Home Tech & Electric
We live in a world that’s overflowing with electric gizmos, from lights and appliances to TVs, garage door openers, computers, and WiFi. It pays to know how to make smart choices, and to know how to repair problems and install equipment.
In this family of articles, we look at how to buy, fix, and install many different types of electrical devices, systems, and fixtures. Just pick a subject below, or search for the topic that interests you.
Electrical receptacles, sometimes called outlets or wall plugs, are integral to the functioning of a modern household. Learn everything you need to know about them in this section.
Without electricity, practically nothing works, from appliances and lights to computers and air conditioners. Working on home electrical systems can be justifiably intimidating, but we demystify it in this section.
When the electrical power goes out during a major storm or utility company outage, many of us realize just how reliant we are on electricity. Generators can supply enough power to keep our households operating until the electricity returns.
We take switches for granted, but if you have ever remodeled a room, you know that it takes some thought to choose the right kind of switches because there are many, many variations on the standard switch.
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Home security alarm systems have traditionally been designed for specific type of consumers: families with children who live in houses that have multiple points of
Expert advice on how to properly size a standby generator so it will provide the needed electricity for your home in the event of a
Home electrical wiring can seem mysterious, but have no fear: This helpful guide will help you understand how wiring works and how to work with
A three-way switch is the type that turns on lights from both ends of a hallway. These 3-way switch wiring diagrams clearly show how to
Doorbell doesn’t work? Checking a doorbell transformer is easy—if you can find it. Sometimes locating it can be the real challenge. Here is where to
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A four-way switch, combined with a pair of 3-way switches, allows you to turn on lights from three or more locations. The 4-way switch wiring