• 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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  • How to Keep Cats from Chewing Cords

    Feline family members can bring a lot of joy to our homes, but their quirky behaviors can also lead to a few headaches. One particularly annoying and dangerous habit is chewing on electrical cords. Not only is this potentially hazardous for the cat but also for unsuspecting family members who don’t realize a cord has…

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  • Safely Storing Light Bulbs

    Properly storing light bulbs is a lot more important than one might initially think. Light bulbs are crafted out of brittle materials, and it’s nothing but a hassle to have to clean up a shattered one. There are, however, a number of ways in which you can safely store your bulbs to avoid them getting…

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  • 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 is not overheating and increasing their risk of experiencing an electrical fire. Of particular concern are hot circuit breakers. A circuit breaker that is hot to…

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  • How Much Electricity on Average Do Homes in Your State Use? Test

    Homeowners across the country pay electricity bills as part of their monthly expenses. However, the amount they pay varies by state depending on rates, climate, and usage. In some places—including Hawaii, Alaska, California, and New England states—electricity rates are quite high due to either being quite remote or densely populated. High rates encourage homeowners to…

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  • How to Save Money on Your Electric Bill While Staying at Home

    With so many people forced to stay at home due to coronavirus concerns, homeowners are left wondering how they can save money on their electricity bills each month. Increased electricity use can place a major drain on your monthly budget — especially as more people are working from home or using electronics to pass the…

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