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Voted Southern Utah’s Best! Malachi Barlow accepting the Best of Souther Utah awards for HedgeHog Electric and Solar!  Thank you Southern Utah! We are thrilled to announce that HedgeHog Electric and Solar has won the award and has been recognized as the Best of Southern Utah for both our electrical service departments and our solar […]

Voted Southern Utah’s Best!

Voted Southern Utah’s Best! Malachi Barlow accepting the Best of Souther Utah awards for HedgeHog Electric and Solar!  Thank you Southern Utah! We are thrilled to announce that HedgeHog Electric and Solar has won the award and has been recognized as the Best of Southern Utah for both our electrical service departments and our solar […]

Exterior Lighting Options for Your Home

With all the focus on the lighting plan inside your home, many people forget the importance of creating a well thought out lighting plan for the outside. Beyond a simple porch light, exterior lighting has a whole range of possibilities that allow you to create visual interest for family and friends to enjoy. When choosing […]

Why You Need to Test the Carbon Monoxide Detector Regularly

You’re pretty diligent when it comes to replacing the batteries in your carbon monoxide detector. But how about the unit itself? Your CO detector has a lifespan of about ten years. Because this device is the only thing protecting you from a colorless, odorless gas that kills at least 450 annually, according to the Centers […]

Dining Room Lighting Fixtures and Ideas

Lighting Your Dining RoomThe dining room is a unique room for lighting, as it requires a mixture of practicality and ambiance. Whether you use your dining room every day or once in a while, you’ll want a lighting structure that evokes a relaxing feeling as you sit down for meals with friends and family.We’ve put […]

Hidden Hazards an Electrical Inspection Could Uncover

Your lights turn on. Your appliances work. Your electrical system must be in tip-top shape, right? Not necessarily. Your home’s circuitry may hold certain hazards that only a trained expert can identify. That’s why you should have your home’s electrical system inspected at least semi-annually.Here’s what an inspection could reveal.Aluminum WiringMost homes built today are […]

Induction Wall Pack Type Fixture Upgrade

Different factors qualify induction fixtures as among the best products in the fixtures’ market, including significant energy savings, light output, and lifespan. The fixtures are especially ideal for upgrading lighting to improve efficiency without affecting light output.Apart from being efficient, induction fixtures maintain 85% of their original light output during their entire lifespan. This is […]

The 2013 St George Christmas Light Spectacular

Here is Hedgehog Electric we are excited about this holiday season and we would like to invite you to give this holiday season. We have created the 2013 St George Christmas Light Spectacular Map which shows you the best places that you and our family can go to see some really cool Christmas light displays. […]

Buying an Older Home? Know If It Can Handle Today’s

There are a lot of positives to buying an older home. For one thing, you can often purchase one at a lower price than a newer build, and older homes often have a charm that you don’t always see in more modern homes that are built with similar floor plans. But problems can arise when […]

What Do Electrical Wire Colors Mean?

Most homeowners have done a bit of DIY, whether it was sanding and repainting an old dresser or patching a hole in the wall. But straying into working with your home’s electricity can be significantly more high-stakes as there is a potential for electrical fires and other dangers if a mistake is made. While, if […]

Types of Light Bulbs

When lighting a space, there are several options available to meet your budget, color, and efficiency needs. In commercial and residential lighting, the three most common types of light bulbs are fluorescent, incandescent, and high-intensity discharge. By picking the correct type of light bulb, you can easily create the right atmosphere for your space.FluorescentTubular fluorescent […]

4 Major Warning Signs Your House Needs an Electrical Evaluation

Your home’s electrical wiring is a key part of its infrastructure. To make sure it is in top condition, it is important that you have a professional electrical evaluation performed. If you aren’t sure if your home needs an evaluation, here are four warning signs you can look for to help you determine when you should call […]

