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Are Surge Protectors Recommended for Items Relying on Back-up Generators?

Protect Your Home from Generator Surges Generators can be literal lifesavers. They keep your appliances and lights on when the power goes out, and whole-house generators come on automatically when you need them. Here are some tips for using them safely. National Electrical Code In 2020, the National Electrical Code changed its guidelines regarding surge … Continued

Are Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detectors Required in Virginia?

Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detectors Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors are lifesavers. Together, they prevent thousands of deaths every year. That’s why many states, including Virginia, make them part of their residential code requirements. What are the specifics of Virginia law? Here’s what you need to know. Current Law Since 2018, Virginia has … Continued

Are Electric Car Chargers Universal?

Electric Car Charger Compatibility One of the reasons people hesitate to buy an electric car is not knowing if they can find a reliable place to charge it. Luckily, car charging stations are popping up everywhere, and it’s easier than ever to find a fueling station. Can you charge your electric vehicle (EV) at any … Continued

You’re Grounded! How Grounding Keeps You Safe

How Electrical Grounding Keeps Us Safer Grounding is a key part of electrical safety. In the bad old days, people knew electricity could be dangerous, but there were not that many safety guidelines in place. Electricians required a cool head and expert knowledge to do their jobs. They still do, but protective measures are a … Continued

SESCOS Introduces Home Protection Plan

Introducing – Home Protection Plan According to state officials, Virginia has more than 24,000 fires a year that cause more than $8 million in property losses. Failing electrical systems are one of the top five causes of home fires, yet many people avoid getting regular electrical maintenance checks because of the cost. That’s why SESCOS … Continued

Square D Panel Remediation

Contact SESCOS – Square D Panel Remediation RECALL SAFETY NOTICE Risk: Fire Hazard Potential damage from overheating and fire to appliances or other equipment Square D QOTM Plug-On Neutral Load Centers also known as Load Centers, Breaker Boxes, Electric Panels Manufactured February 2020 – January 2022 – Indoor Load Center – Outdoor Load Center.  Within … Continued

5 Reasons to Install a Whole Home Generator

5 Ways a Generator Makes Your Life Better You know a whole house generator can keep your lights, appliances, and important equipment on, but did you know it can make your life easier and more fun? Here are five reasons to buy one today. 1. Drive an Electric Car A recent study by Drive Electric … Continued

Electricians for Property Management

Expert, Electrical Property Management for Loudoun County Businesses Every business relies on power. If you’re looking for a way to manage your energy use, an electrical services contractor can be a valuable property management partner. Partnering with SESCOS can help your company save energy and money. SESCOS has worked with dozens of small and large … Continued

What Is a Home Energy Management System?

About Home Energy Management Systems The term home energy management system, or HEMS, refers to any combination of hardware and software that allows a user to monitor, control, and automate their energy use. Is a HEMS the Same as a Smart Hub? You may already have a smart hub that controls and connects other smart … Continued

Proper Smoke Detector Layout

Where To Install Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors Smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors can save your property, your home, and your life. They won’t work properly, however, unless you know where to install them. If you need help installing new detectors, check out our special on smoke and carbon monoxide detector installation. Smoke Alarms … Continued

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