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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Apr 2019
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.


17th Apr 2019

Electrical Codes for Your Home’s Safety


Standardized electrical codes from the NEC (National Electrical Code) are for the safety of homeowners and their families. We’ll discuss typical codes applicable for new homes and remodels that will increase safety in older homes. Talk to a reputable and licensed electrician near you about complying with local codes.









Bathroom





More than one circuit is required because people will often have several items running simultaneously. A common set of heater, light, and fan should be equipped with an individual 20-amp circuit. An appliance like a hair dryer will require its own 20-amp circuit. A GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) for each circuit is a must for safety because water is present.





Bedrooms, Living & Dining Rooms





Every room should have a wall switch next to its door to let people turn the light on before entering. Ceiling fixtures should be operated by a wall switch, rather than a pull chain that may detach or break. Wall receptacles will require installation within 12 feet of each other. A dedicated 20-amp circuit may be required to provide power to a window air conditioner, microwave, or entertainment center.





Closet





Every closet will require a covered light fixture controlled by a wall switch. Dated fixtures with exposed bulbs are hazardous.





Garage (Attached)





At least one wall switch should operate a ceiling light, independent from the garage door opener light. A separate circuit should be installed, along with a minimum of one GFCI wall outlet. Exterior outlets require GFCI protection.





Hallway and Stairway





At each end of a hallway or stairway, a 3-way switch is required. Hallways longer than 10 feet should have a general purpose wall outlet. Full lighting is required for stairways for safety. Landings and turns may require additional lighting.





Kitchen





Every major appliance, including the dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave, and garbage disposal will require a dedicated 240-volt circuit. Above the countertop, there should be a minimum of two circuits with outlets.





Laundry Room





The washer and gas dryer will require their own 20-amp circuit. A separate 240-volt circuit will be needed for an electric dryer.





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.


12th Apr 2019

Creative Landscaping Lighting for Spring 2019 – Part 2


As discussed in Part 1, spring has arrived, and you, your family, and guests will be spending more time outdoors in the evenings. This article will discuss creative landscaping lighting ideas for Spring 2019 that will beautify your property. Part 2 will discuss Under Lighting, Task Lighting, and Water Lighting. Call a licensed electrician to get the best results for your project.









Under Lighting





For a contemporary and appealing appearance for landscape lighting, under lighting is gaining traction. The big plus from this modern lighting technique is that it promotes safety by using down lights that illuminate steps or stairs coming from your pool or patio areas. Another advantage is that an area will not be overwhelmed by too much light, maintaining a romantic or mysterious mood, while allowing guests to move about safely.





Task Lighting





Task lighting that is both appealing and practical is trending for landscape lighting. Areas such as outdoor barbecue grills and patio kitchens are benefitting from this landscape lighting approach. Although this is not a new design idea, there is a new emphasis on creating outdoor living areas, where families and their guests are able to eat, entertain, read, use a tablet or laptop, and watch television.





Water Lighting





The water features of landscaping are being highlighted increasingly from beneath the surface of the water for interesting and attractive colorful effects. Homeowners want the water features of their property to be more strongly featured by using this technique. Lights pointing upwards are being used to illuminate fountains. Accent lighting is also being used to highlight areas where water flows into a pond glowing from lighting. Waterfalls are lit at points so that the motion of water is artistically captured by different colored lights. Safety is an issue here, and a skilled electrician familiar with NEC code should be used.





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 Apr 2019

Creative Landscaping Lighting for Spring 2019 – Part 1


Spring is here, and the days are getting nicer. You have great landscaping and gardens in the front and back, and you, your family, and guests will be spending more time outdoors in the evenings. This article will discuss creative landscaping lighting ideas for Spring 2019 that will beautify your property. Work with a licensed electrician to get the best results for your project.









LED Lighting





LED lighting is an ongoing trend for landscaping that began in the last decade. Since then there have been advances in technology that made LED even more popular. In addition to conserving energy, LED light bulbs have service lives that last far longer than older types. Aside from saving money and decreasing maintenance, LED lighting is also available in a variety of color temperatures that suit a range of creative approaches.





