March 12th, 2018
The electrical panel is one of those home fixtures that seems like it’s always going to be around. It’s a necessity, splitting up the large power load entering your home to ensure that every electrical appliance and outlet gets the supply it needs. It also allows you a way to safely shut off the power in an emergency or to restore power when a circuit breaker trips or fuse blows. And of course, it protects your home.
You might hope that something like this major component in home function and safety would never need replacement. However, electrical panels (also known as fuse boxes or circuit breaker boxes) cannot last forever. Today, we go over 4 reasons an electrical panel may need replacement—although the final call should be up to you and a licensed electrician.
February 26th, 2018
We live in New Jersey, where heating systems can get quite a workout throughout the winter (and well into spring and fall as well). You need a heater that can keep up with all the work. Unfortunately, many homeowners settle for the system that is cheapest or easiest to add to a home rather than the heater that will work the best for their home’s setup.
We want to help all homeowners understand which system may be the best choice for their situations. Overall, it’s up to you and your technicians, but we hope that some guidance from today’s post may lead you in the right direction.
February 12th, 2018
Smart homes, and especially smart thermostats, are receiving a lot of attention lately. Why wouldn’t you want to be able to monitor your home, your security systems, and your air conditioner and heater (which use up the bulk of your electricity bill) from wherever you are? Smart homes give you the power to know your home is safe and efficient and give you peace of mind.
You can find advertisements for these systems in magazines, television ads, and of course, online—along with some sets of instructions for how to set up your new smart thermostat or smart home hub. We’re here to tell you, though, that this is something that requires the help of an electrician.
January 29th, 2018
The choice between using natural gas and using electricity for many of the appliances in your home can be a difficult one. It all has to do with the wiring in your home, the type of heater you currently have, your budget, and, for the sake of your safety, the state of your gas lines. Still, making the decision is tough when your home is fit for either installation. But with a dual-fuel installation, you never have to choose!
Dual fuel heating is just like it sounds—heating a home using 2 fuels. Of course, explaining the way it works is not so easily simplified. Dual fuel heating combines a gas furnace and an electric heat pump, and we’ll go into detail on the importance of this below.
January 15th, 2018
The electrical panel is what ensures power is properly distributed to different parts of your home. Also called a fuse box (with older boxes), breaker box, circuit breaker panel, or any number of names by those unfamiliar with the device, this panel is also a key component in shutting off the power automatically in dangerous situations…and getting it turned back on.
Besides this information, an electrical panel is often a bit of a mystery for most homeowners. How do you know if something wrong, or if your electrical panel needs to be upgraded? For the most part, you should talk to a local electrician, but we’ve got some helpful starting points.
January 1st, 2018
It’s happened to everyone at some point or another. You leave the home, pull out of the driveway, get halfway to work and suddenly realize you’ve left the lights on, the garage door open, or the heater on full blast. There’s not much you can do when you’re away from home. That is, unless you have a “smart home,” a home from the future.
Saving money in your home has never been easier or more convenient! Learn more about smart home technology and why you should call electricians to connect your home in today’s guide. Call our team to learn more!
December 18th, 2017
You’re grateful that you have a home heating system to keep you warm on the coldest nights. What you’re not grateful for, however, are the costs that go along with keeping one. A furnace or boiler can provide immense relief from the chill of winter, but that comes at a monthly cost that can often seem unmanageable.
You’re looking for more efficient ways to heat your home, and we have some answers. Read on to learn about some of the most efficient ways to stay warm, and start saving money today!
December 4th, 2017
As licensed electricians, it’s our job to make sure homeowners understand the dangers within their home systems, especially those that aren’t so obvious. A power surge may not be a health and safety risk, but it is dangerous for many of the most important systems in your home, including computers, lights, and air conditioners.
Many homes these days are not equipped with the proper protection from power surges. You might have electronics in the home right now that have been affected by power surges—and you haven’t even realized! There are unexpected damages that come along with power surges, as we’ll detail below. Protect your home today! Call an electrician for whole-house protection.
November 20th, 2017
Thinking of purchasing a new heating system? We want to help. Just curious about the types of heaters that are available out there or the one you have in your home right now? We can help with that, too. HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) is a big part of our company, and our technicians truly know the ins and outs of the systems they service. We’re here to help you learn about some of the most common heating systems installed today!
November 6th, 2017
When’s the last time someone took a look at your furnace and heating equipment? Has it been longer than a year? Longer than five years? We believe that this is far too long, and we want to prove it to you. Neglecting to schedule routine maintenance for your furnace can result in a higher cost of ownership and a major hassle when your system does finally need repairs.
A furnace tune-up is a service offered by most local heating technicians (although the steps and quality of service vary from company to company). This service ought to be scheduled each year in the fall, as early prevention is always your best bet. Learn more below about how this protects you, your home, and your heating system, and call our team to get started!