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Common Back-up Power Generator Problems

Top 5 Reasons Your Whole-House Generator Isn’t Working Your whole-house generator is a lifesaver. What happens if your generator fails to come on just when you need it most? That could be a really unpleasant surprise. Here are the top five reasons why your whole-house generator might fail to start and what you can do … Continued

About Outdoor Electrical Wiring

Using Conduits for Outdoor Wiring In earlier posts, we’ve discussed outdoor wiring for several types of buildings including sheds, growing rooms, chicken coops, and patios. In this post, we’re going to look specifically at outdoor conduits and cables. Safety is essential to any outdoor wiring job. Using the right conduits can help keep you safe. … Continued

Thermostat Discipline Can Save

Use Thermostat Discipline to Save Big On Your Bills You’re doing your best to save money on your energy bills. You turn off the lights religiously, you’ve minimized the use of your clothes dryer and you might even be washing dishes by hand. Doing all that, however, misses out on the biggest contributor to your … Continued

Audible Alert GFI for Sump Pumps

Here’s Why You Need Audible GFCIs You know a GFCI outlet is there to protect you, but it can trip at the worst possible times. If you’ve ever had an important appliance get turned off an inconvenient time, a GFCI with an audible alert, also called an audible GFCI, could be the upgrade you need. … Continued

Common Home Inspection Electrical Issues

Common Home Inspection Electrical Issues Home inspections have become a key part of buying and selling a home. Most buyers insist on a home inspection before they sign a contract. If you’re a seller, a home inspection can help you spot potential problems before you list your house for sale. The main purpose of a … Continued

About Watts and Lighting

Lighting Options: Yesterday and Today When Thomas Edison introduced the incandescent light bulb to the world, he said, “We will make electricity so cheap that only the rich will burn candles.” Early Lighting Options Edison’s words were prophetic, but electricity was still pretty expensive when it first became available. The first light bulbs were available … Continued

Differences Between Residential & Commercial Electricians

Commercial vs Residential Electricians As you know, the teams at SESCOS are experts at both residential and commercial electrical work. We’re very aware of the differences between them, but are you? If you’ve ever been curious about the differences between residential and commercial wiring, here’s your chance to learn more. Q&A: What’s the Difference?   … Continued

About Track Lighting

Back to the Future with Track Lighting If you’re wondering what happened to track lighting, don’t worry. It’s still around and ready to give your house a dose of retro styling. Track lighting makes sense in certain situations, so get ready for the return of this retro favorite. What Is Track Lighting? Track lighting gets … Continued

Electrical Wiring for Front Gates

Safe and Secure with an Automated Gate Does your commercial property need more security? As a business owner or manager, you’re rightly concerned about who’s going in and out of your property. This is especially true if you regularly deal with a flow of people coming in and out of your warehouse, distribution center or … Continued

What is Single Phase and Three Phase Electric Systems?

It’s Only a Phase! Have you heard the terms single-phase and three-phase when it comes to electrical wiring? If you’ve wondered what they are and how they affect your electrical wiring, wonder no longer. Even if you never wondered, it’s always helpful to understand basic electrical concepts. Here’s a quick primer on the differences between … Continued

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