When to upgrade your electrical panel – Ellington CT

How do you know when it is time to upgrade your electrical panel? When you upgrade your home you have to consider if your home can handle the growing demand for electricity. If you are thinking of adding a large electric appliance such as an air conditioner, electric range, a washer & dryer or hot tub where you did not have one before, you should determine if your house can handle the increased electric load. A new central air conditioning system, for example, will need 3,000 to 5,000 watts to function effectively. You should also consider upgrading your system if you are planning to add living space and you cannot meet the new electric demand by adding additional circuits to the current panel box.

The electric system in a house reflects when it was built or last time it was rewired. Houses built or rewired more than 30 years ago typically have a 60 to 100-amp service. Amps are a measure of the quantity of electric power. Newer homes may have 150- or 200-amp service. The increase in amps over the years has kept pace with the number of new electrical appliances.

The amps listed on the main circuit breaker in the panel box determine the maximum amount the house can safely use. Each circuit in the house is also rated by amps. If the power demand for a circuit approaches the amps the circuit is rated for, the circuit breaker will trip and shut down power to the circuit, because there is a danger of the wiring overheating. If you hear hissing from the box, circuit breakers trip repeatedly or you have an old-fashioned fuse box rather than a panel box it’s time to upgrade. The best way to determine if you require an upgrade is to ask AJP Electric. Call us at 1-860-875-7755 and we’ll give a free consultation.

 

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Lighting Electrical Contractor – Ellington CT

AJP Electric LLC is your local lighting electrical contractor serving the Ellington CT area. We are a family owned and operated company, accredited by the Better Business Bureau. When you want to make a statement with lighting, consider having recessed lighting fixtures installed. Replacing an overhead fixture and table lamps with recessed lighting declutters your space. These lights are mounted into your ceiling and can provide both ambient and task lighting to just about any area in your home. These lights are available in many finishes and shapes. Your choice of bulbs include incandescent, fluorescent and LED. Fixtures that rotate, revolve and swivel are often used to light a gallery or artwork.

Recessed lighting installation must adhere to code requirements depending upon the location they are installed. All recessed fixtures are to be installed based on the regulations of your local municipality. Over the years, these fixtures have undergone improvement to ensure their safety, efficiency and ease of installation. Proper installation is required to reduce their fire hazard but also to prevent the buildup of condensation, mold growth and to minimize drafts.

Our motto at AJP Electric is ‘no job is too small’. When you would like to have lighting installed in or around your home, please call us for a consultation. Call 1-800-875-7755 today.

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Generator Electrical Contractor – Coventry CT

Generator Installation Tolland County

AJP Electric is your local generator electrical contractor serving towns in Tolland County CT. Whether you own a home or a business, you want dependable and safe power – all the time. When there has been an power outage, the safety, security and comfort of your home or business can be compromised. When the power goes out, heating and cooling are affected, as are security and lighting. The electrical contractors at AJP Electric have solutions that give you peace of mind about the safety and security of your property.

We believe it is important to look into installing one of our emergency standby generators. Our products turn on when your main power source goes out, with little to no lag time. Schedule a consultation to find out which types of generators are best for your home or business. Whether you already have a generator that just needs a tune-up, or you’re in the market for a new backup power source, we’re here for you. Talk to us today to learn more about our generator solutions.

Do you need an interlocking system for your generator?

Everyone knows what a generator is, but do you know what an interlocking system is and how you and your family can benefit from one? A generator interlock kit is a device designed to allow safe backfeeding of a home through a portable generator during power outages. This eliminates unsafe generator backfeeding situations that could potentially electrocute power linemen or destroy the generator. Backfeeding occurs when electric power is being induced into the local power grid. Power flows in the opposite direction from its usual flow. Not only is this unsafe, but is illegal!

Some people have a manual transfer switch, but the problem is that you’ll need extension cords to connect all of your appliances to your generator. Running these cords through your home creates the hazards of tripping and falling, and even causing a fire. A big issue with transfer switches is that furnaces and water heaters can’t be connected by cord so these devices simply won’t work until power is restored.

We safely connect your generator to your panel without a transfer switch with an interlock kit. AJP Electric can easily mount an interlock device to your existing electrical panel. If you need to upgrade your electrical pane, we can do that too! We can even help you decide what generator to order. We can take care of everything for you, typically in one day or less. Call us at 1-860-875-7755 to learn how we can help you prepare for any electrical outage.

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Renovating Older Homes – Coventry CT

Home Remodeling Electrical Contractors Tolland County

Renovating older homes can be a challenge. Old electrical wiring can be a safety hazard and will need to be brought up to code. Homes in the 1920s didn’t have hair dryers, and even something as small as that can draw more power than old household electrical systems can handle. Old wiring is also just an inconvenience: If you’ve ever lost power when running the microwave and the coffeemaker at the same time, you know what I mean. You might need to change ungrounded 2-prong outlets to 3-prong outlets, and rewire the house to get rid of old knob-and-tube wiring that can start a fire. Depending on your needs and the appliances you own, you may even need to upgrade modern wiring to support new appliances, computers, entertainment systems, and other projects.

