When the lights go out all over your Colorado Springs neighborhood, you know you’re going to need to live without electricity. With luck, it will only take a few minutes for the power to come back on, but in a bad scenario, you could be without electricity for hours. And, if there’s some kind of…

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When you were a child, you probably thought that electricity worked like magic – if you ever thought about it all. But by now, you know that your utility provider generates electricity and sends it to your home. What happens next? We take a quick look at home electrical system basics. Your Main Panel or…

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How to Fix a Flickering Light Bulb

Flickering light bulbs can be an easy-to-fix and rather niggling problem, or they can be one that flashes an alarm signal of bigger electrical problems in your house.  To find out whether it fits the first or second scenario might involve trial and error, plus a few simple tests. One thing is certain, as some…

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As annoying as their beeping can be, and as irritating as you might find the need to replace batteries in your smoke alarms on a regular basis, these devices are among the most important in your home.  When you consider it can save you from losing everything in a household fire, is it really that…

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There’s a simple answer, and that is “Yes”. Our mothers and fathers were right when they rowed at us to turn the lights off when we left a room. But the answer is also in the affirmative for those who argued that switching them on again would waste power. But whether that really matters depends…

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There was a time when there were a string of jokes about the simple task of changing a light bulb, and how many people of different types were needed to accomplish this task. One asked how many psychologists it would take and the answer was that it would need only one – but then the…

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