So You Think You Can Handle That Electric Project?

Posted by admin on January 20, 2015, at 9:13 pm

Have you ever had a problem you thought you could fix, even though you didn’t know much about it? Some things are easy to figure out, but if the problem involves electricity, call an electrical contractor for help. As far as electricity is concerned, a little bit of knowledge can be a dangerous thing. If you are installing a lighting fixture that takes two people to hold and another to hold the ladder, it may mean this DIY project is bigger than you and your friends can handle.


Why Do I Need a Electrician?

Even changing a light bulb can be dangerous for some people. Did you know that most people just pop light bulbs into sockets and let it go at that? In fact, most light sockets have limits on the wattage of any bulb installed. If you install a bulb with a wattage that’s higher than the recommended wattage of the lighting fixture, the bulb could overheat and start a fire.

Fixing electrical outlets, trying to repair wiring or installing fuse boxes are dangerous jobs if you don’t know what you’re doing. Not only can you botch up the job, you can also start a fire and/or kill someone. Even if you do manage to get the job done, you can’t be sure that you’ve done it right. If it turns out that you didn’t do the job correctly, you might have created a hazardous condition that will cost a pretty penny to fix.

Many people think that connecting wires means just wrapping wires around each other, but this is an easy way to start an electrical fire. Wiring has to be rated for connections, and the amps have to match. Connecting wires and changing light bulbs are simple electrical jobs, but even so, it’s easy to get into trouble if you don’t know what you’re doing.


If You Have An Electrical Concern, Call an Electrician

It is not worth guessing when it comes to electrical issues.  Some folks think electrical contractors work only on new construction, but nothing could be further from the truth. Electrical services of any kind, especially those jobs involving electrical repair, electrical installations, wiring upgrades and electric lighting should always be performed by a lighting specialist who is a licensed electrical contractor.

If the work you need done involves electricity, you need an electrician! Licensed electricians are professionally qualified to perform electrical repairs and electrical installations. When you enlist the help of a pro, you can rest assured that all work will be completed properly and safely.


What Electricians Do

Professional electricians perform jobs that relate to electricity. If the job involves residential or commercial electrical services, a qualified electrician can do the job done correctly. Here are some of the things that electricians do:

  • Lighting repair
  • Lighting installation
  • Wiring repair
  • Wiring installations
  • Code violation repairs
  • Rewiring projects
  • Fuse boxes
  • Circuit breakers
  • Electrical sockets
  • Security systems
  • Electrical boxes
  • Electrical wiring for room additions
  • Electrical wiring for new construction
  • Electrical outlets
  • Switches and switch plates
  • Ceiling fans
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Home theater systems
  • Sound systems
  • Electrical inspections
  • Cable faults
  • Electrical troubleshooting
  • Lighting retrofits
  • Emergency electrical service


Do I Need Electrical Rewiring?

If your home is old, it’s a good idea rewire it. Rewiring will increase the capacity of your home’s electrical power system and help to keep everyone inside safe. You can also enlist the help of a qualified electrician for partial rewiring projects such as in older sections of a home or to add extra circuitry to workshops, home theaters and music studios. If you suspect that you might need rewiring but you’re not sure, an electrician can perform an inspection and advise you accordingly.


When Should I Call an Electrician?

If you have any of the following problems, schedule electrical service with a qualified electrician:

  • Fuses blowing
  • Circuit breakers tripping
  • Flickering lights
  • Lights that don’t work
  • Outlets that feel warm to the touch
  • Outlets that buzz or make other noises
  • Shorts
  • Sparks


Another reason to call an electrician is if you are planning a home renovation or if you want to install energy-efficient lighting. Finally, consult an electrical lighting specialist if you want to redo your indoor and/or outdoor lights to create heightened ambiance.

Henscey Electric & A/C Company has been serving Dayton and Southeast Texas since 1980. They provide a complete roster of electrical services for Dayton, TX, homeowners and business owners. From residential rewiring projects to complex industrial lighting installations, the Henscey electricians will get your power squared away.