Tag: electrical

by Jackson Electric / on 6 September, 2021

LED Retrofitting: What It Is and Why You Should Consider It

Do you want to save money on your electric bills?  Reduce the cost of maintenance and service work for faulty lighting and fixtures? Enter LED Retrofitting. LED retrofitting, in short terms, is basically efficiency upgrading – an investment into long-term savings in power and
by Jackson Electric / on 1 September, 2021

Whole House Surge Protector – Why You Need One

Many people believe that the power strip where you’ve plugged your computer, printer, television, stereo, lamp, cable box, etc. is protecting your appliances and electronics from a power surge. It’s true… but is it enough? Power strips, even ones that have a surge protector
by Jackson Electric / on 31 August, 2021

Do I Need An Electrician?

How do you know you need an electrician? What sorts of things do we handle? Sometimes it appears there’s a thin line on what kinds of things we can take care of, but here are a few pointers to keep in mind while you
by Jackson Electric / on 27 August, 2021

LED 101 – How Start Making The Switch

Eco-friendly home features are quickly becoming the new norm, and LED lighting is a great place to start. Have you decided to switch from incandescent to LED lighting for your home? Are you wanting to save money and energy so maybe you are thinking
by Jackson Electric / on 27 August, 2021

Why You Should Replace Aluminum Wire

If your home was built between the mid 1960’s and mid-1970’s, there’s a chance that you have aluminum wire in your home instead of copper. Aluminum wire was previously approved in the National Electrical Code (NEC) and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) for some purposes, but
by Jackson Electric / on 27 August, 2021

Federal Pacific Breakers: What You Need To Know

Federal Pacific Electric panels were manufactured between the 1950’s-70’s, however they no longer meet federal safety requirements. The photos above came from a service call that one of our electricians checked out back in 2013.  The breaker failed to trip and the outlet literally
by Jackson Electric / on 24 August, 2021

Common Electrical Terms Defined

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.