Electricity is so commonplace—it runs our appliances, our entertainment and work devices, and nearly everything we use daily—that most of us hardly think about it. It is important to remember that electrical problems, when they arise, should only be handled by electricians. A qualified electrical contractor is the place to call if you experience problems.
New installation of electrical devices, such as outlets and ceiling fans, are also best left to an electrical contractor. Another important consideration is energy efficiency. Are your light bulbs the proper wattage? Not only does installing a 90-watt bulb in a 60-watt device waste energy, but it’s a safety hazard as well. And did you know that devices that use electricity—from televisions to toaster ovens—draw power, even though they’re turned off? An experienced Northern Virginia electrical contractor can talk to you and pinpoint areas in your home where electricity is being wasted.
EBSCO Research has spoken to hundreds of homeowners in the Northern Virginia-area with the intention of finding the best electricians. The electrical contractors listed are our Best Pick™ companies, ones who’ve scored an “A” grade from at least 100 of their customers.
While some home maintenance and improvement projects can be completed safely and effectively on one’s own, electrical repairs are usually best left to the experts. Learn which common electrical issues—such as a faulty switch or tripping breaker—constitute an immediate call, what to expect from a professional visit, and how you can prevent future electrical problems from occurring.
Understanding electrical safety issues is an important part of keeping your home and family safe. With this in mind, we asked the owner of Universal Home Experts, a Houston Best Pick, about common electrical hazards and safety devices, early warning signs of a problem, and the makings of a highly qualified electrician. Follow these simple rules of electrical safety, and be prepared if a problem occurs.
Learn the need-to-know basics of various electrical components in your home, including generators, outlets, electrical panels, phone and computer lines, ceiling fans, light fixtures, etc. Whether you’re updating, having trouble with, or personalizing these components, don’t forget the dangers of working with electricity. Call your local Best Pick electrician to guarantee safety and a job well done.