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
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.
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!
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
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!
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.
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.
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
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.