Archive for the ‘Electrical’ Category

Protect Your Household from Electrical Shocks By…

Monday, November 1st, 2021

hand-plugging-in-cord-with-electrical-shockToday’s homes have more electrical demands placed on them than ever before. Due to this, electrical safety has become a bigger concern. If you’ve upgraded your electrical panel in recent years, then you likely have little to worry about, but if you haven’t even had your electrical system inspected in the last decade or so by a professionally trained electrician, then this blog post is definitely for you. The good news, is there are some relatively easy upgrades you can make to prevent problems with your electrical system, including reducing the risk of electrical shock and even electrical fire.

Remember though, it’s always important that you trust a licensed and experienced electrician. Electrical work isn’t something that homeowners should attempt on their own, since it can create further safety issues. Our professionals are knowledgeable about current building codes and what’s required to keep your home not only efficient, but safe too. Read on as we uncover some of the electrical jobs we recommend you schedule to protect your household.

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Don’t Let These Household Problems Haunt You This Season

Monday, October 4th, 2021

We’ve all been doing the same thing as you. Everyone is walking down the stairs or their hallway, passing by the calendar, and realizing the same thing—it’s the spooky season! For many homeowners, this is the time of year when the pumpkins, gourds, hanging bats, and ghosts come out to haunt your lawn and bring some well-needed laughs or scares. Some people get their adrenaline rush from a scary movie, and others just want the candy!

However, there’s one thing that shouldn’t be haunting you this season, and that’s the energy grid of your home. As your local professional electrical contractor, we’d like to help by making some improvements to your home’s energy system and keep your home from scaring you! (more…)

Should You Have Your Fire Alarms Hard-Wired?

Monday, August 9th, 2021

fire-alarmWe’re going to assume that if you own a home, you already know how important it is that this home is equipped with a fire alarm in every room. What many homeowners don’t realize, however, is that it would benefit them to have their fire alarms hardwired into their electrical system.

Now, not every fire alarm is the same–which we’ll dive more into below. Some older homes and commercial kitchen have heat detectors in them, that are designed to detect high-heat fires in small, confined spaces. These are not as effective as the smoke detectors found in modern homes, and therefore if your household still has these in place, it’s time to consider an upgrade. Read on to learn more, as well as why your fire alarms/smoke detectors should be hardwired.

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“Should I Have a Whole-House Generator Installed?”

Monday, April 5th, 2021

whole-house-generatorThere are some things in your home that you hope you’ll never need, but when you do need them, you’ll be glad you have them. Your sump pump is one example. A fire extinguisher is another. And then, there’s the generator.

Maybe you already own a portable generator. These systems come in handy for things like heating a cooktop on a camping trip or a tailgate party. They’re not recommended—nor even considered very safe—for powering up your entire home in the case of a power outage. No, for that you’ll want a whole-house generator.

But should you have one installed? Keep reading! (more…)

Yes, You Need an Electrical Panel Upgrade If…

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

technicians-hands-working-on-wires-in-electrical-panelWe’re about to cover some pretty apparent signs that you’re in need of an electrical panel upgrade. The thing is, most homeowners don’t realize that the amount of electronics and appliances they have set up in their home puts an increasingly large amount of demand on their existing electrical panels. Homes today have exponentially more electrical demands than even just a decade ago.

So, when’s the last time you had an electrical inspection? If it hasn’t been within the last 10 years, now is probably the time. Well, actually now is the time—give us a call! We want to help you avoid electrical problems that could lead to electrocution or fire. We’re here to protect your home and family. Read on as we uncover some of the top signs that it’s time for your electrical panel to be upgraded. (more…)

4 Common Reasons to Call an Electrician

Monday, January 25th, 2021

electrical-hazardWe’re pretty upfront about most jobs around the house being best-suited to professionals. There are definitely exceptions to this rule, of course. Changing your air filter, for instance, or some basic thermostat troubleshooting.

When it comes to the electrical services that you need in your home, though, you really do need to call in a professional electrician in Acworth,  NH.

Electricity is not something to take any chances with. It is infinitely beneficial to our lives, but it can also be very dangerous if you don’t use it correctly. Fortunately, working with our electricians means that things are always done the right way. So keep the following in mind, and remember to dial our number when you’re in need of an electrician that you can trust.

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Avoid the Blackout With a Whole-House Generator

Monday, January 11th, 2021

generatorBack in the day, when homes only had a few small items that used electricity, blackouts weren’t such a big deal. Today however they can seriously mess with your daily life and your home’s operation. It doesn’t matter how many candles you own, when the power goes out everyone starts asking the same question: “When will it come back on?”

What if a blackout or power outage didn’t have to be such a big interruption though? If you have a whole-house generator, you are going to get better protection against power outages if and when they pop up. That means you can continue with your day with little disturbance.

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When to Call an Electrician

Monday, February 10th, 2020

We understand that a lot of homeowners like to handle jobs around the house on their own. We understand that it sometimes seems preferable to ignore “minor” problems than to have them addressed by trained professionals that, frankly—you’re going to have to pay! However, we also understand that the failure to work with professional electricians in New Hampshire, at the right time, can lead to dangerous situations in one’s home. And that’s not something that we can overlook.

Today, we want to talk about some of the situations in which you’ll want to call an electrician. If you think that electricians are only really here for when you need new wiring or something installed in your house, think again. There are many situations in which you should be reaching for the phone, and most certainly not your own toolbox! Be sure to reach out to us with any questions that you may have. Our electricians have the answers you need. (more…)

Why Work with Our Professional Electricians?

Monday, January 13th, 2020

outletThe age of information that we live in can be a wonderful thing. Think about this—when is the last time you had to pull over to look at a map with a tiny light in the car? Probably not recently. You just punch your destination into your smartphone and go along your way. With the amount of information that we have available to us at all times, though, comes some area for concern. For instance, some homeowners may convince themselves that a little online research qualifies them for, well—just about anything.

This, of course, is not true. Certainly not when it comes to servicing your own electrical system! No amount of online research will make you a qualified electrician! Fortunately for you, we have plenty of great electricians in Ludlow, VT, just waiting for your call. So don’t hesitate when you need electrical services of any kind. When you call upon our expertise, you can count on some outstanding benefits headed your way. (more…)

Protect Your Home with a Great Smoke Detector

Monday, December 30th, 2019

female-hands-opening-smoke-detector-to-change-batteryIt’s always best to expect the unexpected when you’re a homeowner. We know the entire process of preparing your home in every possible way can be quite overwhelming, but we’re always here to help. Today, we want to expound upon one incredibly important area of home protection—smoke detection.

You’re always going to need a great smoke detector in your home. You want to make sure that you have a top-of-the-line model, a smoke detector that’s hard-wired into your home, and the right team of professionals to perform the work. If you’re looking for a great electrician in Ludlow, VT, you can come to the professionals on our team. (more…)