Safety Issues to Avoid With the Help of Hedgehog Electric

Electrical issues in an existing home or even new construction can be annoying and, at their worst, extremely dangerous. High electric bills, blown circuits, electric shock, or even death are all possibilities. Here’s a list of common problems you might face. Although you might be able to diagnose problems on your own, you should contact a […]

What to Do About Aging Wires & Outlets

Unless something refuses to work, most people don’t think much about their home’s electrical systems. This lack of thought can leave wires and other critical electrical points—like the outlets, circuit breakers, etc.—deteriorating with age.If you have aging wires, outlets, or other electrical systems, then you need to request an electrical replacement by a licensed electrician. That way, […]

Can I Charge My Electric Car From My Outlet at

Prospective electric vehicle owners have to consider a variety of factors when it comes to deciding if they want to purchase an electric car. From wondering about the resale value to whether their electric car will be as powerful as a standard vehicle, one of the main concerns of prospective owners is if they will […]

What Is Electricity?

Electricity is a part of our everyday lives.  From providing the light in our rooms to powering factories, we use electricity throughout the day. Have you ever stopped to consider what happens when you flip on a light or hit a power button? What exactly is electricity?The key to understanding electricity lies within the atom. […]

Fuses vs. Breakers

In your home or business, the electrical current that runs throughout the building and provides power to your lights and appliances is harnessed by either a fuse box or a breaker box. Fuses and breakers are designed to keep the electricity from overloading your circuits, protecting you from power outages, shorts, or potential fires. While […]

Becoming a Licensed Electrician

While other career paths and jobs are diminishing, skilled labor workers like electricians are in high demand. As our world embraces more technical advancements, the need for well-trained and experienced electricians has become obvious, and there is no better time for you to become a licensed electrician.In order to become a licensed electrician, it is […]

Lighting Options for Your Home

Understanding Your OptionsSometimes we take for granted how important proper lighting is in our daily lives. It helps us get up in the morning, be productive during work, and allows us to relax in the evening.We need different lights for different things. Here are the main types of lighting and how they work in your […]

Signs You Need to Replace Your Electrical Outlets

Electrical outlets take a lot of abuse. All that plugging and unplugging takes a toll. Like anything mechanical, they eventually wear out or become outdated due to changes in the electrical code.Here’s how to tell if your outlets have outlived their usefulness.Is it Time To Replace Your Outlets?Worn-out slots: Outlets are designed to firmly grip […]

The 2018 St. George Christmas Light Spectacular by Hedgehog Electric

‘Tis the season to enjoy the lights of our beautiful town! Here at HedgeHog Electric, we are excited to bring you the 2018 edition of our St. George, Utah, Christmas lights map.Scroll to the bottom of this page to download this year’s printable and digital Christmas lightmap.LIKE AND SHARE OUR MAP FOR CHARITY!We also want to […]

Upgrading Your Outlets? Consider Choosing a USB Combo Outlet

Once you start to consider upgrading your current outlets and look into what outlet installation options there are, it just makes sense to put in at least one USB combo outlet among the replacement outlets you are having installed.These outlets are just like a standard electrical outlet, except they come with at least two USB ports. That […]

Electricity Myths

Urban myths and legends are some of the most entertaining stories that circulate in our society. However, when the myth is accepted as fact, it can ultimately cause many problems. In the case of electricity, these myths can be dangerous both to your pocketbook and to your health. Here are five myths that you should […]

5 Upgrades for Convenient, Reliable Power

If your home was built in the 70s and its electrical system has been mostly untouched, it’s time to give it an overhaul. After all, a lot has changed since the decade of disco. You have more gadgets and power-hungry appliances than ever before, and they’re taxing your aging electrical infrastructure.Here are five upgrades to […]

Electrician Specializations

When looking for an electrician, it is important to remember that there are many different specializations within the trade. While it is possible for an electrician to be a General Electrician – and therefore knowledgeable and qualified to work in all types of fields – many electricians choose to focus their careers in certain areas. […]

Is a Standby or Portable Generator Right for Your Home?

