RESIDENTIAL WORK

Accessible electricity plays a big part of your comfort at home. If your electrical system isn’t functioning properly, neither is your cooling, heating, and other essentials. We restore and repair faulty electrical equipment. No job is too small.

COMMERCIAL PROJECTS

Meyer Electrical Services, Inc. operates with a service-oriented philosophy of both quality and integrity to provide the best value for our commercial clients. We are committed to improving the performance of electrical systems in shopping centers, office buildings, warehouses, and much more. If you have a commercial electrical issue, we can help.

WHOLE-HOUSE SURGE PROTECTION

While lightning is more dangerous, smaller much more common spikes can cause much more damage. In the blink of an eye, a spike can cause your computer to lock up for no apparent reason. And they can happen all day long. Affordable whole-house surge protection installed at your circuit breaker can safely divert surges into your ground circuit. Contact us for more details.

ELECTRICAL GENERATORS

Make sure that you’re ready if the power goes off by equipping your home or business with a dependable generator. We are an authorized dealer of and specialize in the installation of Kohler™ products. And to keep your unit in working condition, we also offer generator maintenance.

ABOUT US

Meyer Electrical Services in Bethesda, MD will help you maintain your access to power with electrical maintenance from our contractors. Founded in 1991, Meyer Electrical Services, Inc. provides various electrical services, including troubleshooting, circuit breaker replacement, panel upgrades (heavy-up), standby generators, and surge protection. We offer installation of ceiling and attic fans, outdoor lighting, light switches, dimmers, and light fixtures. To help our customers keep up with modern technologies, we install electric vehicle charging stations (EV charges), CATV, computer cabling, and much more. We are licensed and insured in the states of Maryland and Virginia, along with the District of Columbia. Our company proudly provides electrical services for all of Montgomery County.

Licenses and Certifications

  • Licensed and Insured in Maryland, DC, and Virginia
  • Master’s Licenses and Journeyman Cards
  • Good Standing Certificate from the Government of the District of Columbia
  • Good Standing Certificate from General Accounting Division, Comptroller of Maryland
  • Bondable with A+ Insurance Company

RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL HEAVY -UPS

“Heavy-up” refers to a home or building electrical renovation that increases the amperage that comes into your building at the electrical panel. If your home or office building requires the ability to handle a heavier load of electricity, we can upgrade your electrical system. In Bethesda, DC and the surrounding suburbs, the heavy-up process involves the submission of plans and permit applications to the local government for approval and inspections.

All of our work adheres to National Electrical Code and to Pepco’s requirements. If your home or office building needs more power, call or email us and we will do a site survey and submit a detailed proposal.

GENERATOR INSTALLATIONS

Our lives depend on power

It is simple – our lives depend on power. Losing electricity can be a scary thing, when you cannot run your A/C or your heating system, and complete your daily essentials like cooking, laundry or the kids’ bath time. And what happens to all the food in the refrigerator and freezer? Your lights, televisions, computers, radio, and even special phones can be rendered useless. You are cut off from the rest of the world! Do you have someone with special needs or who require medical equipment? What happens to them? Isn’t it time to provide a little peace of mind to your family? Have Meyer Electrical Services, Inc. preform your generator

Kohler Generators (air and liquid-cooled)

Kohler Generators (air cooled) are available in 8kW to 22kW models. They make standby power a savvy investment for residential applications. For small business power standby solutions we offer 25kW to 60kW units. These revolutionary generators are exceptionally quiet, environmentally friendly and so affordable that they can often pay for themselves during a single power outage in commercial and industrial applications. The units are fully enclosed in an insulated weatherproof enclosure. Kohler generators are the only engine designed specifically for extended generator use, not adapted from lawn and garden applications. You decide what items are important to you in a power outage and we will help you to determine the power you need. Whether you want basic circuits or your whole home powered, Meyer Electrical Services, Inc. will offer the right generator solution for you, complete an installation and provide regular preventative maintenance services according to installation contract.

We only install Kohler Generators only due to their superior reliability. We provide maintenance and service for Generac, Briggs & Stratton and Cummings/Onan generators.

We are an authorized Kohler Dealer and Certified in Diagnostics, Maintenance, and Repairs

We are an authorized Kohler Dealer and Certified in Diagnostics, Maintenance, and Repairs in strict accordance with Kohler established guidelines. This ensures your Kohler Warranty is valid from a proper install. We are fully licensed and insured. We only use the best products available to install all of the electrical components. We provide turnkey installations in a neat and a workmanlike manner. Your project will be complete from start to finish with Meyer Electrical Services, Inc.

1st Year Maintenance

We offer 1st year of maintenance on all generator installations.

