Blogs & News

2502, 2019

Aluminum vs. Copper Wiring

Wiring for your home may be aluminum or copper. There are advantages and disadvantages to each, while the popularity of aluminum wires for home electrical installations as waxed and waned over the years. Today, copper wiring is more commonly used in homes. But some still debate the advantages of using aluminum. Why Use Aluminum? Aluminum wiring, despite some [...]

1202, 2019

Electric Over Gas Heating

At some point, every homeowner will need to replace their furnace. When you do, there are basically two options; an electric heater or gas heater. Your choice depends on a few factors, including cost, efficiency, and where you live. If you’re weighing the decision of gas vs. electric heating, here’s a look at both to help you decide: [...]

702, 2019

Dangers of Counterfeit Electrical Products

Counterfeit electrical products are problematic worldwide. An estimated 5 to 7 percent of consumer electrical components on the world market may be counterfeited. Even some electricians may be deceived by brands that appear legitimate. A counterfeit product can be dangerous if installed during electrical repairs or routine service. Many counterfeit electrical goods are copies of common protective devices. [...]

2301, 2019

When Should I Call an Emergency Electrician in Los Angeles?

In most cases, it’s obvious you have an electrical problem, and there’s a narrow window to call an emergency electrician. Electrical problems can escalate quickly and lead to more dire situations. You and your family’s health and safety may be in jeopardy, while an electrical malfunction can put your entire home at risk. When the direst of situations [...]

1701, 2019

What Type of Outlets Should I Install?

Installing more electrical outlets at home increases access to electricity. But without considering the types of outlets and what best suits certain locations, you can limit functionality, and even put your household at risk. Consult an electrician before doing any electrical work and ask what outlets you should install for your home. You can add and even upgrade [...]

801, 2019

What to Do When the Power Goes Out

What to Do When the Power Goes Out It might not happen that often, but a power outage is pretty much an inevitability. At that point you realize how much you depend on electricity for communications, water, cold food, air conditioning, and light. Are you prepared? Knowing what to do during a power outage can be extremely helpful [...]

2712, 2018

6 Fun Facts About Electricity

Fun Facts About Electricity Electricity provides us with power, hot water, air conditioning, and the right temperature for food. It affects every aspect of life, and even helps power our bodies. Humans have harnessed the power of electricity for thousands of years, and every modern device, no matter how advanced it is, requires electricity. Fortunately, our Los Angeles [...]

2012, 2018

Circuit Breaker Basics

Circuit Breaker Basics All modern homes have circuit breakers. Each one, connected to a different circuit, cuts the power to that circuit during an overload. In the past, fuses were used, but rather than blowing out and requiring replacement, a circuit breaker simply needs to be reset. It can be reused multiple times; if something goes wrong with [...]