For some people, having their power go out is a mild inconvenience at best. However, if you work from home, need to use electrical medical equipment like a CPAP machine, have a deep freezer, or other electrical-dependent devices, having a backup power source can be a life-saver.There are two options when it comes to having […]

Questions to Ask Your Electrician

When you have electrical work to be done in your home or business, it is important that you get the right electrician for the job. When interviewing a prospective new electrician, there are several questions that you should always ask in order to make sure that your work will be done properly.The first question is […]

Electrical Safety

Electricity is a huge part of our daily lives. With its continual presence, it is helpful to be reminded of its potential dangers in order to make sure that you are always safe, no matter how much electricity you use.It is easy to become complacent about electricity. However, as used to electricity as people have […]

Does Solar Panel Placement Matter?

Solar Panel Placement ConsiderationsWhen you’re considering solar panel installation for your home, one of the first decisions you’ll have to make is where to put them. Does it matter if they’re facing east or west? What about shade from nearby trees or buildings?These are all common questions, and we’re going to discuss the impact of […]

Why You Need an Electrical Panel Upgrade

Why You Need an Electrical Panel UpgradeYour electrical panel is a crucial part of your home. Your entire electrical system is based here, and it has access to every light switch and outlet you have. Despite its importance, it is often forgotten about, especially when it comes to making home upgrades and investments.Part of that […]

Why Are My Lights Flickering?

Solving the Flickering LightsThere can be various emotions associated with flickering lights in your home. Is it just a nuisance, or is it something more serious? Luckily, we’re here with some answers for you.Here’s what you need to know about flickering lights.Minor IssuesThere are some really simple reasons that lights may flicker. For example: are […]

Landscape Lighting to Create a Summer Night Oasis

One of the major attractions of living in Utah is our stunning outdoors, encompassing not only the beautiful mountains but also our own backyards. If you are looking to make your property into a soothing oasis this summer, with the right electrical lighting services, that can be completely possible.To help spark your landscape lighting creativity, HedgeHog Electric wants to […]

Are DIY Solar Panels a Good Idea?

Whether you are looking to help the environment or want to save on your electric bill—or all of the above—having solar panels makes sense. However, some homeowners are tempted to save on their solar panel installation costs by engaging in DIY solar panel installation.For small, off-grid projects, like hooking up an RV, taking care of your solar […]

8 Energy-Saving Tips From Our Licensed Electricians

If you’ve recently looked at your utility bill and wondered how you can reduce your electricity expenditure, you are in luck! Our licensed electricians here at HedgeHog Electric have eight energy-saving tips that can help optimize your home, so your overall cost utilities are lower.1. INVEST IN LED BULBSIt is common knowledge that incandescent light bulbs are […]

How to Protect Your Family From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide is known as a “silent killer” for good reason. This past weekend alone, multiple deaths and hospitalizations were contributed to the deadly chemical.In Pocatello, Idaho, a family of four was found dead in their home. The bodies of Bill and Ross Parrish were found on Sunday, along with their 14-year old and 12-year […]

When to Call an Electrician vs. a Handyman

There comes a point when doing home improvements where homeowners reach a crossroads. They know that they lack the skills for the electrical work needed, but should the homeowner call a handyman or an electrician for electrical services?For work that doesn’t involve your home’s electrical system—such as setting up a home theater speaker system or […]

Are USB Outlets Worth It?

