Electricity is an essential part of our contemporary life as it helps us power appliances, air conditioning, heating systems, light our structures and install modern conveniences. It is important to understand your home electrical system and how it works to make you a more “empowered” homeowner.
Common Questions About Your Home Electrical
Electricity arrives in your home from your local utility company by a power line or through a conduit.
According to a Baltimore County website baltimorecountymd.gov, some of the FAQs that pop up when it comes to home electrical systems include:
What’s the size of electrical service system to install in my home?
A majority of states call for 100 amps minimum, but with all the new equipment in our homes like air conditioning or electric heaters, 200amps is advisable as it gives you room for future additions.
When is it time to call an electrician?
You can call an electrician when resetting circuit breakers or changing fuses or if lights dim when you turn on your appliances.
Why do the bulbs in my exterior fixture burn out so often?
Several factors can be the cause, and they include:
- Use of non-brand named bulbs
- Power surge
- Large wattage bulbs which cause excessive heat build-up
How much work should I attempt on my own?
Presently most states allow you to do as much as you like in your own home. Notwithstanding, the question you need to ask yourself is how much are you willing to risk to save few bucks. Due to the safety hazards involved, it’s advisable to get the help of a residential electrician or a commercial electrician. To get professional residential or commercial electrician services, you need to consider the following:
- Area of outage
- Scale of the usage
- Type of electrical structure and machines
Am I safe from lightning strikes if I have surge/lightning protection?
No. The surge protection cannot guarantee safety against Mother Nature and how she chooses to strike.
Since every electrical issue is unique, and these answers don’t offer you a satisfactory solution, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us for more specific guidance on your electrical questions. To choose a qualified electrician for your own house and to know you’re getting a licensed professional, get in touch with Tim Kyle Electric. You can talk to an expert about new installations of lighting and wiring, among other things, for your home or business.
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