Latest Articles from Central Carolina

Protect Your AC Unit From Water Damage

Have you accounted for all the things that need maintenance OUTSIDE of your home? The roof can often be forgotten during the hot months, as people are more focused on efficiency of their Air Conditioners and staying cool indoors. The roof should not be neglected, however, because damage during the… Read more »

Beware of Energy Drainers in Your Home

You may not have heard of the term “standby power”, but you’re probably be very familiar with it.  Do you ever wonder why your electricity bill may be higher even though you are conscientious about turning the lights off before you leave your house? Well, standby power is anything that… Read more »

Need To Replace a Ceiling Fan?

If you’ve had a broken ceiling fan for a while, you probably feel the need to fix it during the heat waves of summer.  This is not a daunting task, if you have basic electrical skills, or can quickly learn basic electrical skills. Allow for some patience during this process,… Read more »

Are You Using the Right Lighting in Your Home?

Home Lighting Our homes are where we often spend majority of our time. The lighting we use should be fulfilling the purpose, function or feel that want in each room. Lighting may not be something that you’ve given much thought to, but it powerfully impacts everything you do, whether you… Read more »

Light Up Your Home

  Whether you’re sick of tripping over things in the evenings or want to create a certain ambiance, lighting can make a huge impact in your home. Different types of lighting will work best in different rooms. What should you consider for your home? General lighting, also known as ambient… Read more »

Mystery Wall Switches

  You flick the switch—and—nothing. Whether you’re going through the rooms in your new house or you would like to finally figure out that one switch in the home you’ve lived in for years—how do you do it? A switch in a kitchen cabinet may be for a garbage disposal.… Read more »

Clean Air Ducts

About once a year it is a good idea to clean out your home’s air ducts. (Let’s be honest, most of us have never—or very rarely—done this.) It can help to only keep your home cleaner but also help those who have allergies and asthma and households with pets. It… Read more »

Electrical Safety

  Fire prevention awareness month is here, and some of the most common causes of fires besides cooking and unsafe heating are electrical issues. What do you need to know to stay safe? Outlets. Do not force a plug into an outlet or remove the third prong to make a three-prong… Read more »

Install Fire and CO2 Alarms

  October is fire prevention awareness month, and winter is prime time for fires due to people using unsafe techniques to warm up. How do you install smoke and CO2 alarms? Where do you place them? How many do you need? Install smoke alarms inside every bedroom and outside each… Read more »

Bathroom Ventilation Fans

  Long showers feel fantastic—but they aren’t so great for your home. The humidity can breed mold and mildew, which is not only a health hazard, but also bad for your building materials. Ventilation fans can help remove moisture, mold spores and odor from your bathrooms. Nowadays they are “smart”… Read more »