Whenever you do electrical work of any kind, TURN OFF THE POWER at the breaker box
Or fuse box. Turning off the light switch is NOT GOOD ENOUGH!
This is a BASIC guide to electrical installations, and is not intended to replace a licensed electrician. Most electrical work requires a Permit. Improperly installed electrical wiring is not only illegal it can be fatal.
If the circuit breaker trips again, there may be a reason that is tripped. Call a licensed electrician to find the source of the problem.
Ceiling or paddle fans are relatively easy to install.
Most newer homes, or those recently remodeled, will have inter-linked smoke detectors. These will sound off as one large unit in case of any unit detecting smoke.
If one unit chirps, usually it is the battery in the unit. Even "hardwired" or 120 volt units utilize a battery as a back up. If the battery loses its charge, often the unit will chirp.
Replace the battery, if this fails.
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Get your electrical system checked out. Loose connections can build up enormous heat, which you are paying for in terms of additional and un-used kilowatt hours.
Get a hard start kit, if you have an older a/c unit. Less energy will be demanded on the frequent start-ups.
You've heard it a hundred times, turn your thermostat to 78 degrees in the summer and 68 degrees in the winter. Better yet, invest in a digital thermostat that automatically adjusts the temperature while you're away at work. Balance your load, most watt hour meters for homes use the higher of the two phases to calculate your electric bill. If the load were in balance, you could save as much as 15% of your electrical utility bill.
This energy calculator is provided by the U.S. Government and can assist you in saving money on your energy bills.