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5 Things to Do Before You Sell Your House in Raleigh-Durham

October 15, 2018

In case you haven’t heard, the Raleigh-Durham real estate market is hot right now. Red hot. Prices for homes are soaring, and the housing market in Raleigh, NC has been ranked number 2 in the United States. It’s a great time to sell your home in Raleigh and make a tidy profit, but there are […]

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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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Electrical Improvements Help Resale Value | CMC Electric

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 If your house has electrical problems or an outdated electrical system, it won’t stand against the competition.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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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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