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What Electricians look for When Troubleshooting your Home

There are more services than most people realize in which an electrician can be of help. Things like basic repairs can be done easily and conveniently. Whenever you think that electrical troubleshooting should be done in your home, give John's Electric a call.

First and foremost, electrical safety is something that all electricians should practice. There are several ways in which electricians practice electrical safety. One of them is having the proper tools and related equipment. This helps to get a job done quicker and also prevents unforeseen complications.

With the proper tools, equipment and preparation, troubleshooting helps electricians identify and alert homeowners of electrical problems. Things such as your wiring can be affected as well as your outlets and switches. Also, when an electrician comes out to your home, they will routinely check your panel box.


John's Electric troubleshooting
 works in your home by:

• Locating problematic areas of the home

• Listing the appliances that are not working

• Determining circuit breakers that are tripped

• Ensures correspondence between electrical components



Once everything is thoroughly checked out, the next step is to make sure that every works properly. A properly working electrical system can provide you with much better energy efficiency. Saving money on your energy bills does not have to come at an unmanageable cost.

There’s lots of ways in which you can save money on your electric bills. Besides a working electrical system, you should always turn the lights off in the room that you’re not in. Turning off the lights will keep you electric bill at a minimum.

Another thing to prevent high energy bills is to do a sweep. Things such as leaving your ceiling fan running can cause your energy bills to skyrocket. Whether you realize it or not, every time you leave a light on or ceiling fan run you are paying for it. On the other hand, ceiling fans running in place of overworking your A/C can cut your costs significantly, and living in north central Alabama, you know how hard your A/C works.

Troubleshooting in your home is the first step of many in how you can go from being broke every month to having more money in your pocket. Having more money in your pocket means that you have made your home as energy efficient as possible.

There are lots of other ways in which you can make your home more efficient. One of them is upgrading old appliances. Older appliances run constantly and break down a lot. When they do they end up costing more to repair than they are worth to replace.

Look into new appliances and also energy saving light bulbs. These are not your traditional type of bulb. They are constructed to last and will not use up a lot of energy. Help protect the environment by using less energy.

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About John's Electric

Linn Park Fountain, Birmingham, AL

John's Electric Inc. is a family owned and operated electrical contractor business that proudly provides electrician services in Birmingham, AL and the surrounding areas such as Hoover, Homewood, Chelsea, Vestavia Hills, Pelham, Alabaster, Trussville, and Mountain Brook. John's Electric provides residential and commercial electrical solutions at competitive rates. We have been in this line of work for 30 years, giving us not only experience but expertise as well. You can depend on us. We are a state licensed electrician (#03875) for your protection.

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What others say about John's Electric Service

Aubrey upgraded our electrical fuse panel, put in an updated outside service panel, replaced the main service line from the outside panel to the inside fuse box, and installed several outlets. His original estimate was complete and accurate. He brought our electrical system up to code and made several recommendations for changes and upgrades that we had not thought of. He worked with our schedule, was on time and very professional, and left our home as clean as when he arrived. He was extremely conscientious and reliable. We very highly recommend John's Electric and will definitely use them again.

Debbie S. Dumas

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Aubrey did an excellent job with moving our electrical main service. He coordinated with Alabama Power and the Hoover inspectors and everyone was there when they should be. He knew that we needed a special disconnect and ordered the right one. We gave him a key and trusted him to be in and out of the house and yard when he needed to. He kept us informed, did a quality job and went over and above to come out to check on things for us after hours one evening and teach us a few things. Reasonable price as well. A true professional and I will recommend him again.

tiffdunlap

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Great job installing new breaker/meter box. Fast service , great price, will use again if needed.

stuart222

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Very dependable, professional, friendly and just good at what he does. John wired an addition for us and repaired my breaker box. He is friendly and trust worthy. I had no problem leaving full access to our home while we were away. I highly recommend him and his phone number will remain in my contacts. Job well done! Thanks again.

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