Outlet & Light Switch Replacement Services
Commercial ballasts limit the flow of electrical current to fluorescent bulbs, which prevents them from becoming overheated and burning out. In addition, lighting ballasts are matched specifically to the light bulb type used.
Because it’s nearly impossible to have your attention fixed solely on your children around the clock with uninterrupted adult supervision, the child-proof outlets we install protect your children, their friends, and the children of guests, preventing injuries and liability.
Ground fault circuit interrupter outlets are a particular type of circuit breaker that can automatically turn the power off at the outlet when it detects an electrical fault. GFCI outlets are installed in areas like the kitchen, garage, and bathroom where the risk of electrical shock is higher.
Electrical Outlets Installed by Five Star Dayton Electrical
When you hire a Five Star company, you experience the Five Star Difference. In fact, it might “shock” you how much money you save by having us upgrade the outlets in your home. We have many options you can pick from for your new outlet installation. Here is a sampling of the electrical outlet types Five Star Dayton Electrical installs in homes and businesses every day:
These are popular products. Homeowners are installing more and more smart devices in their homes every day. From smart speakers and smart thermostats to smart doorbells and more — smart products make it easy to keep an eye on your home from anywhere in the world using a cell phone. Smart outlets connect to the other smart devices in your home to enhance security and convenience and work together making the home, well, smarter!
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) Outlets
GFCIs protect homeowners and residents from electric shock by sensing abnormal current flow and preventing electricity from flowing to the outlet where it could shock you.
Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI) Outlets
These protect homes from house fires by sensing power arcs and stopping them before they cause problems.
Wouldn’t it be convenient if you could plug your smartphone’s USB charger right into the wall directly? Well, with a USB outlet, you can! USB outlets enable you to charge electronic devices using just a USB cord.
A switched outlet is one half power receptacle, one half-power switch. Anything you’ve plugged into the outlet can be turned off and turned on by a flip of the switch. This option can be handy if you have a hard-to-reach device that you want to be able to turn on and off easily.
Tamper-Resistant (Childproof) Outlets
Child-resistant outlets that are tamper-resistant offer more reliable safety and protection than plastic outlet covers. Tamper-resistant devices cannot be removed from the outlet, offering much better safeguarding for small children in the home.
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Electrical Diagnostics in Dayton, OH
A lot of problems ensue by not having a professional electrician work on your electrical system. So in many cases, if you notice anything strange, or are just purchasing a new home, or even if you’re getting ready to sell, be sure to have home electrical diagnostic and troubleshooting performed by an electrician such as the team from Five Star Dayton Electrical to determine what your system needs.
4 Signs You Need Outlet Replacement Services
If the slots of an outlet are loose and plugs fall out no matter what appliance is connected, the contacts within the outlet are worn. This may not seem like a big deal, but worn outlets’ missed/loose connections can cause electrical arcing and put you at significant risk of house fires. If you notice plugs falling out of problem outlets, it’s time for a replacement.
Your Outlets Only Have Two-Prongs
All outlets that do not have three-prongs should be immediately replaced. Besides preventing you from plugging-in three-prong appliances, two-prong outlets are ungrounded. This presents a substantial shock risk, and puts your expensive electronics at-risk of permanent damage. (Surge protection will not offer protection when paired with an ungrounded electrical system.) Simply swapping out your old two-prong outlets for their three-pronged counterparts is not enough. Your electrical panel must be rewired to provide the necessary ground to make older two-prong outlets safe.
Outlets Feel Hot to the Touch
Outlets that feel hot to the touch are a sure sign of electrical trouble, indicating loose, damaged, or worn wires hidden behind the walls that pose a considerable fire hazard.
Your GFCI Outlets Don’t Trip When Tested
If you press the TEST button and GFCI outlets don’t trip (and you’re sure they have power/the breaker hasn’t tripped), they’re no longer protecting you and should be immediately replaced. Ditto if you hit the TEST button, the outlet is tripped, but the RESET button won’t restore power. GFCIs only last about 10 years – five in areas prone to storms and power surges. Replace affected outlets with a new GFCI as soon as possible, as these specialty outlets are essential to safeguarding lives in areas of your home exposed to water. Once your outlets are replaced, test them monthly – quarterly at a minimum.
Residential Outlet & Switch Services FAQ
What are the 4 types of switches?
SPDT (single pole double throw)
DPST (double pole, single throw)
DPDT (double pole double throw)
Can switches and outlets be on the same circuit?
What is the main function of a switch?
Light Switch & Outlet Installation & Repair
Having safe and functional electrical outlets and light switches is essential for any well-operating home or business. These electrical components are crucial for everyday activities. As such, light switches are not only a convenience but a necessity.
If you have questions or concerns about the safety of your electrical outlets and light switches, need new light switches installed, or believe your electrical switch’s operation might be compromised, Five Star Dayton Electrical can help. You can count on our experienced electricians here in the Greater Dayton, Ohio area to evaluate your entire electrical system and give you peace of mind that your outlets and switches are safe and efficient. We offer light switch installation, light switch replacement, and all residential and commercial electrical services.
When you need professional results, choose a professional electrician. Choose Five Star.