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

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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

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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

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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

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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

What Is Home Automation? How Does It Work?

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Home Automation is also known as “domotics” and refers to the complete electronic and automated control of the house and all the features, appliances and activities in the house. An automated home system uses various types of control systems such as the centralized control of alarms and security locks on all doors, gates, windows, lighting, surveillance cameras, appliances and HVAC systems such as air conditioning, ventilation, and heating. Home automation allows you to control the working of your home from … Continue reading

Understanding Electrical Wiring (Home Edition)

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It is important to understand the electrical wiring in your home, whether you do repairs yourself or whether you have an electrician come and do it for you. Understanding the type of wiring in your home and how electrical fixtures work is important for your knowledge as well as safety. Most homes have two hot wires, into which one neutral wire will be inserted. These common types of electrical outlets or circuits will supply a current of 240/120 volts and … Continue reading