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

Check out our news, views and ideas regarding home and commercial electrical issues,

May 2019
19th May 2019

How Installing a Standby Generator Raises Home Value


A residential standby generator will offer much to your home and family by improving safety and security whenever a power outage occurs. A home unit will ensure the entire house will still have power the moment electricity from the utility is lost.









Its automatic transfer switch means the homeowner will not have to lift a finger to activate it. Devices, appliances, lights, electronics, and the security system will continue to be powered by the standby generator, which runs on its own supply of natural gas or propane.





Installation will be a significant investment, costing $4-$10K. However, while considering how expensive it will be to install a standby generator, homeowners should also factor in how much it will raise their home’s resale value.





Increased Home Value





The expenses from a standby generator installation will usually be justified. Several studies have found that a unit will at least return its purchase cost when the home is sold. On average, a generator investment will return anywhere from 56% to 84% of the cost when a home sells if it is in proper working condition.





Perceived as Luxury Home Feature





A residential standby generator is perceived as a luxury home feature according to an article by the Wall Street Journal. It is a definite plus for prospective home buyers, and it may make a difference. Real estate agents attest how important a generator can be for closing a sale in regions that experience power outages due to weather events.





Associated Savings





Residents of the Chesapeake Bay region will be subject to the Atlantic hurricane season that begins on the 1st of June and ends November 30th. This period will bring storms that may cause power outages.





Whenever there is a loss of electricity, a standby generator will help save money because you will avoid eating out, losing food and beverages to spoilage, renting hotel rooms, getting flood damage from an inoperable sump pump, and damaged frozen water pipes.





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.


14th May 2019

Heavy-Up Your Home to Improve Fire Safety


Studies have found that homes with wiring problems in their electrical systems are the third leading cause of fire in the United States. Home electrical fires number more than 50,000 annually, resulting in more than 500 deaths, approximately 1,400 injuries, and a total of about $1.3 billion in property damage. One of the ways to decrease the risk of fire at your home is a heavy-up or electrical panel upgrade.









Older Homes May Require Electrical Panel Upgrade





The median age of homes in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions is more than 50 years. Many old homes are still equipped with an outdated fuse box. It may be only capable of providing 60 amps, while today’s standard for new houses is 200 amps.





To safely power modern appliances, electronics, and computers, a circuit breaker box is needed to prevent overloading. Insurance companies consider homes with a fuse box much less safe, and many will not agree to provide coverage unless it is upgraded.





Fuses vs. Circuit Breakers





Performing the same safety function, both fuses and circuit breakers disrupt or break electrical current when a power overload occurs, which may result in overheating and fire. The difference is a fuse will blow and need replacement because it melts upon detecting an overcurrent. In contrast, flipping a switch will reset a circuit breaker.





Interior vs. Exterior Electrical Panels





Federal regulations require electrical panels to be located outside to allow firefighters fast and safe access in the event of fire. Some homes were equipped with indoor boxes when it was permissible. If your indoor electrical panel is inadequate, you should consider upgrading and installing the new one outdoors.





Symptoms of Wiring Issues





Below are common symptoms of wiring issues that should not be ignored.





• Constant burning odor

• Dimming or flickering lights

• Frequent blown fuses or tripping breakers

• Mild electric shock or tingling when touching appliances

• Power outlets discolored or spark when touched





If you notice any of the above, call an experienced licensed electrician and request a safety inspection as soon as possible.





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.


9th May 2019

Electrical Spring Projects that Will Spark Up Your Home


Spring is the perfect season to schedule remodeling projects because the weather is warming up and electricians won’t be as busy as they will be during the summer. The following article will discuss the three most popular remodeling projects for spring. Plan them with an experienced and licensed electrician for safety and the best results.









Bathroom





Many of us do not realize how much time we actually spend in a bathroom, and remodeling it will enhance our lives. An entire hour may be spent inside your bathroom getting ready for work every weekday.





You can create a haven where you can relax with the help of an electrician. Imagine installing a sound and light system that will set the right mood before facing a commute or a formal dinner party.





Luxury bathrooms can also get upscale items like automated window treatments and heated floors.





Kitchen





A kitchen remodel can reinvigorate the whole home. Modern kitchens have become the place where busy families congregate. It may be the only place every day when everyone is together. Kitchens are now areas where families eat and enjoy entertainment.





An electrician can help in the remodel by ensuring it is safer by complying with code, more energy efficient, and capable of meeting modern power demands.





A kitchen in an older home that is being remodeled will get upgrades of its electrical system and lighting.





Outdoor Deck





The addition or expansion of a deck can drastically improve a patio area, making it into a terrific place for enjoying nature quietly or throwing a party for a celebration.





This project gives a homeowner the opportunity to add or improve items, such as providing more shade with an automated awning, upgrading the lighting setup, powering an entertainment center, or installing an outdoor kitchen.





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.


