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How to Label Your Electrical Panel in Ten Minutes

Label Electrical PanelIf you’re a homeowner, there are some basic things you need to know about your electrical panel. It’s usually located in a corner of the basement or garage. It goes by many different names including “fuse box,” “fuse panel,” and “circuit breaker panel“, but they all refer to the same piece of equipment. Today, we typically call it the electrical service panel, or simply, the service panel.

Note: If your home still has an actual fuse box with fuses that screw or pull in/out, call us for an upgrade. Homes built between 1950 and 1965 typically have these 60-amp fuse boxes and they should be updated for safety.

Unmarked Electrical Panels Make Repairs a Hassle

So you have a little electrical problem in your house – let’s say you’re the handy type and you’re replacing a faulty outlet in the bedroom. The first thing you do is go to the basement or garage to find the electric service panel to shut off the power to that room. What you find is an unmarked breaker box. Great, now you either have to shut off the main power (which leaves you with no power at all to the entire house) or figure out which breaker coordinates with the bedroom you need to turn off.

If it’s nighttime, forget it, because you will have no light to work with unless you want to hold a flashlight in one hand while you try to work. If it’s daytime, you’ll have to have another person stand in that room and yell out when the lights go off as you flip breaker after breaker to find the correct one. (Spouses love to do this…not). Or, if you don’t have someone else at home, you can get your cardio in by flipping each breaker and running back upstairs to check yourself. Good times.

Print This Sheet to Quickly Label Your Electrical Panel

The point is, it’s a lot of hassle that can be avoided by simply labeling your electrical panel once.

It’s super easy and once it’s done, you never have to wonder which breaker controls which rooms/appliances again!

At Jeremy Electrical, being an established and experienced Kansas City electrician service, we find that most homeowners’ breaker boxes are not labeled. That’s why we created these easy to use electrical panel stickers that make it fast and easy to label it. Simply print them out on sticky label paper, then peel and stick as you identify each breaker. Print out several and share them with family members, neighbors, and friends. Be smart and be safe and label your electrical panel today.

If you need help with anything electrical in your home (or business), give Jeremy Electrical a call at (913) 375-0070 or contact us online.

 

How Do I Know if My Electrical Panel Is Out of Date?

Is My Electrical Panel Out of DateWhen was the last time you checked your electrical service panel, otherwise known as a breaker box? Most homeowners only check them when they have an electrical problem like a light stops working, an appliance won’t function, or a breaker blows. Old panels can cause fires if overloaded. If fuses blow or circuit breakers trip frequently, it may be an indication that your home’s circuits are overloaded.

Even though your electrical panel may be functioning properly, your breaker box may still be out of date. Electrical service panels should be replaced every 20 to 30 years. If you’ve been in your home that long, or if you moved into an existing home, your panel may be outdated. If you notice burn marks, hear buzzing or crackling, or smell burning plastic around or inside the electrical panel, have a qualified electrician check the panel immediately. We replace old panels to rid your home of this danger. For more information about electrical panels, check out our Electrical Panel Safety Checklist.

We Perform Breaker Box Safety Inspections

Today’s homes use a lot more electricity than homes even just 20 years ago used. Most Kansas City homeowners don’t know that older electrical panels can become outdated, overloaded and even dangerous. At Jeremy Electrical, we can help. Besides service panel repairs, we can upgrade your distribution panels. Capacity upgrades are necessary if you’re adding new equipment to your home or business that will use more electricity. We can also perform fuse box to circuit breaker upgrades if you have an outdated panel. If you haven’t had your electrical panel inspected in a while, give the electricians at Jeremy Electrical a call and we can inspect it for safety.

