As you work from home you may notice some electrical issues that are not going away. Here are our top three:
1. A bad switch. When you’ve turned on that light switch and the bulb seems fine then flickers. Do you have to hold the switch in place? Or perhaps you hear noise. Time for a professional electrician to repair or replace the switch.
2. Your circuit breaker trips. Does your circuit breaker keep tripping in your home. This is definitely a sign of a bigger problem. You may need to replace your electrical panel.
3. Surges. Transient electrical surges. They may only happen for a blink of an eye but can have a negative impact on your appliances. Besides having a power strip surge protector, this is a sign of larger problems that need to be addressed and fixed.
NIC Construction & Electrical is here to help you with all of your electrical needs. Contact us today at 661-600-2851.
Your electrical panel needs to handle all of your electrical load requirements for your home, from its appliances, entertainment systems, lighting, HVAC, and the army of gadgets we take for granted. You may have tripped a circuit before and had to reset it. However, when should you upgrade your electrical panels. Here is a general guideline to upgrading:
- New Appliances Installed Depending on the age of your home, if you have recently installed new appliances (refrigerator, washer/dryer, HVAC or even an electric vehicle charging station) you may need a 200-amp panel installed to handle the new electrical needs.
- Older Panels Are not designed to handle the load requirements of today and some may pose a hazard. Federal Pacific, ITE Pushmatic, Zinsco and GTE/Sylvania have all been shown to pose a fire hazard and are no longer manufactured but there are still many homes out there with these types of panels installed. Get to know what type of panel you have by consulting with a qualified electrician.
- Using Many Power Strips and Cords Does your house use a lot of power strips and extension cords? If this is the case this could also pose a potential hazard. Look into what can be done to avoid this issue. Hire a qualified electrician to address the issue and come up with the right solution to handle your power needs.
- Remodeling your Home If you are in the midst of a remodel of your home then it makes sense to look into upgrading your panel to handle the new power requirements you’ve just created. Chances are you will have new outlets, lighting, or appliances installed. With the changing electrical code requirements out there a new panel will be needed to meet those codes.
- Wiring When looking into upgrading your panel take into consideration the type of wiring you have. Consult with a qualified electrician to thoroughly look into the possibility of a complete upgrade. Panel and wiring upgrades will help put your mind at rest knowing your home is fully up to date with all its electrical needs.
If any of these ring true for you, then give NIC-Construction & Electrical a call. We would be happy to help you with your panel upgrade. (661) 600-2851
Your home’s safety is the utmost importance right? Then don’t take a chance with faulty wiring that could possibly cause a fire.
If you have flickering lights, hear buzzing from an outlet or smell foul odor through your walls you more than likely have bad wiring.
According to Consumer Product Safety -” The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that electrical receptacles are involved in 5,300 fires every year, causing forty deaths and more than 100 consumer injuries.”
Don’t take that chance. Your home and family’s well being is important.
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