Benefits of a Standby Generator for Your Business
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by bluecorona_seo
1w ago
Electricity powers nearly every aspect of our daily routines. From something as simple as charging a phone to something as complex as running the machinery at a business, you need to be able to rely on your electrical systems. But what happens when the power goes out? Sudden power outage can disrupt routines, halt business operations, and compromise safety. To make sure the lights stay on at your business, you need a standby generator. These handy systems can kick on when the power goes out, so that you can keep your electronics running seamlessly. In this blog, our generator specialists at Ko ..read more
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Electrical Checklist for the Summer: Maintenance and Safety Tips for Homeowners
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by bluecorona_seo
1M ago
As summer approaches, homeowners often focus on preparing their homes for warm weather activities. While checking the air conditioner and cleaning the barbecue grill are common tasks, it’s equally important to ensure that your electrical systems, appliances, and devices are in good shape. To that end, our expert electricians at Kolb Electric have put together this comprehensive electrical checklist to help you maintain electrical safety and efficiency throughout the summer. Examine Outdoor Outlets & Lighting Summer is a great time to spend more time outdoors, so it’s important to examine y ..read more
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5 Signs You Need a New Circuit Breaker
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by bluecorona_seo
1M ago
More than ever, a reliable electrical system is a crucial component in keeping your home environment safe and comfortable. You can’t have a reliable electrical system without an efficient circuit breaker. To ensure that your electrical system remains reliable it’s important to know the signs of a failing circuit breaker and understand when a circuit breaker replacement might be required. Our expert electricians at Kolb Electric have put together this guide to help you recognize the signs that your circuit breaker is failing. Here are the five key signs that it might be time for a new circuit ..read more
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Electrical Checklist for the Winter
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by bluecorona_seo
6M ago
As winter approaches, there’s a lot homeowners can do to help get their homes ready for the cold season. As you make your list, it’s important to put your home’s electrical system on it. Making sure your home’s electrical system is prepared for the colder months is critical. With over 95 years of experience, the team at Kolb Electric is here to give you expert advice on how to keep your electrical systems running smoothly through the winter. Following this checklist from our experts will ensure you have an electrical system you can count on. Test Your Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors Winte ..read more
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When to Replace Old Electrical Wiring
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by bluecorona_seo
9M ago
Each year, between 45,000 and 55,000 house fires occur in the United States due to faulty electrical work or old wiring. Today’s homeowner puts much more demands on the home’s electrical systems than was anticipated when they were created. If you’re using computer systems, gaming systems, large appliance, and even “smart home” components on a system that’s designed for much less, your home’s safety is at risk. This is just one of the many reasons you may need to update your home’s electrical system. Knowing when to replace electrical wiring is important as a homeowner, because your family’s s ..read more
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Five Signs You Need to Replace Your Circuit Breaker
Kolb Electric Blog
by bluecorona_seo
9M ago
Your home’s electrical system is a crucial part of your comfort and daily routine, powering everything from lights to appliances to cell phone chargers. One of the most important parts of this system is the circuit breaker, a device designed to protect your home from electrical overloads and fires. Over time, circuit breakers can wear out or become faulty, which can be dangerous. That’s why it’s important to know when you need to replace your breaker. Keep an eye out for the following signs that a circuit breaker replacement is due: Frequent Tripping One of the most noticeable signs that your ..read more
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How Much Does It Cost to Rewire a House?
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by bluecorona_seo
11M ago
Modern demands for electricity often exceed what the original builders of your home envisioned. It’s not unusual for older rooms, even kitchens, to have just one or two electric outlets, but that can put an unsafe strain on your wiring system. In addition, older homes (those 50 years or older) may have outdated aluminum and/or knob and tube wiring. If you frequently trip the circuit breakers in your home and/or notice discoloring around the outlets, this could be a sign that your wiring needs to be replaced. Old wiring is nothing to ignore. More than 26,000 residential fires are ..read more
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Should You Install a Heavy Up?
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by bluecorona_seo
11M ago
Does Your Home Need a Heavy Up? How old is your home? If your home is 30 years or older, or if your electrical system has not been updated within the last five to 10 years, it’s probably time to examine your options. What a heavy up does is raise the amperage entering your house through its electrical service panel to enable your system to handle a larger electrical load. Some older homes will also need an electrical system upgrade to meet modern demands. Older homes with older electrical systems aren’t typically able to handle the stress of modern electrical appliances. So what can you do to ..read more
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How To Protect Your TV From Electrical Surges
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by bluecorona_seo
1y ago
It’s football season, which means every Saturday and Sunday, your home’s TV becomes an essential gathering point in your home. Sadly, in the Washington, DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia area, autumn is also thunderstorm season. So how can you protect your expensive TV from electrical surges and storms? The electrical experts at Kolb Electric have the answer. What Do I Need To Protect My Television From Electrical Surges? Electrical surges, whether from lightning strikes or otherwise, are easy to prepare for with proper equipment. And if you’ve spent four figures on a television, it might ju ..read more
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Why Electrical Preventive Maintenance Is Important
Kolb Electric Blog
by bluecorona_seo
1y ago
Regular electrical preventive maintenance is critical for any home or commercial building in the DC area. When you have routine service done, it will keep your important electrical systems running longer and help you avoid costly repairs. In the event that there is an issue with your wiring, your electrician can uncover it during this routine visit so that repairs can be done before the problem becomes bigger — reducing downtime and repair expenses. Electrical preventive maintenance is also critical to ensuring your safety at home and in the workplace. Why? Because certain failures in your ele ..read more
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