Electrician Services – Northern Lighting & Electric
We provide quality residential and commercial electrical services in the San Diego County area. One of the first things you need to consider when you are planning a home renovation is the existing San Diego electrical system in place. Is the condition of the existing electrical wiring and the capacity (in amps) of the system up to code? Along with plumbing and heating and cooling systems, updating the electrical system in a house will be one of the most expensive remodeling tasks.
Major Electrical Remodeling or rewiring in your San Diego home will require you to use the services of a licensed electrician such as Northern Lighting & Electric. Call on our experts today for a free electrician estimate on your electrical services.
Ceiling Fan Installation
At Northern Lighting & Electric, we know that ceiling fan installation can reduce your energy usage by just using a ceiling fan to get the air in your room circulating making the air feel either cooler or warmer depending on the season. A common misunderstanding among San Diego County homeowners is that ceiling fans actually reduce the temperature in a room and allow lower air conditioning settings as a way to save on electricity costs.
In reality, in the summer a ceiling fan with blades rotating counter-clockwise creates what is called a “wind-chill” effect by evaporating moisture on our skin. On a hot and humid summer day, this “wind chill” effect can make the room feel at least seven degrees cooler so that you can avoid running the air conditioning even when the actual room temperature is in the mid-eighties.
In the winter months the room can actually be made warmer by rotating the ceiling fan blades clockwise and forcing warm air from the ceiling down into the living area. This warmer air allows you to adjust your thermostat so that the heating system runs less, saving money on heating costs.
Breakers & Fuses
Repairing or replacing your circuit breakers & fuses can prevent unnecessary downtime and in many cases is more economical than replacing your existing equipment. Our experience ensures that we can perform top quality repairs, modifications, updating and maintenance on most circuit breakers and larger frame molded case breakers of many brands.
The breaker box was installed when your house was built and is better suited to power a few lights, outlets, and basic appliances. They do not have the capacity to keep up with today’s technology and your energy demands. The good news is that the professional San Diego electricians in your area can help you modernize your house with an electrical service upgrade, enhancing your building’s electrical capacity to meet today’s needs.
At Northern Lighting & Electric, we can provide thorough electrical code inspections and corrections. We will go through the electrical devices in your San Diego County home and insure that your devices are up to code. If we find something that is currently not up to code we can upgrade the device while on the job site. We will go through your electrical service panel to check for proper connections. Our professional electrical contractors will also check your internal breaker panel to check for proper breaker usage.
If our qualified San Diego electrician finds something not currently following electrical code, you will be informed. We can perform any electrical code corrections on-site as needed in the same day the code violations are discovered. It is advised to upgrade any code violations, to insure that any electrical inspections will be passed. If electrical systems are not up to code then, in most cases, the electrical inspection will not get approval. Electrical codes are in place to insure safety in the home; any violations generally are in place to promote proper electrical system operation and prevention of electrical fires.
Child Proof Outlets
When you need new child proof outlets installed or old ones repaired, we will personally do all the electrical work and will guarantee that you are 100% satisfied. We can install child proof electrical outlets, switches and much more. Our child proof electrical outlets will keep a clean working environment while respecting your home and personal belongings.
Our professional San Diego electricians can diagnose any issue that may occur in your outlets and electrical switches. We arrive to your home completely prepared with all the necessary tools and materials to ensure the best service for your home or business.
GFCI | Outlets & Circuits
Ground Fault Interrupters protect you in certain areas of your home that could potentially be dangerous if the right conditions are present.
Areas that are near water such as sinks, bathrooms, kitchens, outdoor receptacles or garages should have San Diego GFCI outlets installed.
The GFCI tracks the electrical current that leaves the outlet and any deviation of the current will cause the GFCI to trip. You can identify these outlets by the presence of “reset” or “trip” button.
If you don’t already have GFCI outlets in these specific areas of your San Diego County home, call the expert GFCI outlet electricians at Northern Lighting & Electric and have one installed immediately.
Electrical troubleshooting issues are bound to occur every now and then, and sometimes without prior warning. If these electrical problems go ignored and are not repaired by a qualified San Diego electrician, there is a fair chance that further electrical problems and potentially life-threatening risks may arise. Most frequent electrical troubleshooting problems in the home are broken wires, shorted wiring, improper connections, improper wiring, improper switch board wiring and out-dated wiring.
If you find your home in need of electrical repairs, please DO NOT attempt to fix it on your own. The most important reason to call a professional electrician for San Diego electrical repairs is safety. When you start to work with electrical wiring, outlets, and breakers, there is a chance that you will come into contact with electricity. Electricity is dangerous to you and can cause damage to your home if not properly dealt with.
Dedicated Computer Circuits
When a home experiences frequent power surges, it can be frustrating for any one in the building because equipment shuts down, costing time, and possibly losing data. Plus, these power surges can create a fire hazard. So what causes the problem, and how is it best resolved? Many times a commercial electrician in San Diego can stop the power surges by installing dedicated computer circuits to provide power to those areas that are sensitive, or require a heavy load.
Dedicated Computer Circuits are electrical circuits that are dedicated to one specific purpose, or appliance, or machine. Each one has its own circuit breaker and originates as close to the power source as possible. Most are accessed through a specific receptacle. Some appliances, such as an electrical water heater, may be wired directly into the circuit. In most cases, these circuits are dedicated to serving either sensitive equipment, or equipment, which requires a heavier load than others do.
