Tips from Toby Keeping Warm, Space Heaters & Electric System
Have you been using those handy space heaters to warm that Winter chill? Is the space heater safe? At this time of year we see tons of electric fires because circuits are being shorted out and space heaters can ignite blankets or cause a short quickly. Watch this week's tip and find out what to look for in "safe" space heaters and find out how to make sure your electric system is handling the extra load.
Space Heaters & Wiring
We've all seen it happen, you plug in your Christmas tree lights, a space heater or appliance and the lights dim or even worse a circuit breaker pops. This means the appliance has problems or you've overloaded the circuit. In this week's tip we show you how to pick a high quality space heater and what to do to keep your circuits from popping and how to avoid big electrical problems down the road.
With hurricane Sandy knocking out the power to over 8 million people and the winter season coming on - sales of generators are brisk.
Just going out and buying a generator should actually be the last step in the process. You must have your home pre-wired with a transfer switch and determine which circuits to activate and how much power you'll need. Consider sump pump, garage door, computer, furnace blower, refrigerator, lights, tv, etc when setting up your system. Our friends at Teague Electric and Ball Power Equipment have teamed up to install a high quality system in your home along with the very best generators from Honda to help you have a high quality, reliable backup energy source. Watch the video now to learn about choosing the right generator and backup power options for your home.