Preparing Your Electricity for Summer

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Preparing Your Electricity for Summer

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Every time you plug in your phone, turn on a light, or switch on your TV, you’re using your electricity. During the summer, your use increases. Fans and air conditioners that keep you cool can suck up their fair amount of electricity as well. Because you rely on electricity so heavily in your home, it’s important for you to make sure that your electrical features are working as well as they should be. Here are a few tips to keep your electricity working properly this summer.

Summer Electrical Safety Checklist

  • Check your outlets and switches. take a look at these from room to room in your home. Do you see any cracks, damages, or burnt spots? If so, they should be replaced. If any of them are noticeably loose, tighten them. Because they are connected to wires in your wall, repairs should be done by a professional.
  • Check your cords. Are there any exposed cords or wires in your home? Check for any cracks or frays. These signs of wear and tear can cause shocks or electrical fires in your home. If you have extension cords, try to only use them as needed.
  • Check your smoke and CO detectors. These are essential safety features that every home or business needs to have! For business, commercial, and residential properties, it’s a must. Battery operated models are available, but fire professionals recommend that you have hardwired ones installed. This way, when one alarm goes off, the rest will too.
  • Check your ceiling fans. These electrical features are often overlooked. most people don’t know that there’s a problem until they stop working altogether. You can test their power and clean the blades.
  • Check your AC. Your air conditioner should be ready to keep you cool all summer long. Before it gets really hot outside, make sure that it’s working properly. If it needs repairs, now is the time to do it!

Why Choose Papalia?

When you choose Papalia for your electrical needs, you get:

  • Experience With over 25 Years of Service, Papalia is ready to tackle any problem, big or small – we’ve seen it all!
  • Safety First – Our technicians are certified and licensed to do the job and do it well. This includes prioritizing people first and getting you equipped with the tools and service you need to make and keep you as safe as possible.
  • Punctual – We’ll show up when we say we will, and when it’s convenient for you. You won’t have to waste an entire day waiting on us.
  • 24/7 Service – Our staff is on-call around the clock, so don’t let your electrical emergency keep you from calling us, no matter the hour.
  • Residential and Commercial – If it’s your home or your business, we can handle the size of any job and supply the tools and equipment best suited to your needs.

Keep your electricity safe this summer – call Papalia to schedule your service today! 

By admin

6 Electrical Upgrades for Your Massachusetts Home

electrical upgrades in Massachusetts

6 Electrical Upgrades for Your Massachusetts Home

  • Electrical

While they’re very important, many homeowners forget about getting electrical upgrades for their Massachusetts homes. As electrical fixtures and outlets get older, they become unable to keep up with the energy demands of the average homeowner. Also, these older fixtures are more prone to damage and causing electrical hazards. By replacing these old fixtures, you can improve your home’s safety and energy efficiency.

Here are six electrical upgrades for your Massachusetts home that we consider must-haves:

 

GFCI outlets

GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) outlets have circuit breakers built into their design. If they detect an irregular current, the outlet will shut off the power supply within 20-30 milliseconds, minimizing the damage the user takes from the electricity. GFCI outlets should be installed wherever water and electricity are likely to mix, like bathrooms and kitchens.

 

Outdoor safety lighting

Having good lighting outside your home is important for a couple of reasons. First, it’ll allow you to see what you’re doing at night and avoid falling and hurting yourself. Second, these lights, especially when connected to motion sensors, are great at deterring intruders who might be sneaking around your home.

 

Three-prong outlets

If you live in an older home, your home’s outlets may only have holes for two prongs. As well as not being able to use more modern appliances, these old outlets are serious safety hazards. The third prong, which goes in the “mouth” of three-prong outlets, has a grounding wire that protects against electrical shocks. Upgrading to three-prong outlets will ensure your electrical needs are met while keeping you safe.

 

Whole-home surge protection

Power surges can wear down your electronics and have you shelling out to replace them. With whole-home surge protection, you won’t have to worry about surges of any size hurting your home.

 

Kitchen and bathroom lighting

Your kitchen and bathroom are the rooms that need some of the best lighting work in your home. At Papalia, we offer lighting options for bathroom mirrors, dinner tables, showers, cabinets, and more. If your kitchen and bathroom lighting needs replacement, call Papalia to learn more about your options.

 

Electrical service panel upgrades

The electrical service panel is one of the most important parts of your home’s electrical system. When working well, it provides electricity to all of your home’s appliances. However, when it gets old, it’ll operate inconsistently and may become a fire hazard.

 

What makes Papalia my best choice for upgrading my electrical system?

At Papalia, we make it our mission to instill electrical utilities that will meet a wide range of electrical needs. Our team of specialists will be available to consult with you to determine what upgrades your home needs. From there, Papalia can install new lights and fixtures immediately. Here at Papalia, we are equipped to meet the needs of homes of all sizes and styles. With our help, you will enjoy greater efficiency in your home, meaning less dread when your next utility bill arrives. Call Papalia Home Services today to learn more about our electrical upgrade services!

By Brian Renadette