We’ll be the first to admit it: electrical projects, especially big ones, can get pricey. It’s not unheard of for people to try to find workarounds, hiring unlicensed electricians or trying to get away with doing a project themselves. This is something we don’t recommend at all—not because we’re an electrical company, but because we know how dangerous it is to work with someone who has not had the proper level of training! When you pay a lot for electrical service, you’re paying for a guarantee that your job will be done right, or if it’s not, that you’ll be protected. Some of the things that go into electrical service costs include:
If you’re planning on selling your home in Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, DC, it’s extremely important that you make sure everything is up to code. Some code violations are illegal, others can be dangerous—some are both!
If the department stores are to be believed, the holiday season started about a month ago—which means if your house isn’t already fully decorated, you’re way behind! This year, make sure your holiday lights are safe by following these tips:
If you’re not prepared for them, electrical repairs can be painful. And while certain things are obvious, sometimes it can be tricky to decide whether or not you need to call an electrician. Here are eight reasons people commonly call Kolb Electric:
When winter weather hits, a standby generator can be crucial for keeping your home’s essential functions, including heat (either from your main HVAC system or from a space heater) running. But ice storms and freezing temperatures can prevent the generator from working properly when you need it most. Fortunately, there are a number of add-ons you can install on your generator to keep it running smoothly, even when the thermostat plunges!
Every year, dozens of people are injured as a result of unsafe conditions created by faulty electrical panels. With winter fast approaching and more people plugging in space heaters and turning on heating systems, this is a perfect time to go over a few ways to make sure your electrical panel is working properly. Be on the lookout for the following signs that your panel is overloaded:
Thinking of upgrading your home’s electrical system but not sure where to start? At Kolb Electric, we work hard to stay on top of the latest and greatest electrical products to make your life easier, safer, and more convenient. Here’s a short list of some of our favorites!