What to Do in an Electrical Emergency

Posted on: December 12, 2014

During the winter months, homes are slightly more susceptible to electrical emergencies. With extra electrical capacity tied to holiday lights, along with extended use of in-home lights due to shorter days, the stress on your electrical system is definitely increased while it’s cold! That means, sadly, an increase in electricity-related incidents. Don’t fear though—with the help of your DC-area electricians at Kolb, we’ll make sure you stay safe!

Generator Prep for the Winter

Posted on: December 10, 2014

Winter is well on its way in the DMV area. So are you prepared for the worst-case scenario of a power outage? If not—you could be facing cold days and nights without power in the event of a severe winter storm! That means now is the time to start prepping your generator to make sure you’re ready for when the worst happens. It’s better to be safe than sorry!

Why Is My Electrical Equipment Overheating?

Posted on: November 25, 2014

Do you own electrical equipment that is overheating? If you’ve noticed any of your electrical devices, like a toaster or a radio, overheating you may have a serious electrical problem on your hands. Fortunately, at Kolb Electric, we have just the tools to diagnose and fix the problem.

Do You Need to Update Your Outlet Wiring?

Posted on: November 25, 2014

Is it time to update your outlets? This may not be the easiest question to answer! Your outlets are a fairly commonplace thing in your home—usually if they’re not acting up, they’re pretty much ignored. Unfortunately, by the time you get to the place where your outlets are acting up, you could be putting yourself in danger of a serious electrical malfunction or fire.

Holiday Lighting & Electricity Tips

Posted on: November 25, 2014

Decorating your home for the holidays is a time-honored tradition that many in the DMV area take part in each year. However, it’s important to be as safe as possible when putting up lights both inside and outside your home! When you string up lights in and around your home, you’re increasing your chances of an electrical malfunction. Make sure you follow these tips before and during your lighting setup!

What Is the Most Energy Efficient-Lighting for Your Home?

Posted on: November 3, 2014

You’re always conscientious about turning off lights in rooms that you’re no longer occupying because you take pride in keeping a green and sustainable household. But along with your desire to conserve resources, you also want to find ways to keep your electricity consumption in check and your electric bill low. You might ask, “What are the most energy-efficient and cost-saving lighting solutions available on the market today?” The answer comes in two parts: Light Emitting Diode (LED) and Compact Florescent Lights (CFLs). There are a few key differences between these two lights, and figuring out which is best for your home based on your energy consumption is difficult. Fortunately, the experts at Kolb Electric are here to help!