Circuit Doctors https://circuitdoctors.com/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 18:22:42 +0000 en hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.1.1 https://circuitdoctors.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/logo-nooutlines.svg Circuit Doctors https://circuitdoctors.com/ 32 32 4 Electrical Tips to Protect Your Home During Winter https://circuitdoctors.com/2022/11/4-electrical-tips-to-protect-your-home-during-winter/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 18:22:25 +0000 https://circuitdoctors.com/?p=5303 Statistics show that electronics sales are up during December, which coincides with colder weather in many states in the US. The increase in electronic use may increase the chances of fires or injuries. Heating equipment causes over 65,000 house fires, which results in deaths, injuries and property damage. Cooking and portable generator fires are also […]

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Statistics show that electronics sales are up during December, which coincides with colder weather in many states in the US. The increase in electronic use may increase the chances of fires or injuries. Heating equipment causes over 65,000 house fires, which results in deaths, injuries and property damage. Cooking and portable generator fires are also common causes of fires during winter. There are ways to protect yourself and your family during the colder months by following a few safety tips.

1. Properly Install Generators

A winter storm can severely harm your electrical system and leave you without power. You don’t want to be without power during a cold night. Our electricians can help ensure your portable generator operates to provide safe electricity during winter storms. Portable generators produce carbon monoxide and should be away from your house. A dedicated circuit for your portable generator allows you to use enough wattage to run the generator safely.

2. Don’t Plug Space Heaters Into Power Strips

Never plug a space heater into a power strip since they can’t handle the high current that space heaters need. A power strip can melt, burn or catch fire from the high current of a space heater. The best option is to plug the space heater into a wall outlet. You shouldn’t plug anything else into the outlet, though. Keep a three-foot radius around the space heater since furniture and carpets may catch fire. A space heater is best when on tile or hardwood floors.

3. Never Connect Over Three Strings of Lights

Connecting many strings of Christmas lights may trip your circuit breaker or start a fire. LED lights use less energy and don’t get as hot as traditional ones. Shut off all your holiday decorations and lights when going to sleep or leaving the house. Plug the lights in to check if they all work. Strings of lights that connect should be the same amount of lights. Uneven light strings may burn out from differing voltage amounts.

4. Protect Your Electrical Cords

Many power cords have a chance of sparking, so they should be out of the way or behind furniture. Plastic cap covers can protect unused electrical outlets and keep children from touching them. Watch dogs and cats around power cords because their teeth and claws can damage them.

Injuries and fires increase as the weather gets colder in many states, but there are ways to protect your home and family. Many people buy lighting and decorations during the holiday season, which requires more safety precautions than other electronics. If you need an electrical inspection for the winter, call us at Circuit Doctor in Waldorf, MD today.

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Five Tips for Saving on Home Electrical Repairs https://circuitdoctors.com/2022/10/five-tips-for-saving-on-home-electrical-repairs/ Mon, 31 Oct 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://circuitdoctors.com/?p=5299 When home electrical repairs are needed, the cost can add up quickly. The good news is that there are ways to prevent breaking the bank. Here are five tips you can implement that will enable you to save money on home electrical repairs. 1. Avoid Using Emergency Electrical Repair Services Unless Absolutely Needed When electrical […]

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When home electrical repairs are needed, the cost can add up quickly. The good news is that there are ways to prevent breaking the bank. Here are five tips you can implement that will enable you to save money on home electrical repairs.

1. Avoid Using Emergency Electrical Repair Services Unless Absolutely Needed

When electrical repairs are needed, it is best to wait to have them done during regular business hours. Do not call for emergency help unless necessary because calling an electrician after hours will significantly increase your cost. You should only enlist emergency services when you are contending with something hazardous such as a malfunctioning outlet that has sparked and can lead to an electrical fire.

2. Combine Multiple Services in One Visit

It is common practice for electricians to offer discounts when you bundle multiple services together. Even if only one repair is needed, look around your house to see if any other work can be done, such as installing GFCI outlets. You can talk with your electrician before the visit to see if upgrades are needed or if there are additional hazards you are unaware of that must be mitigated.

3. Take Preventative Measures

It is essential to take preventative measures to avoid major electrical problems that lead to expensive repairs. For example, installing surge protection in your home is advantageous to prevent significant damage to your home’s electrical system if lightning strikes during a storm.

Sudden power outages and surges when it is restored can also damage electrical systems and devices. Waldorf, Maryland is prone to winter storms that can knock out power. Damage to your home’s electrical system caused by an electrical surge can cost thousands of dollars to repair.

