Anderson Electric Corp. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Wayne’

Some of the Best Reasons to Consider a Whole-House Generator

Monday, March 11th, 2019

generator-residentialWe offer service to install automatic standby generators capable of powering some or all of the electrical appliances and lights inside a home. We consider this one of the most important jobs we do, because power losses are not only inconvenient, they can be downright dangerous. We recommend most homeowners consider having a whole-house generator installed as an important power backup in case of an extended blackout.

Okay, easy enough to say—but what about the specifics? What are the best reasons to have an automatic standby generator installed?

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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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Handling Recessed Lighting Repairs

Monday, 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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Ways You Can Automate Your Home for the Better

Monday, 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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3 Signs That Your Home is Experiencing Electrical Trouble

Monday, 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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How to Tell if Your Commercial Electrical System Needs Repair

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

electric-panelAs with residential buildings, commercial buildings have a sort of hierarchy of systems that are of varying importance to their daily operation. Having the heater or air conditioner break down might be an inconvenience, but it will rarely be more of an issue than that. Losing the water heater might be a bit more of an issue, depending on the building.

Regardless of what commercial property you’re talking about, though, electrical issues are not to be underestimated. At best, an electrical issue can disable part of your building for however long it takes to get it fixed. At worst, it can start a fire or pose an electrocution risk. You really don’t want an electrical issue to go unchecked any longer than it has to. That’s why we’ve noted some easy ways to tell if your commercial electrical system is in need of repairs.

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When Is It Necessary to Rewire a Home?

Monday, April 9th, 2018

electrical-panelThere are a lot of different parts of your home that, if they ceased to work for a second, would cause major disruption to your daily life. One of those is your electrical system. The wires that run throughout your home provide needed power to practically every appliance you use. Without them, things would be quite a bit harder for you overall. While electrical wiring can last quite a while, though, it won’t last forever. There are times when it is necessary to rewire part or all of a home’s electrical system. Read on to find out when that is necessary, and what can be done about it.

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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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What You Need to Know About Commercial Lighting

Monday, January 1st, 2018

lightbulbThe kind of lighting you use in your commercial building has a substantial impact on a wide variety of different important factors, from worker safety to customer satisfaction. The right commercial lighting solution can lend significant aesthetic appeal to different parts of the building, highlight important areas, or otherwise direct attention where you want it to go. If you want to get the most out of your commercial lighting systems, there are a few things that you should know about. Have a look at the various options for commercial lighting below, why you need professional installation services, and how to keep them in good condition.

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Indoor Lighting Options to Consider Installing

Monday, December 4th, 2017

incandescent-lightsHey, you know what’s actually really important for your home in a number of ways? Lighting. It may not seem like that big of a deal, but think about it. Have you ever had to stumble around in the dark, looking for where you stashed the candles, when the power went out? Have you ever rearranged the lighting in your living room, and realized that it looked much better?

Indoor lighting is super important for both aesthetics and your own convenience/safety. The kinds of lighting that you use in your home can have widespread effects, so it’s important to give them due consideration. Have a look at some of the indoor lighting options you should consider installing.

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