Anderson Electric Corp. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Electrical Panel Upgrade’

What’s Wrong With My Old Two-Prong Outlets?

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

outletWe urge all our customers to investigate ways to update their household electrical systems. This isn’t only about making sure you’ve got enough power for all your new appliances and the increasing number of charging stations. It’s also about safety. We specialize in updating old homes with modern wiring, electrical panels, and outlets.

One of the upgrades we recommend is replacing standard three-prong outlets with GFCI and AFCI outlets, which improve safety. But let’s go one step lower and take a look at two-prong outlets, which many homes in the area still have. (Two-prong is standard for homes built before 1960.) You can stick adaptors onto them so they work for three-prong plugs, but we don’t recommend this. We’ll explain why it’s best to change out those old two-prongers.

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A Short Talk About Holiday Lighting Safety

Monday, December 17th, 2018

outdoor-light-stringThe winter holidays are made brighter and more festive thanks to the lighting adorning the inside and outside of homes throughout the season. Many homeowners make their external lighting decorations a neighborhood feature, but almost everyone does some amount of decorative lighting.

Unfortunately, these holiday lights have been known to overwhelm the electrical systems of homes—and can even lead to dangerous electrical fires. We’d like to address these concerns in this post. We work with both indoor and outdoor lighting in Montclair, NJ and the surrounding areas, so we have plenty of experience when it comes to festive holiday lighting and how to keep safe through the season.

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We Recommend Electrical Panel Upgrades

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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Tips on Keeping Your Electrical Panel in Good Condition

Monday, March 26th, 2018

electric-panelElectrical panels are often ignored in households until they cause trouble. Everyone reading this blog right now probably has a story of trudging over to the circuit breaker in the middle of the night to get the lights back on after some electrical issues.

While the electrical panel can last for many, many years without developing serious problems, it has been known to happen. In the interest of keeping you safe during the year, we’ve compiled some good tips on how to keep your electrical panel in good condition.

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