• How to Tell If Your Electrical Panel Is Overloaded

    You likely don’t think much about your home’s electrical panel; it’s just the metal box in your utility room with all those switches and labels. But that unobtrusive box is critical to your home’s operation, and it’s worth paying attention to. An electrical panel manages the electricity coming into the home from the source outside…

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  • What’s the Difference Between 3-Prong and 4-Prong Dryer Outlets?

    Before the 2000s, it was typical for dryers to draw power from only 3-prong dryer outlets. However, 4-prong outlets are more common today. Knowing the difference between the two is important, especially if you are moving to a new home — you may have a dryer with a cord that doesn’t work with the home’s…

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  • A Homeowner’s Guide to GFCI Outlets

    Today’s home electrical systems are quite safe and robust, providing all the power necessary for a growing collection of appliances, lights, and electronics. One of the devices responsible for the safety of the modern electrical system is the GFCI outlet. It can react quickly to abnormal current flows, preventing severe shocks and electrocution. How Does…

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  • How to Weatherproof Outdoor Electrical Outlets

    It is quite handy to have outlets available outside for tools and other equipment, but if those outlets are not weatherproof, they could threaten your safety. An unprotected outlet could shock or electrocute you under certain conditions, and it can increase the risk of fire in your home. To ensure your home is as safe…

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  • How to Repair Your Ceiling Fan

    The humble ceiling fan is one of the most pocket-friendly solutions to the dog days of summer. It might not draw much attention in the high-tech cooling industry, but it’s happy to perform in the background, transforming your interior spaces into comfortable ones. Fans are hard workers, but they’re prone to breakage and often require…

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  • Does an Electrical Upgrade Increase My Home’s Resale Value?

    Electrical upgrades can do a lot to increase your home’s value and make it more attractive to buyers in a competitive market. But for safety and building code adherence, you should always have a professional perform electrical upgrades in your home. The expert electricians at Lon Lockwood Electric put together this list of desirable electrical…

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