Related Read: Breaker Box 101: A Guide to Electrical Panel Parts

Breaker Box Upgrades Help Your Home Meet Today’s Electrical Demands

Think about all of the electric and electronic devices you use in your home every day. Most homes have several televisions, at least one entertainment system, video game systems, security systems, one to two refrigerators, sometimes even two separate heating and cooling systems. All of these need electricity to run. Your home’s breaker box may not be properly equipped to handle all of that. Here are some signs that you may need an electrical panel upgrade:

  • Your breakers trip often
  • You have old 60 amp service
  • You unplug one appliance so you can plug in another
  • Your breaker box is a mass of wires
  • You are planning to remodel

IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE: There are several electrical panel brands that are known to cause problems. If you have any of these brands, call us for a replacement right away – Federal Pacific, Zinsco, Pushmatic, or Sylvania.

Call Jeremy Services for an Electrical Panel Safety Check Or UpgradeCall us today at 913-375-0070. We’ll check for other electrical problems or hazards. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

Switching to LED Christmas Lights- 4 Tips to Know

LED Christmas LightsI think we all know there are many benefits to switching to LED lights and we’ll touch on these briefly. But while LED lights are the latest and the greatest, there are a few things you might not know that would be good information to have before you purchase them. The team at Jeremy Electrical put together these lesser known LED lighting tips to help you make a smart purchase when it comes to Christmas lights.

Benefits of LED Lights

LED lights are now available in lots of shapes and sizes and happily, the price has come down from when they were first introduced. The price, on average, for LED Christmas lights is a little more than double that of incandescent lights. Although this may seem steep, LED energy savings can equal their cost over the course of just four seasons, or a full-year of continuous use. LED bulbs offer many benefits and we’ll cover them quickly:

Energy savings – Incandescent bulbs waste a full 90 percent of their energy because it is released as heat. That’s why they get hot to the touch. According to U.S. Department of Energy, LED bulbs use up to 75% less energy, and last 25 times as long. Since Christmas lights are on for hours at a time, switching to LEDs will lower your typical electric bill over the holidays.

Safety – Because they don’t get hot to the touch, LED bulbs are a much lower fire hazard.

Cost Efficient – Because Christmas lights are long-lasting items you can bring out year after year, they will undoubtedly pay for themselves over time through energy savings.

Duration – When it comes to Christmas lights, LEDs burn for about 4,000 hours, while incandescent bulbs lose one or two bulbs per strand before half that time is up. A main reason LEDs are so long lasting is because, unlike incandescents, they don’t have filaments which can heat up and burn out.

4 Tips to Know When Shopping

Pay Attention to the Colors

When LED Christmas lights were first created, the colors looked different from traditional lights. First generation LED Christmas lights weren’t able to match the pure white light of incandescent Christmas lights. They looked much bluer, and many thought they looked colder. Understandably, that was a big turn off for a lot of homeowners. Today’s LED Christmas lights are available in both cool white, if you prefer the blue tone, or warm white, if you prefer more of a golden traditional tone.

You Can’t Mix Bulb Types

Many homeowners want to know if they can replace burned out bulbs in their traditional incandescent light strands with new LED bulbs. The answer is no. First of all,  it’s hard to even find replacement LED bulbs. But if you were able to find them, the wiring for your traditional lights is different and not designed to handle LEDs. LED light strings have extremely low wattages and require far less power than the standard incandescent light string. In fact, LED light strings have resistors built into the wiring to reduce and control the amount of current flowing to the bulbs. These resistors keep the power from overloading and frying the LEDs. (The bigger LED bulbs, including C7 and C9 replacement bulbs are self-ballasted, removing the need for a resistor.)

Be Careful of Color Matching

Not every LED diode (the light-emitting chip inside an LED bulb) is the same color or hue. Because LED diodes are produced in large batches or “bins” it becomes necessary to separate them by color. “Binning” is the industry term for the separation of LED diodes by color. Each production bin maintains a slight variation in hue. So if you want your colors to match perfectly, you should purchase several LED light strings at the same time for color consistency.