Another preventative measure you can take to save money is to have your home’s electrical system inspected regularly. Regular inspections allow problems to be spotted and fixed quickly before they become major disasters.

4. Ask for a Fixed Price

Many electricians charge an hourly rate for their services. However, if you ask for a fixed-price quote, many electricians will be more than willing to work with you and charge you a flat rate for their services.

5. Only Work with a Licensed Electrician

You may think you are saving money by attempting to make electrical repairs yourself or hiring an unlicensed friend. Taking this route can actually cost you more money because if the work is done incorrectly, you will have to spend much more, in the long run, fixing the damage. Working with a licensed electrician from the beginning is best, so you will not have to spend more money later remediating botched electrical repairs.

Don’t hesitate to contact the Circuit Doctor for help if you need home electrical repairs. Our friendly and knowledgeable electricians are waiting to serve you.

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Maintain Your Electrical System Before Winter Comes https://circuitdoctors.com/2022/10/maintain-your-electrical-system-before-winter-comes/ Mon, 10 Oct 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://circuitdoctors.com/?p=5295 No homeowner should have to repair an electrical system in the middle of a winter storm. Prevent emergency issues and make the most efficient use of your electricity by preparing your electrical system for the long winter. Use Energy-efficient Lighting You use lighting more often during the winter when there are fewer hours of daylight. […]

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No homeowner should have to repair an electrical system in the middle of a winter storm. Prevent emergency issues and make the most efficient use of your electricity by preparing your electrical system for the long winter.

Use Energy-efficient Lighting

You use lighting more often during the winter when there are fewer hours of daylight. You can cut down on your energy use and reduce the strain on your electrical system by replacing older fluorescent or incandescent bulbs with LED lights that require less energy and heat to function. Energy-efficient lighting has a longer lifespan and requires fewer bulb replacements to work optimally. In addition, avoid using too many lights in one room and maintain low to moderate levels of brightness. Install a dimmer to reduce the output of light.

Check Indoor Electrical Outlets

With more time spent indoors, it’s likely that you are going to use your outlets more to charge and power electrical devices and keep your home lit. Make sure that the outlets are ready for this extra usage by testing them using a voltage meter. A properly functioning outlet measures 110 to 120 volts. If a low reading or no voltage is found, consider your repair options from Circuit Doctor.

Check Outdoor Electrical Outlets

Many people in Waldorf celebrate the holiday season by decorating their homes with festive lighting. If you plan on lighting up the night with holiday decorations, you’ll also want to check your outdoor outlets. Any signs of issues, such as burns or cracks, should be addressed by a professional electrician.

Install Energy-saving Devices

There are many energy-saving devices on the market today, and they provide a great way to minimize the amount of electricity that you use this winter. A programmable thermostat can keep your heating bills in check, and dimmer switches and sensors that turn off light automatically when not in use are great for reducing your electricity bills. Other ways to save money and energy include heating the house using the fireplace and opening the curtains to let in light and heat from the sun.

Check the Heaters

Winter temperatures in Waldorf, MD get quite cold, so it’s important to ensure that your furnace or other heating system is ready to keep you warm. Prior to the winter season, having maintenance performed will ensure that electrical wiring and other components connected to thermostats and heating systems are in good condition. You should also have electrical water heaters inspected for loose connections, frayed wiring, and other issues.

Most homeowners use quite a bit of electricity during the winter season. To ensure that your home’s electrical system is in good shape, reach out to the Circuit Doctor. We provide electrical inspections and offer a range of repair and installation services.

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How Important Is Electrical Maintenance to Your Home? https://circuitdoctors.com/2022/09/how-important-is-electrical-maintenance-to-your-home/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 18:46:00 +0000 https://circuitdoctors.com/?p=5291 Electrical maintenance allows all your appliances and devices to remain in working order. Homes and businesses need electrical maintenance services to keep everyone inside safe. Our electricians inspect, test and repair electrical equipment to prevent issues from causing a fire or loss of power. Electricians understand electrical issues and can perform professional maintenance checks. Our […]

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Electrical maintenance allows all your appliances and devices to remain in working order. Homes and businesses need electrical maintenance services to keep everyone inside safe. Our electricians inspect, test and repair electrical equipment to prevent issues from causing a fire or loss of power.

Electricians understand electrical issues and can perform professional maintenance checks. Our electricians use an electrical checklist when inspecting a home or business. When working with electricity, there are safety rules to follow to protect the workers and bystanders.

