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4 Things to Do Before You Buy Your House in Raleigh-Durham

September 18, 2018

North Carolina is one of the most popular places in the country to live, with Raleigh recently ranking in at number two on Zillow’s “Hottest Housing Markets for 2018” list. Buying a home in the Raleigh-Durham is area is an exciting undertaking and a wise investment, but the process can also feel overwhelming and stressful […]

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Prepare for any Power Outage with a Generac Generator Installation

Prepare for any Power Outage with a Generac Generator Installation

August 28, 2018

Over the last few years, there’s been no shortage of powerful storms that have battered North Carolina. Unfortunately, you never know if the next storm is going to be the big one that knocks your power out, potentially leaving you without electricity for days on end. Instead of crossing your fingers and hoping for the […]

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How Electrical Improvements Can Help Your Home’s Resale Value

June 5, 2018

If you put yourself in a buyer’s shoes, you wouldn’t want to buy a defective product. When it comes to selling your home, there’s no difference in the real estate market. If your house has electrical problems or an outdated electrical system, it won’t stand against the competition. To sell for your home’s maximum value, […]

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What’s Causing My Circuit Breaker to Buzz?

What’s Causing My Circuit Breaker to Buzz?

June 1, 2018

Is your circuit breaker buzzing or making other strange electrical noises? You’re probably here because you’ve been searching high and low for the cause of the strange electrical buzzing sound in your home. Electrical components were designed to run smoothly and quietly. Therefore, when they start making annoying humming, clicking, or buzzing noises, it can […]

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Electric Problems in Old Homes: What to Look Out For

Electric Problems in Old Homes: What to Look Out For

March 21, 2018

There’s nothing like the craftsmanship seen in old homes. You may find features such as gorgeous hardwood floors, richly stained crown molding, and the charming design styles of yesteryear. If you find yourself in possession of one of these old homes then congratulations! You’ve found yourself a real treasure. Unfortunately, you may also have some […]

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Top 5 Causes of Electrical Fires & How to Prevent Them

Top 5 Causes of Electrical Fires & How to Prevent Them

March 15, 2018

A house fire is a homeowner’s worst nightmare. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, there are over a million house fires annually, causing over $14 billion in damage. Not only do they cause a lot of damage to the home, but they can also be deadly. In 2015 alone, over 3,200 people lost their lives […]

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Save money by turning off devices and lights.

How Flipping a Switch Can Save You Money

February 14, 2018

It’s possible to gain a greater edge over your finances just by flipping a few switches in your home. A moment of mindfulness can help you keep more money in your pocket, protect the environment, and create a more sustainable world. At CMC Electric, we care about both the functionality of your electrical system and […]

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Keep more of your money by turning off appliances when not in use.

Electrical Safety Inspection: Does Your House Pass?

February 1, 2018

Though many advancements have been made in making appliances and energy sources safe, there are still unfortunate incidents like electrical house fires. Though electrical fires can happen from not following basic safety rules, faulty wiring and worn out systems can also cause these tragedies. The best way to keep your home safe from these situations […]

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Essential Electrical Safety Tips for Winter

Essential Electrical Safety Tips for Winter

January 7, 2018

Winter can be a hazardous time for homes. This is especially true when it comes to electrical systems. You might think that heating appliances are the sole electrical hazard during winters, but that’s only one part of the story. The potential for danger is everywhere, and can be anything from a vacant house to downed […]

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5 Tips to Find the Right Electrician

5 Tips to Find the Right Electrician

December 27, 2017

Are you in need of help with electrical repairs, a remodeling project, or upgrading your home with the latest technology? Knowing how to find the right electrician can be tricky. These five tips can help you find a trustworthy electrician that will get the job done right. 1. Check to be certain that they’re licensed, […]

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Top 10 Everyday Electrical Issues

Top 10 Everyday Electrical Issues

December 20, 2017

Electricity is an essential part of our everyday lives. That’s all the more reason that it’s so annoying when we experience issues. We’ve all been there, whether it’s a flickering light, a tripped breaker or a blown fuse. Here are ten of the most common electrical problems, so that you can diagnose them and act […]

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Our Top Electrical Safety Tips for Your Kids

Our Top Electrical Safety Tips for Your Kids

September 30, 2017

Do you want to find out the best ways to keep your kids safe from electrical harm? Kids run the most risk of getting hurt because of mismanaged electrical systems. Oftentimes the only reason they get hurt is from a lack of knowledge about the dangers of electricity. That’s why it’s so important to go […]

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The Dangers of DIY Electrical Work

The Dangers of DIY Electrical Work

September 18, 2017

While taking a DIY approach to many projects at home can save you money and give you a hands-on approach to fixing your problems, you shouldn’t try to take on everything by yourself. If you’re thinking about starting on a DIY electrical project, there are more risks involved than you’d run into in a traditional […]

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What Are Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs)?