6th May 2019

Advantages of Automating Your Home’s Window Treatments


Making your home luxurious and smart is as easy as installing motorized shades that are automated. The following will discuss the advantages of upgrading your shades and blinds. Remember to talk to a licensed electrician before starting electrical projects of any kind.









Energy Conservation





Motorized shades and blinds can help keep your home cool. Any time of year, sunlight can enter through a window and raise the temperature inside dramatically.





Traditional window shades are a solution, but they must be manually lowered. Without blinds, the air conditioning will have to work harder than necessary, wasting electricity.





Upgrading to smart shades with sensors that can determine when sunlight needs to blocked and programmed to automatically close or open is an exciting high-tech solution.





Lighting as Needed





Window treatments usually remain stationary and are not used to their full capability for adjusting the amount of natural light that enters a room.





Blinds and shades are usually opened or raised in the morning and closed in the evening. Unfortunately, the opportunities for taking advantage of the benefits of sunlight are lost with this method.





Rather than turning on lamps, you can get a healthy dose of Vitamin D and improve your mood by allowing natural light inside. This can be done automatically through smart home automation that can be programmed for your needs throughout the day.





Improved Security





Window treatments can be a way of improving home security. Whether or not you have a full security and surveillance system, motorized blinds and shades can make a home more secure by discouraging burglars.





The automated and programmed movements of window treatments during particular times of a day will make potential intruders believe someone’s always at home when you are at work or away on vacation.





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.


Apr 2019
28th Apr 2019

Electrical Upgrades for Safer Older Homes – Part 2


As discussed in Part 1, electrical fires occur in almost 48,000 homes every year, causing more than 450 deaths. Older homes with dated and deteriorated wiring make their residents more vulnerable to electrical fires and shocks. Part 2 will discuss Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters and Tamper-Resistant Receptacles.









GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter)





Protecting people from electric shock and electrocution, a GFCI is designed to immediately cut electrical power to the circuit when current flowing into the circuit differs, even very marginally, from the returning flow, indicating a loss of current and a hazardous ground fault that may cause injury or death.





Introduced by the 1971 National Electrical Code (NEC) edition, GFCI requirements have been expanded several times and include bathrooms, kitchens, basements, garages, crawlspaces, and outdoors. As a result, experts estimate that GFCIs have prevented the deaths of thousands and contributed to decreasing electrocutions in homes by 50%.





Older homes can have a retrofit of its electrical system by installing GFCI outlets or having GFCI breakers installed within the main breaker panel. Another option is a portable GFCI adapter, which can be plugged in standard wall receptacles without tools.





TRR (Tamper-Resistant Receptacle)





Over 2,400 children go to emergency rooms every year due to injuries resulting from sticking objects into electrical outlets. Plastic outlet caps are typically used by parents for protection, but studies have found that they are woefully inadequate and may present a choking danger for a young child. A research study discovered that almost every child between 2 to 4 years old could unplug a plastic outlet cover from a socket within ten seconds.





A TRR looks like a standard electrical outlet, but it has an internal shutter mechanism. When a plug is inserted, pressure must be applied equally by the prongs to both sides of the shutter simultaneously for it to open. When a paper clip, hairpin, or key is inserted, the shutter will stay closed. Proven to be highly effective, the 2008 NEC edition requires TRR installation in new homes.





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.


19th Apr 2019

Electrical Upgrades for Safer Older Homes – Part 1


NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) studies found there are almost 48,000 home electrical fires annually. They cause more than 450 deaths, over 1,500 injuries, and property damages exceeding $1.5 billion every year.









Numerous electrical fires occur in homes constructed prior to 1970, which number more than 50% of the country’s housing. These older homes were built before the invention of many appliances and electronic devices that are now common. Nowadays, a typical home contains more TV sets than residents. This ever-growing need for electricity increases the risk of overloading the electrical system of an older home and the chances of electrical shock and fires.





The ESFI (Electrical Safety Foundation International) advises that every home built more than 40 years ago should have its electrical system inspected by a licensed electrician to check if it can safely handle modern needs. The electrician can also advise homeowners about upgrades and devices that are needed to comply with current NEC (National Electrical Code) requirements for ensuring safety. Although these are applicable only to new homes and remodels, they can still be installed in older homes as we will discuss below.





AFCI (Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter)





According to U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates, widespread usage of AFCIs could prevent half of the electrical fires that break out annually. Extremely dangerous, an arc fault is caused by stressed or overheated wiring or devices. An AFCI is capable of a greater level of protection than a typical circuit breaker because it is able to detect and prevent arcing that can cause fires.





When they were introduced by the 1999 NEC, AFCIs were only required to be installed in every bedroom. Subsequently, the NEC recommended that AFCIs should be installed in each room of a home. Guidelines set forth by the 2014 NEC give homeowners several options for implementing AFCI protection to be in compliance. Installing AFCIs in older homes with dated and deteriorated wiring would provide greater protection from electrical fires.





Part 2 will discuss Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters and Tamper-Resistant Receptacles.





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.


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.