Servall Electric Company Blog:Posts Tagged ‘Cincinnati’

Why Ceiling Fans Are Grossly Underrated

Monday, July 16th, 2018

wooden ceiling fanSo here’s the thing—a ceiling fan will not cool the air in the room in which it is running. You can leave that ceiling fan on all day, only to come home to a house that is just as hot temperature wise as you left it. So, we get it, ceiling fans may not seem like an important investment. Perhaps you believe there’s no point to their installation at all.

Sure, there are some wasteful ways you can use ceiling fans (like running them all day when you aren’t home, as we just mentioned). But there are also very useful ways to use them, too.

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3 Reasons You Need a Professionally Installed Home Theater

Monday, June 4th, 2018

Family eating pizza and watching TV on sofaMost homeowners understand why it’s necessary to only have trained professionals complete large electrical wiring jobs, like the installation of an entire electrical wiring system in a newly constructed home. Working with electricity can, naturally, be dangerous. However, professionally trained electricians have the right amount of training and experience to keep up with electrical codes, business codes, and safety guidelines.

But what about professional home theater installation in Cincinnati, OH? Is a professional really needed for this kind of job? Well, yes!

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Steps To Keep Your Historical Property Valuable

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

roof of older home on blue sky backgroundDepending on who you ask, a historic property can be a fantastic investment, or it can be way more money than it’s worth. The latter could be true, if a historical property isn’t updated as it should be. A huge part of historical home preservation in Cincinnati, OH is making sure that it’s safe and habitable, which can be done by making sure everything is up to code. In particular, we’re talking about the electrical system.

Outdated electrical panels can cause many problems in a property, especially in an older one. If these aging panels use fuses rather than circuit breakers (which is common in building constructed before 1960) then you shouldn’t hesitate to contact us for new electrical wiring and electrical panel installations. Fuse boxes are unsafe with when met with modern electrical loads and are potential fire hazards.

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Do I Need Electrical System Updates?

Monday, 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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Flickering Lights and Other Dangerous Electrical Symptoms

Monday, 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

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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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Have You Considered These Factors for Your Home Theater Installation?

Monday, November 6th, 2017

white question mark on blue backgroundDo you enjoy entertaining guests in your home? Or perhaps you are looking for a way to spend more time with the family at home? A Cincinnati, OH home theater installation is a great option for you then! From something as simple as a large flat screen TV to a sophisticated custom-built home theater, there are a number of options for you to consider.

Keep reading for some factors to keep in mind before beginning your home theater installation, and be sure to give our pros a call when you’re ready to get started!

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Why Aren’t My Outlets Working?

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

why-arent-my-outlets-workingAside from when it comes time to pay our electric bills, for the most part we tend to take electricity for granted—casually plugging in items like your hair dryer, phone and laptop chargers, and alarm clocks, and expecting them all to work without issue. So when you find an electrical outlet not working, it’s obviously frustrating. But more than that, it could be the sign of a serious problem that necessitates prompt electrical repairs in Cincinnati, OH.

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Circuit Breaker Labeling: Get to the Circuit You Need Later, Fast

Monday, February 13th, 2017

circuit-breaker-labelingWe would never tell you how to service your electrical system on your own. Electrical jobs should always be left to the professionals, for the integrity of your home, and—most importantly—for your safety. That doesn’t mean, however, that you shouldn’t know how to and when to access your electrical panel when you need to. Also known as your circuit breaker box, your electrical panel is tasked with dividing up the electrical power in your home amongst circuits.

You might have noticed that in past homes, your Cincinnati, OH electrical panel was clearly labeled so you could find which switch led to which outlet or appliance quickly and simply. But what about your current home? Is your circuit breaker labeled—and even if so is it labeled correctly?

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