Get the Answers You’ve Been Looking for from Your Local Electrician
Do you have any electrical questions that you’d want addressed by a professional? If you do, you’ll be relieved to know that Sonner Electric is here to answer any queries you may have. Continue reading for a Q&A with an electrician who will address many of your questions. Then call us at 661-728-0126 if you have any more questions or to make an appointment.
When should I contact an electrician?
This is one of the most often asked questions. Of course, you should contact us immediately if you have an emergency. Otherwise, the following indicators indicate that you may want electrical assistance:
- Your circuit breakers are continually being reset
- You find yourself regularly replacing fuses
- When a big device (such as an air conditioner) is turned on, the lights in the room are dimmed
- Your lights flicker or turn on and off without warning
- It smells like electricity is on fire
- You have a power strip or extension cord with many electrical gadgets plugged in
- You wish to upgrade your two-prong outlets to three-prong outlets
These are just a few of the indicators that it’s time to bring in the experts.
Should I try to do my own electrical work?
That is dependent on the nature of the work. It is allowed in most places to do whatever you want with your own house, but you may require permits. If you aren’t trained as an electrician, you risk injuring yourself and/or causing significant property damage. We frequently discover at Sonner Electric that homeowners who attempted to save money by completing the job themselves wind up spending more in the long run.
What is the difference between a fuse and a breaker panel?
When there is an electrical overload, both are intended to trip (i.e. turn off). For instance, if you tried to operate a 20-amp electrical load on a circuit intended for 15 amps, the circuit would trip. A breaker panel differs from a fuse box in that a breaker is mechanical. As a result, unlike a fuse, which can only be blown once before needing to be replaced, it may be reset.
What is the procedure for resetting my breaker?
Determine which breaker tripped in your breaker box. Then totally turn it off and on again. It may appear that a breaker has not been tripped, but it may just be in a state of neutral that prevents it from functioning properly. You can turn all of the breakers off and on again if you’re not sure which one has blown. It’s a good idea to identify your breakers so you know which is which.
Do you have any follow-up questions for an electrician? We at Sonner Electric are excited to assist you. Simply dial 661-728-0126 to reach us.