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Is It Time to Call a Licensed Electrical Contractor?

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Like plumbers and HVAC repair technicians, electrical contractors are often only called when there is a problem. Yet, how do you know if your electrical problem warrants a service call? Here are a few telltale signs that it’s time to make that call to a licensed electrical contractor to prevent any risks and hazards to you, your family and your home.

Your Circuit Breakers Keep Tripping

Having a circuit breaker trip is actually a safeguard from a dangerous electrical overload. Yet, ongoing issues with breakers and fuses is a serious problem that can lead to shocks, fires and even electrocutions. Before there is a potentially dangerous circuit-breaker tripping issue, call a licensed electrical contractor to determine the source of the problem and make safety-driven repairs.

You Need GFCI Outlets Installed

The National Electrical Code now mandates that outlets in certain areas of the home where is water, including the kitchen, bathrooms and garages, have extra protection. This requires installing outlets with ground-fault circuit interrupters which you’ll recognize by their test and reset buttons. If you live in an older home that doesn’t have these outlets, it’s time to call an electrician.

Is Your Electrical Service Panel or Its Wiring and Fuses Old?

Metal electrical service boxes can take a beating, especially when they’re located on the outside of Phoenix area homes. At the first signs of deterioration or rust, you may have a moisture or aging problem that could lead to serious electrical problems. Also, beware of old wiring and fuses in the electrical service panel. Antiquated wiring is a safety risk and requires updating. If your home is more than 25 years old, and you haven’t upgraded your electrical system, don’t delay and call today to bring your home up to today’s electrical code standards.

Do Your Lights Dim When You Turn on Your Dryer or Other Appliances?

Many large household appliances, such as air conditioners, clothes dryers and washing machines, require additional power to start. This can draw current away from lights and other electrical items, which can eventually cause damage to them.

You Are Using Many Accessory Plug-Strips

Too many items plugged in at one outlet can increase the current demand to a level that it can’t safely handle. Adding more multiple plug-in strips doesn’t solve this problem. You need more outlets and potentially new wiring to support them.

Have a home electrical question or concern? Call the expert licensed electrical contractors at Cool Blew. We’re here to help with answers and service that you can depend on.

What’s The Difference Between Electronic And Manual Controls On A Thermostat?

If you have ever considered making modifications to your HVAC system as a way to save money, you have probably been told to invest in a newer thermostat. Years ago, the choice of thermostat was simple, the only option you had was a manual thermostat. Now, you can choose from a variety of thermostats that can make the average person’s head spin.

Electronic Thermostat vs. Manual Thermostat Controls - Cool Blew AZ

What is the difference between a manual thermostat and an electronic one? Learn the benefits of both now! Continue reading

5 Home Electrical System Problems Not To Ignore

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5 Home Electrical System Problems Not to Ignore

5 Home Electrical System Problems

Your home’s electrical system has many components. When all are working properly, electricity seamlessly is distributed throughout your home. However, when a problem arises with just one component, it can cause a variety of issues that could potentially cause a fire or a serious electrical shock to you or a loved one. The following are five problems that you should definitely not ignore. If you’re experiencing any of these, it’s time to call an experienced, skilled Phoenix electrician who can identify what’s wrong and make repairs. Continue reading