BE SAFE! ESPECIALLY IF YOUR HOME IS OVER 20 YEARS OLD!
Florida is the lightning capital of the world and vulnerable to hurricanes. Ask our certified electricians what you can do to protect your investment and maintain your comfort, safely. Handymen and semi-pros can make costly mistakes that will need to be re-done. These mistakes sometimes cause damage to appliances. If a permit is necessary, they are not licensed by the state to do the work.
Lights dimming or getting brighter may require a professional electrician to inspect your electrical system. This can be a minor problem like a loose connection in your home, or a loose connection at the utility companies transformer.
Larger loads, like A/C (air conditioner) units can cause a brief dimming of lights due to a voltage drop. This can be remedied by installing a "hard-start" capacitor on your A/C unit. However, in some cases the A/C may need servicing or even replaced.
Circuit overloads often cause electrical fires. If you are experiencing a circuit that blows fuses or trips circuit breakers, please call an electrician.
Panels creating a strange odor or noise are an extremely important warning. Please call Ace Electrical immediately to prevent an electrical fire.
An Arc Fault Protective Circuit Breaker (AFCI)is now required by the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association). The code requires that all bedroom outlets, switches, plugs and light fixtures be protected as a result of over 40,000 house fires related to electrical arcing every year.
FPE (Federal Pacific) breakers or load centers need to be replaced immediately, according to the National Consumer Product Safety Commission. These breakers fail UL calibration tests.
Zinsco breaker boxes must be replaced. In moist climates, the bus bars reduce in size due to excessive oxidation and can cause loose connections, leading to arcing or burning at the breaker connection point.
Aluminum wiring can cause problems. If you have experienced warm switchs, warm outlet plates, odor of burning plastic or flickering lights, please call your electrician immediately.
Feel a Shock by an appliance or plumbing fixture? Please call us right away!
GFCI (Ground Fault) outlets are required in all "high risk" areas of your home like bathrooms, garages, outdoor kitchens and pools. These should only be handled by a professional electrician.