Electrical Repair Services In Los Angeles

Los Angeles is undoubtedly one of the most diverse cities on the planet.  Los Angeles county is comprised of a number of cities like Hollywood, Studio City, Beverly Hills, Westwood, Culver City, Pasadena, Glendale and Burbank, just to name a few. Such a big city requires a great amount of resources like electrical power.  Imagine the power required to run the city’s lights, equipment and homes and businesses.  Now also imagine, the work force of electricians that are available in the Los Angeles area that are available to service the electrical needs of the residents and businesses of Los Angeles.

The number of electrical service technicians in Los Angeles is staggering.  It is exactly for this reason that consumer need to be aware of whom they are dealing with and hiring for their electrical needs.  Power Plus Electrical Services is a company that services the Los Angeles area and stands behind its work and workmanship.  An electrical issue or short has the potential to cause some extreme and very costly damage to a home or business.  That is why you need to ensure any electrical repair work is done with the utmost care and professionalism and more importantly, the electrical repair work must be done to code.

Electrical repairs is something that should not be based solely on cost.  Master electrical technicians, may seem more costly on the surface, but they are the ones that will get the job done in a timely fashion and more importantly, the job will be done correctly the first time.  You can trust Power Plus Electrical Services to treat each job as the most important job, and each customer as the most important customer.  We know that how we treat you, will translate into earning a long term customer that will also refer more business to Power Pus Services.

Highly Recommended Electricians

People often search for electricians, good electricians that is, by word of mouth and recommendations from friends, family and trusted folks.  We at Power Plus Electrical Services, know and understand this.  That is why we treat each and every job we get as THE MOST IMPORTANT job we have.  Not only do we want to keep your business, but we also want to build enough trust with our existing clients so that we get recommended by them.

Our master Electrical Technicians in the Southern California area will treat your home or business as if it were their own.  That means, making sure the job is done correctly the first time, the job meets all the required code regulations, money isn’t spent frivolously, and potential issues are checked for.  We will perform all of this as part of our work on each and every job.

When an electrician from Power Plus Services shows up at your door, be assured that their primary goal is to earn your trust.  They will do the job correctly, cleanly and explain, in simple detail, what the  job entailed.  We believe that when we do our job and meet your expectations, we will earn your trust.  This holds true regardless of weather we are installing a fixture, changing an electrical panel, running new copper wires, servicing electrical components, rewiring or any other job.

Trustworthy Electricians In Southern California

Trustworthy Electricians In Southern California

Southern California is saturated with electricians, and unfortunately, there have been a few southern california electricians that have been exposed for not being ethical in the services they provide as well as their pricing practices.  We know and understand that a customer’s satisfaction in the service provided is ultimately what will keep us in business.  As a matter of fact, we at Power Plus Services count on this to maintain our high reputation in the electrical repair industry.

This is the reason we treat EVERY JOB as the MOST IMPORTANT JOB.  We know that spending your hard earned money on electrical repairs is not something you have planned on but a necessity.  As such, we want to make sure your experiences with the Master Technicians of Power Plus Services is a POSITIVE one.  We want to ensure that you get the job done right the first time AND at a fair and reasonable price.  That is why we offer $100 OFF ANY JOB.  Call us for more details about this.

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Southern California Heat Wave

Southern California Heat Wave

The recent heat wave in the Southern California area is the yet another reason that demonstrates the need to have your electrical, HVAC and plumbing equipment checked and maintained regularly.  A good licensed service company like Power Plus Services will work with you, the homeowner or business owner, to ensure that the inner workings of your property are up to the challenge of working harder and more efficiently during times when they are needed the most.

Remember, the investment made in maintenance and upkeep will be much less than the amount you may have to spend to fix and/or replace an electrical or HVAC Unit when they do ultimately break.  We, at Power Plus Services, can work with you in developing an affordable maintenance plan where we will come out to your location prior to the month of historically severe weather and make sure your equipment is ready and available to do what it is intended.

Give us a call, we will work with you to ensure your comfort.


Electrical Repairs Done To Code

One of the most important things to get done to code is your home or business’ electrical repair.  People often forget that a live electrical outlet is a very dangerous thing. The power source that comes into your home needs to be controlled at all times.  If not, the results can be catastrophic to your family’s health and well being.  The codes and guidelines that are established are to prevent accidents from happening.  That is why it is imperative that a Master Electrical Technician makes the electrical repairs and installations you may have.

Cutting corners (and costs) is NOT a chance you should be willing to take.  Licensed, trained and knowledgeable electricians are the ONLY people that know and understand what needs to be done.  Remember, a spark from an outlet can short out your entire electric panel and worse yet, it can cause a fire! Following the safety codes developed and enforced will ensure that your repairs and installations work at their optimal levels and more importantly function safely.

Getting a job dine correctly and safely the FIRST TIME will be more cost effective in the long run and provide you with the peace of mind that you are safe.

Double Your Energy Savings with Fluorescent Lamps

Most folks use standard “incandescent” light bulbs. These bulbs burn out often, create heat, and are very inefficient for making light. You can save a great deal of money by replacing your old fashion light bulbs with “fluorescent” lighting.

Benefits of fluorescent lighting:

  • cool to touch and lowers cooling needs — $AVE
  • energy cost is 50% to 70% less — $AVE
  • bulbs last 10 to 20 times longer — $AVE

Ceiling light fixtures can be replaced with fluorescent fixtures. There are also many fluorescent lamps that are designed to fit in a standard medium-base light socket. While the initial cost may be much higher than old fashioned incandescent bulbs, the newer fluorescent bulbs last so long that you’ll actually spend less!

