If your new home is in the construction phase, it will probably get wired for home automation during the process. However, this must be done properly to save headaches and more expenses down the line. Good planning during construction will save time and effort in the future, as illustrated by the examples below. Work with an experienced and licensed electrical contractor for the best results.
Providing care for those with disabilities can be challenging. Well-designed lighting can create a home environment that is safer and more accessible. The following are several concepts regarding lighting that supports this notion. Consult with a licensed electrician regarding installation for safety.
Accessible Light Switches
Light switches that are hard to reach are a common problem for people who are physically challenged. Typically, light switches are installed too high for those in wheelchairs. Light switches are also located at the rear of counters, preventing access. Principles of universal design advise that light switches be installed at a height of 36 to 44 inches and not at the rear of counters.
If you need an expert and experienced commercial electrical services in the Annapolis area, Cook Electric is the right choice for your business. Whether you own a gallery, restaurant, commercial facility, store, office, or warehouse, we will be there for you.
Any time your business is remodeling, installing new technology, or upgrading its electrical system, the licensed commercial electricians of Cook Electric can do the job for your organization.
If you want to add a touch of luxury to your home, install motorized shades as part of turning your house into a smart home with an automation system. The following will discuss the advantages of upgrading your existing shades and blinds. Remember to consult with a licensed electrician before taking on this kind of project.
As mentioned in Part 1, GFCI requirements have been updated in the NEC 2017 edition. Changes to NEC code regarding GFCIs have been included with every new release since 1971. Part 2 will discuss GFCI protection for areas Other Than Dwelling Units and Miscellaneous. Remember to call an experienced and licensed electrician for all home electrical projects for your safety and the best results.
A hazardous ground fault occurs when an unintended electrical path between an electrical current source and a grounded surface forms. If a person touches a part that is energized, electrical shock can result. GFCIs or ground fault circuit interrupters, significantly decrease the chances of shock by instantly shutting down an electrical circuit when it represents a shock hazard. The information below summarizes the updated GFCI requirements of the NEC (National Electrical Code) 2017 edition. For safety and the best results, rely on an experienced and licensed electrician.
As discussed in Part 1, lighting design can increase the appeal of your home at night. Installing exterior lighting will make it safer for both residents and visitors as they walk around your property at night. Security will also be improved because well-lit exteriors will deter would-be intruders.
Part 2 will discuss Lighting Basics and Reflective Qualities for low voltage landscape lighting design. Working with an experienced and licensed electrician will ensure safety and get the best results.
After beautifying your home with a new wall, driveway, walkway, or landscaping, you may have overlooked the idea of accentuating these new exterior features with low voltage lighting. Done skillfully, lighting design can make your house look much more appealing at night.
There is also an important safety aspect to installing exterior lighting for both residents and visitors. People will find it easier to find and maneuver on steps and walkways because of the improved visibility. Security will also be improved because a well-lit exterior will discourage would-be intruders from entering your property.
As discussed in Part 1, typical offices are thought to be low-risk areas, but existing hazards still remain. Safety measures must still be carried out by staff members, and regular electrical inspections must be performed by licensed electricians.
Part 2 will discuss Employee Awareness and Safety Tips.
When you compare them to industrial environments, typical offices are thought to be low-risk areas as far as electrical dangers. Although this has some credence, electrical hazards still remain. That’s why safety measures must still be carried out by the staff, and regular electrical inspections must be performed by licensed electricians.