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How To Connect Two Wires Together Using A Wire Nut

how to connect two wires together using a wire nutThis is how to connect two wires together using a wire nut. If you are working on anything electric, you should always turn the electricity off or unplug the appliance you’re working on before you start. Any Northern Kentucky Electrician will tell you that if you are unfamiliar with electricity or circuitry it is always a good idea to call a professional electrician and don’t attempt DIY repairs.   There are specific electrical codes that require the right connections and the right size wire nuts.  Electricity is not only dangerous to work with but repairs that are done poorly or incorrectly pose a fire hazard that is not worth the risk. This is how to connect two wires together using a wire nut the correct way.  If you are attempting to fix a broken lamp cord or extension cord, it is often safer to buy a new cord or lamp than use a cord that has been mended.  This is not a how to mend cords.

Strip Wire Insulation

Electrical wires are insulated for protection from heat and to keep the wires from touching. Find the end of the wire you want to splice and using a wire cutter or wire stripping tool, you will first strip the insulation off the wire about an inch. Look at your wire stripper and you will notice holes with numbers. These numbers refer to the gauge size of the wire. Insert your wire into the proper hole and holding the wire with your fingers or pliers, pull the wire through the hole. It should strip the end of insulation.

Twist the Wires

After you have stripped the insulation from both wires, hold them together and using your thumb and forefinger twist the wires together. This should form a good connection that doesn’t come apart when pulled upon. You can cover this with electrical tape.

How To Connect Two Wires Together Using A Wire Nut

Once you have the electrical tape on, you can add a wire nut to the end for extra protection and insulation. This is an often-overlooked step that can cause problems in the future.

If you have questions about how to connect two wires together using a wire nut or you would like to have a professional electrician do your repairs, please call Rose Brothers & Sons Electric. We specialize in small appliance repair and offer 24/7 emergency electrical repair services.

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Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

fall home maintenance checklistAs fall approaches, homeowners need to think about getting out their fall home maintenance checklist and begin preparing for the next season. Rose Brothers and Sons Electric wishes to provide this simple fall home maintenance checklist so you can prepare your home and property for the cooler temperatures of fall and winter. This checklist will ensure your home is safe, energy efficient and ready for the months to come.

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

  • Inspect the gutters for debris. Fall is the time gutters can get clogged.
  • Plan to drain outdoor faucets and winterize your sprinkler system.
  • If you have a chimney, now is a good time to have your chimney cleaned and ready for the first chilly night.
  • Maintain your HVAC system.
  • Drain the water heater and remove build up
  • Test electrical outlets & GFCI outlets
  • Test carbon monoxide and smoke alarms
  • Inspect for drafts and winterize windows and doors
  • Prepare for winter storms with necessary supplies

Professional Electrical Inspections

If you need an electrical inspection, Rose Brothers & Sons Electric can help. It is our goal to educate commercial and residential customers while protecting families and businesses from preventable risks. Our experienced team of master electricians can assist you with your fall home maintenance checklist.

We have the expertise and knowledge to address any electrical project you have. For questions about proper maintenance of your electrical system or to request our services, call Rose Brothers & Sons Electric today! We will be happy to help!

 

The following is a full list of our services:

  • Residential, commercial and industrial electrical contracting
  • New construction
  • Service work
  • Renovation electric
  • Electric system inspection
  • Electrical service changes and upgrades
  • Circuit Breaker Replacement
  • Problem solving
  • Break downs in electrical service
  • Receptacles, breakers, panels
  • Lighting
  • Landscape lighting
  • Security Lighting
  • Recessed lighting
  • Ceiling fansand light fixtures
  • Computer lines
  • Spa and Pool Heater connections
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector Installation
  • HVAC wiring
  • Transformer pads
  • Duke Energy service integration
  • Code violation repairs
  • Exterior lighting, security lighting, parking lots
  • Generators
  • Electrical storm damage, surge protection, lightning damage insurance claims accepted
  • Meter base changes
  • Commercial wiring, large amp underground service installs
  • Underground cabling
  • Industrial plant wiring, lighting, maintenance
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Northern Kentucky Electrical Service Coupons

northern kentucky electrical service couponRose Brothers & Sons Electric offers Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky electrical service coupons. You can take advantage of the many ways to save on all your electrical repairs and installations. Our current electrical service specials in NKY include the following:

  1. $50 off Electrical Service
  2. $50 off recessed lighting
  3. $149 Ceiling fan installation

On-line Electrical service Coupons

You can get Northern Kentucky Electrical service coupons or electrical repair specials off the Rose Brothers & Sons Electric website by clicking on the above link. You must follow the directions on the coupon to qualify.

