Unless you made provisions with the builder for a dedicated circuit, the outlets in your garage are GFCI Protected per National Electrical Code. This device… Read More »I have a new home. Why does my refrigerator or freezer, located in my garage, keep going off?
Yes, but first you must make sure the electrical box is properly braced and rated for the weight and torque of the ceiling fan you… Read More »Can I hang a ceiling fan where a light is?
Flickering may indicate impending bulb failure, minor power fluctuation, and/or improperly installed bulbs. Cycling on and off is usually a clear indication of ballast and/or… Read More »What does it mean when my fluorescent lights are flickering or cycling on and off?
Yes. Though, if the two loads exceed 20amps, your breaker will sense overload, do its job, and trip off. Under this condition, you must plug… Read More »Can I plug my coffee pot and toaster oven into the same kitchen counter outlet?
Yes. This is a common occurrence when large motor/compressor loads start. These devices cause a minor momentary voltage drop, demonstrating itself as the blinking in… Read More »When my air conditioner cycles on, I notice my lights blink. Is this normal?
No. Surge/Lightning Protection only offers additional levels of protection. Nothing can guarantee completely against Mother Nature and where she chooses to strike.
If I have surge/lightning protection on my main service, should I use point-of-use surge plugins at my TV, stereo, computer, etc.?
Yes. Main line surge is no absolute guarantee and any additional surge protection down stream in the system offers a greater level of protection; though,… Read More »If I have surge/lightning protection on my main service, should I use point-of-use surge plugins at my TV, stereo, computer, etc.?