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The Ultimate Guide to Understanding the Fuse Box in Your Home

Posted on: July 31, 2020

Electricity enters your home from the utility provider through a small box on the wall called a fuse box. It goes by many other names as well, including service panel, junction box, and breaker panel. This is the central switchboard for your home’s entire electrical system, supplying power to light fixtures, outlets, and appliances throughout…

How Will My TV Purchase Impact My Electricity Bill?

Posted on: July 29, 2019

It’s fairly simple to understand how a large, high-draw appliance like a new air conditioner or hot tub may impact your energy bills. But can your television cause an increase in electricity use? It can. And if you’re about to go grab that nice new 48” you’ve been eyeballing, we’ve got some important information to…

Important Electrical Safety Tips for Kids

Posted on: June 26, 2019

Electricity allows your home to stay warm, your kitchen to cook food, your TV to play your favorite movies. And while electricity is essential to your family’s health and wellbeing, it can also be a serious threat to the safety of your children. Today’s blog at Kolb Electric will cover a few tips you can…

Common Home Electrical Problems

Posted on: April 30, 2019

Want to know what the most common electrical problems in DC and Maryland are? Looking to understand how to troubleshoot your home’s electrical, or need to know when to call for a certified electrician? Follow along and our team will clue you in on the five most common problems our electricians handle! The Most Common…

6 Ways to Prevent Electrical Fires

Posted on: January 29, 2018

You might think we discuss electrical safety to excess here on this blog. But we’re not just blowing smoke! There are over 25,000 or more electrical fires reported every single year in the United States. The most common causes of these? Mishandling of electrical devices! Safety is huge, and even a minor mistake can leave…

How to Properly Use a Power Strip

Posted on: December 12, 2017

Power strips and extension cords are kind of an inevitability in most homes. We just have so many modern appliances, tools, and toys that need power! And you’ve only got so many outlets. Because of this we at Kolb Electric think it’s really important that you understand the ups and downs, dos and don’ts of…

Holiday Electrical Statistics

Posted on: November 20, 2017

It’s the time of the year for friends, family, community and comfort! It can also be a dangerous time of the year, and the last thing anyone wants is for tragedy to strike during the holidays. That’s why we at Kolb Electric have put together this list of electrical holiday statistics, to make sure you…

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