Why Choose Rose Brothers & Sons Electric

We offer excellent electrical repairs and installations to both our residential and commercial customers. For your safety and ours, we are fully licensed and insured and carry Workmen’s Compensation. We have 3 master electricians on staff that work closely with their assistants to man our 3 fully stocked vans. This means you can depend on a great job done professionally. We don’t waste time running unnecessarily for common parts and we have the expertise to plan ahead and provide you with the best solutions for your electrical needs.

We are trusted electrical contractors in the area and have been for 25 years. When you need an electrical contractor, electrical repairs or emergency electrical services, you can depend on the quality and trusted work of Rose Brothers & Sons Electric. Don’t just take our word for it though. We work hard to maintain a great reputation and we will be happy to provide you with references. We also have a great BBB rating and Angie’s List listing.

Northern Kentucky Electrical Service Coupons

When you are looking for Northern Kentucky Electrical service specials or Electrical service in the NKY area, Rose Brothers & Sons Electric can provide you with help for your electrical repairs or installations. Call Rose Brothers & Sons Electric today! We look forward to helping you!

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Get Home Renovating Ideas During Local Home Tours

home renovation ideasNow is a great time to get home renovation ideas!  September 2015 offers two local home tours that you won’t want to miss.  Whether you have an older house you are renovating or you are thinking of choosing a builder, here are two home tours where you can see what’s happening and have some of your questions answered.

Parade Craze Tour of New Homes

According to the Home Builder’s Association of Greater Cincinnati, the 2015 Parade Craze Tour of New Homes is the largest Open House event in Cincinnati.  The show will offer attendees the opportunity to visit new homes every weekend during September (September 5-6; 12-13; 19-20; 26-27).  Parade Craze Tour of New Homes will feature established new home builders showcasing their homes, floor plans, communities, etc. Tickets and information are available on the Home Builder’s Association of Greater Cincinnati website

Dayton Street 19th Century Homes Tour

Once considered Millionaire’s Row, Dayton Street in Cincinnati is full of large mansions built in the late 1800s. These mansions have been under various home renovations for decades and now house some of the original artwork and period furnishings.September 13, from 1-4 dozens of these mansions will be open to the public.  Many of these homes have been restored to their past glory and some are in the midst of home renovations.  If you’re looking for a unique home tour, this might be just what you are looking for.  You can get a better idea of the houses and what they have to offer at the Dayton Street Neighborhood Association website.  Tickets for the event will be available at the corner of Dayton Street and Baymiller the day of the sale.  Tickets are $10. each.

Getting Home Renovation Ideas At Local Home Tours and New Home Shows

You will find the area of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky offer a variety of home tours throughout the year.  This is just one of the many places you can find home decorating and renovating ideas.  Many people who are considering buying a new home or redecorating a home they already own, begin the process by going on local home tours, open houses and the Home Builder’s Association Homearama.  Whether you are planning to redecorate your living room, a basement, attic or bedroom, the more ideas you see and homes you tour, the better idea you’ll have of what interests you.

Rose Brothers & Sons Electric is proud to be a part of the Greater Cincinnati community.  We are a professional electrical contractor who can help you with all your electrical repairs and upgrades.  We are a locally owned electrical company who has been serving the area for decades.  We would love to help you with your next home renovation project or putting electric services into your new home.

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The One Question New Homeowners Often Forget To Ask

the one question new homeowners often forget to askThe one question new homeowners often forget to ask the seller is what the utility bills are. This can become a real issue if you are planning your budget and don’t factor in a higher utility bill. Here are a few things you can ask about the home that will help you determine what your utility bill will be and if there is anything you can do to upgrade the wiring or change to make your home more energy efficient.

