Fred Hawkins

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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Fred Hawkins

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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Fred Hawkins

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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