The Three 3’s at Home Part 1: Recycle

When it comes to being sustainable, there are three R’s: reduce, reuse and recycle. In each of these blog posts we will be taking one of the R’s and teaching you something that you can do to be more sustainable in the home. The theme that seems to run through this series is think before you toss it in the trash! There are a lot of things that are wasted that can waste your money and resources. Today we will … Continue reading

Why Energy Star Products are a Win-Win for Consumers and Retailers

Since 1992 blue Energy Star stickers have marked appliances from fridges to dishwashers to thermostats. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program was designed to help consumers be aware of their purchases and their impact on the environment. The program works by having companies opt-in for a third party to examine their product or building. The inspectors examine them under regulations set by the EPA. And when it’s all said and done, the inspector can approve the product by placing the … Continue reading

Fun and safe electricity experiments that you and your kid can do

Getting kids excited about science can be fun and safe. We here at Artisan Electric are partial to electricity, so here are some fun examples of electricity experiments you can do to teach your kid more about science. Light up the room with some static electricity Most of us come into contact with static electricity when a friend or sibling rubs their socks across a carpet in the winter and pokes us, but did you know you could power a … Continue reading

6 scenarios where you should call an electrician

By Kate Wilkinson Often times people think that you should only call an electrician when something is wrong, but in reality, there are many different scenarios where you should call an electrician. Something smells like its burning, but there is no flame or sparks are flying We’re starting with the worst case scenario as both of these are signs of a potential electrical fire. These may be early signs of an electrical fire. According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International, … Continue reading

Top 3 Energy Blogs You Should Read Now

By Kate Wilkinson Learning how to be more energy efficient can not only have you help reduce your impact on the environment, but also can save you some money along the way. Here are some of the energy blogs we found that talk about energy efficiency using accurate information that approach the topic in a fun and engaging way. The Energy Collective http://www.theenergycollective.com/ This independently owned blog focuses on providing news and opinions on energy efficiency. Covering topics like electric … Continue reading

Main Benefits of Hiring a Professional Electrician

Professional Electrician

Even though you might feel like you’re better off doing a few projects at home by yourself when it comes to electrical works and repairs you are much better off hiring a professional electrician to do the dirty work for you. A simple mistake made while dealing with an electrical switch or socket could cost you your life and should not be taken lightly. Here are some of the main benefits of hiring a professional electrician for your home to … Continue reading