What Do I Need a 250 Volt Outlet For?

As you walk through your home, you’ll see many electrical outlets. But not all of them are the same; in fact, some may be better suited for some purposes than others. Outlets come in many forms with different specifications. A 250-volt outlet has a higher capacity...

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Black Hills’ Easy Guide to Electrical Panel Labels

As a homeowner or renter, it’s important to be able to read your electrical panel. If you can’t tell what some circuit breakers are for, your safety may be at risk. The electrical panel distributes electricity that enters from the utility grid to all the circuits in...

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How Does a Wireless Light Switch Work?

Since the advent of electric lighting, the placement of light switches has been an important consideration. The traditional light switch is connected to your light fixtures, and electrical system, via wires. A wireless light switch functions in the same way except it...

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Thermostat Placement 101

Your thermostat keeps a constant check on the temperature in your home. The information it collects allows it to signal your furnace to start heating and air conditioner to start cooling. To work properly, it must have an accurate reading, which is why thermostat...

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Are Smart Thermostats Worth the Money?

Everyone wants to have the perfect temperature at home, but heating and cooling come at a cost. A standard thermostat turns your AC on and off based on the temperatures you set. Smart thermostats take it a step further with a range of features that automate...

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Tips for Rewiring Your Whole House

House rewiring can be a highly disruptive process. The older your home and the more degraded the electrical wiring, the more complex the job may be. The work can be difficult to take on alone. In fact, it is extremely dangerous if you don’t have electrical experience....

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Ultimate Guide: Types of Electrical Outlets

If you’re like many homeowners, you may be surprised to know not all electrical outlets are the same. Some are designed to handle higher voltages than others. There are different characteristics to consider as well. Depending on its specifications, a particular outlet...

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