Hutchins Plumbing & Air Conditioning Blog : Posts Tagged ‘electrician’

What’s the Use of an Attic Fan?

Monday, May 4th, 2020

It gets hot here in Plano, which is why we need to take advantage of every little bit of cooling help we can. Our air conditioners are powerful, along with the help of ceiling fans and curtains, we can keep the interiors of our homes safe from the scorching temperatures to come. However, what good is all of this going to do when our own attics can reach up to 130 degrees on the hottest of days? That’s like trying to cool your home while the oven is sitting on and open in your kitchen!

Thankfully, there are affordable and effective solutions for venting the heat in your attic and allowing your whole home to be cooled efficiently. That’s with the use of an attic fan! Since these systems run on electricity, you’re going to need certified electricians in Plano, TX to help get you set up with a system that’s bound to help.

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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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