What Are Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs)?

September 8, 2017

Ground fault circuit interrupters — or GFCIs — are best thought of as miniature circuit breakers. They take the place of traditional outlets and are made to shut off power in the event of current irregularities, such as moisture getting into an outlet or skin contact at the point of connection. They are designed so […]

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The Benefits of Being a Home Protection Plan Member

Increase Home Value with 4 Electrical Projects

August 25, 2017

Are you thinking about selling your home? Getting your house ready to put on the market is a huge undertaking. To start, you have to make sure everything is in good working condition and presentable. On top of that, you have to consider home improvement to further increase the value it’ll fetch on the market. […]

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Why Ceiling Fan Installation Is Not a DIY Job

August 15, 2017

Ceiling fans are a great way to add style and function to your home. They provide extra light, airflow, and atmosphere to any room as soon as they’re installed. The only problem is that installing them by yourself often presents a serious challenge. When you install your next fan with CMC Electric, you can relax […]

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Learn How to Bring Power to Your Shed with These Tips

August 10, 2017

Do you use your shed all the time? If so, you know how frustrating it can be to try and work in it after the sun goes down. Without a dedicated wiring option, you’re forced to either use flashlights or to use an extension cord to keep your workspace illuminated. And if you need to […]

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Recessed Lighting’s Many Benefits

Halogen Lights vs. LED Lights Explained

August 7, 2017

When it comes to lighting your home, it can seem like there’s an endless variety of choices to make. Each different kind of light bulb comes with it’s own set of pros and cons you have to use when deciding how to illuminate your space. CMC Electric  knows that finding the perfect light bulb can […]

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What Things to Look for in Your Next Electrician

July 30, 2017

Having the right electrician can be an incredible benefit to you in the long run. A dependable electrician who is experienced in a large variety of electrical work can often find ways to save you money and make your home more efficient. Here’s a guide from the expert electricians at CMC Electric for how to […]

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What Size Backup Generator Is Right for My Home?

July 21, 2017

Are you thinking about investing in a generator? Generators give you a great way to make sure you can keep your home electronics running even when the power is out. That gives you the option to stay comfortable no matter what. This comes in handy for a host of reasons from keeping your home cool […]

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Why Your Breaker Keeps Tripping & How to Fix It

July 14, 2017

Does your circuit breaker keep tripping more than usual? When a circuit breaker trips more than just once, it can be a sign that there is an issue in your electrical system. Because electrical issues pose such a danger to you and your home, it’s important not to waste any time in learning what the […]

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What’s Causing My Lights To Flicker?

What’s Causing My Lights To Flicker?

July 7, 2017

Has one or more of your lights started flickering light at home? A flickering light in a main room can quickly lead to frustration, taking your eye away from whatever you’re trying to focus on. While the cause for a flickering light may be as benign as a bad light bulb, it can also signal […]

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9 Times You’ll Be Glad You Have a Backup Generator

May 20, 2017

As a company that has locations in Raleigh, Clayton, and Wilmington, we at CMC Electric know how unpredictable North Carolina weather can be, as with the hurricane-level storm we experienced last fall. Weather coming in off the coast affects our service areas at least once a year in a substantial way, often leaving many without […]

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Learn About Kitchen Wiring from CMC Electric Owner Chris Conrad

May 15, 2017

The wiring in a kitchen is different from the electrical setup in other areas of your home. Because electrical receptacles (outlets) in a kitchen will be near a source of water (the kitchen sink), additional measures are required to ensure the safety of the people in your house. Understanding NEC Requirements Since 1971, the National […]

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Save Electricity (and Money) with These Pro Tips!

May 10, 2017

Electricity is a blessing, one we don’t realize the value of until we don’t have it. But, electricity also comes with a cost in more ways than one. Electricity can be a financial drain for your home or business if used wastefully, resulting in monthly electricity bills that are much higher than they needed to […]

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Increase Your Home’s Electrical Outlet Safety

May 5, 2017

The average home has 20 to 30 electrical outlets spread throughout the interior. That’s thousands of electrical connections, many of which are found in those receptacle outlets. Though you only see the outlet exterior, behind that face plate is an intricate, complex world of wiring, and while this science powers your entire home, it also […]

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How Did We Become Licensed Electricians?

