Electrical

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

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    15 Tips for Choosing LED Bulbs for Your Home

    LED (light emitting diode) lights use less energy, last longer, come in many different colors, and are now available in...


    Once-Important Electrical Knowledge Homeowners Don’t Need to Know Anymore

    If you don't use a landline, why would you need to know how to wire a phone jack? See what...


    18 DIY Fixes for Broken Electrical Items at Home

    Don't give up hope on your favorite sconce, extension cord or other electrical thing when it stops working! You can...


    What Does Wi-Fi Stand For?

    Hint: It's not "wireless fidelity."


    Electrical Box Basics All Homeowners Should Know

    With the variety of different electrical boxes available at home centers, how do you know what to buy? Don’t worry, it’s...


    Install a Super-Easy USB Outlet

    Adding a USB outlet is easy enough for a first-time electrician.


    How to Increase Internet Speed

    Install a wired network for peak performance


    How to Balance a Wobbly Ceiling Fan

    Stop the wobble and make your fan run smoothly in 15 minutes.

    How to Choose the Best USB Outlet for Your Home or Garage

    Find out what you need to know about the different types and installation requirements of USB outlets for your home...


    How to Get Better Cell Phone Reception at Home

    Improve cell phone service with a simple signal booster system you can install yourself


    How to Install Ceiling Fans

    It's easier than you think, even on an angled ceiling.


    How to Reduce Static Electricity in Your House

    The shocking truth about taming free electrons!


    How to Install a Ceiling Fan Remote

    Upgrade your fan with a ceiling fan remote.


    Best Electrical Tape

    A electrician pro reveals the electrical tape he swears by


    2 Must-Have Tools for DIY Electrical Work

    Noncontact voltage testers are great for making sure the power is off before you start an electrical project. But the...


    Learn from the Pros: 2 Wire-Splicing Methods

    Learn two wire-splicing methods used by our master electrician.

    The Correct Way to Install a Light Bulb

    Illuminate yourself to this handy hint to prevent light bulbs from breaking in light sockets. It's the best way to...


    Homeowner’s Guide for Holiday Lighting

    We all love the cheerful glow of holiday lights so lets make the process seamless from start to finish. We'll...


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    7 Common Mistakes DIYers Make With Electrical Projects

    Watch out for these common wiring mistakes that trip up DIYers working on electrical projects.


    How To Strip Wire the Safe Way

    When stripping insulation from wiring, you might be tempted to use the cutting jaws on lineman’s pliers instead use a...


    This Tool Makes Twisting Wires So Much Easier

    Try twisting wires with this handy tool

    Aluminum Wiring Can Be Hazardous, Here’s What to do About It

    Your home might have aluminum wiring and you need to know what to do if it's there


    Easy Knob-and-Tube Insulation Fix

    The insulation on knob-and-tube wiring gets brittle with age. When you’re working with it, the insulation may just crumble in...


    How to Use Pocket Change to Determine Wire Sizes

    If you’re adding an outlet, you need to use wire the same gauge as the existing wiring. How do you...


    Don’t Make This Dangerous Mistake with Fuses in Your Electrical Panel

    If you live in an older home that has fuses rather than breaker switches in the main electrical panel, NEVER...


    This Nifty Trick Will Fix an Extension Cord for Only $4

    Before you go out and replace your broken extension cord, try fixing it!


    With Ceiling Fans, You Get What You Pay For

    If you’ve ever shopped for ceiling fans, you've probably been struck by the huge price variations. Fans with the same...