Who Can Do Electrical Maintenance?

People who perform electrical maintenance services must be fully trained and qualified. Electrical maintenance can be hazardous and includes replacing worn parts, fixing faulty wiring and maintaining records. Our electricians will also vacuum or clean panels to remove debris before checking for moisture.

Electrical safety is essential for our electricians at Circuit Doctor, and we take steps to ensure a safe workplace.

  • The necessary electrical safety gear includes goggles, hard hats, safety boots, insulated gloves and insulated mats
  • Before electricians begin repairs, they shut off the nearby power
  • Electricians should be aware of standing water, such as puddles or rainwater
  • Before beginning maintenance, electricians inspect electrical equipment for damage, such as frayed wires
  • Our electricians encourage homeowners to schedule periodic inspections to keep electrical equipment running smoothly

What Does Electrical Maintenance Involve?

The first thing our electricians do during a maintenance tune-up includes testing electrical currents and components of the system. Electricians check for potential issues that may become more serious. Fixing faulty electrical elements and wiring keeps systems running smoothly, but replacing unrepairable parts also fixes the current issues.

Regularly maintaining the fittings in your home protects your appliances and devices powered by electricity. Our experienced electricians can determine issues and protect your home and appliances. The first signs of electrical maintenance neglect are issues with electric devices, such as lights flickering and sparks appearing when you plug in a device.

Why Is Electrical Maintenance Important?

It’s important to keep up with electrical maintenance, especially before the hot humid weather in Waldorf, MD arrives. With humidity comes storms, and storms can damage poorly maintained electrical systems. Well-maintained electrical systems protect your family and increase the longevity of your appliances. Neglected electrical systems may damage your appliances and cause dangerous sparks and electrical fires.

Lamps flickering and devices not charging are symptoms of a bigger problem with electricity. Another reason to regularly maintain your home’s electricity is outdoor lighting, which provides safety at night.

Your AC needs smoothly running electrical circuits to keep your home comfortable in the summer. You can protect the health of your family, home and appliances with regular electrical maintenance.

If you see any issues arising due to poor electrical maintenance, call us at Circuit Doctor to make an appointment today.

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Why You Need Landscape Lighting in Waldorf https://circuitdoctors.com/2022/09/why-you-need-landscape-lighting-in-waldorf/ Thu, 01 Sep 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://circuitdoctors.com/?p=5287 The focus of landscaping is often on plants, but exterior lighting can enhance the aesthetics and functionality of your home as well. There are many types of landscape and other outdoor lighting, such as solar-powered lights and hardwired lights. You can choose the type of outdoor lighting that meets your individual needs by understanding some […]

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The focus of landscaping is often on plants, but exterior lighting can enhance the aesthetics and functionality of your home as well. There are many types of landscape and other outdoor lighting, such as solar-powered lights and hardwired lights. You can choose the type of outdoor lighting that meets your individual needs by understanding some of the advantages of outdoor lighting. So, here are some of them.

Landscape Lighting Advantages

Landscape and outdoor lighting can increase the security of your property. It can also enhance any outdoor area by spotlighting plants, pool areas, property perimeters, walkways, and waterfronts. And lighting your driveway and pathways can increase your yard’s safety. It just goes without saying that the more landscape lighting you have, the safer everybody will be tonight and every night.

Decorative Landscape Lighting Ideas

Now that we’ve determined that landscape lights look good while also improving safety and security, think of your yard as a stage. Start by casting some mood lights on your garden so that you’re able to continue enjoying the beauty of your plants and flowers even after the sun goes down.

Here are some more ideas for yard beautification with landscape lights from Circuit Doctors in Waldorf:

  • Decorative post lamps
  • Flower bed lighting
  • Hardscape lighting
  • Lighting for water features
  • Fire pit lighting
  • Landscape moonlighting
  • Spotlights for plants, flowers, trees, or the house

Whatever you choose, make sure the brightness and tone of each light sets the mood you’re going for.

Adding Value to Your Home

While your motive for upgrading the lighting around your home may be purely for enjoyment or security, there is also a potential financial benefit. Numerous studies have proven that most potential buyers prefer homes that offer well-designed landscape and outdoor lighting systems. Because of that, your home could see as much as a 20% increase in value with good decorative and safety-oriented outdoor lighting.

Living Outdoors in Waldorf

With four distinct seasons in Waldorf, MD, you can enjoy how your yard and the surroundings change throughout the year. Thanks to outdoor lighting, you can be immersed in this beauty year-round. Pathway lights, pool area lighting, and solar yard lights can all add to the experience.

