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6 Outdoor Lighting Ideas to Illuminate Your Summer Nights

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Summer is a time when we spend more time enjoying our outdoor spaces. Not only are the days long and warm, but enjoying a beautiful summer evening can be fun too. Whether you want to throw a big backyard party or set the mood for something smaller, these six creative lighting tips will help you […]

Spring Care and Security Lighting

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Residential and business security lighting requires periodic maintenance to comply with the relevant city, state and federal regulations. However, this work is also essential to keep the system functioning at its best. Neglected security lighting systems can malfunction if you wait too long. Spring is an excellent time of year to get this job done […]

3 Tips to Help Your Generator Make It Through the Holidays

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Research shows that a properly maintained generator lasts twice as long as one that is hardly looked after. That said, if you want your generator to make it through the holidays, you should consider the maintenance suggestions listed below. 1. Change the Oil When Needed Your generator will make it through the holidays if you […]

Have Your Electrical Panel Checked As the Seasons Change

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Making time for maintenance is the best way to keep your home in good shape for years to come. While it isn’t something most people think about, your electrical panel still needs some attention. Since fall brings cooler temperatures and more electricity use, this is the perfect time to have your panel checked out by […]

Five Suggestions for Using Lights to Make Summer Evenings Enjoyable

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Summer evenings are a great time to spend with family and friends. As the sun goes down, this can be a time when we all get the urge to relax and turn in for the night. Make summer evenings enjoyable by implementing these five lighting suggestions. 1. Add Indoor String Lights String lights are inexpensive, […]

5 Electrical Safety Tips Essential for Spring Cleaning

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Understanding electrical safety is critical for every homeowner. Proper electrical safety precautions are easy to take and ensure that your home stays safe from power surges, overloads, and shorts to wiring or appliances. Spring cleaning involves vacuuming, dusting, and mopping, but consider your electrical outlets. Be aware of the electrical dangers in and around your […]

What Are the Benefits of Having a Home Generator During the Holidays?

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There is much that you must do to prepare your home for the holiday season. You must cook a significant amount of food, and you also need to make sure that your home is comfortable for guests. You may also want to consider having a home backup generator installed as part of your holiday prep. […]

Decorating for Halloween? Follow These Electrical Best Practices

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When we say goodbye to summer, Halloween is right around the corner. Here in Santa Cruz, a lot of people love decorating their homes and creating a spooky atmosphere in the neighborhood. At Fisher Electric, we enjoy seeing decorations, but we want to remind people that they should follow best practices when plugging things in. […]

Keep Your Pets Safe With These Useful Electrical Tips

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Your pet is not just an animal. Pets are your adored home companions. You want to make sure your pet always stays safe. Unfortunately, your home electrical systems and your home’s electrical panels can pose a threat to your pets. Head off these risks to your cats, dogs, and other small animals with a few […]

Electrical Safety Tips You Should Know Before You Move Into a New Home

Electricity is an essential feature of any home, no matter how small or large it is. It not only gives light, but it also runs appliances, heats bathwater, and helps to cook our food. If electrical outlets are not maintained, they can be a dangerous threat of fire to your family and home. When you […]