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
The gaming world brings awesome entertainment and even opportunities for income in the comfort of your own home. Fast computers, innovative gaming consoles and beautiful televisions and monitors can create a semi-professional gaming center or a breathtaking party room. Unfortunately, if the wiring situation in your home isn't up to modern electrical demand, power outages and damaged equipment may be in your future. As you look through new devices to add to your game room, home office or entertainment room, think about a few ways that an electrician can help.
31 July 2015
Electricity is one of the more dangerous things running through the modern home. Although many DIY guides advise that you can handle minor electrical projects yourself, they may not stress safety enough. Whether you are trying to troubleshoot a problem or simply install a new doorbell, the following tips can help keep you safe. #1: Watch for Water Water is an excellent conductor of electricity, which means you don't want any nearby when you are having electrical problems.
28 July 2015