Frequently Asked Electrical Questions
These are the most commonly asked questions by you, our awesome customers:
WHEN IS IT TIME TO CALL AN ELECTRICIAN?
It is generally every time you encounter an electrical problem or you will need to repair some wirings in your house or office. Examples of the instances that you will be needing to call an electrician are the following:
When having trouble with these electrical scenarios, do not hesitate to call us and let our professional electricians handle the rest.
DOES AN ELECTRICIAN NEED TO HAVE A LICENSE?
Yes, they do.
You can be assured that our electricians are all certified and licensed. It is our paramount objective to provide you with top-notch and quality electrical services. This is why we see to it that all our technicians are well equipped and ready to fix or maintain whatever electricity you need.
The state of Florida also requires electricians to have a license before they render service. Our pool of electricians all have a Master Electrician license. All of them had at least two years of experience in electrical work and are adept at handling both the installation and design of electrical systems.
You cannot go wrong with the quality of service our expert electricians offer. Book a maintenance check or repair with us now. Call us and let our knowledgeable staff do the electrical work for you.
ARE YOUR ELECTRICIANS QUALIFIED TO DO THE WORK I REQUIRE?
Yes, they certainly are.
First of all, we at Tallahassee Electricians only get the best electricians there is.
We subject our applicants in a careful review of their educational background, licenses acquired, and experiences earned in the field of electrical work.
The prospect electrician has his or her qualifications reviewed by our team of experts, human resource division, and the owners as well.
Second, aside from their education and experience, electrician applicants are also checked for their values and character background. They should have the qualities that fit well with what Tallahassee Electricians stand for. We want our electricians to learn and grow with us.
That is why we only hire those who believe in what we believe: efficiently bringing quality and top-notch electrical services to people.
Last, but certainly the most important, we also screen our applicant’s health condition.
Doing electrical work is not a joke, the electrician you will hire should always be mentally sharp and on-point during the job. Plus, the technician should also be physically fit and can perform their duty at any time and in any kind of situation. Also, our applicants undergo strict drug testing.
Our team of electricians are considered the most competent in the area. You will no doubt get your electrical problems fixed when you get our services. Call now to have our qualified technicians fix your electrical dilemmas.
CAN I PERFORM MY ELECTRICAL REPAIR and/or INSTALLATION?
No, you should not.
There is a reason why it takes a lot of time and effort in studying electricity to become an electrician. Wiring and electrical work is no hobby and it should be taken seriously.
A lot of examples can be seen in the news and on the internet of people getting electrocuted because of their haphazardly doing electrical work. Doing these things on your means that you are also gambling. Even the smallest job can mean a ton of danger to you or your family.
You can do the wiring work of your home by yourself.
Yes, you could save some money by doing that but you will never know much risk you are exposing your house to in exchange for saving a few bucks. When a fire breaks out as a result of your own “electrical work”, the home insurance company will not pay you. They will only pay you if it is certified that a licensed electrician did the work.
The most dangerous thing to do is to assume that electrical work is easy.
Please do not endanger yourself and your family. Get a professional to do the job. Call us and let Tallahassee Electricians do the work for you.
WHAT IS THE IDEAL SERVICE CAPACITY FOR MY HOME?
The suggested size service for your home is 200 amps, especially in new ones. It has just been recently increased from 100 amps because of the average household’s increase in electrical device usage.
Some prominent examples of these devices are air conditioning and electric heat. The 200amp volume of your home’s size service also gives allowance to additional devices you will be getting in the future.
Adding capacity to your service sometimes involves replacing everything from the service loop up to and including the main panel. This is a challenging task and should not be executed by an inexperienced individual. Call us to get valuable information on the process of increasing the power size of your home.
HOW MANY CONVENIENCE OUTLETS SHOULD I PUT INSIDE A ROOM?
If possible, there should be a receptacle outlet in every room. This is to avoid the usage of extension cords.
Outlets are ideally placed at a minimum of 18 inches above the ground and switches usually go for about 48 inches from the floor level. You should always remember that air condition units should be plugged on a single solo circuit.
WHAT IS A RECEPTACLE?
This refers to a plug. The most common types of receptacles are the 15 to 20-amp duplex receptacles. These are commonly found around your own home and office space.
A receptacle also is used to connect corded equipment like washing machines, microwave ovens, television sets, computer desktop set-ups. oven toasters, dryers, and a lot of other electrical devices.
WHAT IS A GROUND FAULT CIRCUIT INTERRUPTER (GFCI) RECEPTACLE?
The primary purpose of a GFCI Receptacle is to safeguard people from electrical shock. It is simply a plug with buttons and should be regularly checked. It is a receptacle that always check for a ground fault in your connected devices.
GFCIs should ideally be seen in the kitchen, bathroom, around pools, the garage, detached buildings, and many more locations. Besides, GFCIs reduce the likelihood of an electric shock.
WHERE DO YOU PUT GFCIs?
GFCI outlets must be present in any area where electricity and water have the chance to come in contact with. Areas with chances of water-electricity interaction are kitchens, basements, pools, spas, utility rooms, and outdoor setups.
The two types of GFCIs are the GFCI outlet and the GFCI circuit breaker. A GFCI outlet measures the current changes between neutral and hot wires. It can indicate that there is another electricity path to flow through and that can potentially trip the device.
It protects the appliance that is plugged into it. A GFCI circuit breaker is can protect the whole circuit and it is installed as a replacement for a circuit breaker on your home’s mainboard.
WHAT IS A CIRCUIT BREAKER?
The main role of a circuit breaker is to limit the current flow of an electrical circuit when there is a detected overcurrent condition. Upon sensing an overcurrent, the breaker will the “trip”. To renew the breaker’s power, it must be first turned to the off position and then to the on position.
WHAT IS AN ARC-FAULT CIRCUIT INTERRUPTER (AFCI) BREAKER?
An AFCI is a kind of breaker that automatically shuts off a circuit if an arcing occurs. And the AFCI does this in a fraction of a second.
AFCI breakers reduce the likelihood of fires that are caused by electrical arcing faults.
Examples of this minor damages caused by these arcing faults are a worn-out or cut piece of cord, a loose connection in a junction box, or receptacle arcing and burnt without tripping the regular breaker. These instances are some of the major causes of fire due to electrical arcing faults.
Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter protection distinguishes between regular and excessive arcing. All of its circuits should be regularly tested for regular proper operation. AFCIs are presently required
If you have any more questions regarding any electrical concern, please do not hesitate to call us.
We at Tallahassee Electricians would love to talk to you and discuss how we can serve you more.