ACI Northwest Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Professional Electrical Services’

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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Yikes! High Electric Bill? Here’s Why

Monday, January 21st, 2019

Scared looking woman hiding picking through dollar banknotesIt’s no secret that this time of the year, energy bills are high. This is particularly true if you have an electric furnace or some other type of electric heating system. But there is the standard “higher bill” during this time of the year, and there are electrical bills that are far beyond the scope of what you’d imagine it should be.

Your HVAC systems do account for over half of all your energy costs, but this isn’t the only contributor to high electric bills. And if your bills are much higher than last year, or in comparison to your neighbors, then something is definitely up. We first urge you to have your HVAC systems inspected in case a neglected repair need or some system inefficiency is what’s causing this spike. In the absence of an heater problem though, we urge you to consider the following possibilities:

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Whole-House Generators: Do You Have One?

Monday, November 26th, 2018

A home generator that provides electricity during a power outage. It is connected to a propane gas supply.With winter well on its way, you probably are thinking about a lot of different things—the holiday season, your kids getting out of school for winter break, if you scheduled maintenance for your heating system yet, and if your generator is ready in case there’s a power outage.

Wait, what’s that? You don’t have a generator in place? Or you do, and you haven’t had it maintained or checked to make sure it can handle a sudden winter power outage? Either way, you can contact our team for quality, reliable Coeur d’Alene generator services. In the meantime, read on to learn more about these systems.

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Considerations to Make When Your Home Needs Electrical Work

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

Electrical installation components and tools background. Isolated on white. With clipping patch.When it comes to having electrical work done in your home, chances are you have some idea as to why we recommend professional work, only. The fact of the matter is, electricity can be dangerous! If your wiring job is done poorly or incorrectly, you could be facing electrocution risks as well as fire risks.

Not to mention, if you try to install or fix your own wiring, or trust the job to an inexperienced handyman rather than professional HVAC contractors & electricians in Spokane, WA, you may end up with disconnected or misconnected appliances and electrical equipment anyway. When deciding on which pro to hire for your electrical work, consider the following things that can go wrong if you don’t.

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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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How Can You Find the Best Professional Electricians?

Monday, July 24th, 2017

find-best-professional-electriciansHave you found that you need to upgrade your electrical panel? Or perhaps you are in need of rewiring, or need to have your smoke detectors hardwired into your home. Whatever your electrical service needs may be, one thing is for sure—this is not a job that should be left to an amateur or an untrained homeowner.

It requires a professional Spokane, WA electrician with the right training, experience, and licensing to get the job done. But do you know how to spot a quality electrician? We’ve provided some insight below as to what you should look for in a professional electrician.

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