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4 Signs Your Heat Pump is Leaking Refrigerant

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Even though heat pumps can be used to heat the water for your home, they still need refrigerant in order to work properly. That refrigerant should stay in a closed-loop system, where it will be subject to changes in pressure and temperature to warm or cool the system. However, it's not unknown for a heat pump to start leaking coolant. It's a problem that you'll want to address as soon as possible to avoid more expensive repairs, so here are four common signs to keep your eye out for.

15 September 2017

Troubleshooting a Few Common Problems With a Washing Machine

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A washing machine usually runs for years without problems, if it's a high-quality model and you don't regularly overfill it or add very heavy items to the machine. When it does break down, you may not need to call a repairperson right away. There are some common issues with a washer that you might be able to address on your own with the following troubleshooting tips. These can also give you an idea of what repairs a technician might need to make if you do need to call for their assistance.

25 July 2016

Four Tips for Setting Up Flood Lights at an Outdoor Expo or Trade Show

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If you are planning an outdoor expo and it is going to run into the dark hours of the evening, you need to make a lighting plan, and flood lighting can help. Whether you buy or hire flood lights, here are four tips to help you light your event successfully. 1. Position the lights before the cords. Once you know how your show is going to be laid out in terms of where the booths and the aisles are going to be, it's time to set up your flood lighting.

21 June 2016

Preventative Heat Pump Maintenance for Your New Home

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If you've just moved into a home with a heat pump installed, you might be wondering what you should be doing to keep it in good working order. If you're lucky, you'll have been given the manufacturer's guide for your system. This will give you instructions about the preventative measures you can take to get a long life out of your heat pump system. If you don't have a copy of this, find the make and model of the system then contact the manufacturer to request a replacement.

19 May 2016

Electrical Safety Tips: Avoiding Electrical Hazards

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Electricity is one of the most prominent of man's inventions. Its uses are limitless, and the fact that it's all over makes us forget how dangerous and powerful it can be. Don't wait for a tragedy before you start following any safety rules, you may be placing both yourself and your family at risk. Remember, just like fire, electricity is a bad master. You need to know exactly how to tame it.

31 March 2016

Simple Safety Guidelines for Electrical Mining Operations

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There are different types of electrical machines that are crucial in commercial mining operations. The common electrically powered products in modern setups include haul trucks, scoops and shovels. These are favourable because the equipment will not produce toxic fumes like diesel and petrol alternatives. In addition, they require less maintenance since you will not need to change engine oil or fuel filters. The mining operation will also require electrical powering devices such as capacitor banks, substations and motor control centres.

24 February 2016

Independent Electrical Contractors Vs In-House Electricians

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Electricity is the bloodline of a large number of commercial entities. Many times, the absence of electricity (e.g. during maintenance of commercial electrical systems) brings business to a standstill. Thus, the importance of a well-functioning commercial electrical system is seen. Installation and maintenance of commercial electrical systems should always be left for the professionals due to the potentially dangerous nature of electrical repairs and maintenance-related activities. This article provides a few reasons why hiring the services of an independent electrical contractor is a more cost-effective option compared to retaining the services of an in-house commercial electrician.

21 January 2016

How to Handle a Power Outage in the Workplace

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When there is a power outage at work, it is important to keep people calm and safe, ensuring all employees know what is expected of them. There are also some other precautions to keep in mind, including when it is okay to use electrical outlets when the power is back on and how to use a generator. Here are some tips for handling a power outage in the workplace. Have a Safety Checklist in Place

21 December 2015

3 Signs of Electrical Wiring Problems in Your Home

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Some homeowners think that you need to have electrical training in order to detect wiring problems. However, not all wiring problems require a high level of technical knowledge for you to detect them. This article discusses three signs that can alert you to a wiring problem in your home. Take the necessary steps (such as calling an electrician) in case you notice any of those signs in your home. Plugs Keep Falling Out of Their Receptacle

23 November 2015

Services Best Left to a Professional Residential Electrical Installer

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You don't need to call an electrician every time you want to install a ceiling fan or other such device, but this doesn't mean that every residential electrical installation can be done by the homeowner. This is true even if you have a good owner's manual and can find instructional videos online that walk you through the process. There are often reasons to consider having a professional handle residential electrical installation of various projects; note the following so you know when to call a professional versus trying to handle certain jobs on your own.

16 November 2015