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Why Is My Circuit Breaker Tripping?

Posted on: August 23, 2017

Your Maryland home’s electricity flows through your lights and appliances through an electrical service panel, which has a breaker to control an overload or error. You know that the circuit breaker tripping indicates a problem, but do you know WHY the breaker has tripped? We at Goudie Electric take the safety of our customers very […]

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What to Look for When Looking for an Electrician in Maryland

Posted on: May 16, 2017

When seeking the services of an electrician, homeowners in Maryland are kind of spoiled for choice. Any search engine or phone book can tell you that there are a lot of options out there! At least, it certainly seems that way. The unfortunate truth is that many electricians might simply fail to meet your standards, or worse, […]

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What Size Generator Do I Need?

Posted on: February 22, 2017

When the lights go out, it’s too late to install a generator. Unfortunately, that is when many people wish they had considered home power generation. The truth is that the world was a very dark and cold place before electric lights and power generation. Southern Maryland and Northern Virginia residents regularly get a taste of […]

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How to Choose a Commercial Electrician in Southern Maryland

Posted on: January 1, 2017

Electricity is a vital system in any commercial building. Without stable electricity, your heating, air conditioning, lighting, and appliances won’t work. Businesses can’t function without electricity, so it is vital to find and work with a reliable commercial electrician. Before you choose an electrical contractor in Southern Maryland to install lights or check your wiring, […]

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How to Prepare for Power Outages in Maryland

Posted on: December 21, 2016

Interruptions to the electricity in your home or business can cause a complete halt in your life. Not only can it pose dangers and risks, but it also just stops you from doing pretty much anything. And here in Maryland, power outages due to storms and similar weather troubles aren’t all that uncommon. Looking for […]

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Holiday Lighting Tips for Southern Maryland Homeowners

Posted on: December 2, 2016

It almost feels like we were ducking record high temperatures and high humidity just last week. And yet, it won’t be long now before we’re going to be decking halls, dodging mistletoe, and hanging Holiday lights! But before you dig in on your decorating this year, the experts at John Goudie Electric have some important […]

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Halloween Electrical Safety Tips

Posted on: October 20, 2016

Halloween is truly one of the greatest holiday seasons. There’s fun, parties, decorating, and above all other things, there’s candy! But while we’re big fans of fun, we prefer safe fun, and the holidays in general can come with some risks and complications. In specific, you’re using tons of electric power, which can result in […]

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Should I Replace My Electrical Panel?

Posted on: October 11, 2016

They go by many names: electrical panel, breaker panel, and panelboard. Some folks even just call them a breaker box. But no matter the name, their function never changes, and they’re an integral part of how well the electricity in your home functions. Not sure what an electrical panel is and whether or not you […]

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Why Are My Lights Buzzing?

Posted on: September 21, 2016

We’ve all heard it at one time or another. That usually slightly quiet, insistent, and eventually maddening buzz or hum coming from a light source. It can be found in the home, in your business, outdoors—pretty much anywhere. What is that and how can you stop it? Answers to this and more, coming right up […]

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Electric Car Charging 101

Posted on: August 30, 2016

Familiar with the phenomenon of electric and hybrid vehicles? They kind of sprouted suddenly and blew up the market all at once. Now suddenly tons of drivers are opting for electric. But why? What makes electric vehicles so great and how did they get past that initial rough patch a decade or so ago? Let’s […]

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