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.

GAS METER UPGRADE IN BETHESDA, MD

Our company offers an installation of natural gas powered generators that use a sizeable amount of gas volume when they are operating, so it’s necessary to have a gas meter with enough volume to operate the generator and the other gas appliances in the house. If yours doesn’t then it might be time for a gas meter upgrade in Bethesda, MD.

The gas meter typically has a plate on the front that lists its capacity in cubic feet/hour. One cubic foot per hour of gas volume equals approximately 1,000 BTUs. Total up the number of BTUs on the existing gas appliances and add to it the gas usage of the desired generator unit and thus the required meter capacity can be determined.

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

Generac Guardian Series generators (air cooled)

Generac Guardian Series 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 QT and Protector Series 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. Generac 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 are an authorized Generac Dealer and Certified in Diagnostics, Maintenance, and Repairs

We are an authorized Generac Dealer and Certified in Diagnostics, Maintenance, and Repairs in strict accordance with Generac established guidelines. This ensures your Generac 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.

Optional Mobile Link

Optional Mobile Link (new cellular remote monitoring system from Generac) is also available with the purchase, which allows monitoring your valuable system operation and check its status even when you are away. You can customize the settings in order to receive notifications of your choice. (Additional charges apply)

RECENT BLOG ARTICLES

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Jan 2019
16th Jan 2019

Winter Protection for Your Home’s Standby Generator


During the colder months, homeowners with automatic standby generators need to make sure their unit is ready to start working when there is a power outage. If scheduled maintenance is not performed, there is a greater likelihood a generator will have problems.









Having a standby generator ready to go during winter will help protect your home from frozen pipes and your family from freezing weather thereby keeping your family warm when the weather is bitter cold.





Below are maintenance tips that will prepare your standby generator for very low temperatures so it will be ready for operation when winter storms arrive.





Adequate Clearance





Snow that piles up around and on top of your standby generator should be cleared off. There should always be a minimum five foot clearance around the unit. This helps the generator from overheating while it’s running. It is also a preventative measure to keep ice from forming on the enclosure as well as crucial internal parts.





Correct Oil Usage





Built to function in every climate, automatic standby generators will be highly reliable with regularly scheduled proper maintenance. One key requirement is making sure the unit is supplied with fresh oil.





New generators should use standard SAE 30 throughout its break-in period. However, 5W-30 synthetic oil should be selected when temperatures drop below freezing (32°F) on a consistent basis. It is advisable to transition immediately to 5W-30 synthetic oil after the unit’s break-in period.





Kit for Cold Weather





On top of using the proper oil for the area’s climate, the installation of a cold weather kit is recommended when temperatures typically drop beneath freezing. A cold weather kit will include an oil crankcase heater and thermostatically controlled battery pad warmer. Both will help ensure there will be easy starting of a Generac air-cooled automatic standby generator whenever there is a power outage during the cold winter months.





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.


11th Jan 2019

Solid Advice for Electrical Safety During Winter


Winter is the most hazardous of all seasons at home. In addition to higher casualty rates from carbon monoxide, house fires kill and injure more victims during this season. Below is solid advice regarding electrical safety for your family and home during winter. Consult with a licensed electrician for the best results.









1) Carbon Monoxide Detectors





The winter months are an especially deadly period for carbon monoxide poisoning. The cold leads to more usage of the typical fuels for heating such as coal, wood, or natural gas. Ensure your family’s safety through the proper installation of carbon monoxide detectors in your home.





2) Electric Blankets





Do not ever use an electric blanket while you are asleep. There may be electrical hazards present because a sleeping blanket may have damaged or worn out areas, or exposing wiring. These can be caused by wear and tear, abuse, or even a pet.





3) Emergency Generators





A severe winter storm can cause an extended power outage. When temperatures are below freezing, you do not want to be without electricity and unable to heat your home.

One option is a portable generator outside the home that uses a dedicated circuit installed by a licensed electrician. A better choice is a permanently installed emergency standby generator that turns on automatically when electricity from the utility is cut.





4) Space Heaters





There should be at least four feet between a space heater and drapes, clothes, furniture, or anything flammable. Space heaters should never be left on their own. Do not use the dangerous practice of using an extension cord to power a space heater.





5) Wattage and Wall Outlets





Winter days can get dark, but always use recommended wattage for light fixtures. Prevent creating electrical fire hazards by not overloading wall outlets. Always use three-prong wall outlets for plugging in three-prong cords. Finally, using an extension cord to provide electricity to electrical devices or appliances should always be temporary, never a long-term solution. Installing additional wall outlets is a much safer choice for your family.





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.


10th Jan 2019

Beware If Your Home’s Lights Flicker!







Typically, a home’s lights will flicker because of harmless reasons but unfortunately, there are cases when this could be a serious problem. It would be wise to call a licensed electrical services company for your family’s safety and the best results.









Unavoidable Flickering





When electrical loads turn off and on, such as appliances and lighting, this will result in the voltage that supply lights to fluctuate, and flickering may occur. Oftentimes loads require inrush current, drawing the maximum current when activated. Upon being turned on, this type of load will result in a considerable voltage drop being supplied, and this may cause flickering.





