cords. Not surprisingly, December and January are the most dangerous months for electrical fires. Fire deaths are highest in winter months due to increases in lighting, heating, and appliance use during indoor activities. The bedroom is... Read more

Myths About Solar Power–Part 2

Posted on October 13, 2011
In this continuation of our post on October 6, 2011, we dispel more myths about solar power. Myth #3: Going solar means going without modern conveniences. Contrary to what some folks think, you won’t have to give up your modern conveniences if you decide to install solar panels on your home. Your home will remain connected to the electrical grid and your solar panels will simply offset the amount of electricity you need from the grid. You will have all the power you need night and day, you... Read more

Myths About Solar Power–Part 1

Posted on October 6, 2011
The use of solar power is on the rise. In fact, residential solar installations have been growing at an average 51 percent rate annually for the last five years, according to the Interstate Renewable Energy Council. If you are contemplating the move to solar energy, we can help you separate fact from fiction when it comes to this form of renewable energy. Myth #1: Solar panels only work in warm climates. Actually, solar panels are slightly more efficient at producing electricity in cold... Read more