Moon Lighting





Moon lighting is a natural-looking lighting approach that simulates the glow of a full moon over landscaping. This technique produces a romantic mood and calm atmosphere, and when properly deployed can be used to accentuate the most attractive features of the landscaping and garden. As a practical benefit, moon lighting can enhance the security of a property. Moon lighting is accomplished by installing fixtures with glare guards that cast illumination downward from approximately 20 feet overhead. Using trees results in a more natural effect from the shadows created by branches.





Porch, Patio & Pathway Lighting





Fixtures that will get high visibility from visitors are trending to the high-end as far as quality and costs. Porch, patio, and pathway lighting are the ones most noticed by guests in outdoor living areas. As a result, homeowners are willing to accept higher prices for these areas in order to impress. An experienced and licensed electrician will be able to advise regarding brands, installation, and safety.





Part 2 will discuss Under Lighting, Task Lighting, and Water Lighting.





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.


5th Apr 2019

Advantages of Installing a Backup Generator Before Summer


Summer means nicer weather, but power outages can occur frequently during the season. The East Coast hurricane season regularly brings very strong storms with high winds every year, bringing down power lines. There is also a higher demand for electricity during summer because of greater air conditioning use, and this may cause rolling blackouts and brownouts in places where utilities cannot cope.









An emergency backup generator can provide electricity during power outages by being powered by natural gas or liquid propane. Spring is an ideal time to get one installed to prevent the problems power outages can cause during the warmer months. The following lists the advantages you will get from installing a backup generator.





Food Staying Cold





For power outages lasting less than four hours, the food in the freezer of a refrigerator will begin thawing. For outages longer than four hours, food, milk, and juices will begin spoiling in a refrigerator. This process is sped up during the hot days of summer. This is wasteful and will cost you money and time by being forced to go to the store to replace the spoiled items. A backup generator will be able to prevent spoilage because it will begin running a few seconds after electricity from the utility is cut.





People Keeping Cool





Electrical power demands go up during the summer because of increased air conditioning use due to hot and humid weather. It would be quite unpleasant for you and your family if you lose air conditioning during a sweltering long holiday weekend. If it goes too long, people who are ill or elderly will have to check into a hotel. Installing a backup generator in time for summer will prevent this expense and inconvenience.





Sump Pump Pumping





Hurricane season can bring very strong storms that cause major flooding. Unfortunately, the same storms can also cut power. When this happens, the sump pumps in homes can’t run to prevent water damage. A backup generator would keep the sump pump pumping.





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.


Mar 2019
31st Mar 2019

Get Ready for Power Outages with Generac Generators


During the last decade, both hurricanes and blizzards have struck the Mid-Atlantic region. We cannot predict when a powerful storm will hit that causes a power outage that lasts for several days.









What a homeowner can do is be prepared by working with a licensed electrician who has extensive experience installing standby generators. They turn on within seconds when power from the utility is cut, keeping your home safe and warm while your family won’t be in the dark.





Easy and Affordable Installation





Many homeowners think it will be a hassle getting a standby generator installed. Fortunately, if you work with the right electrician and purchase a Generac emergency standby generator, it can be easy and affordable.





From units providing 7kW to 17kW, the price range for a Generac standby generator is approximately $1,900 to $4,500. A Generac 16 kW unit averages under $3,700, and it is capable of powering the select circuits of a home when there is an outage.





Basics of Installation





The process of installation begins by the placement of a Generac generator upon a GenPad. This will involve leveling the grade, installing the composite pad, and setting the generator on top of it. The electrician will then begin wiring. These steps include installing a transfer switch, conduit, and wiring, as well as interconnecting the transfer switch to the house’s electrical service. When power from the electric company is cut, the transfer switch will activate. Within seconds, the Generac generator will start and restore electricity to your home.





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.


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.