Is it Time to Upgrade Your Outlets With USB Chargers?

Posted by Wilcox Electric on Oct 7, 2021 12:08:00 PM

Quick question – how many devices that charge with a USB drive live in your home right now? 4, 10, 25? It’s crazy how fast those smartphones, tablets, earbuds, and other devices start to add up, right? Next question: How much time do you spend running around looking for an adapter for the outlet so you can plug in your USB device? We can’t do much about how many devices your family loves, but we can stop the scramble for the chargers. It’s time to upgrade your outlets to include USB chargers.

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Topics: Smart home, Installation of smart technology, Upgrade wiring

Why 20th-Century Electrical Systems Fall Short in the 21st

Posted by Wilcox Electric on Sep 23, 2021 8:45:00 AM

Every electrician knows you need to keep up with the power demand safely and affordably. However, there is no doubt that 20th-century electrical systems - as dreamy and modern as they seemed back then - are no match for the 21st-century homes we want to live in today. Allen Gallant, who does electrical work on This Old House TV projects, says this: “The circuits in these older homes weren't designed to power the many gadgets of modern life.”

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Topics: Installation of smart technology, Energy usage, Upgrade wiring, Energy efficient appliances

Electric Vehicles: Is it Finally Their Season?

Posted by Wilcox Electric on Sep 17, 2021 4:25:41 PM

Almost 70% of America’s massive oil consumption in 2019 went to road transport – gas and diesel poured into vehicles, putting millions of miles down the highways. However, many people are cutting their consumption of fossil fuels by purchasing electric vehicles (EVs). We’ve seen these battery-operated vehicles around for a while now, but are they finally "in season" for America? For you?

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Topics: Installation of smart technology, At-home charging station, EV electric vehicles

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