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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Written by Stu Kushner

Keep Your Home Electrically Safe During Winter – Part 1

Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) studies have found that the sales of electrical devices jump markedly during December. This significant growth in the number of electrical products, along with the cooler temperatures in much of the nation, increases the probability of electrical fires, injuries, and deaths. According to other studies, more than 40% of fire deaths happen during the winter season, and the kitchen is where more than half of home fires start.

It is important to perform several easy electrical appliance and device checkups to ensure that they are functioning normally and your home and family are safe from electrical danger. We also recommend that you call an experienced licensed electrician and request a thorough electrical inspection of your home so that you and your family will have peace of mind during winter. 

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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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home automation,Electrician - Structured Media Panels
Written by Larry Cook

Structured Wiring for Smart Homes – Part 1

The installation of structured wiring allowing network communication is the crucial first step for installing a home automation system to connect to your devices. When performed properly, it results in efficiency, conserving time, money, and effort. Generally, structured wiring carries the signals for data, video, audio, telephone, home automation, and security. Network benefits include speed, flexibility, consistency, and easier maintenance and troubleshooting. Work with a reputable and experienced electrical contractor to achieve the best results.

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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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electrical systems, electricians,
Written by Larry Cook

Hire a Licensed Electrician for Remodeling Projects

A home remodeling project can be quite overwhelming if it’s your first time. The electrical aspect may seem daunting, especially for older houses. One way to make the process much smoother is working with an experienced licensed electrical contractor. They will be knowledgeable and up-to-date about complying with code, and so you will be able to get sound advice for issues that arise.

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home automation,Electrician - Structured Media Panels
Written by Larry Cook

Structured Media Components for Your Smart Home

As home builders now offer wiring packages, structured media panels are a standard feature in new or remodeling projects. Fitted between wall studs, in-wall panels are portals for structured wiring. As the cost of installation and wiring is reasonably low, licensed electricians expert in structured wiring recommend in-wall panels if the homeowner plans to eventually implement smart-home technology.

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Electrical services, electrician, Annapolis
Written by Larry Cook

Checking Your Home’s Outdoor Electrical Safety

One of the most respected non-profit organizations around the world, the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is dedicated exclusively to promoting electrical safety at home and in the workplace. They have drafted a very helpful booklet that guides homeowners in checking the electrical safety of their outdoor spaces. The following is a summary of the information provided. Consult with an experienced licensed electrician regarding performing a safety audit of your entire home for the best results.

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Written by Larry Cook

The Importance of Dedicated Circuits for Your Home

Assigned a specific purpose, a dedicated circuit is equipped with its own circuit breaker in the electrical box. It is meant to be used by only one appliance, making it “dedicated”. No other appliance will use its outlet or the electricity from this circuit. A dedicated circuit makes sure that a large appliance that consumes a great amount of electricity will be provided adequate access to the power it requires, preventing an overloaded system, which would result in a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker.

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Home, Residential, electrical services
Written by Larry Cook

Home Hi-Tech Infrastructure Facts

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) estimates almost 80% of home builders are now installing structured wiring for entertainment and data. However, some homes need this wiring installed or upgraded. Many electrical services companies are skilled and experienced in this field, so consider them for the hi-tech infrastructure for your home.

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