Monday, July 30, 2012

We Can Help With Your Flat Screen TV Wiring!

Tom talks about the nuisance of wires hanging from a nice TV and how Vacaville Electric can help. See more at

Friday, July 27, 2012

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Why You Need to Hire an Experienced Electrician

Electricians, electrical firms, and electrical contractors are available all over the place and in all forms. Some electricians are new to the field but are nonetheless quality tradesmen. On the other hand you will find electricians who have been around for many years, and find that they are just no good or very good at taking your money. So we need find a reputable electrician who is worth paying for, and have them come out to your home.
There are lots of reasons for having a skilled electrician working for you as opposed to an unskilled electrician:
Safety:- This is self explanatory, 80% of fires in homes are from electrical faults. Thousands of electrical injuries occur every year, not to mention deaths that occur from electrical faults. Insurance companies will not cover you if the electrical work done to your property was not done by a licensed electrician. Trained and experienced electricians will not only work safely themselves but they will leave a safe environment for everyone else.
Reliability:- Beginner electrical firms haven't had the chance to see a large range electrical issues that that may go wrong with a job, and if they've seen problems, they have not seen them many times. The good thing about having an experienced tradesman at your property, is that they've seen the problem many times over. So they can get onto it right away, this also give you piece of mind knowing you will not need to call them back.
Neatness:- One other factor that usually comes with a experienced electrician is the correct processes and procedures that keeps your property clean and clear, it is important their work is tidy, it adds to the safety. Beginner electrical firms or random individuals who may have basic knowledge on how to work on electrical issues is not necessarily going to have procedures in place unlike the more skilled firms, and so your property could be left in mess after they leave.
To conclude, it's simple to see that hiring an inexperienced contractor on your electrical job is a risk that you don't have to take. There are many electricians out there who're skilled enough to give you the quality that you really want at a price that is of good value. So just do a small amount of research before you hire somebody, and you may absolutely see the advantages in the long term.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Why Electricians Recommend Replacing Outlets

An outlet is one of the last things a homeowner thinks about replacing over the years. This part of the house is often overlooked because many homeowners do not think they need to replace any of their outlets. However, as an electrician, I recommend that a homeowner should at least get their outlets inspected over time to prevent any future electrical problems.
The first reason why homeowners should replace an outlet is that over the years of plugging and unplugging various devices into an outlet can actually reduce the tension of the blades that hold the plug blades. A loose connection can create heat. Heat can eventually melt, burn or create a fire. An electrician has a blade retention checker that can test the tension of an outlet to see what level it is at and whether it is time to replace it.
The second reason why homeowners should replace outlets is something an electrician sees everyday in houses. Poor connections can cause problems without anyone realizing it. It could eventually lead to an outlet to not work properly. Code allows the wires to be either stabbed into the back of the outlet, requiring a blade to hold them tight (not recommended) or have the wires wrapped around the screws and tightened (recommended). Obviously, many electricians take the path that costs the least and is much quicker. However, the connection is not as strong if an electrician uses the former method rather than the latter.
The next reason why homeowners should replace outlets is to swap series circuits with parallel circuits. In a series circuit, if anything happens to one outlet, then all the ones near it will be affected. An electrician can wire a parallel circuit. If one outlet goes bad, it does not affect any others around it.
The final reason why homeowners should replace outlets is to update your home with all the new styles and colors available. You do not need to have just little beige rectangles in your home anymore. Once a local electrician has inspected your outlets and made recommendations about which ones should be replaced, think about updating them to fit any other changes you have made in your home.
It is the simple things that can make all the difference in your home. Replacing outlets is as important as replacing any others aging appliance in your home. Routinely inspecting your outlets is the first step in maintaining your electrical system for many years to come.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The RAB LED LPACK - 52W Replaces 250W

Traditional looks with cutting edge technology, the affordable 52W LED Wallpack from RAB replaces up to 250W of Metal Halide.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Decorate with Mobile Device Station

The Mobile Device Station creates a convenient storage location in any room to charge your mobile devices, including smartphones and portable music players.

The Mobile Device Station easily attaches to a receptacle wallplate* and doesn't create any new holes in the wall. It provides a safe and convenient place for storing a phone or portable music player while it is charging. The Mobile Device Station also features integrated cable management to keep charging cables organized and protected from damage.

The Mobile Device Station has a low-profile design that complements the receptacle wallplates in any home or office. Its simple design and installation will make it a must-have for all the portable devices in your home.

Now available for purchase through the Leviton eStore! Buy yours today!

Compatible with most smartphones and MP3 players including iPhone®, iPod Touch®, popular Android™ and Blackberry® devices.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

RAB FFLED18 - Small LED Floodlight with Ultrawide Distribution

Replacing up to 70W of Metal Halide, the super efficient RAB LED FFLED18 incorporates cutting edge thermal management to ensure a long operating lifespan.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Electrical Panel Repairs and Replacement - Vacaville Electric

Tom talks about the dangers of not servicing your electrical panel. Give them a call for a free inspection at 707-448-8222 or see more at

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

InvisiLED® Pro 24V - 2700K, 3000K and 4500K

Integrating high performance and innovative technology in a professional grade low profile lighting solution, InvisiLED® Pro 24V offers dimmable, energy efficient LED tape that installs easily to illuminate fine wood cabinets, granite countertops and crown moldings in luxury residential and commercial spaces.