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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Mar 2019
20th Mar 2019

Protect Your Home from Electrical Arc Faults


Arc faults are a dangerous electrical problem in American homes. Greater than 50% of the nearly 51,000 electrical fires are attributable to arc faults in the USA. Arc faults are caused when appliances, electrical devices, and electrical wiring undergo damage, overheating, or stress. Typically, arc faults are caused by frayed or cracked electrical wires, overloaded circuits or outlets, or wires punctured by a nail or screw.









AFCI (Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter)





AFCIs interrupt arc faults, stopping overloaded, overheated, or short-circuited breakers from causing an electrical fire. Found in a home’s electrical panel, AFCIs work like a standard circuit breaker with an increased protection capability and will trip and cut electricity after sensing a dangerous arcing condition.





Preventive Methods Most Effective





The NEC (National Electrical Code) establishes electrical standards for the USA, and AFCIs have been required for bedrooms since 2002. In 2008, AFCI standards began including the electrical wiring of other home areas, such as the family room, dining room, family room, living room, closets, and halls.





According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the installation of AFCIs would prevent greater than half of the electrical fires in American homes. Although the NEC requires AFCIs, you should not assume they are installed in your home, especially if it is older. Call a licensed electrician for a safety inspection that will include taking a look inside your electrical panel. The ideal protection against fire is prevention.





AFCIs vs. GFCIs





In the 1960s, Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) were increasingly installed in homes to provide protection from deadly shocks caused by ground faults when using tools or appliances. A ground fault occurs when an unintentional electrical path occurs between a source of power and a grounded surface. A person in this path can suffer fatal electrocution. A GFCI cuts power to the circuit when electricity flowing into the circuit differs even slightly from that returning, indicating current leakage. In contrast, as described above, an AFCI detects dangerous arc faults and shuts off electricity, preventing electrical fires.





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.


15th Mar 2019

Freshen Up Your Home’s Air with Exhaust Fans


Exhaust fans allow your home to exhale, which every ventilation system must do to be effective. When they blow out fumes, moisture, odors, and smoke, they increase the air quality indoors. Exhaust fans also help prevent the growth of bacteria and mold, which are both unhealthy for people. They also help remove humidity and moisture that can cause damage to surfaces and furnishings.









This article will discuss the places were exhaust fans will be the most useful. For your family’s safety and the best results, hire a licensed and experienced electrician to perform this type of project.





Bathrooms





As the area that typically contains the most moisture, bathrooms are vulnerable to both mold growth and water rot if humidity and moisture are allowed to remain for long periods due to poor ventilation. Moisture on bathroom surfaces will also permit bacteria to grow, making a bathroom unhygienic.





This can also cause the premature deterioration of bathroom surfaces and fixtures. A properly installed exhaust fan will help remove moist air and speed up evaporation. In addition, it can also help get rid of unpleasant odors. Some fans are equipped with a light and heating unit, which can provide warmth during colder days.





Kitchen





A well-placed kitchen exhaust fan can make your kitchen more enjoyable. Properly installed, it will quickly funnel away undesired odors, smoke, steam and fumes from the area. A well-ventilated kitchen will make cooking and chores more pleasant experiences.





Laundry Room





Laundry rooms ordinarily feel stuffy when washers and dryers are functioning and the door is closed to muffle the noise from the rest of the house. This space needs to be well ventilated with an exhaust fan to minimize both humidity and condensation.





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.


11th Mar 2019

Work with an Electrician to Make Your Home Energy Efficient


Homeowners are placing more emphasis on being energy efficient. Their two main goals are decreasing their environmental impact and reducing their utility bills. In either case, they can get great results by working with a licensed electrician to make their home more energy efficient.









A lot of people are unaware that a skilled electrician can help conserve energy in their homes. Experienced electricians are knowledgeable about cost-effective strategies that will greatly decrease electrical use. Below are three that you should strongly consider.





Electrical Prioritization





Often overlooked, electronic devices that are turned off still consume electricity when they are plugged in. Studies have discovered up to 5% of electrical use can be attributed to appliances, televisions, chargers, and other equipment even when they are not on. This electrical usage is called "vampire electricity”. An electrician who performs an energy audit for your home can find ways to prioritize electrical usage and minimize this type of energy waste.





Rewiring and Upgrades





Residents of older homes may already know its old wiring can make them more vulnerable to electrical fires. However, they may not be aware that outdated wiring may lead to costly electrical leaks. An electrician can carry out an inspection to find faulty wiring or code violations with the aim of making your home safer. They can then recommend a plan that may include replacements and upgrades of electrical wiring and equipment.





Window Treatments





Longer summer days can make interiors of homes uncomfortably warm. We try to adapt by lowering thermostats, forcing air conditioning to work harder and use more electricity. A better solution is automated shades and blinds, which can be integrated with the environmental controls of a smart home to save energy. Consult with an experienced and expert licensed electrician regarding installation for your safety and the best results.





