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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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Keep Your Electrical System Healthy With These Tips

July 16th, 2018

electrical-panel-technicianElectrical issues are no joke, as you already know if you’ve read a few of our blogs. If you want to protect your home and yourself from the consequences of various electrical issues, then there are a couple of different steps you can take. None of these precautions are foolproof, of course. You still need to always keep an eye out for warning signs that your system is in trouble. At least, though, you’ll be able to drastically lower the chances of something serious damaging your electrical system.

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How Often do I Need an Electrician to Check My Wiring?

July 2nd, 2018

electric-panelLike many of the systems in your home, you probably don’t think about your electrical system all that often. And that’s fair, because most of the time your electrical system probably doesn’t need your attention. Here’s the thing, though: even the highest quality systems break down eventually.

Electrical problems can absolutely happen in your home, they can happen without you realizing it at first, and they can cause an immense amount of damage if they aren’t dealt with in time. That’s why you need to have an electrician check out your wiring every once in a while, on the off chance that it’s malfunctioning in some way. Have a look below at some of the tips for when to have an electrician check out your electrical system for you.

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How You can Benefit From Using Smart Home Appliances

June 18th, 2018

Smart-thermostatSmart home appliances and the “internet of things” have become more and more popular over the last decade or so. They’re only going to continue to grow in popularity and numbers as long as they continue to provide added convenience and quality of life improvements for those who use them.

Maybe you already have some smart home appliances in your home, or maybe you’re just now looking into getting your first one. Whether you’re a smart home veteran or a newcomer, though, we’ve assembled a list of beneficial applications below that could improve any household.

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3 Signs That Your Home is Experiencing Electrical Trouble

June 4th, 2018

meter-readingThe worst disruptions that we tend to experience in our daily lives are often when systems we completely rely on stop working for a little while. Your electrical system certainly qualifies as one of those vital parts of your home, which makes detecting and addressing electrical issues a high priority.

The best way to make sure that your electrical system experiences as few problems as possible is to schedule preventive maintenance for it on a regular basis, probably at least once every year or two. Even then, though, you still need to keep an eye out for warning signs between appointments. The following are three common signs that your home is experiencing some sort of electrical issue that requires repair.

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