The change of seasons in the Midwest is always a welcome transition as the high humidity of August gives way to the cool nights and dewey mornings of autumn. This change of the seasons also brings about a time to reassess our energy usage and make some changes of our own around our homes, farms and businesses.
Building a home is part of the American dream. Creating a space that you and your family can reside in for years to come that is built to your exact needs and tastes is an exciting, yet complex task. While we may think the home build is about picking modern, tasteful finishes, there is a lot more work that happens behind the walls to create your ultimate dwelling place.
At McAllister Electrical Services, working with families on their home building projects is one of our favorite aspects of our job. From planning to finishes, our team of electricians works with you and your contractors to design the perfect space to call home.
In the summertime, the heat goes up, the AC gets turned down, the kids hit the pool, and it's time to kick back and relax by the barbeque. Summertime in the Midwest is a glorious time. But it's also important to remember that this season brings along a host of changes for your home, business, or farm's electrical needs that you need to be on the lookout for.
We’ve all been there…we’ve had flickering lights around the house that we’ve ignored or run a little extension cord under the couch to power a new tabletop lamp.
We intend for these to be temporary fixes until we have the time or money to address a long-term solution, but did you know that some electrical inconveniences around the house should not be put off, but instead need the immediate attention of a local electrician?
At McAllister Electrical Services, we want you and your family to sleep soundly each night knowing that your home is running in optimal condition, so we compiled this list of 7 Household No-Nos that need the immediate attention of local electrical experts if you see them around your home.
Dual-sensing smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors are important for the safety of your home and your family, and both devices are now legally required in all Iowa residential dwellings. These products keep you safe in emergencies, but only if they’re in working condition.
Make sure that the detectors you have in place are not only present, but functioning with our top tips for checking your detectors this spring.