Monthly Archives: December 2013

Electrical Code Guidelines

Some electric code violation guidelines of interest include: Bathrooms
  • You can only install GFCI (ground fault current interrupter) receptacles in bathrooms.
  • There must be a receptacle within 3 feet of the outside edge of sink basin.
  • No receptacles face-up on countertops.
  • Because some receptacles power high-wattage devices like hair dryers, there must be at least one separate 20 amp. branch...
Read more

Residential Wiring and Circuits

The standard household electrical outlet consists of two three-pronged, polarized receptacles. Each receptacle has a 120-volt ‘hot’ wire, a neutral wire and a ground. This dual design allows the use of either hot wire to supply the standard 120-volt household circuits. For higher power applications like clothes dryers, electric ranges and air conditioners, a single...
Read more

Ceiling fan – how to install

Properly installing a ceiling fan

At Advantage Services we know that installing a ceiling fan can be tricky. Here is a video showing you the steps that you should take. Please take all the safety precautions when doing any electrical work to your home. Advantage Services is in no way responsible for any damages to your electrical system and/or injuries that may occur while doing electrical work on your home.  Please read all of the instruction and follow the manufacturers recommendations when installing your new ceiling fan. It can at times feel a little overwhelming. If you feel like you need a little extra help installing your ceiling fan, then please give Advantage Services a call. Whether its is a question, or you would rather us come by and install your new ceiling fan, we would be glad to help.

Read More

Shop for ceiling fans

Electrical Surge

Two Kinds of Protection There are basically two types of electric surge protection: point of use and whole house. Point of use surge protectors are designed to protect sensitive electronic equipment and major appliances in the home at their electric source. Point of use suppressors are usually devices that plug into the wall outlet and can...
Read more