Anderson Electric Corp. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Electrical Repair’

Should I Be Worried About Flickering Lights?

Monday, June 17th, 2019

incandescent-lightsThe answer to the above question is: “Sometimes no and sometimes yes.” Lights in your house that start to flicker can indicate minor issues you can correct yourself or which an electrician can fix, but aren’t a source of major worry—except for losing light in a few bulbs.

On the other hand, flickering lights can warn that there are bigger electrical faults in the house, some potentially dangerous. These problems absolutely require a professional electrician to repair. Never attempt to do any wiring or panel repair on your own, since it can create larger fire hazards and a high danger of electrical shocks.

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Why Are My Light Bulbs Burning Out So Fast?

Monday, May 20th, 2019

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You can expect to change the standard incandescent light bulbs in your house every 2–3 years depending on how often they’re used. Most of these bulbs can burn for around 900 hours. LED light bulbs can last for much longer, sometimes only needing to be changed every 8–11 years. But no light bulb will last forever.

But what if the light bulbs in your house are burning out far sooner than they should? Such as maybe less than a year, or lasting only a few months. You might have problems with the bulbs, the fixtures, or even your home’s electrical system. We’ll go over some of the reasons for short-living light bulbs below and what you can do about them.

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What Is the “Electrical Code” I Keep Hearing About?

Monday, January 28th, 2019

nec-logoIf you’ve looked around for an electrical contractor to help with your house—whether for electrical repairs, installations, rewiring, new indoor or outdoor lighting—then you’ve probably come across mention of “keeping a house up to code” and “the electrical code.” You’ll recognize this means keeping a home up to some sort of safety standard, the same way food service establishments must stay up to state and local health codes. But what exactly is the electrical code?

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Keep an Eye Out for These Commercial Electrical Problems

Monday, 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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Keep Your Electrical System Healthy With These Tips

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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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Should I Be Concerned About Frequent Power Surges?

Monday, May 7th, 2018

PlugPower surges have been the bane of electrical systems since their invention. A power surge can burn out a computer, or start a house fire depending on the voltage forced through the system. Most of the time, though, they’re actually quite harmless. A brief uptick in the level of electricity running through the home is usually either too low for you to even notice it, or it is absorbed by surge protectors and other appliances you’ve no doubt got scattered around. There are some times, though, when you can’t afford to just disregard a power surge. Let’s take a look at why frequent power surges are a problem, and what you should do about them.

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Watch Out for These Lighting Issues

Monday, February 12th, 2018

CFL-BulbAre the lights in your home flickering on and off? Are you hearing strange ghostly music in the middle of the night? Are their strange scratching sounds coming from inside your walls? Yeah, your house may be haunted. We can’t really help you with most of those issues (although we’re pretty sure there’s a logical explanation.) What we can do, though is help you with your lighting issues. Have a look at some of the more common signs that your lights are in trouble, and what you can do about it.

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How to Keep Your Electrical System in Good Condition

Monday, January 15th, 2018

panel-technicianThe electrical system is one of the most important parts of your home. After all, how are you going to look at cat pictures or argue with strangers if your computer won’t turn on? All joking aside, though, the electrical system is vital for the operation of practically all of the other appliances in your home. A malfunction in the electrical system has the potential to cause quite a bit of damage, both to your home and to you personally. Even if it doesn’t, it can certainly cause problems for the other appliances in your home. For these reasons, it’s a good idea to take whatever steps are necessary to ensure that your electrical system stays in the best possible condition. Let’s take a look at some of those steps below.

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