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Welcome to Alloway Electric

Boise's premier electrical contractor, Alloway Electric, responds with licensed electricians in fully equipped vans to handle your residential repairs, remodels, new construction, installations, and maintenance contracts.

Servicing the Treasure Valley since 1924, we are proud of our heritage.  Our customers know they come first and can count on Alloway Electric to take care of their problems.  With Alloway Electric, your problem is no problem - call the people you trust!

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Winter Energy Savings Tips

Clare Vaterlaus

            As the temperatures drop, your utility bills may go up this winter.  Here are some tips to save on energy bills this season.  One of the easiest ways to save is to accessorize rather than turn up the heat.  Put on a sweater, add blankets to the couch, or put a rug on the floor to keep things warm.  At night, lower the thermostat and add blankets and comforters to the beds in your home.  If you have areas in your home that are seldom used, seal the vents off.  Consider using a space heater in smaller spaces. 

            When using the central heat in your home, make sure that your furnace is properly maintained.  Remember to change the filter once a month.  Make sure that the heat is not escaping.  Check windows and doorways first and add weatherstripping in needed areas.

            Taking the time to prepare your home for the colder weather will make it snug and cozy.  Enjoy snuggling up on the couch with your blankets and loved ones while avoiding winter’s harsh temperatures!

DIY Lamp Shade: Snowman

Clare Vaterlaus

 

This week's DIY Lamp Shade is from Craftionary. This snowman lamp shade will get any house ready for the holiday season. If you want to make a day out of it with the kids, you can watch the classic Frosty the Snowman. The materials needed for the project include: 3 bags of fake snow, an orange felt nose, assorted black buttons, glue dots (these are easily removed after the holidays). For the rest of the directions, click here!

DIY Lamp Shade: Candy Corn

Clare Vaterlaus

This week's DIY Lamp find comes from JADERBOMB.COM. Even though Idaho has had their first snow fall of the year, we can't forget about Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the good things in our lives while surrounding a feast with family. This adorable lace lamp is easy to make and will top off your holiday decorations!

Check out JarderBomb's website HERE for directions!

DIY: Turkey Feather Lampshade

Clare Vaterlaus

Thanksgiving is coming up! Do you have a hunter in the family? Is it a family tradition to go turkey hunting? Here is a great DIY Turkey Feather Lamp that will spice up any man cave. If you aren't into working with animals, you can always pick up feathers from a craft store. This week's DIY feature is from Design Sponge.

Here is what you will need:

-A lampshade with "Euor hardware"

- About 15 turkey quills or feathers (amount depending on size of lamp shade)

-Glue Gun

-Scissors

For the directions please check out the original post by Design Sponge HERE!

 

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