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Do I Need Electrical System Updates?

April 9th, 2018

American electrical outlet and cover plate, with screwdriver and wire nutsThroughout the course of your homeownership, you may have likely had a circuit breaker trip here and there. Maybe you noticed lights flickering every now and then, too. Perhaps you have an old electrical system—but should you be worried about this? Well, electrical troubles can be serious, even if their initial symptoms don’t seem that way. Electrical fires account for hundreds of home fires every year, and many of them are preventable.

We urge you to never neglect your need for electrical repairs in Cincinnati, OH, and consider an electrical system upgrade if your home if your home was built decades ago and never had one. Doing so can reduce your risk of electrical fires as well as electrocution, helping you live in a safer home. But, how do you know for sure when you need electrical repairs?

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Fire Safety: Smoke Detectors Are Just the Beginning

March 26th, 2018

Common plastic white home smoke detector alarm, preventing an abnormal smoke in the room from perhaps a fire with a sound very loud. In the image, there is a big fire in the room and there is smoke that rises to the ceiling where is placed the equipement. This one is mounted on wooden ceiling. For example in France country, those smoke detector are required since march 2015. On the sensor is written that we should not paint it, and direction to open or close it, there is the test button because we need to check it regularly, and a red led indicating that the battery inside is always good.One of the most important things you can do in your home to protect not only the property but your family as well is to have smoke detectors professionally hardwired into your electrical system. Of course, to do this you’ll want to make sure you hire the best professional electricians in Hamilton, OH.

The reason that hardwiring your smoke detectors is such a good idea is because then they can be interconnected, so if one goes off in one room of the home, the others sound their alarm too. This way if you don’t hear it due to sleeping, you’ll be alerted to the danger right away.

But fire safety is about more than just having smoke detectors adequately installed. It’s also about making sure your entire electrical system is in good condition. Below are some electrical services for you to consider, ensuring this is the case.

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Flickering Lights and Other Dangerous Electrical Symptoms

March 12th, 2018

Beautiful New Hardwood floors home interiorHave you ever walked into your home and flipped on a light switch to have it flicker a bit before coming on completely? Or maybe you turn an appliance or light on in one room and the lighting in another room flickers. You may write this off as just something that happens, particularly in an older home.

But what you’re actually dealing with is a problem that requires professional electrical services in Cincinnati, OH. You wouldn’t ignore a burst pipe pouring water into your home, right? Nor would you ignore an air conditioner that’s pumping hot air into your home. Therefore, an electrical system that’s not behaving as it should, shouldn’t be neglected either—especially since you’re facing more than just property damage by ignoring this issue—you’re facing a fire hazard.

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This Electrical Installation Can Improve Your Home Efficiency

February 26th, 2018

wooden ceiling fanWith temperatures still on the chillier side, particularly at night, chances are that you’re still using your heater on a pretty regular basis. Soon enough though, you’ll be switching over to your air conditioner to keep your home comfortable. What if we told you there was one simple electrical installation you could have done that will help make both of your HVAC systems work more efficiently, therefore saving you money?

It’s rare that adding an electrical appliance would actually leave you paying less for your energy bills, but that’s exactly what can happen with a Cincinnati, OH ceiling fan installation! Keep reading for more details, and if you’d like more information about this or any other type of electrical installation—since that is our expertise—don’t hesitate to reach out to our team!

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Should You Label Your Circuit Breakers?

February 12th, 2018

white question mark on blue backgroundAs a homeowner, or even as a renter, it’s important to understand the very basics of the electrical system in the home in which you live, so that you know what to do when something goes wrong. One component of your electrical system where this is especially important is your Cincinnati, OH electrical panel—also known as your circuit breaker box. This is what’s responsible for dividing up the electrical power in your home into circuits.

You may have moved into homes in the past where the electrical panel or fuse box was already labeled, so that you could easily find which switch led to which outlet or electrical appliance. However, your current living space may not have come with this useful guide, and therefore the onus might be on you to create one.

Fortunately, this is not a difficult task. You’ll want to grab a piece of paper, a writing utensil, and a housemate of the human variety (your dog won’t be much help).

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Signs You’re in Need of an Electrical Panel Upgrade

January 29th, 2018

two electricians in hard hats working on electrical panelAt some point over the course of your homeownership, you may have had a circuit breaker trip. Or maybe you’ve noticed lights flickering every now and then. Do you have an older living space, with an equally old electrical system? If so, and you notice these symptoms more than once, then it is time to pay attention.

Electrical problems can be serious, even if their initial symptoms don’t seem that way at first. Electrical fires account for hundreds of injuries each year, some fatal, and most preventable. Covington, KY electrical repair services, such as upgrading your home’s wiring or electrical panel, may be necessary to ensure your safety, as well as the integrity of your home. But how do you know when you need these services?

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Considerations to Make for Your Indoor Lighting

January 15th, 2018

large kitchen with under cabinet lighting and pendent lighting hanging from ceilingWhen it comes to making any type of electrical upgrade in your home, you have many considerations to make. It is first important to note that due to the increased demand we place on our homes with various high-efficiency appliances and other electrical equipment, the first step you should take before any new installation is to have your system inspected in case you may need an electrical panel or wiring upgrade.

There’s no exception for a Mason, OH indoor lighting installation. Whatever lighting choices you make, you want to ensure that your home’s electrical grid can support them, for your safety as well as convenience. But of course, we understand that if you’re considering adding indoor lighting, it’s for aesthetic reasons, too! So we’ve shared some tips below on what to consider in regards to indoor lighting in your home.

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When Electrical Installation Goes Wrong

January 1st, 2018

Electrical installation components and tools background. Isolated on white. With clipping patch.When it comes to having electrical work done in your home, there’s a reason we recommend only trusting the work to the pros. We understand that it may seem more convenient to try and complete electrical installations and other types of wiring jobs on your own, but not only will you be sacrificing your time and effort to do so, but your safety as well.

Professional installation is also the best way to ensure that the installation job is done correctly, and that your risk of Florence, KY electrical repair needs later on down the line is reduced. Keep reading to learn what can, and often does, go wrong with amateur electrical installations.

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Qualities to Look for in a Commercial Electrician

December 18th, 2017

two electricians working on electrical panelWhen it comes to any type of electrical work, it’s essential that it be done by a pro. This is due mostly in part to safety, but also to ensure that the job is done right, and up to code. This becomes even more pertinent for commercial work. Electrical work in a commercial setting is distinct from residential electric work, and therefore requires a trained and qualified Hamilton, OH commercial electrician.

If you want an adequately working and safe electrical system in your business, workplace, or another commercial setting, then it’s vital that you hire a high quality commercial professional. But what sort of factors should you look at in determining which electrical contractor is right for you and your space?

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Do You Need an Electrical Wiring Upgrade?

December 4th, 2017

American electrical outlet and cover plate, with screwdriver and wire nutsSome electrical issues may seem so benign in nature that you are unlikely to give them a second thought. Take a circuit breaker tripping every now and then. Or perhaps you have some flickering lights. These aren’t necessarily immediate causes of alarm, but this certainly doesn’t mean you should ignore such issues.

Electrical troubles can be serious, even if their symptoms don’t seem like it at the time. Electrical fires account for hundreds of injuries a year, some of them fatal and many of them preventable! Investing in a Fairfield, OH electrical wiring upgrade can reduce your risk of electrical fires or shock. But how can you tell if your home needs one? The truth is, you may need to call in a licensed electrician to do a thorough inspection of your electrical system. The good news is, you needn’t look any further than right here to find one!

In the meantime, we’ve shared with you below some signs that you do, in fact, have a need for an electrical wiring upgrade.

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