Look for Interesting Options

LED Christmas lights come in the same shapes and sizes as traditional lights, from C7 and C9 bulbs to mini light strings. They also come in other interesting options including omnidirectional lights that emit shimmering all-around light with a magnified spotlight at the tip that will make your light array sparkle and shine. They also come in wide angle lights that allow for brighter and wider light coverage than traditional lights. You’ll even find LED lights in novelty lighting like holiday candles, lanterns, snowfall lights, ropes, ribbons and more.

If you’re buying new Christmas lights this holiday season, choose LED Christmas lights. They will last for up to 20 years, only use a third of the energy of incandescent mini-lights and 1/100 of traditional C7 or C9 lights, and they’re safer because they don’t get hot. Buy them this year and don’t worry about replacing for at least the next decade or two!

If you have any electrical questions this holiday season, give the Kansas City electricians at Jeremy Electric a call at (913) 375-0070 a call or you can also contact us online.

Winter Storm Kits – How to Survive When the Electricity Goes Out

Winter Storm KitsImagine this scenario…a bad ice storm blows through Kansas City practically shutting down the entire metro area. Power lines are down. Your home is freezing cold. You have no hot water and you can’t drive anywhere because the entire city is buried in a sheet of ice. You’re huddled together with your family trying to stay warm – now what? Winter storms cause electrical outages. It may not happen often in Kansas City, but it can happen, and if you and your family get trapped in your home by a blizzard, you have to be prepared. Have a plan. The team at Jeremy Electrical put together this winter storm kit list to make sure you’re ready when weather disasters strike.

Before a Blizzard


Stay informed. Listen to local area radio or TV stations for the latest information and updates. Bring your pets inside. Check your family’s emergency kit and replenish any items missing or in short supply, especially medications and medical supplies. Keep it nearby. Keep these supplies in a portable bag like a duffle bag that is easy to carry in case you must evacuate your home.

Prep Your Home

What should you do to prepared? If your plan is to stay in your home, take the time to gather these items so you’re ready to “rough it” inside your own home should the time come.

If you have a fireplace, or wood-burning stove, keep a supply of firewood to burn. (Be sure the stove or fireplace is properly vented and in good working order and always dispose of ashes safely.)

Consider storing sufficient heating fuel. Regular fuel sources may be cut off. (Be cautious of fire hazards when storing any type of fuel.) If you live in an area where winter storms are common, you may want to think about installing a portable generator. Follow the safety tips from the Red Cross to avoid home fires and carbon monoxide poisoning.

Check that your fire extinguisher is in good working order, and replace it if necessary.

In the event that you have to evacuate your home, keep your vehicle stocked for emergencies too. Know your routes and destinations and where the local emergency shelter is located. Keep your vehicle’s gas tank full so you can leave right away in an emergency, and to keep the fuel line from freezing.

Emergency Storm Kit

Emergency KitEvery home should have an emergency storm kit. What exactly should that kit include? Here is a checklist:

  • Water: one gallon per person, per day (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home)
  • Food: non-perishable, easy-to-prepare items (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home).
  • Flashlight
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)
  • Extra batteries of all sizes
  • Medications (7-day supply) and medical items
  • Multi-purpose tool
  • Sanitation and personal hygiene items
  • Cell phone with chargers
  • Family and emergency contact information
  • Extra cash
  • Emergency blanket
  • Things you’re likely to forget:
  • Medical supplies (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, etc)
  • Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)
  • Games and activities for children
  • Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl)
  • Two-way radios
  • Extra set of car keys and house keys
  • Manual can opener
  • Matches
  • Rain gear
  • Towels
  • Work gloves
  • Tools/supplies for securing your home
  • Extra clothing, hat and sturdy shoes
  • Plastic sheeting
  • Duct tape
  • Scissors
  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Aspirin
  • Latex gloves (1 pair)
  • Variety of adhesive bandages
  • Gauze dressing pads, sterile 3″ x 3″ (4)
  • Gauze roll bandage, sterile 3″ x 4.1yd
  • Trauma pad, 5″ x 9″
  • Antiseptic towelette (2)
  • Triple antibiotic ointment
  • Scissors
  • Roll of cloth first aid tape, 1″ x 5yd

