Latest Articles from Central Carolina

The Whole House Program For Easy Home Maintenance

    Electrical fires account for an estimated 51,000 fires each year. Each year more than 4,000 people are hospitalized with carbon monoxide poisoning. A leaky toilet can waste over 73,000 gallons of water a year. Dealing with home maintenance as a homeowner can be stressful, right?  It doesn’t have to… Read more »

HVAC Spring To-Do

  Spring is one of those times of the year when you can generally look forward to lower electric bills, as it isn’t too hot or too cold. It is also a great time of year to make sure your HVAC is ready for the summer. When it is a… Read more »

Don’t Skip These Home Upkeep Items

  Your home maintenance checklist could include dozens and dozens of items, and you can easily get overwhelmed thinking about all of these things. You can, however, skip some of the smaller items or delay them. Others you don’t want to skip. So prioritize: What are some of the most… Read more »

Wiring Your Unfinished Garage

  You’re looking around at your unfinished garage and realize you need more outlets and lighting. Before getting started, keep a few things in mind: If you are leaving the walls and ceiling open, you’ll have to use the framing members to protect and support the wires. Do not span stud… Read more »

Light Up Your Deck or Patio

  Whether you’re hoping to throw some cookouts this summer or are concerned about your family’s safety while walking outside in the dark, adding lighting around your deck or patio is a great idea. What are some easy options? Low-voltage landscape lighting is a great addition. It won’t light up… Read more »

Home Automation

  With “smart technology” you can have it all these days. Besides your coffee being brewed before you wake up, you can have lights turned on automatically, and doors locked from a swipe on our phone. What are some ways you can make your life easier if this is something… Read more »

Furnace Efficiency Ratings

  Did you know that the efficiency rating for your heating system will help you figure out how much it will cost you to heat your home? A higher rating is ideal — it means that a greater amount of heat is provided for the amount of energy used. The Annual… Read more »

Prepare for Power Outages with Standby Generators

  Losing your power is never something anyone wants, especially during the winter months. For some homeowners, a lapse in power is a minor annoyance while for others it can be life threatening. For this and a variety of other reasons, a generator may be a wise purchase for your home. While… Read more »

Getting the Most From Your Heating System

  This is the time of year when most of us see skyrocketing energy bills and are reminded of our to-do list when it comes to checking and maintaining our heating systems. Here are some of the big items to put on your list: Change the filter at least every… Read more »

Make Your Home Greener

  Today there are plenty of “greener” choices when it comes to your home. Whether you’re trying to help the environment or just want to save money, here are some ideas to get you started. Switch to CFLs or LEDs. They cost more up front but use far less energy… Read more »