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

Stay Warm All Winter with Electric Wall Heaters – Part 2

As discussed in Part 1, electric wall heaters were introduced after gas heaters, and they are the leader today for heating living spaces. If properly and safely used, wall mounted heaters powered by electricity give homes and apartments several benefits in terms of heating. The following will discuss the advantages from using electric wall heaters.

Begins Working Rapidly

Electric wall heating units will typically begin providing heat within 1 to 2 minutes, rapidly and efficiently distributing heat into the desired area.

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Electrician.Installation,Bethesda, MD
Written by Larry Cook

Stay Warm All Winter with Electric Wall Heaters – Part 1

Wall heaters are heating units installed into or directly attached to a wall. They are most commonly found inside studio or bachelor apartments and compact offices. They are suitable for small spaces because they provide adequate heating while conserving floor space. Coming into use more than 60 years ago, are they still viable today?  This two-part article discusses why wall heaters are ideal for small living areas.

Gas Wall Heater

Wall heaters were developed from radiators, which declined in use after the gas heater was introduced. Directly attached to walls, gas heaters permit the free flow of heat and are more economical than electric wall heaters. Early versions needed a ventilation system, which was unhealthy for some people; this was largely eliminated by the ventless gas wall heater.

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Written by Larry Cook

3 Benefits of Electric Heating

Now that fall is just around the corner, it is time to think about heating a chilly room or new spaces added by a remodel project before temperatures hit freezing. There are a lot of options in the market, but electric heating is generally a good choice for the majority of homes. Electric heating provides three benefits to the homeowner: affordability, easy installation, and efficiency.

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forced-air furnace,electricians, installations
Written by Larry Cook

Electric Forced Air Furnaces for Winter Heating

The dead of winter is approaching and if your old heater isn’t doing its job anymore, it may be the right time to have a new forced-air furnace installed. Although certain models run on electricity, they can still decrease the costs of heating your home and be environmentally friendly. There are also gas models, but the electric models are selling better because of their advantages. The following will discuss the basics, benefits, drawbacks, and costs of electric forced-air systems.

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Home, Residential, electrical services
Written by Larry Cook

Electrify Your Home’s Floors for Warmer Winters

Aside from having both of your feet being comfortably warm during cold winter mornings, electric floor heating (EFH) offers other great advantages. An underfloor heating system will make your home feel warmer and lower the costs because it can provide more climate control over the areas that are heated. You may also choose to install it throughout the house or for a specific area such as the bathroom. Electric floor heating provides radiant and ambient heat that eliminates both overheating and cold spots.

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electrical services, installations
Written by Larry Cook

Hot Tub Health Benefits and Installation

Installing a hot tub in your home will bring you and your family hours of relaxation and a great way to spend more time together. You may not be aware that there are several health benefits that result from soaking in a hot tub. This article will briefly discuss these benefits and conclude with a brief overview of hot tub installation and electrical requirements.

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electric heater installations, electrcians
Written by Larry Cook

Electric Heater Basics and Repair

Basic in terms of components and operation, electric heaters are usually easy for electricians to troubleshoot and repair. The following will discuss how electrical heaters function and what can go wrong. If you are having problems with yours, the safest approach is calling a licensed electrician for help because a faulty electric heater can be a fire hazard. Make sure nothing flammable is inside or nearby!

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Written by Larry Cook

Energy Saving Tips for the Summer

Through the hot summer months it’s especially important that you turn off unnecessary lights. Replace your light bulbs with LED lights that use far less electricity, and don’t get as warm. These steps will help to keep the temperature in your rooms cooler.

When there are less humid and cooler summer days nights, open your windows if there is a nice breeze to enjoy.

If you have ceiling fans or a floor fan, use them throughout the summer to help keep your rooms at least 10 degrees cooler than they would be without the fans.

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home, electrical services, Annapolis, MD
Written by Larry Cook

Setting up Your Hot Tub

When setting up your outdoor hot tub, be sure to read and follow the power requirements. A smaller hot tub can plug in to a 15- amp 120 volt which includes a ground fault circuit interrupter outlet. This will help shut off the unit to your timed setting automatically.  A larger hot tub might require as much as a 50 amp 240 feed in order to have the pump motor and heater run properly.

Some models have an easily removable panel or door that allows access to the pump, wiring and control for easy maintenance.

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