Winter Storm Vehicle Kit


Winter Storm Vehicle KitHere are the items to keep in your car or truck in case of emergency evacuation or breakdown on the road in bad weather:

  • A windshield scraper and small broom
  • A small sack of sand or kitty litter for generating traction under wheels and a set of tire chains or traction mats
  • Matches in a waterproof container
  • A red cloth to tie to the antenna
  • An emergency supply kit, including warm clothing
  • Keep handy a warm coat, gloves or mittens, hat, water-resistant boots, and extra blankets and warm clothing for each member of the household.
  • Keep your vehicle’s gas tank full so you can leave right away in an emergency and to keep the fuel line from freezing.

 

If you hear about a blizzard or winter storm coming, make sure you’re ready. Life without electricity really is NO FUN. If you need help with from an electrician in Kansas City, with anything from switches and ceiling fans to installing a whole-home generator, give us a call at (913) 375-0070 or contact us online.

Kitchen Lighting Ideas to Whet Your Appetite for Design

When you are watching HGTV, do you find yourself drooling over the beautiful kitchens the homeowners have? Sometimes these stunning kitchens can seem too good to be true…but they aren’t! By upgrading your kitchen lighting, you can have the space of your dreams. The team at Jeremy Electrical can help you turn your “traditional” and boring space into the envy of all your friends and family with these kitchen lighting ideas and trends that will surely whet your appetite for design.

Highlight Your Kitchen’s Features with Showcase Lighting

Kitchen Showcase Lighting

Kitchen lighting is not only becoming more beautiful and elegant, but also more functional. Showcase lighting focuses on highlighting interesting and unique design pieces in your home. A popular showcase lighting trend is light fixtures installed inside glass-front cabinets to display unique items. Other ideas include above-cabinet lighting to highlight clean lines and open layout, and below cabinet lighting to showcase exquisite countertops.

 

 

Dress to Impress with Statement Lighting Pieces

Showcase Lighting Kitchen Pieces

Chandeliers have been making statements in kitchens for decades. While they are still known to add elegance to a room, they are no longer the only way to add character to your kitchen. Oversized fixtures make for great conversation pieces, and natural accents combined with sophisticated materials add a touch of rustic chic to a home.

 

 

Add Character to Your Kitchen with Interesting ShapesUnique Kitchen Decor

Uniquely shaped light fixtures add style to any space. Drum pendants can be used in both traditional and modern settings and wall sconces enhance the elegance in antique designs. Circular shapes are also becoming more popular with orbs being used for both pendants and chandeliers.

 

 

Get a Distinctive Vibe with Zone Lighting

Kitchen Zone Lighting

Using a variety of lighting fixtures to differentiate your space is an easy way to add a designer touch to your home. Recessed lighting can give ambient light throughout the room, while pendants over the island create a stylish workspace. A chandelier over the table makes dinner guests feel welcome and appreciated.

 

 

 

Save Energy and Find Style with LED TechnologyLED Kitchen Lighting

LED Technology is a newer trend that provides many options for style and design. Not only do these lights use 75% less energy and last 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs, but they enable designers to imagine fixtures that were previously inconceivable such as ultrathin chandeliers and flush-mount sconces.

 

 

Whether you are looking to update your kitchen lights for style, functionality, or both; we can help. Give the professionals at Jeremy Electrical a call at (913) 375-0070 or contact us online.

3 Outlet Troubleshooting Tips to Try before You Call an Electrician

electrical troubleshooting tipsWe’ve all been there. You plug in your electric shaver or curling iron to get ready for a night out – and you get nothing. All it takes is one conveniently placed outlet to stop working for us to remember how important electricity is to us and how much we need the expert electricians who keep the lights on in our world. Though many electrical issues require an electrician, some are quick fixes. Here are a few troubleshooting tips from your friends at Jeremy Electrical that you can try before you call an electrician.