Are USB Outlets Worth It?It’s safe to say that we use USB connections every day. Whether it’s through charging a mobile device, connecting two pieces of technology, or storing information, the USB has become ubiquitous in modern society.It has become so popular that instead of using a standard prong plug, outlets have been developed that […]

The 2016 St. George Christmas Light Spectacular

HedgeHog Electric is excited to present the 2016 St George Utah Christmas Light Spectacular.We will be donating $1 to The Dove Center for all Facebook likes received on our Facebook page during the month of December*. We invite you to spend time with your family this holiday season and get out and enjoy some amazing Christmas light displays.You Can […]

10 Ideas For Modern Dining Room Lighting

The lighting in your dining room can make a significant impact on how you feel about the room. For instance, say that you have carefully styled the dining room’s decor, but you only have a simple flush mount light to shed light. Often, this kind of light fixture will leave the corner of the room […]

Advice From Your Electrician: Teach Your Kids These 4 Safety

Over the years, our electricians at HedgeHog Electric have seen all the mischief that kids can get up to when they aren’t aware of proper electrical safety. If you have young children at home and haven’t explicitly covered electrical safety, here are 4 tips on what to cover with your kids.1. NO PLAYING WITH OUTLETSElectrical outlets can […]

Electrical Safety for Homes With Pets and Kids

Electrical Safety for Homes With Pets and KidsWhen it comes to the many different elements helping your home run, electricity is likely the one many people find the scariest. And for good reason — electrical issues can cause injuries and even fires.With the risks being so high, it’s crucial to have safety top of mind […]

The 2017 St. George Christmas Light Spectacular

HedgeHog Electric is excited to present the 2017 St George Utah Christmas Light Spectacular.We will be donating $1 to The Dove Center for all Facebook likes received on our Facebook page during the month of December*. We invite you to spend time with your family this holiday season and get out and enjoy some amazing Christmas light displays.You Can […]

Building Out Your Dream Kitchen: Cabinet Led Lighting

If there is one area in your home where you need excellent lighting, it is in your kitchen. Without proper kitchen lighting, many cooking and baking tasks become more of a gamble.Are those cookies golden-brown or still pale and underdone? Is that salad looking a little wilted? It’s hard to tell without effective lighting, especially if […]

Basement Lighting Done Right

If you’re about to transform your dark, dreary basement into a bright, comfortable living space, don’t overlook lighting. The challenge with basements is that they lack natural lighting, so you’ll need something functional and aesthetically pleasing to get the most out of the area.The best type of lighting for your basement largely depends on how […]

What’s the Difference Between Pendant Lighting and Chandeliers?

Statement lighting is the crown jewel of a room and is an excellent way to display your personality and style. But if you are hunting for lighting options on your own, you may be a bit confused when it comes to chandeliers and pendant lights, and you may have some questions.Are pendant lights and chandeliers […]

How to Maintain Your Solar Panels

How to Maintain Your Solar PanelsOne of the benefits of having solar panels installed on your property is that they require very little maintenance in order to run properly. Solar panels are built to last and with the proper installation, they can be a source of energy for your home for decades.However, you should be […]

All You Need to Know About a GFCI Outlet

A ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) is a special kind of outlet that shuts off the power the second it detects a ground fault, protecting your family or employees from a potentially fatal electrical shock.A GFCI looks like any other outlet, except for its test and reset buttons. This inexpensive but powerful device monitors the […]

Why Electrical Work Is a Priority for Basement Remodels

Whether you are doing a basement remodel to make it a separate apartment to rent out or as a convenient addition to your current space, the basement wiring and other electrical work should be at the top of your list.As electrical work can represent the most hazardous work to try to DIY, it is best to call […]

How to Know If Your Electrical Panel Is Safe

Unless the circuit breaker needs to be flipped back on, most people don’t think about their electrical panel. But there are some older models of electrical panels which you should check for, as these panels are very dangerous and need to be replaced by one of our licensed and insured electricians.If you are concerned that your […]

6 Electrical Terms You Should Know

6 Electrical Terms You Should KnowAre you ready for a vocabulary test? Don’t worry, there’s no quiz at the end of this page, but we are giving you details on several important electrical terms. As a homeowner, it’s important to be aware of the lingo that may be discussed by your electrician, posted on your […]

The 2019 St. George Christmas Light Spectacular by Hedgehog Electric

It’s that time of year again! HedgeHog Electric is back with our annual 2019 St. George Christmas Light Map so that you can find the best Christmas light displays this season.We have been blown away by the feedback and support we have received from the community, and we are excited to share our updated Christmas map.For the […]

Black Friday Hot Tub Shopping? Don’t Forget the Wiring!

