Electrical Articles

Does Your Home Need an Electrical Panel Upgrade?

April 30, 2024
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Recognizing the signs that your home needs an electrical panel upgrade is crucial for ensuring safety, preventing electrical issues, and meeting the growing power needs of your household. 

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DIY vs. Professional: When to Call an Electrician for Home Electrical Repairs

April 16, 2024
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Knowing when to grab your toolbox and when to call a professional licensed electrician from HomeOps can make all the difference in maintaining a safe and functional home.

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5 Simple Tips to Save Money and Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

March 29, 2024
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Are you frustrated with your Huntington home’s high electrical bills? Finding ways to lower your carbon footprint could benefit both your wallet and the planet!

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Enjoy a Safe Spring With These Electrical Safety Tips

March 15, 2024
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As New York days grow longer and the weather warms up, you likely will spend more time in your Smithtown backyard sprucing up the garden, having fun with your family, or just kicking back and relaxing. 

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Is a Surge Protector Worth It?

February 15, 2024
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Losing power in your Huntington home is bad enough, but voltage spikes that may occur after the utility company restores electricity can be catastrophic. Excessive voltage can damage your electrical system, devices, and appliances. 

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5 Reasons to Upgrade Your Electrical Panel

January 17, 2024
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Your New York home may need more power as you replace fossil fuel-burning heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment and kitchen appliances with electric ones.

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Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

December 22, 2023
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We can install, replace, or repair your EV charging station so that you can quickly charge your electric vehicle in the comfort of your New York home!

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Holiday Safety Tips

November 24, 2023
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At HomeOps, we strive to offer practical solutions for our Huntington customers to keep you and your loved ones comfortable, healthy, and safe throughout the year. Here are a few tips to keep in mind before you pour your next glass of eggnog.

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Electrical Inspections Versus Tune-Ups

October 27, 2023
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Your Huntington home electrical system works hard to support your lifestyle. That’s why occasional inspections and tune-ups are a must for preserving your home’s value.

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What Is a GFCI?

October 13, 2023
What Is a GFCI? Ground fault circuit interrupter red reset and black test button to prevent electric shock.

To minimize electrocution risk in your Islip home, government regulations require GFCI devices in rooms with plumbing fixtures. Our professionals at HomeOps want to explain how these devices work to reduce the danger of electricity.

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Video – Outdoor Electrical Safety

September 28, 2023
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When working with electrical equipment outside, be sure to follow basic outdoor electrical safety procedures.

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Do I Need an Electrical Inspection or Tune-Up?

September 13, 2023
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You probably do not give much thought to the electricity in your Jefferson home––until it goes out or you have a problem with it. If this is the case, you are in a majority.

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Video – Indoor Electrical Safety

August 31, 2023
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Keep your home safe from fire and electrocution by understanding basic indoor electrical safety procedures.

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Electricity—How to Stay Safe

August 15, 2023
Electricity—How to Stay Safe. Baby in green shirt reaching to a pull a plugged in electrical cord in outlet.

Because electricity is such a normal part of everyday life, it’s easy to forget how deadly it can be. In the United States, high-voltage electrical injuries cause 1,500 burn unit admissions and 400 deaths, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information. Children are a high-risk group, accounting for about one in five shock injuries.…

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How to Hire an Electrician

April 15, 2023
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Faulty wiring can lead to a house fire. Blinking lights, overloaded circuits, power outages—hiring a professional electrician with a proven track record can avoid a lot of mishaps.

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Electrical Safety Tips

March 15, 2023
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Our team at HomeOps wants to help keep you and your family safe when it comes to basic electrical safety issues in and around your New York home.

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