Tips and Faq

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Power saving

  • Large Appliances: Save by using cold water during your wash cycle. About 90 per cent of your washer's power costs come from heating the water.
  • Electronics: Save more than $50 a year by using the sleep mode or power-saving feature on your computer
  • Heating and Cooling: Improve the efficiency of your heating system by occasionally vacuuming baseboard heaters and floor registers.
  • Lighting: Dust light bulbs and coverings. The cleaner the bulb, the more light comes through.

Mantainance

  • Extension cords are a temporary solution. They shouldn't be used to power home appliances on a permanent basis. Most extension cords aren't built to handle high-powered items
  • Never plug a generator directly into your home's electrical system, as this can unintentionally damage appliances or even put you at risk. Hire an electrician to get it done safety.
  • Once damaged and worn wiring has been discovered, immediately replace it. If you have more complicated problems or a lot of outlets, a qualified professional electrician can safely perform the work.
  • If you have children or grandchildren, put protectors in all your outlets or replace them with tamper-resistant outlets, as these outlets are now required by code in all new homes.

Wiring

  • Wire type and size should be chosen based upon load requirements, temperature and operating environment. Be sure the wire size you are using is not too small for the load size.
  • Terminals (i.e. ring, spade etc.) are not only sized by hole or opening size, but also by wire size. A correctly sized terminal/wire combination, when crimped properly, will result in a very reliable connection.
  • Be careful in selecting your connectors. Consider the environment where the connector is used. Many racing electrical failures are due to contacts simply not inserted completely in the connector housing.
  • While splicing, in most cases, is not desirable, it is usually necessary. A splice barrel is most commonly used and, like terminals, it is important to select a barrel based upon the wire size you are using.

Warnings

  • Keep track of circuit breaker Trips: shut off your power whenever the system is overloaded. In most cases, you should just switch it back on and continue with your tasks.
  • Flickering, buzzing or dimming lights: If your lights buzz when they're turned on or flicker/dim when you use multiple appliances, this is a definite sign that you're home's wiring requires a professional upgrade.
  • Look out for frayed or chewed wiring: Usually caused by rodents, pets and amateur handymen, any damaged wiring like this is a huge shock and fire hazard.
  • Search for discoloration, scorching and Smoke: If you notice any discoloration or scorch marks on your outlets, you can be sure that the wiring in your home has been damaged in some way and is releasing heat.

Frequently asked questions

In our years of experience, we have found that our customers prefer an accurate price based on their exact electrical issue. Most phone quotes are subject to change once the technician sees the job. We don't think that is fair to you. By allowing us to diagnose the problem in person, you will know exactly what it will cost to get the job done before we begin work.
Many areas allow a homeowner to do their own electrical work, provided they take out the proper permits and have the work inspected by the proper authorities. The safety of your family and your home should always be considered before you undertake any electrical work. JCA suggests call a professional unless you have the proper training, and we provide free quotes for all electrical work.
Commercial lighting is specially designed for the illumination of commercial premises in order to accommodate various business activities, from manufacturing to sales. By utilizing different colors, designs, and intensities, commercial lighting options offer custom solutions for various applications. Compared to residential fluorescents, these commercial fluorescents produce stronger magnetic interference, as well as more heat, making proper installation important in protecting against fire hazards and interference with electronics.

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Power saving tips

  • Large Appliances: Save by using cold water during your wash cycle. About 90 per cent of your washer's power costs come from heating the water.
  • Electronics: Save more than $50 a year by using the sleep mode or power-saving feature on your computer.
  • Heating and Cooling: Improve the efficiency of your heating system by occasionally vacuuming baseboard heaters and floor registers
  • Lighting: Dust light bulbs and coverings. The cleaner the bulb, the more light comes through

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