How Does A Home Generator Work?

May 15, 2021

We often take electricity for granted. Rather, we take it for granted until we lose it. It’s never an ideal situation to be without power. That’s why many people throughout Placer County seek the assistance of our team at Maverick Electrical Services with home generators. A home generator can be a backup source of power while the electrical grid is down. It can provide you with a way to keep your fridge, air conditioner or heater, and other important appliances up and running during a power outage. To anyone with a medical condition requiring refrigeration of medication, sterilization

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What Way Should My Ceiling Fan Turn During Summer?

April 12, 2021

A ceiling fan is a great tool to help your Lincoln home feel cooler during the summer. To make the most of this tool, though, it’s important to know how to use it properly. Many people don’t realize that there are a few tricks to properly and efficiently using a ceiling fan. After you read this guide from Maverick Electrical Services, though, you’ll be a ceiling fan pro. Clockwise or Counterclockwise? Many people are surprised to learn that ceiling fans can turn both clockwise and counterclockwise. While both directions are useful for various times of the year, you

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How to Prepare for a Power Outage

March 17, 2021

Some advance planning can help protect your family when a power outage occurs. Since these outages often happen unexpectedly and you won’t know how long they’ll last, it’s paramount to organize some items ahead of time. Consider how much you routinely depend on electricity. You’ll need replacements for your lighting, your cooking facilities, and other essentials. This could go on for a while, so don’t forget the entertainment. Having a stash of fun games and activities for the family can keep everyone relaxed while they’re waiting for the power to come back on. Charge Your Phone

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How To Know If House Has Electrical Problems

February 12, 2021

Your home is bound to experience some electrical problems, even if you maintain the electrical system regularly. Electrical elements like fuses and wiring systems wear out over time. Electrical problems create significant dangers to your family. Even small electrical problems can become hazardous and cause a long-term problem. Therefore, it is wise to look out for certain signs of electrical problems at home to know when you need an electrician for repairs or replacements. Tripped Circuits Electricity gets into the house at one location and then gets to the circuit breaker before being distributed to other

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Does A Whole House Generator Add Value To Your Home?

January 10, 2021

Having a whole-house generator can add value to your home. Depending on where you live and the size of your home, you may realize a 17% or higher gain. What Is a Whole-House Generator? A whole-house generator produces electricity when the power grid is down. You can heat and cool your home along with powering electric devices like TVs, computers and so on. They save you money, such as not having to throw away perfectly good food in your freezer if you lose electricity for over a day. Location, Location, Location Like

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Why Lights Flicker and Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Them

December 17, 2020

If you have lights flickering within your home, this isn’t a problem that can be ignored. It’s important to find out why they’re flickering as it can be a serious safety concern. Large Current Draw A large appliance can pull 100 amps or more when it’s turn on. This large surge in power can cause your lights to flicker for a short period of time. You should have an electrician inspect your wiring to make sure your appliances aren’t overworking the circuits. Dimmer Switches Dimmer switches cause LED bulbs to flicker if

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Electrical Generators Offer More Than Just Backup Power

November 18, 2020

How to Get More Than Just Backup Power out of Your Electrical Generator Electrical generators offer an excellent array of amenities for home and business owners today. From comfort to safety, these systems are a real game-changer. If you’re interested in exactly what kinds of benefits these systems can offer, follow along for the top three benefits of having an electrical generator today. 1. Comfort in Emergencies Electrical generators offer a powerful buffer against emergency situations when the home’s power supply is interrupted. When the power goes out, people without a generator quickly

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What should I do if an appliance continuously blows a fuse?

October 20, 2020

3 Things to Do if an Appliances Keeps Blowing a Fuse The modern home today uses far more electricity than it ever did in the past. Due to this, it is common for an appliance in your home to blow a fuse, especially if your electrical system is outdated. There are three things that you could try to do if your appliances keep blowing an electric fuse. 1. Consider if the Fuse Is Over Used Between the use of appliances, electronics, chargers, and personal care items that need electric power, it can be easy

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AMPs, Watts, and Volts: A Guide to Measuring Power

September 19, 2020

How Electrical Power Is Measured When you buy an electrical appliance or get your electricity bill in Lincoln, CA, you might wonder exactly how the electricity is measured. There are several ways of measuring electrical power, and they can be confusing for a person who isn’t an electrician. Here’s what you need to know about amps, watts, volts and how the electric company calculates your bill. Amps Amperes, often shortened to amps, are a unit of measure related to the flow of current per second. Amps are how outlets and electrical wiring are measured. A

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How To Protect Your Home From Power Surges

August 11, 2020

How To Protect Your Home From Power Surges Most homes are filled with sensitive electronic equipment, ranging from laptops to HDTVs. Even if it isn’t a direct hit, a power surge caused by lightning strikes, damaged power lines, or other factors can put your expensive equipment at risk. Some power surges are actually caused by devices inside the home. Learn what you can do to prevent power surges in your home with the following tips. Invest in Whole-Home Power Surge Protection Consider hiring an electrical company to install whole-home power surge protection that will

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