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May 1, 2017

Aluminum Wiring and What You Need to Know

It’s time for a little history lesson. Back in the 1960s, copper experienced a spike in price. For newly constructed homes, this proved inconvenient and aluminum became an acceptable, cost-efficient alternative, especially for electrical wiring. Due to its comparatively lower cost, aluminum saw a surge in popularity over the next decade as it became the go-to choice for reliable electrical wiring that wouldn’t leave homeowners with an empty wallet. But its glory days wouldn’t last forever. Throughout the 1970s and ... Read More
April 27, 2017

Signs That Tell You It’s Time to Update Your Circuit Breaker

It’s s smart investment to have a circuit breaker replacement. The reason is because so many of your electrical appliances rely on it. Without its protection and management of your electrical system, a lot of things can go wrong that will harm your home. If you care about their safety of your family and how your electricity will be handled, then it is important to take care of your circuit breaker. Circuit breakers are a valuable line of home safety, ... Read More
April 23, 2017

Emergency Handling Advice From Your Local Electrician

Electrical emergencies can be a threat to your health and safety and you should be knowledgeable about what to do when you encounter one. If you’re experiencing a concern with your electrical panel, have a sparking wire, or smell burning odors, it’s time to get a local electrician in there ASAP to find and resolve the source of the issue. If you have the knowledge of how to handle an electrical emergency, you are better equipped to keep your home ... Read More
April 20, 2017

Questions to Ask Before a Landscape Lighting Installation

When you decide it’s time to hire an electrician to conduct a landscape lighting installation, there are always going to be questions that you’ll need to ask. What it comes down to is hiring someone who can complete the installation in high-quality fashion. Well, how do you know if the task will be completed right? That’s why it is always important to ask the right questions to ensure that your landscape lighting installation will be performed with the best quality. ... Read More
March 22, 2017

Our Technicians at Reliable Electrical Services Discuss Fire Pit Installation

Camping is so much fun! You’re outdoors with friends and family, swapping crazy stories, listening to music, and of course, eating way too many s’mores. There seems to be a certain magic in the air that arises the second the camp fire gets going. Nothing in the world seems to matter. That is, until it’s time to go to sleep. We don’t know about you, but our backs aren’t what they used to be, and sleeping on the ground can ... Read More
March 15, 2017

6 Tips for Electrical Troubleshooting

Electrical troubleshooting is one of the most vital things to do for your home this season. Even if you think your home’s electrical system is current working well, you may still encounter problems like flickering lights, damaged outlets, frayed wiring, outdated electrical fixtures, and more. If you plan on having guests over the house, it will be difficult to entertain them when your home is loaded with faulty electricity. Even if you’re not planning to be a host this season, ... Read More
February 28, 2017

When Should You Replace Electrical Outlets?

Without electrical outlets, you probably would not be able to live in your home at all. So many appliances are reliant on outlets to provide them with a steady flow of power, including the ones you use every day like coffee makers refrigerators, vacuums, televisions, and so much more. However, nothing can last forever, and outlets can soon become one of the most hazardous features in your home. Plugging an appliance into an old, faulty outlet may kick ... Read More

February 8, 2017

5 Lighting Upgrades to Consider For Your Home

Lighting upgrades should be atop your list of priorities this season if you think your home could use a bit of a boost. The winter is generally a darker time of year, with nighttime arriving much earlier. You’ll be using lights much more often just to navigate across your home safely. If your home isn’t equipped with comfortable lighting, it may do a number on your indoor atmosphere. Sure, perhaps cabinet lighting or book shelf lighting may not ... Read More

January 18, 2017

Electrical Upgrades to Start Off the New Year

Electrical upgrades for the New Year should be the first priority for every homeowner. If you want to keep your safe secure especially for your family, then making some adjustments to your home might just do that for you. According to the National Fire Protection Association, nearly 50,000 fires are caused by faulty electrical systems in homes each year. This means having updated electrical systems can take your home a long way. Unfortunately, 450 death have occurred due to ... Read More
December 30, 2016

5 New Year’s Resolutions to Make for Electrical Service

Electrical service is a great way to kick off 2017 if you want to make sure you have a steady flow of power. After all, this is a time to make a fresh start, and there’s no better way to do that than by supplying your home with highly efficient power. Not maintaining your home’s electrical system is certainly not the way to start the year. Allowing any electrical problems to persist in your home may result in a wide ... Read More