Anderson Electric Corp. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Wayne’

How an Automatic Standby Generator Works

Monday, July 1st, 2019

generator-residentialThe technology of generators has advanced from the days when they were enormous industrial devices to today, when most homes can afford a backup generator that fits on a few square feet of outside property. Modern generators can provide more power and more reliability than ever before, allowing a home to get through an extended power outage with most major appliances and lights still working.

We recommend all homeowners consider having a generator installation—they can be literal lifesavers! And the type of generator we recommend the highest are automatic standby generators. These units take away almost all the work involved in running them and provide extra peace of mind. As soon as there’s a power loss to a home, an automatic standby generator turns itself on to supply the lost electrical voltage. There’s no need to go out in a storm or a freezing night to fumble with getting the generator started.

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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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How We Can Help Lower Your Electric Bills

Monday, March 25th, 2019

lightbulb-LED-100-dollar-billsThere are many ways you can put an electrician in Wayne, NJ to work for you. Sure, an electrician is indispensable for handling repairs, inspections, and installations of vital electrical components like electric panels and whole-house generators. But your electrician can help you take an active approach toward lowering your electric bills.

Almost any homeowner wants to cut down on how much they pay for electricity each month. All the simple methods, like remembering to turn off lights in unused rooms and unplugging appliances that aren’t in use, can help. But they can only help so far. Our electricians can help you take larger steps toward saving electricity in your home.

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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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