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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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Wiring Your Restaurant With Lights and Electricity

wiring your restaurant for lights and electricityWiring your restaurant with lights and electricity is an important part of creating the working environment where your restaurant can succeed. At Rose Brothers and Sons Electric we can help you design and install the right lights, outlets and circuitry to ensure your restaurant functions to attract customers, comply with industry standards and keep you, your employees and customers safe.

Creating Ambiance With Lights

Your restaurant will attract customers and create a relaxing atmosphere with the right lights and light fixtures. We can help you determine how many fixtures you need, what type and how bright you want them to be. Restaurant lighting is an important part of the overall design and ambiance of your restaurant. You can create the perfect look and atmosphere to attract the customers you want. Many people prefer a restaurant that creates a relaxing atmosphere and we can help you achieve the right look.

Kitchen Performance

Your restaurant kitchen will work better with the right electrical outlets and circuits to keep your equipment running properly. You cannot afford to have breakers blow or freezers malfunction because you don’t have enough power or need an electrical upgrade. Rose Brothers is experienced in commercial electric design and can make sure your system handles whatever you need it to. From the right amount of power and circuits to the correct lighting for the kitchen, we can make sure your restaurant has the electricity it needs. We can also help you install all the equipment including industrial fans to meet industry codes and standards.

Wiring Your Restaurant with lights and electricity

If you need an electrician for wiring your restaurant, Rose Brothers and Sons Electric can get the job done. We are experienced and dependable. When your business depends on the electric and electric equipment you use, you can depend on us. Besides installing restaurant wiring and lights we also do electrical repairs and electrical upgrades. Call Rose Brothers and Sons Electric today for an estimate.

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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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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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How to Know If You Need Electrical Upgrades

Electrical UpgradesDeciding you need an electrical upgrades may not be as complicated and costly as you imagined.  Sometimes you can get by with adding a dedicated circuit to your electrical panel and at other times, you may need to replace an entire circuit panel or redo the wiring.  The important thing to remember is that having insufficient or unsafe electrical systems is not only an inconvenience but it is also unsafe for your family and valuable appliances.

Insufficient Electric

When you start having trouble keeping your circuit breakers from tripping, it is a good indication you need to call a license electrician like Rose Brothers & Sons electricity.  You will often notice circuit breakers tripping after you do some remodeling or you add some power-hungry appliances like a new A/C unit or a hot tub.  This might easily be corrected by adding a dedicated circuit for this appliance.

If your house is older, you may not have enough electricity.  Older homes were wired for 60 amps but newer appliances and electronics require 100 – 200 amps to run.  Your licensed electrician can replace your circuit breaker panel with a larger panel.  This will give your home not only the sufficiency you need but also provide more efficient, consistent power to your home.  Newer circuit breaker panels also have built in safety features for better protection to you and your family.

Insufficient Safety

Older homes that were built 40 years ago probably need an electrical upgrade.  You may have an older fuse box that needs to be replaced with a circuit breaker panel.  There are also some dangerous circuit breakers like certain Zinsco electric panels and Federal Pacific Electric Panels.  If you have these, you will want to replace them with safer circuit panels.

Older houses also may need complete electrical upgrades that include new wiring.  This can be expensive and messy because most of the wiring is inside the walls.  This is best done if you are already doing some remodeling because the wires may be exposed or the repairs to the walls could be included in your remodeling project.

Electrical Upgrades

Providing your home with electrical upgrades will not only give you more power and provide a safer environment for your family, but it will also add value to your house.  If you have questions about electrical upgrades please call Rose Brothers and Sons Electric and we will be happy to help you.  We are a Electric repair and installation company in Northern Kentucky but we also service the greater Cincinnati area.    We hope you will give us the opportunity to earn your business.  Call Rose Brothers and Sons Electric today!

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