Archive for the ‘Electrical’ Category

Protect Your Home and Your Family with a Generator

Monday, October 7th, 2019

generatorIt’s just barely October, and not all of you are going to want to hear this, but—winter is on its way. Winters in Vermont can be beautiful, but they are also a lot of hard work and they can be quite stressful at times. If you ask us, it pays to take any measures possible to reduce that stress in any way possible. One recommendation that we cannot make strongly enough is that you take advantage of a whole-house generator.

A whole-house generator works much the same as a portable generator in principle, but on a much larger scale. While portable generators are great for power radios and other equipment for camping trips or tailgating events, they are not going to power your entire home when the power goes out due to winter storms. A whole-house generator can do just that, though. Or, at least, it can when it is properly installed and serviced. To ensure that this is the case, schedule your whole-house generator services with our electricians in Ludlow, VT.

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Ask an Electrician: How Do I Use My Ceiling Fan?

Monday, July 15th, 2019

fanSeriously? There’s a chain right on it! Just pull the thing!

Okay, okay. Most homeowners understand how to turn on their ceiling fans. That is not the subject of today’s post, though. (However, if you were wondering, yes—there is probably a chain hanging down that you can pull!)

Today’s post isn’t about firing up the ceiling fan, it’s about using the ceiling fan in the most effective way. And yes, it actually is possible to use a ceiling fan incorrectly! That may come as a surprise, but our Electricians in Alstead, NH have had to correct homeowners before.

So if you have a ceiling fan, this post is just what you need to ensure that you’re getting the most out of your fixture. And if you’ve always been on the fence about a ceiling fan, or if you think that they’re just an old-fashioned, outdated relic, this post will show you just how wrong you are! Read on to learn more. (more…)

Homeowner Tips: Common Electrical Problems

Monday, June 17th, 2019

plug-in-outletWouldn’t it be nice if every single system in your home worked exactly as it should at all times? Okay, that was a nice divergence into fantasy land. Now that we’re back in reality, let’s acknowledge the fact that you are going to run into problems with the systems in your home. Your electrical system is certainly no exception to this rule. That is why it is so important to work with electricians that you can trust in Acworth, VT.

While we by no means alarmists looking to scare homeowners into purchases or plan memberships that they don’t really need, we do want to remind you that your electrical system can prove dangerous if it is not working properly. That is why you need to take any problems with the system very seriously and work with trained professionals when issues come up. Look out for these common signs of electrical problems in your home, and be sure to handle them proactively by dialing our number.

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Are You Frequently Tripping Circuit Breakers?

Monday, May 6th, 2019

working-on-breaker-panelIf you’ve ever worked with us before, then you know that we take the comfort of our clients very seriously.  That is why we offer such a wide range of HVAC systems and services. However, we also take your safety seriously.  That is why we strongly suggest that you leave any electrical services in Springfield, VT, to the pros on our team. Electricity is an incredible resource, but it can be dangerous if not properly used in and distributed throughout your home.

One sign that something might be wrong with your electrical system in a broad sense is the need for frequent trips to the breaker panel. If you find yourself going down to the basement or into the utility closet to reset breakers with increasing regularity, then now is the time to act. It may be an issue with a very simple fix right now, but it could devolve into a more complex—and potentially dangerous—situation if you give it enough time. (more…)

Signs of Bad Electrical Wiring

Monday, August 27th, 2018

wiringElectricity is one of those things that is pretty easy to take for granted in this day and age. After all, we’ve had electricity available to us in our homes throughout our lives. It’s just always there. And that’s a great thing. Forgetting about the dangers that electricity can pose just because it is such a regular part of our everyday lives, however, is not a great thing. In fact, that mindset can actually lead to some dangerous situations.

Today, we want to talk about some warning signs that you may notice if your electrical wiring is problematic. Are all of these warning signs indicative of an emergency situation? Of course not. Should the resolution of any and all problems with your electrical system and wiring be treated as a top priority, though? You betcha. We are not alarmists here, but the fact of the matter is that compromised wiring is a fire hazard. So look out for these signs of trouble with electrical wiring in Acworth, NH. (more…)

The Mysterious Case of the Flickering Light

Monday, August 13th, 2018

CFL-bulbDo you spend your nights reading in the low, flickering light of an oil lantern? If so, you have some antiquated tastes. There’s nothing wrong with that,  though. What there is something wrong with is sitting in the low, flickering light of—your indoor lighting system. If you use electric lighting in your home, which we’ll go ahead and assume is the case,  then you should be enjoying even, consistent light throughout your home. If your lights are flickering,  then you have a problem.

Is every case of a flickering light going to wind up being something very serious? No. Is every case of a flickering light potentially serious and deserving of prompt attention? Absolutely, yes. Today,  we are going to give you some tips about why your lights may be flickering, what you may be able to do in order to resolve the problem, and when you should contact our professional electricians in Ludlow, VT. The last thing that you want is to avoid this “minor” problem, only to discover the hard way that it was a lot more serious than you thought. (more…)

Causes of Lighting Problems

Monday, March 26th, 2018

light-bulbWhile enterprising homeowners will no doubt identify many jobs that they can handle for themselves around the house, the fact of the matter is that there are also many jobs that demand the skill and expertise that only trained professionals can offer. Pretty much any electrical problem that you may encounter in your home, for instance, will necessitate that you work with a professional electrician in New Hampshire. What types of problems may lead you to contact a member of our electrical service team?

There are quite a few, but perhaps the most obvious sign of problems with an electrical system is an issue with your lights. Lighting problems are fairly common and, in most cases, they are actually quite simple for a professional electrician to resolve—emphasis on the “professional electrician” there. If you notice that anything is off about your lights—like them remaining off when you need them to be on!—then pick up the phone and give us a call.

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How Can I Spot Electrical Wiring Problems?

Monday, March 13th, 2017

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Do you know what your heater, air conditioner, water heater, garbage disposal, and overhead lights all share in common? Yes, they are all integral in ensuring that you are able to live in the comfort and with the convenience that you’ve come to expect. They all also require electricity in order to ensure that this is the case, though.

Even systems like oil boilers and propane furnaces have pumps, fans, and other electrically powered components. If you want to get the most from all of the systems and appliances that you rely upon so much, then you must be certain that your electrical system is in great working condition. Your safety may depend on it, as well. Here are a few signs to look out for that could indicate problems with your electrical wiring in Woodstock, VT. (more…)

Whole-House Generators: 3 Factors to Consider

Monday, July 4th, 2016

It doesn’t matter if we are in the midst of a frigid winter season with heavy snowfalls, or if the summer happens to be a particularly stormy one: reliable electricity is a must. If you want to ensure that your home stays up and running, even when the power from your local grid goes down, you are wise to invest in a whole-house generator in Springfield, VT or the surrounding areas. (more…)

What Is Wrong with My Smoke Detectors?

Monday, May 30th, 2016

Living comfortably in your home throughout the year is very important. Living safely in your home at all times, though, is absolutely vital. It is for this reason that we have smoke detectors installed throughout our homes. Like any electronic device, of course, smoke detectors are prone to the occasional operational problem. While you may ignore “minor” issues with your television, alarm clock, or smart phone, though, you must keep in mind the fact that you do not entrust your safety or your life to these devices on a daily basis. You do so with your smoke detectors in Springfield, VT, though, which is why you should know what kind of issues they may encounter.  (more…)