G & S Heating Cooling & Electric Blog: Archive for May, 2013

Edmonds, WA Electrical Improvement Tip: Fuse Box Upgrades

Friday, May 24th, 2013

For most homeowners, the idea of living without electricity is laughable. We are so accustomed to the electricity that we use to power so many appliances and devices in our homes that we simply cannot imagine trying to do without it. While electricity is certainly one of the greatest modern luxuries that we enjoy in our homes, it also has the potential to be very dangerous. That is why working with a qualified, licensed electrician is so important. For any Edmonds, WA electrical services that you may need, contact the pros at G & S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. One service that you may want to consider is a fuse box upgrade.

In order to keep your home up to code and as safe as can be, it is extremely important that your fuse box is up to date and in great working condition. If fuses in your home blow frequently, you should contact your professional electrician immediately. There is no reason to put your safety and the condition of your home at risk with a deteriorating fuse box.

Any signs of rust or burn marks on your fuse box merit inspection by a qualified professional. It is possible that connections within the fuse box have deteriorated as well. No matter what specific issues you may have with your fuse box, a professional fuse box upgrade is a great way to ensure the safe operation of the electrical system in your home.

The function of your fuse box is to interrupt the flow of power through your home when necessary. IF there is a sure on a circuit, a fuse in the box will blow to prevent that surge from coursing throughout your system. If your fuse box is outdated or compromised, it will not be able to provide this integral service properly. Have your fuse box professionally inspected and, if necessary, upgraded. Your safety and your peace of mind are too important to put in question.

To learn more about when a fuse box upgrade may be necessary, call G & S Heating, Cooling & Electrical. Our Edmonds, WA electrical technicians can answer any questions you may have. Contact us today for more information.

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Redmond, WA Electrical Tip: Electrical Improvements You Can Make This Spring

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

It is common to hear homeowners talk about spring cleaning when the weather starts to warm up, but don’t think that you need to stop at cleaning out the garage when it comes to springtime home improvements. Sure, it’s great to clear out some of the old items that have accumulated and to get the lawn ready for summer. You may also want to consider upgrading your electrical system once spring arrives as well, though. This is a great way to add value to your home while also making it a safer, more efficient place to live. Contact the Redmond, WA electrical technicians at G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. to learn more.

A very basic, but very beneficial, electrical upgrade that you can make throughout your house is to replace any old, two-pronged outlets with more modern GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) outlets. These outlets will protect you from electric shocks should any current leak out. Protect yourself and your electrical equipment by installing grounded outlets this spring.

You may also want to consider upgrading your breaker box if it is getting older. If you still have an old fuse box in your home, you should definitely speak with an Redmond, WA electrician about upgrading to a circuit breaker. Older homes simply were not designed to meet the needs of the many different electronics and electrical appliances that we now use in our day to day lives. Do not let outdated equipment damage your devices or create an unsafe environment in your home. Give us a call to discuss upgrading your breaker box today.

If you have any concerns about the wiring in your home, spring is the perfect time to have your electrical system inspected. If there are any problems with your wiring, now is the time to schedule rewiring service with your professional electrician. Access to dependable electricity is one of the greatest luxuries we have. Make sure you are able to enjoy it safely in your home.

For more ideas about springtime electrical upgrades, contact G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. today. We can help you make the right decisions about your electrical system. Call now to schedule Redmond, WA electrical services with a company you can count on.

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Shoreline WA Electrical Tip: Signs that Electrical Repairs are Needed

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Is it time to schedule professional electrical repairs in your home? Any problems with your Shoreline, WA electrical system need to be taken seriously. Ignoring issues with your electrical system and any of its components can create a potentially dangerous situation in your home. If you have any reason to believe that your electrical system needs to be repaired, contact G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. today. Our licensed Shoreline, WA electricians will ensure that you are able to operate your electrical system safely and with total confidence. Call today to schedule service with our Shoreline, WA electrical technicians today. Here are some common signs that electrical repairs are needed.

While much of your electrical system is hidden away in the walls of your home, there are plenty of indicators that you can take not of that will inform you of the need for electrical repair services. If your lighting dims or flickers, for instance, when your air conditioner or refrigerator compressor kicks on, you should contact a Shoreline WA electrical professional right away. Overloading your electrical system can lead to serious issues in your home.

Also, while modern breaker boxes are much more convenient than old fuse boxes, you should not let that convenience convince you that it is no big deal to continually be tripping circuits. If you frequently find yourself at the breaker box, there is a problem somewhere that may be causing this issue. Just because it is easy to flip a switch does not mean that you should be content to do it constantly.

While some heat is going to be generated when electricity is used, it is also important to remember that enough heat can lead to fire. If your outlet covers or light switches feel hot to the touch, contact your Shoreline, WA electrical repair technician immediately. Do not wait for a problem to worsen before having it assessed and resolved by a qualified Shoreline, WA electrician.

For more information about signs that electrical repair is needed, call G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical today. We can make sure that your electrical system is in the great condition necessary to power your home safely. Call anytime to schedule service.

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