An electrical system with a proper design will decrease flickering, but not completely prevent them. One method for greatly minimizing flickering is using dedicated 240V circuits for large appliances like refrigerators and washing machines.





Harmless Causes





If the motor of a major appliance has to work harder because it is faulty, it will draw more electricity when it’s turned on, resulting in flickering lights. An unexpected large load suddenly activating, like the pool pump turning on, may either dim or cause lights to flicker. Sharing a transformer with neighbors may also cause flickering when their loads jump rapidly.





Problematic Flickering





When flickering significantly increases but your electrical system has not been altered, there may be a serious issue. In the case of loose circuit connections, this will result in a point of high resistance, which affects the entire system and generates heat and may cause an electrical fire. One other significant problem that may cause flickering lights is a switch failure, which is a danger more localized.





Determining the Cause





When flickering occurs more frequently or occurs unexpectedly, call an electrical services company and request a safety inspection. When crackling and buzzing from the control panel occurs when a specific load is turned on, the problem must be addressed quickly. A licensed electrician can determine the drop in voltage when a certain load is activated and recommend ways to minimize the flickering.





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.


Dec 2018
30th Dec 2018

Top 10 Indicators for Upgrading Your Electrical Panel






The circuit breakers of older homes are become increasingly incapable
of supporting the rapidly increasing number of electronic devices and larger
appliances. If you own a home that was built 50 years ago or more, you may need
to upgrade your electrical panel. Also known as the breaker box, an electrical
panel is typically a metal box attached to a wall in the utility room or
basement. It houses circuit breakers, which look similar to large light switches.





Function





Circuit breakers handle the routing of electricity to wall
outlets and appliances inside a home. They also set the capacity limit at a
safe level to prevent wiring from overloading when there are power surges from
the utility. When there’s an overload, they provide protection by tripping
automatically and shutting off electricity to prevent appliances and electronic
devices from overheating and starting a fire.





10 Top Indicators





For the safety of your home and family, do not ignore the 10
top indicators that are warnings you may need to replace your electrical panel.
 





  1. Appliances overheating
  2. Breakers often tripping
  3. Burn spot on wall outlet or electrical panel
  4. Burning electrical smell from a wall outlet or the breaker box
  5. Electrical panel equipped with fuse box rather than breakers
  6. Flickering lights
  7. Melting insulation on wiring
  8. Odd sounds coming from electrical panel
  9. Plugging in an appliance causes breaker to trip
  10. Wall outlets feel hot to the touch




Dangerous
Consequences





Consistent overloading of a home’s wiring may result in
destroyed wiring, electronic devices, and appliances due to overheating. Fixing
a home’s electrical system will be costly, as will replacing equipment that was
damaged beyond repair. However, the two most dangerous consequences from an
overloaded electrical panel are electrical shocks and deadly fires that may
cause injury or death.





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.










29th Dec 2018

Tips for Your Home’s Holiday Lighting


The holidays are just around the corner, and you’ve been
thinking of decorating your home with holiday lighting. This article will
discuss typical issues and tips to get you ready. For the best results and safety,
work with an experienced and licensed electrician.





Typical Holiday
Electrical Issues





You may have had circuit breakers tripping when you turned
on the holiday lighting last year. That indicates you had an overloaded circuit.
A simple solution is adding more outlets in your home’s eaves. This will help
prevent overloading circuit breakers and eliminate extension cords. Another way
to fix tripping breakers is using LED lighting, instead of incandescent lights
that require a much greater electrical load.





You may be living in a region that experiences all sorts of
wintry weather, rain, snow, and sleet. Exterior holiday lighting will be exposed
to the elements, including moisture. Safety experts recommend that they be plugged
into GFCI circuits properly. 





Every 15 and 20 amp 120 volt receptacle that is installed
outside needs GFCI protection by a breaker or outlet.  Each exterior receptacle that is located in
an area that may become wet due to the weather or runoff is required to have a cover
that makes it weatherproof in order to protect the outlet when a cord is
plugged.





Types of Holiday
Lighting





As you may be aware, holiday lighting has greatly evolved
from just having bulbs on a string. There are now lights in the shapes of
icicles, bubbles, snowflakes, etc. Some lights are fiber optic, multicolored,
LED, incandescent, white, neon, and more. They can also be put on timers that
allow you to create artistic effects.





The tremendous variety of lights and lighting gear may make
it a challenge to choose what will be best for your home. Believe it or not,
there are holiday lighting experts that can lend you a hand in deciding the
best way to decorate your home for the holidays.





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.


21st Dec 2018

FAQ Answers for Your Home Standby Generator – Part 2

As discussed in Part 1, you may be a homeowner who has some questions that need answering before you install a home standby generator. Part 2 will answer three more FAQs about home standby generators. Consult with an experienced and licensed electrician for the best results.

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 are an authorized dealer of and specialize in the installation of Generac™ products. 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.