Electrical Safety Issues any Electrician can point out

Preventive Electrical Maintenance is a Must

Spot the electrical safety issue

Have an electrician visit yearly at least to check on fixtures and safety hazards. (Photo Credits)

Electrical safety issues pose danger to lives and properties. One a good way to avoid these dangers is to have a competent and professional electrician conduct regular safety inspections on electrical fixtures at home. Builders and Contractors     

As electricians carry on their preventive maintenance duties, they are very likely to issue electrical hazards and potential electrical safety issues in any property. All these will be pointed out to the owner, as part of the service, an of course to educate them on how to eliminate the risk.

In its website, The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) for instance shared some electrical safety tips that should be considered by any homeowner especially when it comes to putting up decorative lights. Electricians

“Always purchase electrical decorations and lights from reputable retailers; Use lights approved for safe use by a nationally recognized testing laboratory; Never connect more than three strands of incandescent lights together; Consider purchasing LED lights, which use less energy and run cooler than traditional incandescent lights.”

Electricians can help households cut down on energy costs

Read the rest of the safety tips here.

More electrical safety tips

PR Newswire meantime shared an article on how to keep a home electrically safe.

The Creative Side of Electricians

“Plug-in one high-wattage appliance at a time – Plug only one high-wattage appliance – such as a coffee maker, toaster, iron or space heater – into an outlet at a time to avoid overloading it; Water and electricity don’t mix – Don’t place any electrical appliance near water, such as a sink or bathtub. Appliances that are used near water should be unplugged when not in use. If you have an appliance that has gotten wet, unplug it and don’t use it until it has been checked by a qualified repairperson. Ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFIs) should be installed on outlets near water sources.”

Check out more here.

Related Electrical Repair Service:

The website Think Copper also offered some electrical safety advice.

“Replace Old Wiring. Along with spring cleaning, it’s a great time to update your electrical wiring. If your home is more than 25 years old, you may be living with an inadequate and possibly hazardous wiring system— consider replacing the wiring with modern copper branch circuits. Have a qualified electrician inspect your wiring for dangerous conditions.”

Read more here.

Qualified electricians can help any home in ensuring its electrical safety.

Gforce Green Electric Solutions
2920 McGraw St San Diego, CA 92117
(858) 480-6559
Gforce Electrical Rewiring San Diego


The post Electrical Safety Issues any Electrician can point out appeared first on GforceElectric.

This was posted on Linda Song’s Blog


Electricians can help in the upgrade to High Efficiency Appliances

The advantages of HE Appliances


Ask an electrician to help with the upgrade to HE Appliances. (Photo Credits)

High Efficiency (HE) Appliances is a big consideration nowadays for homeowners who are buying or upgrading new appliances for their homes.

Patio Lights any Electrician Can Install

America Home Shield Corporation underscored in an online article the many benefits of using HE Appliances and why it is worth upgrading for. Builders and Contractors

By replacing a 20-year-old refrigerator with a new, energy-efficient model, not only will you save about 800 kWh per year, you will also reduce your home’s CO2 contribution by about one ton per year.”

Read the whole explanation here.

The way to go

HMS Home Warranty also highlighted the many ways HE appliances can help conserve resources and this include use of water by HE Washing Machines. Electricians

“If you live in a drought area where you’ll be charged for excess water use, a high-energy machine may be the way to go. According to Good Housekeeping magazine, these washers typically use less water to wash a load, good news for both your wallet and Mother Nature. Save some water for the fish with an HE washer.”

Read the Pros and Cons of buying an HE Washer here.

Related Electrician Contractor Services:

Debt Roundup meantime shared the advantages and disadvantages of upgrading into HE Appliances. For the drawback, it mentioned the most obvious disadvantage.

Electricians can help households cut down on energy costs

High efficiency appliances do cost more up-front than ones without these energy saving ratings. Plus if you have to finance the purchase of a new HE appliance, the interest you pay could eat up any savings you expect to have from your new purchase. Instead, opt to purchase with cash or take advantage of programs allowing you one year interest free by paying off your new machine before interest is due.”

Check out the rest here.

When installing or upgrading into HE appliances it is best to consult or hire the services of an electrician contractor so that the installation can be carried out safely and quickly.

Gforce Green Electric Solutions
2920 McGraw St San Diego, CA 92117
(858) 480-6559
Gforce Electrician in San Diego CA


The post Electricians can help in the upgrade to High Efficiency Appliances appeared first on GforceElectric.

This was posted on Linda Song’s Blog

The Creative Side of Electricians

Art in Electricity

Electricians can be creative too. (Photo Credits) 

Electricians may be stereotyped as no-nonsense electrical experts who are bound to roll-up their sleeves, study and implement electrical plans, or troubleshoot electrical related concerns. Builders and Contractors

But these professionals can be creative too.

Home Rewiring should be done by Master Electricians

The website Toronto Sun for instance featured a home whose lighting design was creatively executed by an electrician.

“When it comes to illuminating your home, effective and efficient lighting isn’t as simple as placing a few pot lights in the ceiling. The right electrician can design your space in a way that highlights your room’s best features.”

Check out the lighting design here.

Tradition top-billed by the creativity of an electrician

Questions to ask before hiring an Electrician Contractor

Klentools meantime shared an electrical trivia about the New Year’s Eve Tradition in New York City. Electricians   

“The first Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration happened in 1904, and wasn’t entirely to celebrate the New Year. It was actually part of an all-day street festival to commemorate the official opening of the New York Times headquarters (aka. the building from which the NYE ball is dropped today). For the inaugural event, the newspaper’s owner, Adolph Ochs commissioned a huge fireworks show to mark the start of the New Year. Ochs celebration was such a huge success that Times Square became the new place to be on New Year’s Eve. Then in 1907, the New York City Police Department banned fireworks in the city. Ochs, still wanting to celebrate with some kind of light display, so he looked to The New York Times’ chief electrician, Walter Palmer, for ideas.”

Read the rest of the write up here.

Related Electrician Contractor Services

The Daily Oange meantime shared the story of yet another creative electrician, this time a theatre electrician who is a junior Theater Design and Technology major from the Syracuse University.

“LiDestri works in the electrics shop for Syracuse Stage and SU Drama. As an electrician, their main responsibilities are to hang all of the lights for the stage and to help focus them. LiDestri explained that essentially, their job is to make sure the lighting designer has everything they need to reach their artistic vision. But how can lights be art? LiDestri had this same question, which ultimately pushed them to go into the field.”

Read the whole feature story here.

How creative is your electrician?

Gforce Green Electric Solutions
2920 McGraw St San Diego, CA 92117
(858) 480-6559
Gforce Circuit Breaker Inspection San Diego


The post The Creative Side of Electricians appeared first on GforceElectric.

This was posted on Linda Song’s Blog