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12 Signs You Need an Electrical Panel Upgrade
12 Signs You Need an Electrical Panel Upgrade

If you think of your home’s electrical wiring like the central nervous system in your body, the electrical panel is the brain. Also known as the breaker box, circuit panel, or junction box, the electrical panel is where electricity enters your home from the outside grid and distributes to various circuits within the building. The panel ensures your home’s electrical devices receive the correct amount of electricity. And each circuit is…

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What to Do If the Power Goes Out

Imagine this: You’re in the middle of cooking dinner, and the latest episode of your favorite show is playing in the background when suddenly, everything goes dark. “Great,” you think sarcastically, “A power outage.” With no light and your stove gone cold, uncertainty takes over. What should you do first? Use this guide to help you navigate a power outage with confidence.

What to Do During a Power Outage
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Electrical Panels That May Be Uninsurable for Your Homeowners Insurance

Non-Insurable Electrical Panels in Fort Collins, CO
Allen Service With Everything You Need to Know
If you live in Fort Collins, CO, and have an old electrical panel, then it might be time to upgrade or replace it. Allen Service is your reliable and experienced home electrical, plumbing, heating, cooling, sewer, and drain service provider with over 60 years of experience in Fort Collins. We specialize in non-insurable electric panels and can…

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What are the Types of Circuit Breakers?

It’s easy to take your home’s electrical wiring and outlets for granted, but you rely on them for everything from watching TV and browsing the web to cooking food and vacuuming the carpet. If your wiring is configured correctly, you may never give it a second thought. But if your circuit breaker panel is old or outdated, you may have to reset tripped breakers far too frequently. Learn about the different types of circuit breakers and…

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Childproofing Outlets

As your baby grows and becomes more mobile, safety concerns may arise around the house. Everything from table corners to staircases to electrical cords become newfound hazards. As you go about childproofing your home, make sure you address the electrical outlets, which shock and burn about 2,400 children in the US each year. A further six to 12 children die annually from sticking metal objects into electrical sockets.
It’s never too early to…

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A Guide to Your Home’s Circuit Breaker Panel

You probably don’t give it much thought, but electricity flows through your home thanks to wiring installed behind the walls. This makes it possible to plug in any appliance or electronic device for instant, reliable power.

The circuit breaker panel—also known as the breaker box, electrical panel, and main service panel—is the hub of your home’s electrical system. If your wiring is properly configured, you may never need to give…

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Common Causes of Electrical Fires & How to Prevent

Electrical fires are among the most dangerous and destructive types of fire. They can occur suddenly and spread quickly, often resulting in extensive damage to property and serious injuries or even death.
Electrical fires are not uncommon in Fort Collins. In fact, they are one of the most common types of fires in the city. There are several different factors that can contribute to an electrical fire, including faulty electrical outlets,…

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Circuit Breaker Won’t Reset? Here’s What to Do

Modern electrical systems have circuit breakers that trip in order to protect circuits from damage caused by overloading or short-circuiting. Usually, the fix is simple—just flip the tripped switch, and power is restored. But sometimes, the circuit breaker won’t reset or trips repeatedly. Here’s a look at what might be causing the problem and what you should do to fix it.

Why Do Circuit Breakers Trip?
There are several reasons a…

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10 Reasons Electrical Maintenance is Important

You rely on electricity to charge your cell phone, light your home, and run your air conditioner, yet you probably don’t give it a second thought most days. You simply expect the lights to turn on when you flip the switch and devices to power up when you plug them in. Plus, you probably only call an electrician when your light fixtures, outlets, or switches act up.

While your home’s wiring is often a case of “out of sight, out of…

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13 Winter Energy Saving Tips

The winter months can be really expensive for homeowners, with all that extra fuel cost to keep the house warm. Fortunately here are some home energy saving tips to reduce those costs and still keep our homes cozy and warm.
Let the Sunshine In
This may be the simplest stay-warm tip for winter. Open those curtains, shutters and drapes to invite the biggest heat source into your home. This is especially effective on the south-facing windows.…

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