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

Before You Insulate that Attic Crawl Space

Posted by Wilcox Electric on Feb 25, 2021 8:45:00 AM

The attic crawl space gets the most attention at Christmastime when the decorations come out. The rest of the year, most people ignore it. It’s not filled with heirlooms and Grandma’s goodies. It’s just a crawl space, maybe barely that in the many flat-roofed row homes that abound in Washington, DC. However, when you’re thinking about adding insulation, it could be that your crawl space just stepped up to the most critical place in the house.

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Topics: Interior lighting, Retrofitting, Electrical safety

Water + Electricity = Extreme Danger

Posted by Wilcox Electric on Feb 19, 2021 4:40:26 PM

The entire country is watching the disaster in Texas right now, causing myriad problems from a complete weather surprise in a state that wasn’t ready for such an unprecedented occurrence of snow, ice, and bitter cold. You may have seen the photo of the icicles hanging from a ceiling fan in USA Today this week that has gone viral. It’s an absolute nightmare, and the entire country is holding Texas in love and support right now.

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Topics: Electrical safety, handling an emergency

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