• 7 Safety Tips for Using a Space Heater

    For many families, especially in the winter, using a space heater helps keep their home warm, safe, and comfortable. However, if they’re not used correctly, space heaters can be a safety concern and start a fire in your home. To prevent that, the experts at Lon Lockwood Electric have provided seven safety tips to ensure…

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  • What Does a Surge Protector Do?

    Surge protectors or surge suppressors are designed to divert dangerous power spikes safely to the ground, protecting sensitive electronics like computers or cell phones. Some are more effective than others, and not all the devices in your home need the added protection a surge protector provides. What Do Surge Protectors Guard Against? Surge protectors can…

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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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  • 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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