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

Ceiling Fans, Attic Fans, and Exhaust Fans Help Handle Summer Heat

Posted by Wilcox Electric on Jun 1, 2021 10:12:46 AM

The summer heat is on its way, and DC’rs know precisely what to expect. Besides making sure your AC is tuned up, it’s a good time to think about other ways to help beat the heat without paying enormous energy bills this summer. Most often, people consider two different ways to do that. One is adding more insulation, and the other is blowing the hot air out of your attic. Read on to find out more about both options.

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Topics: Ceiling fans, Energy usage, attic fans, exhaust fans

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

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