Latest Articles from Central Carolina

Wiring for Your Home Office

  More and more people are working from home. You can have the best speed and performance in your home office if you set everything up properly and don’t cut corners. You’ll likely need high-speed Internet and networking. Structured wiring is a data delivery system that can carry phone, fax, broadband,… Read more »

Light Bulb Choices Explained

  CFL, LED, incandescent… what’s the difference between all of these types of light bulbs? And what works best for your home? In short, the most energy-efficient options are Compact Fluorescent (CFL) and Light Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs. They emit the same amount of light as incandescent bulbs but have lower… Read more »

Updating Your Light Fixtures

With a new year right around the corner, many people are considering how to start fresh in the year ahead — and that includes making improvements to their home. If you’re one of them, and you’re looking for one easy way to increase ambiance and useful lighting areas without breaking… Read more »

Using Space Heaters

If you’re trying to warm up a certain room, a space heater can be a great way to do that. However, the space heater’s effectiveness is dependent on you taking specific precautions while purchasing wisely so you don’t waste electricity (and money). There are a few different types of heaters that… Read more »

Updating Your Kitchen for High-End Appliances

Professional-style kitchen appliances are becoming increasingly available and popular in everyday homes. If you’re considering upgrading your kitchen by installing these types of appliances, there are some things to consider and tips to make sure it’s all done safely. First, think about your kitchen size. Many kitchens will simply be too… Read more »

Holiday Lights and Electrical Safety

Many of us are already taking out those boxes of holiday decorations or starting to shop for new décor. With all of the lights, though, come safety concerns. How can you make sure you’re lighting up your home without risking fires or electrical injuries? Before getting started, plan your displays.… Read more »

Breathe Happy with Air Filters 

  Air filters for your HVAC unit remove dust, pollen and debris from the air before blowing it into your home. Most need to be cleaned or replaced monthly not only to keep the air clean, but also to keep your system working efficiently. To find replacements that will fit… Read more »

How to Use Smoke Detectors Properly

With daylight savings time ending soon, it’s that time of year to change the batteries in your smoke detectors and test them. The National Fire Protection Association says 3/5 of home fire deaths are in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. Furthermore, do you have enough smoke… Read more »

Common Heating Mistakes

Want to help prevent your heating bills from flying sky high this winter? While weatherstripping your windows and regularly inspecting and tuning your heating system are great ways to make sure the heat in your home is used efficiently, there are more things you can do to help. You may have already… Read more »

Warm Up with Heated Floors

  You’re getting out of your warm bed to go to the bathroom and yikes! You step onto a freezing bathroom floor. Well, that doesn’t have to be the case this winter if you install radiant floor heating. Below are a few options for you to consider: Electric Radiant Heating… Read more »