RECENT BLOG ARTICLES

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Jun 2022
24th Jun 2022

Upgrade Your Hotel’s Lighting for the Summer Season


Summer is here, and hotels typically book more guests during this season due to family vacations. Ensuring your hotel’s lighting is functional and in great condition will help make your property safer and more secure for visitors. Lighting design can also improve the visibility of your hotel and create a welcoming atmosphere for your premises.





Importance of Lighting Design





Often neglected, lighting plays an important role for most businesses. Lighting design for hotels can strongly influence the mood of their guests. You should work with a licensed electrician when selecting a lighting design for your hotel. Below are several aspects you should consider prior to upgrading your lighting.





Tone





Traditional yellow lighting can make your premises appear dingy. The tone may also negatively affect the mood of guests because the atmosphere feels uncomfortable and oppressive. Upgrading to white lighting will brighten the atmosphere for everyone. Guests will think your facility feels friendlier and workers will be more productive.





Brightness





If your hotel’s lighting is too dim, safety will be compromised because accidents and crime will be more likely. In addition, dark facilities tend to negatively affect the mood of guests. However, an excessively bright lighting scheme can make people feel overly exposed, making your hotel feel cold and intrusive. You should work with a lighting design expert to find the right approach.





Number of Lights





Installing too many light fixtures will make your maintenance and utility cost unnecessarily more costly, lowering profitability. However, inadequate lighting will make your hotel too dark. This will compromise guest and worker safety and make your facility look dingy. Work with professionals to come up with the right number and combination of light sources for your hotel.





Placement





Proper lighting placement is crucial for a successful lighting design. The position and direction of the lights will have aesthetic, functional, and psychological impacts on your guests and workers.





Electrical Services You Can Trust





Founded in 1991 and serving Maryland, Virginia, and D.C., where we are licensed and insured, Meyer Electrical Services provides home and commercial electrical services you can trust, including:





  • Standby Generator Installation
  • Panel Upgrades (Heavy-Ups)
  • Electrical Vehicle Charging Stations
  • Structured Cabling
  • Circuit Breaker Replacement




Based in Bethesda, our team proudly serves all of Montgomery County. Receive a free consultation for custom electrical work today by calling (301) 941-1400.


20th Jun 2022

Standby Generator Basics for Hotels & Motels – Part 2


According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, American electricity customers suffered more than eight hours of electric power interruptions in 2020, the most since data collection began in 2013. Natural or manmade disasters, including severe weather and fires, are the usual cause of a power outage. Part 2 will discuss Capacity, Proper Operation, Location, and Noise.





Capacity





Prior to buying a standby generator, consult with a licensed commercial electrician regarding your power requirements. A natural gas-powered unit providing 100-250 kW will meet typical hotel power demands. Once your needs and the power capacity that your facility will require are determined, you can ensure the model you purchase will be appropriate.





Proper Operation





A standby generator should only be operated by carefully following the instructions of the manufacturer. Compliance with local building codes and a permit will also be needed for a commercial standby generator.





Regularly scheduled testing of standby generators will ensure they are properly functioning and ready in an emergency. Testing is also important for their proper maintenance as like a car, they need to be started occasionally.





Location





Several factors will come into play for determining whether a hotel or motel’s standby generator should be installed indoors or outdoors. The majority of facilities chose an outdoor generator installation because of an easier installation process. There are more concerns regarding dedicating an indoor area for a generator. If improperly maintained, every type of generator can be hazardous. An indoor generator will also require its own dedicated generator room to comply with ventilation requirements,





Noise





A standby generator will generate a level of noise when being used. There are some models that are quite loud and may disturb the people in surrounding buildings and residences. Fortunately, a commercial standby generator is typically more quiet than portable generators. In any case, operate a generator only when it is needed. Schedule its automatic testing during normal business hours.





Electrical Services You Can Trust





Meyer Electrical Services is an authorized Generac and KOHLER Sales &





Service Dealer serving Maryland, Virginia, and D.C. We provide custom standby generator installations and are trained and licensed to perform the regularly required important factory service and maintenance. Receive a free consultation today by calling (301) 941-1400.


15th Jun 2022

Standby Generator Basics for Hotels & Motels – Part 1


Natural and manmade disasters can cause extended power outages that greatly affect a hotel or motel. A brief loss of power due to a utility problem can also wreak havoc. Every resort facility should prepare for the inevitable power outage. Failing to plan for the loss of electricity could lead to lost bookings, poor communications with guests, reduced goodwill, and the loss of revenue.







Hotels and motels can prevent these potential problems by installing a standby generator on their premises. When electricity from the utility is cut, the generator will automatically activate and restore power, allowing a facility and its employees to keep working and serving guests. Safety and security will also be maintained.





