Mr. Electric - Electronics http://www.33pulse.com/taxonomy/term/568 en Summer is the Most Stressful Time for Your Electrical System http://www.33pulse.com/blog/summer-stress-electrical-system <div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><h2>Summer is the Most Stressful Time for Your Electrical System</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img class="img-responsive" data-echo="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/600x300/public/content/blog/images/me-bloggraphicstressfreesummer.jpg?itok=twy2beBw" data-icon="/profiles/dwyer/modules/contrib/lazyloader/loader/loader-7.gif" src="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/profiles/dwyer/modules/contrib/lazyloader/image_placeholder.gif" width="1529" height="748" alt="" /><noscript><img class="img-responsive" src="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/600x300/public/content/blog/images/me-bloggraphicstressfreesummer.jpg?itok=twy2beBw" width="1529" height="748" alt="" /></noscript></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Brad Roop</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 9:19am</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden body"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The weather is heating up, and with it, so is the load on your electrical system. Don’t let the stress pile up. Protect your electrical system – and your wallet – from the stresses of summer with the help of these simple tips.</p> <h2>Take a Load Off</h2> <p>Is your electrical system bearing the burden of your poor appliances choices? Don’t become a victim of “operator error” by overlooking these seasonal adjustments to appliance use:</p> <h3>Don’t Blow It</h3> <p>Heating and cooling comprises about 30-50 percent of your electric bill, making it one of the biggest stressors on your electrical system. However there are many ways to reduce that stress, including…</p> <ul><li>Keeping your air filter clean.</li> <li>Scheduling a professional cleaning and tune-up once a year.</li> <li>Clearing your outdoor system and indoor vents of debris and blockages.</li> <li>Addressing ductwork leaks.</li> <li>Setting your system on 85 degrees when you’re not home, or…</li> <li>Installing a programmable thermostat.</li> </ul><h3>Keep Your Cool</h3> <p>Your refrigerator is among the largest consumers of energy in your home. Keep a lid on energy consumption by…</p> <ul><li>Ensuring seals are clean and tight.</li> <li>Verifying proper operating temperate: 37°-40°F in the refrigerator and 0°-5°F in the freezer.</li> </ul><h3>Keep Things From Boiling Over</h3> <p>The water heating is typically the third largest energy expense in your home. The hotter the temperature of the water, and the more it is used, the harder your electrical system is forced to keep up with the heating demands. Summer is hot enough! Cool your use by…</p> <ul><li>Setting water heater temperature to 120 degrees.</li> <li>Properly insulating your tank.</li> <li>Taking a shower instead of a bath.</li> <li>Turning hot water – and your heater – off when you don’t need it.</li> </ul><h3>Go Au-Natural</h3> <p>Hanging clothes on the line rather than running the dryer, the second largest energy-consuming appliance in your home, can keep your home and energy bills from becoming too hot to handle.</p> <h3>Fire up the Grill</h3> <p>Using your stovetop or oven in summer’s heat can really put a strain on your air conditioner and electrical system. Save some dough and maintain comfort by firing up your grill instead.</p> <h2>Reduce Appliance Stress</h2> <p>Today’s homes use a multitude of gadgets and appliances that can cause a considerable amount of stress to your electrical system. Give your system the TLC it deserves:</p> <h3>Flip the Switch</h3> <p>Turning off items that are not in use rather than letting them run such as lights, laptop and mobile devices, TVs, radios, and more can take a lot of pressure off your electrical system. How much? Lighting in the average home accounts for 12 percent, and electronic devices another 10-15 percent. Whew!</p> <h3>Go Unplugged</h3> <p>Vampire power can really drain you, sucking up five percent of your power bill or more – all for nothing. Among the biggest offenders putting a strain on your electrical system (even when they’re turned off): TVs, computers, microwaves, cell phone chargers… anything with a power adaptor, indicator light, standby function, or clock. Unplug these items or plug them into a power strip, flipping them off when they’re not in use.</p> <h2>Contain Yourself</h2> <p>Your electrical system can suffer stress from issues outside of your home as well. Are you closing your eyes to these electrical stressors from your home’s great outdoors?</p> <h3><a href="http://www.33pulse.com/light-dimmers-timers">Stay Out of the Spotlight</a></h3> <p>Outdoor lighting fixtures are heavily used and a great place to take a load off. Updating to more modern technology for outdoor lighting such as motion sensors, timers, and photocells for sensing daylight, in addition to CFL and LED bulb technology, can not only save a pretty penny in energy wasted on unnecessary illumination, but boost security as well.