Ryan Gath Electric Blog

It’s Never Too Late—Or Too Early—To Check Your CO and Smoke Detectors

May 22nd, 2017

co-smoke-detectors-check-earlyWhen it comes to electrical work of any kind, it’s important that you only trust the job to a trained, licensed, and experienced electrician. Going without can cause you to end up with damage to your home and can also put you and your family at risk.

This includes when it comes to installing or servicing your hard-wired Acton, MA carbon monoxide and smoke detectors. You may be wondering why you should be concerned about these systems at all… after all once they’re installed they’re going to keep you safe no matter what, right?

It’s important that you test both of these systems on a regular basis, particularly if they only run on batteries. Keep reading to learn more about why this is so important.

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Installing A Pool or Hot Tub: Electrical Considerations

May 8th, 2017

electrical-considerations-pool-hot-tubYou probably don’t need a professional electrician to tell you that water and electricity don’t mix! Electrical shock is not an issue to be taken lightly, and for that reason it is imperative that if you need to have electrical work done, you leave the job to the pros. This is especially the case when it comes to Westford, MA pool and Jacuzzi wiring.

Lighting is a very important factor when it comes to your pool or hot tub. Lights may only play a supporting role in the overall functionality of your pool, but they also contribute to the safety and aesthetic appeal. Another electrical component of your pool or hot tub installation is the pool pump—essential to keeping your pool clean.

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Consider These Factors for Your Home Theater Installation

April 24th, 2017

home=theater-installation-factorsWhen investing in an Acton, MA home theater installation, most homeowners choose to have a flat screen TV mounted on their wall. Doing this requires a lot when it comes to construction knowledge—such as finding studs, deciding what mount brackets to use, and in many cases how to add new electrical outlets.

This all being said, the installation of a home theater is not a job for an inexperienced handyman or even a “do-it-yourselfer.” Instead, it’s a job for professional electricians. Keep reading to learn why.

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How Will A Backup Generator Benefit You?

April 10th, 2017

backup-generator-benefitsAre you considering a Salisbury Beach, MA generator installation? In order to understand the benefits of such a system, it’s important for you to know why you may need one in the first place. The most apparent reason is that if there’s a major power outage, without a backup generator you’ll have no way to keep your lights on, the refrigerator running, and your HVAC system going.

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Is Recessed Lighting Right for Your Home?

March 27th, 2017

recessed-lighting-right-for-your-homeAre you considering a Westford, MA recessed lighting installation? There are many advantages to installing this type of lighting in your home, and in fact it’s becoming more and more popular as more options are made available to those on the market, including CFL and LED lighting. Recessed lighting works in just about any space, but is it right for your home?

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You Can’t Go Wrong with Functional Landscape Lighting

March 13th, 2017

outdoor-lighting-acton-maHow’s your outdoor lighting? Is there sufficient light for you to entertain, or even enjoy your patio with your family? As the weather slowly but surely turns, spring is the perfect time to think about any upgrades you may want to make to your landscape lighting.

One of the biggest questions you’ll want to ask yourself as you’re progressing into this project, is if your landscape lighting is functional. Lighting just for lighting’s sake is great—it can be really pretty—but why waste electricity when you can have both aesthetic appeal and actual usage from your landscape lighting?

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Use Your Ceiling Fan to Save Energy This Spring

February 27th, 2017

ceiling-fan-save-energyIt may seem silly now to be already thinking about the warmer weather spring will bring, but nevertheless it is a good time to do so. Of course, once the temperatures do begin to increase, you’ll want to ensure you are well equipped with a high-efficiency air conditioner.

What if we told you we could help make your AC system work even more efficiently, saving you money in the long run? One way to do this is with a Portsmouth, NH ceiling fan installation. Read on to learn more.

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Indoor Lighting and Interior Design

February 13th, 2017

indoor-lighting-interior-designChoosing interior lighting is a lot more than just an electrical job—although this part of it does make it necessary that you invest in professional Chelmsford, MA indoor lighting installation rather than trusting an amateur or attempting a DIY project. Deciding how to illuminate your home is also a design choice though—different types of lighting will accentuate different components of your home.

So what feel do you want your home to have, for your family and for your guests? Are you someone who entertains a lot and wants a bright and friendly environment? Or maybe you prefer a cozier and homier look. We’ve shared below some considerations when choosing your indoor lighting, to keep in mind along with the above mentioned factors.

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Major Electrical Considerations When Undergoing Home Remodeling

January 30th, 2017

home-remodeling-electrical-considerationsWith the holidays safely behind us and the New Year upon us, many homeowners throughout the country are considering what type of remodeling projects they’d like to take on this year. Many of these projects make great do-it-yourself tasks—but this is not the case if it involves electrical work! One of the most important things to remember during any type of home construction project is that you never want to overload an outlet or your circuit panel, for a number of safety reasons.

Before you start your Salisbury Beach, MA home construction project, it is first important to review those safety precautions, and understand the numerous electrical considerations that must be made before and during a project of this magnitude. Handling the electrical aspects of a job is something that should only be trusted to a professional, in order to prevent hazards.

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Watch for These Common Electrical Problems with Your Heater

January 16th, 2017

No matter what type of heater you are using to warm your home this winter, if it’s powered by electricity there are a few factors to keep in mind in regards to its operation and your safety.

Electrical failures and other electrical problems can cause a number of problems for your heater, which will require the work of a trained professional electrician to repair. Keep reading to learn more about some of the more common electrical problems that plague heaters.

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