Resicon LLC Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Olympia’

Never Rely on Unlicensed Electrical Work

Monday, September 9th, 2019

electrical-rewiring… and we’re including you in that statement! Unless you are an electrician licensed to work in the State of Washington, do not attempt to handle electrical repairs, installations, retrofits, or other work more advanced than changing light bulbs. Only trust this work to an electrical professional who can show you proof of proper, current licensing.

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Signs Your House Needs Rewiring

Monday, August 12th, 2019

electrical-toolsThe electrical demands in homes are higher than ever before because of the many devices that must be plugged in around the clock. Charging stations, computers, larger entertainment systems, and more require a larger electrical load. We’ve already written about the importance of updating the electrical panel in your house for larger capacity. Today we’re looking into the wiring in your house. You may have outdated or bad wiring that requires electrical services in Olympia, WA to fix.

Many older homes in the area need extensive rewiring, and below are a few signs to watch for that will warn you that your home is one of them.

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Is It Time to Upgrade Your Electrical Panel?

Monday, July 29th, 2019

electrical-panel-repairsThe electrical panel (a.k.a. circuit breaker box, or “fuse” box) is the central switching station of the electricity in your house. All the electrical current coming from the municipal grid enters the panel, where it divides into the different circuits for the outlets and fixtures in the house. To protect the electrical system in case of shorts and other problems, breakers are designed to trip and stop the current to a circuit.

It’s easy to take the electrical panel in a house for granted. You know where it is (we hope, if not go find out now) and you may occasionally need to reset a breaker if there’s a short in the house. A few tripped circuit breakers through the years is no big deal. In fact, it shows the panel is doing what it’s supposed to do.

The electrical panel, however, wears down and ages like any electrical appliance. It will need an upgrade one day—and that day may be just around the corner.

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Here’s What You Need to Know Before Switching to a Ductless AC

Monday, July 15th, 2019

ductless-air-conditionerDuctless air conditioning systems are popular in many parts of the world, such as Japan and Europe. They have started to make a larger impact in the US, where they are often installed in hotels and restaurants. More homeowners are discovering the benefits of using ductless mini split systems rather than the conventional split system air conditioners that send cooled air into a network of ducts.

If you’re reading this, a ductless mini split heat pump is probably already on your radar. You’re thinking about making a ductless system your next HVAC installation. We think this is a great idea. However, there are a few important facts we want you to know before you make a solid decision.

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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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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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5 Eco-Friendly Features of Ductless Heat Pumps

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

green-houseAs HVAC technology advances, manufacturers are finding more ways to increase the efficiency of air conditioners and heaters. With that comes greater opportunities for making these devices more eco-friendly.

Ductless mini split heat pumps are spearheading these advancements. Thanks to their design and engineering, they’re able to keep homeowners comfortable and free of a guilty conscience. Here are five ways these heat pumps are creating an eco-friendly future:

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What to Know About Carbon Monoxide Leaks and Detectors

Monday, November 19th, 2018

co-detectorCarbon monoxide leaks are the silent killer in your home. So that’s why you’ll most commonly hear carbon monoxide detectors being brought up in conversations about gas furnaces.

But the truth is that you need a carbon monoxide detector in your home for any natural gas-using appliance in your home, such as water heaters, ovens, and stoves.

In this post, we’ll clear the air on carbon monoxide leaks, as well as how to ensure that your carbon monoxide detectors are working properly.

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