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What is the difference between voltage and amperage?

Difference Between Amperage and Voltage? When you’re designing an electrical wiring plan, you need to factor in voltages, amperages, wattages, and more. What do all these terms mean? Are they just different words for the same thing? In this post, we’ll look at two measurement systems you should get to know. Voltage and amperage are … Continued

How do Smoke Detectors Work?

How Do Smoke Alarms Work? You count on your smoke detectors to keep you safe, but have you ever wondered how they work? First, it’s important to know there are two types of smoke detectors: ionization smoke detectors and photoelectric sensors. You can safely use either one, but safety experts recommend using both for total … Continued

What is Electrical Load Testing?

What Is Electrical Load Testing? Have you wondered what the term “electrical load” means? Electrical load refers to the amount of power your home or business uses, and electrical load capacity means the total amount of power going to your home or commercial structure. Why is it important to know these numbers? If you have … Continued

Best Location for Circuit Panel

What’s the Best Location for a Circuit Panel? Are you building a new home, outbuilding or addition? If you’re planning to run electricity there, you need a wiring plan. You also need to know where to put your circuit panel. What’s the best spot to place this all-important piece of the wiring puzzle? Put Safety … Continued

What is Wiring Design?

Have a Wiring Design Plan? You Should What electrical needs will your home have in the future? How do you plan for the wiring you’ll need? The best way to get a handle on this is to start with a wiring design plan. What Is a Wiring Design Plan? A wiring design plan lets you … Continued

Setting the Tone – Syncing Lights and Music

Lights, Music + Action – Tips for Setting Scenes Imagine setting the perfect lighting, music, and temperature for every activity in your life just by pressing a button. With smart home scenes, you can do just that. Create Scenes Using Smart Home Technology Scene setting has become all the rage. Professional lighting designers now create … Continued

Where does Loudoun County get its electrical power?

Where Loudoun County Gets Its Power When you look around Loudoun County, you might be dazzled by the rows of businesses, shops, and homes buzzing with electricity. Loudoun County has a thriving agricultural economy, but it’s also a hub for small businesses. According to the county’s economic development authority, there are over 7,300 businesses here … Continued

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

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