Best Ways to Run Power Outside

March 21, 2018 Professional Electric Blog 0

There are a few ways to run your power outside for anything ranging from lights to a detached building outside your home. Below are some ways to tackle your project: Extension Cord One of the ways to run power outside is an extension cord. This is an inexpensive way to gain some quick power, however,… Read more

Outdoor Lighting Ideas for 2018

March 9, 2018 Professional Electric Blog 0

There’s not much that can liven up the outside of your house at night like lighting! There are many illuminating fixtures that are available now that can be easily installed. Plus, there is no expensive rewiring required for your home. Keep reading below for some outdoor lighting ideas that will have you catching the eye… Read more

Whole House Generator Installation Pre-Planning

February 22, 2018 Professional Electric Blog 0

Living along the Gulf Coast means homeowners have to constantly prepare for weather events. Half of the year is spent being on edge because a storm could hit during the long hurricane season and the other half is spent preparing. Part of that preparing is making sure your home can not only withstand a storm… Read more

5 Signs You Need To Upgrade Your Electrical Panels

February 8, 2018 Professional Electric Blog 0

An electrical panel may not seem like much to you, but in reality, it is one of the most vital features of your house. An electrical panel is responsible for delivering convenience and comfort in the form of electricity. It brings electricity into your home and routes it towards areas that need it the most.… Read more

SIX ELECTRICAL OUTLET UPGRADES

February 6, 2018 Professional Electric Blog 0

Technology is a fun and more exciting than ever. The days of boring outlets are gone. Today, you can find all sorts of great gadgets to help improve your life. Here are a few neat ways to change out some receptacles in your home. 1. GROUNDED RECEPTACLES aren’t really that neat, but if you are… Read more

FIVE COMMON SUMMER ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS

February 6, 2018 Professional Electric Blog 0

Frozen treats, dips in the pool, and air conditioning are what summers are made of. If you are seeing any signs of a power struggle in your home to keep these cool things working, be sure to have them checked out. The electricians at Professional Electric will be happy to check out your home if… Read more

HOW MANY CIRCUITS SHOULD BE IN YOUR MOBILE, AL HOME?

February 6, 2018 Professional Electric Blog 0

There are many factors which play into the answer to this question, so instead of a minimum number which could easily change, we are going to look at a checklist: ● You should have two circuits which are designed for small appliance use in the kitchen and dining room areas. These are strictly for the… Read more

TOP CAUSES OF ELECTRICAL FIRES

February 6, 2018 Professional Electric Blog 0

Per the National Fire Protection Association, between 2010 and 2014, there were over 45,000 fires per year involving electrical issues. These fires caused more than 400 deaths per year, and over $1.4 BILLION in property damage. Are you guilty of doing any of these things which may contribute to those statistics? 1. IMPROPER USE OF… Read more

HOW TO TEST YOUR METER BASE

February 6, 2018 Professional Electric Blog 0

If your electric bill has suddenly gotten higher than you expected, but you don’t think you are using more electricity, there are a few things you can do to verify your usage. First, turn off the main breaker in your panel, which will turn off the power to everything in the house. If you have… Read more

SIGNS THAT YOU NEED TO REPLACE YOUR OLD WIRING

February 6, 2018 Professional Electric Blog 0

Every now and then, we find a very old home that is still wired as it was when it was built. These situations are rare; very rare, in fact. Why is that? Because those older homes couldn’t sustain our usage, and their owners were forced into updating. Let’s look at our needs. Consider the activities… Read more