Latest Electrical News
Your home electrical system: how long can it last?
Many components in your home's electrical system will wear out over time. Here is a look at what kind of longevity you can expect from your power system.
Home lighting emerges from the dark ages
The incandescent light bulb made gaslight and candles obsolete, but now it, too, has been replaced. Today's energy-efficient products last longer, are cheaper to operate and give you more lighting choices.
Rambler reno: open plan at '60s prices?
Is your 1960s rambler stuck in the '60s? What would it cost you today at '60s prices adjusted for inflation to add a modern great room -- with and without contemporary bells and whistles?
10 top DIY no-nos found by electrical inspectors
Some homeowners are confident enough to handle their own wiring, even though they shouldn't be. While simple wiring tasks can be a DIY job, the more complicated (and dangerous) tasks are not. This list sheds light on 10 code problems that inspectors commonly find.
Top 5 DIY code violations according to building inspectors
Here are five common errors building inspectors uncover when they visit do-it-yourself jobs. Read up to avoid a pesky and project-delaying call-back.
Electricians and Electricial Contractors
You may have DIY skills, but some tasks around the home require the training of a professional electrician. Protect your home and family by calling in electrical contractors to handle your home wiring projects.
How to Install New Wires
It's easy for a person with a basic knowledge of home wiring to do simple jobs. Read up on the do's and don'ts of wiring to see if you want to tackle the job.