As a homeowner, it is vital that you are well aware of the top signs that may indicate the need for an electrician to come to your home. To help you with this, you might want to take a few moments of your time to check the following signs of electrical trouble. The Breaker Box Is Getting Hot Sure, electricity can create a certain amount of heat. However, it should never be to the point where you can feel the metal of your electrical breaker box getting hot.
13 April 2016
Your electrical dryer plays the important role of drying out your clothes, so any malfunctions can be very frustrating and inconveniencing. One of the most common issues with electric dryers is a failure to produce heat, or generating insufficient heat to effectively dry your laundry. Before you call in a serviceman/electrician to fix the problem, read on for simple troubleshooting tips that may solve the underlying problem and get your dryer functional.
21 March 2016
Even if you take pride in performing general household maintenance tasks on your own, it's important to be able to accurately understand your limitations and know when it's time to take a step backward. Few instances are better indicative of this sentiment that those that relate to your house's electrical system. Working on wiring and electrical fixtures without the proper expertise can result in an injury or, in the worst-case scenario, a fire in your home.
15 February 2016
Baseboard water heating is one of the more used methods of home heating. While there are many benefits to this type of home heating, one of the drawbacks to it is that it has a tendency to air lock. This article will go through the basics of why this happens and what you can do to relieve this problem. How baseboard water heating works Baseboard heating works by simply piping hot water through pipes and into rooms.
28 November 2015
From the entrance where you greet your customers every day to the back of the kitchen where all of the real magic takes place, the appropriate lighting is a crucial part of a well-functioning bakery atmosphere. However, too many bakery owners start out in a recycled building and just use whatever lighting is already available from the last business that set up shop in a particular location. If you want to take your sweet business spot to a new level, take a look at the following three big lighting changes you should consider making.
8 November 2015
Many older homes, and even some modern ones, will need a wiring upgrade at some point or another. It's not always easy to know if your home needs a wiring upgrade. However, there are many signs that will alert you that a wiring upgrade may be something you should consider. 1. Constantly Tripped Breakers and Blown Fuses First off, if you're using a fuse box, then odds are you have older wiring as well.
30 October 2015
If you think that electrocution could never happen to your child, think again. Approximately 70 percent of the thousands of people who are treated for electricity-related accidents in the United States are curious toddlers and children under the age of 5. In many cases, accidents occur when a child sticks something, such as a finger or fork, into an electrical outlet. Fortunately, most children walk away from the experience. However, about 100 children die each year due to electrocution.
14 September 2015
Did you recently get a lot of new equipment installed in your warehouse and are experiencing circuit breaker problems? If you want to safely use the new equipment, it is in your best interest to seek help from an industrial electrician to find out why the circuit breakers keep turning off (tripping). Find out below why the new equipment keeps tripping off the circuit breakers, as well as what an electrician will charge to fix the problem.
9 September 2015
Home ownership is a tremendously exciting and rewarding accomplishment, but it also comes with a wide variety of challenges. Chief among these is mastering the maintenance tasks that allow you to keep your lights running without your power bill exceeding reasonable levels. Thankfully, there are some basic steps you can take in order to achieve this balance. Below, you'll find a guide to some suggestions for maintaining your home's electrical system.
6 August 2015
When an electrical circuit begins to malfunction, it can be extremely frustrating. If it is your HVAC unit that is connected to that circuit, then you could be out cool or warm air depending on the season. If it is your washer or dryer, and you are out of clean clothes with work tomorrow, then you may be heading to the laundromat at midnight tonight. When your circuit malfunctions in these situations, it becomes that much more infuriating.
3 August 2015