G & S Heating Cooling & Electric Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Indoor Lighting’

Why Do My Lights Flicker?

Monday, November 5th, 2018

an-incandescent-bulbWhen the lights flicker in your home, what do you think? That it adds a bit of spooky flair for the Halloween season? That it’s just a minor annoyance? That it’s time to buy a new lamp and leave the overheads alone? Too many homeowners fail to recognize flickering lights for what they really are—a sign that something potentially serious is wrong with your electrical system.

Is this always going to be the case? No, of course not. There are not any guarantees in life, positive or negative. Is it a chance you should be willing to take, though? Hoping for the best and ignoring the worst? Again, of course not. If you ignore this sign of trouble with your electrical system, you could be in for very costly repairs down the road—or even a dangerous situation. Contact our electricians in Lynnwood, WA, instead.

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What to Do About Flickering Lights

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

bulbs-in-mirrorWhen some people think of problems with their electrical system, they may think of circuits that are constantly tripping the breaker, or even of electrical fires started by bad wiring. While these are obviously very real and very legitimate concerns, the fact is that there are plenty of other problems that homeowners may encounter that are not quite so dramatic. Just because they are not particularly dramatic, though, does not mean that they should simply be ignored.

One very common problem with electrical systems is the flickering of lights throughout the house. When homeowners have flickering lights, they may be tempted to just write the problem off as a somewhat minor annoyance. In truth, though, flickering lights could be indicative of a pretty serious problem — or they could be resolved with a very simple fix. In either case, you really should not just learn to live with your flickering lights. Keep this information in mind, and don’t hesitate to schedule service with a professional electrician in Shoreline, WA.

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Getting the Most from Your Indoor Lighting System

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

You wouldn’t put up with a heater blowing lukewarm air during the coldest time of the year, nor would you settle for an air conditioner leaving different areas of your home far warmer than others. For some reason, though, many homeowners simply accept a subpar indoor lighting system as a fact of life. You deserve better than this, and the North Seattle indoor lighting experts at G & S Heating Cooling & Electric are here to ensure that you get it. No matter what you need to make better use of your indoor lighting system, you can count on our electricians to help you realize your goals. Contact us today to schedule service with a professional electrician you can trust. 

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Why Hire a Professional Electrician for Your Indoor Lighting

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Hiring a professional electrician to help you redesign your indoor lighting is an excellent way to give your home a fresh look without having to opt for extensive remodeling work. You will also want to hire a professional to handle the indoor lighting installation for new home construction or during a large house/room redesign.

Indoor lighting installation is a job to leave to professionals. Although you may feel tempted to take this on as a DIY project or have amateur offering “bargain” rates to do the work, there are a number of reasons that you should instead call a company experienced with electrical installation in Lynnwood, WA. G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. has more than 35 years of experience in the Puget Sound area with all types of electrical installation work.

Reasons to Go Professional for Your Indoor Lighting Installation

  • Better, more attractive design: Indoor lighting requires an eye toward how to place the fixtures and what type to place in order to create the lighting effects that you want. Expert electricians know how powerful a light you will need for soft, low-glare lighting, and how to create the right kind of accenting that will make your home’s interior attractive without creating unpleasant glares and harsh shadowing.
  • Increased efficiency: A poorly done lighting installation will mean excess electrical power going to lights that aren’t doing the best job they could. An electrician will make sure that your new lights do not waste energy.
  • Stay up to code: This is critical: your home must remain within the safety restrictions of the local version of the National Electrical Code. The application of the NEC differs from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, but a professional electrician will know the code for your area and see that your lighting lives up to it.
  • Speed: When you consider that amount of time it will take you to try to perform the indoor installation yourself (or to let amateurs try to fumble through the process), the small savings you might receive are simply not worth it.

Whether you are remodeling, building a new home, adding on a room, or simply upgrading your current lighting to something more modern and attractive, contact G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. and speak to our experts in electrical installation in Lynnwood, WA. They will be happy to go over your proposed project and give you the professional assistance you need to get the most attractive, energy-efficient, and safe indoor lighting possible.

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