When your outlets and switches in Glendale need immediate attention, trust our experts at Christian Brothers Air Conditioning Plumbing Electrical to get the job done right. Many appliances are powered by a special outlet with a single breaker that controls the power for a single appliance. There is a good reason for this – large appliances use more electricity. Although refrigerators use a standard outlet, appliances such as ovens and dryers use different outlets to manage the electricity they require.
These outlets and switches that connect them to your electrical panel are more intricate and cost more than the standard outlets. They are also trickier than the standard outlet, so this is a job best left to a professional electrician.
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If you are in the market for a new outlet switch the great news is that there is no shortage of outlet switches to choose from. Of course, your tastes will pretty much dictate what you end up with but sometimes cost is a factor and finding a more economical outlet switch may be in order.
There are push-button switches, rockers (these are vertical rectangular-shaped switches), toggle switches (the most common), and of course, there are a plethora of specialty switches out there to tempt home shoppers.
Outlets and switches come in several colors so you can be sure to color coordinate your room. Sometimes you may not need a new outlet switch but you want to spice things up and shopping for these can be fun.
Like everything else, electrical outlets have a limited lifespan. Usually, when the outlet appears to be dead the fix can be simple. First things first – check all other outlets to see if this is an isolated problem or if you have a much larger problem.
Now, if your problem is isolated then you need to shut power off at the main breaker. You need to look for loose terminals, loose stab-in connections, and loose wires at wire connectors. If there is a loose connection replacing the outlet with a new one is the best thing to do, and it is not expensive. Loose connections more often than not create excess heat that can cause more damage and land up causing you major headaches down the road.
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If you have any feelings of doubt trying to do this yourself then don’t. That’s your gut feeling telling you a professional is required for the job to be done properly and safely.
There is something else that is very important – should you discover aluminum wiring do NOT mess around with this. Call a licensed electrician who knows how to deal with this!
Installing an Outlet Switch
Now you have a new outlet – what’s next? If you are a very handy individual and you have the time you can do this yourself. This isn’t necessarily a job strictly for professionals. There are countless how-to videos on the net teaching people how to install an outlet switch but chances are, there isn’t advice about what to do if you get stuck while installing.
There is no shame in picking up the phone and calling a professional for help. This is why Christian Brothers Air Conditioning Plumbing Electrical is here to help. No job should be judged based on its size – each job is very important and must be done properly and safely.
Trust our team at Christian Brothers Air Conditioning Plumbing Electrical with your outlets and switches in Glendale. We’re reliable and eager to help. Call us today to book an appointment!