December 6, 2013

Merry Christmas – Christmas Light Safety Tips

xmaslights Merry Christmas

It is that time of year again. Time to break out the Christmas cookies, buy some eggnog and decorate the Christmas tree. For the more adventurous among us, it may even be time to light up the house, yard or planter. It is to this wonderful tradition that I want to direct my newsletter to a common myth surrounding Christmas lights.

Myth – Christmas lights are dangerous -

While this can be true from a fire safety perspective, especially when dealing with natural greenery, follow a few of these safety tips to reduce your risk and enjoy.

—– Always use the correct type and style of lights for your project. (ie. outdoor lights for outdoor, low wattage lights for natural greenery)
—– Whenever possible only support your lights with clips and hangers designed to support them. Many fires and electrical shocks are caused by nails and staples piercing the insulation and exposing the bare conductors.
—– Never leave lights on inside your home while you are away or if you are sleeping. Better to be there and alert if there is a problem to avoid a disaster.
—– When replacing blown fuses, make sure you only use the fuses supplied with the lights. There are various types and sizes of fuses designed to prevent an overload condition or fire. Installing the incorrect fuse could lead to disaster.
—– Whenever possible utilize LED lights. The energy savings alone will convince you after the first year and the low maintenance will save frustration trying to get that section of lights in the middle of the tree to work.
—– Last and most importantly, ALWAYS make sure your lights are plugged into an AFCI Device inside or a GFCI outside. The National Electric Code says in article 210.8 B(4) Outdoors. All 15A and 20A, 125V receptacles installed outdoors must be GFCI-protected.

This is the number one safety rule when dealing with electricity in outside locations. Some locations to be particularly careful around are: Pool enclosures, lakes, ponds, fountains, gutters or down spouts, sidewalks or areas where children or the elderly may pass, and any public areas that may be accessible to foot traffic. If your lights are tripping your GFCI you have electricity escaping the circuit. This condition is potentially lethal and should be corrected immediately by identifying the problem. Often a sprinkler head spraying on the lights or a staple too tight has caused the device to trip. Bypassing or removing the GFCI only causes an increased danger to anyone near the lights. Unlike many of the movies we see can result in serious injury or death. Electricity is no joke.  I have included a few helpful articles below.

Consumer Product Safety Commission Article
Angie’s List Article

As always we want to take the time to thank you our family and friends as we head into a new year. We are going into our 63rd year in business and look forward to continuing to serve you with honesty, integrity and excellence. Thanks you for your business and have a safe and happy holiday season.

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October 16, 2013

2014 Major NEC Changes – Live ! Mike Holt Production

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Here’s your behind the scenes peek of Mike Holt’s 2014 Major NEC Changes. Featuring, Daniel B House, President/CEO of Dan House Electric!

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September 27, 2013

Is it time to change your outlets?

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Outlets, also known as receptacles, become weak and the tension of the inner contact points won’t hold the cord plugs securely after years of use.

There are many reasons your electrical outlets could go from being handy to being scary!

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For example, older homes may have receptacles which are damaged or which, otherwise, may have deteriorated over the years. For example, if even part of the outlet’s plastic faceplate broke away, the prongs of a plug could bridge from the electrical contacts to the grounded strap, resulting in electrical arcing.
Have a qualified electrician at Dan House Electric replace your damaged receptacles or those that feel hot, smoke or sparks, those with loose fitting plugs, or outlets where lamps flicker or won’t light.
We can be reached at (352)465-1244 for our Ocala branch and (239)262-4420 for our Naples branch.


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September 20, 2013

Commercial Projects in Full Force!!

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DHE has been extremely busy with huge commercial projects in both North and South Florida. Our crews have been working hard both day and night so we have the jobs complete for opening day!

We are excited to help bring Zaxby’s to Crawfordville, FL and Alachua, FL! Mmm! So Incredibly good!

Zaxby’s Crawfordville

We’re so excited to help bring Chuck E Cheese closer to Naples! We have been working on the Fire Alarm Install for this new Chuck E Cheese project and we’re proud to say this project is finally done. The new Chuck E Cheese opened Monday, September 16th.

Chuck E Cheese




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July 9, 2013

Childproof your home with Tamper Resistant Receptacles

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Here’s a simple permanent solution for child proofing your home.

Tamper Resistant Receptacles

Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI),

tamper resistant receptacleLocated in practically every room in every home, electrical outlets and receptacles represent a constant and real danger wherever young children are found. Tamper resistant receptacle (TRR) technology provides a simple, affordable, permanent solution to help prevent childhood shock and burn injuries caused by tampering with wall outlets.

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June 21, 2013

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Recently, Dan House Electric & OAP Audio have teamed up to be able to provide our customers with Top of The Line audio equipment.

We can help you grasp the spirit of your audience and enhance your service by providing you with a quality sound system.

Contact the office at (352) 465-1244 to reserve a day to begin your free consultation.
Check out this awesome video of our latest installation!

Installation of a House of Worship sound system in Ocala, FL.

Line array by OAP audio custom designed for the room powered by QSC RMX4050HD amplifiers.

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June 6, 2013

Tropical Storm Andrea heading this way! Prepare for this years Hurricane Season with a Generac Generator.

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Get a Generator!

We Are Your Local Generac Professionals.

Give us a call at:

(352) 465-1244 or (239) 262-4420


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May 28, 2013

36KW Generator Install

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We’re Taking Generator Installs

to Another Level!

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Generac’s Core Power System

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Do you know what

Generac’s Core Power System has to offer?


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May 24, 2013

Happy Memorial Day!

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Have a great Memorial Day weekend!!

*Land of the Free, Because of the Brave*


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