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Electric Cars – The Future is Here As people become more environmentally conscious and more concerned about what our cars and trucks are doing to pollute the atmosphere, it’s no surprise that electric cars are becoming more popular.  At this time, fully electric, long-range vehicles are few and far between....

Why is Charlotte Called the Queen City? Charlotte, North Carolina – the home of Father & Son Electric – has a history dating back to before the Revolutionary War.  King George III still ruled the Colonies when European settlers chartered the town back in 1768. According to a history of the city on Charlottesgotalot.com, they named the new hamlet after the King’s...

Family Owned and Proud of It More than 30 years ago, Charlotte, NC electricians Father and Son started in the basement of a family home. Things have changed a bit since then – but we’ll always be proud to be a family-owned business. According to the Conway...

What causes power surges When it comes to power surges, as HouseLogic.com points out, “Most people worry about a power surge being caused by something outside of the house, like a lightning strike or a downed power line. While lightning is the most dangerous cause of...

Residential Surge Protection As the experts at HouseLogic.com point out, “A power surge happens in milliseconds — a thousandth of the time it takes you to blink your eyes. Maybe you see the lights flicker, or your computer locks up for no apparent reason. Maybe you...

How to Tell One Kind of Light Bulb from Another If you contact the Charlotte NC electricians Father & Son Electric, you might wonder about the differences between different types of light bulbs on the market today.   The main types of bulbs are halogen, CFL, and LED.  According to an article on SFGate.com, both halogen...

Light Bulbs – More than just Thomas Edison In the century following Benjamin Franklin’s experiments, many inventors and scientists tried to find a way to use electrical power to make light.   According to bulbs.com, in 1802, Humphry Davy invented the first electric light. He experimented with electricity and invented an electric battery....

Coming Together for Thanksgiving As families gather from far and wide for Thanksgiving, you might not have more than a vague idea of how the holiday came to be so significant in American culture.   According to History.com, in 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that...

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