Electrical Repair, Meyer Electrical Services Inc.
Written by Walt Meyer

Home Electrical Upgrades for Autumn – Part 2 

Part 2 will cover Indoor Lighting & Outdoor Lighting, Switch & Outlet Replacement, and Whole Home Surge Protection.

Indoor Lighting & Outdoor Lighting

Good indoor lighting strikes a proper balance between efficiency and comfort. This is especially true for bathrooms and kitchens that are used daily. Upgrades to consider are new lights for cabinets, mirrors, and showers. Think about making an impression as you welcome guests by installing an elegant chandelier in your home’s foyer. Consider installing dimmers so you can better control your lighting.

Outdoor lighting will make your home’s exterior safer in several ways. Statistics show that there is a home break-in every 15 seconds in the U.S. Strategically located motion-sensor lighting will certainly help discourage potential intruders. Lighting outdoor pathways and stairways will make walking safer for visitors.

Switch & Outlet Replacement

Many homes that are 40 to 50 years old or older are equipped with two-prong outlets that are now unsafe and outdated. They are more likely to cause a deadly electrical fire and should be replaced with three-prong outlets that are safer and more dependable.

Outlets that have burn marks around them should be inspected for underlying problems and then replaced by a licensed electrician. If you don’t have enough outlets in a room or area, you will improve safety by hiring a professional to install more outlets rather than relying on extension cords and power strips.

Switches that are faulty or damaged should also be replaced. As mentioned previously, consider replacing them in living, sleeping, and dining areas with a dimmer for better lighting control.

Whole Home Surge Protection

Electrical surges caused by lightning and the utility power grid may damage expensive electronics and appliances in your home. A whole home surge protector will allow only a safe amount of electricity to reach your home’s lighting system and electrical devices.

Whole home surge protection also helps protect computers and important data from electrical surges. This is especially important when you work from home or are running a business there.

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.