Ryan Gath Electric Blog

Recessed Lighting and Other Great Electrical Additions for Your Home

March 26th, 2018

recessed lighting in kitchenMore and more people are looking for ways to improve both the comfort and visual appeal of their homes—whether it be to entertain or enjoy some comfy alone time after long days at work. Many times, this involves the installation of Chelmsford, MA electrical appliances and equipment: home theaters, kitchen appliances, and more.

First off, we need to stop here and mention that it’s important to make sure your home has the voltage to take on all these extra electrical installations. Could you use an electrical panel upgrade? Depending on how old your home is and how old your electrical system is, you could need a new panel and new wiring. Once you’ve taken care of that, you’d do well to consider the following electrical additions!

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Improve Your Home’s Aesthetic Appeal and Functionality with Outdoor Lighting

March 12th, 2018

illuminated walkwayWhat does your landscape lighting look like? Does it serve the function its intended for? Perhaps you would like more lighting because you enjoy entertaining, or want to spend more time on your patio with your family. As spring approaches, it makes now a great time to think about any additions or upgrades you want to make to your Chelmsford, MA outdoor lighting.

Aesthetic appeal is certainly important, it’s only natural that you want your outdoor lighting to look nice. But equally (if not more) important is how functional your landscape lighting is. Lighting just for lighting’s sake is okay, but not really a great economic decision. You could be unduly wasting energy, and subsequently wasting money too. So, what should you be considering, as far as outdoor lighting functionality is concerned?

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How Delaying Ceiling Fan Repairs can Impact Your HVAC Efficiency

February 26th, 2018

wooden ceiling fan on grey ceilingWhen it comes to improving your home’s energy efficiency, we’d like to do everything in our power to help our customers save money. This means providing you with quality installations, timely maintenance, and accurate Burlington,  MA electric repairs as needed. We can also help you choose lighting options to optimize on your home’s efficiency, as well.

There is one repair need that is easy to ignore, or at least delay, as it doesn’t seem that important, and that’s a problem with a ceiling fan or multiple ceiling fans within your home. First off, it’s never a good idea to delay electrical repairs of any kind, as the source of the problem must be found. Frayed or damaged wiring can end up being a safety hazard for you and your family.

But secondly, delaying ceiling fan repairs can actually negatively impact your HVAC efficiency. You’re probably wondering how.

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Look for These Qualities in an Electrician

February 12th, 2018

electrician stripping wiresIs it time for you to upgrade your electrical panel? Or maybe you are in need of whole-house rewiring, or want to have your smoke and CO detectors hardwired into your electrical system. Whatever your electrical service requirements might be, one this is for certain—you need the assistance of highly experienced and properly trained Waltham, MA electricians.

Do you know how to spot a quality electrician, though? If not, we’ve provided a guideline below for you to refer to when looking for a qualified service professional.

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Should You Replace Your Gas Heater with an Electric System?

January 29th, 2018

Closeup view about using some appliance such as air condition.We get it—your initial reaction to this question is likely one of confusion. Natural gas is a more affordable source of fuel than electricity, so why would you want to replace a gas appliance with a Woburn, MA electrical system? And, you’re right. In many cases this wouldn’t make sense.

But an instance in which this scenario will benefit you—both comfort-wise and monetarily—is when you’re replacing a 15+ year old gas-powered furnace with an electrically powered ductless heater.

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What Your Electrician Wants You to Know

January 15th, 2018

Side view of male technician examining fusebox with multimeter probeWhen it comes to performing electrical work, there are many inherent risks. At least, this is the case if you are attempting an electrical job with no prior training or knowledge on how to do so. Fortunately, when you get in contact with our team, you don’t need to worry about that.

We have years of training and solid expertise in electrical jobs of all shapes and sizes, from indoor and outdoor lighting and electrical panel upgrades to generator services and new construction wiring. All of that being said, though, there are questions that regularly come up that we want to be able to answer for you. Keep reading to learn what some of these most frequent questions are, and what our Burlington, MA electricians want you to know.

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Follow These Tips for Great Indoor Lighting!

January 1st, 2018

dining room with recessed indoor lighting on ceilingWhen you decide to have Waltham, MA indoor lighting installed in your home, you have many factors to consider. First off, it’s important that you trust in professionals for this kind of electrical installation—or any electrical installation, truthfully. The reason for this is because professionals know how to install wiring and fixtures safely, and also have the knowledge, training, and licensing to keep up with building codes and requirements for your community.

But indoor lighting installation isn’t all business! We get it—you want to create a certain ambiance within your home. That’s why we’ve provided some tips below to follow when you’re choosing what type of lighting you’d like in your living space.

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Common Home Theater Problems

December 18th, 2017

Family eating pizza and watching TV on sofaWhen it comes to installing any sort of system in your home, electrical fixtures can be among the most complicated. The same is true when it comes to Wakefield, MA electrical repair. Repair needs can come up if systems are not installed properly to begin with. And improper installation can also create safety hazards. One particular installation that can have many problems if not done correctly is that of a home theater system.

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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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