heavy- up,Electrician ,Annapolis, MD
Written by Larry Cook

Replacing Your Fuse Box with Circuit Breakers – Part 2

As discussed in Part 1, replacing your fuse box with circuit breakers will give your home’s electrical system greater reliability, power, and safety. Part 2 will discuss important considerations for this project. Hire an experienced licensed electrician to get the best results.

Grandfathered

Every electrical upgrade will present some challenges. Occasionally, fuse boxes are “grandfathered”, meaning that some components of the electrical system not up to current code do not have to be replaced if they are left intact. However, replacing a portion of a grandfathered electrical system may require redoing the entire system to comply with current codes. As a result, project costs may skyrocket. 

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Heavy-Up,Electrician Annapolis, MD
Written by Larry Cook

Replacing Your Fuse Box with Circuit Breakers – Part 1

If you live in an older home, you may find an obsolete fuse box, along with outdated insulation and wires. Replacing a fuse box with circuit breakers will give your electrical system greater reliability, power, and safety. The following will discuss some important points to consider. Consult with an experienced licensed electrician before proceeding. 

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Electrician,Heavy-Up
Written by Larry Cook

Benefits of a 200 Amp Service Panel Upgrade

The service or circuit panel is an important component of every home’s electrical system, because it allows the system to function properly. According to some, a 100-amp service panel should be the minimum. However, this may not be enough for modern homes that are equipped with a heavy-duty HVAC unit, large appliances, entertainment systems, computers, an electrical car charger, and an ever-growing number of devices.

Keeping the future in mind, a 200-Amp service panel should be seriously considered. The following discusses the benefits of installing this upgrade for your home. Remember to talk to an experienced licensed electrician to get the best results for your project. 

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Electrician Annapolis, MD
Written by Larry Cook

Make Your Home Festive with Holiday Lighting!

The holidays are just around the corner, and you may have been thinking of decorating your home with holiday lighting, but had some concerns about electrical issues and safety. There are several common issues and tips that will be discussed below, but for the best results and safety, consult with an experienced and licensed electrician before you start stringing up your holiday lighting.

Common Holiday Electrical Issues

During a previous Christmas season, you may have had circuit breakers tripping when you turned on the holiday lighting. It probably indicates you overloaded the circuit. A simple solution is more circuitry. You can add outlets in your home’s eaves. This will help prevent overloading the circuit breakers and eliminate extension cords. Another way to fix tripping breakers is using LED lighting, instead of incandescent lighting that requires a much greater electrical load. 

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Home electrician,Annapolis, MD
Written by Larry Cook

Do You Know Why Your Lights Flicker?

Quite commonly household lights flicker because of harmless reasons. Unfortunately, there are some reasons why this could be a serious issue. This article will discuss how to tell between a major or minor lighting problem. Remember to call a licensed electrical services company for your family’s safety and the best results.

Unavoidable Flickering

When electrical loads turn off and on, such as appliances and lighting, this will result in the voltage that supply lights to fluctuate, and flickering may occur. Frequently loads require inrush current, drawing plenty of current when activated. Upon being turned on, this type of load will result in a considerable voltage drop being supplied, and this will cause flickering.  An electrical system with a proper design will decrease flickering, but not completely prevent them. One method for greatly minimizing flickers is using dedicated 240V circuits for large appliances like refrigerators and washing machines.

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electrician, Home ,Residential
Written by Larry Cook

How Important is Electrical for a Kitchen Remodel? – Part 1

Electrical design and installation for a kitchen remodel or upgrade can not only improve the quality of everyday usage, but it can also raise your home’s resale value. Kitchen remodeling is a major project as far as the expense and the inconvenience your family will experience during the process. Kitchens are somewhat like airport terminals. If a terminal were unexpectedly closed for even a brief period, many flights and passengers will be affected. Not having access to your kitchen during its remodeling process will have a significant impact on your family.

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electricians,Commercial,Electrical services
Written by Larry Cook

Commercial Electrical Services for Your Company

Your business will need electrical services or troubleshooting eventually, and this article will list several common projects that should be performed by licensed and insured electricians who are familiar with commercial electrical codes. It is very important that your facility is in local compliance to avoid fines and penalties because of inspection violations. If one has not been performed for a while, a safety inspection by a reputable electrical services company would be a good first step for your company.

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home Electrician Annapolis, MD
Written by Larry Cook

Electrical Safety for Seniors You Love – Part 2

As discussed in Part 1, the probability of electrical accidents for the elderly at home is greater because so many live in older or low-quality housing equipped with outdated or faulty electrical systems and appliances. The risk increases if the senior has a condition that affects mobility and memory, such as Parkinson’s and dementia. Part 2 will discuss smoke alarms, assistive technology, and home heating.

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electrician, electrical safety,
Written by Larry Cook

Electrical Safety for Seniors You Love – Part 1

The chances of electrical accidents at home for the elderly are greater because so many live in older or low-quality housing equipped with outdated or faulty electrical systems and appliances. Living spaces like these can be hazardous because they do not comply with electrical safety standards. They often do not have life-saving electrical features like PVC wiring, circuit breakers, or a modern electrical panel.

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Electrician, electrical safety, repair
Written by Larry Cook

Home Electrical Safety Tips for Fall – Part 1

Fall is coming soon, and now is a good time to schedule an electrical safety inspection to help ensure the safety of your home before the holiday season brings the greatest risk of electrical fire. Licensed electricians will inspect each room and space in your house and perform electrical repairs wherever they find something unsafe or not up to code. At the end of this thorough process, you and your family will have electrical peace of mind. The following are eight tips for electrical safety for your indoor and outdoor areas this fall.

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