Five Things Every Homeowner Needs To Check Before Winter

The colder temperatures take their toll on our homes every year, and we spend so much time worrying about the decorations and cleaning, we neglect the important stuff. That’s why we at DEAR Services want to help you get ready with 5 tips to get your home ready and safe this winter.The colder temperatures take their toll on our homes every year, and we spend so much time worrying about the decorations and cleaning, we neglect the important stuff. That’s why we at DEAR Services want to help you get ready with 5 tips to get your home ready and
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Categories: Electrical, Heating, Outdoors, and Plumbing.

Two Things To Look For When Shopping For Light Bulbs

Light bulbs are getting better. Newer bulbs like L.E.D.s (light emitting diodes) last longer and use less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs, saving you money on your energy bills. The two things to look at are how bright it the light bulb and what’s on the label. DID YOU KNOW as of 2012, everyday light bulbs had to meet new Department of Energy standards for how much energy they use. Those bulbs that don’t meet those standards are now being phased out over the next few years. Along with this move to more efficient bulbs came a new way to
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Categories: Electrical.

The ‘Nest’ Best Thing In Thermostats

IT’S NO QUESTION THE MODERN AGE HAS MADE HOME LIFE MORE COMFORTABLE. From turning on your crockpot to setting your home’s security system by a cellphone app, we certainly live in an era of convenience. The new generation of thermostat technology from Nest is no exception, providing convenience and energy efficient solutions, while also saving you money. The Nest Learning Thermostat is not only user-friendly, but also maintains and controls the temperature of a house with ease and simplicity. Devices such as the Nest Thermostat are built to provide an energy efficient schedule and take an additional 19.5 to 36.1
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Categories: Electrical.

The Snap Crackle Pop of Surge Protection

Over the course of years we have experienced the benefits of good quality home surge protection. These strips have more requirements in today’s times than when they were first introduced and a regulatory requirement was placed on them in August of 1998. Today’s homes have multiple electronic devices that will be destroyed with the slightest surge. It can range from your microwave oven to as unforeseen as the control board in your homes heating system. The main panel protection will prevent the surge from entering the entire home and absorb the surge and self destruct in order to prevent damage
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Categories: Electrical.

Tips For Backup Generator Owners – Whole-Home Generator Experts

So you’ve purchased a backup generator, either permanent or portable, and now you feel adequately prepared for the next power outage. You might be wondering, “What now?” There are numerous precautions you must take, as generators can be harmful if not installed or cared for properly. We want you to feel 100% confident in your generator, which is why we’re providing you with a list of advice to consider so that in the event of a power outage, you can continue on as normal as possible. TOP TIPS FOR BACKUP GENERATOR OWNERS: Make sure a licensed electrician performs the installation.
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Categories: Electrical.

Lighting Can Change The Entire Look And Feel Of Your Home

Indoor Outdoor Lighting Hagerstown MDThe lighting you choose can change the entire look and feel of your home. When used strategically – especially outdoors – it can also aid in keeping your home and property secure from intruders. Well-lit areas are less appealing to burglars and home invaders, so outdoor security lighting is a good investment. Whether you are looking to change up your indoor lighting to create a warm, inviting space, you’re thinking about investing in outdoor security lights, or you are considering outdoor lighting to make your yard and outdoor living areas more appealing, let the expert Hagerstown
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Categories: Electrical.

Why You Need Surge Protection

The aging electrical grid that’s responsible for supplying power to the millions of homes in America can actually destroy them too. For it is a breeding ground for loose connections, faulty equipment, neglect, and power surges. Power surges are a sudden jolt of electricity and although they typically last only a split second they can wreak havoc on electrical systems. Think of them as a bolt of lightening shooting through the wires in your home. This typically burns up and shorts out every single thing that is connected to the electrical system at the time of the surge. This includes
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Categories: Electrical.

Main Service Panel Upgrades & Circuit Breakers

WITH TODAY’S RELIANCE ON ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES, MANY HOMES ARE NOT CAPABLE OF HANDLING THE AMOUNT OF POWER NEEDED – SOLVE THAT PROBLEM BY LETTING GOLD MEDAL UPGRADE YOUR MAIN ELECTRICAL PANEL. In today’s world, we are surrounded with electrical appliances and devices everywhere we look – the living room, the kitchen, the bedroom, the office, etc. Even homes built 10 years ago weren’t designed to accommodate the multitude of electrical devices most people rely on every day. The solution is to upgrade your main electrical panel to one that is capable of delivering the power you need. If you are
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Categories: Electrical.

Backyard Electrical Safety Tips For Summer

Summer’s here, which means balmy and hot weather, pool parties, barbecues, and vacation. If you are planning on hosting an outdoor party, doing outdoor DIY projects, and other outdoor activities, following these tips will help you keep your family and home away from harm. BACKYARD ELECTRICAL SAFETY TIPS FOR SUMMER 1. Test GFCI outlets outdoors before any party and once every 30 days. GFCI outlets are a required safety device for all outdoor outlets. They will shut off power automatically when the outlet detects an electricity “leak,” most often due to contact with water. 2. If you need extra outlets
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Categories: Electrical and Outdoors.