Contact Us at Circuit Doctors in Waldorf

If you want to beautify the exterior of your home in Waldorf or the surrounding area with landscape and outdoor lighting, contact us today or just fill out our handy online form. You’ll be swiftly contacted by a friendly Circuit Doctors team member so that you can schedule an appointment for a free consultation.

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4 Electrical Tips to Use When Home Shopping https://circuitdoctors.com/2022/08/4-electrical-tips-to-use-when-home-shopping/ Mon, 15 Aug 2022 21:31:50 +0000 https://circuitdoctors.com/?p=5282 The real estate market in Waldorf, MD is so hot that you might feel tempted to put in an offer and skip the inspection process. An inspection allows you to find out about potential problems you might miss and ensure that you know how much it will cost to fix those issues. Circuit Doctor can […]

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The real estate market in Waldorf, MD is so hot that you might feel tempted to put in an offer and skip the inspection process. An inspection allows you to find out about potential problems you might miss and ensure that you know how much it will cost to fix those issues. Circuit Doctor can inspect one or more properties for you before you buy. Check out some of the top things to look for in a home’s electrical system.

Circuits vs. Fuses

One thing you might not consider when buying a home is whether it uses fuses or circuits. Fuse boxes were common in homes around Maryland for many years. When a fuse burns out, you need to safely remove it and install a new one. Most systems that use fuse boxes aren’t as strong as those that use circuit breakers. Circuit breakers have built-in features that turn the whole system or a series of fuses off to protect your home. They can usually accommodate a larger electrical load, too.

Outlets

You need outlets in your home to power all of your devices and appliances. Not all homes have as many outlets as others do. Many people need at least four outlets in their bedrooms and a similar number of outlets in their kitchens. If you don’t have enough outlets, you need to rely on power strips and extension cords. Find out if the house has grounded outlets, too. Grounded outlets allow you to plug in three-prong items without using an adapter. You may also want to check for GFCI outlets and specialty outlets for your washer and dryer or other appliances.

Previous Permits

While you might spend hours checking out every outlet and looking over the breaker box, you should keep your eyes peeled for previous repairs. Always take the time to ask the owners about who did the work and the permits they pulled. If they did not obtain permits before doing that work, you might face some costly fines from Waldorf code enforcement later. Homeowners who did electrical work on their own and didn’t get the right permits likely made repairs that do not follow local codes. You will need to spend quite a bit on electrical services to bring the system up to date.

Pay for an Inspection

The best way to make sure you get a new home with a good electrical system is with a professional inspection. This process can take a few hours or less and tell you everything you need to know about the home’s electrical system. Call Circuit Doctor today to schedule inspections of the electrical systems in every Waldorf, MD home that appeals to you.

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5 Tips for Preparing for a Power Outage https://circuitdoctors.com/2022/07/5-tips-for-preparing-for-a-power-outage/ Fri, 15 Jul 2022 22:08:00 +0000 https://www.circuitdoctors.com/?p=1730 Waldorf, Maryland is known for its friendly and small-town atmosphere, but it is also known for tornadoes, massive thunderstorms, and floods. The summertime is when such storms are most prevalent. When these storms hit, power outages sometimes occur. These power outages can last for only a few minutes to a couple of hours, but other […]

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Waldorf, Maryland is known for its friendly and small-town atmosphere, but it is also known for tornadoes, massive thunderstorms, and floods. The summertime is when such storms are most prevalent. When these storms hit, power outages sometimes occur. These power outages can last for only a few minutes to a couple of hours, but other times, they will last for several days. To ensure you are prepared for power outages, you must protect your home’s electrical system, use LED lanterns, have backup charging supplies, keep nonperishable food items on hand, and have a generator installed if possible.

1. Protect Your Home’s Electrical System

Sometimes power outages can cause electrical surges to hit your house’s electrical system. When your home’s electrical system receives a power surge, it cannot only damage your electronics, but it can also cause damage to the wiring in your residence. To prevent power surges from causing problems for you, it is essential that you have surge protection devices installed in your home so that the excess power can be directed away from your house and into the earth. The installation of surge protection devices will need to be done by a licensed electrician to ensure they are working properly.

2. Use LED Lanterns

LED lanterns are a wonderful source of light because they consume tiny amounts of power, and you can go months without needing to replace their batteries. Not to mention, LED lanterns will avoid the temptation of using the flashlight on your smartphone so that you can preserve its battery and continue to make phone calls. Strategically place LED lanterns throughout your house so that you will have enough light to avoid trips and falls if the power goes out.

