Electrical wiring of outdoor water features with Southern Electric in Leesburg VA

Adding Electric Power to Outdoor Living Spaces

Turn on the Power of Electricity Electric power can transform any outdoor living space into a comfortable and functional area that can be enjoyed year-round. Whether you want to create an outdoor kitchen, install lighting for a patio, or power a water feature, there are several compelling reasons why electric power is the ideal choice … Continued

Why Do Electrical Outlets Make a Popping Sound?

Outlets Popping Sound? Have you ever plugged something into an electrical outlet and heard a popping sound? It’s not an uncommon experience, but have you ever wondered what causes it? There are a few potential reasons for the popping sound. One possibility is that the outlet has become loose over time. When this happens, the … Continued

Are Rechargeable Light Bulbs Available for Homeowners

Rechargeable Light Bulbs are Here Yes, rechargeable light bulbs are available for homeowners. These bulbs are becoming more popular as people seek to reduce their carbon footprint and save on electricity bills. Rechargeable light bulbs work just like regular light bulbs, but they have a built-in battery that can be charged using a USB cable … Continued

Considering an Attic Fan for Your Home?

About Attic Fans Attic fans are designed to regulate the temperature in your attic by exhausting hot air and drawing in cooler outside air. This can help reduce the amount of heat that builds up in your home during the summer months, which in turn can reduce your energy bills. However, the effectiveness of attic … Continued

Are Hardwired Smoke Detectors Interchangeable?

Updating Hardwired Smoke Detectors The answer to this question depends on a few factors. In general, hardwired smoke detectors that are designed for the same voltage and are compatible with the same wiring configuration can be interchangeable. However, there are some important considerations to keep in mind. Common Considerations First, it’s important to make sure … Continued

When Is the Best Time to Install a Generator?

Time to Install a Generator? Standby whole-house generators can keep you going through any kind of weather. Storms won’t bother you because you’ll have the peace of mind that comes with knowing your home’s power will stay on. What’s the best time to buy a generator? The fact is that there’s no bad time to … Continued

Storm Impact – When Power Jumps on/off

Storms and Power Jumps: What’s the Connection? Winter brings rain, snow, and high winds to Northern Virginia. It may also bring power interruptions that cause your electrical power to jump on and off. Why Storms Cause Power Surges Most storms come with strong, fast winds that can snap tree branches and even knock down trees. … Continued

Wiring for Radiant Heated Flooring

Stay Warmer This Winter with Radiant Floors One of the worst parts of winter is stepping out of your bed or shower onto an ice-cold floor. With radiant floor heating, you can say goodbye to that and hello to warm, toasty floors that keep the whole house cozy. Here’s what you need to know about … Continued

What is an Electrical Capacitor?

About Electrical Capacitors A capacitor is an essential part of some electronic components. It temporarily stores energy and reduces energy spikes to make our devices work better and more safely. What Does a Capacitor Do? A capacitor stores electric energy while it’s connected to a battery or other source of energy. When the energy is … Continued

How Does a Back-up Power Generator Work?

How Does a Standby Generator Work? Standby generators, also known as whole-house generators, can keep your home’s lights, appliances, and devices running when you lose power. A standby generator is a pricey item to buy and install, but people who have them say they’re worth every penny. With our current special, now’s the perfect time … Continued

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