What should be in your home emergency kit

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We at Artisan Electric believe that keeping your home safe is an essential part of being a homeowner. So here are a few ideas of what you should keep in an emergency kit. Before you start… Make sure that your kit is an easy to find place. We recommend keeping it in a dry cabinet in the kitchen. Accidents are more likely to occur there than any other room in the house, so keeping a kit there will help you … 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

5 Injuries You Can Suffer from DIY Electrical Work

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We’ve touched a bit on the subject of Do It Yourself solutions in the past. Mostly making mention here or there of when it is – and isn’t – a good idea. Your safety is always our absolute primary goal. So rather than leave it at a mention, we wanted to take some time to give you some important points. We support all kinds of on-your-own projects. It’s a great way to get a new skill set, or polish one … Continue reading

Advanced Ballast Strategies

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For many facilities, the move to more energy-efficient T8 lamps and new electronic ballasts may be the next step to make lighting more energy efficient. High-efficiency, instant and program-start ballasts These kinds of ballasts are suitable for use with low wattage lamps and incorporate anti-striation control and arc guard protection. Moreover, light output and wattage consumption can be tuned by using ballasts with a lower ballast factor combined with low wattage lamps. Click HERE to learn more about lighting strategies. … Continue reading

LED Lighting Facts

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They are not as expensive as you think When first released to the market, small LED bulbs were very expensive and could cost upwards of $30. Today, you can pick one up for under $10. You can buy a dimmable LED Most all LED bulbs will typically work with your current on/off type lighting switches. However, not all LEDs are dimmable and not all dimmers are compatible, so check your manufacturer’s website for appropriate matches. Where the light does not … Continue reading