We are living better today electrically than ever before. Older homes often will need upgrades on their panel boxes, outlets and lighting to handle the addition of all their devices. Priority 1 Electric can evaluate your home system to see what upgrades can improve productivity and reduce interruptions.
The service panel is the main panel which electricity is brought into the building. Then is distributed to various branch circuits. Power from the utility company enter into the panel with three large wires. Two hot and one neutral. The main neutral wire connects to a neutral bus bar and the two hot mains connect to the main power shut off.
Electrical panel inside components are designed to fail. They are the first line of defense in protecting you and your home. When there is an overload, the circuit blows the circuit breaker. This tells you something is wrong and you should call an electrician to come out and inspect your panel box.
Outdated electrical panels are a main cause of electrical fires. Upgrading your panel is an investment worth making to keep you and your home safe. Specially if you have an older home. We are living better electrically now that ever before. Older home panels are not sufficient enough to handle it.
You have many options and an electrician can go over them with you. Give us a call to set up an appointment today.
At what point should you replace your HVAC unit? According to HVAC manufactures and HVAC contractors, the average response is within 10 -15 years of service or when a major repair is needed. The only reason you would want to replace your unit is when you are not satisfied with the output. Output (temperature) is the result of airflow, workload, environment, and maintenance and other factors.
Based on testing and evaluating your system, we are able to offer a maintenance/repair program that is designed to eliminate replacement. As your physician monitors your bodily function we monitor your systems output. Adjusting, cleaning and repairing when necessary. Compare minor cost to replacement. We all like NEW but can the cost be justified. Lets’ talk about a custom program for your house.
Updating Your Backyard Patio Space for Summer. It’s almost that time of year where most people will spend a lot of time on their patio having BBQ’s and hanging out with family enjoying the outdoors. Lets talk about updating your patio area to make it feel more inviting. There is so much you can update from backyard kitchens to spa’s and cool light fixtures.
Adding new light fixtures is a affordable way to update your patio. Most patios have one or two outlets. For a small patio that may be sufficient but for a larger patio you may want to have a few new ones installed. Also now would be a great time to update any outlets that are not GFCI protected. If you thinking of adding a Spa or outdoor kitchen, you may need a sub-panel installed to handle the power needed. Here are some other ideas for your patio.
Adding String Lights which can be used multiple ways. From hanging them around the fence or patio to under an umbrella or around a gazebo.
Solar lighting now comes in a variety of options now. Which are convenient and they provide free illumination.
Outdoor Paddle Fans are a great way to keep flies off your food and bring a breeze to a hot summer day. Make sure you get one rated for outdoors.
Path lighting is another option for walkways and stairs. To help guide you along an path.
Outdoors Kitchens and BBQ’s are the new thing, there are so many options.
Even adding a fire pit can turn a typical patio into an inviting gathering place for the evening.
Many products now are connected through WIFI which makes easy to turn off and on with a click of your smart phone.
For more info give us a call at 916-929-7995 ask to speak to one of helpful service advisors.
Older homes with older panels can not handle the electric needs of today. With more things electronic today we are using more power.
Our home may not be up to safety code requirements. Today we are consuming more power than before. As we move into the future with more connectivity with WIFI products for smart homes you may need to upgrade your panel box.
Outdated electric panels cannot safely handle the demands of today’s. Even Insurance company’s are requesting older out of date panel be updated or they may cancel your home owners policy’s until you do.
When in doubt give us a call 916-929-7995 and request a Free Panel Inspection.