So, How Much Does The Utility Bill Run Each Month?

Whether you are using natural gas or electric, you can tell how energy efficient the home is by the utility bills. A modern bathroom with heated floors may seem great until you consider the amount of electricity running those heaters costs. There are many items that contribute to the utility bill. This includes things like how many people live in the house and what the appliances are. You have to consider all the aspects of the current user when you start comparing utility costs with what you’re expecting or what you’re used to. This is the one question new homeowners often forget to ask.

Consider Home Energy Efficiency

When you begin looking at ways you can save money on your utility bills, look at all the appliances and see how old they are. The water heater can use a lot of energy and so can the washer and dryer. Consider alternatives to what the existing appliances are. Look around your doors and window for leaks and consider having the air ducts and HVAC system inspected. You may also be able to save money changing the lighting or depending more on natural lighting. Windows can also be a huge factor in how energy efficient your home is. Consider how old the windows are and what the cost of replacing them would be. You might be able to install quality window treatments at the windows to help with insulation and lighting. Finally consider how old the wiring is and ask your electrician if an electrical upgrade would help.

The One Question New Homeowners Often Forget To Ask

There are a lot of things to consider when you’re buying a new home. Make sure you ask all the questions you can think of and especially the one question new homeowners often forget to ask. You can save yourself a lot of headaches and extra expenses by asking questions first and planning ahead. If you have questions about your electric or need electrical repairs, call Rose Brothers and Sons Electric. We will be happy to help you.

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Commercial Electrical Inspections Can Save You Money

commercial electrical inspectionA commercial electrical inspection can save you money. Your business can benefit from an electrical inspection by Rose Brothers and Sons Electric. We will look over your electrical system to see if there are safety hazards or electrical upgrades that could save you from costly repairs or accidents that will affect your bottom line.

DIY Electricity Audits

You can audit your electricity usage by finding our how much energy each appliance and piece of equipment uses. This will help you understand where you are using the most electricity and where your money is going when you pay your electric bill. There are a number of electricity audit online calculating tools to help you track your electrical usage.

What is a Commercial Electrical Inspection?

A commercial electrical inspection is a little different. We can evaluate your electrical system to see areas where energy is being wasted. This could include faulty electrical equipment and other areas where electrical upgrades and electrical repairs could improve your overall electrical use. Electrical safety is a big concern; we look for areas where your electrical system is outdated or unsafe. This can cause fires and accidents as well as consume more energy. Your electrical inspection may save you money on your building insurance and in most cases is completely tax deductible.

Why Choose Rose Brothers and Sons Electric

If you need a commercial electrical inspection, you can trust the services of Rose Brothers and Sons Electric. We are licensed and insured and offer complete electrical repairs and installations in the area. We are locally owned and family operated. Our business relies upon our reputation and our integrity. When you need an electrical contractor with years of experience and knowledge, call Rose Brothers and Sons Electric. See for yourself how a commercial electrical inspection can help you and your business.

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Keeping Squirrels and Raccoons Out Of Your Attic

keeping squirrels and raccoons out of your atticKeeping Squirrels and Raccoons out of your attic can become a big job. These rodents love to take up residence in your attic and any other part of your home if you’ll allow it. One family we know had a pest squirrel that thought he owned the house and often came out of the attic and into the kitchen whenever he got a chance. Although many people think squirrels and raccoons are cute, when they’re causing trouble in your attic, you begin to look at them a little differently. They can chew electrical wires, causing damage and electrical repairs and they can also cause fire hazards. Keeping Squirrels and raccoons out of your attic is important because they carry disease, lice, ticks and fleas too. We hope these tips will help.

