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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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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...


Upgrade a Recessed Light Fixture

Simply change the trim to change the style


Smart Light Switches

Easy-to-install smart light switches deliver more safety, convenience and can cut your energy bills.


How to Repair the TV Remote

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


Mastering the Art of Electrical Conduit

Electrical metallic tubing (EMT) is strong, cheap and easy to bend once you learn how. These tips will help you...


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...

How to Use a Digital Multimeter and Analog Multimeter

Test batteries, electrical circuits, broken appliances and more with this helpful tool.


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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 lights use less energy, last longer and come in many different colors. If you've been attracted by LED lighting...


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...


This Is How Often You Need to Back up Your Computer

Here's how often tech pros say you need to back up your computer, and the best methods of backing up...

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...