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How to Handle a Power Outage

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If you’re reading this, its more than likely the power has gone out. Unexpected power outages can occur at any time and often without warning. Whether caused by severe weather, utility work, or other incidents, losing power can lead to inconvenience and safety concerns.  As Nassau County Long Island’s trusted electrical authority, Haines Electric is […]

Winter Tips from an Electrician for Nassau County Homes

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Winter in Nassau County can be quite a challenge, with freezing temperatures, snow, and storms often leading to various electrical issues. Ensuring electrical safety and efficiency during these colder months is crucial. At Haines Electric, we are dedicated to serving our community and helping you weather the winter safely and comfortably. Ensuring Your Home’s Electrical […]

The Basics of Electricity In Your Home

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Welcome to our latest resource, The Basics of Home Electricity. As licensed electricians in Long Island, we’ve often encountered homeowners curious about their home electrical system’s inner workings. Understanding home electricity basics is not just to satisfy curiosity – it’s also about enhancing safety and making informed decisions about electrical upgrades and repairs. So, let’s […]

Electrical Safety Tips Every Nassau County Resident Should Know

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As our lives become increasingly intertwined with technology, our homes are filled with more electrical devices than ever before. This reliance on electricity, while convenient, also increases the potential for electrical hazards. To counter this, it’s crucial to understand and practice electrical safety measures. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some key electrical safety tips […]

Why Do Circuit Breakers Trip?

Hello there, electrical enthusiasts! We’re the knowledgeable crew at Haines Electric, based in the heart of Nassau County. We know that circuit breakers often play the unsung hero in our homes, quietly safeguarding our lives and our electronic devices. Let’s delve deeper into the heroics of this vital component, understand why circuit breakers can sometimes […]

Get To Know: Surge Protectors

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In today’s digital age, our homes and businesses are filled with valuable electronic devices that we rely on daily. From smartphones and laptops to appliances and entertainment systems, these devices are susceptible to damage from power surges. That’s where surge protectors come in.  In this edition of “Get To Know”, we will explore the importance of […]

Get To Know: Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans are a popular home appliance choice for many homeowners. Not only do they add style to a room but they also offer energy-saving and functional benefits. Ceiling fans help circulate cool air during summers and push warm air down during winters. They also transform a room’s ambiance by providing ample lighting. In this […]

Whole-Home Generator Buyer’s Guide: Cost, Sizing, and Installation

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When it comes to ensuring your home (and business too!) is always powered, even during unexpected outages, a “whole-home” or Standby generator can be a game-changer. As your trusted electrician, Haines Electric is here to guide you through the process of buying and installing a whole-home generator. Let’s walk you through the key factors you […]

Get To Know: Whole Home (Standby) Generators

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Does the thought of a power outage leave you feeling powerless? It’s time to take control with a home generator. This comprehensive guide will help you understand home generators, their benefits, and how they can be a life-saver during power outages or emergencies.  Let’s start with the basics. What is a Home Generator? A home […]

Ceiling Fan Buyers Guide: Cost, Sizing & Installation

Ceiling fans are a stylish and functional addition to any home, providing energy-efficient temperature control and enhanced comfort. Check out our comprehensive guide for those looking to purchase a ceiling fan, covering essential factors to consider and even some unique and lesser-known information about ceiling fans. Let’s get started! Ceiling Fan Cost Considerations The cost […]