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Test Smoke and CO Detectors for Daylight Savings Time

by Hickerson Brothers on October 19, 2018

November 4 marks the end of Daylight Savings – which means it’s time once again to roll those clocks back and preform tests on all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors (CO) in the home. Knowing your smoke and CO detectors are working correctly will not only give you peace of mind, but it could also […]

Room-by-Room Electrical Safety Checklist: Fire Prevention Week

by Hickerson Brothers on October 5, 2018

  If your home were to undergo an electrical safety inspection today, how confident are you that it’d pass? It’s important to think about these things, because the safety of you and your family matters. Nearly 51,000 house fires occur each year, accounting for 500 deaths, more than 1,400 injuries, and amounting to over $1 […]

4 FAQs About Smart Controls

by Hickerson Brothers on September 21, 2018

So, you’re one of the few homeowners left on the block who hasn’t converted to smart controls yet because there are still questions to be answered. That’s OK! We understand the overwhelming nature of their intricacies, not to mention the sheer fact there are so many types of devices out there. At Hickerson Brothers, we […]

Ceiling Fans: What to Buy and How to Use Them Effectively

Ceiling Fans: What to Buy and How to Use Them Effectively

by Hickerson Brothers on September 7, 2018

You can save a lot of money and energy by using ceiling fans intelligently. Ceiling fans can be used year-long to improve the efficiency of your cooling and heating system. Here are some ceiling fan tips to increase comfort and reduce utility bills. Forward (Counter-Clockwise) in Spring/Summer Make sure your ceiling fan is spinning counter-clockwise […]

What is an Electrical Maintenance Program?

by Hickerson Brothers on August 17, 2018

You always want to try and do what’s best for maintaining your Catlett home electrical system, even if it means stepping out of your comfort zone. Although annual inspections and general checkups do provide extensive maintenance, there’s still more that can be done. In fact, one of the best ways to maintain your electrical system […]

4 Pest Control Lighting Tips

by Hickerson Brothers on August 3, 2018

Pests in and around your home are always an unwelcome guest. And if you’re looking to prevent them from invading your Catlett residence this summer, you’ll want to follow some pest control lighting tips. After all, bugs and insects are commonly attracted to bright lights, making your home’s interior and exterior lighting a prime target […]

Mosquito-Proofing Your Catlett Home

by Hickerson Brothers on July 20, 2018

If there’s one thing we can live without, it’s mosquitos. These foul, blood-sucking creatures are a recurring problem for Catlett homeowners during the warmer, humid months. And if you’ve awakened in the middle of the night with several mosquito bites, you’re probably ready to begin mosquito-proofing your home. Fortunately, you have the electrical experts at […]

4 Energy Saving Tips For Your Kids

by Hickerson Brothers on July 6, 2018

Summer vacation is in full force for Virginia residents, and kids are enveloped in video games, laptops, smartphones, and televisions.  And while your kids might deserve this leisure time after a long school year, it shouldn’t come with a higher utility bill. To help avoid your kids driving up energy consumption with their daily summer […]

4 Tips for Building a Home Theater

by Hickerson Brothers on June 14, 2018

Looking to build a home theater? Before you start the project, there are a few tips we recommend you follow. Home theaters are a great way to bring the cinema experience to your home. But achieving this experience can be tricky if you don’t assess certain components before installation. By following these tips, you’re helping […]

How Safe Are Your Electrical Outlets?

by Hickerson Brothers on June 1, 2018

As a homeowner, you should have some knowledge on the safety of your electrical outlets. Electrical outlets are one of the main ways you interact with your electrical system. And unfortunately, they can experience potentially dangerous issues, sometimes resulting from age or incorrect use. Without knowing basic safety procedures, you could be at higher risk […]

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