Your local hardware or department store probably carries a wide selection of fluorescent lights that will fit in standard lamp sockets. If you’re going to replace ceiling light fixtures, be sure to turn OFF the power before you start, use wire nuts to make the power connects, and for safety, cover the wire and nuts with electrical tape

Why bother to shop for energy efficiency?

Wasted energy translates into carbon dioxide production, air pollution, acid rain, and lots of money down the drain. And though the average American household spends more than $1,100 per year on appliances and heating and cooling costs, you can easily shave 50–75% off this expense by putting some intelligence into your appliance choices. For example, simply replacing a twenty-year-old refrigerator with a new energy-efficient model will save you about $85 per year in electric bills while saving 1,000 kWh of electricity and reducing your home’s carbon dioxide contribution by about a ton per year (which reduces global warming). While highly efficient appliances may be slightly more expensive to buy than comparable models with lower or average efficiencies, the extra up-front cost for a more efficient appliance will be paid back through reduced energy bills long before the product wears out.

Efficient refrigerators and freezers

After air conditioners and water heaters, the refrigerator is likely to be the largest single power user in your home. Refrigerator efficiency has made enormous strides in the past few years, largely due to government prodding from government agencies. Nationwide, an average new fridge with top-mounted freezer sold today uses less than 700 kilowatt hours (kWh) per year, while the average model sold in 1973 used nearly 2,000. The numbers are dropping, too—the most efficient models available today use less than 400 kWh per year.

The average refrigerator has a life span of 15 to 20 years, with operation costs over that period totaling two to three times the initial purchase price; paying a bit more initially for higher efficiency offers a solid payback. And while it may not be worth scrapping your 15-year-old clunker to buy a new energy-efficient model right now, when it does come time, buy the most efficient model available. (Be sure to have the freon removed professionally from your clunker before disposal; most communities have a shop or portable rig that will do so at a reasonable cost.)

Improving your existing fridge’s performance

You can do several simple things to help any fridge do its job more easily and efficiently:

  • Cover liquids and wrap foods stored in the fridge. Uncovered foods release moisture (and get dried out), which makes the compressor work harder.
  • Clean the door gasket and sealing surface. Replace the gasket if damaged. You can check the gasket seal by closing the refrigerator door on a dollar bill; if you can pull the bill out without resistance, replace the gasket. On new fridges with magnetic seals, put a flashlight inside the fridge some evening, turn off the room lights, and check for light leaking through the seal.
  • Unplug the extra fridge or freezer in the garage. The electricity it uses—typically $130 a year or more—costs you far more than the six-pack or two you’ve got stashed there. Take the door off or disable the latch, so kids can’t get stuck inside!
  • At least once a year, move your fridge out from the wall and vacuum its condenser coils. Clean coils carry waste heat off faster, and the fridge runs shorter cycles. Leave a couple of inches of space between the coils and the wall for air circulation. (This advice is for fridges with rear coils; some models have the coils under the fridge.)
  • Check to see if you have a power-saving switch or a summer-winter switch. Many refrigerators have a small heater (yes, a heater!) inside the walls to prevent condensation build-up on the fridge walls. If yours does, switch it to the power-saving (winter) mode.
  • Defrost your fridge if significant frost has built up.
  • Turn off your automatic icemaker. It’s more efficient to make ice in ice trays.
  • If you can, move the fridge away from the stove, dishwasher, or direct sunlight.
  • Set your refrigerator’s temperature between 38 and 42° Fahrenheit, and your freezer between 10 and 150° Fahrenheit. Use a separate thermometer, as the temperature dial on the fridge is likely to be quite inaccurate.
  • Keep cold air in: open the fridge door as infrequently and briefly as possible. Know what you are looking for.

Label frozen leftovers.

  • Keep the fridge full. An empty fridge cycles frequently without any mass to hold the cold. Beer makes excellent mass, and offers a good excuse to put more of it in the fridge. (In all honesty, plain water in old milk jugs works just as well.)

Buying a new refrigerator

A new, more efficient refrigerator can save you $70 to $80 a year, and will pay for itself in nine years. Newer models also free you from the guilt of harboring a known ozone killer—most are completely CFC-free.

Shop wisely; carefully read the yellow EPA Energy Guide label found on all new appliances. Use it to compare models of similar size.

The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing energy efficiency as a means of promoting economic development and environmental protection. Every year ACEEE publishes the Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings, an invaluable guide listing the most efficient mass-produced appliances by manufacturer, model number, and energy use. We strongly recommend consulting this guide before venturing into any appliance showroom. It has an amazing calming effect on overzealous sales personnel, and allows you to compare energy use by model.

The refrigerator-shopping checklist

  • Smaller models use less energy than larger models—don’t buy a fridge that’s larger than you need. One large refrigerator, however, is more efficient than two smaller ones.
  • Models with top- or bottom-mounted freezers average 12% less energy use than side-by-side designs.
  • Features such as through-the-door ice, chilled water, or automatic ice makers increase the profit margin for the manufacturer, and up the purchase price by about $250. They also greatly increase energy use and are far more likely to need service and repair. Avoid these costly, troublesome options.
  • Make sure that any new refrigerator you buy is CFC-free in both the refrigerant and the foam insulation.
  • Be willing to pay a bit more for lower operating costs. A fridge that costs $75 more initially, but costs $20 less per year to operate due to better construction and insulation, will pay for itself in less than four years.

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