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We Recommend Electrical Panel Upgrades

December 3rd, 2018

electricians-and-panelHow long have you lived in your house? Do you still have the same electrical panel or fuse box as you did when you moved in? You may need to have upgrades for the panel, or possibly a completely new panel installation. This is not only an issue of electrical efficiency; it can also be an issue of home safety!

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Simple Electrical Upgrades That Can Make Your Home Safer

November 19th, 2018

outletElectrical safety is one of the essential parts of preventing house fires and high voltage shocks. You may think your house is currently free from electrical hazards, but there are some simple changes and upgrades you can have an electrician perform that will make your house and the people in it significantly safer.

Yes, you must have professional electricians for these jobs. Home electrical work is not something you can do on your own, since it risks creating worse safety issues. Professionals are trained to keep homes up to the local electrical code and ensure that any work is done to the highest safety standards.

Below are some of the electrical jobs you can have a professional electrician do to make your house a safer one:

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How to Keep Your Electrical System Healthy

November 5th, 2018

panel-technicianThe electrical system is one of the most important ones in your home. Most of the other systems in your home rely on the electrical system, which makes malfunctions problematic on a number of levels. It is in your best interests, both for the sake of your wallet and the sake of your safety, it’s a good idea to keep your electrical system in good condition. Follow the tips below to find out what the best methods are for keeping your electrical system as healthy as possible throughout the years.

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Keep an Eye Out for These Commercial Electrical Problems

October 22nd, 2018

meter-readingElectrical issues are never something that you want to have happen to you, whether it’s at home or in a commercial setting. It’s bad enough when there’s some sort of problem that knocks out all the power to part of your home. When it happens at your business, though, it could cost you exponentially more in lost time and repairs. That’s why it’s important that you know the signs that your electrical system is experiencing some sort of issue, so that you can have it repaired as quickly as possible. The faster you have the problem repaired, the more money you’re going to save on repair costs.

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Do I Really Need a Professional for Smart Home Setup?

October 8th, 2018

Smart-thermostatYes. Yes you do. That may seem terse, but the fact of the matter is that while you can set up your own internet of things in your home, having a professional do it for you offers enough benefits as to make it a better option. Not convinced yet? That’s okay. Take a look at the more specific reasons below that your smart home would be better off being set up by a professional.

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How to Avoid Nasty Generator Problems

September 24th, 2018

generator-maintenanceThere are some things in your home that, if they were to suddenly stop working, you’d be able to function without them. A lightbulb burns out? Not a big deal. No water coming out of your faucet? Inconvenient, but not an emergency. What certainly can be an emergency, though, is if your generator suddenly doesn’t work when you need it to. Generators are emergency systems, after all. They’re what you tend to rely on when everything else is going off the rails. The middle of a hurricane, for example, is a really bad time to discover that your generator isn’t functioning. Fortunately, there are some things that you can do to ensure that your generator is as reliable as possible when you need it.

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Handling Recessed Lighting Repairs

September 10th, 2018

recessed-lightingOne of the benefits of recessed lighting fixtures in a home is how they stay out of the way and help to save space in rooms where hanging light fixtures might be obtrusive or simply unattractive. Recessed lights, when installed correctly, create a sleek, modern appearance for rooms.

They do present a bit of a problem when it comes to making repairs. Replacing a burnt-out incandescent bulb or LED bulb is a simple task. The difficulty is when recessed lights have electrical issues or have come loose. Because the lights are set into the construction material, accessing and fixing the wiring and other components of the fixture are tricky. You only want to entrust the job of fixing a faulty recessed light to a professional electrician in Wayne, NJ. This ensures the job is done accurately and without creating the danger of an electrical fire.

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Do I Need a New Circuit Breaker?

August 27th, 2018

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A circuit breaker is a key part of an electrical system. The breaker is the part of your system that gives a barrier between your home and an electrical disaster. It’s important to know when you need a new circuit breaker so you can replace any faulty parts and avoid electrical issues. If you need an amazing electrician in Montclair, NJ to upgrade or replace your circuit breaker, our team here at Anderson Electric Corp. is the right fit for you.

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When Electrical Rewiring is a Good Idea

August 13th, 2018

electrical-workA lot of people don’t spare much thought for the wiring in their walls. They want their wiring to be safe and efficient, of course, but as long as they don’t have an obvious short circuit or an actual fire hazard they tend to not think about their wires at all. Electrical wiring is not one of those things that you need to have replaced on a regular basis.

It doesn’t even necessarily need to be done every decade or so, the way HVAC systems should be. However, there are some times when it’s a very good idea to have part or all of your home rewired. Let’s go over when it’s a good idea to schedule electrical rewiring for your home below.

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Ways You Can Automate Your Home for the Better

July 30th, 2018

Smart-thermostatHome automation was a bit of a pipe dream a couple decades ago. The stuff of science fiction movies and books. Now, though, the internet of things is making it easier and easier to wire your home to run itself. There are a ton of different home automation options available on the market, some of which can be beneficial in more ways than simply increasing your convenience. Let’s have a look at some of the specific ways that you can automate your home for the better.

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