If you're among the many families adding a granny suite to your property this year, it's time to evaluate what electrical features will make it a comfortable, welcoming space for your loved one. Your municipality will have zoning regulations that dictate the basic electrical service requirements. But beyond the requirements for usage and safety, the decisions you make can ensure you meet and exceed the occupants' needs for illumination and climate control.
If you own horses and a barn, a barn fire may be one of your worst nightmares. In addition to your horses, you probably keep expensive tack in your barn too. You surely want to protect your animals and property. Rules and precautions such as banning smoking, adequate ventilation, and keeping the barn free of cobwebs, loose hay, and straw are crucial. Also, you must keep your electrical systems in good repair.
While commercial installations have to get the most energy per dollar, as well as requiring energy generation that is as consistent as possible, homeowners are not limited by these restrictions. Grid tied systems allow you to generate your own power when it is easy, and make use of the traditional electrical grid when it isn't. Even so, green energy sources are becoming increasingly attractive to homeowners as technology improves. Here are some of the options available to you.
Many people have surge protectors simply because they offer convenience. They allow you to plug in multiple devices while taking up only one outlet. They increased in popularity as more and more people started adding home computers and multiple audio video components to their houses. But surge protectors do more than allow for multiple plugs.
The Real Purpose of that Power Strip
Convenience is fine, but the true purpose of power strips and surge protectors is right there in the name.