In the mid-1960s, the Beatles jauntily sang about what life would be like “When I’m Sixty-Four.” Now, a half-century later, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are in their 70s, and those who are 64 and older are continuing to increase …Read More.
Home and DIY
Batteries provide a portable, and usually safe, source of electricity. From batteries in our cell phones to industrial-sized backups, we rely on them every day. Although they may seem harmless, safety should always be a top concern when using and …Read More.
When Ralphie Parker’s dad attempts to plug his glorious but tragically fra-gee-lee “Italian” leg lamp into an overloaded wall outlet in the holiday movie classic “A Christmas Story,” there first came a “snap of a few sparks” and the “whiff …Read More.
Electricity is something we all take for granted. Unless there’s a power outage, we assume when we flip the switch or turn on an appliance, everything will work as expected. We don’t always consider what will happen if something is …Read More.
Surge protectors save your electronics from power surges or increases in voltage significantly above the intended level in the flow of electricity. While power surges are commonly associated with lightning and storms, surge protectors have everyday purposes. Power surges, unfortunately, …Read More.
With heat and humidity often overwhelming during Indiana summers, air conditioners and fans are essential for staying cool and comfortable. Even though air conditioners are everyday appliances, it’s important to be aware of their potential hazards. Contact with electric current …Read More.
The allure of an electrical outlet can be too much for a curious child to resist. The tiny slots are just the right size for a paper clip, coin, key, or bobby pin. Leave a child unsupervised for just a …Read More.
Old Man Winter’s firm grip has many in the Midwest looking for ways to keep warm on these frigid nights and look to an electric blanket to stay warm and comfortable. When purchasing and using an electric blanket, safety is …Read More.
Because families enjoy spending time together and relaxing in the living room, it’s important to make sure that room is safe for people of all ages. “Too many fires start in living rooms because of the high number of electronics …Read More.
If your home has a typical basement, you know it’s a hub of activity. Be it a finished family entertainment center; “man cave”; workshop; entry point of your home’s utilities where the circuit box, main water and gas shut-offs may …Read More.