Sunday, July 31, 2011

Panels and Meters

There are many homes in the Victoria area that have old and outdated electrical services.An electrical service is the outside panel and meter coming into your home.In homes that 40 years or older, Federal Pacific panels have been installed which are not made any more.You can still get breakers for them but they are more expencive and harder to find.Generally older homes have 60 to 100 amp services which may have been fine 40 years ago but now we have more appliances and A/C s ,which demand more electricity.I recomend upgrading your service to 200 amp.It will cost you in the short term but will add value safety and protection to your home.As always if you have any questions , give me a call at 361 433-6039.John

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Air Conditioners

Every year durring the summer months i get calls from coustmers about a/c tripping the breaker.Small window units can pull between 8 to 15 amps.If anything else is on the same cicuit it can trip the breaker.If you are going to have several small ac cooling your house itis a good idea to have them on there own breaker.This requires running a isolated circuit from the panel box.The best bet if you have the money is to run central air for the whole house. The savings could show up in your electric bill.As always if you have any questions give me a call John 361 433-6039

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Generators

I have been getting calls asking about generators.When purchasing a generator there is no need to buy one to run the whole house.If the power does go out it usally just for a few days.A portable genertor may be your best choice,they are easy to store and are less money than an in ground unit. Be sure to keep a running generator away from your house and in a well vetilated area.If you have any questions call me at 361 433-6039

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Golds Gym

We worked last week getting Golds Gym up and running we were working as subs for denco construction out of Dallas.They had fallen behind and needed some help.We were glad to do it and grateful for the work.On 07/20/2011 we will be building a service for Pecan grove mobile home park.We are just starting out in Victoria and are always looking for new jobs.If you have a question ,post it or e-mail me at john@service-electric.us.Thank you to all are coustmers for calling us and allowing us to do work for them.