Holiday Lighting Safety Tips

How to Safely Deck the Halls During the Holidays! ‘Tis the season for wrapping gifts and decking the halls! The holiday season has finally arrived and you’re likely beginning to dress up your home in preparation for the season’s greetings and holiday guests. Wrapping garland, hanging ornaments, and stringing popcorn, your home has never looked […]

Green Electrical Tips

Green Electrical Tips How green is your home? The cost of electricity continues to rise, as does its negative impact on the environment. About 44% of the energy produced in America is generated by coal*, which is unsustainable and a huge source of greenhouse gas emissions. We’ve compiled a list of smart ways to save […]

5 Must-Have Electrical Upgrades

When considering home improvement projects, upgrading your home’s electrical system probably takes a backseat to the backsplash or other trendy design projects. We get that a shiny new electrical panel or a sturdy back-up generator isn’t exactly eye-catching. However, upgrades such as these are crucial in maintaining the safety and efficiency of your home. Here […]

Tips on How to Save Energy in the New Year

Here at Universal Home Experts, we love to make New Year’s resolutions that benefit our entire family! If you’re looking for practical ideas that can help you save money and improve your lifestyle, try some of these energy-saving resolutions in the new decade! Ways to Save Energy in 2020 Keep Your Fridge and Freezer Full […]

What Are My Lighting Options for a House?

When you’re a homeowner, you know one thing to be true: proper lighting can make a difference in any room. And if you’re looking to upgrade your current light fixtures, the process might feel a tad overwhelming. That said, here are some popular lighting ideas to keep in mind that will help make your selection simple! Lighting […]

The Perfect Areas to Add Lighting in Your Home

While lighting might come equipped in every home, there are a few spots where it lacks. For example, some front doors don’t have a light installed — which can be a cause for concern when it comes to personal safety. If you feel as if you’re missing light in some regions of your living space, […]

Common Electrical Safety Hazards and How to Avoid Them

If you’re a homeowner, then you know there comes some responsibility with the title. From paying your utility bills to making sure that your living space is clean, there are many different ways to keep busy on a daily basis, but what about steering clear of electrical mishaps? Believe it or not, they happen more […]

The Facts About the National Electrical Code

This May is National Electrical Safety Month (NESM), an annual campaign established to encourage electrical safety in the home, school and workplace. Universal Home Experts are big proponents of electrical safety and are joining in the crusade to ensure the protection of our Houston neighbors. The Electrical Safety Foundation (ESFI), one of the major sponsors of NESM, […]

Electrical Outlet Maintenance

One of the leading causes of residential fires is faulty electrical outlets. In fact, according to the National Fire Prevention Agency (NFPA) from 2010 – 2014 16% of civilian deaths were caused by “electrical distribution and lighting equipment.” Additionally, there are at least 25,000 electrical fires each year that are the result of faulty outlets. […]

Signs Your Electrical Wiring Needs to be Replaced

According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International, home electrical systems are responsible for an estimated 53,600 fires every year. This results in more than 500 deaths, 1,400 injuries and $1.4 billion in property damage. These facts should be enough to concern anyone who lives in a home 40 years or older – especially one without […]