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The Causes and Dangers of Power Surges and the Importance of Whole-House and Individual Device Surge Protection

The Causes and Dangers of Power Surges and the Importance of Whole-House and Individual Device Surge

As a top power service in Orlando, we know a thing or two about power surges. Surge protection has become far more important in recent years than it was previously, if only for the simple fact that there are a greater number of devices in most homes that can be negatively impacted by power surges. In this article, we’ll examine the different types of power surges as well as tell you how to protect against them at the whole-home and individual device level. In the past, it was ...

Christmas and Holiday Season Fire Safety Statistics and Tips

Christmas and Holiday Season Fire Safety Statistics and Tips

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from our entire family at Spectrum Electric Inc., an electrical service in Orlando. We wish the very best for you and yours this holiday season. We'd like to take a moment to sincerely thank all of our customers, both past and present, for their business. You are the reason we do what we do, so "thank you" from the bottom of our hearts! As Christmas approaches, Americans are expected to spend a little over $20 billion this year on Chr...

When is it Time for an Electrical Service Panel Upgrade?

When is it Time for an Electrical Service Panel Upgrade?

In this article, we'll talk a little bit about the purpose of your home's electrical panel(s), electrical service size, how to determine whether or not your home's electrical system is functioning properly, and whether or not it's time for an upgrade. Let's get started by defining "electrical service size" and briefly discussing your electrical service panel, two different components of your home's electrical system that work together to provide saf...

6 Steps to Determining your Electrical Service Size

6 Steps to Determining your Electrical Service Size

A message from your local electrical company in Orlando Your home’s electrical service size is directly responsible for determining the power and efficiency of your home’s electrical distribution system. In layman’s terms, it indicates how many appliances, lights, or other electrical devices you can operate simultaneously. Several years ago, a standard electrical service size of 100 amps provided enough electrical current to operate any devices the average home w...

Selecting a Ceiling Fan and Ceiling Fan Installation Considerations

Selecting a Ceiling Fan and Ceiling Fan Installation Considerations

If you've visited your local home supply store lately, you've probably seen the vast amount of ceiling fans available in a variety of configurations and designs, from a variety of manufacturers. The choices can be overwhelming. This article aims to serve as your guide when selecting a ceiling fan, to ensure you get the best quality, best price, and most well-suited ceiling fan before you begin your ceiling fan installation project. The energy savings and climate control bene...

Tips for Saving Money on Your Electricity Bill (Part 2)

Tips for Saving Money on Your Electricity Bill (Part 2)

In Florida, in particular, the summer ushers in a period of dread for many residents, as it's the time when electricity bills skyrocket, often doubling, tripling, or worse. In doesn't have to be this way. There are many simple measures that can be taken to ensure you're electricity bill doesn't rise to unmanageable levels. Often, simple measures such as these do not cost any money to implement; they are only minor changes in habit. This article is the second in a two...

Tips for Saving Money on Your Electricity Bill (Part 1)

Tips for Saving Money on Your Electricity Bill (Part 1)

In Florida, in particular, the summer ushers in a period of dread for many residents, as it's the time when electricity bills skyrocket, often doubling, tripling, or worse. In doesn't have to be this way. As a leading electrical contractor in Orlando, we see this happening a lot. There are many simple measures that can be taken to ensure you're electricity bill doesn't rise to unmanageable levels. Often, simple measures such as these do not cost any money to implement; they ar...

Federal Pacific Stab-lok Electrical Panels – Why you should care, how to tell if you have one, and what to do about it

Federal Pacific Stab-lok Electrical Panels – Why you should care, how to tell if you have one,

The main electrical service panel in your home is a highly essential component of your home’s electrical system. It is responsible for the distribution of power throughout the home. Power comes into the home through a utility company service drop and enters the electrical service panel, where it is split into the separate circuits running through your home and providing power to your outlets. Each circuit in an electrical service panel must be protected by a circuit breaker. C...

Preparation and Safety Tips for Power Outages

Preparation and Safety Tips for Power Outages

We're in the peak of the 2011 hurricane season, by all accounts, a very active one. While those of us in Florida may have dodged a rather large bullet with Hurricane Irene, there's no guarantee we'll be as fortunate the next time a storm heads our way. This article will attempt to offer some...

Indoor and Outdoor LED Lighting for the Home or Office

Indoor and Outdoor LED Lighting for the Home or Office

The LED technology behind LED lamps has been around for a long time, but its practical application, as a replacement to traditional incandescent or CFL lighting in lamps, is a relatively new concept....


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