</p> <h3>Reinforce Your Protective Shell</h3> <p>Is the outdoors infringing on your indoors? Your home’s thermal envelope – the outer walls, windows, doors, floors, ceiling – may need support in the form of adequate insulation and air sealing to keep your home comfortable and help you avoid the stress of unnecessarily high energy bills. Ease the hardship on your wires and your wallet by putting this on the top of your priority list.</p> <p>Electrical system all stressed out? <a href="http://www.33pulse.com/contact-us">Contact Mr. Electric</a> today!</p> <div class="row"> <h3 style="text-align: center;">Other Related Blog Posts</h3> <div class="col-md-4"><a href="http://www.33pulse.com/blog/5-ways-to-be-kind-to-your-budget-tips-on-energy-savings"><picture data-picture-mapping="full-0" data-picture-group="full-0" class="img-responsive"><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source data-srcset="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/full-0-lg/public/mre-5waysbudget-blog.jpg?itok=PIRQOId1 1x" media="(min-width: 1200px)"></source><source data-srcset="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/full-0-md/public/mre-5waysbudget-blog.jpg?itok=_NE18kfa 1x" media="(min-width: 992px) and (max-width: 1199px)"></source><source 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http://www.33pulse.com/blog/is-your-home-grounded-properly <div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><h2>Is Your Home Grounded Properly?</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img class="img-responsive" data-echo="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/600x300/public/content/blog/images/code_-_mre_-_is_your_home_.jpeg?itok=Hrdn1TJQ" data-icon="/profiles/dwyer/modules/contrib/lazyloader/loader/loader-7.gif" src="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/profiles/dwyer/modules/contrib/lazyloader/image_placeholder.gif" width="734" height="359" alt="" /><noscript><img class="img-responsive" src="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/600x300/public/content/blog/images/code_-_mre_-_is_your_home_.jpeg?itok=Hrdn1TJQ" width="734" height="359" alt="" /></noscript></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Brad Roop</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 10:59am</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden body"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>You’re on top of grounding your children, but are you familiar with grounding your home? It improves the<a href="http://www.33pulse.com/home-electrical-safety-security"> safety</a> of your home as well as increases the life of your electronics, and who doesn’t want that? Mr. Electric has all you need to know in order to have your home properly grounded.</p> <h3>Want your home to survive life’s trials? Ground it!</h3> <p>Electricity likes to travel the path of least resistance. When there’s too much of it, it needs somewhere to go. That’s where grounding comes in. You see, without it, that path of least resistance is your appliances and electronics – and possibly you when you use them. Burn! Zap! Not a good thing.</p> <h3>Grounding rules:</h3> <p>Since you don’t want your appliances – or you – to take the heat in these situations, a grounding wire is added to your home, offering all that electricity the perfect chance of escape, via a wire attached to your home’s electrical system which is submerged firmly in the ground – the reason it’s called “grounding.” Both your home’s electrical box and your home’s outlets need to be connected to this grounding wire in order to be properly and safely grounded.</p> <h3>A punishment when not performed correctly.</h3> <p>Without proper grounding, you and your home could suffer burned out electronics and appliances, electrical fires and potentially deadly electrical shock.</p> <h3>Has my home been properly grounded?</h3> <p>Without special testing equipment, it may be difficult to tell. Just because you have three prong outlets does not mean the outlets – or your home – are properly grounded. These outlets must be properly wired in to your home’s main grounding wire for proper protection. There is also more to grounding than sticking a big metal rod in the dirt, such as properly attaching wires, grounding to your home’s water pipes correctly, and much, much more. If you don’t want your electrical behaving badly, you can ensure it is properly grounded by having it inspected by a <a href="http://www.33pulse.com/contact-us">licensed, qualified electrician</a>.</p> <h3>Grounding: Age matters.</h3> <p>Newer homes, as a result of increased safety regulations, are typically properly grounded. Older homes, on the other hand, may not have had a proper grounding experience, or any at all. Homes built before 1950 are especially at risk. You should always have your home, regardless of age, inspected for proper grounding by a licensed, qualified electrician to avoid the potential risks of fire, electrical shock, and property damage. You never know what the previous resident did without a permit.