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Electric Gadgets Changing the Way We Do Life

electric gadgetsWith today’s technology, many people are enjoying the conveniences of modern electric gadgets and smart home electronics. Here are a few areas where we see some high performance, easy innovations that are revolutionizing the way we do life.

Home Lighting

Wireless LED bulbs, smart lighting and home lighting apps allow you to control the lighting in your home like never before. Automated shades and blinds allow you to control the sunlight and the use of natural lighting.

Home Security

When it comes to home security, you can easily install a system that will give you the high tech appearance of a fortress. Home security systems are becoming more reasonably priced each year and the technology to install remote controlled cameras and watch your home from any smart device has made home security easier than ever.

Programmable Thermostats

Home control automation allows more control over our energy use and the cost of heating or cooling your home. These devices work with or without your home automation device to allow you more control over more aspects of your home at once.

Home Audio

Listening to music is simple with Bluetooth audio, wireless speakers or home theatre surround sound. Listen to the music you want when you want. Whole house systems allow you to enjoy music as you move through the house or for when you want to entertain a whole house of guests.

Home Theatre Systems

The idea of turning your home into a cinema or creating the sounds and effects of a real cinema is more popular than ever. Seating has come a long way to capture the atmosphere. Surround sound and smart TV’s are also developing to make your home theatre better than ever. You can enjoy programming or stream movies or the Internet on your big screen TV.

Modern Electric Gadgets

This time of year, more than ever, you may find yourself needing the help of an electrician to wire your house for your new electric gadgets. Dedicated circuits or upgrades can help you enjoy the modern technology. For all your electric repairs or installations, call your electrician at Rose Brothers and Sons Electric.

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Your Electricians For The Holiday Season

electrical contractorIf you need a local electricians this holiday season, call the experts at Rose Brothers and Sons Electric. They are available to help you with all your electric needs. This holiday season, enjoy peace of mind knowing you can install your electronic gadgets, appliances and Christmas Gifts with ease.

No Job Is Too Small

Hiring an electrician to install one appliance or put in a dedicated circuit is no problem for your electricians at Rose Brothers. They have multiple vans stocked with everything they need and master electricians available to make sure your job is done right.

Thinking Of An Appliance For Christmas

Don’t worry about your electric hookup when you’re thinking about buying new appliances this holiday season. Many times you can install the appliance yourself. Check out our blog: When  To Hire An Electrical Contractor , to get an idea if you need to hire a professional. Having the right electrical connection can save you energy and also keep the appliance from wearing out as soon.

Running Electrical Wires

When it comes to running electrical wires in your home, you can depend on the professionals at Rose Brothers. Having the right equipment and know how to run wires through your home is what makes hiring an electrician more cost effective than trying to do it yourself. You can choose a gift for your special someone without worrying about who will run the wires.

Upgrading Your Service

Rose Brothers can provide you with whatever upgrades your electricity needs. Adding a dedicated circuit to your circuit breaker can help prevent your system from working improperly and causing uneven electrical surges or outages. Don’t put up with your electricity not working right, call an electrician and keep your home and family safe.

Your Trusted Electricians

When you need electrical repairs, installations or upgrades, you can depend on the experienced electricians at Rose Brothers and Son Electric. Call today and get the help you need, on time and within budget.

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Winter Electrical Repairs in Northern Kentucky

Electrical UpgradesWhen you need electrical repairs in Northern Kentucky or the surrounding areas, you can depend on Rose Brothers and Sons Electric. They offer many residential and commercial services you might need, from new construction, remodeling, upgrades or simple electrical repairs.

Dependable Electricians

You can call Rose Brothers with confidence knowing when you need electrical installation or repairs, they will send out master electricians who are qualified to get the job done right and done right the first time they come out. They are experienced in all types of electrical work. They can come along side other contractors and professionals to do the electrical piece or they can work on their own to provide you with all you need for your electric.

Emergency Electrical Repairs in Northern Kentucky

Winter is one of the worse times to be without electricity. Not having power is more than just an uncomfortable situation when you consider the colder nights. Furnaces and heaters that need electric to work can cause problems for you and your home. This can lead to other problems like frozen pipes and water damage. When you need emergency electrical repairs, call Rose Brothers and Sons Electric. They are available 24/7 with all they need to get your electric back up and running without delay.

Electrical Upgrades

If you are experiencing common electrical problems, you will find Rose Brothers can provide you with affordable solutions. Sometimes simple electrical repairs or electrical rewiring can fix the problem. Sometimes you need an electrical upgrade or dedicated circuit. Whatever your needs are, Rose Brothers are dedicated to providing you with the service you need at a price you can afford.

