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Aluminum Wiring and Radio Static

I urgently advise you to get your aluminum wiring checked for arcing and fire risk, NOW. The static on your AM radio may be a warning of wiring problems. This is serious and may be a fire warning for you. Aluminum wiring is a problem at the connections to the devices,...

Electric Federal Pacific Breakers

It’s time to change that panel. I suggest you find a licensed electrician and replace your electric panel with a larger size. The 200 amp size is now the standard for circuit panels. Federal Pacific breakers have been identified as a fire risk and are recognized...

Electrical Wall Outlets Get Hot

Electric wires and outlets are sized and rated by wattage and load delivered to the plugged in appliance. I suspect several things that may affect your hot electric outlets. First, use a space heater sized small enough to operate safeley where it is plugged in to the...

Gas Furnace Electricity Needs

A gas fired, forced air home furnace typically requires a small amount of electricity to ignite and operate in your home. Most gas heat furnaces use less than 600 watts of electricity, or less than half of a typical 15 amp electric circuit. The gas furnace uses this...

Whole House Surge Protectors

Whole house surge protectors are costly to buy and then to install. They are wise investments when located in a high elevation or other locations of higher incidence of lightning strikes. They also only protect from the source, upline surge charges (intake through the...