No system in your home is more vital on a day-to-day, hour-to-hour, minute-to-minute basis than the electrical system. Even a gas-powered furnace or boiler requires electricity to start. You need to have regular electrical services for your home to keep its appliances, circuitry, outlets, circuit breaker panel, and other fixtures repaired and maintained. This is crucial not only to keep the voltage flowing through your home, but also to avoid dangers from electrical fires and high voltage shocks.
Unfortunately, homeowners have a number of misconceptions about electrical services, and we’d like to clear up a few of them in this post.
When you need quality electrical services in Everett, WA, turn to a company that has handled it since 1977: G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. When you depend on something as much as your electrical power, make sure that you rely on electricians as dependable as ours.
3 Common Electrical Services Misconceptions
- “I can handle most repairs without professional assistance”: You can change a light bulb on your own… but owning a pair of wire cutters and wire strippers does not mean you are qualified to repair broken outlets or fix damaged circuits. Almost all electrical repairs in a home require the work of a licensed electrician to perform. You risk a serious high voltage shock if your tamper with wiring without training and the proper tools. You could also cause damage that will lead to a serious electrical fire hazard. Don’t make these mistakes: call for professionals when you need repairs.
- Power strips are sufficient for surge protection: Power strips for point-of-use protection against surges can work quite well, and we don’t advocate that you stop using them. However, these small guards against surges will not protect your home against either a massive surge or the series of smaller ones that will often pass through your electrical system unnoticed. If surges become a regular issue in your home, you should invest in the installation of a whole-house surge protector wired into the electrical panel.
- Any home’s wiring is sufficient for modern power needs: It is astonishing how immensely our power needs have increased over the last few decades. The amperage necessary to run monitors, computers, entertainment systems, contemporary kitchen appliances, and to provide charging stations for phones, tablets, and laptops can often exceed the electrical load of the circuitry in a house. A home built as recently as the 1980s can face strain from contemporary power demands. One of the best electrical services you can schedule for an older home is to have renovations and upgrades to the wiring and the outlets. Have a professional electrician look over your current system to see if you will benefit from new wiring to keep up with the times.
At G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc., we offer a wide variety of electrical services in Everett, WA. From whole-house upgrades to installing surge protectors, smoke detectors, and new circuit breaker panels, you can trust our licensed staff to take care of the vital electrical system that gets your through the days and nights.