In short, yes, most jurisdictions require permits to be obtained by a licensed electrical contractor. There are some exceptions, however. For instance, you can purchase an electrical permit if you are the homeowner AND you live in the home, both must be true, otherwise, you'll need a licensed electrical contractor to perform the work. You cannot perform the electrical work on a residence that you intend to sale, rent, lease, or otherwise not permanently occupy.
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The installation or modification of any permanent wiring or device (receptacle, switch, light, fan, etc.) requires a licensed electrical contractor to perform the work and schedule an inspection to confirm compliance with local and national codes. When in doubt always call a professional like Electrified Services, LLC. [Link to phone]
Yes, Light Emitting Diode (LED) type lights are the most energy efficient type of lighting source in today's market. In addition to being lower wattage than traditional incandescent or Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL), they produce significant less amount of heat, and will usually last years without needing replacement, removing the need to continuously buy bulbs. LED lights, when compared to conventional lighting, is also brighter. All these factors make LEDs more cost efficient to use.
When buying light bulbs, the traditional method would be to look at wattage, and use it to estimate how bright the light would be. For incandescent light bulbs a 100W bulb was way brighter than a 40W bulb. Very simple! However, watts measure heat, not brightness. In simple terms, a watt is defined as one joule per second of power or energy.
LEDs produce less heat, output more light, and can do so at different light appearances, such as soft white. This situation makes it impractical to use wattage as a measurement for brightness. The solution is measuring brightness in lumens. A lumen is the international unit for brightness that equals 1 candela, or basically the light of one candle.
Today you can buy an LED bulb that consumes only 11 Watts of power, while producing 1500 lumens of brightness, which would be equivalent in brightness to an old 100 Watt light bulb. In short, the higher the lumens, the brighter the light will be. Continue reading in our Blog [Blog #2 link]
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The Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) receptacle is a device with built in electronics that monitor the current flow coming and going out of the receptacle and looks for imbalances. The amount of deviation allowed is 5mA, or 0.005A. When this deviation exceeds that amount, the device will trip, forcing the user to push that RESET button.
GFCIs were introduced to safeguard people in their homes and place of business, and are found in locations in proximity to any water source, I.e., bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, exterior receptacles, etc., GFCIs are also found in basements, garages, crawl spaces and other spaces.
A breaker is an electrically operated protection device that "trips" or opens the circuit when the current on that circuit exceeds its rating, either by overloading or a short circuit. Both of these are fire hazards and if the breaker keeps tripping, the problem needs to be investigated quickly.
An overload can be easy to fix. This usually means there are too many devices plugged into that circuit and the solution could be to remove equipment and plug it into another circuit.
A short circuit is not an easy fix. This means a problem exists somewhere in the circuit where two wires are in contact with something they should not be. This could mean another wire, a metal pipe, a metal box, a pinched wire, or many other problems.
If you are in doubt or the breaker keeps tripping, please contact us for an inspection. 832-475-2931.
Like everything in life, it depends:
Electrical troubleshooting calls range from a couple of hours up to a full day, that includes removing & replacing switches, dimmers, ceiling fans, or other minor electrical components.
Major electrical changes such as replacing or upgrading your panel, installing new wiring, circuits, or additional equipment easily can take a day of work.
Full space renovations such as kitchen upgrades, room additions, garage conversions, can take several days, especially when you factor in coordinating the work of other trades and sequencing of inspections.
Since each project is different and having the right electrical contractor makes things easier for the homeowner or commercial project manager directing the construction, call us for a free quote that will include job scope and expected completion in detail. 832-475-2931
Depends on what you want to backup. Feel free to check out our blog "What size generator do I need for my house?"[Link to blog 1] to learn more or call us so we can do the rough calculations for your professional buildings, commercial locations, and retail build outs. [Link to phone]
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