Resicon LLC Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Kent’

Why You Should Update Your Home With GFCI Outlets

Monday, July 1st, 2019
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An outdated outlet.

The three-pronged outlet has been the standard in homes for a good stretch. These grounded outlets are simply better all around for household safety.

But having three-pronged outlets isn’t the end point when it comes to your home’s electrical safety. If you don’t have GFCI outlets in key parts of your house, we recommend calling our electricians in Kent, WA and scheduling installation to upgrade the old outlets.

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When Is It Time to Replace Your Heat Pump?

Monday, March 11th, 2019

blue-question-markHeat pumps are remarkable in that their expected lifespan can be as long as 20 years, if not more. That’s a whole two decades using the same system! Not only that, but they’re used throughout both the heating and cooling seasons—they don’t get a break for half of the year like a standard central AC or furnace would.

So, when the time finally does come for your heat pump to retire, it might catch you off guard. But don’t let it stop you—replacing your heat pump at the perfect time will help you save hundreds of dollars. Here’s how:

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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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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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