Electrician,Cook Electric
Written by Larry Cook

Electrify Your Home with These Spring Projects

The warmer and longer days of spring are almost here, and nature is beginning to bloom. However, before we get into gardening, let’s discuss the electrical projects that need to be done around your home. To get the best results, make sure you work with an experienced, reputable, and licensed electrician from your area.


Installing dimmer switches indoors will give your household more control over the quality and volume of lighting in specific places. For example, the right amount of illumination will create a more pleasing ambiance at the dining table while you are entertaining guests. Another advantage of dimmer switches is the savings in energy costs by using less electricity.


Exhaust and ceiling fans will freshen up indoor air and help your home stay cooler. An exhaust fan in the bathroom will help minimize humidity and moisture, preventing wood rot and growth of unhealthy mold. Areas with ceiling fans will require less air conditioning, decreasing your utility bills.

GFCIs for Outdoor Safety

Working outdoors will occasionally mean having to deal with the elements. Electricity and water are a dangerous mix. Installing Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) outlets will help ensure safety when you are working on outdoor projects with electric tools.

Lighting Outdoors

When the temperatures become pleasantly warm, you, your family, and friends will be spending more time outdoors. One way to create new recreational spaces outside is the installation of lighting on decks, patios, and landscaping. You can also improve security and safety by installing sensor-activated lighting for walkways, driveways, and garages.

Pools and Hot Tubs

The electrical wiring of pools and hot tubs will need the expertise of professionals. Make sure to hire a licensed electrician who has extensive experience in this type of work.

Surge Protection

Installing surge protection will help protect the expensive appliances, electronics, and computers that you have in your home from the lightning storms of spring. Micro surges from ordinary use of electricity can also damage your equipment. Over time, they degrade the inner workings of electrical devices and shorten their life spans.

Electrical Peace of Mind

Providing professional electricians since 1988 in Maryland, Cook Electric is the company you can rely on for all your electrical service needs. For knowledgeable, fair, honest, reliable, and conscientious service, call Cook Electric today at (410) 266-9040. We will be very glad to help you.