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Common Electrical Repairs in Winter

electrical repairs in winterThe winter months can create extra problems for your electrical system. If you find yourself needing electrical repairs in winter, Rose Brothers and Sons Electric can help. They are a locally owned, family run business who services Northern Kentucky and the Greater Cincinnati area. Here are some of the problems your may experience as the temperatures drop.

Overloaded Circuits

People often overload their circuits in the wintertime. Using portable electric heaters can often cause a problem because they use more electricity. You will notice if your circuit is overloaded that your circuit breaker will trip more often. If you are having this problem and can’t find an outlet in the room to hold the load, you can call an electrician who can help you add another circuit or upgrade your system to handle the electricity you need. Don’t forget portable heaters can be dangerous, so use precaution to avoid a house fire.

Wet Electrical Connections

Another repair that tops the electrical repairs in winter list is wet electrical connections. Water and electricity don’t mix. You will find in areas that commonly have water near them, that you have GFCI outlets to protect you and your electrical system. They are usually located outside and in the kitchen and bath areas. If your electrical system or outlets get wet, they can short out your electrical system and create the need for an electrician.

Electrical Repairs in Winter

Don’t play around when it comes to solving your electrical problems. Be safe. If you’re experiencing problems with your electrical system, call a professional electrician to figure out the cause, fix the problem and educate you about your house and how the electrical system works. Rose Brothers and Sons Electric have 3 vans loaded with electrical supplies and tools so that they are prepared to handle your winter electrical repairs. They also send out master electricians who know how to handle the situations they come across. For excellent service and dependability, call Rose Brothers and Sons Electric. They are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week for all your electrical needs.

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Space Heater Safety

space heater safetyMany people resort to using space heaters to keep warm in the winter. They work great and do a good job when they are used properly. Unfortunately many people don’t know enough about using a space heater to keep them safe. According to a NFPA (National Fire Protection Agency) report in 2013, over half the deaths caused by heater related fires resulted from improper use of space heaters. Here are a few precautions to help you use Space Heaters Wisely.

It Matters Where You Place Your Space Heater

One of the leading causes of space heater fires results from space heaters being placed to close to combustible items or items that burn easily. Keep your space heater away from combustible storage items and cleaning supplies. Don’t put your space heater too close to upholstered furniture, bedding, clothes or mattresses. Keep children and pets away from your heater and teach them to avoid it .

Combustion Space Heaters

Space heaters come in 2 types, those you plug in and those that operate with combustible propane or kerosene. Combustion heaters should only be used outdoors in well-ventilated areas. Because they give off carbon monoxide fumes, they should never be used in enclosed areas. Even tents and other outdoor situations don’t create enough ventilation to make using a combustion heater safe. They can get extremely hot and can ignite combustible items quickly.

Electric Space Heaters

Electric Space heaters can be used indoors. There are several different kinds of electric space heaters. Small space heaters are ideal for rooms around 100 sq. feet (about 10×10). They can have metal coils or ceramic encased wires. They normally have 2 settings and can operate on 1000 watts or 1500 watts. Some have oscillating fans to spread the heat over a larger area. Larger rooms are best kept warm with convection units or electric radiators because they are quieter and don’t use a fan. They can come in upright designs or baseboard heaters.

Do Space Heaters Save You Money?

Space Heaters that run off electric are more expensive to run than other heaters. The only way you can save money using a space heater is if you turn the thermostat down in other areas of the house to offset the use of the electric. This works well if you spend the majority of your time in a single room or you have a home office or workshop you need to keep warm.

Space Heater Safety – Use Space Heaters Wisely

Newer Space heaters are safer. They have grills to protect you from burns, safety thermostats that turn off when it’s too hot or the space heater tips over.   Heaters for bathrooms and wet areas need to be rated for damp areas to avoid causing electrical shorts.

Space Heaters require a lot of electrical current. The cords can become hot. Don’t use an extension cord and never run the heater cord under a rug or furniture where a fire might get started. If you have to use an extension cord make sure it is rated for the load your heater has.

Be careful when you choose to use a space heater. Place it away from anything that will burn and use precaution.

If you have any safety concerns about your heating system or electrical system, call Rose Brothers and Sons Electric and they will be happy to help you. Don’t put up with annoying electrical problems when you have trusted electricians only a phone call away.

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Hiring an Electrician in Northern Kentucky

electrician in Northern KentuckyWorking with an electrician in Northern Kentucky should be a good experience. No one wants to work with a company that doesn’t provide professional service and send out trained employees who are easy to get along with. Here are a few things to consider when you are hiring an electrician in Northern Kentucky.

Pick Your Electrical Contractor Wisely

Not every job should be done by an amateur; working with electricity is a good example. When you need to replace wiring or install new wiring, there are many things you need to consider that might not be what you are used to thinking about. A professional electrician can provide you with safe electrical repairs and installations that meet building codes and will pass building and fire inspections the first time. If you are looking for a Northern Kentucky electrician, pick a company that has a good reputation and is licensed and insured.

Get a Good Estimate Up Front

If you are planning a remodeling project or need a new installation, make sure you get a good estimate. If a product hasn’t been chosen, say the light fixtures, for example, then there should be an estimate or an allowance for those items. This gives you the homeowner wiggle room to pick the fixtures of your choice. You will also know, up front if you want something more expensive how much it will cost you. Having a good estimate allows you to plan better and eliminates surprises.

