Anderson Electric Corp. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘West Orange’

Watch for Signs of Broken Outlets

Monday, July 29th, 2019

GFCI-Electrical-OutletOutlets in a home are something we tend to take for granted. We don’t often think of outlets wearing out with time, but this is exactly what happens. No electrical device can last forever, and you probably put a large power demand on many of your home’s outlets. (For example, how long has that one light been plugged into the same outlet? Years?) Outlets can break, and when they do they have the potential to create hazards. When you have broken outlets, call Anderson for electrical repair in West Orange, NJ as soon as you can.

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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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Ceiling Fans—Good for Summer AND Winter

Monday, December 31st, 2018

ceiling-fan-woodenWe provide all types of electrical installations for our residential customers. One you may not have realized we offer is the installation of ceiling fans. We recommend people look into ceiling fans because they can help with comfort and lowering energy bills. And they are effective during cold weather as well, something many people don’t realize.

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Careful of These Signs That Your Electrical Panel is Having Issues

Monday, October 9th, 2017

wires-and-breakersThe electrical panel is typically the source of minor frustration for many homeowners. Nobody likes to trudge out to the garage in the dark to reset a tripped circuit. However, your electrical panel is vital for keeping your home safe from a wide range of electrical issues. A couple of minutes of frustration every once in a while is well worth it if the alternative is house fires and electrocution. However, the panel itself is not immune to issues. You should be on guard for signs that your electrical panel itself is having some trouble, so that you can call for repairs as soon as possible. Nothing good can come from a breaker box malfunctioning.

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4 Commercial Electrical Renovations You Should Consider

Monday, July 31st, 2017

panel-technicianCommercial buildings tend to have a huge amount of demand put on their electrical systems on a daily basis. Even if you are just running a small shop, instead of a giant office building, you probably have to deal with a lot more electrical draw than at your residence. If you want to improve the efficiency of your commercial property when it comes to electrical systems, there are a couple of things you can do. Have a look at some popular options for improving your property’s electrical systems, both in terms of aesthetic and efficiency.

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How to Properly Reset Your Circuit Breaker

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

electrical-panel-technicianMost of the time, when you have to deal with your home’s circuit breaker you’re frustrated. The lights suddenly go out, all the appliances shut down, and you find yourself trudging to the basement in the dark. It’s annoying, to say the least. However, your circuit breaker is an important part of keeping your home’s electrical system as safe as possible.

The circuit breaker is designed to automatically cut off the electrical current running through part of your home in case it becomes overloaded. Once whatever is causing the overload is resolved, resetting the circuit breaker allows you to get back to your routine quickly. You need to know how to properly reset things, though, or you may end up making the problem worse.

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