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Fire Safety Tips for the Busy Holiday Kitchen

November begins the ‘busy’ season in the kitchen, and also when the number one cause of home fires sees a few notable upticks in frequency.

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Smoke Alarms Save Lives

Remaining diligent about smoke alarms in your home and the homes of your loved ones is an essential element to staying safe.

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Summary of Fire Hazards Detected by Ting

Electrical fire hazards can emerge at any time, no matter the age of your home.  If you’ve ever wondered what types of hazards Ting is identifying and remediating for homeowners, here’s a really interesting overview.

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5 Essential Steps to Better Fire Safety in the Home

Fire safety in the home – it’s not just about smoke detectors. The most diligent prevention measures don’t guarantee you won’t experience a fire in your home. But if and when a fire does occur – a good safety plan will pay dividends.

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Be Kind to Your Cords

Why do we tend to treat electrical cords so poorly? We have a few theories, but we won’t attempt to answer this here. Rather, we’ve curated some simple reminders about treating cords properly to help keep your family and home safe.

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Staying Safe While Staying Cool

The ancient Romans referred to the hottest, most humid days of summer as “dog days”. Dog days or not, hot weather finds us seeking ways to stay cool inside and outside the home. Here’s a few safety tips to keep mind.

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What to Expect When Ting Identifies a Hazard

Ting keeps you in the know with reports about power quality and real-time alerts about important events. The most important of which is a suspected fire hazard. Here’s what you should expect if Ting identifies such a hazard.

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Why the Electrical Grid is a Big Deal

A reliable electrical grid is critically essential. The U.S. electrical grid saw its first expansion in major cities in the late 1800s. It’s a complex system that continues to expand, age, and become even more complex. In this article, we share some fascinating facts about one of our most relied-upon resources and how it touches your home.

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2 Ways Extreme Cold Can Increase Fire Risk

Texas winter storms magnified by polar vortex in February 2021 wreaked havoc on the electrical grid. Whisker Labs live video loop of power surges, sags and outages caused by weather and by planned rolling blackouts.

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The Transformer Serving Your Home: What You Need to Know

Conditions internal and external to a distribution transformer can cause problems that manifest in different ways, from damaged electronics to fires inside or outside the home.

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What You Probably Don’t Already Know About Lightning

If you’ve not yet noticed, we have a special connection with lightning. Here’s why.

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