Electrical How To & Tips

With safety in mind, many electrical products can be installed or replaced with a little help. Always remember to turn the circuit breaker off to whatever you are planning to work on. We recommend you contact a professional for more complex installations and troubleshooting questions.

Electrical How To:

How to Work with Electricity Safely

If you don’t know how to work with electricity safely, you can injure or kill yourself. Following basic electrical safety tips is crucial — after all, you never know who worked on the wiring before you.


How To Replace a Light Switch

If a light switch fails to function, it should be replaced. Most modern switches have screw terminals on each side and may also have holes in the back to accept the end of the wire. Although plug-in connections may be more convenient, they are less reliable than those with screw terminals, so don’t use them!



How To Replace an Electrical Outlet

If an outlet (commonly called a receptacle) no longer holds a plug snugly, it should be replaced. The procedure for replacing a duplex (two-outlet) wall receptacle is similar to that of replacing a switch.



How Install a Ceiling Fan

A ceiling fan is a stylish and functional addition to any room. To Install a ceiling fan in a room that already has a ceiling fixture can be easy.



How to Replace a Light Switch with a Dimmer

Replace a Light Switch with Dimmer: Dimmer switches don’t work on most fluorescent fixtures, and low-voltage lighting requires special low-voltage dimmers.  



How to Use Lighting as an Interior Design Element

A basic understanding of lighting for interior design can affect the mood and atmosphere in your space can make and make a significant impact to your overall interior design motives.  



How to Replace a Porch Light with a Security Light

Replacing your porch light with a security light is an easy afternoon project. Outdoor security lights use infrared or microwave sensors to light up whenever someone or something passes within a certain range.



Upgrading Kitchen Electrical During a Remodel

Upgrading Kitchen Electrical if often necessary during most remodels. Follow these steps to ensure you are prepared for what’s behind the scenes.




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