Anderson Electric Corp. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Caldwell’

Ways to Avoid Overloading Your Home’s Circuits

Monday, March 30th, 2020

electrical-panel-technicianIt’s no fun to have the lights and power go off in part of your house because a circuit breaker tripped. These overloads that cause tripped breakers are more than an inconvenience, however. They can lead to electrical fires and cause damage to your appliances. You want to avoid them if at all possible.

Thankfully, there ways to prevent overloading circuits. You may have to do a bit of detective work in your house. You may also need the service of an electrician in Caldwell, NJ to upgrade part of the electrical system of your house. We’ll go through what you can do to prevent this problem.

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Get Help for Your Outdoor Lighting Problems

Monday, January 14th, 2019

outdoor-porch-lightThe lighting for your house you think about the most is the indoor lighting. This makes sense, as most of the time you’re around your house you are inside it, not outside looking at it.

Unfortunately, this means that outdoor lighting needs often go ignored. Proper outdoor lighting is one of the most cost-effective ways to beautify a house. It’s also beneficial for home security and to improve safety for walking around the house during the evening. A poorly illuminated path can end up being dangerous.

We provide outdoor lighting installation work, but we also can help with repairs for current lighting setups. There are some simple fixes to outdoor lighting you can do on your own, like changing a light bulb. But it’s important to know when you need to call a licensed electrician familiar with exterior lights for the repairs.

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Knob and Tube Wiring: How Does it Work?

Monday, November 6th, 2017

incandescent-lightsWhen we discuss electrical issues, we usually mean cases of modern electrical wiring malfunctioning in some way. That’s not always the case, though. Believe it or not, some homes still make use of electrical wiring that is over a century old. If your home happens to be one of the ones that use that kind of wiring, it would be a very good idea for you to replace it as soon as possible. Read on to find out about knob and tube wiring, why it’s so dangerous, and when to replace it.

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Indications That Your Electrical Panel is in Trouble

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

electrical-panel-technicianThe electrical panel is a key part of keeping your home’s power systems running smoothly and safely. Nobody likes to trudge out to the garage to replace a fuse, or reset a breaker. But, that’s a lot better than alternatives like electrocution or house fires. You should keep an eye out for signs that your electrical panel is dealing with some kind of problem. A malfunctioning electrical panel can make things quite a bit more dangerous for your electrical system. The sooner you recognize a malfunction, and have it repaired, the better off you’ll be. Some of the common indications that your panel is having a problem are listed below.

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Signs Your Generator Needs Repairs

Monday, August 14th, 2017

gas-generatorYou may not think about your generator that often from day to day. After all, you’re only going to be using it a handful of times at most throughout the year. Still, when you do need your generator to work, you really need it. You don’t want to find out that your generator isn’t working properly in the middle of a blackout. So, have a look at the following signs that your generator needs repairs.

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Kitchen and Bathroom Electrical Renovations You Should Consider

Monday, June 5th, 2017

electrical-upgradesIf you’ve had any renovations done on your home, we’re willing to bet that they at least partially included the kitchen or the bathroom. Those two areas are the most common targets of renovation efforts for homeowners. There are the big-ticket items, like new countertops or a bigger sink. However, there are also smaller renovations that you should consider that might make your life quite a bit easier. Let’s have a look at some of the electrical upgrades that you might consider for these areas of your home.

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Electrical Upgrade Options to Consider for Your Home

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Everyone relies on their home electrical systems to keep things running properly. As long as the electrical system is operating, though, most of us don’t pay any further attention to it. However, there are probably plenty of ways that you can upgrade your electrical system. Whether you’re looking to improve the operation of the system, or just want to make things a bit safer, follow the tips below to get started.

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