Ryan Gath Electric Blog

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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Signs You May Need an Electrical Overhaul

July 17th, 2017

need-electrical-overhaul-signsLet’s say every once in a while you have a circuit breaker trip. Or maybe you notice lights flickering from time to time. And, your home is on the older side—with an equally old electrical system. Is it cause for concern? Electrical issues can be serious, even if their symptoms don’t necessarily seem to indicate this. Electrical fired account for hundreds of tragedies each year, and many of them are avoidable.

Upgrading your home’s electrical system can reduce the risk of electrical fires or electrical shock, but how do you know if such an upgrade is needed? The fact of the matter is, you can’t always tell on your own. You’ll likely have to call in an expert for professional electrical services in Acton, MA–and that’s what we’re here for! Keep reading to learn more about how you can recognize the signs of an electrical wiring problem in your home, and be sure to give us a call even if they don’t seem severe.

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What Electrical Additions Should You Make to Your Home?

July 11th, 2017

home-electrical-additionsIf you’re like many homeowners throughout the country, you’ve likely placed a considerably higher demand on your electrical system in the past decade or so. With the addition of high-efficiency electrical appliance such as HVAC systems, new mobile devices that need daily charging, and extra equipment purchases for existing electronics, there is a lot to consider.

In addition to making sure that your electrical system can handle this extra demand, it’s understandable that you’d like to know how you can maintain or improve the visual appeal of your home while also adding functional electrical components to your home. If you are considering this right now, then you can turn to us for reliable professional electrical services throughout Westford, MA and beyond.

In the meantime, we’ve shared some helpful advice below on how you can make some visually appealing and useful electrical additions to your home!

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More Reasons to Go Ductless This Summer

June 19th, 2017

go-ductless-this-summerIn our last post, we discussed how investing in a ductless system can help you save money–but that’s not the only benefit! As we approach the end of spring and prepare to welcome consistently hot weather into our area, now is typically when we get the most calls for air conditioning installations or replacements in Acton, MA and beyond. So now is the perfect time for us to discuss this cooling option.

Ductless cooling—and heating—can solve a number of problems that centralized units simply can’t tackle. Unlike centralized systems, ductless mini splits use multiple smaller units, which are installed at different locations throughout the home and each charged with cooling a single section. They do cost more to install than a centralized unit. However, the benefits you receive in exchange can more than well make up for this.

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Invest in a Ductless System and Save!

June 5th, 2017

invest-in-ductless-saveWith energy costs being as high as they are in recent years, it makes sense that you want to be as frugal as possible and do whatever you can to keep your energy use in check. That’s great; however, we believe you shouldn’t have to sacrifice your own comfort and the comfort of your family in order to keep your bills in an affordable range.

So, we’d like to help you out by recommending an HVAC system that could help you save significant cash in the long run. We’re talking about a Westford, MA ductless system installation. Ductless cooling—and heating—has become increasingly popular lately, as more homeowners come to realize all these systems have to offer.

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