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The Importance of Good Lighting in Your Home

For thousands of years, humans didn’t have much control over the lighting around them. Whether or not they had work to do in the middle of the night, they would have to settle for low-burning candles. Think about this: in the depths of winter, when light is at it’s lowest, life had to go on without the means to read or . . .Continue Reading »

February 16th, 2015 | By 147709 | Posted in Uncategorized

Tips for Installing New Lighting in Your Home

Lighting is an important part of the ambiance and pleasantness of any home. If your home is dark, it can start to make you feel gloomy. It can also strain your eyes to read in semi-darkness, so proper lighting can be good for your long-term health. Installing new lighting can even make an out-of-date room look new again. Here are our . . .Continue Reading »

February 11th, 2015 | By 147709 | Posted in Uncategorized

Pros and Cons of Installing a Dimmer Switch

Installing dimmer switches on the lights throughout your home is a great way to give you complete control and flexibility when it comes to lighting. Whether you want to set the mood for a romantic evening or you need plenty of light for homework or work studies, dimmer switches can be great. Unfortunately, there are some reasons you should avoid installing . . .Continue Reading »

February 6th, 2015 | By 147709 | Posted in Uncategorized

A Brief History of the Lightbulb

Did you know that there were actually 20 other people who created a lightbulb before Thomas Edison created his model? In fact, the first electric light was invented almost 70 years before Edison’s prototype made its appearance.

Humphry Davy was the first person to successfully create an electric light. In 1802, his first model was created using a battery and a piece . . .Continue Reading »

February 1st, 2015 | By 147709 | Posted in Uncategorized

Selecting the Right Wattage for Your Light Bulbs

If you have a new appliance, you’ll want to find light bulbs that will work safely and efficiently. It can be a bit tricky to sort out the different energy requirements, color of light, and type of bulb. Getting the wrong light bulbs can be dangerous, as a bulb with overly high wattage can cause excess heat to be . . .Continue Reading »

January 31st, 2015 | By 147709 | Posted in Uncategorized

How to Save Money on Your Electric Bill

Did you know that there are ways you can reduce your electrical bill? Read on to learn how to spend less money on electricity each month.

Slow Cooker

You may have used a slow cooker before because they are convenient. Nothing beats throwing in a few ingredients before leaving for work and coming home to a delicious, home-cooked meal. But, did you know . . .Continue Reading »

January 27th, 2015 | By 147709 | Posted in Uncategorized

A Comparison of Halogen and Fluorescent Light Bulbs

At St Louis MO Electricians, we can help customers make sound lighting choices in their homes. There are a few different types of lighting that you can choose. Here are some of the differences between halogen and fluorescent light bulbs that you might want to think about when choosing the light bulbs for any room in your home.

Fluorescent Lighting

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January 26th, 2015 | By 147709 | Posted in Uncategorized

Must-Have Electrical Upgrades for the Home

As people begin to rely more and more on technology, they can design their homes in a way that will allow take their electrical needs into consideration. You can also make electrical upgrades to your home to help meet your needs. Here are 3 must-have upgrades you should consider getting:

Service Panels

In most homes, the service panel is prepared to handle 60-100 . . .Continue Reading »

January 22nd, 2015 | By 147709 | Posted in Uncategorized

4 Reasons Your Circuit Breaker Trips

When you go to plug something in and turn it on, the appliance or electronic may cause your circuit breaker to trip so the outlet will no longer work. Here are 4 reasons that this happens:

Circuit Overload

When you’re using more current than the circuit can handle, it becomes overloaded and trips. This happens when you have too many things plugged into . . .Continue Reading »

January 17th, 2015 | By 147709 | Posted in Uncategorized

Candle Safety Tips to Enjoy Candles without Worry

Few things can create an ambiance like a candle. Delicious scents, lovely lighting, beautiful celebrations, and aesthetic appeal are all wonderful effects of a lit candle, and these benefits can be enjoyed as long as you take a few precautions. Read our candle safety tips in order to practice safe candle use and enjoy your home’s beautiful candles without worry.

Constant Supervision

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January 2nd, 2015 | By 147709 | Posted in Uncategorized

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