If you ever thought of fixing your house’s electrical yourself to save yourself the money you would’ve paid the electrician, here are a few things you might need to consider:
- Wiring is more complicated than you think.
- Being electrocuted is not a pleasant experience. (not even as one time thing)
- You’ll probably make a mess of things.
- Your “fix” might “work”, but are you sure it’s not a fire hazard?
But hey, if you’re up for the risks, it’s your choice.
It’s important to get your electrical inspected by a professional electrician yearly. As seasons pass, different factors could cause damage to your system; Extreme hot temperatures during summer, animals during spring and autumn crawling about, chewing on things, and finding a place to spend winter/store food in. All of these factors that could be fire hazards. So it is imperative to have your electrical system inspected yearly, ideally before the winter season, as the Christmas lights tends to be quite the additional load.
We probably all know how harmful Wind Turbines are to birds flying through them, but the green source of electricity seems to be harmful to humans too. Through a little research, we found a few studies that show how the health of people could be affected when living too close of proximity to Wind turbines; such as stress, anxiety, and depression.
More info at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3653647/
You might be thinking that LED Bulbs are just the latest fad, and isn’t really any different from the other types of bulbs. Here are a few things You should know about LED bulbs:
- Energy efficient – it consumes less energy to produce the same amount of light than a regular bulb.
- Lasts Longer – about 20,000 hours of life, compare to the 1000 hours of an incandescent light bulb.
- Environmentally safe – it’s made of non-toxic materials and is recyclable.
- Controllable – the light can be adjusted easily, depending on the type of LED you can even adjust the color.
So, why buy a more costly, albeit boring bulb when LED Bulbs are just plain better.
Though electrical adaptors, converters, and extensions are cheap and readily available, for the safety, we suggest you update your electrical outlets to a more modern one, especially if your house is a bit old.
Older houses tend to have outlets that don’t match modern appliances, and while it might be tempting to keep the old appliance to save yourself the pain of replacing your houses outlets, you should know that newer appliances are more energy efficient.
You’d think hydropower seems to be the most reliable source of green energy, but surprisingly it’s not as different as wind and solar. The wind could stop blowing, and sunlight could be blocked by the clouds, but rivers will continue to flow, but with how climate change is affecting the world, we see rivers drying out and the dry season being longer than before. It’s sad to say, but with the costs of building hydroelectric plants, and how dry seasons are these days, Hydropower just isn’t as reliable as it used to be.
Solar panels are a great step to help the environment and saving up on electrical costs, but are yours installed properly? Are you sure that they are safe? If you installed them on your own or got a substandard company to install them, you might want to get an electrician to check it out. The hazards of improperly installed solar panel systems are more serious than you’d think.
Once again… A huge shortage of trade-workers is looming just around the corner. Many companies are looking for innovative ways when it comes to hiring, but among the best old fashion big bonuses are the best way in getting new talent, that’s according to an electric repair company in Columbus Ohio – visit website to learn how you can apply for a position if you happen to live in Ohio.
Was a great career fair for electricians, hoping to go there next year. The shortage for electricians is getting worse by the month, one company in Colorado Springs is saying that it’s very hard to find certified electricians for hire in the city, that’s why fairs like this are important.
With a world currently experiencing a climate crisis, it has become apparent that data regarding electricity should become more available, and lucky for us that is what governments are doing. With a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the EU made steps for the availability of electrical information to those who require it.