With Black Friday deals coming, many people are considering different splurges. A top one this winter is hot tubs.Whether you are considering a hot tub as an early Christmas present or just want something to help warm up the winter, don’t forget to consider hot tub wiring as you shop.CONSIDER WIRING COSTS WHEN HOT TUB BROWSINGAside from […]

LED Light Bulbs 101

LED Light Bulbs 101Light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs have become one of the most popular choices for both home and commercial lighting recently. It’s easy to see why: they offer a multitude of benefits, including a lower cost, better efficiency, and longer lifespan.So how are LEDs so different from other standard light bulbs? We’re breaking down […]

Discover the Difference of Can Lighting

Ever feel like your living room is more like a cave than an area of relaxation? Like you need to go and buy multiple lamps to light your bedroom and other sitting areas in your home? Well, those are pretty clear signs that your home can benefit from having can lighting installed.Can lighting—also called recessed lighting—is […]

How to Prevent a Short Circuit

Preventing a Short Circuit“Short circuit” is a term that gets thrown around a lot, but what does it mean and why is it important? A short circuit is when a high current runs through a low resistance pathway. So when a hot wire carrying electricity touches a neutral object, it results in a short circuit.So […]

Induction Shoe Box Type Fixture Upgrade

When it comes to the longevity, light output, and energy efficiency of electrical fixtures, induction fixtures come out on top. Induction fixtures are often used as an upgrade when the installation requires increased efficiency but also needs to address the issues of degrading light output. Over the course of the fixtures life, the lamp will […]

The Many Benefits of Switching to Green Lighting

Everyone wants to save money on their monthly electric bill. Other than reducing heating and cooling costs, the other major way of reducing energy usage is through lighting alternatives like CFLs (compact fluorescent light), which first appeared on the marketplace in the 1980s, or LEDs (light-emitting diodes or solid-state lighting). While costs for these lightbulb […]

Save Money by Replacing Standard Bulbs

These days, everyone is looking for ways to save a few bucks here and there. You’d be amazed how much you can save from changing some of the simple things you use every day, like lightbulbs, for example. A simple upgrade of 15 of those inefficient standard bulbs in your home could put $50 extra […]

What Does a Circuit Breaker Do?

For some people, a circuit breaker is that annoying thing you have to hunt down and flip back to the ON position when you plug one too many things in. But what exactly does a circuit breaker do besides shutting off the power and why do circuit breakers do that?The short answer is, your circuit […]

6 Reasons a Home Electrical Safety Inspection Is Worth the

It’s not unusual for people to wait until there is a problem with their electricity before bringing in a HedgeHog Electric electrician. However, being proactive and having a home electrical safety inspection can protect you and your home in a number of ways that might surprise you.1. PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM ELECTRICAL FIRESOne of the biggest […]

Can Solar Power Take You off the Electrical Grid in

A common question that comes up during solar panel installation consultation is if having solar panels will allow a homeowner to go off the grid. Often, people have seen tiny homes that have gone completely off-grid and would like something similar for their homes.Due to the size and electrical needs of your average Utah home, it is […]

How Solar Panels Can Work Without the Sun

How Solar Panels Work Without SunYou may have heard that solar panels only work when the sun is shining. While it’s true that they produce more power when the sun is out, solar panels can still provide power when the sun isn’t shining.In this blog post, we will discuss how solar panels can still provide […]

7 Wiring Code Violations and Electrical Mistakes Many Homes Have

Taking care of your home’s electrical needs is best left up to your local electricians. However, sometimes, people are tempted to engage in a bit of DIY electrical work. This inexperienced electrical work can leave your home vulnerable to potential issues, which may cause power surges and electrical fires.Below are some of the seven most common […]

