Scherer Electric Blog: Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ Category

The Summer vs. The Electrical Grid—And How to Survive the Battle

Monday, May 20th, 2024

As temperatures soar and the summer sun beats down, our reliance on the electrical grid intensifies. However, as demand peaks, so does the strain on the grid, often leading to brownouts and even complete power outages. At Scherer Electric, we understand the importance of staying powered up during the hottest months of the year. 

In this blog, we’ll delve into the challenges the summer poses to the electrical grid and provide essential tips to not only lower your electrical usage but also ensure uninterrupted power supply through the installation of a whole-house generator.

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Track Lighting, Recessed Lighting, Or…? Looking at Indoor Lighting Options

Monday, October 24th, 2022

One of the most cost-effective ways to change the look of your home without having to resort to expensive remodeling is with an update to your indoor lighting in East Aurora, NY. We don’t mean just upgrading old incandescent lights with LED lights—although this is a fantastic idea and will help you save money on your electrical bills. We mean changing the type of lights you have.

If you have overhead lighting that leaves certain areas of your house either too dim or too overlit, or you don’t like the space consumption of using older pendant lights, you have several options to change your home’s indoor lighting. The two prominent ones are recessed lighting and track lighting. We’ll look at the pros and cons of each of these options.

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When Should I Replace My Whole-House Generator?

Monday, October 10th, 2022

A whole-house generator can be a literal life-saver for a home during an extended power outage. If you have a whole-house generator, you want to know that you can trust it to work when necessary.

Since no mechanical device can last forever, you might wonder when you’ll need to have your older generator replaced. This is tricky because you don’t use the generator often—in fact, you hope you don’t have to use it at all—and so it’s difficult to determine when it’s declining. 

We’ll look into the question of when to replace a whole-house generator, and when it’s better to arrange for generator repair in Clarence, NY with our electricians.

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My Light Bulbs Keep Burning Out—What’s Wrong?

Monday, August 31st, 2020

How long to you expect the light bulbs in your house to continue burning before you need to replace them? It depends on the light bulb type. The standard incandescent bulb can burn for around 900 hours and usually will need a replacement after a year, or even less. LED bulbs can go for far longer, lasting for several years before a replacement.

But when light bulbs seem to burn out at a rapid pace, regardless of type, it’s a concern. Not only because you don’t want to be putting in new light bulbs every month—which is costly and annoying—but because it may indicate troubles with your electrical system.

Our Clarence, NY electricians can help repair whatever is going wrong. Below are some of the possibilities for his light bulb dilemma, but please don’t attempt to guess at the problem and fix it yourself. This can be dangerous! Call us instead and we’ll be happy to resolve the issue safely and effectively.

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COVID-19 – Public Statement

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

As we continue to monitor the unforeseen situation that is present with the coronavirus (COVID-19) and associated illnesses, Scherer Electric has developed this policy to maintain a safe and healthy environment for all team members, visitors, and our customers. 

Scherer Electric wishes to ensure all customers that we have continuity plans in place to deliver uninterrupted service and support to customers as we navigate the uncertainty of COVID-19.

Scherer Electric’s Team

Scherer Electric has implemented an extensive COVID-19 Policy accompanied by Scherer Electric’s COVID-19 Temporary Risk Management Procedures. We have implemented additional sanitization and cleaning protocols in our office, warehouses, fleet vehicles, and work locations. We have equipped field staff with the necessary equipment to ensure safe working procedures in homes and businesses of our customers. We have increased options for remote work where possible. The policy and procedures set in place are largely precautionary and will be constantly monitored and adjusted.

Scherer Electric’s Plan

No employees showing symptoms of COVID-19 will be working while showing symptoms and will not return until medically cleared. Prior to each home visit, your technician will call to confirm the appointment. At this time, the technician will describe the increased sanitary measures and confirm nobody at the location is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or has experienced symptoms within the past 48 hours.

All our installers are equipped with hand sanitizer and wipes for all surfaces. In addition, we all wear disposable protective shoe coverings in your home which are disposed of after every home visit. They have N95 masks on their trucks; which if you will feel more comfortable, they are happy to wear them in your home at your request. We are a smaller operation and the exposure for our employees are minimal. That translates to minimal exposure for you and your family in your home.

We encourage those who are well to keep their appointments. Customers who are ill or high risk, we wish for you to reschedule, and every effort to reschedule at your convenience will be made. We ask all customers to respect the health and safety of our team and community.

As we continue to monitor the situations, further communications may be updated.

Should you have any questions regarding this policy or wish to discuss our COVID-19 practices, please contact Kenneth Scherer at 716-648-6272 ext. 221 or

Thank you,

Deborah A. Scherer, owner
Scherer Electric

Contact Scherer Electric to learn more.

There is much to consider regarding the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus) and its possible transmission in your home. While there are various and effective indoor air quality measures available to help protect your safety, including duct sanitization, ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light treatment, and HEPA air filters, they alone cannot protect from all forms of COVID-19 transmission. It is important to follow all official guidelines for preventing the spread of this virus.

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De-Icing Cables for Winter Protection From Ice Dams

Monday, December 9th, 2019

You may have encountered trouble from ice dams before, even if you don’t know exactly what ice dams are. Ice dams are what occurs when water running off the side of the roof of a house freezes in the winter cold before it reaches the gutter. Ice dams can build up until they overwhelm a gutter, creating problems like water backing up into the house or broken gutters. Moisture can also get under the shingles of the roof and create serious damage.

The reason ice dams occur in the first place is the uneven heating from underneath. Warmth gathers in the attic because heat rises. This melts ice on the roof, which trickles down toward the gutter, but then reaches the cold edges of the roof where it freezes.

What can you do to stop ice dams? One option to consider calling a professional electrician in Buffalo, NY to install de-icing cables on your roof.  

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Check Out Our Blog for Advice on All Things Electric

Monday, 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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Welcome to Our New Website

Friday, May 31st, 2019

iMarket Solutions has launched Scherer Electric new custom website. To learn more about how iMarket Solutions can expand your presence on the web visit:

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