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Electrical Wiring Specialists Matthews NC

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Lynton Electric
(704) 269-8320
8017 Jefferson Colony Dr
Charlotte, NC
Promotion
15% Off for first time customers.
Free quotes all year long.
Lifetime warranty on all our work (no expiration).
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Circuits & Wiring, Commercial Electrical Services, Electric Safety & Protection, Electrical Inspections, Electricians, Home Energy Efficiency, Lighting Design & Installation, Residential Electrical Services, Voltage Conversion

Benfield Electric Company
(704) 981-2112
8200 Denbur Drive
Charlotte, NC
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Electricians

EZ Electric
(336) 792-2617
8835 Idlewild Road
Matthews, NC
Services
Electric Contractors, Electric Contractors Commercial & Industrial, Electric Contractors Residential, Electric Equipment Service & Repair, Electrical Consultants
Hours
Mon-Fri: 12: 00 AM-12: 00 AM
Sat 08: 00 AM-05: 00 PM
Payment Options
Money Orders, Cash Only

ARC Electric Company
(704) 684-4871
4410A Friendship Drive
Matthews, NC
Services
Providing electrical services for all types and sizes, including: Lighting fixture and ceiling fan installation; entertainment system wiring, audio and video; phone, cable and TV outlets; wiring for water heaters, A/C units, hot tubs and whirlpools; low-voltage track and accent lighting; outdoor security lighting; landscape lighting; service panel upgrades; surge protection; troubleshooting; 24-hour emergency service; Preferred Customer Award Program.
Awards
Homeowner Approved, Better Business Bureau Accredited Business; National Association of the Remodeling Industry; North Carolina Association of Electrical Contractors; long time electrical contractor for award-winning General Contractor, Andrew Roby, Inc.

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Electrician by GB Electric - Electrician
(704) 808-1497
7209J E HARRIS BLVD %23 252
Charlotte, NC
Services
Electric Contractors, Electric Contractors Residential, Electrical Designers, Electric Equipment Service & Repair, Electrical Consultants
Payment Options
American Express, MasterCard, VISA

G B Electrical Services
(980) 581-9977
7209 J East WT Harris Boulevard
Charlotte, NC
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Circuits & Wiring, Commercial Electrical Services, Electrical Inspections, Electricians, Lighting Design & Installation, Residential Electrical Services, Voltage Conversion

RW Schoolfield Electric
(704) 750-0327
9834 Dominion Crest Dr
Charlotte, NC
Hours
Monday 24 Hours
Tuesday 24 Hours
Wednesday 24 Hours
Thursday 24 Hours
Friday 24 Hours
Saturday 24 Hours
Sunday 24 Hours
Services
Circuits & Wiring, Commercial Electrical Services, Electric Safety & Protection, Electricians, Lighting Design & Installation, Residential Electrical Services

International Construction Equipment Inc
(704) 821-8200
301 Warehouse Drive
Matthews, NC

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Aldred Electric Inc
(704) 882-1319
16415 Deepwood Place
Indian Trail, NC
Services
Electric Contractors Residential, Electric Motors & Generators Wholesale & Manufacturers
Products
Rewiring, New Construction, Stand By Generators

Roby Electric
(704) 684-4878
1131 Harding Place
Charlotte, NC
Services
Residential service: Electrical repair service; installation of electrical appliances (ceiling fans, kitchen appliances, etc.); lighting installation; motion sensors and outdoor lighting; dimming controls; structure data/computer cabling; home automation; surge protection. Commercial services: New home electrical wiring; commercial electrical repair; installation of electrical appliances; lighting installation; dimming controls; structure data/computer cabling; home automation; manual transfer s
Awards
Homeowner Approved, C12 Group Member.

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Upgrading Residential Electrical Service

Does my electrical service have fuses or circuit breakers?

It wasn't until the 1960's that circuit breakers became the standard for electrical service panels - before that all electrical panels contained screw and cartridge type fuses.

The way an electrical panel is made is the same regardless whether the panel uses fuses or circuit breakers. Fuses have taken a bad rap only because of the ease in which a fuse of one size can be replaced with a larger fuse. For example if a 15 amp fuse blows frequently a 20 amp fuse can be used to eliminate the nuisance of having to change the fuse so often. When a 20 amp fuse is inserted where a 15 amp was the current carrying capacity of the circuit is increased by 33% without any regard to the wire size. Remember that the fuse is rated according to the wire size - that is worth repeating a little louder - THE FUSE IS RATED ACCORDING TO THE WIRE SIZE. Because is it so easy to insert a 20 or even 30 amp fuse in to a 15 amp circuit, fuse panels have become an electrical hazard.

When a house is inspected for resale many insurance companies require a fuse panel to be replaced by a circuit breaker panel before the sale is complete. If the current service contains fuses it is probably worth the investment to upgrade the service from fuses to circuit breakers.

Upgrading the service to circuit breakers does not mean the amperage has to be increased. It is OK to change out a 100 amp fuse panel with a 100 amp circuit breaker panel. Just because the service is changing to circuit breakers does not mean the amperage coming in to the house must be increased to 200 amps.

This leads to the next question.

What size amperage is the existing service?

An electrical service is measured in amps with the standards being 100, 150 and 200 for a typical home. Amperage is like the size of the water pipe that feeds a residence - the bigger the pipe the more water that can be delivered. Don't confuse service voltage with service amperage - service voltage comes in one variety 220/240, more on that later. If the home has a 100 amp service and there are no plans to add more electrical stuff (an addition, hot water heater, air conditioning, electrical heater and etc.) then why increase the size of the service. Unless you just want to keep up with Tim the tool man that lives next door who had his service increased to 200 amps - the present 100 amps that supplies the family with all the electrical comforts they need ...

is a question homeowners ask frequently. An upgrade of an electrical service typically involves an older residence with service size of 100 amps or less and the homeowner is deciding whether to increase the amperage to 200. Depending on what part of the country the residence is the cost of the job could be as high as $2000 which makes the homeowner question the need for such an investment. The following questions should be answered before deciding whether or not to upgrade the service.

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