You have probably discovered your home isn’t quite as cool as you would like it to be this summer. You may have turned the AC down a few degrees trying to achieve the perfect, comfortable temperature for you to relax in, but just can’t seem to get there. The heat seems to become stifling in the evening for many homes. This can usually be blamed on all the heat that is trapped in the attic of a home. A Beverly Hills electrician can help you eliminate all that trapped heat with the installation of an attic fan. The team at H Electric is here to help you make your home more comfortable without running up your electric bill and possibly damaging your air conditioner.
The attic fans use a fraction of the electricity of an air conditioner. The fans are typically placed on a thermostat that will automatically turn the fan on when the air temperature of the attic reaches a certain point. The fan pulls the hot air out of the attic and pushes it outside while pulling in the cooler air from the outdoors. Attic fans are usually placed inside the attic with the intake fan placed under an eave. The area under the eave is in shadows and the air will be cooler than the air in an area that is exposed to the sun.
Because there is wiring involved, the job needs to be completed by an electrician. Beverly Hills residents will be able to feel the difference in the air temperature in their home within the first few hours of the attic fan running. Homeowners will see the difference the attic fans make on their first electric bill following the installation. If you want to help keep your home cool this summer, give H Electric a call today and schedule your attic fan installation.
That electricity bill doesn’t seem to be getting any smaller despite the fact you are make a valiant effort. You are turning off lights when you leave a room, you are turning off the television when you are not watching and you have probably turned off other appliances when you weren’t using. But it doesn’t seem to help. An electrician in Beverly Hills is here to tell you what the top energy users in your home are. When you know what is eating up your electricity, you can focus your efforts to really make a dent in that monthly electric bill. If you need more information, feel free to give H Electric a call.
By far, your air conditioner is the biggest energy hog in your home. It is an electricity monster. Anything you can do to lessen the demand on your air conditioner will help you save money on your electric bill. Using a ceiling fan, keeping the doors and windows closed and using heavy drapes on south-facing windows is a huge help.
The water heater is your next target. If you can reduce the amount of hot water you use, it is a huge help. Turning down your water heater will save you some money. Investing in an energy efficient water heater can save you money in the long run. Insulated water heaters will keep the water hot longer, reducing the amount of electricity needed to heat the water.
The next item on the list is your lighting. This is a very easy way to reduce your Beverly Hills electrical bill. Make sure you are using CFLs in your fixtures. Consider using LEDs for any more energy savings. Dimmer switches can help as well. If you would like to learn more about what you can do to save electricity or you would like to schedule a ceiling fan installation, give H Electric a call today.
Have you ever stepped into your yard at night because you thought you heard something or maybe you saw a shadow moving across the grass? It can be eerie not being able to see your surroundings. A porch light will only illuminate so much. The rest of your landscaping will be left cloaked in darkness, which is an invitation for critters. The darkness is also a safety hazard for you and any guests who might be enjoying a summer evening at your house. You can remedy your dark yard and landscaping with the help of a Beverly Hills electrician. The team at H Electric is here to help you bring your yard out of the darkness and into the light with electric landscaping lights.
Electric lights are reliable and ensure your yard is lit throughout the night. You won’t have to worry about the bulbs fading like the solar lights tend to do. The electric lights tend to be a little brighter as well, which will allow you to use fewer lights to light up your yard. There are hundreds of different styles and designs for you to choose from. If you want bright lights that light up a large area, you can find them at your home improvement store. If you just want something subtle to run alongside pathways, these are easy to find as well.
Once you have decided on the lights you want installed, call your electrician. Beverly Hills homeowners will appreciate the job getting done the right way the first time. There is some labor involved with the installation process. A small trench will need to be dug to bury the wiring. The electrician will go about hard-wiring the lights into your home’s electric panel. You can choose to have your lights run on a timer or with a manual switch. Give H Electric a call today and schedule your outdoor lighting installation.
Ceiling fans are an excellent way to add beauty, comfort and style to your home. It isn’t all about looks, though. A ceiling serves a real purpose and will ultimately save you plenty of money on your electric bill. It doesn’t hurt to have more than one fan in your home based on the size and your needs. If you have already heard about all the benefits of ceiling fans, you are probably ready to make the investment. Before you do, there are some things you need to know first. An electrician in Beverly Hills has a few tips to help you pick the right fan for your needs. The team at H Electric can provide you with more information.