New Lighting or Appliances

If you are planning to add a few lights or an appliance this winter, Rose Brothers can help. No job is too big, or too small. They can provide the electrical wiring for outside lights, Santas or snowmen. They can also provide the right electric hookups for new appliances you get for Christmas.

Whatever your electric needs are this winter, call Rose Brothers and Sons Electric today and they will be happy to help you.

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Bathroom Remodeling Trends in 2014

bathroom remodeling trends in 2014Bathroom remodeling trends in 2014 include many new plumbing and light fixture innovations to help you create a relaxing place to bathe and indulge your senses. No longer is the bathroom a room of necessity, with today’s trends, you can create a relaxing spa atmosphere to enjoy every day of the year. Here are a few of the trends we think you will enjoy:

Glamorous lighting –

Dim recessed lighting for ambiance, crystal chandeliers for elegance and an array of lighting choices anywhere in between helps create the ambiance and interior design you’ve dreamed about.  Colored lights also play a role in room setting and chromotherapy (the use of light and colors to promote mood).

Remote Control –

Sit back and relax with remote control TV, Stereos and window treatments. All the modern conveniences for the bathroom, at the touch of a button can be yours. Along with the large tubs and jetted tubs, people are enjoying adding extras to the bathroom like remote control electric fireplaces and refrigerated medicine cabinets.

Bold Bright Colors –

Tile is taking on a whole new look. Glass, metal and nature inspired tiles are replacing the traditional tile and stone tile of the last decade.

Multi-head showers and smart showers –

Enjoy steam jetted to every part of your body. Some showers use a digital format to dial up the exact operating speed and velocity you desire.

In floor heat –

Nothing is more spa like than a warm bathroom and nothing makes a bathroom warmer and more cozy than in floor heating.

Bathroom Remodeling Trends in 2014

No matter how you decide to remodel your bathroom this year, Rose Brothers and Sons Electric can help you achieve the look you’re interested in. With all the new gadgets and advances in technology for the bathroom, you will find hiring an electrical company you can depend on to do your electrical work in the bathroom will ensure your bathroom is safe, up to code and doesn’t blow a fuse or burn the house down. At Rose Brothers and Sons Electric we are happy to help you with all your electrical needs including adding new fixtures, outlets and upgrades. No job is too big, or too small. Call today and we will be happy to help you!

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Hanging Outdoor Christmas Lights

hanging outdoor christmas lightsWith Thanksgiving just a week away, it’s time to talk about electrical safety and hanging outdoor Christmas lights. Many people begin decorating for the holidays during Thanksgiving weekend. Make sure you follow these simple rules from your electrician in Northern Kentucky,  to ensure your holidays don’t include a house fire or electrical repairs.

Choose The Right Decorations

When it comes to buying decorations for outdoors, safety should be first on your list. Make sure you check for a UL rating and that all your decorations are intended for outdoor use. To save on energy and ensure your lights burn cooler, consider buying LED light bulbs and light strings that use energy efficient LED lights.

Hanging Outdoor Christmas Lights

When hanging Christmas lights, make sure you don’t damage the cords with nails or staples. This can produce holes in the wiring that can leave the wires bare or cause the wires to short. Avoid putting too many lights on one extension cord. You can easily overload your circuit with too much electricity being used on one circuit breaker.

You may have noticed your kitchen and bath use GFCI outlets because the electricity is near a water source. This prevents electrocutions. These same outlets should be used with your outdoor lights. Rose Brothers and Sons electric will be happy to help you install the GFCI outlets or extra outlets to help ensure your electrical safety when you are hanging outdoor Christmas lights.

Make sure your lights are clear of doors and other tight areas. Door jams can cut the insulation on your wiring too. Also, keep pets and small children away from the outdoor lights and outlets.

Discard Older Decorations

If you have heirloom decorations that you enjoy, make sure the wiring is new. Older wiring is a hazard. Discard any decorations that need repair. Don’t use frayed or damaged cords.

Use A Timer

Keep your lights on a timer so that they turn off when you’re sleeping. This is safer and will help you save on your electric bill. Lights can be expensive to run.

If you are planning on decorating your house by hanging outdoor Christmas lights, play it safe with these simple suggestions. Rose Brothers and Sons Electric your electrician in Northern Kentucky is here to help with all your electrical needs.

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When to Hire an Electrical Contractor to Remodel Your Home

electrical contractorThere are many things you can do to update and remodel your home. There are also a few things you shouldn’t attempt on your own. An electrical contractor can help you with your electrical rewiring so that you can avoid running into problems. Rose Brothers and Sons Electric are qualified to help with your electricity needs and supply you with the expertise your project requires.

