Entries by High West Electric

Save Money With Smart Home Technology

This blog will discuss how smart home technology can save you money and be a selling point if you are considering selling. You often judge a house by its looks. But guess what? Now you can also judge it by its IQ. Think smart thermostats, smart lighting, and app-controlled security systems. Smart home technology can […]

5 Questions You Should Ask Before Hiring An Electrician?

Admit it, you tried a DIY project and it’s now time to wave the white flag and hire a professional. We get it, but there are 5 questions you should ask prior to hiring an electrician to complete your project. 1.What Is Their Experience Level? Before hiring an electrician, be sure to ask about their […]

Watts Versus Lumens

We often get asked the difference between watts versus lumens. There have been some major changes in lighting in recent years due to the introduction of energy-efficient CFL and LED bulbs. Incandescent bulbs are becoming a thing of the past, as both their energy-hogging habits and their “wattage” rating become obsolete. In place of them […]

What Causes Circuit Breakers to Trip

What causes circuit breakers to trip…a question we are asked regularly. Your circuit breaker has the important task of disrupting electricity to prevent shocks, fires, and other disasters—but sometimes it’s not clear as to what causes a circuit breaker to trip. Circuit breakers protect your home’s electrical system by cutting off the flow of electricity […]

Benefits of a Whole House Fan

There are many benefits of a whole house fan; energy savings, fresher air, and easy installation to name a few. A whole house fan combined with ceiling fans and other circulating fans provide acceptable summer comfort for many families, eliminating or significantly reducing the need for air conditioning. How Whole House Fans Work A whole […]

How to Avoid Overloaded Outlets

If you have ever had to switch the circuit breakers to restore power after your electricity shuts off you due to overloaded outlets you may be asking yourself, “how many watts can a standard outlet handle?” Living in a space with a limited number of outlets can force you to make some difficult choices. You […]

Home Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Unlike a gasoline-fueled car, one major perk of an electric vehicle is that you can plug it in to a home electric vehicle charging stations or at an EV charging station on the go. This blog will provide answers to what is admittedly a very different infrastructure for electric cars than what you are used […]

Managing Holiday Stress

We’ve identified tips for managing holiday stress at home and in the workplace. Holidays are usually the happiest time of the year because we have additional quality time with family and friends and often share in meals and other uplifting social functions. But at the same time, hanging the lights, the added scheduling pressures, sometimes […]

Five Holiday Lighting Tips

This month’s blog features five holiday lighting tips to keep your family safe this holiday season. Did you know that one out of three Christmas tree fires are caused by electrical issues? According, the U.S. Fire Administration that’s the reality each holiday season. This information should serve as a stark warning to homeowners in the […]