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Electricity is not something to mess with unprepared. Stay safe by getting educated on all things electrical.

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    Installing a Single-Pole Smart Light Switch

    Make your regular light switch smart in five easy steps!

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

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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...


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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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    Should You Do Your Own Electrical Work?

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    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,...


    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.


    13 ‘Cutting Edge’ Table Saw Tips

    Straight from top pro woodworkers—ultra-clever tips for getting the most from your table saw.


    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...


    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.

    Upgrade a Recessed Light Fixture

    Simply change the trim to change the style


    How to Repair the TV Remote

    Most fixes are easy . . . if you can get the remote apart.


    Mastering the Art of Electrical Conduit

    Running electrical conduit on the surface of a wall is an easy way to add wiring to a workshop, garage...


    LED Lights for Your Workshop

    Get better, brighter workshop lighting by switching from fluorescent bulbs to LEDs.


    Save Big By Hiring Contractors Off-Season

    Choosing the right time to hire home contractors can save you money and get better quality work. Here's the best...


    The Dos and Don’ts of a Bathroom Remodel

    A bathroom remodel can be a stressful endeavor, whether it's a DIY job or you hire a professional. However, when...