How to Reset a Circuit Breaker
You’ll usually find the main circuit breaker panel—a gray, metal box—in a utility room, garage or basement. Don’t worry about opening the…
Best Electrical Tape
Which electrical tape is best? A master electrician tells you why he chooses Scotch 33+ above all the others.
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Preventing Electrical Overloads
Electrical overloads can be dangerous. In this article, we’ll explain how electrical circuits work, how to figure out which outlets are on which…
Installing Electric Heaters
An electric heater can be a good option for warming up a cold room. We'll show strategies for adding an in-wall electric heater wherever you…
10 Tips on Saving Electricity and Lowering Your Electricity Bill
Electricity prices are rising and utility bills are getting ugly. Fight back with these 10 tips, and reduce your electrical bill by up to 40…
Control Garage Electrical Devices Remotely
Replace any switch in the house with an X10 switch and you can remotely control electric devices in a detached garage—or anywhere else in…
How to Reduce Static Electricity in the House
Static electricity can be a real problem in winter, especially in houses with carpets and radiator heat. There are several simple ways to reduce…
Electrical Boxes: How to Add Capacity
If you're adding wires or a bigger device to an electrical box, you may need additional capacity. There are two ways to enlarge an existing box…
How to Use Cheap Electrical Testers
We’ll show you how to use inexpensive electrical testers to make electrical work safer and easier. We cover three testers—a…
Save energy and money by reducing “stand by” losses through electrical appliances and devices. We show you what wastes electricity…
Top 10 Electrical Mistakes
Wiring problems and mistakes are all too common, and if left uncorrected have the potential to cause short circuits, shocks and even fires.…