April 20, 2017

Are you wondering what it takes to be licensed as a professional electrician? Interested in learning more about the process of study, apprenticeship, application, and examination that every electrician must complete? Keep reading! In today’s blog post, the electricians at CMC Electric will talk about the process of becoming licensed electricians. You’ll learn how much […]

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Raleigh Residents: Need a 24/7 Electrician?

April 12, 2017

Needing electrical work is often something that comes as a surprise. Your power suddenly goes out, your DIY home improvement jobs creates a disaster, or you move into your new home and find out your outlets don’t work, and you unexpectedly find yourself searching for a local electrician who can come help fast. Often, though, […]

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When Should You Call an Electrician?

April 10, 2017

It’s clear to see why many people try to do their own electrical work. These days, all you have to do is Google your project or search YouTube for a DIY video. You can easily find step-by-step guides for just about any electrical installation or repair project. There are hundreds of videos and tutorials for […]

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Get to Know Your Wilmington Electricians

April 5, 2017

If you’ve owned a home or business for a while, you likely have a go-to arsenal, a collection of service providers that you’ve turned to over the years to handle a range of needs around your house or office location. This arsenal typically consists of service technicians like landscapers, painters, handymen, cleaners, construction experts, and […]

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Need Electrical Remodeling? Know These 4 Things First.

March 28, 2017

Everyone experiences a need for electrical remodeling at some point. Needs change within homes and businesses, and electrical work often has to change as well. Your home or office may need to be updated to comply with electrical codes, outlets may need to be added or moved, expansions and renovations could call for rewiring, or […]

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Can Installing Recessed Lighting Improve Your Home Value?

March 13, 2017

In today’s economy, who doesn’t want to get every bit of value out of their home? Property value that leads to a strong return on investment is one of the leading reasons people buy homes instead of rent in the first place. The good news is that you can easily increase the value of your […]

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Generator Installation Services

Benefits of Using a Certified Generac Dealer

February 27, 2017

The decision to invest in a generator is a smart one, especially in coastal areas where extreme weather can have home and business owners without power for days, even weeks. A generator can be essential in a power outage, so it’s important to make sure it’s installed and serviced correctly. Not doing so can result […]

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Why Use CMC Electric as Your Generator Installer?

February 20, 2017

The extreme weather toward the end of 2016 certainly proved to many along the coast that a solid plan for these emergency situations is necessary. Many were left without power for weeks, resorting to staying in hotels or with family members just to be able to return to normal daily functions like cooking, doing laundry, […]

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Top 10 Services from Wilmington, NC’s Trusted Electrician

February 13, 2017

CMC Electric has proudly served the Wilmington, NC area for years now, and we’re committed to providing the highest quality electrical services to the city’s homes and businesses. Our team is highly trained in a range of electrical services. At CMC Electric, our priority on professionalism sets us apart from many other electricians in the […]

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Call a Raleigh Electrician for These 4 Jobs

February 7, 2017

Everyone wants to save money. That’s not uncommon or new. What is new is the amount of people approaching home repairs like do-it-yourself projects due to the availability of online tutorials for just about everything. Tutorials are great for teaching people how to change their own oil, cut their own hair, and get that stain […]

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Why It’s Important to Hire the Right Raleigh Electrician (Even for the “Little” Jobs)

January 6, 2017

The internet makes researching just about anything possible, inspiring many homeowners to attempt fixing home issues as if they’re simple DIY projects. Maybe you need a light fixture installed or have an outlet on the fritz and find an article online providing step-by-step instructions. Or, maybe you have a family member or friends who’s handy and […]

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How to Avoid Electricity Price Fluctuations

January 6, 2017

Have you ever noticed how your electricity bills never seem to be consistent month to month? That’s because they’re not. Electricity prices fluctuate minute to minute, literally, and for a number of reasons. Several factors determine the cost of electricity, but the short answer is that overall electricity costs reflect the cost of operating power […]

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Electrician Tips to Save Energy (and Your Money!)

January 6, 2017

As electrical specialists, our team at CMC Electric is often asked for advice on saving electricity—and therefore energy—and we’re happy to say there are numerous really effective ways to do so. When we reduce our energy usage, we help decrease the burning of fossil fuels, which lowers the emission of carbon dioxide. Collectively, Americans use […]

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Customer Service is Our Top Priority

October 23, 2016

When it comes to providing top of the line residential and commercial electrical services, CMC Electric makes customer service a top priority. We never consider a job complete until the job is done right. As the #1 electricians in the Raleigh, NC area, we vow to provide everything from panel upgrades, surge protection, ceiling fan […]

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