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Improve Safety And Use Less Energy With Motion-Activated Lighting

Outdoor lighting is essential in both urban and rural areas, but keeping on a high-intensity flood light all night uses up a lot of power. Many homeowners have had to switch off their outdoor lights to keep electricity bills under control. However, there is a simple solution that increases the safety of your property without using up too much power.

Try Motion Activation

By swapping your switch controlled outdoor lights for motion-activated lighting, you can get the illumination you need with an intruder or stray animal immediately. These detectors have quite a range. With proper spacing and installation, you can surround your entire yard with inexpensive fixtures that give enough light to highlight anything unusual when movement triggers the switch.

Saving Power

These motion activated options are energy friendly because they keep the lights off when they’re not needed. Since most homeowners turn to halogen or other high-draw bulbs for exterior use, these lights cost more to run constantly than a bulb you’d use indoors.

For more helpful tips on cutting your energy usage in Conejo Valley, pick up the phone and call Fornoff Electric.

How To Baby-Proof Your Electrical Outlets And Wires

The home is full of risks and hazards for a curious baby, but there are simple steps to take to reduce them. Extra care should be taken with the electrical system because it has the power to severely injure a full-grown adult. Try these tips around your house to make sure your bundle of joy stays safe.

Start by putting on outlet covers. These small, inexpensive plastic devices keep tiny fingers and toys out of the sockets. They’re strong enough to withstand a toddler’s attempt to remove them, but come out easily when an adult needs to plug something in. Sliding switch plates also work to cover outlets when not in use. Invest in outlet locks as well to make sure plugs stay in when tugged on by curious explorers.

Move those electrical cords as well so crawling family members can’t wrap themselves up or chew on them when teething starts. It’s also best to use simple latches and locks to keep babies out of risky rooms like the bathroom and kitchen, where it’s too easy for an electrical device to get knocked into water.

If you need more tips for protecting your family in Conejo Valley, pick up the phone and contact Fornoff Electric.

Protect Your Family With Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Your home is a place of refuge and somewhere you should feel safe, but fire and carbon monoxide poisoning are two hazards that can destroy your sense of safety and put your life in danger. According to the National Fire Protection Agency, four out of five fire-related deaths occur in the home. Fortunately, installing fire alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in your house is a simple way to keep yourself and your family safe from potentially deadly situations. Smoke detectors, also known as fire alarms, come in two forms. Ionization smoke detectors can detect open flames that produce heavy smoke, while photoelectric smoke alarms can detect smoldering fires that produce little smoke, such as electrical fires inside the walls. Some smoke detectors include both types of technology to cover all types of fire. Carbon monoxide detectors scan the air for CO, a colorless, odorless gas similar to the carbon dioxide your lungs produce but with a different, more deadly chemical structure. This gas is produced by any type of fuel that burns, including natural gas, heating oil and firewood burning in a fireplace. It can cause you to fall unconscious or even die if high levels build up in your home. If you have both a fire alarm and a carbon monoxide alarm, you can rest easy that you’ll be alerted to any potential problems in time to safeguard your life. Also make sure to keep an eye out for potential fire hazards in the home, such as damaged wiring or appliances that feel hotter than normal.

For more information about local electrical repairs in the Conejo Valley area, contact Fornoff Electric today. We’re also available to answer questions about electrical problems that could lead to fire.


Burning Odors and Sparks

Let us be abundantly clear–if you have burning odors and sparks at your home, this is an indication of a serious problem that requires immediate attention. Failing to do so can have catastrophic results.

Although there are various scenarios that can lead to burning odors, this is most often attributed to an electric appliance or wiring which has overheated. Damaged or poorly insulated circuits or even a sudden electrical surge can lead to an electrical spark. But both can contribute to fire damage at a home if they are not quickly and accurately corrected.

Fornoff Electric has assisted Conejo Valley and Thousand Oaks homeowners with all types of electrical repairs since 1968. These master electricians are available 24 hours a day, seven days per week and are available to respond to emergencies. In addition, Fornoff’s technicians can install light fixtures, perform electrical testing, conduct routine maintenance and install upgrades to make your home more energy efficient.

If your home in Conejo Valley or Thousand Oaks needs electric service or repair, trust the company your neighbors have turned to since 1968–Fornoff Electric. Fornoff offers both the quality and experience you need with the customer service you deserve. For a free estimate or to schedule an appointment, contact Fornoff Electric today!

