While changing a light bulb doesn’t require much effort, sometimes it’s best to leave your electrical work to the pros. A certified electrician can provide many services, from installations and repairs to great upgrades for energy efficiency. There are typically two reasons that anyone calls a local electrician: for repairs or for new installations. Here’s how to tell if you need one or both of these services.
When to Get a Repair
If you notice any electrical problems in your home, it’s time to call a certified electrician. Problems might include:
- burning smells coming from receptacles or appliances
- flickering lights
- frequent blown fuses or tripped circuits
- electrical fires
Many of these problems can put you and your family in serious danger, so it’s wise to get them taken care of as soon as possible. While having new residential electrical wiring isn’t often required, some of these signs can indicate serious problems with your wiring.
When to Get an Installation
If you already have a great electrical system in place in your home, then you may be calling a certified electrician for a new installation. There are several reasons you might want to get something new installed in your home. These can included systems for:
- energy efficiency: Using CFL and LED lights in your light fixtures can save a lot of money on your energy bills. LED lighting is becoming popular for more efficient lighting solutions.
- decoration: If you want a particular type of lighting in your home, you’ll want to call an electrician. Some options include recessed LED lighting, light to highlight art and displays, and ambient or mood lighting.
- the outdoors: Whether you’re looking to add a decorative outdoor LED lighting display or you need power for your pool, calling a certified and licensed electrician is the way to go. Landscape lighting designs are especially popular when it comes to illuminating the outside of a home.
Have questions on electrical installations and repairs? Be sure to contact a licensed electrician in your area to give you an estimate and discuss your options. Have you have custom electrical work done in the past or an idea in mind? Tell us about it in the comments. More on this topic: www.hanshawelectric.com