Three-Way Switches: A Convenient Electrical Solution for Both Home and Office

genesee county electricianAdding three-way switches to your Genesee County home is one of those electrical upgrades that you may have never considered. If you’ve never had one, you may not know what you’re missing, but they can really make a difference in your home.

Take a quick mental walkthrough of your home. Are there any rooms where the light switch is in an awkward place? Are there any places where you have to walk across a dark room, down a hallway, or up the stairs before you can turn on your lights? If you answered “yes,” then your home is the perfect candidate for a three-way switch.

What a three-way switch does, is it gives you two switches that operate the same light. For example, you could turn on the light in a room as you enter, and then turn it off as you exit on the opposite side of the room. Three-way switches work well for rooms with multiple points of entry, and also for the above-mentioned hallways and stairways. Three-way switches, or even four-way switches, are also great in commercial settings

As with many electrical upgrades, if you are a handy, do-it-yourself type of person, you may be tempted to try to install a three-way switch yourself. There are videos online that can offer some level of instruction on how to do the wiring, but we would advise you to use caution if you decide to go this route. You may come across unforeseen issues, especially in older homes or homes with other DIY “upgrades,” and it really would be in your best interest to have an experienced electrician doing the work.

At Electrician Express, we are experts at troubleshooting complex problems because we’ve seen just about everything when it comes to electrical work. Our years of training and experience allow us to confidently fix any problem we come across.

We can’t tell you how many times we’ve been called out to a Genesee County home where the homeowner started a project (like installing a three-way switch), only to get overwhelmed and realize that they needed a professional electrician to complete the job. Save yourself the time and frustration, and call an electrician at the beginning of the project. It will be money well spent, and you know the job will be done right and to code.

If you have an electrical issue in your home, or if you’d like to upgrade your electrical system to make your home function better, contact us at Electrician Express. Our electricians are licensed and insured, and they offer more than 30 years of experience in the electrical business. We service all of Genesee County, including Pontiac, Grand Blanc, Flint, Flushing, and the surrounding areas.

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