electrician, home and residential services
Written by Larry Cook

How Important is Electrical for a Kitchen Remodel? – Part 2

As mentioned in Part 1, a kitchen remodel, electrical design and installation can not only improve the quality of everyday usage, but it can also increase your home’s resale value. Part 2 will discuss Kitchen Lighting, Electrical Circuits, and Contractors.

Kitchen Lighting

An excellent layout of switches and electrical lighting circuits can significantly raise the functionality and pleasure of using a new kitchen. In addition, it can help reduce energy use as well. Creating work areas will help you determine a plan for switches and lighting. One idea is a handful of recessed lights illuminating a work island.  Another design idea is track lighting for a counter dining area. One notion is installing one light over the sink connected to a dimmer switch.

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electrician,electrical wirings, installations,
Written by Larry Cook

Get Your Home Wired this Fall!

Rewiring an older home and adding or replacing electrical components will help ensure your family’s safety and convenience. Over time, wiring becomes worn out or outdated. Frayed electrical wires are especially hazardous because they may cause a fire. Make sure not to work on these yourself and risk electrical shock. Call a reputable licensed electrical services company that has the skills and experience to repair or replace electrical wiring. The following will discuss several home features that involve replacing wiring and adding or replacing electrical components.

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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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Electricians , heavy -up, electrical services
Written by Larry Cook

Does Your Home Need a Heavy-Up?

You might need a heavy-up if your home was built more than 30 years ago. Basically, a heavy-up will raise amperage entering the home through its electrical service panel to allow its system to manage a greater load. Some older homes will also need an electrical system upgrade to meet modern demands. When older homes were constructed, many devices did not yet exist, appliances were smaller, and homes consumed much less electricity.

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Commercial ,Home,Electrician ,Annapolis, MD
Written by Larry Cook

Updating an Older Home’s Electrical System – Part 1

Nowadays, the growing number of appliances and devices often overload the electrical systems of older houses, condominiums, and apartment buildings. This can lead to several problems that could have been prevented by updating electrical panels and wiring.

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electrical services,electrician, home, residential
Written by Larry Cook

Key Changes to the 2017 NEC Code – Part 2

As discussed in Part 1, the new edition of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 70), places more emphasis on new technologies and worker safety.

The National Electrical Code (NEC) undergoes revision and expansion every three years. The NFPA received more than four thousand public suggestions, resulting in 1,235 first revisions.

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Electrician, , installing electrical wiring
Written by Larry Cook

Upgrade the Electrical Service of Your Business

A commercial building’s electrical service capacity is primarily based upon the building’s wiring system capacity and any connected electrical equipment’s load calculations. The breaker or fuse box size can also provide an estimate of service capacity. An electric service upgrade may also include replacing the underground cables that are connected to service panels and meters.

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electrical standards,electricians, Maryland
Written by Larry Cook

The Most Common NEC Code Violations

If you are planning a renovation or expansion of your home in the Central Maryland area, you will need an experienced licensed electrician for an electrical inspection to make sure your project will meet National Electric Code (NEC) regulations.

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Electrician, , installing electrical wiring
Written by Larry Cook

Residential vs. Commercial Electrical

Obviously, there will be a numerous factors that will play a part in the design and installation of every type of electrical system. This is where an experienced and licensed electrician can make a difference. The type of building will determine the electrical load it requires for its operation. There will be crucial differences in terms of commercial electrical installation for residential and commercial buildings. Their respective electrical wiring requirements will differ significantly as far as load demands, energy needs, and equipment configuration. In addition, different procedures and materials will be demanded by each. The following reviews these key differences.

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safety, electrical services, Annapolis MD
Written by Larry Cook

How a GFCI Can Protect You at Home and Off Site

A break in the low-resistance grounding path from a tool or electrical system will result in a ground-fault, and electrical current can instead take a path through the user to the ground. This unfortunate occurrence will result in either severe injuries or death.

A GFCI is a rapidly activated circuit breaker that can shut off electric power when there’s ground-fault in 1/40th of a second. It functions by measuring the amount of current traveling to and from equipment along the circuit conductors. If their amounts differ by about five milliamperes, the GFCI will interrupt the current.

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