Tips For Getting Rid of Squirrels And Raccoons In The Attic

  1. If you hear the noise of squirrels or other rodents in the attic, you can take a look and see if you notice the signs of nesting or chewed electrical wires. Rodents often get into insulation and other items in the attic looking for a place to nest. You can look for holes too and other entry openings. The best way to eliminate the rodents is to block their holes. If you put a flap on the outside of the opening, you can try to make sure they get out but not back in. They will leave looking for food and not be able to reenter. Make sure you look for nests so if babies are in the attic they don’t die and cause an odor.
  2. Call a professional exterminator or trapper. If you have a serious problem with squirrels or raccoons, you can call for professional pest control. This is often the easiest way of getting rid of the pests. Once animals are relocated and the holes blocked, you usually can avoid the problem in the future.
  3. Squirrels and Raccoons are expert climbers.  You can avoid some of the ease of entering your attic by removing trees and branches that overhang your roof.  Don’t be fooled though, a busy rodent can find a way in if they are determined.

Keeping Squirrels And Raccoons Out Of Your Attic

Once you have had a problem with rodents in your attic, you can see why it is so important to keep them away. Damage to your wood and insulation, and damage to your electrical wiring can be costly. They can also damage ductwork, ceilings and more. Once you take care of the problem, you can begin doing the necessary repairs to fix whatever damage they have done.

Repairing Damaged Electrical Wiring

If you are looking for a company to do electrical repairs in Northern KY, choose a company you can depend on to provide you with excellent customer service and knowledgeable electrical repair.  Rose Brothers and Sons Electric is a company servicing the Northern Kentucky area with electrical repair service.  We have master electricians who are qualified and experienced in all types of electrical repair.

If you need service, we are available 24/7 to help with all your electrical repairs and electrical needs.  We are experienced in repairing small problems and larger problems in the attic caused by squirrels and raccoons.  For all your electrical repairs in Northern KY, call the electricians you can trust, call Rose Brothers and Sons Electric today.

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Choosing The Proper Bathroom Exhaust Fan

choosing the proper bathroom exhaust fanChoosing the proper bathroom exhaust fan is an important consideration. Most people add a vent fan as an afterthought but we consider it one of the most important fixtures in your bathroom.

Why Do I Need A Bathroom Fan?

Most houses today are built airtight. In fact, most people work hard to make sure their home IS airtight. This means that there is no place for moisture to go. In the bathroom and shower area this can be quite a problem. Moisture in the bath area can contribute to mold, mildew, odors and microorganisms getting out of control. Proper ventilation, like the right size exhaust fan will remove the air in your bathroom and vent it to the outside. This removes odor and stale air in the restroom and prevents the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria.

Choosing the Proper Bathroom Exhaust Fan

For the Master Bath – Choose a quiet exhaust fan for the master bath so you can use it while your spouse is sleeping. This should be a powerful fan that can handle long showers, multiple showers and hot steamy baths. Ideally it should be on a timer for 15 or 20 minutes per shower.

Kids and family baths – Although it may be tempting to choose a cheap exhaust fan, in the long run, this fan is just as important as the one in master bath. Because of location, it may not need to be as quiet. If you have a large family, it may need to be more powerful. Consider installing a ventilation fan with a humidity sensor so that you don’t have to rely on your kids or family members to turn it on.

Guest Bathrooms – In your guest bathroom or ½ bath, you may want to install a noisy vent fan. This helps with hiding embarrassing bathroom noises. Consider installing a ventilation fan that has a built in light or is attached to the light switch so that it comes on automatically.

Choosing the Right Size Exhaust Fan

According to the Home Ventilation Institute, vent fans are measured by CFM (cubic feet per minute). You can visit their website for a complete chart. Basically they recommend one CFM per square Foot of bathroom area. In baths with areas less than 50 sq ft a 50 CFM is recommended. Baths with areas over 100 Sq Ft require additional CFM per type of shower, tub and number of amenities. Don’t worry about figuring this out; we can help you if you need it.

Choosing the Proper Bathroom Exhaust Fan

Rose Brothers and Sons Electric can help you when choosing the proper bathroom exhaust fan. We will be happy to help you pick a quality fan that will last for years. Don’t think of the exhaust fan as an after thought or spend time wondering if you need a bathroom fan. Every bathroom and shower area could use an exhaust fan for indoor air quality and to prevent mold, mildew and disease. If you have questions or need exhaust fans installed, call Rose Brothers and Sons Electric today.