Ceiling fans are available in a variety of sizes. Each box will include specifications that indicate what size of room the fan is suitable for. The length of the blades affects the amount of air generated by the fan. You wouldn’t want excessively long blades designed for a large room to be placed in a small bedroom. Another key component you will need to look for when buying a fan is the length between the blades and the ceiling. A 12 inch clearance is about the minimum you will find. If you have high ceilings, you can buy an extension bar to bring the fan down a bit so you can feel the air.
Lastly, you will want to consider buying a fan with a remote control. An adapter is available that will make it possible for you to turn the fan off and on as well as control the speed of the blades. This will need to be handled by an electrician familiar with Beverly Hills electrical needs. You can be assured the team at H Electric can take care of the installation of your ceiling fan. Give us a call today.
With summer approaching, it is time to get ready for some of the harshest weather Mother Nature can dish out. Thunderstorms can get pretty wild with high winds, heavy rains and of course, lightning. Each of those weather situations can knock out power alone, but when you combine all three, which is what happens in a severe thunderstorm, it is almost a guarantee the power will go out. You may be okay with that for a while, but if you didn’t have to go without power, wouldn’t you do it? A Beverly Hills electrician can help you stay out of the dark by installing a standby generator. The team at H Electric is ready to help you get ready to ride out the summer storms.
A standby generator is installed outside your home. Typically, the generator is installed in back or on the side of the house. It looks unassuming and is contained inside a metal box similar to an electrical box. The generator is hard-wired to the home through the electric panel. Depending on the size of the generator, you can opt to have the entire home run off the generator or just a few breakers that power a few rooms. Because of the intricate nature of the wiring, you will need to hire an electrician. Beverly Hills homeowners will want to discuss the various sizes with a qualified electrician.
One of the major bonuses to having a standby generator versus a portable generator is the ease with which the generator restores the home’s power. You will only need to flip a switch or simply wait a few second while the standby generator kicks on. There is no need to go about starting the generator and running electrical cords. During the installation process, your electrician will explain all of the basics to you. If you would like to schedule your generator installation, give H Electric a call today.
Do your love the tranquility of well-tended park? Maybe you enjoy sitting on your favorite bench surrounded by the birds, trees and blooming flowers, while reading your favorite book or talking with someone special. What if you could have your own piece of the park in your own backyard? You can with the help of an electrician in Beverly Hills. Yes, you will need an electrician and you can count on those at H Electric to get the job done.
You don’t need an electrician to take care of the foliage in your little corner, but you will likely want to be able to enjoy the space in the evenings or maybe in the early morning before you head to work. It would be the perfect place to sit and enjoy your first cup of coffee in the morning. Because of that, you will want to have some lights in the area. It will likely be shaded so you can enjoy the area without the heat of the sun pushing you indoors. You will need an electrician to deal with the Beverly Hills electrical wiring that is required to wire the lights into your home’s electric panel.
Another common feature you will find in a park is a water fountain. There are plenty of fountains designed on a smaller scale for backyards. You can enjoy the sound of moving water in your own backyard. You will need an outlet to power the pump that moves the water. Water features can be further enhanced with a spotlight directed on them. This is another job for your electrician. Map out your plans and determine where you want lights placed and the best place for your outlets. And then give H Electric a call today and schedule your lighting and outdoor installation so you can start enjoying your little piece of heaven in your backyard.
We love electricity. How can we not? It gives us so many great things and makes our lives so much easier. Unfortunately, there is one pesky problem with electricity—electrical cords! It seems like they get in the way of working in the kitchen, become tripping hazards in the living room and the various cords for your chargers are always at risk of being yanked out or smashed. A Beverly Hills electrician has a solution to help you keep your electrical cords neat and orderly. You can count on the team at H Electric to provide you with more tips about electric safety.
In areas like around your television or your computer desk, you will probably note there are several cords that tend to get jumbled up and look a little unsightly. Isn’t it amazing how cords can become so tangled with no effort at all? In some cases, you can simply hide the cords and never think about them again, but in others, they create an unsightly mess. Try some of these free, inventive ways to organize all of your cords, including your data lines and various computer equipment cords provided by an electrician. Beverly Hills residents will want to start saving those little plastic bread clips to do the first one.
1-Use bread ties to label cords. Use a marker to label a cord, i.e. PC or Printer and attach it to the right cord.
