Wiring and installation

Full Wiring and Installation

Description

If you live in a home that is at least 35 years old, then it's time to for a complete wiring inspection from Dixon Electric. Today's modern technology and modern equipment requires greater energy. Old wiring in your house not only operates inefficiently and costs you money, but also presents a safety hazard. If you think you may need rewiring in your home, then contact Dixon Electric today, for a comprehensive inspection of all your wiring, your electric panel, and your circuit breaker box. We can rewire your entire home inside and out and restore your electrical system with brand new electrical wires that can handle the load of today's modern electronics and appliances.

Room by Room or Whole House Rewiring

If you’re thinking about rewiring your house you’re probably doing so because you’ve experienced the warning signs of potential electrical problems, including:

  • Frequent blown fuses or tripped breakers
  • Dimming or flickering lights
  • Hot or discolored switch plates, cords, or plugs
  • Arcs or sparks from an outlet when you plug or unplug a cord
  • Light bulbs that frequently burn out
  • Buzzing or sizzling sounds
  • A burning smell
  • Electrical shock when you plug in or touch a cord

The smartest thing you can do for the safety of your family and the care of your home is to pay attention to the warning signs and correct any problems before a disaster strikes. Dixon Electric is here to help.

Electrical Switches & Outlets New / Repair

Home electrical switches and outlets come in many difference shapes and sizes and are designed to perform a wide range of functions. When it's time to add new outlets, upgrade switches to dimmers, or replace aging receptacles with safer GFCI outlets, Outlets and switches that don’t work is a sign that something has malfunctioned at the unit or inside the walls. This can’t be ignored. Faulty switches or outlets could lead to a fire. Here are the top common reasons a switch or outlet may fail.

    Outlets

  • Worn out Receptacles – If the plug doesn’t stay in the outlet it needs to be replaced.
  • Loose Wiring – Loose wiring connecting the outlet can cause electrical arcing and cause a fire.
  • Tripped Circuit Breaker – An outlet that trips a circuit breaker is worn out and needs to be replaced right away.

    Switches

  • Switch Doesn’t Operate – This could mean the switch is worn out or a wire has broken free.
  • Buzzing – This is a serious condition that indicates over-heating and possible fire hazard.
  • Floppy Switch – If the switch doesn’t stay in the on or off position it needs to be replaced.

Dixon Electric can help you with a variety of new switch and outlets options including the following:

    Outlets (Receptacles)

    Unlike switches, which come in several different varieties, most receptacles look pretty much the same. There are differences in amperage and voltage ratings. And receptacles may be either CU CLAD or CO/ALR (for aluminum) rated.

    Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) Receptacles

    Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters should be installed in circuits which are located near wet areas such as kitchens, bathrooms and outdoor locations.

    Single Pole Switches

    Single pole switches are the most basic and most used switches. They are used to turn receptacles or fixtures on or off from a single location.  Unless you can turn on a light or a series of receptacles from more than one place in your home, it should be wired with a single pole switch.

    Double Pole Switches

    Double pole switches work like single pole switches except that they can receive two hot wires. For this reason, they are often used as switches for 240-volt receptacles and appliances.

    Three-Way Switches

    Three-way switches are usually used to provide two separate switching points for a single fixture. These switches must always be installed in pairs.

    Dimmer Switches

    These helpful switches allow you to increase or decrease the brightness of an incandescent light. They come in single pole and three-way models and can be used for incandescent lights only. Dimmers can come with control knobs, sliders or toggles. Only one of the three-way switches going to a light can be replaced with a dimmer.

    Time Delay Switches

    These switches have timers which allow you to set a period of time that the circuit will remain on.

    Timeclock Switches

    These switches can be set to turn themselves on or off based on a programmed timer. They can be used to control your lights while you are away from home to make it look like someone is at home.

    Pilot Light Switches

    These switches have a light to indicate when the circuit is active so you'll know at a glance.

    Receptacle Switches

    Receptacle switches allow you to have both a switch and a receptacle in one location (box).

     

Pre-Wire New Construction

Are you a homeowner building the house of your dreams? Or maybe you’re a home builder working with clients who want to be on the leading edge of technology. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. Did you know that pre-wiring your new home will save you money in the short run and adds to your home’s overall value in the long run? By having your home custom pre-wired, you insure maximum versatility for years to come. Pre-wiring your home has many significant advantages:

  • Less expensive than wiring after the home is complete
  • Increase the value of your new home
  • Avoid the mess of tearing out and replacing walls after the home is built

Power saving tips

  • Turn off unnecessary lights
  • Use natural light
  • Use task lighting
  • Take shorter showers
  • Turn water off when shaving, washing hands, brushing teeth
  • Fix that leaky faucet
  • Unplug unused electronics
  • Ditch the desktop computer
  • Not home? Turn off the air conditioner
  • Recycle or donate that old TV
  • Manage your thermostat
  • Be strategic with window coverings