Maintenance Articles

Energy Efficiency: Why Are Some Homeowners Unengaged?

There are three types of homeowners who are less likely to pursue energy efficiency measures: those who are unaware of the value of regular home maintenance and have an “if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it” mentality; those who are aware of the issue, but are low- to moderate-income households who can’t afford home maintenance or upgrades; and those who are newer to home ownership and have little experience with maintenance.

Electrical Home Fires a Focus During Safety Month

June is National Safety Month, a time intended to raise awareness about maintaining safety at home and at work. Electric and gas malfunctions can be hazardous, so this is a good time to review some safety tips and consider home protection plans for these systems that...

Electrical Service Panel Causes Problems for Retirees

Richard K. of Canton, Ohio, had a problem: water was getting inside his home’s electrical service panel. Not only that, but both the panel and his electrical service line had become badly corroded. The deterioration of his electric line likely allowed water to seep...

An Electrical Hazard: How to Avoid One During the Holidays

It’s the holidays, and your rate payers are looking forward to family gatherings, gifts and decorating, but they probably aren’t thinking about the risk of an electrical hazard. No one wants to think about the potential of electrical hazards causing property damage or...