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Read the latest blog posts, tips, and articles posted by our electricians here at Hargis Electric LLC.

3 Electrical Safety Tips For The Fall

3 Electrical Safety Tips For The Fall

Now that fall is finally upon us, most homeowners are taking a bit of time to enjoy the many different aspects that make this season such a great time of year. With so much to do this fall, it can be […]

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Why You Need A Whole House Wiring Inspection Even If Nothing Seems Wrong

Why You Need A Whole House Wiring Inspection Even If Nothing Seems Wrong

We sometimes find that Paris homeowners don’t know that a whole house wiring inspection is important for safety. Most people wait until there are obvious signs that something is wrong before they cal […]

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What You Need To Know About Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

What You Need To Know About Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Your number one priority in life is to protect yourself and your beloved family. So, ultimately, your goal is to try to create a home that is also a safe haven, from any number of potential threats. […]

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Landscape Lighting Gives Your Paris Investment Property An Edge Over The Competition

Landscape Lighting Gives Your Paris Investment Property An Edge Over The Competition

Are you a residential property investor who owns rental homes in Paris, Texas? If so, there may be some reasons you’ll want to install additional landscape lighting for your residential properties. L […]

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Sports Lighting Checklist: What You Need To Know

Sports Lighting Checklist: What You Need To Know

The right indoor/outdoor lighting is just as important to your sports complex as any other component. Since most sporting events occur during the evening hours, lighting can be the central most impor […]

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How Landscape Lighting Can Protect Your Lamar County Home

How Landscape Lighting Can Protect Your Lamar County Home

Safety is on every homeowner’s minds. There are different things that one can do to beef up the security. One can add a security system to prevent theft or Lamar County landscape lighting. Each year […]

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Contemporary Modern Lighting Illuminates Any Home

Contemporary Modern Lighting Illuminates Any Home

Decorating your home can be quite a challenge if you are not up to the task. You need to decide on the color that you want for your walls. You need to consider the tiles you will put on the floor. Yo […]

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A Guide To Outdoor Electrical Outlets

A Guide To Outdoor Electrical Outlets

Regardless of the climate that you live in, there is a good chance that you use outdoor electrical outlets at some point during the year. That being said, there are some areas that will naturally mak […]

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Using Wall Lights To Highlight Your Home’s Decor

Using Wall Lights To Highlight Your Home’s Decor

If you have filled your Paris home with treasures and artifacts that you would love to display to guests and visitors, perhaps the installation of some well-placed wall lights could be the solution t […]

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The Power Of Texas Home Generators

The Power Of Texas Home Generators

Home generators are one of the most useful machines ever invented. Because of the rapidly evolving technology, people have grown accustomed to making work easier through the use of electricity. In on […]

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LED Lighting For Laundry Rooms In Your Paris Home

LED Lighting For Laundry Rooms In Your Paris Home

Getting the most out of your laundry room starts with the right lighting fixtures from your Paris TX lighting contractor. Without the right lighting in your laundry room, you might as well be doing y […]

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Your Guide To Bathroom Lighting

Your Guide To Bathroom Lighting

Have you ever heard the saying ‘a change is as good as a holiday’? There is plenty of truth to this statement; take, for example, changing the bathroom lighting – this small act alone could make it f […]

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How To Pick A Paris Generator For Your Home

How To Pick A Paris Generator For Your Home

A Paris generator is your run-to when there are power interruptions. Not having enough electricity could really make it hard for a household to work as normally as it would want, and this is why it’s […]

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Learning About LED Lighting

Learning About LED Lighting

Light-emitting diodes have been around for years. Traditionally, they have been used as indicators on electrical devices, such as standby lights on TVs. This was because LED lighting was only availab […]

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Electrical Safety Month: Knowing Electrical Safety

Electrical Safety Month: Knowing Electrical Safety

Knowing proper electrical safety is imperative for many reasons. One can become shocked, burned or in the worst case scenario a person can be electrocuted which can lead to death by not becoming know […]

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Benefits Of Under Cabinet Lighting In Your Home

Benefits Of Under Cabinet Lighting In Your Home

Each individual light fixture has its owns pros and cons, with under cabinet lighting being no exception to this rule. Of course, if you’re not sure whether or not you need to add this particular pen […]

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Reasons To Change Your Fuse Box

Reasons To Change Your Fuse Box

Are you aware that 10% of all house fires are caused by electrical distribution faults, and 12% are caused by electrical appliance fires, with a further 4% caused by electrical heaters. Collectively […]

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Different Types Of Bedroom Lighting

Different Types Of Bedroom Lighting

Bedroom lighting needs to be flexible that is both invigorating in the early morning and then calming at night. Besides having the atmosphere of relaxation, bedrooms need good general lighting in add […]

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Taking Care Of Your Home Through Surge Protection

Taking Care Of Your Home Through Surge Protection

One of the best ways to take care of one’s home is through taking care of one’s appliances, and the best way to take care of one’s appliances is through surge protection. There are many benefits one […]

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Tips On Saving Money On Your Electric Bill

Tips On Saving Money On Your Electric Bill

It’s not that hard to save money on your electric bill and be environmentally friendly. It only takes a few changes in your household and the end result will be large savings on your electrical bill […]

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Why Is Copper Used So Much In Making Electrical Wires?

