Light It Up Electric Blog
Posted By: Natasha Guernsey on January 1, 2012
This is the perfect time of the year for homeowners to consider home safety issues. The weather in the past few years has been particularly stormy, and many homeowners have found that having a whole house surge suppressor installed has been well worth the money. Other homeowners are ensuring their family’s safety by having licensed and insured technicians do a breaker box upgrade to prevent the possibility of overloading the current box with the addition of new electrical appliances.
Local residents are also finding that this is a great time to have new smoke detectors installed in strategic places in their homes. Smoke alarms save lives, and smoke alarm battery replacement is vital. Our master electrician can ensure that your home has an adequate warning system to prevent your family from being trapped in a fire.
Another service that might interest Frisco residents is an electrical troubleshooting visit. An electrical technician can check the wiring, circuits, plugs and outlets of your home for potential problems, especially if you have noticed a breaker tripping frequently. Sometimes small animals or older wiring can cause dangerous situations to arise, and troubleshooting can identify the problem before any major damage is done.
Light It Up Electric is highly experienced in commercial and residential electrical service and repair. We proudly serve Frisco, Allen, McKinney and the surrounding area. As a member of the Better Business Bureau, we treat our customers as if they were members of our own family, and family safety is one of the most important parts of our business.
Posted By: Natasha Guernsey on August 8, 2011
While it is true that some electrical repair and installation jobs are simple enough for an amateur to perform, residents of Prosper and McKinney need to be cautious about handling electricity in any form. Most untrained homeowners do not have great knowledge of what must be done to meet the commercial and residential codes, which are only in place to protect them. While all electrical repair is not rocket science, it is important that it be done correctly. Mistakes in the wiring of plugs, switches, and outlets can be a great fire hazard.
The insured and licensed master electrician at Light It Up Electric is knowledgeable about all national and local codes and highly experienced in all aspects of commercial and residential electrical repair work. Our company offers homeowners in Prosper and McKinney the following electrical services: flat panel TV plugs and mounting, spa hook up, ballast replacement, and hot tub hook up. We are also capable of performing a breaker box up grade, installing a whole house surge protector, or adding a timer switch.
When people in Prosper or McKinney call Light It Up Electric for a troubleshooting visit, we will identify the problem, explain the needed electrical repairs, and provide a free estimate of the costs. Residents and businesses in the area know they can count on us for excellent service.
Posted By: Natasha Guernsey on June 6, 2011
Home should be a place of refuge, a sanctuary from the outside world after a long day’s work. There are many things homeowners in Frisco and Little Elm can do to help make their home more relaxing. Consider installing a spa hook up or a hot tub hook up to make your home feel more like a day spa. Tanning beds can also be relaxing, and for some the money spent on a quality tanning bed, along with the installation of a tanning bed outlet, is an investment that will reap returns. When used during the winter months, tanning beds can not only help you maintain a healthy glow year round, but also help ward off winter blues or seasonal affective disorder.
Don’t forget about the possibilities outside the home to make your home more welcoming! Landscape lighting, tree lighting and pathway lighting can go a long way in creating a welcoming first impression. Imagine coming home after dark to a home with beautiful exterior lighting. Updating your patio electrical system with additional exterior outlets can also add additional functionality to your deck or patio. If you enjoy cooking, consider also installing an outdoor kitchen electrical system to allow you to cook outdoors.
Light It Up Electric wants to help you turn your Frisco or Little Elm house into a sanctuary. We can come to you and perform a free estimate before beginning any work. To learn more about our Master Electrician and his team, visit us online at LightItUpElectric.net. You can also find us on the internet at Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. We are licensed and insured and are proud to carry an Accredited Business rating from the Better Business Bureau. Email us at email@example.com to set up an appointment. We look forward to discussing your plans and turning them into a reality for you and your family.
Posted By: Natasha Guernsey on May 5, 2011
As the weather grows warmer, outdoor entertaining in the evenings becomes more and more common. If your summer plans include outdoor entertainment at your home in Prosper or McKinney, why not make some updates to your electrical system to make your outdoor area more beautiful and functional? Adding a few extra outlets to your patio electrical system will permit you to hang some festive string lights, or bring your drink-mixing equipment outside. If your patio has a permanent roof, consider installing pendant fixtures or a chandelier mounting. If you love to cook but don’t want to spend the whole party in the kitchen, consider installing an outdoor kitchen electrical system. This will permit you to perform the preparation duties while still being able to socialize with your guests. In fact, your guests might enjoy pitching in and helping with the preparation themselves! As the sun sets, landscape lighting can add beauty to your property and also give off enough light to keep the party going. Consider installing an arbor electrical system, or pathway lighting to help your guests navigate the property. Adding a hot tub hook up to your backyard or deck is also a great way to add to the fun.
Our team at Light It Up Electric can help you safely upgrade your outdoor electrical system and bring your vision to life. Our Master Electrician and his team will come to your home, discuss your plans, and give you a free estimate for the work involved. Rest assured that we are licensed and insured, and hold an Accredited Business rating from the Better Business Bureau. Visit us on the web at LightItUpElectric.net, or on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn. When you’re ready, give us a call or email us at Lightitupelect@aol.com to set up an appointment. No job is too big or too small; contact us today!
Posted By: Natasha Guernsey on April 4, 2011
While our master electrician was on site, the customer also asked if he could install a new tanning bed that he had purchased for his wife’s birthday. Since other appointments had been scheduled in Plano and Allen at a later time, this was a job that could be squeezed into the gap, and our employee was happy to help out. He quickly installed a new tanning bed outlet that would work for the new tanning bed plug. The customer was so satisfied with this work that he made an appointment for our employee to return next week to give a free estimate for several other services.
He had decided that having an attic fan installed might help with the constant summer heat in Plano and Allen and reduce his electric bills considerably. He had heard that Light It Up Electric specialized in such installations and wanted to know if the cost of such a project would be worth it in the long run. Our electrician assured him the savings would be substantial, but after taking a quick look at the breaker box suggested that a breaker box upgrade might be needed before adding any more circuits to the load. The customer was thankful for the advice and excited about the possibility of a cooler home this summer. He insisted that he felt secure contracting with a company that is a member of the Better Business Bureau and planned to use Light It Up Electric for all of his future lighting and electrical repair needs.