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The Reasons Why Heating and Furnace Maintenance Is Necessary

Most people generally don’t pay as much attention to heating and furnace maintenance, especially as much as they do to the air conditioning system. However, regular and timely servicing and maintenance of both the heating system and furnace is essential for a variety of reasons. They include but are definitely not limited to the following:

How to Choose the Right Space Heater

Space heaters take a lot of…well…heat. They’re often considered to be a dangerous fire hazard. The truth is that they’re like any other tool. If you’re not careless with them and you observe all of their safety precautions then they can help you heat areas of your home that aren’t adequately tackled by your home

Preventing Bathroom Fan Fires

Here at The House Doctors we are very interested in doing whatever we can to promote home safety. As electricians, fires are on our minds a lot. As it happens, bathroom exhaust fans often do cause house fires. When we were reminded of this fact we decided that we wanted to take a moment to

Troubleshooting Track Lighting

In a previous post we talked about how to install track lighting. Yet if you’re going to get the full enjoyment out of these modern, stylish lights you need to know how to troubleshoot track lighting too. Usually the biggest problem that people encounter is 1-3 lights that simply won’t come on. If you’ll recall

Swimming Pool Regulations and Electrical Safety

Summer is here, and that means people are hitting the pools. Most people understand basic pool safety as it relates to swimming, fencing, and keeping unsupervised kids away from the water. But did you know that there are electrical code requirements and swimming pool regulations that can impact your safety in other ways? Most pools

How to Replace a Bathroom Light Fixture

Learning how to replace a bathroom light fixture is a simple DIY task that can help you update your bathroom. Many bathrooms are saddled with light fixtures that are old, dingy, or outdated, so this is a quick way to give your home a fresh new look. This project doesn’t take too long to do.

Why You Might Need to Upgrade to a 200 Amp Electrical Panel

Last week we talked about the kinds of electrical wiring challenges you might face when purchasing an older home. One of the things we did not address in that post was the capacity of the electrical panel itself. So today we’re going to talk about why you might need an upgrade. Older homes tend to

When Do You Need Emergency Electrical Service?

We offer 24/7 emergency electrical services here at The House Doctors. But what does that really mean, and when would you need that kind of service? Most electrical needs really aren’t emergencies, which is probably a good thing. A true electrical emergency is usually pretty scary stuff. However, you absolutely want to get emergency electrical

How to Choose the Right Backup Power Generator for Your Home

Power outages are a way of life. Severe heat, severe storms, and accidents can all cause blackouts for long periods of time, making a backup power generator a necessity. You’ll have several different options for picking the right generator, so let’s go through the pros and cons of each. Portable Gas Generators Portable gas generators

New Energy Efficient Light Bulbs Powered by Nanotechnology

It sounds like something out of Star Trek. But according to The New York Times, Advanced Lighting Technology has re-imaged incandescent light bulbs for the 21st century. The new nanotech bulbs are supposed to be just as bright as the incandescent bulbs we all grew up with. However, they’re also supposed to be even more

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