Removing Walls

When it comes to updating an old house, you may be thinking about tearing down walls and changing the basic house layout. There are many things you can do to create more space or make the space you have more useful. Our electrical contractors can help you relocate wiring and install new outlets where you need them. They can ensure the electric is installed to code and safe for your family.

Installing Appliances and New Fixtures

Your Electrical contractor can help you install new appliances and make sure the electrical service is capable of handling the new appliances. They can also help you install ceiling fans and new light fixtures when you remodel your home. Don’t assume you can just plug a new appliance in without considering the circuits and if you are overloading them.

Update Your Electric When You Remodel Your Home

If you have an older home, it may be time to consider some electrical updates. New circuit breaker panels and better electrical wiring can prevent fires and keep your appliances and furnishings safe. You may have problems with keeping your electrical current stable. Blinking lights, irregular current and tripping circuit breakers are just a few of the signs suggesting an electrical upgrade is needed. Your electrical contractor at Rose Brothers and Sons Electric will be happy to inspect your electricity and provide you with solutions to correct problems you are having with your electricity.

For all your electrical needs, call Rose Brothers and Sons electric, they will be happy to provide you with professional service at a great price.

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The Benefits of Installing a Spa This Fall

benefits of installing a spaThere are many benefits of installing a spa this fall. With the weather temperature dropping and the nights getting a little chillier, many people are enjoying their spas now more than ever. Here are a few reasons why owning an outdoor spa makes sense.

Benefits of Installing A Spa

The pool may be closed but that is no reason why you can’t enjoy the relaxing benefits of water. Having a warm place to soak with your special someone can be a relaxing way to enjoy the season and spend romantic time together. Nothing is more relaxing then soaking in warm water. If you find yourself feeling chilly this fall, you can warm yourself in a nice relaxing spa.

Besides being relaxing, spas are also extremely therapeutic.   You may be suffering from achy or stiff joints and a nice dip in the spa can help. Massaging jets can also penetrate to add comfort and ease pain. Not only is water therapeutic for your body but it can help your mind too.

Easy Installation and Upkeep

When it comes to owning an outdoor spa, you can purchase one and have it up and running in no time. All you need is a nice level area and the electrical hookup. Your professional electrician at Rose Brothers and Sons Electric can help you install electricity to your outdoor deck or backyard to support the spa. Once you have your electric hookup, it doesn’t take long to install the spa and add water. You can go to work today and come home to a warm hot tub and begin enjoying the benefits of installing a spa.

Upkeep is pretty easy to. Just follow your manufacturers directions. Usually adding a few chemicals to the water is all that is necessary.

Your Electrician Can Help

If you have any questions about getting your spa electricity hooked up, your dependable electrician at Rose Brothers and Sons Electric can help. They will be happy to answer your questions and give you an estimate on service and upgrades to accommodate your spa. Call them today and see how easy installing a hot tub can be.

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How to Reduce Your Utility Bill At Work

How to Reduce your utility bill at workYou can learn how to reduce your utility bill at work. Rose Brothers and Sons Electric can help you with a few tips to reduce your monthly spending and still use as much electricity as you need.

Power Down Electronics

It may seem like a small thing, but you would be surprised how much electricity each of your office equipment or machinery drains when not in use. You can save on electricity by turning machines off when you’re not using them. Computers can also waste energy. Make sure all the computers in your office are set to sleep when not in use and to power down totally at night. This is one of the ways how to reduce your utility bill at work.

Install Programmable Thermostats

Some workplaces have open thermostats that get abused daily. Other workplaces rely on employees to turn the air or heat off or down at night. This usually ends up being done on a hit or miss basis which costs your company money. Installing a programmable thermostat allows you to program the time of day to stop and start heating and cooling and at what temperature you want the building to stay at.  Once you set the temperature you and your employees can dress to stay warm or cool.  Raising or Lowering the temperature can control how often the air or heat is on and help reduce your spending.  Your can also reduce your utility bill at work by adding ceiling fans and opening windows when it is appropriate.

Install Motion Sensor Lights

In areas that aren’t occupied often, consider installing motions sensor lights. These come on automatically as someone enters the room and turn off themselves too. This can save your electric use as you can imagine.

Use LED lights

Led lights consume much less energy than incandescent or florescent lights. They are also long lasting and durable. When compared to regular lighting they are rated 60% more energy efficient.

Use Natural lighting

Make use of every opportunity to allow natural light to come into your building. There are also many commercial window treatments that allow light in but still maintain privacy.

