FAQs

When should I consider calling an electrician?

If you are feeling nervous about a do it yourself project or a breaker trips repeatedly.

Why would I need a new electrical circuit?

If you are installing any new appliance, you should always consider getting a new circuit. This can be anything from installing new dishwashers, refrigerators, heaters, pools and hot tubs. A new circuit installation can ensure that you won't overload your electrical panel or not have enough power to run your appliances.

What do I do if my circuit keeps overloading?

Sometimes the fix can be as simple as moving a frequently used item or small appliance to a different, less used area. If this is a constant problem, you should definitely consider getting a new electrical circuit installed to be able to handle your home's electrical demands. Using heavy duty devices such as hair dryers on circuits with sensitive electronics such as a television can result in a shortened life expectancy of the device. Therefore, you should never have any motor loads on with your devices.

I have too many power strips behind my entertainment center and want to reduce the clutter. How can Chill Electric help me?

We can install as many receptacles as you need behind the entertainment center as well as built in surge protection.

Can you change an existing switch to a dimmer switch?

Yes. Not all dimmers are equal. Mismatched dimmers result in shortened lifespan of the bulbs. We match them precisely and compatible with the bulb type you are using. Proper dimmer switches can actually lengthen the life span of the bulbs.

Why is a breaker in my panel feel hot to touch?

Overloaded breakers build up heat before they trip. Heavily loaded circuits contribute to this. Sometimes corrosion occurs in the breaker panel and can cause excessive heat build up. Call Chill Electric LLC for help upgrading your electrical panel before any serious problems arise and a proper diagnosis.

How can I tell when an electrical outlet is not safe or needs to be replaced?

The plug falls out of the outlet without touching it, or the outlet is not secure and will move easily when touching it. When the outlet is warm or hot to the touch, you need to immediately take care of the issue by unplugging the device and calling Chill Electric LLC. Any time your electrical work is hot to touch, it can result in a fire.