Hot Ceiling Fixtures

Fornoff Electric has been serving the areas of Conejo Valley and Thousand Oaks since 1968. Specializing in lighting designs, installations, electrical upgrades, and service work, Fornoff Electric is the answer to a remodelers dream. Choose your design style, and they do the rest.

Lighting Designs

Reduce the temperature in your home with a decorative ceiling fan. Quiet blades offer a cool breeze and reduce the need for expensive central air. Some models are equipped with lights which provide more than just a light breeze.   Ceiling fans range in cost with the lowest price beginning at $75.00 with additional parts and labor.  If no electric is currently in place, Fornoff will supply a box or upgrade an existing electrical supply. Fornoff will install the chosen model(s) and when experts manage the installation, clients are provided peace of mind with glorious results.


Fornoff Electric safely installs the hardware of ceiling fans.  Fornoff experts have put together and hooked up hundreds of models. It is vital that ceiling fans are mounted properly for the long-term safety of the unit. If a building does not have electric running to the designated area for the ceiling fan, Fornoff will run the wiring.  Fornoff will also upgrade the existing box if that is necessary.  Fornoff is capable of doing whatever the job entails to provide great results, which is why Fornoff Electric has such a powerful reputation.


·         Electrical Repair:  Fornoff offers electric repairs for emergency situations.  Lighting your situation is what Fornoff does best.

·         Ceiling Fans:  The Fornoff team understands the importance of hanging ceiling fans and providing proper installation of hardware and mounting for long-term safety.

·         Home and Business:  Fornoff provides repair services and electrical panel upgrades to both commercial and residential properties.

Contact Fornoff Electric  to learn about the full range of hot ceiling fixtures in Conejo Valley and Thousand Oaks. Operating since 1968, Fornoff Electric has become the “go to” for installation of ceiling fans, electrical repairs and upgrades.  Fornoff services both residential and commercial properties and looks forward to new and returning business!

Electrical Shock: How It Can Happen To You

Under normal circumstances, the last thing you expect when you turn on a lamp, a light switch or even open the refrigerator is an electrical shock. However, if the right circumstances occur, that could be exactly what happens and, if you’re truly unfortunate, could kill you. With a little knowledge and the right precautions and protections, electrical shocks can be something you never have to worry about.

Electricity in all its forms, from the huge lightning strikes to the power used in your home to light the kitchen wants to get from point A (where it originates) to point B (the ground). However it can get there the easiest, it will. Lightning will hit a tree to get to the ground which is why you never hide under a tree during a lightning storm and in your home, electricity flows through your circuit box, through whichever circuits have an open path to ground. This means it can be taken through lamps, video games, hair dryers and even (through a very circuitous route) the mouse on your computer. If there’s a fault in any of your home circuits, you could be in for an electrical shock and, if enough electricity flows through you, an injury or even death is possible.

If you live in the Conejo Valley area, contacting an electric company like Fornoff Electric in Thousand Oaks, California to have them inspect your home can provide the assurance you need that you won’t have to deal with electrical shocks. Replacing wall outlets near areas where water is used such as the kitchen and the bathroom with a special outlet called a GFCI outlet (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) can keep you from bodily harm if something were to happen. Fornoff Electric can take care of all your electrical needs to keep you safe!

Motion Sensor Lights Improve Home Security

Did you know that motion sensor lights are one of the easiest ways to improve home safety? Home intruders typically rely on stealth and darkness to break into homes. Once a criminal has triggered a motion sensor light, they will often feel exposed and immediately leave the premises.

Motion sensor lights should be installed in the places where they are most needed. Entrances to homes (both front and back), in front of garages, and the perimeter of your home, including ground windows are the prime installation areas. The majority of motion activated lighting options come with Passive Infrared (PIR) motion sensors. These sensors actively detect the infrared energy that emanates from our bodies. With the installation of motion sensor lights you can rest easy knowing that the PIR technology will detect any movement, before the intruder can make his way inside.

To find out more about how motion safety lighting can improve home safety, simply contact Fornoff Electric today. Fornoff Electric fulfills all electrical needs for residents in Westlake Village, Conejo Valley, and the Thousand Oaks areas. The Fornoff Electric team specializes in all lighting installations, including motion sensors for additional home safety.

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