Federal Pacific Electrical Panels- What You Need To Know

There have been many brand names of electrical panels over the decades. Many have been bought out by larger manufactures and then over the course time, they have gradually phased out the purchased company, thereby eliminating thier competition. But, there have been a few electrical panel manufacturers that have gone out of business due to …

Zinsco Electrical Panels- What You Need To Know

There have been many brand names of electrical panels over the decades. Many have been bought out by larger manufactures and then over the course time, they have gradually phased out the purchased company, thereby eliminating thier competition. But, there have been a few electrical panel manufacturers that have gone out of business due to …

Handyman vs. Licensed Las Vegas Electrician

While working at a lady’s house here in Las Vegas, she mentioned that the receptacle that powers her dishwasher hasn’t been working for several months.  About a year before, a handyman came in and did “some work” on the same receptacle since it had lost power to the dishwasher.  After resetting all the circuit breakers …

Tips for Security Cameras and New Video Doorbells

With the great invention of a doorbell that can serve as a camera, speaker, recorder & doorbell, this offers protection and convenience whether you are at home or not.  Even if you are in another part of the country, or even another part of the world, if you have WI-FI, then you can monitor areas …

How Ceiling Fans Save You Money

Las Vegas has beautiful weather…for 9 months out of the year.  It is the summertime that makes us cringe when we look at our electricity bill since it spikes due to the demand of electricity that is needed to cool our places of residence. How They Save You Money It’s important to know how ceiling …

Why Hire a Licensed Las Vegas Electrician

Many people try to take care of electrical problems themselves. However, if you are experiencing electrical issues, then you may want to consider hiring a licensed Las Vegas electrician. Here are some benefits of hiring licensed electricians: Cost If you hire a DIY or handyman, it may seem that you are Its the licensed electricians …

The Hidden Costs of Renovations & Upgrades

We all enjoy watching shows that take on old, neglected house and step-by-step we watch a transformation to its former beauty.  But, inevitably, there are usually problems that have been hidden for decades that come to light only when the renovation process starts.  Some of these are structural, others have to do with the various …

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USB Charger and Receptacle Combination Outlets

Technology is all around us these days with many of us owning multiple devices aimed at making our lives easier. But, if your devices are not fully charged, that technology is useless. That’s why it’s important to make sure your phone and all other on-the-go devices have enough juice before you leave the house. While …

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Electrical Service Upgrades – Misconceptions and Facts

An electrical service upgrade is removing the existing electrical panel and its associated meter, and replacing it with a new electrical panel and meter.  This is usually done due to end-of-life for these products.  There are some different factors that would cause this to accelerate, such as a moist climate can cause rust to form prematurely.  An inferior brand name, such as …

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Why LEDS?

LED lighting solutions are on the rise. There are more LED products and alternatives available on the market already than there ever have been for traditional incandescent and compact fluorescent (CFL), energy efficient bulbs. While some LED products might just look like any other light bulb or fluorescent tube, the variety of products, new terminology …

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Programmable Thermostats-Are They Worth the Cost?

Programmable thermostats range in cost from $25 to $500. But the general design is the same, the homeowner can control, by proper programming, when your heating and cooling will turn on and off, what temperatures are the minimum and maximum set points and even be able to use an app on your phone to monitor …

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Is My Electrical Panel Safe?

The home’s electrical system operates like a human being’s heart. Without a properly functioning heart, the whole body will stop working. Without a properly functioning panel, nothing electrical in a home will work. People’s hearts can develop problems due to age, diet, and genetic reasons. Panels can also develop problems. Today, there are two brands …

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Why Does My Breaker Keep Tripping?

One simple issue can have many sources or combinations of sources as its root. It could be as simple as too many appliances or devices plugged into your outlets. Or it could also be that a breaker in your panel has exceeded it’s life expectancy. There are other possibilities such as faulty GFCI or AFCIs …

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GFI or GFCI-Is There a Difference?

These two acronyms are basically the same thing. GFCI stands for Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter. GFI is just a shorted form of the same acronym, Ground Fault Interrupter. These devices were invented in the 1970s and have been saving lives ever since, both in the home and on the construction sites. Are your GFCIs, or …

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LEDs-Do They Really Save Me Money?

Both types of lamps are more efficient than the previously used incandescent bulb. But LEDs, have greatly reduced in cost and have greatly reduced the amount of electricity needed to illuminate the same space. For example, a 100 watt incandescent bulb can be replaced by an LED that says its equal to a 100 watt …

Las Vegas Electrician - DIY

Do-It-Yourself or Call an Electrical Contractor?

 Dimming/Flickering Lights – Lights that dim or flicker indicate a loose/faulty connection that require the expertise of an electrical pro for the fast detection and resolution necessary to prevent damage/fire.   Outlet Malfunctions – Buzzing and burnt outlets, as well as loose outlets that cannot hold a plug, indicate a very old wiring system in need …