We know that you likely have many questions about your electrical system.
Here are some of the answers to the Frequently Asked Questions. Feel free to contact us for any queries you may be having about our services.
A.)When you are resetting circuit breakers or changing fuses too often. When you turn on your air conditioner and the lights dim in the room. When your lights flicker or go on and off. When you can smell electricity burning. When you have six electronic devices going into one outlet in the back of your electronics center. When you have receptacle outlets overburdened by multi-plug strips. When a three-prong plug needs a two-prong adapter. If you have to run extension cords to plug in electrical devices.
A: Most houses that were built from 1880-1945 have knob and tube. Knob and tubing has its problems, soldering in walls and ceilings cannot be insulated and should not be used for today’s appliances, like, air conditioners, plug-in heaters, etc. It depends on the condition of the wiring and each situation.
A: Most homeowners and inspectors cannot always identify the age of wiring. It takes a trained electrician to do this. If your home was built between 1920 and 1960, the wiring that was used has a tendency to dry rot and cause many problems. Your house should be inspected to determine if your wiring is up-to-date.
A: GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) are required in bathrooms, kitchens, basements, garages, and outside. These are life-saving devices against electrical shock.
A: We recommend using a generator so that there is no interruption in your electrical service during a storm or power outage. See our page on. generators
A short circuit occurs when the wire carrying the electrical current comes into contact the grounded conductor or equipment ground.
A: Yes, except for real estate transactions and for small repairs. The charge for a real estate transaction is $100, if you decide to do the work; the $100 will be taken off the balance. Small repairs would be considered a service call and you would be charged our service call rate.
A: Yes, you are responsible for the meter box and the connection to your property from the electric company’s equipment.
A: Usually because you have overloaded the circuit with things like; air conditioners, microwaves, plug-in heaters, toasters, etc. It does not always matter how big your service is, it usually has to do with a branch circuit, which is from the breaker box to the problem device.
A: There are several reasons, it could be the quality of the lamps you are using or the house could be at the high-end voltage of the electric service on your street.
A: There are several reasons; you may need more branch circuits throughout the house, or you may have loose connections in the breaker box, meter box or throughout the house. This could cause a potential fire.
A.)Flickering may indicate impending bulb failure, minor power fluctuation, and/or improperly installed bulbs. Cycling on and off is usually a clear indication of ballast and/or bulb failure. It is recommended when replacing ballast to replace bulbs as well.