Carrollton & Farmers Breanch Electrician

Posted on April 4, 2011

With warmer weather on the way, many people are starting to think about the entertaining that they will do in their homes. Summer is a perfect time for outdoor grills, pool parties, martini parties with the girls, or catching the game on the big screen TV with the guys. If you’ve been meaning to upgrade your home’s entertainment facilities, now is the time to make an appointment to do so. Consider updating the basement to include media room lighting complete with a dimmer switch. Or add flat panel TV plugs and mounting to install your large flat panel TV on the wall. Enjoy a game of pool? Have a pool table light installed to add to the ambiance of the room. Outside, some families consider upgrading their patio electrical to include ambiance lighting. Or have the fixtures installed for an outdoor kitchen electrical system. Pathway lighting and tree lighting can also help your guests navigate your property after sundown.

Of course as you make preparations for summer, be sure that you are also including safety measures in your plans. Do not neglect smoke alarm installation and regular smoke alarm battery replacement (usually performed once a year). For larger appliances, you might consider installing a dedicated circuit. Whole house surge suppressors are also a great safety option and help to prevent damage due to unexpected surges.

No matter what your plans for the summer are, Light It Up Electric can help you get ready for the days ahead. Our Master Electrician and his team would be delighted to sit down with you to talk about the numerous ways we can improve your home. We are licensed and insured and boast an Accredited Business rating through the Better Business Bureau. Find us online at, or elsewhere on the internet at Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. When you are ready, email us at We look forward to hearing from you!