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How to Upgrade and Replace Lightbulbs

Replacing outdated lightbulbs in your new home can create the atmosphere you want and lower your electric bill. Here are your options.

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Which is the Correct (and Incorrect) Way to Install an Electrical Outlet?

One of the first things people get confused about when trying to install an electrical outlet is which way is...


Installing a Single-Pole Smart Light Switch

Make your regular light switch smart in five easy steps!


3 Best Ways to Protect Your Devices During Severe Weather

Don't let a nearby lightning strike destroy all of the high-tech gear in your home.


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Breaker Box Safety: How to Connect a New Circuit

Add a new circuit to your home's wiring

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Electrical Wiring: How to Run Power Anywhere

The easiest way to bring electricity to a shed, garden or lamppost


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How to Replace a Light Fixture

Replace a light fixture without the hassle with these electrical tips from veteran pros.

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How to Bury Underground Cable

We break down four options for underground wiring. Here's what you need to know.


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An Expert’s Guide to Buying and Installing LED Lights

LED lighting can add a cool, modern aesthetic to any entertainment space. Here's everything you need to know to buy...


6 Best RV Solar Panels and Kits

Silent and fume-free electric power for your RV is what solar panel kits deliver. Check out these six top models...


Fluorescent Light Covers to Transform Your Drop Ceiling

Fluorescent light has been linked to migraines, sleep disruption, increased stress and more. Fortunately, there are many beautiful ways to...

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7 Savvy Answers to Common Questions About Smart Light Switches

This overview will help you decide which smart light switches will work best with your smart home setup.


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6 Electrical Outlets That Maximize Safety and Convenience

These six specialized electrical outlets can improve your home life.


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Space Heater Safety Tips

Space heaters can boost home warmth, but they can cause fires if you aren't careful. Here are 10 space heater...


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Should You Do Your Own Electrical Work?

Handy homeowners do electrical work all the time. With the right tools and knowledge, you can increase your skills safely...


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8 Most Common Electric Mistakes Found in Home Inspections

Any number of problems can be found in a home inspection, but these electrical issues should not be overlooked.

How to Safely Dispose of Fluorescent Light Bulbs

Safely dispose of CFL bulbs through retail stores and collection sites and safely clean up any broken bulbs.


Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Plug Space Heaters Into Power Strips

Before you plug one in, know this: Heating is the second leading cause of house fires (behind cooking), according to...


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10 Silent Signs Your House Has a Major Electrical Problem

These warning signs aren't loud, but they are serious. Here are quiet clues that your home may have a major...


10 Ways to Add Lighting Without Wires or Cords

Let there be light! These simple ideas for lighting without wires will help you brighten up your space; no plugs,...


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9 Things You Should Never Do With Power Strips

Are you guilty of any of these power strip mistakes?


How Circuit Breakers Work

How Circuit Breakers Work


11 Deadly Myths About Electricity That Need to Be Cleared Up

We use electricity every single day—here's what you should know to stay safe.


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27 Top Tips for Wiring Switches and Outlets Yourself

Play it smart and stay safe when wiring outlets and switches

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15 Things You Should Know Before Doing DIY Electrical Work

Don't do any DIY electrical work if you're not fully educated on the subject. Here is some essential knowledge and...


5 Electrical Projects DIYers Should Not Take On

We know our readers love to DIY, but when it comes to electrical work there are some projects better left...


Preventing Electrical Overloads

Circuit breakers, overloads and your electrical system.


Power a Laptop or TV With a Car Power Inverter

A power inverter for car allows you to run low power AC electrical devices like computers, video cams and even...


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Top 10 Electrical Mistakes

Wiring problems and mistakes are all too common, and if left uncorrected have the potential to cause short circuits, shocks...


Smart Light Switches

Easy-to-install smart light switches deliver more safety, convenience and can cut your energy bills.