7 Electrical Tips on Improving Your Home (and Savings!) by Going Green

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Going green means using things that do not impact the Earth in a negative way. What was once just a trend a few decades ago, has become a reality in every part of the world.  Going green can mean many things: recycling, buying organic or locally grown, or even finding alternate means of travel. But when it comes to improving your home, it means less impact, and huge future savings.  Here are some eco-friendly electrical tips on going green.

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Why You Should Replace Aluminum Wiring

Please Note: We offer this article for informational purposes only. Jackson Electric provides a variety of services for your electrical needs; however due to liability reasons, and as part of company policy, we do not work on lighting, switches, outlets or branch circuits that are wired in aluminum or copper-clad aluminum in branch circuits as described below. We also do not install COP-ALUM fixtures.  These issues are costly and dangerous to repair, and require much higher levels of maintenance. There are several companies in the Austin area that choose to handle aluminum wiring.

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Outlet Fires: What Causes Them And How To Prevent Them!

This photo is from a house in which 4 outlets caught fire and had 2 blown switches (click the image to full-size).  This was not an old house.  Some people think that because of the age of their home, they should be fine and everything should be in great working order.  In most cases you would be right, but that is not always the case.  

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