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

4 Extension Cord Safety Tips for a Safe New Year

Posted by Wilcox Electric on Dec 24, 2020 7:30:00 AM

While the holiday season is the perfect time for decorating your home with colorful indoor and outdoor lighting, heavy use of indoor and outdoor extension cords can also occur year round. If extension cords are misused, they can start a fire or cause other kinds of damage to your home. Here are four extension cord safety tips to protect your home during the holidays and all throughout the year.

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Topics: Electrical safety, 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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