Know Who Your Working With

If you are hiring an electrician in Northern Kentucky, you will be working with the company and it’s employees for possibly a long time. You need to know in advance that the company you hire has qualified employees who are trained and professional at what they do. Rose Brothers and Sons Electric have master electricians on every project along with an apprentice to help. They are experts in their field, licensed and insured so that you don’t have to worry. Because Rose Brothers and Sons Electric is a locally owned, family run business you can depend on them to give you excellent personal service. Their reputation depends on it. You can depend on them to show up on time and get the job done to your satisfaction.

Hiring an Electrician in Northern Kentucky

If you need an electrical contractor for residential or commercial electrical work, you can depend on the trusted name of Rose Brothers and Sons Electric. Call today for all your electrical repairs and installations.

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Automatic Home Standby Generators

standby generator

Most people in the United States depend on electricity every day. We use electric for heating, cooling, cooking, and more. So when the power goes out, it can cause more than just a nuisance. For people on home medical equipment, it can be life threatening. Good new is that it doesn’t have to be. You can protect you and your family 24/7 with an automatic home standby generator.

Power Outages

Winter storms, high winds, lightening or downed power lines are a few of the causes of power outages. Whatever the cause, power outages are a serious nuisance. Not only is it an inconvenience, but you can also lose thousands of dollars due to spoiled food, lost computer files or water damage. Not to mention not being able to cook or see what you’re doing.

Automatic Home Standby Generators

An automatic home standby generator automatically switches on when the power goes down. It is constantly monitoring your house’s power and activates when it senses concern. Unlike most generators, you don’t have to be home to turn it on and your don’t have to poor gas in, hoping the thing runs because you haven’t used it in so long.

Peace Of Mind – You Will Never Lose Power

With an automatic home standby generator, you can relax knowing you or your loved ones will stay warm during cold winter weather. Your pipes won’t freeze because of a loss of power. All your electrical appliances, including your refrigerator and freezer will remain working, so you don’t have to worry about spoiled food. If you have medical equipment that requires electricity, you can rest assured you will not have an interruption. Things like your sump pump and other equipment will continue to work and protect you from flooding. There are many reasons why having a standby generator can give you peace of mind and prevent the difficulties power outages cause.

If you have questions about a standby generator, call Rose Brothers and Sons Electric. They are a full service electric repair company that handles all electric work and installations.

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Setting New Year’s Resolutions

new year's resolutionSetting New Year’s Resolutions has been a tradition for many years. In fact the tradition dates back as far as the ancient Babylonians who made promises to their gods at the start of each new year. They would promise to return items they borrowed and pay back debts. The Romans began each year making promises to the god Janus and that is why the first month in the calendar year is January. Traces of the tradition of setting a New Year’s Resolution continued, through the Middle Ages and on.

Judaism and The New Year

During Rosh Hashanah and culminating in Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) Jewish people reflect upon their actions over the year and seek forgiveness and offer forgiveness to others. This is similar to personal reflection and promises made during the lent season.

Reflecting Upon Self Improvement – New Year’s Resolutions

New year’s Resolutions involve many aspects of life. Physically you may want to exercise more, eat less or start walking a mile each day. Mentally you may decide to smile more often or quit being negative. You may want to improve your career or finances. The decision to volunteer more, pray more often or take a trip is a common goal for the New Year. Deciding to remodel your home or settle down and get married may be on your list too.

Decisions To Take Care of You and Your loved Ones Better

You may decide to make changes to your life or to better the lives of your loved ones. Having an electrician who can help keep you and your family safe is one idea. You can call Rose Brothers and Sons Electric to get a safety audit to make sure your home’s electric is safe and the wiring won’t cause an electrical fire. You may also decide to upgrade your electrical services in the New Year. If you have any questions or need your electrician’s assistance, call Rose Brothers and Sons Electric today.

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Finding An Electrician At Christmas

finding an electrician at Christmas TimeMerry Christmas from your friends at Rose Brothers and Sons Electric.  We are thankful to be able to offer you electric repairs and installations by our dedicated staff.  We hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas!  We know that you are looking forward to the Holiday Weekend as much as we are.  Enjoying time with your family and friends is what makes Christmas time special each year.  If you need an Electrician at Christmas time, we will be happy to help you.

Family Celebrations

There are always lots of family celebrations and parties this time of year.  Spending time seeing family you don’t get to see often and enjoying laughter around the dinner table is a treat for people of all ages.  It never fails during busy times when your house is full of guests that the unexpected happens.  Your oven quits working or your electric goes out.  We don’t want to leave you in the dark over the holidays or hungry with nothing to eat.  If you are having electric problems, give us a call.

Christmas Lights

During the holidays, enjoy the Christmas lights.  There are so many different light shows and celebrations around the greater Cincinnati area.  You can stop by Fountain Square to ice skate or enjoy the lights on Newport on the Levee.  We hope you and your family will take time to enjoy the holidays and spending time together.

Finding an Electrician at Christmas Time

In the midst of the hustle and bustle of Christmas, your Northern Kentucky electricians will be busy.  This is one of the busiest times of year.  With all the extra company and extra food preparation, you may find you need to call for electrical repairs.  Don’t worry though, you can depend on the reliable service of Rose Brothers and Sons Electric for all your electrical repairs or installations.  Call today and we will be happy to help you.  Merry Christmas!

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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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