Why Is Copper Used So Much In Making Electrical Wires?

Copper is a well-known chemical element with atomic symbol Cu and atomic number 29. It has a beautiful red-orange metallic luster. In the modern days, this reddish metal is used in various areas like […]

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Choosing The Best Lighting For Your Kitchen

Choosing The Best Lighting For Your Kitchen

Given that you likely spend a great deal of time in the kitchen it is important to make sure that this room has both an appearance and an atmosphere that is welcoming and comfortable to be in, withou […]

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Back To Basics: What Are Watts?

Back To Basics: What Are Watts?

Watts are the gauge of just how much electricity a thing makes use of. Watts are also the measure the electrical power service uses to figure out your monthly invoice. The more watts you take advanta […]

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How To Check For And Reset A Tripped Breaker

How To Check For And Reset A Tripped Breaker

Often, I’ll get a call from a customer (usually in a panic) that the lights in their living room and a couple of bedrooms aren’t working. Or, maybe it’s a room full of outlets that don’t work. After […]

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When Do You Need An Electrical Panel Upgrade?

When Do You Need An Electrical Panel Upgrade?

Your Texas home is equipped with an electrical service panel that controls the various electrical circuits in the system. If your panel is more than 20 years old, or if you’ve been experiencing insuf […]

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Tips On Effective Landscape Lighting

Tips On Effective Landscape Lighting

Having a couple of landscape lighting additions installed in your home will have a great effect on the aesthetic appeal of your house, especially during night time. You would be surprised at how your […]

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Can't Find Just The Right Lamp? Make Your Own!

Can't Find Just The Right Lamp? Make Your Own!

If you can’t find just the right lamp to suit you or add interest to your Paris home, consider making one. You can use almost anything for the base-a stack of old books, old crockery, a bottle, an ol […]

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Purge The Surge In Paris

Purge The Surge In Paris

An electrical surge is the equivalent to all of a sudden having extra blood and it bursting through your body, damaging all of the sensitive veins and capillaries. You wouldn’t want your laptop or 40 […]

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First Aid For Electrical Shocks In Paris

First Aid For Electrical Shocks In Paris

Electrical shocks always need emergency medical attention — even if the person seems to be fine afterward. Call Paris 911 if the person has been injured by an electrical shock The Paris 911 emergenc […]

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Let's Clear Up The Con-Fuse-Ion

Let's Clear Up The Con-Fuse-Ion

Every Paris home has an electrical switchboard. It protects the electrical wiring system in your home. As part of your home maintenance checks or when you are doing your next renovations, have a look […]

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Respect Electrical Receptacles

Respect Electrical Receptacles

If you look around your Paris home, chances are you will find different kinds of electrical receptacles. These different varieties are all used for different purposes, and it is important to understa […]

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New Year - New Smoke Alarm Batteries

New Year - New Smoke Alarm Batteries

Few would dispute the immense benefit that having smoke alarms installed in your Paris home can have. They come in many shapes and sizes. They can be elaborate installations such as those installed i […]

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Are You Up On Your Bulbs In Paris?

Are You Up On Your Bulbs In Paris?

What is the difference between the incandescent, CFL and LED lights? Your Paris electrician can explain in depth the differences between these types of lighting. He can also help you choose and then […]

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Cracking The Color Code Of Paris Electrical Wiring

Cracking The Color Code Of Paris Electrical Wiring

Electrical wiring is something that requires foresight, planning, and a certain degree of know-how. Going into electrical wiring without these tools at your disposal can potentially have some prett […]

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How Knot To Use Extension Cords In Paris

How Knot To Use Extension Cords In Paris

Common sense safety practices save lives and property. This is especially true when using extension cords. Remember that extension cords are only for temporary use, and shouldn’t be used long term or […]

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AFCI And GFI FYI

AFCI And GFI FYI

So you’re getting ready to add an addition to your Paris home. Maybe you’re simply planning to upgrade your electrical service panel. Your Paris electrical contractor coming out to give you quotes is […]

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Tools Of The Paris Electrician's Trade

Tools Of The Paris Electrician's Trade

It is impossible to imagine a day without electricity in our lives. Though you always rely on a good Paris electrical contractor in to make any major electrical repair or to upgrade the electrical w […]

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Oh No! Turkey's In The Oven And The Power Is Out!

