Outlet, Light Switch & Dimmer Installation
Need to replace out-of-date outlets or switches? Looking to add new such items to your home? Either way, we’d first like to give you a few things to think about. That way, when you call us, you’ll be better prepared to explain how we can best serve your home or light commercial electrical needs.
Electrical Outlets | GFCI Electrical Outlets
There are three basic types of outlets we can install. Which one is right for you? Let’s find out:
Three-pronged outlets: Effective for just about every room in your home and the default choice for new or replacement outlet installation. But they’re not your ONLY choice, as you’re about to see.
Three-pronged outlets with USB ports: Here’s a relatively modern day convenience for families with heaps of cell phones, iPads, iPods, and other such devices that need frequent charging. Now, instead of having the look of spaghetti (from dangling wires) all over your home and people fighting for charger space, how about replacing one or more of your existing outlets with those that feature up to two three-pronged outlets and two USB cable ports per unit. Fewer wires, greater convenience…and suddenly, everyone’s happy.
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) Outlets: By code, GFCI outlets should be installed outdoors and anywhere indoors where water can come in contact with electricity. These are designed to prevent electrical shock – and save lives – by shutting down the flow of electricity should water make contact with the electrical current. If you don’t already have GFCI outlets in your kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, and elsewhere, you’ll want to call us much sooner than later. For the sake of every member of your family.
Electric Light Switches | Electric Light Dimmer Switches
Dimmer switches became an alternative to simple “on/off” light switches decades ago so you could control just how much light you want at any given time. They’re also ideal for helping to set exactly the right mood.
But just like everything else electronic, dimmer switch technology has evolved to keep pace with changing consumer habits and needs, including the need for greater convenience…hence, the advent of remote control dimmer switches.
But first, let’s get back to basics by examining the core benefits of converting more light switches to dimmer control:
- Less wasted energy
- Lower electricity bills
- Longer bulb life
- A nice decorating touch
- Instant mood enhancement
And now for a look at your primary dimmer switch options:
- Touch Dimmers: These help create a change in lighting with the the simple touch of a button. Their one-touch recall feature allows you to return to the previous setting without having to reset the light.
- Slide Dimmers: Slide the dimmer up and down to change the light setting until it’s perfect for the mood and moment. You can even request slide dimmers with light indicators that enable you to return to the previous setting without trial and error.
- Rotary Dimmers: These feature round knobs vs. sliders for instant changes in lighting intensity. Some models include push-button control so you can turn the light on or off without changing the light setting.
What’s more, our dimmer switches are compatible with the following types of lighting:
- Compact Fluorescent (only certain brands are dimmer compatible, so be sure to check the package before purchasing)
- LED (once again, you need to check the package for dimmer compatibility before making your purchase)
So, who could use new or replacement outlets, switches, and/or dimmer switches? Might that someone be you? Then give us a call, because it would be our pleasure to provide you with the safe, thorough, and code compliant electrical services you require. Excel Electrical Technologies: ready when you are.