Eco-friendly home features are quickly becoming the new norm, and LED (light-emitting diode) lighting is a great place to start.
Like any specialized field of study, there are a lot of terms specifically used with their own definitions. Here is a small glossary of common home electrical terms – we will cross reference any other words that get used if needed. This is obviously not a comprehensive list, but this will familiarize you with some basic terminology.
If you run a business or own a commercial property, you know how important it is to hire high-quality professionals who get the job done right the first time. This is the same for any type of business or commercial property, whether it’s dealing with plumbing, IT, or wiring and electricity.
Many people consider hiring an electrical team when something goes wrong. However, with so many advances in technology and home entertainment, many homeowners should consider upgrading their electrical work.
When a home office is first set up, it seems like everything will be perfect. Unfortunately, this feeling can be ended in a snap – the snapping sound of the room’s breaker kicking into the “off” position. This is because most rooms weren’t originally set up to meet the electrical demands of the typical home worker. Here are some of the things that are typically run in these rooms:
Dead outlets. Warm dimmer switches. Cold clothes dryers. Flickering lights. Many of the electrical problems that people experience in their homes have common causes. Here a few of those causes.
Did you know the average home experiences 20 energy spikes a day? Power surges are much more common than you think, and the reasons for them might be different than what you expect.
As electricians serving the Austin area, we’re well-positioned to observe current and popular trends regarding homes and how they are wired. Here are a few of the general themes we’re seeing emerge in the local electrical industry:
Texas Power Rates: What Gives?
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There are many factors involved when it comes to Texas electricity and power rates. Location is a key factor because that determines which power sources are available in that area. In some areas with hydro-power electricity, it doesn’t cost as much as those that use natural gas (which tends to be a more expensive source).
Fall is the time to give your house its annual check up before the holidays get here. No matter how well you take care of your home, the electrical system is prone to wear and tear over time. Regularly testing and evaluating the various switches, receptacles and breakers in your home’s electrical system can prevent a dangerous situation from occurring later on.