1. Check the Circuit Breaker

A tripped circuit breaker is one of the most common reasons for a malfunctioning outlet. If this is your issue, you will likely notice that one of the switches in your breaker box is either entirely off or stuck somewhere in the middle.

To fix this, try simply flip the switch to the ‘on’ position. If you cannot readily identify the offending switch, firmly move all switches to the off position and switch them all back on.

When these tips do not work, or if your circuit breaker trips frequently, overloading it could be the culprit. In this case, it is best to call an electrician.

2. It Could Be Your GFCI Outlets

In areas with high shock risks such as bathrooms, kitchens, garages, and exterior surfaces; ground fault circuit interrupter outlets (GFCIs) are necessary. These outlets automatically terminate current when they detect a short or overheat. You will know if your outlet is a GFCI outlet because it will have a reset button (usually red) in the center.

If your malfunctioning outlet is a GFCI outlet, push the test button to reset the circuitry. If your malfunctioning outlet is not a GFCI outlet, check other outlets in the room. When a GFCI outlet trips, current stops flowing to all the outlets connected downline from it. In some cases, this could even affect an outlet in another room.

If pushing reset on all GFCI outlets doesn’t solve your problem, an electrician will know what to do next.

Related Read: Ask an Electrician: Q & A to Frequently Asked Electrical Questions

3. You Probably Have a Faulty Outlet

Sometimes a brief flare and fire can cause an outlet to burn out. If you notice charring around a non-functioning outlet, it is best to replace the entire outlet to negate the risk of fire. Before doing any work on an electrical outlet, make sure the power is turned off at the circuit breaker for safety.

Loose wiring may also cause an outlet to malfunction. Check for loose wires around terminal screws and wire connectors. Wires placed directly into the back of outlets are sometimes used as a cost-effective alternative to wires at terminals. These “stab-in” connections can also become loose and cause problems.

The best course of action with loose stab-in connections or wires around terminal screws is to replace the outlet. If you have loose wires at a wire connector, re-strip the wires and twist on a new wire connector.

Note: Do not attempt to work with aluminum wiring. These wires appear dull gray instead of the orange characteristic of copper wiring. If you find this type of wiring in your house, call your electrician.

If you’ve tried these solutions and you’re still having problems with your outlets, give the professionals at Jeremy Electrical a call at (913) 375-0070 or contact us online.

Getting a New Patio? The First Call You Should Make

getting a new patioIf you are planning on installing a new patio, avoid the shoulda, woulda, couldas by making this one phone call first – to your electrician. Why? Once you pour the concrete or lay the bricks, adding underground wiring is extremely difficult.

Disadvantages to Using Overhead Cable

Unless you enjoy dragging extension cords out every time you want to plug something in, which is inconvenient, not the safest, and unsightly, you’ll want some convenient outlets available near your patio. If your patio already exists without electricity, your only choice may be overheard electrical wires. If the span between the house and the patio is ten feet or less, you can use ordinary PVC covered cable.

Longer spans must be supported by a tensioned support wire and cable buckles, and this wire must be grounded to the house’s main grounding point. If the wire hangs over a pathway, the span must be at least 12 feet above ground, and at least 17 feet above ground over a driveway or any other area where vehicles may be driving. Sure, it gets the job done, but it’s not very attractive. Why ruin the aesthetics of a beautiful new patio with dangling wires?

Related Read: 3 Types of Patio Lighting Every Patio Needs

Two Options for Running Cable Underground

When running cable underground, there are two ways it can be done. Either run the wire underground through PVC pipes, or use cable designed to be buried underground.

Wire in PVC Pipe

The first option is to run electrical cable underground through PVC pipes. This conduit can be solvent-welded together to make a continuous run.

