How to Use a Digital Multimeter and Analog Multimeter
Test batteries, electrical circuits, broken appliances and more with this helpful tool.
10 Electrical Safety Checks Homeowners Should Do Every Year
It's important to conduct an occasional electrical safety check on your home. The process is quick and easy, and finding...
18 Electric Wiring Fails That Will Make You Wince
It's best not to take shortcuts when it comes to the electrical work in your home.
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...
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
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...
8 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...
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...