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LED Wattage vs. Incandescent Wattage

You hear a lot of suggestions and general chatter about making the change from traditional incandescent bulbs to LED. And while we at Kolb Electric generally agree, we noticed something when hopping around on the web. You can find a lot of answers why this is a good idea. But none of it is really…simple. You get…

See, Smell, Hear- When to Call an Electrician and When to Call the Fire Department

For many, the ins and outs of electrical malfunction are a collection of terrifying and daunting thoughts. Does that flickering light mean your home is about to catch fire, or is a flipping breaker a serious concern?

When to Install a New Circuit

Knowing when to install a new circuit in your home or business may seem like a daunting task. After all, you’re no electrician, and figuring out the details seems stressful! To which we at Kolb say, “No Problem!” There are specific cases and situations where installing a new circuit is really necessary, and all said it’s…

What To Do When Your Refrigerator Plug Is Frayed

A frayed refrigerator plug can easily be classified as a very serious risk, both to the fridge itself, and to your entire home. Frayed, ripped, or otherwise damaged cords are a potential source of electrical fire, arcing and power failure. So, what do you do when you discover a frayed plug on your appliances?

The Best Types of Lighting to Illuminate Your Kitchen

The lighting of your kitchen plays an absolutely critical role in how your design will marry together, as well as make a very noticeable impact on the functionality of your space.

It’s National Preparedness Month!

September is National Preparedness Month—just in time for peak hurricane season in Maryland. Severe thunderstorms and floods are also common to the area and with winter approaching, it’s always a good idea to prepare for the possibility of heavy snowstorms. National Preparedness Month is a time to educate yourself on how you can prepare for sever weather…

Why Is My Electric Bill So High?

Have you noticed a sudden spike in your electric bill? Or has your bill gradually increased month-over-month? Whatever the problem you’re facing, an increase in electricity costs is never fun—so we want to help you make sure you’re doing everything you can to keep your electric bill as low as possible. Most families waste energy…

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