Getting AFCI and GFCI Outlets Straightened Out

September 16th, 2019
A new GFCI electrical outlet.

We have professional electricians who install AFCI and GFCI outlets in Buffalo, NY homes and elsewhere in Western New York. In fact, we strongly recommend homeowners arrange for this service if they have an older electrical system without these types of outlets. You can recognize these outlets by the two buttons located between their sockets.

If you’re already reaching for the phone to call us or you’re typing a message for a service request, that’s great. You can hang out here and read more about what these outlets do. If you still aren’t sure, we also want you to hang out as we explain the difference between AFCI and GFCI and why both are important.

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We Now Serve Kenmore, NY

September 16th, 2019

Western New York’s Favorite Electrician now serves even more of Western New York. We’re proud to announce that we now offer our extensive services to the village of Kenmore, NY. We are fully licensed to provide electrical work for homeowners in Kenmore. We look forward to serving you, no matter your electric needs.

Call Scherer Electric—Serving the Buffalo-Niagara Falls Area since 1995

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Scherer Electric Helps Power Oktoberfest!

September 12th, 2019

All of us at Scherer Electric are proud to serve our community in any way we can. Our commitment to integrity has helped make us Western New York’s Favorite Electrician.

If you want to see our electrical work for the community in action—and you want to have a good time with great food—come to Orchard Park Chamber’s 4th Annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 28, 2019. There’ll be German and seasonal cuisine and traditional live music. The event takes place from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Orchard Park Village Parking Lot (behind KeyBank, 4239 N. Buffalo St.).

We are helping to power this event—literally! Our electricians are setting up the “party panel” that allows all the event sponsors, booths, and performers to plug in and get electricity. If you’ve ever wondered why big outdoor events like this can access enough electricity to run, this is how it’s done!

Call Scherer Electric—Western New York’s Favorite Electrician!

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The Electrical Panel vs. The Fuse Box: What You Need to Know

September 2nd, 2019

An electrical panel, a fuse box … what’s the difference? To many non-electricians, they may sound like the same thing, and people often talk about them as if they were interchangeable. They aren’t, however, and knowing the difference between them is important if you have an older house with the outdated version.

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We Now Offer Kohler Generators!

August 20th, 2019

We recommend whole-house generators in Buffalo, NY for our customers. The right generator matched to a house can be a literal life-saver in the even of a power outage.

Scherer Electric is now proud to announce that we offer Kohler Generators for installation. We can provide repairs and maintenance for whatever current generator you have, but we believe Kohler is the finest whole-house generator you have when you’re looking for an installation or replacement. All Kohler generators are built with commercial-grade engines to withstand the most intense workloads and outlast power failures. Kohler puts each of its generators through extensive quality testing and inspection before they’re cleared for production. This means reliability in every unit—and reliability is the essential trait for a whole-house generator!

Call us today to find out more about Kohler whole-house generators and to arrange for installation, maintenance, and more.

Scherer Electric is Western New York’s Favorite Electrician!

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Knob and Tube Wiring: Should You Rewire Your Home?

August 19th, 2019

We have a long history, more than two decades, servicing homes in Western New York, so we know all about specific issues homes in the area encounter with their electrical systems. Numerous homes in the area are vintage, built before World War II, and they often still have wiring that’s of the same vintage. An early 20th-century home kept in good shape is often a beautiful place to live—but if the wiring is the old-fashioned “knob and tube” wiring, everything is not so beautiful.

We’ll answer the questions people have about knob and tube wiring. To schedule an appointment with an electrician to see if you need rewiring in Buffalo, NY for your house, simply reach out to our team.

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What Is an LED Light and How Is It Beneficial?

August 5th, 2019

We handle many types of electrical services in Buffalo, NY and throughout Western New York. Although we’re busy helping out with electrical repairs, we also take on many electrical upgrade jobs to help local homes use less energy and enjoy greater safety.

One of the best ways we can upgrade a home’s electrical system is to do a lighting retrofit to change out the incandescent lights with LED lights. You may have heard about LED lights but aren’t certain what they really are—or what they can do for you. We’re happy to fill you in, as well as take care of your lighting retrofit when you’re ready.

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What’s the Difference Between a Handyman and an Electrician?

July 22nd, 2019

You need electrical work done. Maybe it’s time to upgrade your old outlets to GFCI ones. Or you’re having trouble with the electrical panel’s circuit breakers tripping all the time. You might be looking to have whole-house surge protection installed. There are hundreds of different electrical repair, replacement, and installation jobs your home may require. Who do you hire to do them?

  • A local handyman who’s a jack-of-trades and works for cheap.
  • A professional electrician.

The correct answer is the electrician. Every time, without exceptions! It’s not just an issue of getting the job done correctly and on time, it’s a matter of safety in your home and staying up to electrical codes.

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Upgrade to GFCI Outlets in Your Home

July 8th, 2019

Many vintage homes in Western New York have outdated electrical systems with fuse boxes and two-pronged, non-grounded outlets. For any home with this type of electrical technology, we strongly recommend calling for our electrical services in Buffalo, NY and the surrounding areas. Our electricians can make vital upgrades to grounded outlets and a new electrical panel that uses reliable and convenient breakers while also matching the higher electrical demands of a modern household.

If you already have a breaker panel and grounded outlets, there may be another important electrical retrofit for you to schedule: replacing a number of key outlets with GFCI outlets. This dramatically improves electrical safety in homes—and it’s a basic job our professional electricians can have done in a short time.

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Check Out Our Blog for Advice on All Things Electric

June 3rd, 2019

Be sure to bookmark the Scherer Electric blog to start learning the ins and outs of electrical.

We’ll regularly post energy saving tips, how-to’s on troubleshooting your systems, and breakdowns on even the most complex industry related terms and concepts.

Need help now? Send us a message or get in touch today.

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