From a larger hotel to a smaller roadside motel, a standby generator ready for emergencies ensures that the negative effects resulting from a power outage will be mitigated.





Standby Generator Overview





A standby or automatic generator is installed with a permanent connection to a facility’s electrical system. Installed outside, a standby generator interfaces with a hotel or motel’s electrical system via an automatic transfer switch (ATS). During power outages, the transfer switch automatically disconnects the facility from the electrical grid and turns on the generator, which is typically powered by natural gas from the facility.





After utility power is restored, the standby generator automatically turns off, and the hotel or motel will be reconnected to the grid. The ATS is critical because it prevents electricity produced by the generator from back feeding into utility lines and harming anyone working on them.





Part 2 will discuss Capacity, Proper Operation, Location, and Noise.





Electrical Services You Can Trust





Meyer Electrical Services is an authorized Generac and KOHLER Sales & Service Dealer. We provide custom standby generator installations and are trained and licensed to perform the regularly required important factory service and maintenance.





Founded in 1991 and serving Maryland, Virginia, and D.C., where we are licensed and insured, Meyer Electrical Services provides home and commercial electrical services you can trust, including:





  • Standby Generator Installation
  • Panel Upgrades (Heavy-Ups)
  • Electrical Vehicle Charging Stations
  • Structured Cabling
  • Circuit Breaker Replacement




Based in Bethesda, our team proudly serves all of Montgomery County. Receive a free consultation for custom electrical work today by calling (301) 941-1400.


9th Jun 2022

Reasons a Room’s Electrical Outlets Are Not Working


When your whole house loses electricity, it’s usually because of issues involving the electrical panel or the utility company. However, when electrical outlets are not working in a single room it's a little harder to figure out.





Below are the possible reasons why an outlet may not be working. Always work with a licensed electrician for your safety and the best results.





Burned Marks on Outlets





This is a huge red flag in terms of an electrical fire hazard. Caused by overloading, scorch marks, sizzling sounds, and melting in or around an outlet needs to be addressed as soon as possible by a licensed electrician.





Faulty Appliance Plugs and Cords





Check each appliance, searching for damage, melting, and wear on its plug and cord. If either is in bad condition, get a replacement. Plug back in and hit the reset button if both are in good shape.





GFCI Outlet Needs Reset





GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) outlets are typically located in a basement, bathroom, kitchen, or laundry room in areas where water can be present. Safety electrical code requires GFCI outlets to prevent an electrocution resulting from water touching an outlet. Reset the button located on each GFCI outlet.





Loosened Electrical Wiring





A single outlet or even several can malfunction due to a loose wire. Loosening may be due to a poor installation or the passing of time. A professional can reattach or replace loose wires to ensure that electrical outlets are working.





Older Outlets





Older outlets sometimes stop working due to wear and tear. Simply replacing an old and defective outlet will usually solve the problem, but it should be performed by a licensed electrician.





Tripped Circuit Breaker





Try an experiment by unplugging every electrical device in the problem room. Then flip the breaker for that room to the OFF position then turn it back ON. If the breaker fails to snap back into the proper position or it trips repeatedly, this likely means there is a problem with the electrical panel, and you will need help from a licensed electrician.





Electrical Services You Can Trust





Founded in 1991 and serving Maryland, Virginia, and D.C., where we are licensed and insured, Meyer Electrical Services provides home and commercial electrical services you can trust, including:





  • Standby Generator Installation
  • Panel Upgrades (Heavy-Ups)
  • Electrical Vehicle Charging Stations
  • Structured Cabling
  • Circuit Breaker Replacement




Based in Bethesda, our team proudly serves all of Montgomery County. Receive a free consultation for custom electrical work today by calling (301) 941-1400.


7th Jun 2022

Maximize Benefits From Your Home’s Exterior Lighting – Part 2


Part 2 will discuss Selecting Exterior Fixtures, Determine Lighting Style, Be Aware of Ratings, and How Outdoor Areas Can Increase Home Value.





Selecting Exterior Fixtures





There are numerous categories of outdoor lighting fixtures can be utilized in various ways. Types include ceiling fixtures, lamp posts, wall sconces, and pendants. Gaining popularity in the last few years are the three listed below:





  • Bollard lights, which are vertical posts, usually from 40” to 44” tall, that improve the visibility on architectural paths, long driveways, and pathways.
  • Path lights, which work like bollards, but are only 14” in height.
  • Uplights highlight flagpoles, greenery, and water features.




Determine Lighting Style





The lighting style you choose will depend on your taste. You can start by asking the questions below.





