Air Conditioning Options and Electrical Requirements

Posted by Wilcox Electric on Jul 8, 2021 1:06:09 PM

You might think it’s kind of odd that we dedicate this post to air conditioning when that’s not our gig. (You need an HVAC pro for that!) But we know you either have or want to air-condition on those hot DC summer days, and there are some electrical issues to consider. So we’ll look at central air conditioning, window air conditioning, and mini-splits so you can decide what is most suitable for your home and budget.

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Topics: Electrical panel upgrades, Home electrical projects, Energy usage

Why Do the Lights Go Off When I Turn the Window AC On?

Posted by Wilcox Electric on Apr 1, 2021 9:15:00 AM

Have you ever found that when you turn on a window air conditioner to cool a stuffy or too-hot room, your lights go off? The typical issue here is that the AC unit flipped a circuit breaker.

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Topics: Electrical panel upgrades, Electrical safety, Energy usage, Upgrade wiring

3 Reasons to Heavy Up for the New Year

Posted by Wilcox Electric on Dec 17, 2020 12:34:00 PM

With everyone at home more often during the holiday season, you may notice that your electrical system is not operating as efficiently as it should. If your home is more than 30 years old, you may have an electrical system that cannot meet all your electronic devices and holiday lights’ demands. An upgrade to your electrical panel, referred to as a heavy up, resolves issues from not carrying enough power. Here are three reasons why you should heavy up for the new year.

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Topics: Energy efficiency, Electrical panel upgrades, Electrical safety, Energy usage, Upgrade wiring

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