G & S Heating Cooling & Electric Blog: Archive for the ‘Electrical’ Category

Yes, It Might Be Time for a New Circuit Breaker

Monday, December 16th, 2019

thumbs-upWhen components of your electrical system become worn out or obsolete, it is important to make the necessary upgrades in order to keep you, your family, and your home safe.

One component of your electrical system that you definitely should never ignore is the circuit breaker. Over time, circuit breakers begin to wear out, which can be quite problematic in the event of a power surge or other electric anomaly. 

Below we’ve listed some of the tell-tale signs that your circuit breaker needs to be replaced. Pay close attention to them, and if you have reasons to believe you need an electrician in Bothell, WA, get in touch with our team. Our electricians are trained and certified and aim to provide the highest level of service and quality.

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Should You Worry About A Flickering Light?

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Disclaimer: If you flickering lights are the result of a ghostly presence, we don’t really know how to help. But, if you’ve got flickering lights as a result of an electrical issue, we are happy to take a look.

See, there are a number of reasons why one or more of the lights in your home may be flickering, and some of those reasons represent serious electrical problems. However, it is impossible to tell you if its time to worry or not without actually taking a look at your electrical system. But hey, at least we can give you a little insight into some of the possibilities.

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Is It Time for Electrical Repairs?

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Of all the systems in your home, your electrical system is definitely one of the most important, if not the most important. Without electricity, you wouldn’t be able to turn on your air conditioner, microwave your leftovers, or blow-dry your hair. Of course, you want to make absolutely certain that your electrical system is in good working order.

Problems with your electrical system are definitely a big deal, so it is important to be aware of the signs that suggest something is wrong. So below, we have listed some of these telltale signs for you. Remember to call in your favorite Marysville, WA electricians for help.

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How Owning a Generator Benefits You!

Monday, September 9th, 2019

With Hurricane Dorian making headlines, it’s hard not to think about storm safety. Of course, we are located on the opposite side of the country, so a hurricane probably isn’t going to be a threat anytime soon. But even still, have you thought about how you’re going to keep your home nice and warm during a major storm?

During a power outage, you want to be able to keep the heat on, use the lights, and keep your food fresh–and the best way to do that is with a whole-house generator. In fact, there are many benefits of owning a generator, and below, we have outlined them for you. Keep reading to find out more.

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Wait, There are Different Types of Smoke Detectors? Tell Me More!

Monday, August 26th, 2019

They’re loud, they’re annoying, but they’re super important! We are talking about smoke detectors. These nifty little devices are by far the most effective and necessary ways in which to protect yourself within your home. When you have your smoke detectors professionally installed, you are ensuring that you and your family are safe against the threat of fire.

However, what many homeowners don’t realize, is that there are many different types of smoke detectors for you to choose from. Ultimately, the best way to choose is by consulting with a professional electrician in Lake Stevens, WA, but in the meantime, you can just keep reading below to find out more!

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Is It Time for Generator Repairs?

Monday, August 12th, 2019

residential generatorOwning a generator certainly puts you at an advantage–one big storm can wipe out your power, leaving you without power, light, and heat. But, in order for your generator to do its job properly, it needs to be ready to go on a moment’s notice. That means getting it tested on an annual basis and having it repaired at the first sign of trouble.

There are quite a few signs that suggest it is time to schedule generator repairs, and below, we have listed a few of them for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more (and, of course, remember to contact our team when you need electric repair in Shoreline, WA).

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Here’s Why You Need Surge Protection

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

Chances are, you have plenty of surge protector strips plugged into the outlets around your home. Though they’re helpful little devices, they’re not a permanent solution against powerful electrical surges. Surge protector strips, or power strips, are great for protecting against small surges in your electrical system. However, if you wish to protect all the appliances in your home, you need a whole-house solution.

A whole-house surge protector is a great way to protect your entire home against power surges, and below, we have listed some of the many reasons why homeowners are opting to have one of these systems installed. So, keep reading to find out more!

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Home Safety 101: The Electricity Course

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

Welcome to the Electricity Safety Course, brought to by your friends here at G & S Heating, Cooling, & Electric. In today’s course you’ll learn:

  1. Basic electrical safety tips
  2. How to protect your home against electrical emergencies

You want to be sure that all of the electrical components in your home are safe, and there are plenty of things that you can do around your home to ensure the safety of your appliances, your home, and most importantly, you and your family. If you wish to learn more, you’ve come to the right spot. Below, we have provided our comprehensive guide to electrical safety in the hopes that our valued customers will benefit from our favorite tips and tricks.

So, what are you waiting for? Keep reading below! 

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Could I Benefit From an Attic Fan?

Monday, March 25th, 2019

relaxed-manSure, you may only use your attic for storage. And, what’s the point of keeping it comfortable if you only go up there twice a year: to pull out your holiday decorations and to swap your winter clothes for summer clothes. Okay, yes, many of you might use your attic more than that, however, the same principle applies: what is the point in spending money on an area that you almost never find yourself in? Well, we are here to tell you that your attic, although you might not use it for much, greatly impacts the rest of your home in terms of climate control and comfort.

Installing an attic fan is a great way to keep your attic cool, as it tends to retain a lot of heat.  Attics are typically highly insulated, and although this is great during the winter, it can pose a real problem in the summer. Below, we will discuss exactly what the purpose of an attic fan is and the benefits of installing one. So, keep reading to learn more! 

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Do I Need to Replace My Circuit Breaker?

Monday, March 11th, 2019

Like any system in your home, your electrical system requires attention to ensure that it is both safe and effective. When components of your electrical system become worn out or obsolete, it is important to make the necessary upgrades in order to keep you, your family, and your home safe.

One component of your electrical system that you definitely should not ignore is your circuit breaker. Over time, circuit breakers begin to wear out, which can be quite problematic in the event of a power surge or other electric anomaly. Therefore, it is important to have these systems replaced as needed. Be sure to hire a professional electrician to thoroughly inspect your circuit breaker to determine if you need an upgrade. Keep reading below to learn more. 

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