Looking to spruce up your home with a new look and need the electricity to be up to par?
You’ve come to the right place! Our electrician experts know exactly what it takes to come up with the remodel plan that you need for a smooth-running home. Our remodeling skills and results will leave you with no worries, no stress, and no regrets! Let WIRE TECH ELECTRIC help you do the job.
We understand that struggle of waiting for a remodel. That is why we will work quickly, allowing you to continue to live your life rather than waiting for an extensive period of time for your remodeled home or facility.
Electric Panel Upgrades
We will inspect your electrical panel to make recommendations for repair or replacement. If you are experiencing one or more of the following issues in your electrical system, then you need to take action.
WHEN TO REPLACE OR REPAIR AN ELECTRICAL PANEL:
Humming Noises from Panel
Burning Plastic Smell
Smoking Circuit Breakers
Overheated Electrical Panel
Discolored Bus Bar
Constant Tripping of Breakers
Overloaded Electrical Panel
Storm or LIghtning Damage
Partial or Full Power Loss
Electrical Power Surges
Remodel or Addition
Outdated Electrical Panel
Knob and Tube Wiring
Knob and tube wiring were the earliest standardized method of electrical wiring in buildings. It consisted of single insulated copper conductors placed across interior walls or within ceiling cavities, passing through joist and stud drill-holes via protective porcelain insulating tubes, and supported along their length on nailed-down porcelain knob insulators.
SHOULD I REPLACE THE KNOB AND TUBE WIRING IN MY HOME?
Homeowners should have any active knob and tube wiring inspected for safety. WIRE TECH ELECTRIC recommends the removal and replacement of all knob and tube wiring be upgraded to current electrical standards. We can do this inspection for you and provide an expert opinion on replacement of your knob and tube wiring.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO REPLACE THE WIRING?
A typical replacement for a full house will take approximately two weeks. During this time, there will only be a short span of no more than 2-4 hours when the home will be without power. We will fully disconnect and remove (where accessible) the knob and tube wiring and replace it with a modern electrical system.
As a homeowner, you should have the peace of mind that your electrical system is safe. If you decide to replace your knob and tube, you should be aware that in some cases we may need to cut into some ceilings and walls. This will mean that you may have some minor repair work to be done. Our goal is to contribute the minimum necessary damage to your walls and ceilings.
Electric Vehicle Charger
Want to charge your electric car battery faster and more efficiently? You’ll need to add a 240-volt electric vehicle charger next to your parking space. WIRE TECH ELECTRIC provides EV charger installation by experienced, licensed electricians.
Adding a home charging device is the final piece of the puzzle for making electric vehicle ownership as convenient and energy-efficient as possible. For your safety and to make sure everything is up to code, let us perform the installation.
As much as people worry about energy savings, there’s a simple solution — right over your head. Ceiling fans provide efficiency and comfort for a wonderful return on investment. It’s also a stylish update for your home or office.
When you hire an electrical contractor to install a ceiling fan, you get the best results. WIRE TECH ELECTRIC handles wiring and installation for ceiling fans and light fixtures in San Francisco areas through the Central Valley in California. We’ll be happy to provide you with fast, friendly, and top-quality service.
Bathroom Exhaust Fans
In the bathroom, a wall or ceiling mounted exhaust fan improves comfort after showers. Add or upgrade your exhaust fan, and you can cool down and use that foggy mirror again.
Exhaust fans also protect your home from moisture damage. Ceilings, cabinets, and tile all need a dry environment to stay in good condition.
Bathroom exhaust fans can also help reduce air conditioning costs. Remove the steam and humidity quickly and your A/C won’t have to kick on to cool and dehumidify.
We can replace old basic fans with properly ventilated exhaust fans that run more quietly and efficiently. We can also repair wiring problems that may be hazardous or hurting performance.
Home Safety Services
Carbon Monoxide Detectors & Smoke Alarms
WHAT FIRE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS CAN I TAKE TO PROTECT MY HOME?
