Residential Remodel Project

Residential Remodel Project For this electrical service request, the homeowners were undergoing a residential remodel. As part of the residential remodel project, we performed electrical upgrades throughout the home. Electrical Service Completed Our team installed new recessed can lighting in several rooms throughout the home. We installed chandelier lighting in the dining area as well as lighting fixtures in the kitchen. The kitchen electrical was a point of emphasis in this residential remodel project. Old electrical wiring was safely removed, and we installed brand new wiring along with new outlets and switches. Our customer was thrilled with the electrical updates! Remodel Project Pictures Request Electrical Service Do you have an… Read More

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Kitchen Electrical Project

Commercial Kitchen Project Description For this commercial kitchen project, the basement of a commercial property had flooded. The existing electrical was completely hazardous because of the damage. As a result, this project required sheetrock demolition and a complete remodel. We started by installing brand new electrical wiring throughout the kitchen. For efficiency, we setup dedicated circuits in the kitchen for the new appliances. This gave dedicated power to the range, refrigerator, and microwave. Next, we installed new electrical outlets along with new electrical switches. To finish the kitchen, our team installed LED lighting under the kitchen cabinets. This has become a common request from customers because the lighting is very… Read More

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Residential Electrical Upgrades

Residential Electrical Upgrade Description For this electrical project, the homeowners wanted residential electrical upgrades throughout the home. They wanted to update their electrical for better lighting, power convenience, and overall energy efficiency. Electrical Upgrades Completed Our team began the residential electrical upgrades by replacing old electrical fixtures with new LED fixtures. We did this for many rooms throughout the home. For example, we replaced old 30 watt bulbs in the master bedroom with LED retro-fit kits. This gave much better lighting quality than before.  (For details about the benefits of LED upgrades checkout our blog explaining the differences in light bulbs.) After that, we performed residential electrical upgrades in the… Read More

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Why Different Light Bulbs?

Why Different Light Bulbs? Why so many different light bulb types? You have probably noticed your local store carries many types of light bulbs. Each light bulb may appear similar, but there are definitely differences between the types of light bulbs you can buy. For this edition of our Plugged-In blog, we will describe a few types of light bulbs and highlight some of their features. Light Bulb Types Incandescent Light Bulb: This is the light bulb everyone usually thinks of because it is most common for homeowners.  These bulbs emit light by heating the filament inside. According to the Department of Energy the incandescent bulb is the least efficient type… Read More

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Dimmer Switches

Dimmer Switches Have you ever thought of the benefits of dimmer switches? Instead of a standard on/off light switch, a dimmer switch gives you lighting options for your room. For this month’s blog, we will mention a few benefits of having a dimmer switch as well as very important electrical considerations for it. Dimmer Switch Benefits A dimmer switch allows variable light settings for a room. So then, you have the option of lighting at full brightness, low brightness and everything in between. You will have the freedom to determine the lighting ambiance needed! Dimmed lights consume less energy which can save money on electric bills. Dimming your lights can increase… Read More

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Using Power Strips

Using Power Strips Power strips are useful tools for this time of year. You may be using a power strip for several reasons. Today, we want to mention a few things about the appropriate use of power strips and some things you should try to avoid. First things first, not all power strips are UL listed. Which means, Underwriters Laboratories has not tested the product or has not determined if it meets specific provisions. We highly recommend using power strips that are UL listed because their quality has been tested. Overall, power strips with surge protectors are designed to protect your devices by ‘tripping’ (shutting off power) when excess electrical… Read More

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Home Exterior Electrical

Home Exterior Electrical Have you checked your home’s exterior electrical system recently? This is a good time of year to check the outside electrical of your home before the winter weather becomes a factor. If you haven’t looked at the exterior of your home, we suggest you take a look very soon.  Here are a few things to review when it comes to home exterior electrical. Exterior Electrical Review Test GFCI outlets on the exterior of your house (if applicable). For specific instructions on how to test these outlets, checkout our previous blog on Home Electrical Routine Maintenance. If your exterior outlets are not GFCI, we recommend replacing the existing… Read More

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Electrical Considerations for Basement Finish

Electrical Considerations for Basement Finish Your basement offers useful space in your home. We meet customers using basement space in many unique ways. And however you decide to use your basement, one thing you’ll want to consider is your basement’s electrical needs. If your basement is unfinished, there are several ideas to consider in your basement finish plans. In this blog we will highlight some of them. Ideas for Basement Finish Plans Electrical for Smoke Detectors. Do not finish your basement without proper safety measures. Be sure to include electrical plans for smoke detector placement and installation. You would be surprised at how often this is overlooked. Electrical Sub Panel.… Read More

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Preparing Your House for Sale

Preparing Your House for Sale When preparing a house for sale, one of the top thing’s inspectors look at is the electrical system. The electrical system is one of the most important aspects on an inspection because it could make or break a home sale. In our experience, here are some of the most common things that pop-up on electrical inspections. Please note: these issues require a licensed electrician for addressing and fixing the problems. (Stay safe, we don’t want you to experience a home electrical incident) GFCI Outlets. A common electrical inspection issue is not having GFCI plugs near wet locations or water sources (i.e. kitchens, baths, garage, basement).… Read More

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Is Your Smoke Alarm Working?

Is Your Smoke Alarm Working? When was the last time you tested your smoke alarm? It is one of the smallest items in your home and is very important to maintain. The National Fire Protection Association  mentions shocking statistics when it comes to fire safety and smoke alarms. Three out of five home fire deaths result from fires in properties without working smoke alarms. More than one-third (38 percent) of home fire deaths result from fires in which no smoke alarms are present. The risk of dying in a home fire is cut in half in homes with working smoke alarms. What Should A Homeowner Do To Maintain Their Smoke… Read More

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