Consider Air Quality

When it comes to dust and other pollutants, your machinery, air filters and other electronics will work better in a cleaner environment. Dust cannot only cause allergies to you and your employees but it can cause your electronics to run hot. This can cause them to work slower and consume more energy staying cool, which results in a shorter lifespan and greater energy consumption.

How to Reduce Your Utility Bill at Work

These are just a few suggestions to help you reduce energy consumption and lower your business’s utility bill. It doesn’t take much to make a big difference and in a years time, that can add up. If you are interested in learning more ways to conserve energy, consider having an energy audit. For all your commercial electrical repairs and installations, call Rose Brothers and Sons Electric today.

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A Whole Home Surge Protector Will Save You Money

whole home surge protectorA whole home surge protector can save you money. Whether you are worried about protecting your computer, TV or any large appliance, lightening strikes and electrical surges can damage appliances in your home.  It doesn’t take but one bad storm, one downed tree or one lightening strike to cause damage. Here are a few things you can do to protect your family and your electrical appliances.

Invest in a Whole Home Surge Protector

Recently my neighbor’s home was struck by lightening. One of his water pumps was damaged costing him 1300.00 to replace. Over the years I have heard similar stories of homeowners who lost costly electrical equipment because of lightening. Investing in a whole home surge protector could have saved them from the expense of replacing appliances and office equipment.

Most people know that lighting can cause damage to their TV and appliances and yet many of us don’t take the time to unplug our appliances every time a storm comes or every time we leave the house. You can rely on a whole home surge protector to protect your belongings even when you’re away.

Full Protection

Whole home surge protectors will protect you home from up to 40,000 amps or more depending on the size of the protector. Adding this to your electrical panel will protect your home, but you still need individual surge protector outlets and/or power strips. Having both will ensure you are protected from lighting and power surges within your home.

Dedicated Circuits

Having your TV, Computer or other appliances on dedicated circuits can also protect you and your electrical equipment from electrical fluctuations that could cause poor TV quality, or surges when other appliances on the same circuit start running. This can result in fluctuations, surges and the like that can become a problem.

Your Electrician Can Help

If you want to learn more about installing a whole home surge protector or if you are considering adding a few dedicated circuits, your electrician can provide you with information and help with the installations. Call Rose Brothers and Sons Electric  your electrician in Northern Kentucky, for all your electrical needs.

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5 Signs You Need To Call A Licensed Electrician

home electricityHome electricity is probably one part of your house you rely on daily but pay little attention to. Electricity is everywhere and a large part of our existence revolves around items that use electricity. Most people don’t think about calling a professional electrician unless something is broken and they can’t fix it. Electricity however, can be dangerous and calling a professional is as much about your family’s safety as it is about fixing a problem. Here are a few reasons to call a licensed electrician.

Not Enough Outlets

You may be using too many extension cords or have power strips at every outlet. Using extension cords isn’t always safe. This is a good indication; you could use a few more outlets. It also may mean you are overloading some of the circuits in your home. A professional electrician can determine if your house needs an electrical upgrade or just a few more outlets.

Your Lights Dim

If you notice diming lights when you turn on certain appliances or too many appliances, you may have an overloaded circuit breaker. It may trip often too. An electrician can help alleviate the problem and balance the load.

No 3-prong Outlets

Most electrical items today require a 3-prong outlet. If your home electrical system only has 2-prong outlets, you could have a problem with your electricity being grounded. Using adaptors is not the safest solution, calling an electrician to change out the outlets is.

Do You Need A Licensed Electrician To Install New Appliances?

When it comes to installing new electrical appliances, it is always a good idea to provide dedicated circuits to your appliance. This can help balance the load before you start having problems. Electricity needs to work efficiently to save you money on your power bill and to ensure your appliances don’t wear out more frequently.

No GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) Outlets in Your Kitchen or Bath

Since the late 1980’s, homes are required to have GFI outlets near any water. This is a safety precaution to prevent electric shock. A GFI will detect any deviation in the current that might result from water coming into contact with electricity. Within 1/30th of a second, the electricity can be interrupted and this saves lives. If you notice you don’t have any outlets like this, an electrician can install them for you.

Your Home is Older

Homes that are older may not have an efficient electrical system. Recent changes to building codes, safety codes and new technology may mean your system isn’t running as well as it could be. Your electrician can make sure your system is up to date and working efficiently.

If you have recently purchased your home, you may find that although your home has passed inspection, you are having problems because the way your family uses electricity is unique to you. Your electrician can provide you with an electrical inspection or energy audit that revolves around how you are using your home electricity and what changes are needed for your safety and to cut your costs for electricity. If you have any questions or need service, call Rose Brothers & Sons Electric and they will be happy to help you.

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