A Guide to Safe & Effective Outdoor Lighting

Improving Your Outdoor LightingThere’s nothing like the warm glow of a porch light to signal “welcome home.” Outdoor lighting can do more than just welcome guests – it can also help keep your family safe and your property well-lit.This blog post will discuss outdoor lighting and how homeowners can safely and effectively improve visibility outside […]

How to Charge Your Electric Vehicle at Home

With nearly 120 charging stations in St. George, you don’t have to drive far to find a place to juice up your electric vehicle. However, the most convenient way to operate your EV is to charge it at home.EV owners have a couple of options to power up their rides. They can plug into a […]

How Phantom Power is Wasting Your Money

How Phantom Power is Wasting Your MoneyPhantom power, also known as standby or vampire power, is pretty unfair when you think about it. You turned the TV off, so it’s not using any electricity, right? Wrong. Appliances and devices can still draw power when they’re not on, and this power can add up to a […]

Get More Use From Your Garage With These Lighting Ideas

Let’s face it—most of us don’t think about the lighting in our garage until we are stuck using our smartphones for flashlights while digging through toolboxes. Yet, whether you use your garage for storage, parking, as a workspace, or a combination, having good lighting can make a huge difference.If your garage is a bit too […]

8 Energy Conservation Tips for the Winter Months

The winter months often mark the highest energy usage. If you have had large electric bills in the past winter months, and want to try and reduce your electricity usage, your local HedgeHog Electric electricians have some tips for you to try this winter. 1. OPT FOR LED CHRISTMAS LIGHTS While exterior Christmas lights can be a […]

Summer Party Prep: Have Your Hot Tub Wired by Our

May is winding down and the summer season is just around the corner, which means it’s time for backyard bbq, sunscreen, and hanging out in the hot tub.If you have purchased a hot tub but don’t have it set up yet, then you may want to turn to our professional wiring services to help you become safe […]

Why You Should Switch to Solar

Switching to SolarSolar energy is the primary source of renewable energy used by homeowners today. And the industry continues to grow, with technology improving and systems becoming more affordable.According to the Department of Energy, 30 percent of new energy generation in 2019 came from solar sources, compared to just 4 percent in 2010. It’s never […]

Vanity Lights Change the Look & Feel of Your Bathroom

One of the areas of the home where the right lighting services can make a huge impact is in the bathroom. In the bathroom, you clean up and get ready for the day. Without the proper lighting, this process can be impacted, like missing a light stain on your shirt that you don’t notice until you sit […]

The 2014 St. George Christmas Light Spectacular

HedgeHog Electric is excited to present the 2014 St George Utah Christmas Light Spectacular. We will be donating $1 to Habitat for Humanity for all Facebook likes received on our Facebook page during the month of December. We invite you to spend time with your family this holiday season and get out and enjoy some […]

Efficient Lighting, Go Green Lighting

Are you looking for ways to do your part in a green environment? Or, maybe you just like keeping your wallet full of green. Either way, the lighting you choose makes a big difference. The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) has estimated that more than 50% of the power commercial buildings use, and close to […]

Take the Hassle Out of Ceiling Fan Installation

Ceiling fans can be a great way to cut utility costs all year long, from circulating air to cool a room to helping to push warm air back down. But even if you know that having a ceiling fan can benefit your home, it’s another thing to try and install one yourself.Instead of attempting to […]

Working From Home? Here’s How to Save Energy and Protect

Many of us these days are working from home either by choice or because of lockdown restrictions. It’s been an adjustment, to say the least. While telecommuting affords many advantages, there is one undeniable drawback: Our utility bills now reflect all that extra time at home.Here’s how to curb your WFH costs and protect your […]

