March 2, 2016 7:07 am
Adventures in Electrical Blog Writing. This week brought to you by the letters M, B, and the number 2. 2014/04/29 - That was my first 'official' blog posting here on SwartzElectric.biz, ever. Let me tell you something - writing is hard. Creative, interesting, educative writing is even harder. There are literally a thousand resources to help make my articles funny, factual, and intriguing. It does not make it any easier to sit down at a computer and spend minutes, hours, days, and sometimes even weeks...
February 24, 2016 7:08 am
Electrical Safety in 2016. Take these lessons - learned the hard way - to heart! As we look forwards to the coming year, we here at Swartz Electric would like to remind you to be safe, protect yourself from dangerous or hazardous circumstances, and take care of yourself, family, and pets.
February 17, 2016 7:23 am
Frequent Winter Service Calls. Customers Most Common Seasonal Service Calls: Winter. One thing I have learned through the years here is that each season brings with it different electrical concerns. Our customers experience different kinds of problems throughout the years, but in the winter we usually face a couple of 'common' seasonal issues...
February 10, 2016 7:27 am
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter Fundamentals. What A GFCI Is, and How It Works. One of the frequent problems our customers encounter is with a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter - or GFCI - circuit which has either stopped working, won't reset, or tripped itself without their knowledge. Beginning in 1971, the NEC (National Electric Code) started implementing these protective devices. While initially required on construction job sites and in bathrooms ...
February 3, 2016 7:27 am
When Should I Replace My Outlets? And why do I need to? I admit it - I take my outlets totally for granted. I plug and unplug stuff into them heedlessly, and just assume they will always do their job - until they don't.
January 27, 2016 8:08 am
Signs You Need to Upgrade Your Electrical Service: When Should You Upgrade Your Electrical Panel? Your electrical panel - or electrical service - is the point where electricity from your power company enters into your home and is then distributed throughout your home so you can put it to use. Thanks to design and engineering throughout the ages, we regulate the quantity of power allowed to flow so that you do not do damage to your electrical panel, breakers or fuses, wires or circuits, and even your appliances and electronics.
January 20, 2016 7:52 am
Great Things to Come for 2016. Tech Trends to Watch For: Last year, I made a couple of predictions for technology that I hoped were going to rule 2015. I was kind of on track, but kind of not - and this year, I want to improve my track record. While keeping it short and sweet, I want to pick out my favorite upcoming technology and watch it bloom into nation-sweeping trends - like the hoverboard, except useful, cool, and not explode-y.
January 14, 2016 1:06 pm
Swartz Electric, LLC has won the coveted STAR AWARD by combining superior construction product & excellent customer focus! This award has been presented to Swartz Electric, LLC by Pulse of the City News.
January 13, 2016 7:34 am
Where I Went Right - And Wrong - for 2015. Comparing Predictions with Statistics. Last year, I wrote an article predicting what I hoped 2015 would hold for us as consumers (Great Things to Come) - in which I predicted that three things were going to blow up in our tech-based society: home automation, cord-cutting, and predictive, integrated personal technology. In the spirit of fairness, I should review how those predictions turned out - before presenting you with my predictions for 2016.
January 6, 2016 7:34 am
2016 Best of the Springs. Remember - your vote counts! Hooray! It is yet again that time of year - when your vote matters! Please join us in voting for local Colorado Springs Businesses in the Gazette's Best of the Springs 2016! And of course, don't forget to vote for everyone's favorite electrician (at least yours and mine) - Swartz Electric!