Air Mechanical, Inc Blog : Archive for the ‘Electric’ Category

When Should I Check My Detectors? Now!

Monday, October 28th, 2019

Common plastic white home smoke detector alarm, preventing an abnormal smoke in the room from perhaps a fire with a sound very loud. In the image, there is a big fire in the room and there is smoke that rises to the ceiling where is placed the equipement. This one is mounted on wooden ceiling. For example in France country, those smoke detector are required since march 2015. On the sensor is written that we should not paint it, and direction to open or close it, there is the test button because we need to check it regularly, and a red led indicating that the battery inside is always good.

Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt victimized by a smoke alarm that went off at 3 a.m. simply because its battery had died. We are pretty sure almost everyone has experienced this.

While these incidents can make even the most patient person consider tearing their smoke detector or carbon monoxide detector out of the wall, we have to insist that you don’t, for the sake of your safety. These detectors are built to, well, detect problems and keep you safe in the event of a gas leak or a fire.

In fact, the next time your detector wakes you up in the middle of the night, you should make a mental note to check on these vital home safety systems. After all, if one or both are malfunctioning, it could literally turn out to be a life-or-death situation.

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Your Crash Course in Electrical Safety

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Here’s the thing: many homeowners do realize that yes, ouch, electricity hurts! However, many of us fail to realize that our electrical systems are in fact quite dangerous and are definitely not something to mess around with.

You want to be sure that all the electrical components in your home are safe. Fortunately, there are plenty of things that you can do to ensure that safety of your appliances, your home, and most importantly, your family. Below, we have provided our crash course in electrical safety to teach you some basic safety tips and how to prevent dangerous problems from occurring.

So, what are you waiting for? Keep reading to find out more!

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How You Benefit from Whole-Home Surge Protection

Monday, November 26th, 2018

Are you keeping your home safe? Think past home security systems, locks, and secure windows—are you safe in the face of disaster? We experience extreme weather conditions here in Minnesota, so you need to make sure your home is prepared in for anything life throws your way. So much of your home runs on your electricity—make sure you can still have access to these faculties in a bind.

The best way to protect your home from damage is to remain proactive. You need whole-home surge protection in Plymouth, MN, and we can provide the best services for you in the area. Contact our team today to schedule an appointment.

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Do You Have a Carbon Monoxide Detector Installed?

Monday, October 29th, 2018

You should! A carbon monoxide detector is a simple home system that helps keep you and your family safe. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless toxic gas that’s highly dangerous to your health. You can easily protect your family from the dangerous side effects of carbon monoxide by installing a carbon monoxide detector. If you’re thinking of installing a carbon monoxide detector in your home, you need the best Andover Electrician for the job. Here at Air Mechanical, Inc., we have a reliable team of service technicians that can provide you with the best service possible.

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Boost HVAC Efficiency with This Electrical Component

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

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You might think of a ceiling fan as a cooling feature that’s only for use in lieu of air conditioning—never in tandem. Most homeowners use their ceiling fan for mild cooling needs and choose to switch on their air conditioning when temperatures start to rise. When used with your air conditioning, ceiling fans can help save money by reducing your reliance on your air conditioning. One of our qualified Andover Electricians can service your ceiling fan to ensure that it’s functioning at full capacity so you’re getting the best results.

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What to Do When Your Outlets Won’t Work

Monday, June 25th, 2018

American electrical outlet and cover plate, with screwdriver and wire nutsWhen it comes to your home’s electricity, there are two main safety concerns to consider—fire hazards and electrocution risk. Both of these issues arise from the current in your electrical system traveling in ways it is not supposed to. This is often the result of a short circuit, which diverts the electrical current into either flammable material or into a person that has come in contact with the current.

The best way to prevent against this, however, is by hiring a professional Andover electrician to install the right outlets in the right areas of your home. For the purpose of today’s blog post, we’re going to focus specifically on the GFCI outlet. But, let’s say you already have this type of outlet, and it just stopped working—what do you do next?

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Increase Your Home Convenience with These Electrical Installations

Monday, April 16th, 2018

light bulb being drawn by red pencilHomeowners across the country are increasing the demands they place on their electrical systems, with the addition of high tech gadgets that require charging, high-efficiency appliances, home entertainment systems, and even home security systems.

Each of these is meant to increase home convenience and can make great additions, so long as they’re installed by a professional electrician in Andover, MN. What kind of electrical installations are you considering for your home?

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Is Your Home Connected?

Monday, February 5th, 2018

blue electronic animation of a home with wires/internet connectionThere’s no denying that technology has come a long way, even in just the past decade. Home automation has allowed homeowners throughout the country to remotely control a number of their home systems and devices, helping them do so more effectively and more efficiently.

When installed by a professional Andover, MN electrician, the right smart home devices can help you in a number of ways—from allowing you to set the temperature perfectly for your arrival when you get home from work to having certain lights turn on in the home as the sun goes down.

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Why Your Smoke and CO Detectors Should Be Hardwired

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Common plastic white home smoke detector alarm, preventing an abnormal smoke in the room from perhaps a fire with a sound very loud. In the image, there is a big fire in the room and there is smoke that rises to the ceiling where is placed the equipement. This one is mounted on wooden ceiling. For example in France country, those smoke detector are required since march 2015. On the sensor is written that we should not paint it, and direction to open or close it, there is the test button because we need to check it regularly, and a red led indicating that the battery inside is always good.When it comes to increasing the safety in your home, one of the very first things you should do is have smoke detectors and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors professionally installed by qualified Andover, MN electrical technicians, and test them on a routine basis. Doing so will ensure that at the first sign of trouble—whether it be fire or a toxic gas leak—you and your family will be alerted right away so you can get to safety.

Why do we recommend installation by an electrician? Well, because you should have both of these systems directly hardwired into your electrical grid. And we suggest using a pro who knows what they’re doing, for your own safety!

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Is It Time for an Electrical Panel Upgrade?

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

two electricians working on large electrical panelOf the various issues that can impact your home, electrical problems are perhaps the most concerning, given the safety hazards they present. While a plumbing problem can inflict significant water damage or an HVAC issue can make you uncomfortable for a bit, an electrical malfunction can cause electrocution and even house fires. It’s essential that you have a professional Andover, MN electrician check the wiring in your home at least once every few years. Without this inspection, you’re increasing the chance of running into a problem.

One of the most commonly neglected electrical issues is the need for an electrical panel upgrade. This may seem like a benign issue, but with the increased demand we’ve been placing on our electrical systems the past few years, it should come as no surprise that eventually, your circuit breaker box may not be able to handle the demand, and that’s where you run into potentially severe side effects.

But what are the signs that you are, in fact, experiencing electrical problems?

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