3. Keep Backup Charging Supplies on Hand

Keeping backup charging supplies on hand is especially important if power outages last for several hours or days. Back up charging supplies will ensure that you are able to keep your smartphones and other electronic devices fully charged so that you are able to obtain help in the event of an emergency. It is critical to have several back up charging supplies available, and make sure they are fully charged and ready to use.

4. Keep Nonperishable Food Items on Hand

While a power outage that lasts a few hours will not affect your food supply, the same cannot be said for a power outage that lasts several days. Because refrigerated food items will only stay fresh for so long, it is essential that you always have a surplus of nonperishable food items on hand. Nonperishable food items include canned goods, crackers, bread, and other packaged high-protein snacks.

5. Have a Generator Installed

Having a generator installed will ensure that you are not impacted when a power outage occurs. When the power goes out, the generator will kick in and ensure your house continues to have power. If you can afford this option, it is highly recommended. To ensure that your generator works properly, a licensed electrician must install it.

If you want to make sure your home’s electrical system is prepared for when the next power outage hits, contact the Circuit Doctor. We will come out and inspect your electrical system and install surge protection devices. We will also install generators to guarantee your home remains fully operational during a power outage.

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Why Every Bathroom Needs an Exhaust Fan https://circuitdoctors.com/2022/07/why-every-bathroom-needs-an-exhaust-fan/ Fri, 01 Jul 2022 01:57:00 +0000 https://www.circuitdoctors.com/?p=1725 Have you ever walked into the bathroom after someone who forgot to turn on the exhaust fan or open a window? The air feels heavy from moisture, and you may notice foul odors lingering for a long time. These discomforts indicate poor bathroom ventilation that you can fix with the help of a new exhaust […]

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Have you ever walked into the bathroom after someone who forgot to turn on the exhaust fan or open a window? The air feels heavy from moisture, and you may notice foul odors lingering for a long time. These discomforts indicate poor bathroom ventilation that you can fix with the help of a new exhaust fan. We’ll go into more detail regarding why every bathroom in Waldorf, MD needs an exhaust fan.

Small Space

The typical bathroom size in an apartment or small house lies somewhere between 35 square feet. and 40 square feet. For comparison, a medium-sized living room falls between 130 square feet and 216 square feet. Small spaces experience higher air contamination due to VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and moisture compared to larger spaces with greater amounts of fresh air diluting the contaminants’ impact.

That’s one of the reasons that both full bathrooms and half bathrooms require proper ventilation in the form of an exhaust fan and an optional window. Exhaust fans resemble most fans, except that instead of simply blowing the air in front of it, an exhaust fan transports air outside.

Old bathroom ventilation may not adhere to building code updates over the years, meaning you ought to consider an upgrade to get your home back up to code.

Windows offer an additional solution. However, when solely relying on a window, ventilation in winter may get tricky.

Moisture

Your bathroom encounters a large volume of water, especially when you shower or experience a leak. The moisture gets into the air and takes its toll on the bathroom by causing water damage and creating ideal conditions for mold development.

An exhaust fan will transfer the humid air outside. Of course, you can contribute by airing out your wet towels properly and cleaning up any puddles that develop after showering. Installing a dehumidifier in the bathroom is also a possibility.

Air Quality

Your favorite cleaning supplies contain chemicals that provide the strength required to get the job done. However, the fumes from these chemicals get into the air, lowering the indoor air quality to a potentially hazardous point. Dead skin cells and other microscopic residue from your body can also get into the air, adding to the contamination.

Odor

One of the most practical reasons for an exhaust fan in the bathroom is to eliminate odor. Odor particles travel through the air. An exhaust fan will remove the tainted air and odors to outside your home. Fresh air that smells better will replace it.

Exhaust Fan Installation in Waldorf, MD

Do you need to upgrade your bathroom ventilation? We can help! Contact Circuit Doctor to get bathroom exhaust fan installation in Waldorf, MD. Call today to arrange an appointment.

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4 Common Electrical Issues in Old Houses https://circuitdoctors.com/2022/06/4-common-electrical-issues-in-old-houses/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 16:36:11 +0000 https://www.circuitdoctors.com/?p=1720 Old houses are known to have outdated features, which include the plumbing system and the fixtures that are in place. The electrical system is another feature that can be several decades old, which can lead to plenty of issues over the years. If you own an old home in Waldorf, Maryland, there are a few […]

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Old houses are known to have outdated features, which include the plumbing system and the fixtures that are in place. The electrical system is another feature that can be several decades old, which can lead to plenty of issues over the years. If you own an old home in Waldorf, Maryland, there are a few electrical issues you may encounter in the near future.