</p> <p>Don’t suffer the punishment of burnt out electronics or a burned down home. <a href="http://www.33pulse.com/contact-us">Mr. Electric? </a> will keep you out of trouble – get grounded today!</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-node-link field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog/is-your-home-grounded-properly" class="">Read more</a></div></div></div> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 15:59:16 +0000 Brad Roop 5547 at http://www.33pulse.com Show Your Electronics Some Love http://www.33pulse.com/blog/show-your-electronics-some-love <div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><h2>Show Your Electronics Some Love</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img class="img-responsive" data-echo="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/600x300/public/content/blog/images/code_-_mre_-_show_your_electronics_some_love_-_v2.jpg?itok=W3BUhhov" data-icon="/profiles/dwyer/modules/contrib/lazyloader/loader/loader-7.gif" src="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/profiles/dwyer/modules/contrib/lazyloader/image_placeholder.gif" width="830" height="415" alt="" /><noscript><img class="img-responsive" src="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/600x300/public/content/blog/images/code_-_mre_-_show_your_electronics_some_love_-_v2.jpg?itok=W3BUhhov" width="830" height="415" alt="" /></noscript></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Kim Bechel</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 8:46am</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden body"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Showing some love to your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day is a beautiful thing. Are you also showing that love to the electronics that keep things running smoothly in your home year-round? Much like your honey, ignoring those electronics for any length of time without giving them a little much-needed TLC could leave you in the doghouse.</p> <h2>Share the Love by Giving Your Electronics the Attention They Deserve</h2> <h4>Give Them Shelter from the Storm</h4> <p>Or your 2-year-old… Or your morning coffee… Or your dog. Your electronic devices need to be protected. Are they properly cased and safely stored?</p> <h4>Help Them Maintain a Positive Self-Image</h4> <p>Cleaning your electronics immediately is essential after unwanted exposures to items of all sorts, from your daily cola, food crumbs, dirt and grime, to a hosing from an over-friendly pet, and more. Don’t just grab a wet paper towel. Make certain to use compatible cleaning solutions and rags by making a worthwhile investment in specialized cleaning sets available for each of your sensitive devices. Here are some tips for properly cleaning and maintaining your electronic devices:</p> <ul><li>Avoid soap solutions and glass cleaner, which can discolor screens and degrade speakers and inputs.</li> <li>Use compatible, microfiber cloths and cleaning solutions. Apply cleaning solution directly to the cloth – not the screen. Cleaning solution not provided? Opt for isopropyl alcohol, which easily evaporates.</li> <li>For keyboards and hard-to-reach areas, compressed air and handheld vacuums with soft brush attachments work wonders.</li> </ul><h4>Avoid Entanglements</h4> <p>Recycle unnecessary or extraneous cords and chargers. Properly organize wires leading to electronics like televisions and DVD players, which are dust bunny magnets courtesy of static electricity. Untangle wires and straighten them together with zip ties to allow for easier cleaning and vacuuming without dislodging connections.</p> <h4>Insure Their Health</h4> <p>Opt for additional insurance or available protection plans that cover the parts and labor necessary to resurrect expensive devices.</p> <h4>Keep the Romance Alive</h4> <p>Remove batteries from items you don’t use often to prevent damage from corrosion. Keep batteries on hand for items like remotes (which should also be cleaned) and store chargers carefully. Consider the addition of a professionally designed and installed charging station for the safety of sensitive portable electronics and to drastically cut the clutter.</p> <h4>Protect Them from the Shocks of Life</h4> <p>Today’s expensive electronics and appliances are more sensitive to power spikes and surges than their predecessors. Keep them protected with whole house and point-of-use?<a href="http://www.33pulse.com/surge-protection" target="_self">surge protection</a>. The cost of replacing a single item destroyed by a surge will often cover your investment. Losing a single large home appliance will cost you double the investment of professionally installed surge protection from Mr. Electric<sup>?</sup>.</p> <p>Ready to show the love? Contact?Mr. Electric?today.</p> <p>?</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-node-link field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog/show-your-electronics-some-love" class="">Read more</a></div></div></div> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 14:46:06 +0000 Kim Bechel 5516 at http://www.33pulse.com

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