Frequently Asked Questions
Can I Dim Fluorescent Lights?
Yes. However, dimming fluorescent requires not only a special dimmer, but also special fixtures. You cannot place a typical incandescent dimmer on existing fluorescent.
What is the National Electrical Code and how does it impact my home?
The National Electrical Code, or NEC, is the world\'s most widely adopted electrical safety code. The code is regularly updated to include the latest safety provisions and is published by NFPA. Homeowners should ensure that all electrical work done in their home meets the current electrical safety provisions. To do so, work with a qualified electrician.
What type of wiring should my home have?
If wiring is properly installed and maintained, even older wiring can continue to perform effectively and safely. Problems can occur in any type of wiring when it has not been properly installed or maintained. Problems also occur when changes, that did not meet well recognized, proven safety provisions, have been made in the electrical system after the home was originally constructed. For owners of older homes, it is critical that their entire electrical system be inspected by a qualified electrician. Consult these professionals to find out what wiring would fit your home best.
What size generator do I need for a 2,500 sq. ft home?
The size of a generator is determined by the load to be applied, not your sq. footage. For example, although your home may be 2,500 sq. feet, you may only want a few lighting circuits and your refrigerator to have back up power. Once the load of the desired circuits is calculated, the appropiate size generator can be selected.
I am looking for an electrician, but I want to be sure they are licensed.
To verify an Alabama State Electrical Contractor\'s Licensing, type this link into your browser heading ; http://www.aecb.state.al.us/ . Simply select \"Electrical Contractor\" as license type then enter license number. Our license number at Anchor Electric is 03359.
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