The older a home is and the more times it has changed hands increases the likelihood that changes will have deviated from original design of the house. It’s best to err on the side of caution when renovating older homes. Call AJP Electric at 1-860-875-7755 for a free consultation. We can tell you what to expect and give you a plan that is affordable and safe for you and your family.

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Emergency Electrical Services – Coventry CT

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AJP Electric LLC is a full service contractor offering emergency electrical services in the greater Coventry CT area. When you have a residential or commercial power emergency, AJP Electric, LLC is the company to rely on. Day or night, when your wiring fails, your outlet overloads, your home has a power surge during an electrical storm, your attic fans fail or your light switch shorts out – give us a call. We can even come out to wire your pool pump.

When you have an electrical failure at your home or place of business, and it’s after hours or  during a three day weekend, don’t take matters into your own hands. AJP Electric is a phone call away when you need the services of a licensed electrical contractor. We make it easy to contact us: call or text us at 1-860-875-7755.

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Remodeling Electrical Contractors – Coventry CT

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When a home renovation is being planned, do not forget to consult AJP Electric, LLC, your local remodeling electrical contractors. Our service area encompasses the towns in greater Tolland County CT. Kitchen renovations – from small remodeling jobs to major overhauls – need special outlets and wiring. A licensed electrical contractor will safely install new wiring, switches, fuses, recessed lighting, exhaust fans, appliances, outlets, icemakers, and under-sink garbage disposals. Bathroom upgrades will most certainly include Ground Control Fault Interrupters, where electrical outlets will be positioned near sinks and vanities. Installing a ventilating fan in your bath will help eliminate fogged-up windows, steamy mirrors and stale odors. But more importantly, it will help prevent moisture-related problems, such as the growth of mold and mildew. Exhaust fans require electrical connections as well as a ventilation outlet to the exterior of your home. We’ll help you choose an exhaust fan that meets the needs of your family and our experts will install your fan so it will function exactly as it should. Perhaps you are planning to reclaim your basement or build an addition. We are skilled in problems unique to room additions, such as re-wiring circuit breakers for second-story additions, handling problems in basement additions, and other circuitry, panel and wire complexities associated with room additions.

AJP Electric, LLC is a family owned business that offers a full range of residential and commercial electrical services throughout Connecticut since 2001. No job is too big, or too small, and we always get the job done right the first time. As a reputable electrician, we carry business insurance and are licensed. We have earned a Better Business Bureau rating of A+ as an accredited business, with twenty-eight “5-star” customer reviews. AJP Electric LLC is open 6 days a week from 7 am to 7 pm for your convenience, with emergency service available. Call when you have a question about an electrical issue and ask for a free quote: 860-875-7755.

 

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Electrical Contractors – Coventry CT

Licensed Electrical Contractors Serving Tolland County CT

When you are upgrading lighting fixtures or appliances in your Tolland County CT home or office, call the licensed electrical contractors from AJP Electric LLC. Our motto at AJP Electric is “no job too small“. We handle electrical panel upgrades, dedicated computer circuits, electrical outlet installation and wiring, recessed lighting, exhaust fan installation, ceiling fan installation, kitchen wiring, office wiring, generator installation, home remodeling and upgrades, wiring for heating and cooling units… and so much more.

As a family owned and operated company, we strive to provide high quality electrical services to our clients. Whether the electrical work is for your home or your business, for new construction or for an older building, rest assured that AJP is capable of fulfilling the requirements of the job. We will work within your budget and provide a free quote when you request our services. When you hire AJP electrical contractors, you will receive quality electrical service from a locally owned and family operated business. We have over 15 years of experience in on-site electrical troubleshooting and maintenance. We have earned a Better Business Bureau rating of A+ as an accredited business, with twenty-eight “5-star” customer reviews. AJP Electric LLC is open 6 days a week from 7 am to 7 pm for your convenience, with emergency service available. We help our customers save money on their energy bills using sensible solutions. Call when you have a question about an electrical issue and ask for a free quote: 860-875-7755.

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Do you need an interlocking system for your generator?

Everyone knows what a generator is, but do you know what an interlocking system is and how you and your family can benefit from one? A generator interlock kit is a device designed to allow safe backfeeding of a home through a portable generator during power outages. This eliminates unsafe generator backfeeding situations that could potentially electrocute power linemen or destroy the generator.

Confused? Well, to understand the benefits you have to understand what backfeeding means. Backfeeding occurs when electric power is being induced into the local power grid. Power flows in the opposite direction from its usual flow. Not only is this unsafe, but is illegal!

Some people have a manual transfer switch, but the problem is that you’ll need extension cords to connect all of your appliances to your generator. Running these cords through your home creates the hazards of tripping and falling, and even causing a fire. A big issue with transfer switches is that furnaces and water heaters can’t be connected by cord so these devices simply won’t work until power is restored.

Thankfully, there’s a solution – a way to connect your generator to your panel without a transfer switch: An interlock kit. The Interlock Kit is more affordable than transfer switches. AJP Electric can easily mount an interlock device to your existing electrical panel. If you need to upgrade your electrical pane, we can do that too! We can even help you decide what generator to order. We can take care of everything for you, typically in one day or less.

Call us at 1-860-875-7755 or fill out our form to find out how we can help you prepare for any electrical eventuality.