D'Spain Sales and Service Blog : Archive for the ‘Electrical’ Category

Why We Recommend a Home Electrical Inspection for the Start of the Year

Monday, January 15th, 2024


Perhaps you’ve made a New Year’s resolution for yourself, something that will increase your sense of well-being, or something that will save you money. But maybe it didn’t cross your mind to make a New Year’s resolution for your home. Consider it: your home’s well-being will directly benefit your personal well-being, and money saved by avoiding home problems is money in your pocket!

There are many things you can resolve to do for your home this year, but we’re going to focus on one particular option. We recommend that you have an electrical inspection done. It will make your home safer, resolve bothersome issues, and save you money. Here’s how.

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Make Sure Your Generator Gets Maintenance Before Winter

Monday, October 23rd, 2023


If there’s one thing everyone in Texas knows, it’s that cold winter weather can result in the power grid being overwhelmed and large numbers of households having outages. Luckily, Texans are also known for having independent spirits, and so many people in our area have generators.

Did you know that your generator should be receiving annual maintenance? As winter nears, making sure your generator is well-maintained is a critical step toward being prepared for whatever weather comes our way.

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The Benefits of Installing a Generator for Your Home

Monday, August 28th, 2023


If there’s one thing Texans have learned in recent years, it’s that you can’t rely on the power grid to be completely up and running all the time. Outages may be planned because high air conditioning usage puts a very high demand on the system. Or they may be the result of a storm or other interruption.

The bottom line is that we must be able to take control of our own power needs. But how? While portable generators are popular, there are many benefits to whole-house generators. Here’s why you should consider having one installed. 

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Reasons to Upgrade Your Home’s Indoor Lighting

Monday, June 19th, 2023


When was the last time you made any major changes to the lighting in your home? Do you still have light fixtures that were in place when you purchased the home, even if they aren’t something you would have personally chosen? Are you still using incandescent bulbs? Do you have enough light in all the rooms in your home? Are you happy with the tone or color of the light in your home?

When you reflect on these questions, if you find that you’re not fully happy with your lighting, the best choice is to work with an electrician to make a better plan. Here are some great reasons to make changes to your home’s lighting, because a fresh, upgraded lighting scheme will provide a wide array of benefits.

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How to Tell if You Need an Electrical Panel Upgrade

Monday, February 13th, 2023


The electrical panel (or circuit breaker box) is like the nervous system of your home. It directs all the electrical traffic and makes sure energy gets where it needs to go. It also lets you know when there’s a problem, and tries to prevent disasters in your home, the way your nervous system sends pain signals to tell you that something’s wrong.

All of the work that your electrical panel does is critical, so you need it to be working properly. How can you tell when that system needs to be replaced? Here are some signs that you shouldn’t ignore. If you notice any of these things, it’s time for an electrical panel upgrade.

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Do You Need to Replace Your Electrical Panel?

Monday, October 24th, 2022

fire-and-smoke-from-electrical-outletIf you’re lucky, your electrical panel (sometimes called a circuit breaker panel) doesn’t often cross your mind. After all, in an ideal situation, nothing goes wrong and you never need to reset the breakers. But this panel plays a critical role in your home: it regulates the electrical system for your entire home, keeping you safe by shutting off power when necessary to areas where a safety hazard occurs. 

An electrical panel can last for a long time. But when it fails, it presents a serious risk. The good news is that before a major failure, there are often warning signs that your electrical panel is struggling to do its job. Here are some important things to keep an eye out for. If you notice any of these issues happening in your home, it’s time to replace your electrical panel.

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Three Reasons to Choose a Professional Electrician

Monday, July 18th, 2022

Everyone has different exposure to professional electricians. Some people need to rely on a contractor for a lot of home work, because there are just a lot of high-tech systems and specialized technology required in homes these days. Other people are pretty handy, and they’ve either got licensed family members or people they know who can work on this kind of stuff. No matter where you fall on the spectrum, we want to be the team that can provide electrical services reliably for people who need them.

So, if you’re on the fence as to whether or not you should call us for a reliable electrician in Kerrville, TX, then keep reading. We’ll talk about three distinct reasons why calling a professional, licensed electrician is going to be better for your next electrical job than just calling a family friend or someone you know with a little bit of handy knowledge.

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Is Your Kitchen GFCI Protected?

Monday, April 11th, 2022

GFCI might be an acronym you’ve heard before, but you might not be as familiar with it as you’d like to be. That’s okay! This blog post is all about GFCI protection, why certain outlets require it, and why your home might be unsafe if you don’t have it. Many homeowners choose plug-in lamps and lights for their indoor lighting in Kerrville, TX, but that could be a problem if you’re using these kinds of lights to light a bathroom or kitchen without GFCI protection.

Keep reading to learn more about GFCI protected outlets, and if you think your home needs them, then be sure to call our team for support. Our licensed electricians can get all of the outlets in your home grounded, and keep the outlets in your bathroom and kitchen from becoming fire hazards or electrocuting anyone in your family.

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Does Your Home Have Knob & Tube Wiring?

Monday, January 3rd, 2022

Knob and tube wiring was the type of electrical system usually installed in homes built before 1950. However, this type of wiring is outdated, unsafe, and usually carries a high insurance rate for homeowners. Therefore, if you have knob and tube wiring in your home, it’s crucial to replace it with a newer electrical system. Doing so not only improves the safety of your home but the quality of your electrical system as well. Hiring a professional electrician in Fredericksburg, TX, should be mandatory to ensure the job gets done correctly without any injuries or accidents occurring during the installation process.

This blog post is all about what knob and tube wiring is, why it’s so bad to have in your house, and what our team can do about it.

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Are Your Lights Haunting Your Home?

Monday, October 25th, 2021

It’s spooky season! That means that ghouls and ghosts are upon us. Or perhaps just your friendly neighborhood kids dressed as ghouls, ghosts, and the trendiest movie villain of the season. With all that said, you’re probably ready for the scary movies and haunted house decorations to come.

One thing that shouldn’t be haunting your house is your lighting. While flickering lights can add some scary ambiance to a haunted party, they can actually be quite dangerous and obnoxious when you’re just trying to live your life. It might be time to make some improvements to your house that make things less scary, and more comfortable.

Today, we’re going to talk about why problematic lights need to be fixed in your home, and when you might want to call our team. We’re local electricians in Fredericksburg, TX and we know how to target the problem with a home electrical system and get your lights back in working order.

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