Dalton Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Electric and Fireplaces, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Electrical Services’

The Benefits of Whole-House Generator Installation

Monday, April 25th, 2022
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Many homeowners are familiar with portable generators–and at their core, there is nothing wrong with these systems, when used as they should be. Portable generator systems are a great solution for many scenarios. For example, if your family is going on a campout and you want to power up an electric grill, or hey let’s say you’re “glamping” and you want to hook up a TV… whatever the case, a portable generator is a great system.

However, the thing you need to know about portable generators is while they’re good in many cases, the one scenario where a portable system is not a good option is to power your entire home during a widespread power outage. For this, you’ll definitely want a whole-house automatic standby generator.

A whole-home system enables you to power up all the important components of your home, from the water heater and refrigerator to the air conditioner, and even your electronic devices and, if you need it, medical equipment. Read on as we uncover some of the leading benefits of having a whole-home generator installed.

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“How Can I Lower My Electricity Bill?”

Monday, March 21st, 2022

One of the most common questions our professional electricians get is, “How can I pay less for electricity?” Let’s face it, powering our homes is one of the expensive parts of homeownership. This is especially true in the last decade or so, with the addition of devices and entertainment systems. If your home is anything like the average American home, this is true for you too.

The good news is, there are many ways to improve energy efficiency in your home, and therefore lower your electricity bills.

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This Season, Don’t Overload Your Electrical System with Holiday Lights!

Monday, December 6th, 2021
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Tis’ the season for festive holiday decorations! Perhaps you’ve already noticed that some homes in your area have adorned their houses with a few strings of lights, or maybe even really complex, professional holiday light displays aimed to win home decorating contests.

Putting up holiday lights outside your home is a really fun way to make your household and even your street look super festive. Colorful and playful lighting is also fun to see on snowy evenings. But, it’s important that you keep in mind, no matter how many or how few holiday lights you plan to put up around your home to brighten the season, you want to take proper safety precautions to prevent issues like shorting out your electrical system, accidentally triggering an electrical fire, or perhaps even causing a tripping hazard with loose wires around.

Read on for some tips on holiday light safety, and why you shouldn’t overload your electrical system with these lights.

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Signs It’s Time for an Electrical Upgrade

Monday, September 14th, 2020

technicians-hands-working-on-electrical-panelOf all the things you think about when it comes to homeownership, the state of your electrical system is probably pretty low on the priority list. That is, until you have an issue with an appliance or outlet, or experience a blackout. The thing is though, you don’t want to wait until something goes wrong to actually address the issue. This can leave you in a worse position than preventing it to begin with.

And electrical problems can be prevented. It just takes you knowing the signs that your electrical panel needs an upgrade. With the addition of so many electrical devices, components, and chargeable devices, this is important information to have on hand. Read on as we uncover some of the problems that are clear indicators it’s time to pay attention to your electrical panel!

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Are You Protecting Your Appliances and Electrical Equipment Correctly?

Monday, January 7th, 2019

Two electricians working on electrical panelHomeowners throughout the U.S. have become more and more dependent on electronic devices and high efficiency appliances. Combined with inclement weather of any kind—such as thunderstorms—the risk of power surges increase. They pose a serious threat, more serious than you may realize, to your electronic equipment and appliances.

Perhaps you believe you can get by with the small, portable surge protectors you can buy at any hardware or office supply store. These are referred to as power strips, and they are very convenient, allowing you to bypass any problems with limited outlets and plug in everything from your TV and stereo to your computer and all computer accessories. Unfortunately, though, power strips do not offer your appliances the comprehensive protection they need. For safeguarding of this caliber, we recommend you consider the installation of a whole-house surge protection system.

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Common Summer Household Issues: How Your Dalton Membership Can Help

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Have you been gearing up to have a summer BBQ, only to realize your A/C was out and your guests were left sweltering on your lawn? Or, have you been dealing with various plumbing issues because your home has been using so much more water during the summer months? You’re not alone!

There are common plumbing, heating and cooling, and electrical issues that come up during summer that will catch you in the most inconvenient time. Luckily, the team at Dalton has the list of common concerns to watch out for, and how to prevent them from happening in your home.

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Dalton Complete Home Comfort Memberships provide maintenance for your plumbing. They will help you identify small issues before they become massive problems. Use your membership to avoid the common, summer plumbing issues below.

  1. Backed up sewer line

During summer rain and thunderstorms, your sewer can easily back up from the excess water. If your home is susceptible to rising water, consider installing a drain plug in each drain to prevent backed up water from rising during the storms.

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The Surprising Benefits of Ceiling Fans

Monday, June 26th, 2017

ceiling-fans-surprising-benefitsTemperatures may still be relatively mild for now, but with summer officially here, it’s only a matter of time that we begin using our air conditioners on a daily basis. When this happens, it’s only natural that you want to find a way to cool your home as effectively and efficiently as possible, and keep your cooling costs down.

The good news is that you don’t have to try to use your air conditioner less just to save money—there’s no reason for you to sacrifice your comfort just to save a few bucks. You may be surprised by how much one simple electrical addition to your home can help with this. That’s right, we’re talking about a Cedar Falls, IA ceiling fan installation.

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Improve the Look of Your Home with These Electrical Additions

Monday, May 1st, 2017

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Across the country, homeowners are placing higher demands on their homes’ electrical systems than ever before. We’re adding high-efficiency electrical appliances such as HVAC system, hooking up new devices, and purchasing extra equipment for our existing electronics.

There are a number of Waterloo, IA electrical services you can invest in, including upgrades. In addition to ensuring that your electrical system can handle the demand you’re placing on it, it’s only natural that you’d also like to know how you can maintain or improve the visual appeal of your home while also making functional electrical additions. We have a few suggestions of how to do so.

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Planning a Home Remodel? Consider These Electrical Factors

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

electrical-considerations-home-remodelWith springtime here and the subsequent warmer weather following, many homeowners are considering renovation and remodeling projects for 2017. There are many household projects that make great “do-it-yourself” endeavors, however, we of course highly recommend against this if any electrical work is involved. One of the biggest home construction hazards that homeowners face is electrical accidents or problems.

Before you start your home remodel or renovation project, it’s essential that you review the safety precautions you should take, and understand the important electrical considerations to be made before and during the project. And when it comes to handling the electrical aspect of the job, contact the Waverly, IA electrical service experts on our team.

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