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Thinking About Installing Recessed Lighting in Your Genesee County Home?

recessed lighting electrician flint grand blancIs there a room in your home that always feels like it’s dimly lit, no matter how many lamps are on? Or are there dark areas that your overhead lights just don’t reach? Adding recessed lighting to one or more rooms in your home may be just the answer to these problems. Continue reading “Thinking About Installing Recessed Lighting in Your Genesee County Home?” »

Experienced Electricians for Homes in Genesee County with Knob and Tube Wiring

flint-mi-electricianKnob and tube wiring, sometimes called simply K & T wiring, is common to find in older homes built from 1890-1930. Even some homes in Flint, Flushing, and Grand Blanc, built in the 1940s or 1950s, contain knob and tube wiring, though it not as common. If your Genesee County home has knob and tube wiring, and you haven’t yet replaced it, we wanted to give you some information that can help you make an informed decision about whether you should leave it, consider rewiring your home, or do something in between. Continue reading “Experienced Electricians for Homes in Genesee County with Knob and Tube Wiring” »

Answering FAQs About LED Lighting for Genesee County Homes

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As electricians, we get a lot of questions about LED lighting. How long do LED lights really last? Are LED lights worth the higher upfront costs? How much will changing to LED lighting save me in electricity costs?

These are all great questions, and ones you should be asking if you are considering switching to LED lighting. Though the answers to these questions depend on your unique situation, we will do our best to help you decide if LED lighting is the right choice for your home or business. Continue reading “Answering FAQs About LED Lighting for Genesee County Homes” »

Using an Electrician to Help You Save Energy in Your Grand Blanc Home or Business

electrician-express-gand-blanc-save-energyWe’ve all heard about the various ways to save energy in our homes. You can turn off lights and electronics when you leave a room, replace your light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs or LEDs, buy energy efficient appliances, and a host of other things. These are all great ways to save money and reduce your carbon footprint, and are fairly easy for the average homeowner to do. But as electricians in the Genesee County area, we wanted to offer a few more energy saving ideas that may require the help of an electrician.

Add Motion Sensors

Motion sensors are a great way to save on energy costs when it comes to lighting. Many Grand Blanc homeowners use them with their outdoor lighting systems, so that lights only come on when someone approaches or leaves the house, but they can also be installed inside the home. Not only do motion sensors help save energy, but they are also convenient when placed in areas you often enter with your hands full, like the garage, mudroom, laundry room, or entryway. Continue reading “Using an Electrician to Help You Save Energy in Your Grand Blanc Home or Business” »

Our Experience Sets Us Apart Among Electricians in Grand Blanc and Genesee County

Having an electrician who has “been there, done that” is essential when it comes to certain jobs. There are some electricians that focus mainly on new construction and have very little experience in handling the complex situations that can arise with older homes or buildings.

When you hire Electrician Express, you can rest assured that the electrical professional we send to your home or business is experienced and well trained to handle any electrical problem or need. Our staff has more than 32 years of combined experience in electrical troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance. We have experience with the electrical issues common to older homes and buildings and are also able to work with you on remodels and new construction projects. Continue reading “Our Experience Sets Us Apart Among Electricians in Grand Blanc and Genesee County” »

The Importance of Building a Relationship with a Trusted Electrician

We understand that when you are looking for an electrician in Grand Blanc or Genesee County that there are many choices. So, how do you decide who will complete the job properly and give you the best service?

We think the reviews and testimonials we’ve received from past customers are a great way to get a better understanding of the quality of service we provide, and we hope they help you make the decision as to which electrician you should hire.

Take this review we received from a repeat customer:

“This was our third occasion to use your service. As always, very pleased with the work done, the cost, and the pleasant manner. Would recommend highly to anyone needing an electrician!”

J. Holden, Flint, MI Continue reading “The Importance of Building a Relationship with a Trusted Electrician” »

Benefits of LED Lighting: Tips from Your Trusted Electrician in Grand Blanc and Genesee County

As an electrical contractor, our team knows better than most how much LED lighting is changing the entire lighting industry, and how quickly these changes are happening.  In addition to the many environmental and energy savings benefits of LED lighting, LED bulbs are now being designed for easy installation, making your conversion to LED simple and fast.

In fact, we have retrofit light bulbs available that screw into the same sockets as your incandescent bulbs.  And these bulbs promise 25,000 hours of lifetime and more.

Fluorescent and CFLs vs LEDs

Unlike fluorescents or CFL lamps, LED lamps come on at full brilliance, instantly.  As members of our electrician team know, this feature enables LEDs to save even more energy than CFLs or fluorescents.  And LEDs are fully dimmable.  This contributes not only to energy savings but also to a customized, comfortable décor. Continue reading “Benefits of LED Lighting: Tips from Your Trusted Electrician in Grand Blanc and Genesee County” »