Category Archives: Electrical Problems

Causes and Fixes for Nuisance Tripping at an AFCI

An arc fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) is a circuit breaker that responds to electrical arcs resulting from loose wiring connections by breaking the circuit. The fact is that electrical fires are a major but all-too-common hazard that result in $1.3 billion in losses annually. A functional circuit breaker will drastically reduce the odds of an […]

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How to Detect Inaccurate Utility Metering

Your electrical meter is responsible for telling your power company how much energy your home or business uses each day—the power company bills you based on your energy consumption. The only problem is that these meters don’t always work correctly, leading to unexpectedly high energy bills. Continue reading to learn how you can detect inaccuracies […]

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The Electrical Troubleshooting Process

Your machinery loses power. The lights flicker. There’s a surge in electricity. Each of these scenarios indicates an issue with your electrical system. In these situations, what should you do? Fortunately, there is a simple process you can use to troubleshoot electrical problems. Use the following seven steps for electrical troubleshooting for your unit in […]

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What to Do if a Transformer Blows

If you haven’t been around when a transformer blows, it can be a frightening experience. Not only do they make a lot of noise, but you may also see a fireball and a lot of smoke. They can be dangerous if not handled appropriately, and your power service will be interrupted until it’s replaced. Here’s […]

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How to Prevent Electrical Issues in the Workplace

Every business is familiar with OSHA. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2020 and has been on the front lines of protecting workers every year since its founding. There are a seemingly infinite number of OSHA rules, regulations, guidelines and suggestions to consider—all of them meant to promote a safe […]

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