Fred Hawkins

“Spring” into Electrical Safety This Summer

Southerners are known for their love of warm weather, and we're sure that you've been thrilled with the weather we've experienced recently. You may be daydreaming about the beach trips, pool parties, and lake days that are in your future, and so are we! However, we want you to have fun ​and ​practice electrical safety. Here are 6 tips to keep your family safe during the summer months!

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Fred Hawkins

Exploring Clean Energy

Get Paid for Your Power  

Do you have children? Grandchildren? Other little loved ones? If you do, you have all the reason you need to invest in clean energy. It has the potential to shift the health of our planet, and can help preserve a functional world for our children and grandchildren to live in. We asked owner, Fred Hawkins, questions regarding clean energy and how you can help - this is what he said! 

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Fred Hawkins

Common Household Electrical Problems and Solutions

It's highly likely that you have experienced some form of electrical issues in your home but didn't know what it meant or how to fix it. This guide lists several of the most frequent electrical issues and how to fix them. Some are easily preventable and fixable by the resident, while other problems require the help of an experienced and licensed electrician. We hope this helps you identify the source of some of your electrical issues! 

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Fred Hawkins

Are Home Security Systems Worth it?

Safety is something that should be taken seriously, and home security involves more than a system that alarms if someone tries to break in. You aren't just keeping your family safe from dangerous people, but also dangerous events. Life's tragedies are rarely planned for, so preventative measures are a great way to provide some insurance that you will be alerted if a fire starts, carbon monoxide is detected, or if an intruder breaks in. It's worth your time and research to investigate what you feel your home could benefit from most.

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5 Quick Ways to Check for Electrical Safety in your Home

We use electricity for nearly everything – cooking, electronics, entertainment, work, and so much more. With the extent that we all rely on electricity, it's easy to forget the importance of checking the status of your wiring, outlets, and extension cords. Neglecting visible and obvious damage to your home's electrical system could put your family and belongings in danger. 

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Fred Hawkins

Holiday Edition: 5 Ways to Save on Your Electric Bill

 

Happy Holidays! The buzz of this season likely keeps your excitement and electric bill high. Family members are coming to town, Christmas lights are being hung, and your heat is probably working double-time to keep your home cozy. We know that you certainly don't want to sacrifice your heat or your Christmas lights – but what can you do to save money? We know you rather spend that money on gifts for loved ones, so keep reading to learn 5 ways to save money on electricity!

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The Importance of LED Lighting

On October 14, 1878, Thomas Edison filed a patent for the "improvement on electric lights," that's right; he did not invent the light bulb; he just improved it to the point to where it was a practical, incandescent light. The problem with incandescent bulbs is that the majority of the energy they use is converted to heat instead of light. The latest improvement to the light bulb has significantly reduced the amount of wasted energy.

Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) are what create the light source that we see with LED lighting. LEDs produce 3.4 BTUs per hour, whereas the lighting equivalent in an incandescent bulb produces 85 BTUs per hour. The added heat buildup in your home results in added air conditioning costs in the warmer months, which results in an overworked AC unit. Furthermore, LED lights require less energy to create light, so your power bill will automatically be reduced.


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Fred Hawkins

More Technology Upgrades

We are in an era where most people want results from their smart phone instantaneously. We are accustomed to getting real time updates and information with a few swipes on a phone. Smart phones can even control your lights, thermostats, home entertainment, and security systems in your home with just a few upgrades.Generac Generators introduced the ...
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Fred Hawkins

Tips for Finishing a Basement

As we prepare for the end of summer and the beginning of fall, it's time to turn that unfinished area in your basement into finished usable space. A properly designed and finished basement can turn your basement into a variety of usable rooms, as well as add value to your home.Many homeowners choose to finish their basement on their own to save on ...
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Beat the Summer Heat Economically

As you prepare for the summer heat, you may be concerned about your home air conditioning unit. Replacement or repair of an air conditioning unit is something that every homeowner dreads. However, have you thought about installing additional ceiling fans in your home? According to an article published by the New York Times, a central A/C unit costs...
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Fred Hawkins

Are Your Outlets Safe?

Some of you may be familiar with the Blue Collar comedian Jeff Foxworthy. In one of his performances I can recall him talking about the lack of safety around his house. He mentioned the new television stacked on top of the old television, playing with lawn darts, and getting a wood burning kit as a gift. He also tells a story in which his father en...
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Fred Hawkins

Top Ten Energy Savers

Saving money any time is always a great plus! Now you can lower your electrical bills monthly with these simple tips: 

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Why hire a professional?

When it comes to working with electricity, there are many dangers that are associated with the job and can become even more hazardous when homeowners, who do not have experience, make it a DIY project. With that being said, there are many benefits to why you should always hire a professional Atlanta electrician when a problem arises!

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