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R an N Electric, Inc.
P.O. Box 3637
Santa Monica, CA 90408
310.428.6523
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"Don't Know A Lot About Electrici, Check Below"

"Knowledge is Power!" And, the more you know about electricity, the less helpless you'll feel. We've prepared a list of TIPS to give you a bit of power.

Check them out and test yourself. How much information did you already know? If you're interested in talking to a professional electrician, contact R an N Electric today. We'll see if we can help with your project.

  1. Imagine your hair standing on end, smoke coming from your hands and feet. That's what will happen if you do any electrical work without the ground, walls and YOU being completely dry, and you wearing shoes with rubber soles.


  2. If you want to see your house go up in flames, then try a "do-it- yourself" electrical wiring project. Otherwise, call in a professional to protect your home and your body.


  3. Dimming lights, hot outlets, blown fuses and tripped breakers. It's not Casper, the friendly ghost, rather, it's time to rewire your house and that calls for a professional.


  4. Opening up the circuit panel yourself? If you insist, check the colors of the cables, most modern and current cables are white and gray in color. Black rubber coated cables are old and need to inspected.


  5. A wiring project can last between 3-10 days, depending on the size of the house, and the scope of the job. Better to evacuate and take up residence on Aunt Sofie's couch. Otherwise, be prepared to pay more for being in the electrician's way.


  6. When you do rewire, splurge a little. Add those extra touches then, otherwise, you'll pay more later. How about hard-wired smoke detectors... dedicated circuits for your washer/dryer... computer equipment and your "souped up" entertainment center. You could also add bathroom heaters and exhaust fans to keep you warm and dry... and let's not forget your outdoor lighting for your patio and walkways. And, there's always the people-pleaser favorite... changing the wall sockets to double gang (slots) to get rid of those pesky power strips.


  7. A LED light bulb is one of the best energy savers around. They're smaller, but have a longer life than regular bulbs and use less energy. And, you will be amazed that they don't burn out. Instead they simply fade out gradually.


  8. Once a year, have a licensed electrical contractor run an energy audit of your home. If your home is an energy hog, you'll be given alternatives on how to cut down your consumption.


  9. Dimmers aren't just for lover's ambience or watching TV. They are also a great way for you to save energy consumption in your home.


  10. Timers are also a great way to save energy. Indoors and outdoors, they control the duration of light being used and have the added benefit of making walkways safer. However, it's best to call a licensed electrician for the installation.


  11. Outdoor lights have to be planned out very carefully, strategically placing outlets around the yard, away from water and power lines, using the best placement for energy conservation.


  12. You want to change the lighting in your home, well then, you should consult with a qualified electrician to see your options. What kinds of lights can go where, what the limits are of wattage for light bulbs in fixtures... yes there are limits, lest your fixture starts to blow out sparks all over the room... that's fun chasing them around with your favorite sweater.


  13. Blackouts are indeed in Southern California. They're often isolated to your house due to power surges. Power surges or short circuits can happen when you put too many plugs into one outlet. Extension on top of extension can be very dangerous.


  14. You can cut down on your monthly power costs by turning off lights when not in use, and by unplugging all appliances and electronic equipment you're not using. It makes a big difference. Just have some flashlights ready.


  15. All major appliances should be on a dedicated circuit, otherwise they can ovcrload the circuit and cause a fire. An experienced electrical contractor will be able to set this up.


  16. Wires come out of their insulation. It's wise to check them once a year. Have electrical tape handy and tape them. Then, test the appliance or electronic equipment to make sure they turn on. If not, time to call a qualified electrician.


  17. Make sure that wires are not running under rugs, across doorways, or against walls. They are a hazard, and lest you want to go flying, secure them carefully. Otherwise, time to install an electrical outlet. Don't try it yourself! Call an electrician.


  18. Made sure that your circuit panel is properly labeled. That way when the lights go out, or an electrician comes over, you know exactly where each electric devise is located on which circuit. Saves a lot of time and money! Have a buddy help you. Otherwise, you run around in circles checking if lights are on and corresponding to the right circuit breaker.


  19. Make sure all circuit breaks are in working order. They prevent fires by shutting off when there is a short or power overload. It's best to have a professional electrician check them and replace as necessary.


  20. If you are thinking of buying a home, be sure to hire an Electrical Contractor to inspect the condition of all the wires in the house. This includes outlets, cable and phone jacks, outdoors lighting, pool/spa lighting, motion detectors, in the attic, underneath the house, and the circuit panel. You don't want any surprises as you settle in and the lights go out.

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