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What Is Color Temperature and Why Does It Matter?

  Shopping for light bulbs is a pretty simple task, right? And yet it can quickly become overwhelming when you realize how many different options you have to choose from. Color temperature is one of the most important factors to consider. If you’ve been browsing the light bulb aisle recently, [...]

Why Install a Home Backup Generator?

A power loss can be a dangerous event for homes and families—and not to mention inconvenient. With the frequency of thunderstorms and extreme weather in the St. Louis area, homes are at greater risk for outages. What’s the best way to avoid the risks and inconveniences of an electrical outage? [...]

Why Replace Aluminum Wiring?

Does your home have aluminum wiring that needs to be replaced? According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), “Aluminum wiring in a house presents a very serious potential fire hazard.” If your house was built or remodeled between 1965 and 1973, or if you notice any warning signs—such as [...]

5 Great Ways to Lower Your Winter Electric Bill

Have you noticed your energy bill creeping up over the past few months? St. Louis winters can be tough on the wallet, especially if you live in an older home with poor insulation or aging appliances. Luckily, there are several things you can do to help save energy and lower [...]

Energy Efficiency Rebates through Ameren MO

Time to make electrical upgrades to your home or business? As a Missouri resident or business owner, you may qualify for energy efficiency rebates through Ameren MO. Our St. Louis clients are often curious about what types of energy rebates they can get, how much money they can save, etc. [...]

Prevent Electrical Fires with AFCIs

Did you know that many residential fires are started by an electrical hazard called arcing faults? Luckily, these fires can be prevented using AFCI technology. Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs) replace the standard breakers in your home’s electrical service panel to provide enhanced fire protection. Keep reading to learn how [...]

Holiday Lighting Info and Inspiration

Happy Thanksgiving from Paramount Electric! Once Turkey Day has passed, you may want to start thinking about putting up outdoor Christmas lights. Holiday lighting is a great way to make your home feel warm and festive throughout the holiday season. To help you get into the spirit, we’ve put together [...]

Benefits of Outdoor Lighting

Happy Halloween from Paramount Electric! With the start of the holiday season, you may be thinking about outdoor lighting for decorative purposes. But there are several other benefits of outdoor lighting, including safety and security. Whether you’re looking for added security or simply wanting to highlight your favorite Halloween decorations, [...]

Tips for Hiring an Electrical Contractor

As a homeowner, it’s a good idea to find a quality electrical contractor and build a relationship with them—even if you don’t need their services right away. That way, in the event of an electrical emergency, you’ll know exactly who to call. Better yet, you may want to hire someone [...]

Basic Data and Communication Needs for Any Office

Whether you’re building a new office or retrofitting your current space, there’s a lot to think about in terms of equipping your business for today’s data and communication needs. From computer wiring, to patch panels, to office alarm systems, the wide range of electrical considerations may seem overwhelming. To help [...]