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Renovation Electricians Ellington CT

Electrical Contractors Tolland County

AJP Electric LLC are your Tolland County renovation electricians Ellington CT. When renovating older homes, do not forget your electrical system. As licensed electrical technicians, we are experienced in all aspects of installations and electrical wiring. Do not attempt to tackle wiring issues in an older home. Get a licensed electrician to inspect the system first. From a basement finishing project, a kitchen and bathroom renovation, a room addition, or a complete interior and exterior lighting refit, count on AJP Electric to complete the work to the highest standards of workmanship. Old electrical wiring can be a safety hazard. In the era of the smart appliance, just replacing your television and kitchen range may tax your electrical service. Old wiring is more than an inconvenience, it is not safe.

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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Commercial Electricians Ellington CT

Eastern CT Electrical Contractors

Call AJP Electric LLC when you need reliable commercial electricians Ellington CT. AJP Electric is the Tolland County region’s contractor of choice for many reasons. Whatever type of business you run, today’s appliances, manufacturing equipment, HVAC and computer systems need the best power supply. AJP Electric has a licensed commercial electrical contractors that will inspect your electric service. Should you need to upgrade your service or circuit breaker panels, you need an experienced licensed contractor for the job. AJP Electric LLC are experienced contractors for your commercial electrical work. We provide the services needed to operate your business safely and efficiently. Large or small, AJP Electric LLC will take on any electrical job you need.

If you have new construction or a renovated building that needs electrical work, call AJP. A few of our services include:

  • electrical system design and installation
  • interior lighting installation
  • exterior and parking lot lighting installation
  • surge protection
  • panel installation
  • sub-panel additions
  • computer and equipment circuit installation
  • new construction wiring
  • electric repairs and maintenance

Commercial Electrical Services

AJP Electric LLC services commercial customers throughout eastern Connecticut. With AJP Electric, you will have the peace of mind knowing we have earned an A+ Better Business Bureau rating. We have amassed many 5-star reviews from our satisfied customers. We are fully qualified to improve your wiring or service in any capacity. We will upgrade your circuit breaker panels, and make certain your wiring is safe throughout your building. Naturally, when you are adding new rooms, you will want to add adequate wiring, outlets, and provide for heating and cooling appliances.

As a family owned and operated company, we have a reputation to uphold. We are reliable, prompt, courteous, and strive to provide high quality electrical services to our clients. 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 licensed contractors. We are proud of our personable customer service and reliability. We have over 15 years of experience in on-site electrical troubleshooting and maintenance. 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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Electric Fireplaces – Coventry CT, Bolton CT, Ellington CT

Electric fireplaces are gaining popularity as an attractive source of supplemental heat for your home. There are many attractive styles from which to choose, so finding a fireplace that complements your decor should not be a problem. Although we are not endorsing one particular brand over another, it is wise to shop for brands that are UL Certified and/or CSA Certified. You want to purchase a brand that has been inspected under strict quality control guidelines. Permits are not required to install electric fireplace heaters. Although it is safe to leave an electric fireplace insert on overnight, you probably will want to turn it off when possible. The top brands like Dimplex, Classic Flame and Real Flame are among those certified safe for consumers. Look for features such as safety shut-off, automatic shut-off timer, and a temperature limiter.

It is important to observe basic safety precautions when using an electric fireplace. Electric fireplace heaters should never be connected using extension cords. They should be plugged directly to a wall outlet or hardwired into your home’s electrical system. A free standing electric fireplace heater has a few advantages over a natural wood burning fireplace, a coal burning unit, or natural gas. You can enjoy the warmth and beauty of a fireplace in your house or apartment without the hassles, cleaning, maintenance, and fuel costs of traditional fireplaces. As a decorative element, electric fireplace heaters can beautify your livingroom, three season room, den or bedroom. There are so many very attractive models available that will improve the ambience of your living space even when not in use. They use about as much energy as a simple space heater. An electric fireplace heater can be installed anywhere at little cost. There are absolutely no carbon emissions, no fuel is consumed, no venting is required, and there is no messy ash to clean up. Call AJP Electric LLC at 860-875-7755 with any questions you may have today.

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When to Rewire Your House – Bolton CT

There are several clear warning signs evident when it is time to rewire your house. The most obvious include dimming lights, a burning smell, hot or discolored switch plates, cords, or plugs. Do you get an electric shock when you touch a cord, or do the circuit breakers trip frequently? Unless you have your wiring inspected, how do you know that your home’s wiring is in good shape? As local electrical contractors, we are often called out by homeowners when there is a serious problem with their electrical service. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, fire departments respond to an estimated 25,900 home electrical fires each year in the United States. Property loss totals about $1.1 billion, and of course the combined average loss of life and injuries total 1,400. It is in everyone’s best interest to live in a home free from the risk of electrical outlet or receptacle malfunction or electrical wiring failure.

Your home’s wiring should absolutely be checked if your home is more than 40 years old. If you must rely on extension cords for power, or have added new major appliances, call us. The electrical system in your home may need to be repaired or updated by a licensed electrical contractor. Although a complete rewire with a new electrical panel can be a big expense, isn’t the safety of your family worth it? AJP Electric is a local family-owned electrical contractor with more than 15 years of experience in your neighborhood. 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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Electric Heater Installation – Ellington CT

When you are in need of electric heater installation in your home or office, call AJP Electric LLC. Have you enclosed a porch, installed a three-season room or have a guest room that will not warm up in the cold months? Portable heaters may not be energy efficient or safe around children. It is important to have a licensed electrician run a separate circuit for any electric heaters you need. Whether you mount electric heaters in walls or along the baseboard, installing a heater on a separate electrical circuit is safer than plugging one into a wall socket. AJP Electric will run a new, safe 240-volt circuit and install a programmable thermostat. Most homes have sufficient capacity for the new circuit in your electric panel, however if your home does not we can upgrade your electrical panel as well.

When you have small electrical jobs around your home, such as replacement lighting, an exhaust fan or a ceiling fan installation, give AJP Electric LLC a call. Our motto “No job too small” reinforces our desire to take on those small projects that other companies may not want to do. Many of my clients are very happy to find an electrician they are comfortable with. Rather than attempt a project on your own or put up without service at all, give me a call. I hope to be your first choice for years to come. When you hire AJP Electrical, you will receive quality electrical service from a locally owned and family operated business with over 15 years of experience in on-site electrical troubleshooting, installation and maintenance. We are a Better Business Bureau Accredited Business with an A+ rating. Please call 1-860-875-7755 for a consultation today. 

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Electrical Panel Upgrades – Ellington CT

As a licensed electrical contractor, AJP Electric performs electrical panel upgrades. The electrical panel is the heart of your home’s  electrical service. You may have a modern electrical panel but need to upgrade in order to install an air conditioner, a modern laundry room, a spa, or to accommodate a renovation or an addition. AJP Electric takes on residential or commercial clientele – no job is too big or too small. When your panel malfunctions, breakers will trip often, your panel may become hot, or may fail to trip and shock someone. A breaker that fails to trip may melt wiring or cause a fire. Modern electrical panels are properly designed and safe, however homes with old circuit boxes may be unsafe. If your electrical panel has fuses, your homeowners insurance agency will demand that you upgrade your panel.

It would be wise to get an electrical panel upgrade if you are adding new appliances, renovating or adding a home office, installing a swimming pool or spa or if you are adding new outlets throughout your home. When you need electrical work done around your home or commercial property, please call us for a consultation. Call AJP Electric LLC at 1-800-875-7755 today.


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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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