Oh No! Turkey's In The Oven And The Power Is Out!

Having an emergency electrical situation at your Paris home or office is never a pleasant experience. Losing power in your home due to a storm, or suddenly having your HVAC system shut off during a h […]

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Get On The Right Track With Your Paris Home Lighting Options

Get On The Right Track With Your Paris Home Lighting Options

Track lighting can be tricky to use properly in your Paris home. It has two strengths over most other sorts of lighting. First, it is flexible. You can easily move your fixtures from one place to ano […]

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Foil The Grinch By Adding Exterior Lighting Around Your Paris Home

Foil The Grinch By Adding Exterior Lighting Around Your Paris Home

Outdoor lighting is typically thought of as a way to beautify the exterior appearance of any Paris home. While it does accomplish that, the installation of landscape lighting can have an impact on th […]

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Don't Pull A Clark Griswold With Your Paris Holiday Lighting

Don't Pull A Clark Griswold With Your Paris Holiday Lighting

Holiday lighting is a fun activity for many families. However, they must always first consider lighting safety. It is a good idea to consult your Paris electrician because he or she might be able to […]

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So Much To Plug In And So Few Outlets In Paris

So Much To Plug In And So Few Outlets In Paris

Electrical outlets are an indispensable part of most homes. In fact, you might even find that you need a few more electrical receptacles installed in one or more rooms of your Paris home in order t […]

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What Instances May Call For A Paris Emergency Electrician?

What Instances May Call For A Paris Emergency Electrician?

Electricity is an essential commodity today. There is hardly a home in the country that does not utilize this form of energy. When the power goes off or a fault is discovered, there is always the tem […]

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Why Only A Paris Electrician Should Upgrade Your Service Panel

Why Only A Paris Electrician Should Upgrade Your Service Panel

Electrical demands created by modern technology put more stress on older electrical systems. Also, insurance companies have started to deny renewals to homes equipped with electric panels that have b […]

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Avoid Frying Electronics By Installing Surge Protectors In Your Paris Home

Avoid Frying Electronics By Installing Surge Protectors In Your Paris Home

A whole house surge protector is a device that protects the electronics and appliances in your Paris home from sharp spikes in electric power, called “surges.” Electric surges can fry the electronics […]

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An Introduction To Your Paris Home's Electrical System

An Introduction To Your Paris Home's Electrical System

Electricity has become an absolutely essential part of modern life. It is used to power the largest industries down to the smallest household convenience. In your home, electricity is used to power a […]

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Landscape Lighting Gives A Cool Effect To Your Paris Home

Landscape Lighting Gives A Cool Effect To Your Paris Home

Landscape lighting in Paris is the jewel in the crown of excellent landscaping. This is not to suggest that it is optional. Far from it. Most professional landscape designers consider light essential […]

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Your Smoke Detectors Have Expired

Your Smoke Detectors Have Expired

Smoke detectors can definitely save lives. In fact, it is estimated that two-thirds of residential fires are the result of having no smoke alarm inside the home. When there is a fire, the smoke sprea […]

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Where To Put Your Paris Home Security Lighting

Where To Put Your Paris Home Security Lighting

When many people think about home security lighting they automatically concentrate on their interior lights. The truth is that your exterior lighting also plays a large role in keeping your Paris hom […]

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Paris Homes LED Light Against Incandescent Light

Paris Homes LED Light Against Incandescent Light

A LED light, or light-emitting diode, is considered to be the future connected with residential Paris lighting. A great number of users have started to use LED light bulbs rather than the conventiona […]

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Why You Should Avail The Services Of Paris Electricians

Why You Should Avail The Services Of Paris Electricians

Once your home is finished, the next step that you should take is to hire a qualified electrician. However, this is not as easy as it sounds because finding the best electrician takes some effort and […]

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Create Atmosphere With Paris Dining Room Light Fixtures

Create Atmosphere With Paris Dining Room Light Fixtures

Lighting is an essential aspect when it comes to decorating a home and exceptionally important in the dining room where you eat and entertain guests. It is important that the dining room light fixtur […]

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Time For An Electrical Upgrade For Your Paris Home?

Time For An Electrical Upgrade For Your Paris Home?

There are many ways to improve your home that will add value, convenience, and a new look. If you are considering upgrading your home, then one area you should consider is the electrical wiring of yo […]

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The Importance Of A Hopkins County Electrician

The Importance Of A Hopkins County Electrician

Ever since Benjamin Franklin went outside with his kite during a thunderstorm, electricity has ruled the world. All you have to do to understand this is to remember what it was like the last time you […]

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