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Swimming Pool Electrical Repairs in Northern Kentucky

swimming pool electrical repairs in Northern Kentucky

Automatic robot cleaner underwater in swimming pool

Rose Brothers and Sons Electric offers swimming pool electrical repairs in Northern Kentucky. If you’re having trouble with your swimming pool electric hook up, you can depend on the trusted electricians at Rose Brothers and Sons Electric.

Swimming Pool Electric Hook Ups

Installing a new swimming pool this summer, you can depend on the fast, friendly service we provide. Installing a new swimming pool requires the correct use of electric and having it available in the right places. Our experienced technicians are licensed and professionally trained to handle all electrical swimming pool hookups and hot tub installations. We understand the latest electrical codes and safety protocols to ensure your family had the best electrical hookups and the safest electrical system.

Swimming Pool Electrical Repairs in Northern Kentucky

This is the time of year your swimming pool gets the most use. You are your family depend on it to cool off from the summer heat, get the exercise you need and provide your family with fun and entertainment. When your swimming pool isn’t cycling, as it should you can end up spending a fortune on maintenance and expensive chemicals. We can help you with swimming pool electric repairs.

Heater, Pumps and Outdoor Lights

When you want to make sure your pool heater is working properly or the pump is running, as it should, you can reply on Rose Brothers for speedy service. Lights, pumps or blowers not turning on when you push the button? We can help! With years of experience in swimming pool electrical repairs, we know how to trouble shoot your system quickly and repair that parts of the system before you end up needing to replace equipment or overhaul your whole system.

Electrical Contractors You Can Trust

Rose Brothers and Sons Electric is a locally owned and operated electric company in Northern Kentucky. We specialize in all types of electrical repair. From small repairs to large electrical installations, we can give you the service and expertise you need. When you’re looking for the best electrical contractor in Northern Kentucky or you need swimming pool electrical repairs, call Rose Brothers and Sons Electric.

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When It’s Time To Call For Emergency Electrical Repairs

when it's time to call for emergency electrical repairsHelp my power is out! When it’s time to call for emergency electrical repairs, Rose Brothers and Sons Electric is here!

This is the call we get quite often. You can lose power to your home for several reasons. If it isn’t a planned interruption from your utility company and you’ve paid your electric bill, it could be a switch tripping or a fault with your wiring or electrical appliance.

Losing Power

If you lose power and you’re not aware of why, check the neighborhood to see if anyone else on the street has a power outage too. If the rest of the street appears to have power you may have tripped a circuit breaker. This usually doesn’t result in losing power to the whole house. If you have some areas of the house still working, then it’s probable you need to flip your circuit breaker switch. There are a number of reasons why your home could be without power. You should first check with your utility company in Northern Kentucky to see if they are aware of the outage. If not it is time to call for emergency electrical repairs.

Checking the Circuit Breaker

Your circuit breaker box is often beside your meter. It’s always a good idea when you move into a new house to locate your circuit breaker box before you have a need to. On the box, each switch relates to a different area or appliance in the home. If one of the switches is tripped, it is usually appears as opposite of the other switches (in the off position). You can flick it back to restore the power supply to that area or appliance. If the circuit breaker flips off again, you have a problem with the wiring or one of the appliances. You can turn the appliances off and test each one to see which one is causing the problem. If you cannot find the problem, it’s time to call for emergency electrical repairs.

When It’s Time to Call For Emergency Electrical Repairs

If you have a faulty appliance, there might be a fuse blown in the cord to that appliance. As with most electrical repairs in Northern Kentucky, if you don’t know what you’re doing, it’s time to call for emergency electrical repairs. You don’t want to keep turning a faulty appliance or lights on when they keep tripping the circuit because it can cause more damage. The circuit breaker is there to protect you and your appliance. Rose Brothers and Sons Electric is available 24/7 for help with electrical repairs. We provide fast affordable service on all electrical systems and small electric repairs. Call Rose Brothers and Sons Electric when it’s time to call for emergency electrical repairs.

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