One of the most overlooked safety devices in your home is a smoke detector. Simply put, a smoke detector is a device that is used to detect smoke. There are basically two types of smoke detector systems, one that has smoke detector wiring that issues a signal to a monitored fire alarm system and the other, known as smoke alarms, generally issue a local audible and/or visual alarm from the detector itself.
Smoke detectors are typically housed in a disk-shaped plastic enclosure, but the shape may vary by manufacturer or product line. Most smoke detectors work either by optical detection (photoelectric) or by physical process (ionization), while others use both detection methods to increase sensitivity to smoke. Smoke detector wiring can be powered by a central fire alarm system, which uses a battery backup, or as is the case in many single families detached and multi-family homes, a smoke alarm is powered only by a single disposable battery.
Installation and placement
Smoke detectors are generally placed where they will do the most good. In the United States, most state and local laws regarding the required number and placement of smoke detectors are based upon standards established in the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA 72) fire code. Laws governing the installation of smoke detectors vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. The United States requires smoke detectors on every habitable level and in attics that are accessible, and within the vicinity of all bedrooms. In Canada, it is required that a structure have a working smoke detector on every level.
In new construction, minimum requirements are typically more stringent. All smoke detector wiring must be hooked directly to the electrical wiring system, be interconnected and have a battery backup. Some jurisdictions also require smoke detectors in stairways, main hallways and garages.
Wired units allow a dozen or more detectors to be connected, so that if one detects smoke, the alarms will sound on all the detectors in the network, improving the chances that occupants will be alerted, even if they are behind closed doors or if the alarm is triggered one or two floors removed from their location. Smoke detector wiring with interconnections may only be practical for use in new construction, especially if the wire needs to be routed in areas that are inaccessible without cutting open walls and ceilings.
Most residential smoke detectors run on 9-volt alkaline or carbon-zinc batteries. When these batteries run down, the smoke detector becomes inactive. When the battery is low, most smoke detectors will signal with a chirping sound at regular intervals. In regions that observe daylight saving time, public awareness campaigns suggest changing the smoke detector batteries when they change their clocks.
Some detectors are also being sold with a lithium battery that can run for about 7 to 10 years, though this might actually make it less likely for people to change batteries, since their replacement is needed so infrequently. By that time, the whole detector may need to be replaced. Though relatively expensive, user-replaceable 9-volt lithium batteries are also available.
As a business owner, you have to think about what to do about the power outages which may be caused by weather or mechanical failures thereby leaving your tenants or employees highly disadvantaged. Safety in both the living and working conditions are assured by adhering to the set code standards. Creating a safe environment for your employees, clients and tenants is the primary function for us.
The need to cut the ever increasing energy costs is a must for all business owners and this can be achieved through occupancy sensors. There are a number of different rooms in which the occupancy sensors can be installed to ensure that energy costs are brought down in your house as well as business premise. Some of these rooms in which these sensors could be installed and thereby enjoy reduced energy as well as maintenance costs include hallways, conference rooms and restrooms.
The outside of the building should not be ignored when you are making the inside a safer environment. The outside of your building is just as important as the inside your building. When power outages occur, all the occupants of the building at that moment will look for safe exits to leave the building and this can only be made possible by installing emergency lighting along the walkways. Emergency lighting in walkways should never be overlooked if your desire is to give your tenants, employees or clients a safe passage out of the building during power outages.
A number of business and building owners tend to overlook the parking lot area forgetting the very important role it plays in terms of convincing the client to do business with you. The parking lot lighting plays a very significant role by telling the client that this is a business or building which cares about all its clients and keeps the property well maintained at all times. If you desire to see a drastic reduction in your energy consumption within your building or business, the installation of the new LED lighting remains the best option. Its night friendly features make it even more ideal for use in the parking lot.
There is no more reason as to why your business should be disrupted or your services be brought to a standstill instantly as a result of power outages. A standby generator is the one piece of equipment which you need to make sure is installed in your business premise or building to facilitate the smooth delivery of services. It should be installed in the areas considered to be the most crucial so as to ensure that the fundamental areas of work are kept functioning. This simple step will go a long way in making your customers flowing and happy.
- Panel upgrades
- Breaker installation
- Lighting control panel
- Lighting upgrades
- New construction
- Electric repair