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" Tips of the Trade"

Smoke and C02 Detectors

We recommend replacing all smoke and C02 detectors over 7 years old. To ensure you are well protected, install a smoke and a C02 detector, or a combination smoke/C02 detector, on each level of your home. Also, replace the batteries in your smoke and C02 detectors twice a year. Try replacing the batteries every spring and fall when you change your clocks.

Generators

Generators are the one purchase you wish you made in the middle of a storm when the power goes out and you know it is not coming back anytime soon. So rather than throwing away all your recent grocery purchases, install a generator to protect your home and family. We can assist you through this process whether you wish to install a small portable generator or an automated whole house generator fueled by natural gas or propane. We will work with you to help you come to the best choice for your home.

Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans are a great alternative to running an air conditioner. They use less energy and run quieter. When you purchase a fan, consider how you want to control it via a remote, etc. Some fans do not come with a wall controller. In our experience the Casablanca and Hunter brands have been the most reliable.

Flat Screen TV's

Box stores often offer installation support but they have no qualms about leaving exposed wires draped about your room. Let us help you install your flat screen TV and all your home theater equipment. We will fish the wires behind your walls leaving nothing hanging. Your TV does not have to be an ugly tangle of wires.

Lighting

Whatever you need, we can help. We can install any type of lighting: recessed, ceiling mounted, track lighting, under cabinet lights, or custom lighting. We can work with your lighting designer or make recommendations directly that suits your home. We have over 20 years' experience installing lighting in homes just like yours.

Surge Protectors

Install a quality surge protector for your televisions and computers. Also consider installing a UPS (uninterruptable power supply) system which is similar to a surge suppressor but it has a battery backup feature that will keep the power going for a short period during failures. Lastly, an AVR (automatic voltage regulation) will keep the incoming power steady at all times.

Tripped Breaker

Tripped breakers sometimes appears as if they are still ON as they do not fully move to the OFF position when they trip. To properly reset a tripped breaker, first move the handle all the way to the OFF position and then back to the ON position.

Fluorescent Bulbs and Dimmers

When replacing light bulbs that are on a dimmer with compact fluorescent bulbs be sure to purchase bulbs marked for use with a dimmer. Not all fluorescent bulbs will work with a dimmer.

Attic Fan

Installing an attic fan keeps the house cooler, saves energy, and helps the roof last longer.

Exterior Timers

Installing timers for your exterior lighting will give the house a lived in look that will discourage intruders and welcome you and your guests. It will provide light when you arrive home after dark making you feel safe. They save energy by turning on the lights at dusk and off at a time of your choosing. No more leaving the lights on before you go out. They are really smart. They know to adjust the "on" time each day throughout the year and they even adjust for daylight savings and they remember their programming when the power goes out.