Top Thunderstorm Safety Tips

Thunderstorm Safety Tips

Colorado Springs is being dowsed with afternoon showers on a regular basis, receiving a gracious drink at the end of every day. If you’ve watched one of these storms lately, you’ll have noticed the show of lighting that comes with them as well. Every evening it seems, the sky is being lit up by electric strikes that dance across the … Read More

5 Top Causes of Electrical Fires and How to Prevent them

How to Prevent Electrical Fires

Electrical fires are a common occurrence in residential homes, unfortunately. In fact, according to the the U.S. Fire Administration, out of the 380,000 residential fires that happened during 2015, over 20% were caused by things like electrical, appliance, and heating malfunction. As our homes age, they are more susceptible to electrical wear and tear in places that are out of … Read More

The Coolest Things to do for your HVAC System in the Summertime

HVAC Maintenance Tips

Like you, our AC System is on full blast in July in Colorado Springs. The days are long and hot, and coming inside can be the most refreshing thing, or the worst thing if your HVAC system is not that effective. Believe it or not, performing simple maintenance on your HVAC system could jump start the cool air that you’ve … Read More

Summer Allergies Wearing You Out? It May be Time to get your Air Ducts Cleaned

Allergies and Air Duct Cleaning

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, over 50 million people in the US suffer from allergies. That is an incredible number, but not surprising if you have allergies yourself. Colorado, in particular, is extremely susceptible to allergens in the summertime, as we have a vast array of trees and plants that bloom across the planes, mountains, and … Read More

Electrical Problems in Old Homes: What to Look Out For

Older Homes in Colorado Springs

Cities like Colorado Springs, Denver, and Pueblo are constantly expanding and urbanizing—you can always spot a new neighborhood development on your commute to work. New homes are sprouting up all the time, and people are buying. However, sometimes new isn’t always better (or cheaper). There are a lot of great, older homes throughout Colorado cities, and are often a better … Read More

Energy Hoards in Disguise: 5 Household Items that Use Up the Most Electricity

Charging your Cell Phone

The end of the month has arrived, along with that same old utility bill. The cost of electricity can be a huge dollar amount, especially in larger homes with larger families. The utility bill has become just a part of life. Driven by the energy consumption of fridges, washing machines, lighting, and so much more, the electricity consumption of your … Read More

Extending the Life of Your Garbage Disposal

kitchen sink

Your garbage disposal is a lifesaver.  It is a remarkably quick and convenient way to dispose of food waste.  In fact, many garbage disposals can withstand years of daily use without a beat.  But how do you keep the not-so-silent hero of your kitchen healthy?  If properly monitored and maintained, your garbage disposal can dodge the serious problems for years … Read More

Electrical Outlet Breakdown

electrical outlet

The average home contains 75 electrical outlets of different shapes, sizes, and functionalities.  Are the outlets that line your walls the correct ones for your home?  In this post, we are going to examine the most common outlet types in your home by pointing out the benefits and features of each outlet style.  Additionally, we will introduce you to some … Read More

How to Teach Your Kids about Electrical Safety

Child Playing

  We all remember how exciting the world was as a kid. Everything was an adventure, whether it was hide-and-seek in the basement, or riding bikes with our neighbors. Everything was within our grasp and we were invincible. For children, the difference between what is safe and what is dangerous is often hard to distinguish, especially when it comes to … Read More

Pueblo Wants Clean Energy and Low Electricity Bills: Tips on How You Can Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Renewable energy

Residents, businesses and industries all across Pueblo Colorado have had enough with rocketing electric bills. According to both Pueblo’s Energy Future, a local organization dedicated to clean, affordable, and sustainable energy, as well as a local article “Frustrated by High Power Bills, Colorado City Turns to Clean Energy” written by Laura Shepard, Pueblo community’s electricity rates are, on average, almost … Read More