Bury Cable Underground

Another option is to use underground cable designed to be buried. There are a couple of rules to follow when burying cables – the cable must be buried at least 18 inches beneath paths or patios, and 30 inches beneath lawns and flowerbeds.

Other Tips for Patio Electrical

The problem with outdoor lighting is that outdoors gets wet. Water and electricity don’t mix. That’s why outdoor lighting requires special equipment and professional installation to ensure safety.  Here are a few other areas to be aware of when installing outdoor lighting for your patio.

Covered Outdoor Outlets

Outdoor outlets should have spring-loaded covers. These covers protect the outlet from bugs, insects, dirt, and moisture. Also, by code, they need to be ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI) for added safety. Because water is often present outdoors, a person working with power tools, for instance, is in danger of electrocution without a GFCI that will cut off the flow of electricity in the case of a surge. GFCI protection can be added easily to outdoor outlets.

Fountains & Water Features

The best way to provide power for fountains and wet location lighting is by the use of low voltage circuits. Low voltage usually means 12 volts – this is the same voltage as typical car batteries. Systems can be bought that provide wiring, lights and the transformer. The transformer is plugged into a standard household outlet and transforms the electricity to 12 volt DC. This is safe to use in outdoor and wet locations because it cannot electrocute you or your pets. The transformer should be plugged into an outlet protected by a GFCI. This added safety feature protects the circuit as well as the users.

If you are planning to install a new patio, make sure you call an electrician first. Give the professionals at Jeremy Electrical a call at (913) 375-0070 or contact us online.

3 Types of Patio Lighting Every Patio Needs

Patio LightingThere is nothing like a patio to extend your living area into the great outdoors. In recent years, patios have become all the rage. From simple concrete pads to elaborate outdoor kitchens, patios are hot, hot, hot. But no matter the size, the one thing all of these patios have in common is that they need lighting. Now that the weather is cooling down, you may have noticed that you’re using your patio to enjoy cool evenings. If you are, you’ve probably realized that as soon as the sun goes down, it’s hard to navigate, challenging to see things, and a little inhospitable feeling. Usually, that’s the time you go inside. Don’t let darkness steal your relaxation time outside!

Extend Your Patio Time with Lighting

Take back your patio after dark with the simple addition of lighting. We’re not talking about the obnoxious glare of that porch light on the house. We’re talking beautiful additions that will add safety, convenience and ambiance to your patio. The team at Jeremy Electrical has put together this list of the top three kinds of lighting every patio needs – pathway lighting, string lights, and spot lights.

Pathway Lighting Makes Navigating Safer

The most important kind of lighting for safety’s sake is pathway lighting. Don’t rely on that glaring porch light whose broad beacon attracts moths and other flying pests. Install soft pathway lights that illuminate the walkways making navigating on and around the patio easy and convenient. No one wants to trip on something in the dark because they couldn’t see it.

String Lights Add Ambiance

There’s no better way to create ambiance than a few strands of string lights hanging overhead. String lights add charm and set the mood for guests to linger longer in the enchanting environment. Edison bulbs are all the rage right now because they add a little touch of nostalgia along with their glow.

Spotlights Extend the Entertainment Area

Spotlights can extend the patio into the yard. Simply adding a few spotlights on statues, fountains, trees, or bushes beyond the patio brings the perimeter of the yard into view visually expanding the entire entertainment area.   

Make Your Patio the Envy of Your Neighbors

All of these luminary additions make your patio safer, more inviting, and more enjoyable for you and your guests. For patio-perfect lighting, give the electrical experts at Jeremy Electrical a call. We can help you decide where you need light, how much light you need, and what kind of lighting will work best for your patio.

Contact us online or call us at (913) 375-0070 and we’ll be happy to help make your backyard the talk of the neighborhood.