Data / Communication Lines
Northern Lighting & Electric understands that people throughout San Diego County are experiencing an ever growing need for professionals who understand communication and data wiring. Our team of San Diego area data cable wiring electricians and communication cable installation specialists understand data centers and IT environments, offering specialized service in repairing and installing telephone cables, network cabling, data wires and much more.
As technology advances and new equipment for faster Internet, better surround sound system, telephones and TV Screens are developed, you can rest assured that the data wiring and communications wiring installed by your professional San Diego electrical contractors at Northern Lighting & Electric will be able to handle it for years to come. Contact the data cable wiring and communication system experts at Northern Lighting & Electric today and experience Service At Its Best.
Security & Landscape Lighting
There are many reasons for San Diego homeowners to install outdoor lighting. Outdoor or landscaped lighting provides an increase in safety, security, show cases the beautiful landscaped yard at night and provides ambiance. At Northern Lighting & Electric, we want you and your guest to feel safe with a well-lit outdoor security lighting. Our Security & Landscape Lighting experts in San Diego are focused on provide excellent customer service and striving to provide the best communication throughout your entire landscape lighting solutions project.
Two areas we focus on for landscape and Outdoor Lighting is safety and security. We will design a lighting scheme to light steps and paths so that you and your guest can clearly see where they are walking at night. We also will address safety. Our goal is to make you feel safer in your home or office. We look for places where people could hide. Not only does proper lighting deter prowlers, it creates a feeling of comfort for guests as well. Dark pockets in a yard can present an undertone of fear, whereas a well lit landscape provides a more relaxing environment. How you feel about a space can be just important as how it looks.
Surge Protectors – Whole Home Surge Protection
San Diego homes are filled with sensitive electronics that are easily damaged by common power surges, spikes or voltage impulses. A lightning storm near a residence can deliver a high energy electrical surge that can enter a home and destroy appliances, televisions, stereo equipment, and other electrical products. The cost of replacing electronic equipment in an average home is $8,000. This figure can easily top $20,000 if the homeowner has a sophisticated entertainment system, or a home office.
Motors | Transformers
Northern Lighting & Electric has extensive experience with electrical motors and transformers with and our electricians are skilled with transformer repairs. If you are in need of replacement or repairs for your electrical motors and transformers, give Northern Lighting & Electric today.
Bath Fans | Exhaust Fans | Whole House Fans
A bathroom exhaust fan is extremely important in the bathroom of today. The modern bath contains far more amenities than those of past generations, such as steam showers, multiple showerheads with jets, whirlpool baths etc. Each of these devices producing a multitude of moisture into the home. Proper San Diego bathroom ventilation is a sensible and necessary element in a bath. It keeps your bath and home more healthy, and will reduce time cleaning, as it reduces the incidence of mold and mildew which can also be health hazards as well as annoying and present an un-appealing appearance in your bath. It is important to protect your San Diego home from the damaging effects to the structure. Having a window in your bath is helpful, but the size of most bath windows being small, it many not be adequate to allow proper dispensing of moisture. Inclement weather may also make keeping the window open an unpleasant factor in winter.
Smoke detectors are life saving devices! They protect you and your family from the dangers of fire by alerting you of the presence of smoke in your home. Many house fires occur while everyone inside the home is sleeping. Sometimes a smoke detector is the only alert.
Unfortunately, most homeowners aren’t aware that their smoke detector may need to be replaced. Call Northern Lighting & Electric today to perform a home safety check where we will evaluate your smoke detectors and other electrical hazards in your home.
Another life saving device is the carbon monoxide detector. Carbon monoxide is a toxic gas that usually goes undetected. We recommend that all homes be equipped with carbon monoxide detectors. In some cases smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors are available in the same unit.
The main reason for installing dedicated appliance circuits in San Diego is so that your appliances operate safety and efficiently. This will help stop the overloading of a circuit if two or more larger appliances that have a high demand for power are plugged into it. Your large appliances need their own circuit to receive uninterrupted power and ensure the proper operation.
Another advantage of having our professional electricians install appliance circuits is that it requires less strain to be put on your home’s electrical equipment like wires and breakers. By having more circuits, your home will have overlapping circuits so that if one circuit breaks, the entire house does not have to go without power.
Hot Tubs & Spas
Relaxing outside is just one of the advantages provided by a hot tub or spa. They are the perfect retreat on cool nights and can relieve muscle aches after a hard days work. However, you want take precautions and make sure that the San Diego electrical wiring and electrical components of the hot tub are installed correctly.
Our San Diego electricians specialize in the electrical wiring connections of spas and hot tubs so you can rest easy knowing that it is being done correctly. We will provide you the peace of mind that you and your family are safe from the dangers that electricity can pose when used close to water.
Why San Diego County Homeowners Should Hire us For Electrical Services
As a professional San Diego County electrician, Northern Lighting & Electric handles a variety of electrical services. Just give us a call, and we’ll send one of our highly trained technicians out to take care of your electrical needs, from installation to maintenance to repairs! Weary of calling us because you’ve been ripped off by a San Diego electrical company in the past? Rest assured that with Northern Lighting & Electric you won’t be overcharged for electrical services!