Electrical

Watch Out for Your Battery Charger!

Outlets Melting from Battery Chargers An innocent plugged-in battery charger can cause melted electrical outlets like the one pictured here. You love ’em, all those handy and convenient cordless devices — drills, vacuums, floor cleaners.  But leaving the chargers plugged in for extended periods can lead to dangerous situations.  So, here’s our advice: DON’T LEAVE …

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Know the Different Types of Circuit Breakers

Know the Different Types of Electrical Circuit Breakers A breaker panel can use a variety of breaker types, limited only by the number and size of the available slots. The primary types of switches on the breaker panel include: Single-pole: The normal 120v breaker for most circuits with outlets and lights Double-pole: The 240v breakers …

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Santa Rosa Electrician: One of Five Ways to Cool Your House for the Summer

Santa Rosa Electrician: One of Five Tips to Cool Your House for the Summer First, a disclaimer: Santa Rosa electrician APG Electric & Solar Co. doesn’t install these things but recommend them all the time to our customers. It’s a reasonably-priced way to make your house more comfortable. We like to help our customers make …

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LED Fluorescent Bypass Lamps: Solving an Old Problem

T8/T12 Fluorescent Fixtures: Time to Go Light Emitting Diode (LED) lamps are getting popular, more diverse and cheaper.  Time to think more seriously about them especially for fluorescent fixtures: LED Fluorescent Bypass lamps. There’s a lot to hate about fluorescents: the ballasts go out; the ballasts hum; it’s hard to change the bulbs and hard …

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