FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions

We know that you have many questions about our services. We have listed some of the more frequently asked questions below.

Can you tell me exactly how much this electrical job will cost me?

In our experience, we have found that our customers prefer an accurate price based on their exact electrical issue. By allowing us to diagnose the problem in person, you will know exactly what it will cost to get the job done before we begin work. Contact PCA Electrical Services today for a quote on all of your electrical work needs.

Do you have free estimate?

Yes, All you have to do is contact us now

How much does it cost to change my fuse panel?

In our experience, we have found that our customers prefer an accurate price based on their exact electrical issue. By allowing us to diagnose the problem in person, you will know exactly what it will cost to get the job done before we begin work. Contact PCA Electrical Services today for a quote on all of your electrical work needs.

What is a service upgrade?

A service upgrade is the replacement of your existing electrical service (outside wiring, meter pan, circuit breakers and panel board) to increase your ability to add new circuits safely and bring your home up to the current electrical code.

Can I do this work myself?

The safety of your family and your home should always be considered before you undertake any electrical work. PCA Electrical Services suggests call a professional unless you have the proper training, and we provide free quotes for all electrical work.

Why choose a licensed electrician?

It’s extremely important that you choose a licensed and insured electrician, like PCA Electrical Services, when it comes to your home or business electrical safety.

Only licensed electricians are knowledgeable of the many code and regulation updates that apply to all the wiring. Are required to take continuing education courses to ensure that they are trained in best practices for safety and efficiency and are insured to guarantee that any electrical fault resulting in an insurance claim will be covered by an insurer.

Why do circuit breakers trip?

Overload is the most common reason for tripping. Too many things are plugged in or turned on in the circuit. Short circuit is another reason; this may be caused by faulty wiring, appliances or fixtures.

Why do my light bulbs burn out so quickly?

You may be exceeding the maximum lamp wattage of the fixture. There should be a label inside the fixture. If the label is not there consider replacing the fixture.

Why should I consider a retrofit kit instead of a redesign?

If you are satisfied with the output and layout of your existing fixtures, retrofitting is much more cost effective than a full redesign, which involves replacing the fixtures as well as the bulbs and ballasts. Many customers who choose to retrofit realize a savings of 50-75% compared to the cost of a redesign. It is also much less disruptive to retrofit, most retrofit kits can be installed while the fixture remains in place.

What is the difference between a regular breaker and an Arc Fault breaker?

All breakers are designed to prevent the wire in your home or business becoming overloaded. All breakers are designed to automatically turn off if the circuit is carrying too much load or if there is a short circuit present. Arc Fault breakers have the additional ability to sense arcing in a circuit. Arcing is the sparking you might see between 2 damaged conductors, and is a fire hazard as this arcing is extremely hot. An arc welder uses electrical arcing to weld steel. A regular breaker may not sense that because it does not always create the load needed to trip the breaker, but an Arc Fault breaker will sense it and shut the circuit down before it can cause a fire. These devices are designed and required to be tested on a monthly basis to ensure proper and safe operation.

When is it time to call an electrician?

When you are resetting circuit breakers or changing fuses too often. When you turn on your air conditioner and the lights dim in the room. When your lights flicker or go on and off. When you can smell electricity burning. When you have six electronic devices going into one outlet in back of your electronics center. When you have receptacle outlets overburdened by multi-plug strips. When a three-prong plug needs a two-prong adapter. If you have to run extention cords to plug in electrical devices.

Do you have special offers?

Yes! Get 10% off in your first service with us.

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