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)

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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.


12th Feb 2019

How to Update Your Kitchen Electrically – Part 2


As discussed in Part 1, kitchen design has evolved a lot the
past 100 years. These days our kitchens are also living spaces that can be
updated by electrical services. Part 2 will cover updating the lighting of your
upgraded kitchen. Work with a licensed and experienced electrician to get the
best results for your project.









Overview of Kitchen
Lighting





A lighting upgrade can not only improve a kitchen’s
functionality, but also make it more beautiful. A study found that more than
half of kitchen renovations will feature the following three basic kinds of lighting:





Accent – Lights placed beneath kitchen cabinets can also be
installed to highlight them for visual flair.





Ambient – Examples are track lighting, chandeliers, and recessed
lights.





Task – Locations for food preparation can be illuminated
with pendant lights or lights underneath cabinets.





Kitchen Lighting
Upgrades





Perhaps the upgrade that has gained the most traction lately
is energy-efficient recessed lighting, which come in 4-inch and 6-inch sizes
and can be fitted with either a halogen or CFL (compact fluorescent light) bulb.
They are superior to standard lighting in terms of aesthetics and will beautify
your kitchen.





For lighting beneath cabinets, lights that feature xenon
technology are now the top purchase for kitchen upgrades. In terms of task
lighting, xenon lighting is more effective and can also highlight the unique
features of countertop surfaces. Other dramatic uses for xenon lights include
installing them as toe-kick lighting or over cabinets.





Installing pendant lighting is another terrific way for
adding personality to your kitchen. They are primarily used for task lighting,
so installing them over the bar and sink areas will artfully define both areas.





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.






8th Feb 2019

How to Update Your Kitchen Electrically – Part 1


We used to think of the kitchen as simply the place where we do our cooking, but that notion has been transformed significantly in the past 100 years. The modern kitchen now serves us in many more ways because of the evolution of its design.









At the start of the last century, the kitchen was only a
place where meals were prepared, and so it was laid out to make time-consuming and
tiring tasks bearable. About a half century later, the open integrated design was
developed, and modern appliances made the tasks of cooking and cleaning much
easier. In addition, radio and television decreased the drudgery of kitchen
work.





Modern Kitchens





In the 21st century kitchen, people’s busy lives
have transformed the once humble kitchen into a living space where people can
socialize or be entertained as meals are being prepared. As a result, today’s
kitchens are integrated spaces. They not only function as a cooking area, but
they also serve as a place for casual dining as well. Open to dining areas, cooking
spaces now commonly have their own stereos and TVs.





Upgrades Boost Value





If you ever ask, real estate agents will say that a kitchen
upgrade will raise the resale value of your home and help close a sale. How
much will depend on the kitchen’s new appliances, cabinet resurfacing, paint,
lighting, and type of flooring.  The National
Association of REALTORS’ Remodeling
Impact Report
states that homeowners will recoup approximately 57% (about
$20,000 of the $35,000 average cost) of a kitchen upgrade’s cost upon the sale
of their home.





The cost of a kitchen upgrade is primarily made up of new
appliances, mostly microwaves and dishwashers. Each will need a dedicated
electrical circuit. Wiring will also be needed for new stoves, ovens, freezers,
wine coolers, etc. An inspection by a licensed electrician can also determine
whether or not the additional circuits for new appliances will make it
necessary for an electrical service upgrade for your home.





Part 2 will cover
updating the lighting of your upgraded kitchen.





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.


4th Feb 2019

3 Great Advantages from Getting a 200-Amp Service Panel Upgrade


The service or circuit panel is a crucial feature of every home’s electrical system because it allows it to run properly. A few still think a 100-amp service panel should be the minimum. However, this may not be enough for modern homes that are equipped with a heavy-duty HVAC unit, large appliances, entertainment system, computers, an electrical car charger, and an ever-growing number of devices.









In order to meet future electrical demands, a 200-amp service panel should be seriously considered. The following discusses three great advantages of getting this upgrade. Hire an experienced licensed electrician to get the best results for your project.





1) Greater Capacity





A 200-amp service panel will provide more electric current than a 100 amp, allowing a home to safely power large electrical appliances, along with a central heating and air conditioning unit, and devices simultaneously. Greater capacity is a key benefit from this upgrade, and it will be necessary for large households that consume a great amount of electricity throughout the day.





2) Increased Capability and Safety





Another advantage of a 200-amp service panel is their greater size, allowing them to accommodate additional circuits. This gives an electrical system more capability and flexibility. Circuits can be distributed more evenly throughout a house to service appliances and equipment, which do not have to be confined to an area. A larger service panel also significantly decreases the danger of overloading, which may lead to short circuiting and deadly electrical fires.





3) Future Demands





No matter the age of your home, you should ensure its service panel is functioning properly and capable of meeting the electrical demands of your household. Even if it’s in great shape, its amperage may not be adequate for the future. If you have plans to remodel your home, upgrading to a 200-amp beforehand will ensure that your electrical system will be ready for additional demands. The number of mobile and IoT (Internet of Things) devices is also growing rapidly. If you want a smart home, more electricity will be needed.





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.


Jan 2019
30th Jan 2019

Warm Your Home with Electric Resistance Heating


As a homeowner, you may be wondering if your electric heating system is working efficiently during the long cold nights of winter. Well, electric resistance heating is remarkably efficient, turning almost 100% of the electrical power it uses into heat. It is also environmentally friendly because it helps decrease fossil fuels used by power plants to generate electricity.









How They Work





Electric resistance heaters use one or more heating elements activated by sequence relays from the thermostat at intervals of 30-seconds, which prevents generating electrical surges that would disrupt the electrical system. For heat pump and warm air systems, the elements are typically positioned in the enclosure of the heat pump or furnace. Below are the main types of electric resistance heaters.





Electric Furnaces





Functioning like oil or gas furnaces, electric furnaces are powered by electrical power rather than combustion. Similar to other forced-air heating units, their efficiency can be increased by regular filter replacements as recommended by the manufacturer and sealing ductwork.





Electric Baseboard Heaters





Featuring electric heating elements that are contained within metal pipes running along baseboards, these heaters are a very good choice when occasional heating is needed for individual rooms. Every space would be equipped with an individual thermostat to have greater control over heating use.





Electric Thermal Storage





An electric resistance heater is the most common form of electrical thermal storage. It is advantageous in regions where utilities bill higher for electricity power used during daylight hours. This type lets homeowners benefit from the night’s lower rates by being able to store electrical heat during nighttime to be used during the day.





Electric Wall Heaters





An electric wall heater features an electric heating element positioned before a reflector. Typically, a fan is located within the unit to push air around the heating elements.





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 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.