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Remodeling Your Basement in Northern Kentucky

remodeling your basement in Northern KentuckyPlanning on remodeling your Northern Kentucky Basement? Before you start making big changes, make sure you consider these important electrical installations. Besides adding lights and electrical equipment, these electrical additions will keep you within code and keep your family safe.

Hardwired Smoke Detectors

Smoke detectors are one area of your planning where you shouldn’t skimp. We always suggest installing hardwired smoke detectors in the basement. If there were a fire in your basement, these would keep your family safe. They are hooked up to the rest of the smoke detectors in your home. If a fire started in the basement, the smoke detector would turn the alarm on and all the smoke detectors hardwired to the system would set off at the same time. This means that your family has more time to escape a fire that started in the basement and less damage would occur before it reached the upper floors where closer alarms would alert you.

Proper Basement Outlets

GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters) and AFCI (Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters) will keep your family and home safe from electrical damage and electrocution in the case of a fire or flood. You also need safe electrical wiring for sump pumps and other electrical equipment.

Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Your basement is a good place for carbon monoxide to build up. Many basements have gas appliances like hot-water heaters and furnaces or boilers that potentially produce carbon monoxide. By the time your carbon monoxide detectors on the upper floors detected the gas, it would already be at dangerous levels.

Remodeling Your Northern Kentucky Basement

Your trusted Northern Kentucky electricians, Rose Brothers and Sons Electric can help you plan and install the electric you need when remodeling your basement in Northern Kentucky. They can help you install all the necessary safety devices as well as the lighting that will turn your basement into a new bedroom, family room or rec room.

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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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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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