ACI Northwest Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Electrician’

Remodeling Your Home? Beware These Safety Hazards!

Monday, May 13th, 2019

outlet-on-wall-with-cord-plugged-inWhen remodeling your home, there are so many factors to take into consideration. For instance, if the renovation includes your kitchen, you have not only appliances and cabinetry to think about, but also your plumbing fixtures and lighting. Or if you’re redoing a family room, you may need to do some rewiring to move an entertainment system.

The one thing many remodeling jobs have in common is that it may require at least a small change to your electrical system. And if you’re doing your remodel without a professional helping, then you could very well run into some safety hazards. For this reason, we highly recommend working with a trained and experienced electrician for a job of this caliber.

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Tips for Hiring a Professional Electrician

Monday, July 9th, 2018

electrician working on rewiringHas the time come to upgrade your electrical panel so it can handle more demand? Or maybe you suspect you need rewiring in part, or all, of your home. Whatever your needs are, the single most important thing to keep in mind is that you must hire a professional electrician in Spokane Valley, WA.

After all, you want someone with the right amount of training, expertise, and licensing to get the job done right. But how do you know what you’re getting when you hire an electrician? Do you know what qualities to look for in a professional electrician? Fortunately for you, we’ve provided some guidelines below to help you in your decision of who to hire. Read on to learn more!

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“Do I Really Need a Carbon Monoxide Detector?”

Monday, May 28th, 2018

close up shot of carbon monoxide alarm near garageAll you need are a few facts to know the answer to this question. For instance, did you know that carbon monoxide poisoning affects thousands of people each and every year? It leads to hundreds of illnesses and even death. If you want to protect your home and family from the possibility of this happening, then yes, you really need a carbon monoxide detector. With one, you won’t have to worry about the safety and well-being of your home’s occupants.

Carbon monoxide (CO) is odorless, tasteless, and colorless. In other words, you will not detect its presence without the right equipment in your home. People in your household could get sick without any explanation, and you’d never know what was really wrong—we don’t want it to get to this point! That’s why it’s vital that you have a carbon monoxide detector installed by a professional electrician in Spokane, WA.

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Don’t Overload Your System with Holiday Lights

Monday, December 11th, 2017

glitter vintage lights background. defocusedTis’ the season for holiday lights! You may have already noticed some homes in your neighborhood already adorned with a few strings of white lights or even complex, professional designs aimed to win contests.

Putting up outdoor holiday lights is a fun way to make our homes and our streets look festive, and are especially fun to see on snowy evenings. However, it’s important to keep in mind that no matter how many lights you plan to put up for your home to brighten the season, that you take the proper safety precautions to prevent problems such as shorting out your electrical system, triggering an electrical fire, or even causing a tripping hazard with loose cords. Here are some tips for holiday light safety from our very own Spokane, WA electricians.

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Can a Ceiling Fan Improve Heating Efficiency?

Monday, November 13th, 2017

wooden ceiling fanThe Deer Park, WA electricians on our team certainly know their stuff. As such, we’re eager to answer any questions you may have about your electrical system, and also please to provide you with tips and advice that can save you money while making you feel more comfortable in your home. Today, we’d like to share with you a little-known fact about ceiling fans: they help improve HVAC efficiency and keep you warmer in the winter (and cooler in the summer).

Keep reading to learn more about the details of how your ceiling fan improves both summertime comfort and wintertime comfort. And if you’d like more information or have any questions, reach out to our team today!

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Why You Need a Carbon Monoxide Detector

Monday, October 30th, 2017

close up shot of carbon monoxide alarm near garageCarbon monoxide poisoning impacts thousands of people each and every year, leading to illness—and in severe cases, even death. We want you to protect your home from the possibility of this happening, so you don’t have to concern yourself about the safety and wellbeing of your home’s occupants.

Carbon monoxide (CO) is colorless and odorless. This gas isn’t one you can detect on your own. People within your home could get sick without explanation, but you don’t want it to even get to that point. This is why it’s essential that you have a carbon monoxide detector installed by an expert electrician in Spokane, WA.

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Signs That It’s Time for an Electrical Upgrade

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

electrical blueprints with magnifying glass and highlighter sitting on themIt’s not uncommon to have a circuit breaker trip from time to time throughout the years you live in your home. You might see lights flicker here and there, too. While on their own these two factors may seem inconsequential, if they’re coupled with an old home and an even older electrical system, then there might be cause for concern. Electrical problems can be serious, with electrical fires accounting for hundreds of injuries a year—many of them fatalities.

Hiring a professional electrician in Coeur d’Alene, ID to update your home’s electrical system could reduce your risk of electrical fires or shock. But, how do you know if your home is actually at risk? The truth of the matter is that you can’t always tell. Fortunately, we can. Keep reading for some basic signs you can watch out for.

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Have You Considered Installing an Attic Fan?

Monday, June 15th, 2015

While fans alone cannot cool a home, they do serve a couple of important purposes. Ceiling fans move air around, which allows you to feel a lot cooler and run your air conditioner for less. This keeps your bills low and prevents wear and tear on the parts of your AC. One other type of fan that you may not be as familiar with is an attic fan, which may be just as important in keeping you cool. Find out how in this short guide.

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