How does an electrical service panel work?

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.

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Outdated electrical panels are a main cause of electrical fires.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.

 

 

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Updating Your Backyard Patio Space For Summer

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. 

 

  1. 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. 
  2. Solar lighting now comes in a variety of options now. Which are convenient and they provide free illumination.
  3. 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. 
  4. Path lighting is another option for walkways and stairs. To help  guide you along an path.
  5. 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. 

 

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What is a smart home you ask?

What is a Smart Home You Ask? Wi-Fi is a rapidly expanding market.  You may already know about smart devices for your home. Now you have more choices than ever before for your smart home hardware.

It can be a bit overwhelming looking into the future. Once you start spreading things like smart speakers, smart lights, smart plugs from room to room, you will start to see how helpful it can be for you.

Some of the advantages are having your outside lights come on when you arrive home in the evening. So you don’t have to stumble in the dark trying to get in. 

Also connecting a smart  Wi-Fi-based thermostat that lets you control your home heating and air conditioning system. Setting them to turn on when you want. There are so many add-ons today to help make life more convenient. If you would to learn more call to book an appointment with our dispatcher to get a technician onsite to go over your options.

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