Check out the most recent articles from Koehn Electric for various home and electrical tips from our team of experienced electricians. Do you have specific questions about our services or are you interested in getting an estimate for your electrical project, please give us a call today.
A GFCI outlet differs from a regular two pronged outlet in that it has the third hole in the middle of the outlet that serves as a ground wire while the other two hole the neutral and hot wires respectively. This helps you outlet monitor the current flow in the two wires, and if it detects any kind of change in the electric flow, it will immediately cut it, preventing you and your family from suffering a shock. When it really comes down to it, there are several important reasons to have these specific outlets installed throughout your home, besides the fact that the electric code requires it, and our team of professional electricians have taken the time to list several of these in an effort to highlight their importance to you … Read More
The electrical needs of the average home are much different today than they were even 15 years ago. With multiple appliances, computers, and other electronic devices working at the same time, all the time, most older electrical panels just weren't designed to handle the kind of electrical demands being placed on them in the average home today, and when that happens, it's time to make an upgrade. Our team of professional electricians have taken the time to put together a short list detailing just a few of the more common signs to be on the lookout for that might indicate when it's the right time to upgrade your home's old electrical panel … Read More
While aluminum wiring might not be inherently dangerous, it might be be worth your time and money to have it replaced with more modern copper wiring. Aluminum wiring can be considered safe to keep in your home, but only if it has been properly cared for and worked on over the years, which is rarely the case. Copper wiring carries a number of excellent benefits over aluminum wiring, which is partly why copper wiring is the industry standard for aluminum wiring replacement. If you still have aluminum wiring in your home and you are still on the fence about whether or not it is time to have it replaced, take the time to read through this short list our team of professionals have put together listing just a few of the many benefits that making the switch to copper wiring can have on your home … Read More