Electricians in The Plains
When your standby generator doesn’t work in a power outage, you’re truly in the dark. Call 540-347-3024 for expert The Plains electrical repair & installation.
You decide to buy a backup generator in case of a power outage. The inevitable eventually happens, and the power goes out. You think to yourself, “Oh, I’m so glad I bought a backup generator.” You wait patiently for several minutes in the dark for it to start up. Nothing happens. Your backup generator never kicks in and you’re left in the dark for a long time. That’s very frustrating, indeed.
Generator Repair & Installation:
Not all generators are created equal. However, investing in a good generator is a wise move. CroppMetcalfe relies on the quality and reliability of Honeywell Whole House generators. When you call us for an estimate, we’ll help you determine the right size needed for your home, and for the available power usage you require during an outage.
Just like any other household system, a generator requires regular maintenance. Here are a few things we can help with:
- Search for and replace any bad fuses.
- Replace worn out components.
- Ensure generator is not overloaded which can shorten its lifespan.
- Test to ensure it turns on and off properly.
- Test the voltage.
We don’t believe in using ‘pushy’ sales tactics. Call us for a no-obligation quote.
Signs you need to Upgrade your Electrical Panel:
Many older electrical panels no longer meet safety requirements, or have simply deteriorated with age. If your electrical panel has not been replaced for over 20 years, it’s time for an upgrade. Or, if you’re in the process of renovating your home and are adding more kitchen appliances or other major HVAC systems, you may require a new panel to keep up with increasing household demand.
Here are some red flags that indicate the need to upgrade your electrical panel:
- Flickering lights.
- Unusual crackling or hissing noises.
- A shortage of power flowing to appliances.
- Signs of corrosion on the panel.
- Singed electrical wires.
- You require more electrical outlets and are frequently using extension cords.
- Your electrical panel doesn’t have a main breaker.
- Frequent overheating of electrical service conductors.
Having an outdated electrical panel that is overloaded poses a fire and safety hazard. Upgrade your electrical panel to enjoy improved distribution of electricity and better operation of home appliances and electronics.
To get reliable electrical service in The Plains, VA, call CroppMetcalfe at 540-347-3024.