Resicon LLC Blog: Archive for the ‘Home Improvement’ Category

5 Reasons to Avoid DIY Electrical Work

Monday, May 6th, 2019

electricianWho can resist a fun do-it-yourself project?

But unless you’re a retired electrician, you’re not going to feel 100% confident in your DIY electrical work. No matter how in-depth that online guide or video was, it’s no substitute for the electrical needs presented by your home. Plus, several other factors could influence the work that needs to be done on your home.

The problem with faulty electrical work is that it doesn’t always present itself immediately. It might take repeated use of the system before the faulty work ends up creating a problem.

To give yourself true peace of mind—not just temporarily—we suggest nothing less than working with a professional electrician in Olympia, WA.

Here are 5 reasons why:

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Everything You Need to Know About Electrical Panels

Monday, March 25th, 2019

working-on-electrical-panelIn order for your home to manage the load of all your electronics, you need an electrical panel that can handle it. But what exactly is an electrical panel?

Breaker panels, fuse boxes, circuit breakers… You may have heard these names before, and while there are some differences between them, they’re often used to refer to the electrical panel.

In this post, we’ll break down exactly what an electrical panel is and why you should be thinking about yours.

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12 Reasons You Might Need Home Rewiring

Monday, February 25th, 2019

wires-and-breakersDo you remember the last time your home was rewired? It doesn’t have to be often. However, finding the “right” time to rewire isn’t always straightforward. Although copper wiring can last between 40 to 100 years, that’s not the same as the actual wiring job itself. A poorly wired home may need attention far sooner than expected.

In general, we suggest having your home inspected every 10 years. However, if you have any reason to suspect that your home needs rewiring before then—or if you’re confident that you really don’t need rewiring—we think you can benefit from consulting our list of rewiring issues:

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How LED Lighting Can Be Used Around the Home

Monday, February 11th, 2019

led-lightingIn our current year, one of the most important Olympia, WA electrical services you can have performed is an LED lighting upgrade.

You may have already heard all the benefits of LED lighting. They save energy, they’re safer, and they have limitless potential for customization. But all of that doesn’t really help you with envisioning just how these lights can be used.

In this post, we’ll go over some of the applications you can use LED lights for, in both the indoors and outdoors.

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Upgrading Your Electrical System for Safety

Monday, January 28th, 2019

electrical-rewiringWe don’t give too much thought to our electrical systems as long as its satisfying our needs. Actually, even if it’s not satisfying our needs, we still rarely complain—that’s why so many homeowners will go overboard on power strips, run extension cables into other rooms, or ignore flickering lights.

However, these are all signs that you need upgrades to your electrical system. If you allow it to go on for too long in that manner, it can lead to some serious safety issues. Some of the services that can keep your home safe include:

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Upgrading to LED Lighting: What to Expect 

Monday, December 17th, 2018

recessed-led-lightingLED bulbs won’t break when dropped, they won’t burn out nearly as quickly, and they can do everything an incandescent bulb can do—and more. It’s no wonder more homeowners are having their lighting systems upgraded for LEDs.

But upgrading your entire lighting system can’t be an easy process, can it? You might be wondering if going through the trouble is really going to be worth it. We’ll give you a few reasons to believe that it is:

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