• Why Is My Circuit Breaker Hot?

    When it comes to electrical safety, few things are more alarming than burning, heat, smoke, and fire. It’s imperative that homeowners monitor their electrical systems to ensure their equipment isn’t overheating and increasing their risk of an electrical fire. Hot circuit breakers are of particular concern. A circuit breaker that’s hot to the touch can…

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  • Are My Outdoor Lights Attracting Bugs?

    Rochester summers are meant for cookouts, backyard get-togethers, and talking late into the night with friends and family around a fire pit. Exterior lighting is a great way to enjoy outdoor spaces when the sun goes down, but does it attract bugs? How can you enjoy your outdoor spaces and keep the critters away at night?…

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  • Outdoor Lighting Ideas for Entertaining & Enjoying Your Rochester Evenings

    As the days grow longer and warmer, your yard beckons as the perfect place to entertain and relax. However, if you haven’t thought much about your outdoor lighting, you may find yourself left in the dark. Once the sun goes down, outdoor lighting can transform your yard into a welcoming, safe, and stylish space. With…

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  • Why Is My Electric Bill So High?

    Energy costs can be a major portion of any family’s budget. If you seem to be spending an unreasonable amount on your electrical service, more may be happening than the typical high energy rates in the Rochester area. Perhaps you have an older appliance drawing more power than necessary, some energy vampires, or one too…

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  • Why Is My Smoke Alarm Blinking?

    You’ve probably seen it before: You walk into a room and look up at the ceiling only to notice there’s a smoke alarm. Nothing strange about that, right? But then you notice there’s a red light blinking on it, and you think, “Why is that smoke alarm blinking, and why is the light red? That…

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  • Why Does My Electrical Panel Smell Funny?

    Have you ever walked past your electrical panel and wondered what odd odor is coming from the breaker box? Why does the circuit breaker smell like burning plastic? If so, you may have just noticed a sign of a serious electrical problem, and you should contact a professional electrician right away. In the meantime, here’s a quick look…

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  • 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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  • The Benefits of a Residential EV Charging Station for New York Homes

    As the world embraces a greener future, electric vehicles are becoming increasingly popular. Homeowners in the New York area have a unique opportunity to join the green revolution by installing a residential EV charging station. There are many benefits to having an EV charging station at home, from cost savings to environmental benefits and access…

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  • Flickering Lights? It’s Probably Your Dimmer Switch

    Many homeowners enjoy having a dimmer switch to dim the lights and unwind after a long day or to set the proper ambiance for date night. But what happens when you adjust your lights and they start to flicker? Flickering lights can often be caused by your dimmer switch. There are a few simple steps…

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