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.
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)
I wanted to thank you for all the work you have done for us at both of our houses this past year. During a stressful time, you always arrived with solutions and returned again and again to address all the other emergencies and electrical surprises. Your talents and customer service are so appreciated by Kip and me and I just wanted to let you know how terrific it is knowing you are there to rely on. Your professionalism, candor and expertise make our lives better truly!
I wanted you to know that last night at the Finance Committee Meeting I complimented you and told everyone how fantastic you had been throughout our “water damage emergency”. You really were super and your loyalty, support and guidance meant a great deal to me. St. Paul’s Rock Creek Parish is lucky to have you as our electrician.
Thank you! You were fast, professional, courteous and you locked the house securely when you left. Much obliged!
Many thanks to you...and Patrick for getting us ship-shape and ready for the holidays. I've been waiting for Christmas lights for 25 years! And it's good to be able to see in the basement and I know all the plugs are properly installed and grounded. All the best to you.
I just wanted you to know how happy my wife and I were with the electrical service you provided for us recently. You were recommended by some friends and you more then lived up to their recommendation. The work you did the living area of the house - mostly changing the outlets to the 3-prong type- was neat and professional. I particularly appreciate the way you ran the wire on the outside of the house behind the downspout and along a ledge so that it wouldn't show and that you ran the other exterior wires through metal casing so that they wouldn't be exposed. The D.C. government inspector approved your heavy-up with no problems and PEPCO came shortly thereafter to finish their part of the job. Thanks again for the efficient, professional, and reasonably-priced service you performed.
After a series of power outages in our area, I decided to by a back up generator which keeps my family comfortable and allows my home business to continue operating. Walt recommended equipment and supervised the entire installation from delivery to approval by the local utility. He was on site when needed and was available for follow-up questions. I've used Walt's company for years for installation of ceiling fans to additional lighting and electrical repairs. Walt always gives me a day and time for service. it's usually the same day. He is prompt and efficient and his price is competitive and fair.
Very easy to work with, attentive to detail, understood the work I explained. Put in a better switch than I had before.
Truck lighting, scorces, new A/C unit. Excellent. Well Meyer listened to us and found a way to meet our needs, which were a bit unusual.
Numerous recessed lighting fixtures installed throughout the house (~15-20). Ceiling fan installed. Lighting installed in ~five closets. Meyer Electric did a big job for us, including electrical, lighting, and ceiling fan work. Everything went very well, and we were pleased with the work. It is not about six years later, and everything still works great. One thing that was really great about what Walt Meyer did was that he did his best not to create a lot of holes in the wall or other damage that would have to be repaired. He installed a lot of lights (and a fan) and there was very little that had to be done "afterwards" to fix any holes, etc. We were having a painter come in afterwards, so we were prepared to have him patch thing up, but he hardly had anything to do. Meyer Electric did a great job with our project, and we would definitely use them again. In fact since this job was done, we have!
The rooms and outdoors areas of your home can serve several purposes. They can be settings for relaxation, working, socializing, and eating. The lighting configuration should meet the needs of users at each specific location.
Many of us think that only one light source will cover everything we will need. However, experts advise that there are actually four kinds of lighting that will be needed for each home. They are Ambient Indoor, Ambient Outdoor, Accent, and Task.
Rely on an experienced and licensed electrician for lighting projects in your home to get the best results and ensure safety.
Ambient or general lighting is meant to provide lighting for the whole room. This type of illumination is intended to be uniform lighting that will cover the entire space. In addition, it is independent of other kinds of lighting sources.
The chief purpose of ambient indoor lighting is to make sure people can move safely and easily throughout a space. It accomplishes this by providing overall illumination. Ambient light also reflects from walls, increasing its range and effectiveness in corner areas and behind large pieces of furniture.
Below are fixtures that are capable of providing ambient indoor lighting in a home:
- Ceiling-mounted fixtures
- Floor lamps
- LED down lights and/or traditional recessed fixtures
- Table lamps
- Track lighting
- Wall-mounted fixtures
- Typically installed to help ensure areas are visible and safe, ambient outdoor lighting also enhances security around a home. Experts highly recommend illuminating the exterior areas of a house, especially entrances and stairways, to decrease the risk of injury to residents and visitors.
- Below are fixtures that are capable of providing ambient outdoor lighting in the exterior areas of a home:
- Canopy and garage lights
- Hanging fixtures
- Post lanterns
Part 2 will discuss Accent and Task lighting for your home.
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.
Living in Maryland can mean having to deal with the occasional blizzard or hurricane that causes a power outage which can make life miserable. Fortunately, you can prevent the loss of power by installing a standby generator at your home with the help of a licensed electrician. The following discusses five advantages of having a standby generator.
A dedicated circuit is equipped with its own circuit breaker in the electrical box because it has a specific purpose. It is meant to be used by only one appliance, making it “dedicated”. No other appliance will use its outlet or the electricity from this circuit. A dedicated circuit makes sure that a large appliance that consumes a great amount of electricity will be provided adequate access to the power it requires, preventing an overloaded system, which would result in a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker.
While providing numerous benefits for our everyday lives, electricity is still one of the world’s most dangerous elements. One way to mitigate the risks is making sure that your home’s electrical systems are grounded. Part 1 covered the five most important reasons for grounding. Part 2 will cover the workings of home electrical grounding and safety tips.
Within every electrical circuit an active wire provides power and a neutral wire that returns the electrical current. A grounding wire can be connected to electrical devices and outlets with another wire attached securely to the ground at the electrical panel. This grounding wire provides an alternative pathway for electrical current to safely return to the ground without endangering people should a short circuit occur. If there’s a short circuit, current would flow through the ground wire and blow a fuse or trip a circuit breaker. Either is better than an electrical shock causing injury or death.
The Five Most Important Reasons for Grounding
1) Electrical Overload Protection
Grounding electrical current helps protect a home, residents, and appliances inside from electrical surges. Lightning strikes and power surges can generate hazardous high voltages of electricity. When an electrical system is grounded, excess electrical current will travel into the earth, as opposed to burning out everything attached to an electrical system.
2) Assists Directing Electricity
A grounded electrical system makes it easy for power to be directly sent to all the locations where it is needed. Grounding enables electrical current to travel with safety and efficiency through the entire electrical system.
3) Voltage Level Stabilization
Grounding also eases the distribution of the proper amount of electricity to be distributed to the correct locations, playing an important part in ensuring circuits do not overload.
4) Earth is a Great Conductor
Grounding helps ensure safety due to the fact that earth is a great conductor. When an electrical system is grounded, excess current will invariably take the path of least resistance to the ground, rather than into people, perhaps saving lives.
5) Prevention of Harmful Electricity
A home lacking a properly grounded electrical system is a place where appliances risk being irreparably damaged by excess current. A power overload is also capable of causing an electrical fire that may result in data loss, property damage, bodily injury or death.
Part 2 will cover the workings of home electrical grounding and safety tips.
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