OUR RESIDENTIAL ELECTRICAL SERVICESAlbuquerque & Rio Rancho Residential Electrician Service
Does your home have enough power? Think about everything you have plugged in, using power, right now. Modern appliances, air conditioners, HD televisions and computers require a lot of power. Years ago, the standard for powering a home was 60 amps. Today, 100 or even 200 amps are necessary to avoid voltage drop-offs, which can damage sensitive electronics, and power all the devices and systems within a modern home. In Albuquerque and Rio Rancho, hot summers and cold winters require a lot of power to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home.
Like anything else, electrical systems sometimes need routine maintenance. Over time, wires can loosen. You may find that you need some additional outlets, or want to install a new ceiling fan, track lights, or outdoor lighting. Something may need to be rewired. It’s all part of owning a home!
In Albuquerque and Rio Rancho, we’re fortunate to have sunshine almost every day of the year, making our climate perfect for a solar system to generate and store electricity. While they aren’t cheap initially, tax credits and the monthly cost savings from not having an electricity bill can make it a very smart investment.
Sometimes, electrical appliances and devices just don’t seem to be working right. Lights may flicker. Fuses may blow. You may find an outlet doesn’t have power anymore. These are all warning signs of a potentially dangerous situation. It may be something as simple as a loose wire. Or it may be something more ominous. We take it seriously and will get to the bottom of it.
If you’re remodeling or adding on to your home, you’ll need a licensed electrician. As you’re designing and planning, think about the functionality of the room. You want plenty of outlets, strategically placed, to provide power where you want it. In kitchens especially, there are a lot of code requirements that have to be met. Large appliances such as your cooktop and refrigerator require dedicated circuits.
Thunderstorms, car accidents, high winds, even brown-outs can knock out power to your home, leaving you with no electricity, and of course, no appliances or devices that run on electricity. For many reasons, this can be unacceptable or even dangerous. The elderly and small children are much more susceptible to the extreme temperatures of summer or winter.