Electrical Tips, Winter Park Electrician

What You Should Know When Buying a Home

A home can still be the best investment an owner can buy for the long-term. Over the years, building codes have been raised to much higher standards. Part of the home purchase mortgage process is having an insurance policy in place. The insurance companies now require a certified contractor to perform a four-point inspection. This consists of the roof, plumbing, heating, and Air conditioning systems as well as the electrical system. If these elements are not up to safe acceptable standards, then you will be required to fix them without insurance, a mortgage, and the inspection will be at your expense. Your Winter Park electrician may be able to handle this inspection for you if you simply call and ask if they are qualified. (more…)

Longwood Electrician

Electrical Maintenance for Your Home

There are some things you should know about your Longwood home‘s electrical system, which consists of branch circuit wiring, switches, receptacles, and feeder connections between your meter cabinet main disconnect and circuit panel. Even though your house was wired by a Longwood electrician to all NEC spec codes and all of your devices, switches, receptacles, fixtures, appliances, panels, and main disconnect comply with the code and are UL approved, there is a difference between the quality and the method of the wiring. (more…)

Winter Park Electrician

What You Need to Know About Aluminum Wiring

In the past few years, there has been a lot of fear and concern about aluminum wiring in Winter Park homes. During the mid 1960’s and 1970’s, roughly 2 million homes throughout the nation were wired with aluminum. Although not as effective as copper, it was considered safe and installed all over the country due to a shortage of copper, which drove copper prices through the roof. Many years later, aluminum wiring has shown to have many more problems than standard copper wiring. The problem is not with the aluminum wire conductors, but at the point of connections.

Aluminum wire is still used primarily by the utility companies and in aviation, as well as electrical contractors for service entrance cables and feeder panels. When installed properly, with the right connectors and anti-oxidant inhibitor, aluminum wiring has proven effective. In existing Winter Park homes, however, where you have smaller branch circuits, there are corrective measures that may need to be taken to ensure that everything is working safely. (more…)

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