Energy Audits by Southern Electrical Services Co - SESCOS in Leesburg VA

Top 5 ways to Reduce Electrical Bill

Top Five Ways to Cut Your Energy Bills Everybody wants to save money, and we all want to cut down on our energy use. Here are the top five ways to do both. 1. Switch to LED Lights If you haven’t done this yet, what’s holding you back? Switching to LED lighting can save you … Continued

Sensors for Home Monitoring

Sensors for Your Home Automation System Smart home automation can save you time and money. It can also protect your home from fire, intruders, and dangerous temperature changes. If you’re interested in setting up a smart home system, check out our special on basic home automation packages. Are you not sure what you need? Here’s … Continued

What are Lumens?

How to Choose the Right Lumen Levels for Your Home If you’ve made the switch to energy-saving LED lights, you’ve probably seen lumens listed on the box. Lumens refer to the amount of light each bulb emits. How do lumens compare to watts? How many lumens do you need for each area of your house? … Continued

Fuel Options for Power Generators

Which Generator Fuel Is Best? You want to buy a generator, but you still have some questions. One big one is the fuel you want to use to power it. The right fuel will be efficient, easy to store, and environmentally friendly. Here are the pros and cons of the most popular kinds. What’s the … Continued

Adding Electric Power to Existing Masonry Pillars

time to Add Wiring to Your Outdoor Masonry You have beautiful stone walls, pillars, and other stone structures at the entrance of your home or building. Have you thought about adding electricity to them? Adding lights and other features to your stone pillars is a smart idea that will save you time, money, and headaches … Continued

Electrical Updates when Remodeling Your Home

Six Times to Upgrade Wiring When You Renovate Are you planning a home renovation? When you take on a remodeling project, spend some time thinking about the electrical upgrades you might need. If your renovation requires you to open walls or ceilings, you have the perfect opportunity to upgrade your lights, upgrade your light bulbs … Continued

Home Automation Starters – Smart Lighting

Get Smart About Your Home Lighting You keep hearing about smart home automation, and you’re starting to feel like an old, out-of-touch dinosaur for not having smart technology in your house. You’re also a little miffed about the money you’re not saving. If you’re interested in testing the smart home waters, lighting is the best … Continued

Finding the Right Electrical Contractor for New Builds

Choosing an Electrical Contractor The right electrical contractor is essential to any new construction. Is your contractor up to the job? Top Five Considerations Are you starting a building from the ground up? Whether you’re constructing a work shed in your backyard or a multi-level factory plant, you need to hire an electrical contractor. Here’s … Continued

What Lighting is Best for Bathrooms?

Seven Tips for Bathroom Lighting Your bathroom is one of the most important rooms in the house. Whether it’s the master bedroom, downstairs powder room or guest bathroom, here are some bright new lighting ideas. 1. Go Bold If you got tired of seeing gray everywhere, you’ll be happy to know that gray tile and … Continued

How to Choose the Right Extension Cord

Choosing the Right Extension Cord Extension cords are handy to have, and there are right and wrong ways to use them. Before you start running them all over your house and garden, make sure you’re using the correct size, amperage, and gauge of the cord. Choose the Right Cord for Each Appliance Extension cords range … Continued

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