How do I know the size of electrical service system I need for my property?
Your electrical service system size is calculated based on power consumption and will vary depending on your current property or plans to expand in the future.
My breaker panel is hot- what should I do?
Immediately call a commercial electrician. This is a sign that your breaker panel is overloaded and could start a fire.
Do I need to rewire my property?
You may need to rewire your property if you are located in an older building. Older buildings tend to have “knob and tube” wiring and will need an entire rewire. If you also are planning on expanding or adding new appliances and fixtures you will need to think about the load running through your system and will most likely need an upgrade.
When do I need to call an electrician?
Dealing with electricity can be dangerous and sometimes even fatal without proper guidance and training. If you have been having or suspect issues with your electrical systems, can us right away so we can properly assess the issue(s) and provide you with the best possible solution.
Why is my light switch hot?
A hot light switch is most definitely not normal. There are a few reasons why this might be happening- it’s overloaded, it’s failing, bad wiring, or use of a dimmer. A warm dimmer is normal but when any switch is hot, you should contact us immediately.
Why do my lights flicker?
Typically, it is just a faulty light bulb. However, in some instances, it could mean something more serious. Something simple like turning on a vacuum, hairdryer, or other large appliance may cause your lights to flicker which can be fixed by an electrical service upgrade. If all your lights seem to be flickering at once this may be an instance of power arcing. Arcing takes up a lot of power and energy, which in turn creates heat and could potentially start an electrical fire.
How can I save energy in my office?
The simplest way to save energy in your office is to make sure your lighting is efficient. LED lighting is one way to easily reduce energy and even improve your lighting throughout the office. There are several other ways including replacing old fixtures and looking into better energy efficient solutions.
Should I re-wire if my property has aluminum wiring?
Aluminum wiring can oxidize overtime which can potentially lead to a fire. Aluminum wiring was used in homes in the 1960s until about the mid-1970s and has been known to be faulty in certain cases. If you have concerns, call us to evaluate your wiring so we can determine the best course of action.