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CFL vs. LED: The Battle Continues

It’s no secret that incandescent lights are on their way out—they’re incredibly wasteful, have relatively short lifespans, and are much better at producing heat than light. This leaves us with two alternatives: LED and CFL bulbs. And while CFL bulbs have been steadily gaining traction in many homes in our area over the last several…

Top Electrician Calls by Season

At Kolb Electric, we think it’s always interesting to see what types of calls come in each season. So with that in mind, we’ve put together a short list of the most common issues we take care of every winter, spring, summer, and fall. We hope you don’t have any of these problems any time…

Holiday Lighting Service from Kolb Electric!

The holiday season is here—how does your house look? If you’ve been putting off hanging your lights for any reason, don’t wait any longer—call Kolb Electric! We’re currently running a holiday light hanging service to help get your home decorated in time for all the festivities. We’re also offering $25 off any service call over…

Think You Don’t Need to Hire a Licensed Electrician? Think Again.

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…

Does Your Home Meet Electrical Codes?

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!

Is It Time To Call the Electrician?

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:

Cold Weather Kits for your Generac Generator

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…

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