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Are Portable Space Heaters Dangerous?

Portable space heaters can be a welcome source of extra heat in a home, especially as the weather gets colder across the nation. However, many people are wondering if portable heaters are risky as news stories about unintentionally started house fires stemming from these convenient devices continue to make headlines. According to the National Fire…

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Can Using a Ceiling Fan Save on Your Heating Bill?

There is no denying the comfort a nice ceiling fan provides during the harsh summer months in Oklahoma. However, most residents don’t realize that this simple piece of equipment could also improve their comfort during the winter months with the flick of a switch. In addition to providing warmth, ceiling fans used in the winter…

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Surge Protector Safety

In the good ole days, we had things like butane or natural gas heaters that did not need any electricity to power them. Our phones were not plugged into an outlet but rather a phone line. Nowadays, everything is plugged in. The gas heaters need electricity to ignite the pilot and control the temperature. The…

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Dos and Don’ts When Hanging Christmas Lights

The time has changed, the sun goes down earlier, and people need something to spark their lives. Thankfully it is that season when bright lights can adorn many a rooftop, causing the streets to feel both merry and bright. So long gloomy December and January, and hello, twinkling roofs! To fully enjoy your sparkling holiday…

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The Benefits of Patio Heaters 

What are the Benefits of Patio Heaters? After a long day on the run, there’s nothing better than enjoying the fresh air outdoors. It’s relaxing, calms us down, and makes us feel a little better. Most of us could benefit from a little more time outside. It’s a little easier to do on those warm…

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How To Choose the Correct Extension Cord

The holiday season is right around the corner – oh wait…. IT’S HERE! Most of us will soon be up on the roof, in the front yard, or inside the house putting up all of our festive decorations and making this Christmas a holly, jolly good time. Let’s be honest, though; most, if not all,…

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Fall Electrical Safety Tips for Homeowners

Temperatures around Oklahoma are finally starting to drop. While this is a welcome change from the significant heat we have experienced this year, it also signals the need for homeowners to assess the current status of their electrical systems in preparation for the fall and winter seasons. This article will look at some vital fall…

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The Ultimate End of Summer Electrical Maintenance Checklist

As the weather starts to cool off towards the end of summer, many people breathe a sigh of thanks for the cooler temperatures. However, did you know that the temperature decrease can also stress your electrical systems? As your HVAC unit shifts from cooling to heating, it is wise to ensure your existing electrical systems…

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Common Causes of Electrical Fires 

House fires are, unfortunately, a fairly common occurrence in the United States, with around 78,860 house fires occurring each year. According to statistics, house fires cause about 2,400 injuries, 820 deaths, and over $2.8 billion worth of property damage each year. Since October 9-15 is known as Electrical Fire Safety Week in the United States,…

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