Upgrade Your Outlets in 2016

Posted on: January 24, 2016

Do you think much about the electric outlets in your home? Odds are, probably not. But did you know that outdated outlets can lead to serious electrical problems, even including property loss and personal harm? The certified master electricians at Kolb Electric come to you today, bringing the things you need to know about the electric outlets in your home!

How Safe Is an Ungrounded Outlet?

Posted on: January 14, 2016

In some of our previous posts, you’ve likely seen our experts mention the presence of “ungrounded” outlets in homes and buildings. But what exactly makes an ungrounded outlet such a negative? Are they dangerous? Our certified electricians come to you today with answers to the real important questions regarding ungrounded outlets!

What You Need to Know About a Sparking Outlet

Posted on: January 7, 2016

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Ever noticed a slight spark when you plug in an appliance? Maybe a bittle blue zip of electricity with a hair dryer, or a hand blender. If you’re not especially technology-savvy, this phenomena may give you a little fright! After all, when it comes to electrical appliances, wiring or equipment, everyone understand that when the sparks start to fly, it can be scary. So what causes a sparking outlet? Is it normal? Is it dangerous? Answers to questions like these and much more follow!

My Generator Is Surging. What’s Going On?

Posted on: December 27, 2015

The proud owner of a generator, whether for general use or use in an emergency, can rest assured that they have access to the power they need. But what if your generator isn’t quite up to the task? This can leave you with no means to perform normal functions at best, and at worst could leave you powerless in the face of a storm or other catastrophe. The certified experts at Kolb Electric have a strong history of handling generators, and today we bring you one of the most common complaints among generator-owners: power surges.

Is My Electric Meter Faulty?

Posted on: December 20, 2015

electric meter boxesAs a homeowner, you tend to notice electrical issues like flickers, breaker flips and outages. But keeping an eye on your electrical meter is important too! Without the occasional peek, you could find yourself with higher than average bills, or even a completely unexpected shut off.

The certified electricians at Kolb Electric naturally have spent loads of time with electrical meters, and we’ve got plenty of good information to share this week. Follow along to learn about issues that may arise with your meter, what they mean, and whether or not they indicate a faulty electric meter.

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Looking for a Holiday Gift for the Tech-Savvy? Try Smart Technology Gifts

Posted on: December 14, 2015

Find yourself scratching your head over what kind of gifts to bring your friends, family or loved ones this holiday season? The experts at Kolb Electric may not have all of the answers you’re looking for, but we may have a few solid suggestions! Allow us the opportunity to take the sting out of gift giving this season with one of our personal favorites: Smart Home Technology. A smart technology gift is sure to put you at the top of the gifting pyramid.

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