Surge Protection Tips

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Surges of electricity can be dangerous and damaging to your home. Electrical protection is important to protect against lightning strikes, tripped circuit breakers, and malfunctions that can cause voltage spikes; here are a few tips to remember during your next LA home inspection.

Extension Cords

An easy way to guard against surges is to use extension cords with surge protectors in them. However, it can be pain to purchase and plug in an extension for every single electrical device in your home, and you must be careful not to overload an outlet.

Whole-House Protection

A better option is to have a surge protection device installed on your main electrical panel to protect your whole home. If you’re interested in comprehensive surge protection, you should consult a Beverly Hills electrician—call Powerhouse Electric at 323-464-0888 today.

Why You Need a Powerhouse Electrician

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When you have a project that requires electric work, you want to know your electrician is the best. Powerhouse Electric brings its capable talents to Beverly Hills and West Hollywood to serve all your electrical needs. With over twenty-five years of experience in both commercial and residential projects, you know you’re in good hands.

One of the great things about working with Powerhouse Electric is the variety of services they offer. From new construction to design to installation, they are there with you from the start of your project to the finish. Their services are so comprehensive that you can rest assured you won’t have to deal with the stress and inconvenience of trying to coordinate the many components of a project. Commercial services range from parking lot lighting to specialty receptacles to commercial sound and paging systems. For residential jobs, they handle projects for single-family homes, condos, town houses, and apartments. From smoke detectors to powering your pool, they have you covered. Whether you’re remodeling your home or upgrading your business, no project is too small or too big.

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A licensed and fully insured company, Powerhouse Electric lives up to its name. They pride themselves on getting back to their customers quickly with estimates and always offer competitive pricing. All of their staff are well-informed and courteous. When you want quality and need expertise, knowing you have someone you can trust makes all the difference.

Six Tips for Choosing an Electrician

Your home is important to you so when it’s time to remodel, upgrade, or build anew, you want to make sure you’re working with the right electrician.  Fortunately, there are tips you can follow to make the right choice.

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One of the most important things to look for is an electrician who is licensed and fully insured.  Licensing means that they are certified to carry out specific or specialized work.  Having full insurance coverage protects both the electrician and you should something go wrong.

Training

Some companies that don’t specialize in electrical work may still offer electrical services.  While their employees may have some basic training in electrical work, unless they are electricians, they probably don’t have all the knowledge they need to do a quality job.

Money

Estimates

It’s okay to get estimates from multiple companies because an estimate can reveal clues about the company providing it.  Too low might mean that the electrician doesn’t use quality material, but too high can mean the company has large overhead costs, which they will pass on to you.

Commissions

Be aware that some companies pay their employees by commission.  The company gets their fee from you, but the electrician only gets his commission if he sells you a product or service, whether or not it’s necessary for your project.

Gimmicks

Also watch out for companies that try to draw you in with a gimmick.  Chances are they are passing the cost of the gimmick, such as a free service or product, to you by marking up other costs.

Advertising

How a company advertises can impact the cost of their services.  Large marketing campaigns are expensive, and just as with the gimmick, the company is going to transfer that expense to you.