Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
Disconnecting the wires to a ceiling fan light switch.

How to Fix a Paddle Ceiling Fan Light Switch

Watch this video to find out how to test and replace a defective paddle ceiling fan pull chain light switch.
Commercial Electric DualCheck 2-in-1 Voltage Tester

2-in-1 Electrical Tester from Commercial Electric

This voltage tester combines 2 of the most popular testers used by electricians, inspectors and homeowners into a single unit.
Installing a motion sensor outdoor security light.

How to Install an Outdoor Security Light

Watch this video to find out how to replace your existing lights with ones that contains motion sensors to enhance security and provide needed illumination automatically.
Installing a programmable timer switch in a wall electrical box

How to Install a Programmable Timer Switch

Replacing a wall switch with a programmable timer switch can increase a standard light switch's function. Here are some of the benefits of a timer switch — and a step-by-step guide to installation!
Danny Lipford installing a Chandelier.

How to Install a Chandelier and Dimmer Switch

Installing a ceiling medallion and chandelier is a great way to improve the look of a room, and adding a dimmer switch makes it easy to control the level of light. Watch this video to find out how.
Turning a circuit breaker off in an electrical service panel.

Home Wiring 101: Dealing with Circuit Breakers and Fuses

You don't have to be a master electrician to own a home, but every homeowner should know the basics of how the electrical system in their house works and what to do when it doesn't. Read on for tips on how to reset tripped circuit breakers and replace blown fuses in your home.
Finger pointing to main circuit breaker

2 Easy Ways to Map Your Home’s Electrical Circuits

Whether you do your own electrical work or hire it done, you need to map your home's circuits. Here are some easy lifehacks to do just that!
Starting a portable generator

How to Use a Portable Generator Safely

Portable generators are a great way to provide power during outages, but there are some important safety considerations, including carbon monoxide poisoning and electrical overloads that can damage appliances.

How to Repair an Extension Cord for Less than $4

Repairing an extension cord could cost less than $4. Chelsea explains in her latest blog.