Posts Tagged ‘electrician’

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…)

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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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 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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