Surge Protection for your home or business
Nearly every home or business has electronic appliances of some sort and some of these can be pretty expensive. Flat panel TVs, computers, phone systems, and other electronics are relatively delicate instruments that are susceptible to damage during electrical system voltage surges. So what is the best way to protect these investments?
Most people are aware that surge protectors are recommended for these products. A surge protection receptacle strip will work well in most applications. During low to moderate voltage surges, these surge protection devices will divert the excess voltage to ground and remain intact. Higher surges, however, can damage the surge protection device and either cause them to fail completely or to lose their ability to protect the equipment plugged in during the next surge event. Many have an indicator light to allow the user to determine whether or not the surge protection is still present. This is an important feature and should be checked regularly to ensure your equipment is still being protected.
While the items on the desktop or in the entertainment center are being protected by the surge protection plug strip, what about the wall mounted flat panel TV. A surge protection plug strip is normally to large to fit behind the TV and oftentimes, a standard receptacle without surge protection is used to power the TV. Not a good situation. An alternative is a surge protection receptacle that is installed in place of the normal receptacle. This will provide surge protection for the TV but there may be a catch. Some of these receptacles will provide the protection for one event and then lose their ability to protect again. They will, however, continue to send power to the TV. They will usually have an indicator light to signal the condition of the surge protector but, since it is located behind the TV, they are difficult to see and unlikely to be seen. Not a perfect system, but better than nothing.
Most surge protection companies recommend a layered approach to surge protection starting with the “whole house” surge protection. This device will be installed at a main electrical panel and will have a greater chance of diverting very large voltage transients. This, in turn, increases the likelihood that the smaller surge protector plug strips will be able to handle any remaining surge downstream. Whole house surge protection may offer more protection during lightning strikes which can damage electrical wiring and components throughout the system.
If you value the electronics in your home or business, it would be wise to review your surge protection system.
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Service Change outs and Upgrades
Eco Electric, your number one choice of Las Vegas electricians, offers service upgrades and replacements. The electrical service on your house or business is the electrical panel with the meter and is the entry point for electric on the building. This is the boundary point between the utility company and the customer.
There are two common reasons to change out or upgrade an electrical service. The first is damage to the service equipment itself. The other is a desire or need for more electricity than the current service can provide. Either way, the process is generally the same.
The first step is to determine what is desired, an upgrade or a change out. Typically, upgrades are required when adding a pool or sizeable addition on the house. Older homes were often built with smaller service sizes. A 100 amp service may have served an older house adequately until two additions and a pool were constructed. For houses between 1000 and 3500 square feet, an upgrade to a 200 amp service is usually adequate. These upgrades to 200 amps are typically no problem with the utility company or the building department.
Should you require more than 200 amps, approval from the utility company may take a little more time (and money). The process can also take much longer, sometimes six to eight weeks just to acquire the approval. Typically, upgraded to 400 and 600 amp services occur on much larger houses with more electrical accessories.
The main thing to remember when you decide you need a service upgrade or change out is that you should only have a qualified, licensed electrician perform the work. Permits and other requirements are of the utmost importance. Eco Electric in Las Vegas can provide you with these services and will provide free estimates for this work. So call 702-682-2436 today.
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Electrical Contractors In Las Vegas
When you choose to hire electrical contractors in Las Vegas, there are a number of things to look for to make sure you get the right kind of service. For one, you need to make sure you get a licensed contractor. Las Vegas electrical contractors must pass training and licensing to be qualified to do any kind of electrical work, whether residential, commercial, or industrial.
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The licensing procedure requires specialized training in each state, with certification and bonding as well. You should never hire electrical contractors in Las Vegas without proof of licensing, certification, and bonding. The bonding is a form of insurance that protects your property during remodels. You’ll also want to make sure that the electricians working on your home or commercial building is licensed to do the work, or is a journeyman under the on-site supervision of a licensed electrician.
Another reason to seek out electrical contractors in Las Vegas is that they are up to date on codes. Electrical codes are the researched and established rules for installation of electrical services in each category of consumption, including residential, industrial, and commercial. Each of these situations has its own set of requirements for safety and proper delivery of electricity. In Las Vegas, electrical contractors have very specific rules and processes for different applications. A well-trained contractor will provide professional and quality work.
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Electrical Contractors In Las Vegas NV
Electrical contractors in Las Vegas NV say that one of the most dangerous things a homeowner can do is their own home electrical installation. More people are hurt every year doing their own electrical repairs than are hurt in pool accidents.
One reason for these injuries is that many people don’t know where the breaker box is. In fact, many people don’t realize that they need to turn off the breaker switch before they start working on an outlet. Electrical contractors in Las Vegas NV say the most important thing is to make sure the switch is turned off at the breaker box. There are many switches in the box, and you may not know which one affects the area you plan to work in.
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According to Las Vegas NV electrical contractors, you need to get a friend to help you. One of you should stand in the room, and the other flips the breaker switch. If the electricity in the room goes off, then the other person has flipped the appropriate switch. However, you should be very careful. In some cases, not all electrical service in a room is through one breaker switch. This is especially true in remodels and add-ons. Electrical contractors in Las Vegas NV find quite often that there is one electrical connection for the lights in a room, and another one for electrical outlets that have been added in. Therefore, if you are working on a ceiling fixture, you should check to make sure the light goes out when the switch is flipped. If you are installing a new electrical outlet, plug something in to one of the other outlets and flip switches until that appliance stops working. Then, according to electrical contractors in Las Vegas NV, you should be safe to replace an outlet.
However, it’s always better to hire a professional to do the job. Most people are unaware that a grounded outlet has holes for 3 prongs, and that the single prong is supposed to go on the bottom. The outlet should look like it’s making a face. But just having a grounded-type outlet won’t ground your appliances. You’ll have to hire an electrical contractor in Las Vegas NV to install a ground wire.
If the ground wire is not properly connected, you stand a chance of your electronics shorting out in power surges. This can be catastrophic for computers and other data-oriented devices that can lose their data if there is a power surge. Also, a lightning strike can “fry” your electronics. It is not unusual for homeowners to have to replace appliances such as their refrigerators and dishwashers after a lightning strike. The TV and stereo are equally vulnerable. Most of the time, according to information from electrical contractors in Las Vegas NV, computers are plugged in to a surge protector, which will save them from lightning strike. But grounded outlets that are properly installed by electrical contractors are key to saving your belongings.
Electrical contractors in Las Vegas NV also make sure that your circuits are not overloaded. This is vital to continued service, since you could find that you often “blow fuses” in your house or apartment.
EcoElectric is a licensed in insured Las Vegas NV electrical contractor, and works in Las Vegas, Clark County, North Las Vegas, Henderson, and the City of Las Vegas. Chris, the owner, will give you pointers on other ways to save money on your utilities.