  • Would you like the exterior lighting to imitate your indoor lighting? This can be a way to connect the two spaces.
  • Is the architecture of your home's exterior different from the interior? If so, outdoor lighting can be used to accentuate these features. An alternative is going minimalist and playing down the effects of exterior fixtures.
  • Do you want something unique and personal for your home’s exterior? Similar to art and furniture, there is a wide range of styles, so consulting with a lighting designer may be the best approach.




Be Aware of Ratings





As safety is paramount, work with a licensed electrician to ensure the exterior lighting purchased is properly rated for the area where it will be installed. Wet-rated indicates a product can be utilized in areas exposed directly to weather.  Damp-rated is designed to be used in sheltered environments that can become damp. Local code may require Dark Sky compliance, which reduces light pollution at night, and a licensed electrician can give you advice.





How Outdoor Areas Can Increase Home Value





A growing trend is creating a multi-functional outdoor space for your home that can be used for preparing meals and outdoor dining. Designing the proper lighting scheme that can serve both will be important. Having done a great job, a homeowner can anticipate many years of fun with family and friends outdoors and a greater resale value.





Electrical Services You Can Trust





Founded in 1991, Meyer Electrical Services provides home and commercial electrical services in Maryland, Virginia, and D.C., where we are licensed and insured. Based in Bethesda, our team proudly serves all of Montgomery County. Receive a free consultation for custom electrical work today by calling (301) 941-1400.


2nd Jun 2022

Maximize Benefits From Your Home’s Exterior Lighting – Part 1


Owners of single-family houses, townhouses or condos should treat their exterior lighting with as much thought as they do interior lighting. This is an aspect of your home that can be improved in a fairly short amount of time. The following summarizes the benefits of exterior lighting at night:





  • Increases safety by making it safer to walk around while discouraging crime.
  • Provides a warm welcome when visitors visit your home.
  • Highlights and accentuates your architectural and landscape features.
  • Creates a more comfortable and friendly atmosphere in lounging areas.
  • Allows outdoor cooking and dining for family and guests.
  • Beautifies home’s exteriors, helping increase resale value.




Keep in mind that the above benefits do not automatically result from exterior lighting. An effective lighting scheme requires sound planning and proper execution. The following will offer valuable tips.





Balancing Aesthetics and Security





Start the process by going outside at night with a flashlight and walk all the way around your home. Make notes of the dark areas that need more lighting for safety. Also note any interesting architectural and landscape features that can be highlighted for their beauty. 





As you would for indoor lighting, take notice of how the three main types of lighting -  ambient for general lighting, task for performing acts like cooking, and accent for highlighting features - can be used for your exterior areas.





It is important not to overlook those areas outside your home that may need their lighting upgraded. Take your time by studying key outdoor areas and features, such as the driveway, garage doors, front door, stairways, address plate, mailbox, landscaping, flagpoles, porches, patios, walkways, pool, cooking & dining area, and hot tub.





During this process of determining where more lighting is needed, think about the direction and intensity of lights. It is not necessarily true that direct lighting is suitable for every area. When bright light is coming from the wrong direction, it can glare in someone’s eyes and make walking unsafe. Ambient or diffused lighting may be enough to create a more welcoming atmosphere.





Part 2 will discuss Selecting Exterior Fixtures, Determine Lighting Style, Be Aware of Ratings, and How Outdoor Areas Can Increase Home Value.





Electrical Services You Can Trust





Founded in 1991 and serving Maryland, Virginia, and D.C., where we are licensed and insured, Meyer Electrical Services provides home and commercial electrical services you can trust, including:





  • Standby Generator Installation
  • Panel Upgrades (Heavy-Ups)
  • Electrical Vehicle Charging Stations
  • Structured Cabling
  • Circuit Breaker Replacement




Based in Bethesda, our team proudly serves all of Montgomery County. Receive a free consultation for custom electrical work today by calling (301) 941-1400.


MEYER ELECTRICAL SERVICES

Electrical Contractor in Bethesda, MD since 1991

Electrical Work

We have 30 years of industry experience, so you can rely on us for thorough residential and commercial electrical services. Our technicians fulfill your requests with complete electrical installation and repair, from fuse box replacement to site lighting installation.

Heavy-Up

Can your electrical system handle all of your appliances and consumer electronics? Improve its performance with panel upgrades from Meyer Electrical Services, Inc. We also do heavy-ups that increase your system’s overall amperage. Contact us for more information.

Generators

Make sure that you’re ready if the power goes off by equipping your home or business with a dependable generator. We only install Kohler Generators due to their superior reliability. We provide maintenance and service for Generac, Briggs & Stratton and Cummings/Onan generators. To keep your unit in working condition, we offer generator maintenance.

Receive a FREE consultation for your custom electrical work.

Call (301) 941-1400 or Email walt@meyerelectrical.com.