Somewhere in the Night…Bathroom Lighting Ideas

We’ve all made the midnight trip to the bathroom. The house is dark and we don’t want to wake everyone by flipping on the bright light in the bathroom. The electricians at Jeremy Electrical have found three clever ways to light your bathroom at night without waking the whole house. Check out these illuminating ideas.

Add Some Color to the Commode

Toilet Nightlight PhotoThis lighted hinge toilet seat offers a soft alternative to glaring overhead lighting.  The new Nightlight seat features a lighted hinge, illuminating the toilet space just enough to allow you to see where you need to “go” without assaulting your weary eyes and waking you up completely. This is perfect for families with young children who may require a late-night visit to avoid a wet bed. It’s actually very soothing to the eyes.

Light the Floor with Under-Cabinet Rope Lighting

Under Cabinet Rope Lighting PhotoIt’s the perfect place for late night lighting in the bathroom. Because it’s low, it doesn’t assault your sleepy eyes. It’s just enough light to illuminate your path without blinding you (or waking you up too much). You can even make it a soothing color to add to the dreaminess. Rope light is popular and available at lighting stores as well as home improvement stores. It’s an easy DIY project that won’t take much time either.

Related Read: Clever Kitchen Outlets You Have to Have 

The Outlet Nightlight

Outlet Nightlight PhotoThese nightlights are easy to install and provide just enough light to navigate or wash your hands after using the potty. Add them to any standard outlet, without having to do any wiring or buy any more batteries. They include a built-in light sensor that automatically turns the lights on when it’s dark, and off when it’s light. To install one, just turn off the power to the outlet, remove the outlet cover, slide the Guide Light over the outlet, and then replace the existing screw to attach it to the outlet. They use about a nickel’s worth of power over the course of a year and the LED bulbs inside are estimated to last about 25 years. They are made by SnapPower and can be ordered at snappower.com. 

For Those Non-DIY Projects, Call Kansas City’s Favorite Electricians

These lighting projects are all DIY, but if you need help with a larger project, give the expert electricians at Jeremy Electrical a call. We can install everything from ceiling fans to a new electrical panel. Call 913-375-0070. And don’t forget, for electrical emergencies, we are available 24 hours a day.    

End Nightstand Clutter with These 3 Bedroom Electrical Upgrades

We’ve all got cluttered nightstands. Books, magazines, glasses, tissues, electronics, lamps…the list goes on. So what can you do to help alleviate some of the clutter on a permanent basis? Jeremy Electrical has three great electrical ideas for your bedroom that are pretty simple and cost effective to have installed.

Add Recessed Lights above Your Bed

Recessed Lights Above Bed PhotoIt’s always nice to have a little light to read by in bed, but who says it has to come from a table lamp? Can lights (also called recessed lights) installed above both sides of the bed provide great lighting for reading and offer the same on/off convenience from the comfort of your bed as a lamp on your nightstand.

Replace Table Lamps with Pendant Lights

Pendant Lights in a Bedroom PhotoIf you like the decorative touch lamps provide, you can still have lamps that don’t sit on your nightstand. Pendant lamps are suspended from the ceiling and provide the same lighting you would receive from a table lamp without taking up any real estate on your nightstand. Pendant lights come in thousands of designs so you’re sure to find one that’s right for your bedroom.

Related Read: Clever Kitchen Outlets You Have to Have

Banish Electronics from Your Nightstand Forever

Electrical Outlet in a Drawer PhotoWe can hear you now, “But I want my phone nearby so I don’t miss any important calls or texts”. Don’t worry. Your phone will still be within arm’s reach. It’s just tucked away inside the top drawer of your nightstand. Hidden outlets can be installed in your drawer providing convenience without the clutter.

Lighting and Outlet Installation Is Quick and Easy

The good thing about these space saving additions is that they are not expensive to install. Give the expert electricians at Jeremy Electrical a call and we’ll have it done in a jiffy. Call 913-375-0070. And don’t forget, for electrical emergencies, we are available 24 hours a day.