Do you have lights in your home that dim when the refrigerator kicks on? Have you ever felt a slight shock when you touch your stove with wet hands? These are just two situations that should be looked at by an electrician. I didn't give any attention to the lights that were dimming in my laundry room when I turned my dryer on. A few months after I had noticed it, we had a small electrical fire in the ceiling. To find more home electrical symptoms that shouldn't be ignored, visit my website. Here, you will find symptoms, problems and solutions for each.
25 February 2016
Most people don't think about replacing their electrical outlets until they paint the room, in which case they might change the plastic outlet cover from a dark color to light. However, electrical outlets don't last forever - they can develop hazardous conditions and can be quite dangerous if they aren't taken care of. Outlets don't necessarily need to be replaced just because they are old; however, here are three situations that indicate it's time for a new one.
14 January 2016
Have you recently moved into a new home? Did you find out only after moving in that the electrical system is in need of repair? Although you might be tempted to try to tackle the issues yourself, here are some reasons and times that you should call in a professional electrician instead: Wire sizes: Wires come in a variety of widths, each one appropriate for a different task. Some circuits in your home might need a 14 gauge wire, while others will need 18 gauge.
24 November 2015
If you want to reduce your energy costs, there are many improvements that you may want to consider doing in your home. The lighting in your home is one area that can be an affordable improvement to greatly reduce your energy costs. This can be done by not just changing light bulbs, but doing other improvements that include new lighting design. Here are some of the ways you can save energy by changing lighting designs in your home:
5 November 2015
Having central air conditioning in your home will keep you and your family comfortable during the hottest months of the year, providing considerable relief from the hot and humid conditions just outside your front door. Your air conditioning should last you for several years, but it's possible to prolong the life of the unit by making some simple changes to how you use it, while also being sure to perform a variety of regular maintenance tasks.
26 October 2015
Did you grow up in a home where the hair dryer and the vacuum cleaner couldn't run at the same time or you'd lose power? Maybe your older home today has issues when you try to turn on too many appliances at the same time. Fortunately it is relatively easy (depending on where it's located—those basement spiders can be scary!) to flip your circuit breaker back on. But if this happens too many times, there could be a significant problem with your residential electrical system.