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

Are Your Outlets Hot to the Touch?

Monday, August 27th, 2018

outletYou go to unplug your charger and notice that the outlet is unusually warm to the touch. What does this mean? Are you at risk for an electrical fire? There are many reasons why an electrical outlet could be hot, but pinpointing the cause of an electrical issue without the help of a trained professional can be exceedingly difficult. Our crew at G&S Heating Cooling & Electric is experienced in all types of Lynnwood, WA electrical repair, and we’re prepared to assist you with any of your electrical needs.

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Signs That It’s Time to Call an Electrician

Monday, July 30th, 2018

thumbs-upJust as gasoline, natural gas, and propane are great resources but potentially dangerous when not used properly, so too is electricity. We don’t really give electricity all that much thought in our day to day lives (at least until the electric bill arrives in the mail!), but we really should. Why? Because we depend upon it each and every day in our homes! The computer, tablet, or phone that you are reading this on right now charges via electricity, right?

Considering both the importance of electricity as well as its potential danger, it only makes sense that you should hire a trained professional to deal with any and all necessary electrical services that you may require. You can count on us to send a truly exceptional electrician in Lynwood, WA to your door when you decide to work with us. But when should you contact an electrician to begin with? Here are a few tips to help you to decide when the time has come.

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Should My Home Have AFCI Outlets or GFCI Outlets?

Monday, December 5th, 2016

The short answer to the question posed by the title of this blog is: both. AFCI and GFCI outlets may sound very similar, but they differ in a few important ways. Ultimately, they both serve to help you use electricity in your home more safely. However, they are used in different ways.

Before we get into the differences between AFCI and GFCI outlets, we want to remind you that any outlet services in North Seattle, WA must be completed by trained professionals. Dial our number to ensure that this is the case. We employ some of the finest electricians around.

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How Do AFCI Outlets Differ from GFCI Outlets?

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

We use electrical outlets all of the time throughout the day. In addition to old standbys like our water heaters, refrigerators and televisions, we now plug in various handheld electronics, eReaders, and other devices to charge. The outlets in our homes are in constant use, but chances are that you don’t really have much of an understanding of them. Some homeowners may not even realize that there are different types of outlets in their homes, and that they are used for different purposes. In the following post, you’ll learn a bit more about two common types of outlets in Everett, WA.

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What Is a GFCI Outlet?

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

These days it seems like just about everything laying around the house needs to be plugged in in order to charge or operate. Even those of us who are not so technologically inclined certainly depend upon electrical devices each and every day. It is just a fact of modern living. The good news is, of course, that modern electronics, and the outlets that they plug into, are safer than ever before to use. There is always room for improvement, of course. Upgrading outlets in your home with GFCI outlets is a great way in which to make certain areas of the household safer. If you are interested in upgrading to GFCI outlets in North Seattle, give G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. a call today.

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