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.


4th Mar 2019

Boost Your Home’s Resale Value with Electrical Upgrades


Having a home with electrical issues or an obsolete electrical system will make it harder to sell when the time comes. Fortunately, you can work with a licensed electrician to install the electrical upgrades that will boost your home’s resale value.









Electrical service firms in your area provide various services to modernize your home’s electrical system. Implementing simple upgrades can play a significant factor in whether a buyer purchases your home. This is because they won’t have to do the work themselves and the house will be in move-in ready condition.





Examples of basic improvements are recessed lighting and ceiling fans. Newly installed, they make an immediate impact on potential buyers. Upgrades that are not instantly visible, such as upgrades of the electrical panel and outlets, will have a positive effect when inspections are performed during the closing.





Attractive Package





Home buyers will always seek bargains when they shop for a home. An attractive package will be a house filled with 21st century features and conveniences. Nowadays, two essential elements are a modern electrical system and structured cabling.





No one wants to purchase a house has an outdated electrical panel or bad Wi-Fi. When there are shortcomings like these, real estate agents will recommend making a lower offer for the home. This can play a significant role in either selling at a profit or a loss.





Signs of Issues





Dimming lights and buzzing circuits are two examples of issues that will drive away potential home buyers. Does your electrical panel provide the modern minimum of 200-amp service? Homes that have this are much more saleable because buyers will know it will meet current needs. Another problem is an inadequate number of electrical outlets, which will make living in the home inconvenient and not as safe because people will have to turn to extension cords and power strips.





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.


Feb 2019
19th Feb 2019

Installing Your Home Electric Vehicle Charging Station – Part 1


The majority of plug-in vehicles are shipped with a Level 1 charging station, letting the owner charge the battery from a standard household outlet. Those who own a plug-in hybrid vehicle which can recover their electrical range quickly or who do not drive often will find this adequate. In other cases, a Level 2 charging station will be necessary.









Home Charging Station Functions





A home charging station is EVSE (electric vehicle supply equipment), and it actually does not do the charging. An electric car carries an on-board charger, which performs the conversion of household alternating current (AC) to the direct current (DC) that will be stored in its batteries.





First Considerations





  1. What is the make and model of your plug-in car?
  2. Where is the location of the nearest electric panel to your parking space?
  3. What is your vehicle’s electric range?
  4. If you own a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), what is your electric range?
  5. If you own a battery electric vehicle (BEV), what is the farthest distance you anticipate driving between charges on a regular basis?




PHEV vs. BEV Charging





The majority of plug-in hybrid vehicles like the Chevy Volt and Kia Optima have limited electric ranges. They can be typically fully charged within 5 hours using their Level 1 (120 V) chargers that only require a standard household outlet. In contrast, pure battery electric vehicles (BEV) like the Tesla Model 3 and the Nissan Leaf can require a lot of time to completely charge if their batteries are empty.





Part 2 will discuss the three types of charging stations: Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3.





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:





• Electrical Vehicle Charging Stations

• Standby Generator Installation

• Panel Upgrades (Heavy-Ups)

• 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.


18th Feb 2019

The Importance of Maintaining Your Standby Generator Regularly


Installing a home standby generator is one of the best investments a homeowner can make. Whenever there is a power outage, you will be able to count on it to provide the electricity to keep your household running. Your family will be able to stay cool or warm, have lighting to make moving around safer, keep food from spoiling, and power devices that allow communication.









It is not unusual for standby generators to last for 20 years or more if they are regularly serviced and well maintained. Unfortunately, many homeowners tend to skip routine maintenance because they do not have a plan.





Creating a Maintenance Plan





Begin by reviewing the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule. You will find that preventative maintenance schedules are typically based on the number of hours used and time periods.





A generator used often will need more frequent servicing. Conversely, one that is used minimally will need less maintenance. Environmental factors such as heat, humidity, dust, and extremely cold conditions should be considered, and a generator subjected to harsh elements may require special service.





Year Round Checklist





Weekly – A standby generator should be programmed to run automatically once a week to make sure it is properly operating and fluid leaks are not occurring.





Monthly – When the engine is cool, the battery charger and fluid levels should be checked. The homeowner should ensure the area surrounding the generator is tidy and cleared of debris.





6 Months – The enclosure should be checked, the battery tested, and the air filter, belts, connectors, exhaust system, hoses, and lines should be inspected by a qualified professional trained to maintain the generator brand.





Annual – A qualified professional trained to maintain the generator brand should inspect the electrical connections, flush the cooling system, and replace all fluids and filters. The technician should also carry out load bank testing. Fuel reconditioning should also be performed as needed.





The above is not a comprehensive maintenance checklist, but the summary will give homeowners an idea what is needed. Always work with a qualified professional to get the best results.





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.


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.