Fred Hawkins

Winter Safety Tips for Electric Heaters

With below-freezing temperatures the last few weeks here in Georgia, there are many of us that have been doing our best to keep warm this January. While many Georgia homeowners might make use of their heating system or fireplace, sometimes it's just not enough, which is why many people turn to the use of electrical heaters or electric heating devices this time of year!

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Fred Hawkins

Home for the Holidays: Avoiding Electrical Fires in Winter

​As winter approaches and we look forward to cozy evenings by the fireplace, it's crucial to be aware of the potential risks that come with the holiday season. Winter is notorious for an increased risk of house fires, and electrical fires are no exception. H&H Electric & Security, your trusted local electricians serving the Atlanta and North Georgia areas, are here to guide you on how to avoid electrical hazards and make your home safe for the holidays

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Fred Hawkins

How a Whole House Generator Can Benefit You This Winter

As many Georgians know, weather here in the Peach State can be downright unpredictable sometimes. Some mornings you may be able to see your own breath, and on that same day in the afternoon need to blast the A/C in your car. One of the greatest threats that unpredictable and predictable weather poses on homeowners is the event of a power outage. Many metro Atlanta meteorologists are warning of a colder and wetter winter than we have seen in recent years, all due to a weather pattern known as "El Niño."

Due to El Niño, scientists estimate that December will be wet and cold, January could see as many as 3 snowfall events, and February will stay cold in frigid 30-degree temperatures.

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Fred Hawkins

Power Up Your Halloween Night with Generators!

Halloween is just around the corner, and as you prepare for the most haunting night of the year, don't let unexpected power outages cast a dark shadow over your festivities. At H&H Electric, we have the perfect solution to ensure your Halloween night stays brilliantly illuminated – generators!

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Fred Hawkins

Transformers: Not Just Robots in Disguise, but Powerful Partners in Electricity

When we hear the word "transformers," many of us might think of the iconic characters from the popular franchise. However, in the world of electricity and power distribution, transformers are not fictional robots but crucial devices that play a massive role in our everyday lives. These silent partners are the heroes behind electricity transmission, ensuring we can access the energy that powers our modern world. We will explore transformers' real-world importance and their essential role they play in electricity.

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Fred Hawkins

Mastering Your Home’s Set Up for Game Day

Football season is just around the corner, and that means it's time to gear up for some exciting game days, cheering, and spending time with friends and family. One important part of an amazing fall football experience at home is having a well-equipped entertainment area. We'll guide you through the steps to get your space ready for the upcoming season.

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Fred Hawkins

Shining a Spotlight on Your Office Mojo

In today's fast-paced and competitive work environment, finding ways to boost productivity and enhance creativity is essential. While we often focus on boosting our workflow and improving our skills, we often overlook, the impact of our physical surroundings on our performance. One often forgotten element that can significantly influence the office atmosphere is lighting, particularly accent lighting. Let's shine a spotlight on your office mojo exploring how accent lighting can make a remarkable difference in your productivity and eye strain. 

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Fred Hawkins

Troubleshooting Common Electrical Issues in your Home

For most of us, the extent of our troubleshooting knowledge is asking, "have you tried turning it off and back on again?" While this is often some decent advice, it can be difficult to know exactly what problems your electrical system or fixtures may be having.

We put together this short guide on ways to check on a couple of the most common electrical issues that most of us will face in our homes. Always remember to perform regular safety checks on your home's electrical system too!

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Fred Hawkins

Take Your Outdoor Audio & Video to the Next Level this Summer

Picture this: You and your friends and family are enjoying a backyard barbeque, a summer get-together, or just hanging out on the deck. Sounds great right? Yes – except that something is missing… 

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Fred Hawkins

Answering Common Home Electrical Questions

Have you ever been relaxing in the comfort of your own home, only to begin hearing an irritating, faint buzzing sound when you flick on the lights? Well, you're not alone - buzzing lights is one of the most commonly searched topics for home lighting issues. There are a couple of reasons why your lights may be making noise, and it typically revolves around incandescent and fluorescent lighting – LEDs rarely make noise, unless your dimmer is having issues. 

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Fred Hawkins

Modern Energy-Saving Solutions Around the Home

As we become more conscious of our energy consumption and its effect on our energy bill, utilizing the latest technology to increase the energy efficiency of our homes becomes more and more valuable to homeowners. In the past, you may have associated products that were described as energy efficient as products that may not be as powerful or inferior. 

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Fred Hawkins

Electrical Safety Tips to Know in 2023

Whether you got a new kitchen appliance, game console, or other electronic devices this past holiday season, or just need some good safety tips heading into 2023, we can all benefit from a few tips and reminders about electrical safety in the home.

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Fred Hawkins

Things to Consider When Buying a Generator

With the arrival of the winter solstice, there is no time like the present to prepare your home and family to stay safe and comfortable in the event of a wintertime power outage. In 2020, it was found that only 5% of American households have installed generators, according to Generac. 

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Fred Hawkins

3 Tips to Avoid Electrical Fires

As we enter late fall and early winter, some of us have already begun to replace air conditioning with heating, or perhaps make use of space heaters. As we become more dependent on heating within our homes, the risk of house fires can increase as well. While there are a variety of reasons fires can occur within a home, there are a few steps one can take to improve their overall fire safety and reduce fire risk. 

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4 Electrical Safety Tips for Lawn Decorations

October is finally here! That means that the leaves are changing color, the air is crisp, and the likeliness of seeing a 25-foot-tall Snoopy in your neighbor's yard is going to be higher than ever! Whether you're someone who likes to go all-out on Halloween lawn decorations, or you just enjoy something more minimal, everyone can benefit from a few safety tips when using electricity this season. 

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Fred Hawkins

Are LED Lightbulbs Always the Right Choice?

Either you've heard it a hundred times or you've already made the switch – but somewhere along the way you've heard that you should switch to LED lightbulbs. In fact, LED bulbs have slowly taken over the market, with just over half of all light sources in the world being from LEDs.

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What Should You Leave Plugged In?

If you take a quick look around your home, or perhaps even just one room, you might find that a lot of your outlets are in use. From phone chargers to televisions, blenders, hairdryers, and more, we use lots of devices to keep our lives going these days. What you may not have known is that many of these devices can increase your power bill when plugged in, whether or not they're actually in use – this is something called phantom power. 

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Fred Hawkins

Which Way Should My Fan Spin?

Did you know your ceiling fan can actually change directions?

That's right, not only can you change the spinning direction of your fan, but doing so can actually impact how hot or cold air moves in each room in your home. Finding ways to reduce the strain on your heating and air conditioning system can not only let it work less hard to do the job, but it can elongate the lifespan of your system too, and one of the best ways to let your ceiling fan do some of the work.

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Fred Hawkins

How to Safely Check on the Home Electrical System

Whether you're a new homeowner or have been in your home for decades, performing routine safety checks on your home's electrical system is key to keeping your property and family safe. Electrical problems cause nearly thousands of injuries and deaths each year, on top of up to $1.3 billion in property damage. Following this brief home checklist is one of the first steps in creating a safe electrical system in your home.

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Fred Hawkins

Home Security Is An Investment Against Crime

In the past few years, people have become more aware and worried about crime in their neighborhoods. According to a Gallup poll, the percentage of people who are worried about crime and violence has increased 11% since 2020, and 51% of people said that there was more crime in their area in 2021 than there was in 2020. With tensions and fears growing among everyday Americans, it's important to keep in mind that there are ways to keep yourself, your family, and your home safe. A security system can make a substantial difference to your neighborhood's crime rate and your own sense of security.

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