May 9, 2017

Electricity is an essential part of our lives. However, it has the potential to cause great harm. Electrical systems will function almost indefinitely, if properly installed and not overloaded or physically abused. Electrical fires in our homes claim the lives of 485 A...

May 2, 2017

Are exterior receptacles required at decks?  The 2008 edition of the National Electrical Code (NEC) describes two requirements for locations of outdoor receptacles in one- and two-family dwellings. The previous edition (2005) includes only one of these requirements, an...

April 29, 2017

This is a common question we get during a home inspection, "What is that dial next to the Thermostat?"

It is a Humidistat.  To simplify it is a sensor designed to control humidity in a home.  In our opinion it should always be left in the on position or bypassed. I'll e...