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    • Electrical 101 for the Homeowner

      Electrical August 10, 2012 Sonia

      By Clint C. Thomas, Esq.      Photography by Zoe Thomas   Electrical work, like everything else in life, can run the gamut from very basic to extremely complex. It is helpful for every DIY-minded homeowner to have at least a basic understanding of electrical work. This article will attempt to reveal some of the mystery surrounding the maze of wiring that […]

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    • “Smart” Meters Coming to a Neighborhood Near You

      Electrical, Insulation and Energy Conservation January 12, 2012 admin

      Rick Tempchin Executive Director, Retail Energy Services Edison Electric Institute Electric utilities are replacing analog meters with digital “smart” meters across the country, creating improvements in monitoring usage and enabling a two-way communication link between utilities and consumer homes. The old familiar meter, requiring a meter reader to measure a home’s electricity use every month, is being phased out.  A […]

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    • What is Cat 6 Wiring?

      DIY Questions and Answer, Electrical April 12, 2010 admin

      Q: What is Cat 6 wiring?   A: Whereas you’re probably familiar with Cat-5 wiring, which is used for cable television among many other things, augmented Category 6 copper wiring, commonly referred to as Cat-6a, is its big brother. Cat-6a wiring was once preferred for commercial office environments but is now being implemented more and more for residential use. Cat-6a […]

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    • Installing a Ceiling Fan

      Electrical, Punch! August 3, 2009 admin

                Ceiling fans are both functional and decorative. They are particularly useful in the summer, since they effectively reduce energy usage while creating a cool breeze. They can also be used in the winter to gently pull heated air away from the ceiling where it tends to collect. Light kits can be added to increase the […]

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