1. Dead Outlets

Due to the old age of the outlets that are present throughout the house, you may notice they don’t always work when you plug in electronics. The outlets can become dead due to a tripped poor connection or too much heat buildup. The wires can start to melt within the outlet, which requires replacing the wires and the outlets with the help of an electrician from a company like Circuit Doctor.

You may also notice there aren’t as many outlets in the building, which can make it difficult to use multiple devices in one room. Many of the homes in Waldorf were built in the 1960s and 1970s, which makes it common to have a lack of outlets available. A professional will be capable of installing new outlets where you need them to ensure you can plug in different types of appliances and create a more functional setting.

2. Outdated Wiring

Old wiring is extremely common in old homes and often hasn’t been updated since the house was originally built. Many times, the wiring and electrical system can’t support modern and new appliances because it was built when people used a lot less electricity. Installing new wiring can correct the problem.

3. The Circuit Breaker Trips

You may be used to your circuit breaker tripping throughout the month, especially when you’re using a lot of energy during the day. Homes that were built at least 50 years ago are prone to having circuit breakers that need to be replaced because they can’t support the amount of electricity that is now used in the building. A professional electrician will need to add new wiring to the building to restore its reliability and capacity.

4. Dimming Lights

Although it can be spooky to have your lights constantly dimming or frequently, the issue is often due to the old electrical system rather than ghosts in the house. Dimming lights occur due to poor connections and gradually develop into arching. Over time, this can lead to an electrical fire when the different connections that are loose start to make contact.

If you want to learn more about the electrical issues you can expect in older homes, reach out to the team at Circuit Doctor in Waldorf, Maryland today. Our team will be happy to provide you with more information.

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4 Electrical Considerations When You’re Remodeling Your House https://circuitdoctors.com/2022/06/4-electrical-considerations-when-youre-remodeling-your-house/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 23:32:39 +0000 https://www.circuitdoctors.com/?p=1713 When you’re in the process of remodeling your home, there are a lot of different factors to consider. The electrical wiring in the walls is a crucial part of the remodeling process and should be a top priority to avoid issues or mistakes that can occur. Here are a few of the top electrical considerations […]

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When you’re in the process of remodeling your home, there are a lot of different factors to consider. The electrical wiring in the walls is a crucial part of the remodeling process and should be a top priority to avoid issues or mistakes that can occur. Here are a few of the top electrical considerations to create a functional setting when you’re remodeling your home in Waldorf, Maryland.

1. Add New Ceiling Fans

Summers in Waldorf, Maryland are known to be moderate but can still reach scorching temperatures and have high humidity levels. One of the best ways to keep the air circulating is to install new ceiling fans. This will allow you to avoid having to rely on your HVAC system to keep you cool at different times of the day, which can reduce your energy usage during the warmer months. If you already have ceiling fans, consider upgrading them to create an updated and contemporary look.

2. Integrate Home Automation

Home automation is increasing in popularity because of the high level of convenience it offers in residential settings. Home automation can allow you to have better control over the climate in the building to minimize your energy usage. Consider hiring a professional electrician from a company like Circuit Doctor in Waldorf, Maryland to install a Wi-Fi programmable thermostat in your home. You can begin controlling the temperature in the house with the use of your smartphone, whether you’re at the office or outside in the backyard.

3. Install a New Electrical Panel

Work with an electrician to install a new electrical panel if the current panel is experiencing any issues and is no longer reliable. This will allow you to update the electrical system in the home and make it more versatile. Some of the common signs that indicate you need a new electrical panel include:

  • Flickering lights
  • Lack of GFCI grounded outlets
  • Frequently blown fuses
  • Outlets that can’t support larger appliances

4. Add New Electrical Outlets

It’s a good time to install new electrical outlets if the current outlets have loose wiring or broken or chipped faceplates. You also want to replace dead outlets and outlets that feel warm to the touch. Installing new outlets will allow them to be safe to use after the remodeling project is completed.

Contact our team today at Circuit Doctor in Waldorf, Maryland to learn more about electrical changes and upgrades to make during a remodeling project. Our team is happy to assist you and answer your questions to protect your safety and prepare for summer.

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