What is a Light Bulb’s CRI and Why Does it

It’s More Than Just BrightnessWhen you flip on any light in your home, what do you notice? Do things brighten up? (Probably.) But what do the elements of your space look like? Clear? Dull? Colorful? All of these characteristics are primarily dependent on a light’s CRI.What is CRI?CRI stands for Color-Rendering Index, a measurement of […]

How To Prepare For Power Outages

Preparing For Power Outages As our community grows so does the pressure on our existing power infrastructure. Southern Utah residents have enjoyed a very reliable and stable power grid, but power companies in Southern Utah are beginning to notify customers that scheduled blackouts may be coming.In the event of a scheduled blackout or extended power […]

What’s the Average Cost to Rewire a House?

Usually, when a homeowner needs wiring services, it is for a specific area of their home. However, there are times where an entire house can be in need of electrical rewiring. In these cases, the main question on homeowners’ minds is, “How much does an average home rewiring cost?”To rewire an entire home, average costs can […]

How Do I Know If My Electrical Panel Is Out

There is often so little thought given to the electrical panel that when a breaker does trip, it may take some hunting to find where the panel is located. And often, it is fine to leave your electrical panel alone, as it is best not to mess with it.However, if your electrical panel is outdated, […]

12 Electrical Terms All Homeowners Should Know

When you need residential electrical services, it can be tough to follow what is going on with your electrical system if you aren’t sure what your electrician is saying.While you can always ask your trusty HedgeHog Electric electrician to explain, here are 12 electrical terms all homeowners should know so that you can identify what the issue with […]

Why It’s Way Past Due to Upgrade Your Two-Prong Outlets

One electrical upgrade that is easy to overlook is two-prong outlet upgrades. Many people just find two-prong outlets inconvenient and a bit annoying, but they are far more dangerous than most people know.TWO-PRONG OUTLETS AREN’T AS SAFEIn modern homes, you won’t find two-prong outlets, as they are no longer up-to-code when it comes to new constructions. However, […]

Keep Cool With Sleek Low Profile Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans are an excellent addition to your home. Whether you get ceiling fans installed in your bedrooms, living room, or dining room, the increased air circulation can help cut costs both during the warmer months as well as at cooler times during the year.If you have been considering having ceiling fans installed but aren’t sure you […]

Why an Electrical Panel Replacement Is Worth the Cost

In most homes, the electrical panel is tucked away somewhere you don’t commonly look, such as in the basement or the laundry cupboard. With the panel out of sight, it is often out of mind, which generally isn’t an issue unless you have a circuit trip. But, it can delay you replacing your electrical panel for longer […]

Advantages of Led Lights Compared to Traditional Lighting

If you have been waiting to make the switch from traditional lighting options over to LED lights, HedgeHog Electric is here to help you learn all about the advantages of LEDs. That way, you can be fully informed on why putting LED lights in your home is one of the best things you can do for your […]

Why Do My Lights Keep Flickering?

One electrical issue you are guaranteed notice right away is if your lights are acting up. While the occasional flicker of your lights isn’t a problem, you may need to access lighting services if your lights start frequently flickering or shutting off without warning.In many cases, our electricians here at HedgeHog Electric have found that homes that have flickering […]

How to Properly Use Ceiling Fans

Many people think ceiling fans are only for cooling off rooms when it’s hot. But, this is simply not true. Your ceiling fan can be valuable for cutting your heating bills during winter months, too. Today’s choices are manufactured for year-round usage. The key is using them properly by adjusting the fan blades’ rotations.HOW TO […]

7 Tips for Avoiding Electrical Malfunctions in Your Home

Many people stick to calling for residential electrical services when they need something like new light fixtures installed or other larger-scale electrical upgrades. Problem is, outside of upgrades, renovations, and obvious electrical issues like exposed, damaged wiring, it can be easy to fail to recognize potential electrical hazards.In Utah alone, 26% of the reported fires in 2016 were structural […]