Smoke alarms are responsible for saving countless lives. Nearly two-thirds of deaths caused by house fires are in houses without a working smoke alarm. When a fire is starting, you need the quick warning that smoke alarms deliver. Because of this, it is important to keep these tips in mind:
Find the full list from the National Fire Protection Association here: http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/for-consumers/fire-and-safety-equipment/smoke-alarms/smoke-alarm-safety-tips
Colorful holiday lights adorning houses and trees is a tradition seen everywhere during the months of November and December. In recent years, these lights have began the transition to become fully LED. It is no secret that LED lights are much better for the environment, and you electric bill, than the old fashioned incandescent bulbs.
While it may seem nonsensical to throw away your old-fashioned bulbs that still work fine, it will save you money and save the environment. The price tag of LEDs are more expensive than the incandescent counterpart, but they can last 40-50 years depending on how you care for them. LEDs also used 10 times less energy than a comparable incandescent strand. Producing a strand of LED lights produces about the same amount of greenhouse gases as producing one pound of corn kernels to trim an average sized Christmas tree. "That may seem surprising, since natural, farm-raised popcorn just feels greener than manufactured lights."
To read the full article from the Washington Post, click the following link:
To read these noteworthy changes in more detail, visit: http://www.ieci.org/codes-and-standards/2014_nec_changes
When decorating with lights this holiday season, it is important to stay safe. "U.S. fire departments respond to an average of 230 home fires annually that start with Christmas trees, resulting in an average of six deaths, 22 injuries and $18.3 million in property damage, according to the National Fire Protection Association. About 5,800 people annually also are treated in hospital emergency rooms for falls associated with holiday decorations, with more than half of them coming from ladders or roofs while decorating outdoors, the fire association said." Most holiday decoration related injuries can be easily prevented. Southern California Edison has put together a list of tips to help you and your family stay safe this season.
To read the full article, follow this link: http://newsroom.edison.com/releases/give-the-gift-of-safety-during-the-holidays
As a family business, Griff's Electric, Inc. knows the importance of community and the importance of giving back. In order to honor those values, Griff's Electric, Inc. employees donated funds to help purchase turkeys for a local Long Beach shelter. Turkey donations will go to needy families for holiday meals. Click below to browse photos of Griff Slatten dropping off turkey donations to shelter employees.