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2018-08-30T03:41:52+00:00

Symptoms of An Old Electrical Panel

So, what are the classic symptoms of an old electrical panel? Well, as mentioned above, flickering lights is an indicator that a system is overloaded, if not old. But to see if a breaker box is old, check out the list below: You Have a Fuse Box – While they may still be functioning, there is an increased risk of fires and electrocution. As [...]

CHEAP ELECTRICIANS – SHOULD I HIRE ONE?

If you are like me, you like to get a good deal and a cheap electrician certainly sounds appealing. Many are just trying to save some money and feel that there's no harm in hiring a cheap electrician. Well, is there? Consider this... At Small Jobs Electric, virtually every day we go to help our customers and find that the very cause of their problems is the use, in [...]

Florida Treasures – The Edison Museum

When many people think about Florida most just think about our beautiful beaches, however, there is so much more to see in our state. One of our treasures is the Edsion/Ford Estates in Fort Myers, Florida. This gem has always been of particular interest to us here at Small Jobs Electric because we have always been huge fans of Thomas Edison and of his [...]

The Knob and Tube Wiring Dilemma

First of all, what is knob and tube wiring? Knob and tube wiring is the original wiring method used from the late 1800’s until approximately 1945. It is a system that involved stringing individual conductor insulated wire across porcelain insulators called “knobs.” It is then fed through other porcelain insulators called “tubes.” If your home was built during this time period and hasn't had an [...]

Choosing Ceiling Fans

Choosing Ceiling Fans If you are thinking about ways to beat the summer heat, you have probably been considering investing in a ceiling fan or two. If so, you may be wondering what to look for when shopping for one. The following is a few guidelines that will help you in choosing the right ceiling fan. The Four Important Considerations in Choosing Ceiling Fans THE [...]

Ceiling Fan Direction and It’s Importance

Changing your ceiling fan direction Hopefully this will jog some of the reader’s memories of their parents or grandparents doing this. However, I was one that was confused by the whole process and reasoning behind changing your ceiling fan direction. I didn’t understand the importance and money saving reasons behind changing your ceiling fan direction. I’ve put together a little treat for you today [...]

Who is Reddy Killowatt?

Who is Reddy Killowatt? Most if not all companies have thought about having a cool and fun animated character to represent their business, but has anyone ever thought of who the first animated character was for electricity? We hadn’t, so we thought we would share some cool information with our readers from the mind of Ashton B. Collins, the creator of the animated character Reddy [...]

Murano Chandelier

Identifying Genuine Murano Chandeliers with Small Jobs Electric as we Visit the Murano Factory in Venice, Italy I have always had a fascination with lighting, likely because my Dad was an electrician and I practically grew up in the trade. I have spent almost my whole life looking up; checking out the lighting at restaurants, hotels and other people’s homes. I have even designed [...]

Lower Your Electricity Bill

Lower Your Electricity Bill Let's look at ways to help you lower your electricity bill. Did you know that millions of people unawarely spend more than they have to on their monthly electric bill? The main reason is because they are not using energy as effectively as it can be used. According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, "Always-on" energy used by inactive appliances, electronics [...]

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