Ryan Gath Electric Blog

Is a Ductless Heater Right for Your Home?

December 4th, 2017

Closeup view about using some appliance such as air condition.It’s that time of year again—time to make sure that your heating system is ready for all the work it’s going to be put through this winter. Hopefully, you had maintenance done before temperatures began dropping, but if not, it’s not too late! Regardless if you’ve had a tune-up or not, though, you might discover you need a Chelmsford, MA heating replacement. If this is the case, you’d do well to consider a ductless heating system!

Ductless heating (and cooling) comfort control systems are very efficient at distributing heat evenly throughout your home. One indoor unit is enough to regulate the temperature in your living space. Ductless systems are suitable for an open floor plan, though they are especially beneficial for larger homes with multiple rooms as they allow individualized temperature control with their multiple air handlers. Still not convinced?

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Remodeling Your Home? Consider These Electrical Factors

November 20th, 2017

electrical blueprint with magnifying glassAre you planning a remodel for an older home? Or perhaps you’re considering a room addition? If so, you have a number of different factors to consider as construction begins. Your electrical system is no exception. In fact, one of the first things you’ll want to consider is if your existing electrical system is up to the job of handling the load that new appliances will place on it. Also, how will additional square footage and the lighting to accommodate it impact your electrical system?

Fortunately for you, our team is standing by and ready to help with professional Chelmsford, MA new construction electrical services you can rely on. When you’re ready to start your remodel project, give us a call. In the meantime, take heed of the following electrical factors to consider during a remodel or new construction.

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The Importance of Hiring Commercial Electricians for Your Business Needs

November 6th, 2017

Electricians identify a 20 amp breaker that has gone bad and replace it.Not all service professionals are created equal. This is particularly important to take note of when choosing someone to do work on your commercial property. Take electricians, for instance. You want to make sure that any electrician you hire has the training, expertise, and skillset needed to perform commercial building electrical jobs of any type.

You can trust that you’re in the right hands when our team of professional electricians in Acton, MA is on the job. Not only are we highly trained and licensed to perform this kind of work, but we’re well equipped to do so, too. We offer exceptional residential electrical services, but when you need an electrical job of a higher caliber, we have what it takes to get that job done, too.

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Watch for These Signs of Electrical Disrepair

October 23rd, 2017

American electrical outlet and cover plate, with screwdriver and wire nutsOf the various issues that can negatively impact various spaces within your home, electrical problems are probably the most dangerous. A plumbing issue can inflict a good amount of water damage, but an electrical problem can cause electrocution and even house fires. It’s essential that you contact a professional for Wakefield, MA electrical repair, should you find you need it or suspect you need it.

But how do you know if this is the case? Well, there are some telltale signs of electrical problems that you should be aware of. Unfortunately, many homeowners brush these off instead of contacting an electrician right away, and that’s when problems occur. Keep reading for a few of the most common signs of electrical disrepair.

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Could Your Electrical Wiring Use an Upgrade?

October 9th, 2017

electrical blueprint with magnifying glassThroughout your homeownership, you’ve likely dealt with a tripped circuit breaker here or there. Perhaps you’ve seen a light or two flicker. And maybe you have an old electrical system. Should you be worried though? Electrical problems can be serious, even if their symptoms don’t make it seem that way. Electrical fires account for hundreds of injuries—many fatalities—each year, which could have been prevented.

Upgrading your home’s electrical system can reduce the risk of electrical shock and electrical fires, but how do you know if your home actually needs one? It’s not always easy to tell—especially for the average homeowner. You may need to call in a licensed, professional electrician to do a thorough inspecting of your electrical system. The good news is, that’s what we’re here for!

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Improve the Look of Your Home with Strategic Lighting

September 25th, 2017

Beautiful New Hardwood floors home interiorIf you’ve ever sold a home, or if you know anyone in realty, then you may have heard how important lighting is to “staging” a home. Visual appeal is huge when it comes to making a home attractive to a potential buyer. But who says that you have to wait until you’re selling your home to make it look good? Shouldn’t you want an attractive home anyway, for your own enjoyment?

We think so! That’s why we provide Westford, MA indoor lighting installation that’s not only functional, but aesthetically pleasing as well. The right lighting strategy can help improve the look of your home and give you and your family a great sense of pride. Keep reading to learn more about your options.

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Is a Portable Generator the Right Option for You?

September 11th, 2017

white question mark on blue background iconYou may have heard in the past—in fact you may have read it right here on our site—that portable generators are not sufficient enough to power an entire home and all of its appliances during a long term power outage. While this is true for the most part, there are certainly some situations that a Waltham, MA portable generator installation would be the absolute right decision for you.

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What to Look for in Professional Electricians

August 28th, 2017

electrician at homeowner's doorThere are a number of reasons you might be looking up electricians in Lexington, MA. Perhaps you’ve found that you need to upgrade your electrical panel. Or maybe you need to have your home partially or fully rewired. Maybe it’s that you want to have your smoke detectors hardwired into your electrical system. Whatever your current electrical needs may be, one thing is for certain—it’s not a job to trust to an amateur.

A professionally trained electrician has the right training and the proper licensing to get the job done safely and accurately. They will know things like building codes, and what is allowed and what’s not for any given job. But do you know how to spot a quality electrician? We’ve shared a guide below to help you in this endeavor!

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Is Your Outdoor Lighting Ready for an Upgrade?

August 14th, 2017

beautiful yard with sufficient lighting throughoutThe official start of fall is still over a month out, but that doesn’t mean we can’t begin to look forward to cooler weather. And with that cooler weather comes thoughts of home projects that are much easier to complete when temperatures are cooling—such as outdoor lighting installation in Acton, MA.

Whether it’s adding lights for safety, or you just feel like the outside of your home seems drab or gloomy, we are the experts to call for this service. But the type of lighting and how much of it you choose to have installed will depend on its purpose and functionality. Keep reading to learn more.

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Care Tips to Consider for Your Ductless AC Unit

July 31st, 2017

ductless-ac-unit-care-tipsDuctless systems are a wise investment for a number of homeowners in the area. They have a variety of benefits over other climate control systems, and have experienced a rise in popularity due to this. For instance, as the name implies they do not require any ductwork—making them a great option for older homes that may not be able to accommodate such an installation. They’re also very energy efficient, and can be used for both cooling and heating, to give you year-round comfort in your living space.

However, just like any other HVAC system, they are prone to developing issues over time. This is particularly true if you skip out on your bi-annual maintenance appointment, or if you do not have your ductless unit—air handlers included—installed by experienced professionals. Ductless systems in Westford, MA are innovative and a great option for homes with multiple floor or rooms. But we do advise that you keep in mind the following care tips when you have a ductless system installed.

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