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Top 5 Reasons Your Breaker Keeps Tripping

Everything seems fine, then POOF—your power goes out. Chances are, you tripped a circuit breaker. Electrical problems are one of those things that tend to make a homeowner’s stress level skyrocket. You’re not sure what’s wrong, but suddenly you’ve lost access to the power you depend on in your DC area home!

Why Is My Generator Surging?

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 up to the task? At best, this can leave you with no means to perform normal functions, and at worst could leave…

Are Ungrounded Outlets Safe?

In some of our posts, you’ve likely seen our experts mention “ungrounded” outlets in homes and buildings. But what makes an ungrounded outlet such a negative? Are they dangerous? Our certified electricians are here with answers to your questions about ungrounded outlets.

Do You Have a Double Tapped Breaker?

Double tapped breakers are a common circuit breaker defect — but they are also one of the easiest electrical problems to correct.

The Ultimate Guide to Understanding the Fuse Box in Your Home

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?

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

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…

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