The newest and most expensive televisions, computers, video game consoles, drones, and other consumer electronics available in stores can be a blessing and a curse. They offer great entertainment potential, but the warranty information attached to even the more expensive devices may not cover failures caused by certain problems that are your responsibility. Home electrical failure can be a big warranty destroyer, so before having to argue or hope for some lenient treatment at retail outlets and manufacturer support lines, here are a few ways that an electrical contractor can help.
2017 brings in a lot of new technology to homes and businesses. AMD has delivered the new Ryzen processor architecture with many new models, DDR4 memory is becoming an increasingly more important part of new computer building, and 4K televisions and monitors are becoming more affordable. This is a great year to buy new tech, but you need to make sure your investment won't become a burnt, shorted out, or corrupted pile of plastic after a power failure.
Bad weather can often mean time spent without running electricity for some homeowners. Unfortunately, poor maintenance of a generator throughout the year could mean it is not ready to use when needed. If you own a generator, here is what you need to know about caring for it. What Should You Avoid? Improper use of the generator could be hazardous and result in additional wear and tear of the equipment. Therefore, you need to understand what mistakes you should avoid making while using and maintaining the generator.
An electrical malfunction can cause damage or injury via two main ways; it can either cause a short circuit or trigger an electrical fire. Understanding exactly how an electrical malfunction can cause a fire outbreak can help you prevent such fires. Here are three common ways in which electrical fires start: Arcing Arcing describes an electrical phenomenon where an electrical current passes through a nonconductive medium (commonly air). Due to the high resistance of the nonconductive medium (commonly air), the wayward current generates extremely high temperatures – enough to break down the air and ignite nearby materials.
Without formal electrical training, it's hard to know sometimes if what's happening with your home's wiring is normal behavior or cause for concern. This is particularly troublesome if you don't know exactly how old the wires are because that makes it hard to determine when you might need to have that wiring replaced. Here are a few common signs to watch for that mean you should call your electrician. Tripping Breakers