Hutchins Plumbing & Air Conditioning Blog : Archive for the ‘Electrical’ Category

What’s Wrong with Your Electrical System?

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

Electrical systems might seem like something that would have been a concern 50 or 100 years ago, but they’re nothing you need to know about now… right?

Wrong! Your home’s electrical system is more important than ever with the vast amount of devices, appliances, and electrical components we use on a day to day basis. Our homes are becoming more efficient and clearly more equipped to deal with a larger electrical load than they used to. The important question to ask now is how do we make our homes more energy-efficient, able to supply power to our devices, and safer?

Well, by calling well-trained electricians in Sherman, TX of course! And, if you’re a vigilant homeowner, keeping an eye or an ear open for any problems with your electrical system could be the best thing you could do. Here’s a list of some things to pay attention to.

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How to Choose the Right Electrician

Monday, February 24th, 2020

When it comes to selecting a contractor like an electrician or a plumber, we know that the process has a pretty bad reputation. With scammers and amateurs out there willing to let your home’s electrical systems fall into disarray, it’s no wonder that homeowners hesitate anytime they think they’ve found a reputable electrician.

The truth of the matter is that when dealing with anything electrical in Plano, TX, there are a few tips of the trade that can help you locate the most reputable, reliable, and effective electricians on the market. No, it’s not some black magic or paid app where you can sign up to find them—it’s just a combination of quality web sleuthing and asking the right questions.

If you’re wondering about what those questions might be, then you’ve come to the right place!

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The Benefits of GFCI Outlets

Monday, February 10th, 2020

Before we get into the benefits of GFCI outlets, we think it’s appropriate to talk about just what these outlets are and what they do!

GFCI outlets, also known as ground fault circuit interrupter outlets, are specifically constructed to halt your electrical systems and appliances to prevent overheating and potential fires, plus to prevent electrocution.

So, now that we know the purpose of these types of outlets, as your local team of electricians in Plano, TX, we think it’s our duty to tell you what they can do to help you and your family stay safe. Let’s figure out together whether or not having GFCI outlets might benefit you and be worth your purchase.

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More Power, More Problems

Monday, October 21st, 2019

While the saying is usually more money, more problems, we’d like to change it to more power, more problems when it comes to our industry. There’s a rumor floating around that the need for proper electrical work is dwindling because of our advancing wireless technology. We hate to break it to you, but that could not be further from the truth.

With huge leaps in technology within the past ten or twenty years, as well as huge leaps in efficiency, comes a more constant and necessary stream of power. All of a sudden, a blown fuse or a power outage can cause way more problems in your life than it could twenty or thirty years ago. If anything, the electricians in Sherman, TX are more important than ever for the functionality of your home and the use of your devices.

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There’s More to Ceiling Fans Than You Think

Monday, April 8th, 2019

ceiling-fanWhen you think of a ceiling fan, you’re not thinking of something as high-tech or as powerful as a dedicated air conditioning system. And we’re not going to try and tell you that a ceiling fan makes a great substitute for an air conditioner—you simply can’t compare the two.

However, the mistake many people make is in assuming that a ceiling fan is, indeed, supposed to be used as a substitute for air conditioning. In reality, there are much more effective uses for a ceiling fan. Here are just a few of them:

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4 Electrical Upgrades You Might be Needing

Monday, February 25th, 2019

electrical-wires-and-breakerAfter making an inspection of your home, an electrician in Plano, TX may find that your safety or your efficiency could benefit from various upgrades. It’s easy to take most of your electrical appliances and fixtures for granted, so it’s not always obvious to see that you need an upgrade.

That’s why it’s recommended to have an electrical inspection every 10 years. With that said, let’s look at some of the most common upgrades that many homeowners may be in need of:

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The Benefits of LED Lighting Are Too Good to Pass Up

Monday, December 17th, 2018

led-lightingLED lights are used almost everywhere nowadays, from inside your smartphone and DVR boxes to traffic lights and flashlights. They’ve actually been around for more than 50 years, but they only really started being picked up in the early 2000s. Now, they’re only getting more and more practical in their wide range of uses.

The fact is that many homes are still using incandescent and fluorescent lighting. If that includes you, it might be time to ask a McKinney, TX electrician for an upgrade. Changing out your lighting system for LEDs brings a host of benefits which we’ll list for you down below.

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Protect Your Home Against the Unexpected

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

carbon-monoxide-detector“Always expect the unexpected…” We don’t know who originally said that, but we have to agree with them. Even a plumbing and air conditioning company like ours can see the value in those words, and we believe homeowners should, too. In this post, we’ll go over a few ways that you can bolster your home’s defense, so you can truly expect the unexpected.

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3 Ways to Change Up Your Indoor Electrical Lighting

Monday, June 4th, 2018

led-lightingEven if it’s something as simple as adding a couple of lamps for accent lighting, changing the lighting is one of the best ways to make a room (or your entire home) more inviting. It enhances the mood and feel of a room, making it more cozy and relaxing, bringing out the color of furnishings, drapes and wall décor or making the room brighter and airier. Here are some ideas on how to change the lighting in your house and give it a quick makeover that doesn’t require a remodel:

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Electricians Can Deal with Frayed Wire

Monday, April 9th, 2018

frayed-wiring-repairElectrical systems are a part of modern life, and we depend upon electricity for light, heat, and connection to the outside world. Problems with your wiring need to be dealt with quickly, not only because it can disrupt any or all of these features, but because in the worst cases, it can pose an active safety risk to the home.

Because of that, and because handling electrical wiring safely requires proper training and licensing, you should always call in a certified repair service. Knowing the reasons why can help keep your home safe, and knowing when to call such a service can make a huge difference in getting the problem fixed.

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