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Thinking About Installing an Electric Vehicle Charging Station or Solar Panels in Your Genesee County Home?

electrical panel upgrade genesee countyNot that long ago, solar panels and electric vehicles were prohibitively expensive for the average person. The cost for these items just didn’t make sense for most people, even when you considered the savings you would see in your energy bills or at the gas pump.

All this is changing, however, as advances in technology and competition have brought down the prices of solar panels and electric vehicles quite considerably. If you live in a home with high energy costs, or if you are someone that has a long daily commute (and therefore high fuel costs), then one or both of these purchases could be a good choice for you. Continue reading “Thinking About Installing an Electric Vehicle Charging Station or Solar Panels in Your Genesee County Home?” »

A Flushing Electrician That Treats Customers Fairly, Even in Emergency Situations

flushing mi electrician emergency serviceHaving an electrical emergency is never easy, but it’s especially difficult if you are trying to handle it remotely. This was the situation one of our customers found herself in recently. Continue reading “A Flushing Electrician That Treats Customers Fairly, Even in Emergency Situations” »

A Flushing Electrician Explains Four-Way Light Switches

4 way switches flushing mi electricianFrom the perspective of a homeowner, light switches probably seem like a fairly simple thing—you flip it on, and the light goes on. But when you’re an electrician, you are aware of what goes on behind the scenes (well, behind the walls), and know that there’s a lot that goes into making your light come on every time you flip that switch. Continue reading “A Flushing Electrician Explains Four-Way Light Switches” »

How a Genesee County Electrician Can Help Update the Look of Your Home

genesee county electrician light installA lot of what we do as electricians in Flushing, Michigan is behind the scenes. We work on things like the wiring behind your walls, or on the electrical panel that may be in your garage or basement. For the most part, what we do makes your home safer or more functional, but there is one thing we do that can also help update the look of your Genesee County home. Continue reading “How a Genesee County Electrician Can Help Update the Look of Your Home” »

Why You Need a Flushing Electrician for Ceiling Fan Installation

ceiling fan install flushing mi electricianNow that we’re experiencing some warmer weather, our Flushing electricians are being asked to install more ceiling fans than they do during the cold months. This isn’t surprising—it happens every year when the temperatures start to heat up. People start thinking about how to keep their homes cool without running their air conditioning unit too much. Continue reading “Why You Need a Flushing Electrician for Ceiling Fan Installation” »

Electrical Updates by a Genesee County Electrician Can Make Your Home or Business Safer

flint flushing michigan electricianEvery May, the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) holds its National Electrical Safety Month. The purpose of the month-long campaign is to educate the public on important safety issues related to electrical work. Continue reading “Electrical Updates by a Genesee County Electrician Can Make Your Home or Business Safer” »

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?” »

Your Options for Hiring an Electrician in Genesee County

electrician flushing mi grand blanc miIn a county with more than 400,000 residents like Genesee County, it makes sense that there would be multiple service providers in many of the service industries. Electricians are no exception. We recognize that we aren’t the only electrician serving Flint, Flushing, and Grand Blanc. There are others in the area that you could choose to call, including the well-known national chain electricians and other independently owned and operated electricians. But here’s why Electrician Express should be your first call when you need emergency electrical repairs in Genesee County, or any other electrical work done at your home or business. Continue reading “Your Options for Hiring an Electrician in Genesee County” »

Say Good-Bye to Outdoor Extension Cords with Help from a Flint Electrician

flint mi electrician outdoor outletsIf you’re someone who hangs Christmas lights during the holidays, you’ve probably already completed the task for this year. Like most people, you likely ran an extension cord from one of your outdoor outlets up the side of your house, to the edge of your roof where you began hanging your lights. Maybe you even used multiple extension cords to get the job done. What if, next Christmas, you were able to forego the extension cords, and plug your lights in at a more convenient location? Continue reading “Say Good-Bye to Outdoor Extension Cords with Help from a Flint Electrician” »

3 Inexpensive Electrical Upgrades that Will Modernize Your Genesee County Home

Buying an older home can come with a lot of a lot of great perks. They are often solidly built and have that desirable “character” that so many newer homes lack. But along with that character, you will also usually get a home without the modern features that are found in new homes. Fortunately, many of these features can be added, and some of them can be added for a relatively inexpensive cost by a Genesee County electrician, like the ones at Electrician Express in Flushing.

Electrical Outlets with USB Functionality

Recently, in new homes, we’ve been seeing USB wall outlets installed as a standard feature. And it’s no wonder—with an average of five devices per U.S. household, people need places to plug in all of those devices! If you live in a household with multiple devices that need regular charging, you might want to consider installing USB wall outlets.

A great place to put these types of outlets is by your bedroom nightstand. That way, you can leave your lamp/alarm clock/electric blanket/etc. plugged in and still charge your phone or tablet nearby. We don’t, however, recommend installing them in areas where water is typically present (like kitchens or bathrooms), as USB outlets do not have the built-in GFI functionality that is necessary in these areas.

Changing out standard outlets for outlets with USB functionality in older homes usually involves also changing out your home’s junction boxes, since USB wall plates are larger on the back end and won’t fit in most older junction boxes.

Dimmable Light Switches

Nothing does more to make a home feel “homey” than good lighting. Changing out your standard light switches for dimmable switches gives you more control over the amount of light you let into a room and allows you to change the light intensity, depending on the mood you want to set. If you are a DIYer, this is a project you could probably tackle on your own (just please use appropriate caution!), but if you’d rather leave it to the experts, one of our Genesee County electricians would be happy to install dimmer switches for you in any or all rooms in your home.

LED Motion Lighting

Motion lighting for your home comes with several benefits, the most important being safety. Not only can motion lights keep you from falling or running into things when it’s dark out, but they can also be a deterrent to intruders, as criminals are less likely to target a home that is well lit.

Motion lighting is not just for the outdoors, either. You might also want to consider installing lights with motion sensors in your garage, basement, or any room you commonly enter with your hands full. This will greatly reduce the possibility of trip-and-fall accidents, and will be more convenient.

LED motion lighting is also good for you budget. Everyone knows that LED lights save you money over incandescent bulbs, but lights that turn off automatically when no one is in the area can also save you a good amount of money on your electric bill.

Contact a Professional Genesee County Electrician

If any of these home electrical upgrades sound like something you might be interested in, contact us at Electrician Express. We would be happy to come to your home and give you a quote on these upgrades or any other electrical work you need done.