Electrical FAQs

Residential FAQs for Electricians

How much are service fees and overtime charges?

We believe in providing our customers with the best electrical service possible, which is why we won’t charge you a service fee or overtime charges! Our upfront, fixed pricing model guarantees that you won’t pay a dime more than your agreed-upon price. We’ll always sign a contract outlining the scope of work needed and exact pricing — before any work is done!

How can I lower my electric bill?

When it comes to saving money on your monthly electric bill, taking small steps (like only operating a minimal amount of lights in the room you’re in) can go a long way toward lower utility bills. Also be sure to turn off any TVs or electrical devices when not in use. Additionally, your HVAC system and water heater account for the bulk of your electrical expenditures. Therefore, making sure your furnace, central air conditioning unit, and water heater are in good working condition can have a significant impact on lowering energy costs. Try setting your thermostat a little bit higher than normal (in the summer) and lower (in the winter) or taking faster showers.

What qualifications do I need to become an electrician in Florida?

To become an electrician in Florida, you must complete a state-approved electrical apprenticeship program or obtain a journeyman or master electrician license. You also need to pass the licensing exam administered by the Florida Electrical Contractors' Licensing Board.

What permits are required for electrical work in Florida?

Electrical work typically requires a permit from the local building department. The specific permits needed may vary depending on the scope of the project, but common examples include permits for electrical panel upgrades, new circuit installations, or whole-house rewiring.

What safety precautions should I take when working with electricity?

Always ensure the power is turned off before making any electrical connections or repairs when working with electricity. Use appropriate personal protective equipment, such as gloves and safety goggles, and follow proper grounding techniques to minimize the risk of electrical shocks. If you're unsure about any electrical task, it's best to consult a licensed electrician.

How often should I schedule electrical inspections for my home in Florida?

It is recommended to have your electrical system inspected by a qualified electrician in Florida every five to 10 years, depending on the age and condition of your home. Additionally, it's advisable to have inspections performed before buying or selling a property, after major renovations, or if you notice any signs of electrical issues, such as flickering lights or frequent circuit breaker trips.

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