Pacific Sheet Metal Blog

5 Reasons You Should Hire a Professional Electrician

Posted by Joey Haack on May 22, 2018 8:46:00 PM

We get it; you’ve seen every DIY show on HGTV, so you’re basically a pro, but when it comes to electrical work, “basically” just isn’t good enough. If you’ve been considering tackling an electrical project on your own, stop. Here are 5 reasons you should hire a professional electrician instead.

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What Electrical Appliances Should I Update for Energy Efficiency?

Posted by Joey Haack on Apr 17, 2018 7:10:00 PM

You use your electrical appliances every day, so it’s crucial that they’re working at full capacity. If you’ve been holding on to your clunky old washing machine or monster of a refrigerator, it may be time to upgrade. Energy-efficient electrical appliances are not only better for the environment; they’re better for your wallet, too.

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5 Signs It’s Time to Upgrade Your Home’s Electrical Outlets

Posted by Joey Haack on Mar 14, 2018 7:00:00 PM

Electricity is a major component of your home’s functionality. We often use its power without even thinking twice. We plug in our lamps, our laptops, and our hair dryers and go about our business. But what happens when something is awry? Electricity is not something to take chances with. If you notice any of these five things, take it as a sign it’s time to upgrade your home’s electrical outlets.

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What Do I Need to Know About My Circuit Panel?

Posted by Joey Haack on Feb 7, 2018 10:01:00 AM

If you’ve been a homeowner for long, you’ve probably become acquainted with your circuit panel. When a circuit panel is working correctly, your whole house hums like a well-oiled machine. You may even forget about it—until something goes wrong. Because of the dangerous nature of electricity, it’s best to not repair your circuit panel on your own; however, the more you know, the more you can protect yourself and your home in case of emergency.

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Why Should I Use a Surge Protector?

Posted by Joey Haack on Jan 11, 2018 10:00:00 AM


Do you have any of your large electronics or appliances plugged directly into wall outlets? We’re going to tell you right now to rethink that strategy before your home experiences a power outage or surge unexpectedly. You don’t want your computer, flat screen TV, refrigerator, or microwave to be damaged or destroyed, especially when you can easily prevent it by installing surge protectors around your home.

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How to Avoid Home Electrical Fires

Posted by Joey Haack on Dec 4, 2017 1:50:00 PM

Whether you live in an older home or one that was just built, you need to be careful when it comes to electricity. According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), home electrical fires account for approximately 51,000 fires and nearly 500 deaths each year. Take precautions by following these tips, and ensure your home and family are kept safe.

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Topics: electrical