Category Archives: Electrical Tips

hot water system

There are a plethora of hot water systems on the market, and you have a wide array of choices to choose from. However, this can be a bit dicey because you don’t know what the hot water system is perfect for you. Don’t worry because we are here to help you out and talk you through the different types of hot water systems and which one would best fit your needs. Each of these different systems has its own advantages and disadvantages, and each one of them will fit someone’s need. So without further ado, let’s learn more about these different systems. The different types of hot water systems: 1. Solar hot water system This is the most expensive water system on the list, and it is expensive to buy and install. But on the brighter side, its running cost is significantly lower. For, me the advantages of a solar…

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Universal Multimeter

How to Use a Universal Multimeter or Tester Contents Step 1: Measuring a voltage Step 2: Measuring a current Using a multimeter or a universal tester, you can measure several physical quantities: an AC or DC voltage expressed in volts (V); a resistance, expressed in ohms (Ω); a current, expressed in amperes (A). Today, there are two types of universal testers: digital and analog. Some digital testers have the advantage of automatic gauge selection, making them much easier to use. Always choose the highest rating of the quantity being measured if the rating selection is not automatic. Reminder: The ground wire is usually in the middle of the socket. The letter N indicates the neutral (blue wire). The letter L indicates the phase (red, brown, or black wire). Caution: An electrical outlet can conduct electricity even if the appliance connected is not working. Use a voltmeter or a voltage tester to…

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pool-

Most of us dream of living in a house with a pool and very few of us can live this dream. I live in a condo where my neighbors and I share our swimming pool, and whenever there is an issue, we just call maintenance. But if you are one of the lucky ones out there and own a house with a pool, you need to know how to change a pool light because it is an issue that we tend to leave untouched longer than you need to. It is an easy fix that most of us can do in the span of an hour and even less if you are a bit plumbing and tool savvy. So, without further ado, let’s get into this blog and understand and learn how to change your pool lights. Pool light 101 Most pools have one or more lights used to illuminate…

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water heater

How to fix a broken electric water heater What’s worse than starting your day with a clod shower because your electric water heater is malfunctioning and gave up on you? This may be my 13th reason why on a day where my mood is already down. Fear not because we are here and we’ll guide you to locate the issue and even fix it yourself. Most people think the worst when their electric water heater stops working, but it is usually just a minor issue that can be easily resolved. Check your warranty Before doing anything, locate your warranty and check if your heater is still assured and the contract’s conditions. This tends to be limited for both residential and commercial electric water heaters. The warranty will give you details about the tank like its serial number, model, and what parts can be changed for free or that you might…

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What Are the Most Dangerous Electrical Hazards in a Home?

What Are the Most Dangerous Electrical Hazards in a Home? Our human ancestors relied heavily on fire for the luxuries of light, heat, and cooking. Today, at the flick of a switch or a push of a button, we have the luxury of obtaining instant power. You’d agree with me that electricity is one of the best blessings that science has given to mankind. From the time we wake up in the morning till the moment we hit the pillow at night, electricity has revolutionized our daily routines and now we cannot imagine our lives without it. When it comes to modern homes, everything runs on electricity. The alarm that you turn off each morning runs on electricity. Electricity is what keeps the lights in your bedroom on and provides you with that hot shower you take right before breakfast. It keeps the food in the fridge cold and fresh…

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How to Make Your Electrical Appliances Last Longer: Tips From Electrician Experts

How to Make Your Electrical Appliances Last Longer: Tips From Electrician Experts Be honest with me, how many oodles of cash have you spent on newly bought electrical appliances? It’s not only about older ones dying prematurely, but it seems like you even have trouble keeping new ones in good condition. Worried for your electrical appliances? Try these simple tips! Read the Instruction Manual Upon the launch of a product or the release of a new update, you’ll find most product manufacturers or suppliers dealing a lot with customer support. Logically speaking, all the answers users look for are right inside the user manual. So, why are producers frequently encountering issues with customers? Simple: Because we are not reading the frickin’ manual. I’ve heard or rather read somewhere that men are far less likely to read an instruction manual than women because they have more confidence in the abilities to…

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6 Simple Ways to Beat the Heat and Reduce Your Summer Electrical Bills

6 Simple Ways to Beat the Heat and Reduce Your Summer Electrical Bills Summer is meant to be enjoyed. It is a time meant for sunbathing at the beach, spending time outdoors, riding bicycles and being close to nature. However, rising summer electrical bills will be a great injustice. If you want to enjoy your summer, without worrying about the impact of heat on your energy bills, you need to consider the following tips. #1. Turn Off the Lights Don’t get me wrong. I don’t like playing the bad guy and I love my kids a lot, but I don’t love their bad habits of leaving the lights on when they exit a room. They never learn to turn off the lights. Like NEVER. I know what you are thinking, “What does this have to do with reducing your electricity bills in the summer?” Well, turning off the lights when…

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