2-Save your old toilet paper rolls to use as organizers for cords that are not in use. Put the cardboard tubes upright in a box. Roll your old cell phone charger cords or data cable and place one in each tube. Label the tubes for better organization.
3-Use black binder clips to keep your computer cords right where you need them. Slip the cord through the clip and attach the clip to the edge of the desk.
These are just a few ways you can organize your cords. If you need electrical help or have any questions, give H Electric a call today.
Your home is something you want to be proud of and comfortable in. People often don’t realize how important a role lighting plays in making your home inviting as well as attractive. A gorgeous fixture can add something special to a room especially if your home is more than 20 years old. There are so many new fixtures available today that look more modern and are often more energy efficient than those from decades past. An electrician in Beverly Hills, like those at H Electric, can help you revitalize your home.
There are so many new options on the market that allow you plenty of flexibility with placement of the fixtures. Gone are the days when you were forced to do with one light fixture in the center of the room or one light hanging over your center kitchen island. Nowadays, you have the option to choose track lighting, which gives you several bulbs all along the same fixture. Each bulb can be directed in a different area. The kitchen island, the stovetop area and the refrigerator area can all be lit up with just one switch.
One of the newest trends in home lighting is the use of LED lights. They are very energy efficient and will save you a great deal of money on your Beverly Hills electrical bill. You will need specialized light fixtures to take advantage of the LEDs cost savings. In some cases, an electrician can simply install an LED light strip. However, these are not ideal for lighting up an entire room and are more for places like under the kitchen cupboards and in closet spaces. If you are not sure what it is you are looking for, check out the lighting section at your local home improvement store. Once you have decided what you would like, give H Electric a call and schedule your installation.
The next month or two will give you a nice break on your electric bill as the demand to heat your home decreases while it is still cool enough you don’t need your air conditioner. Would you like to save even more money on your electric bill? You can extend your savings to last year round by following these few energy saving tips provided by an electrician in Beverly Hills. You can count on H Electric to provide you with more information about saving money on your electric bill.
1-Your parents probably hammered the point home about shutting off the lights when you left a room. This is still true today. Turn off lights when not in use. Consider having timers installed that will turn outside lights off and on when you need them.
2-Hire a Beverly Hills electrician to install a ceiling fan. This will help you cut down on your heating and air conditioning demands.
3-Make a conscience effort to unplug items that are not in use. Appliances and technological devices that are plugged in and turned off are still drawing electricity. This phenomena is referred to as phantom power.
4-Time your showers for a couple of days. Make a conscience effort to reduce your average shower time by a couple of minutes.
5-Only wash full loads of clothes in the washer. Try air drying the clothes or using the fluff cycle on your dryer.
6-This same practice should be applied to the dishwasher. Allow the dishes to air dry instead of using the heated drying cycle.
7-Switch to CFLs in your light fixtures. This can save you around $15 to $20 a month on your electric bill.
These 7 tips are just the tip of the iceberg. There are plenty of other things you can do to reduce your electricity use. Give H Electric a call today to learn more about energy savings.
Your home is your castle and probably one of the biggest investments you have. It only makes sense you would want to hire the best person possible for a given job. It can be a little tough to figure out who to call when you need electrical work done. The following traits are what you should look for when hiring an electrician in Beverly Hills. You can count on H Electric to provide you with an electrician that meets all of these traits.
Licensed and Insured
A licensed electrician has met the requirements set forth by the National Electric Code. A licensed electrician will have passed and exam and proven their knowledge of electricity. This is essential. It is never a good idea to let somebody perform electrical work in your home if they are not licensed. You are placing your home and your safety at risk. The license offers a bit of a safety net for you. Along with the license, the electrician should be insured. This protects the electrician in case of injury in your home and you in case something is damaged during the course of the work.
While we joke about the timliness of the cable guy, it is no laughing matter when you have to sit around and wait for a repairman. You need an electrician who gives you an estimate of when they will arrive and sticks to it.
Because electrical work can be extremely dangerous, it is important you hire a knowledgeable electrician. Beverly Hills homeowners need somebody who keeps up with the ever changing codes and latest techniques.
Reputation is also important. Ask your friends and neighbors if they can recommend anybody or if they have any experience working with a particular company.
Give H Electric a call today and schedule your electric repair. You can rest assured each electrician will be up to your high standards.