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Most people today have modern appliances such as plasma TVs, hair dryers, microwaves, dishwashers, washers, dryers, space heaters, air conditioners and other types of appliances that require more wattage & voltage than what most of the older homes in San Diego have available. Increasing the amount of power that comes into your home is the first step to modernizing your home’s electrical system. 

http://www.pointlomaelectric.com/san-diego-electrician/electrical-upgrades/jds-blog-is-it-time-for-an-electrical-panel-upgrade/

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) states that homes using old aluminum wire are “55 times more likely to have one or more connections reach fire hazard conditions” than a home wired with copper. 

What is the cause of this alarming statistic? Aluminum is a soft metal, and it can expand or contract on heating or cooling. Copper also does the same but the rate at which both expand and shrink vary. Besides, most metals oxidize when exposed to oxygen; however, when copper undergoes oxidation, it forms a conductor, whereas aluminum forms a resistance, resulting in more heat which can affect the circuit breaker. Subsequently, this could cause electrical problems like dimming lights, power outages, fluctuations, and overloaded switchboards that can harm your devices and cause electrical fires. Always look out for signs of melting, and for the smell of burnt wires. http://bit.ly/1Pg5twi

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Our San Diego electricians will provide you with a thorough electrical code inspection to ensure your electrical system is up to the NEC’s standards.  If we find something that is currently not up to code, we can upgrade the electrical work while we’re at your home. http://bit.ly/1MASXbH

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Circuit breakers are, surprisingly, a simple system despite handling up to more than 400 amps and efficiently regulating and distributing electricity all over your home. Their efficiency, nevertheless, may be compromised due to a number of factors. We review some of these in full. Read on to learn more at http://bit.ly/1C3v4hJ

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When compared to traditional incandescent light bulbs; the durability of LED lights is exceptionally longer, as much as 60,000 times more; and the energy consumption rate is also as low as 90%, resulting in higher safety and reduced cost of maintenance. Among others, these important qualities make them suitable for a variety of residential, commercial, recreational, automotive, military applications, and much more. You can incorporate LED lights in your home or work place cleanly and quickly.

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Just as a person needs regular checkups to maintain perfect health, your house needs regular safety checkups to ensure the safety of the electrical systems.

As the minimum standard for electrical safety in the U.S., electricians work under the national electrical code (NEC) when inspecting homes. This code defines the parameters within which the inspection must be conducted.

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A newer trend has begun to set in over the last few years: More and more people are now installing LED lights in their homes. Over the last year, however, the cost of LEDs has dropped like a rock. Not only are LEDs cost efficient, but in the hands of a skilled electrician, your home is like a canvas – and LEDs are the different shades of colors that give it meaning.

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A full discussion on knob and tube wiring, including its history, safety issues, and options to replace this potentially dangerous wiring in your home.

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Due to the numerous risks involved, many projects involving electricity are better left to the experts. However, you can certainly diagnose issues before the electrician arrives. Here are some of the most common electrical issues – and how to possibly troubleshoot them!

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It pays to be vigilant in the case of older aluminum wiring because the problems often begin to arise only when it’s too late. Considering the fact that a typical home has at least 200 electrical connections, usually many more, the fire hazard is enormous. One bad splice or connection is one too many.
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