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Frequently Asked Questions About Home Electrical Systems

Here at Charter Electric, we understand just how complicated your electrical system can be, and as such, we understand that you are going to have questions from time to time that you need professional answers for. To help ensure that each and every one of our valued customers has access to their questions in a timely and convenient manner, we have taken the time to compile a short list containing several of our more commonly asked questions in order to provide you with a fast and convenient resource to get the answers you need regarding your home's electrical system, right when you need them.

A. Most electrical repairs can be sorted out in a single day, however, some repairs require us to file paperwork or deal with other time constraints, whether this involves getting approval, state inspections, or whatever the case may be. In these kinds of situations, your service might take longer than usual, but you can rest assured that our team of professionals here at Charter Electrical will work our hardest to see your issue resolved as quickly as possible.

A. Here at Charter Electric, we know that the vast majority of customers like to have an accurate idea in mind of what they are likely to pay in their service before the job gets started, and while we can likely give you and accurate ballpark figure, an accurate estimation is likely only going to be possible after our team of professionals arrive on scene and see the extent of the issue we are working with. Before any work actually begins, however, you can rest assured that our team of experts will give you an accurate assessment of what it's going to take to resolve your issue.

A. Aluminum wiring was once a fairly common feature in many households throughout America during the late 60's and through the mid 70's, and while the wiring in itself isn't necessarily dangerous, aluminum wiring tends to suffer from faulty terminations in receptacles, switches, light fixtures, and equipment much more commonly than standard copper wiring. Aluminum wiring tends to oxidize more easily over time, and due to this factor combined with the natural expansion and contraction of the conductor itself, heat can often be generated at any points where your aluminum wiring is improperly terminated, creating a serious fire hazard in your home. If you have aluminum wiring in your home, you should, at a bare minimum, have a professional come out and properly inspect it to make sure you aren't putting yourself and your family in danger.

A. There are a great number of different ways that you can work to cut your monthly electric bills, and most of them involve just making small adjustments and paying attention to how you are using power throughout your home. For instance, using the minimal number of lights when you are in a room, and turning them off when you leave can go a long way towards lowering your monthly electric bills. Additionally, making sure that your home's HVAC system is kept in good working order, and that the temperature on your thermostat isn't set too high or too low can make a big difference, as can taking faster showers.

A. If you find that you have a specific circuit in your breaker box that is continually tripping, it could be a sign that you have too many electrical devices running on that same circuit, or you could have a faulty short. If you find that you are unable to get your circuit breaker to reset, after tripping, don't try to force it to stay on. Give our team of professionals a call and let us come in and help you prevent any further damage.

A. If you notice that your lights are often flickering, especially anytime you turn on a major appliance or a computer, the chances are that your home's wiring is old and likely in need of replacement. Older wiring just wasn't designed to handle the kind of electrical load required by most modern homes, and over time, it can actually put your home at risk of an electrical fire. Give our team of professionals a call today and let us see what we can do to solve the issue for you.

If you are looking for a professional 24/7 electrician in the Tampa area, give us a call today at 813-720-7380 or complete our online request form.