July 3rd, 2023
No, you’re not telling your home that it can’t leave the house for the next two weeks … which is both redundant and ridiculous. Obviously, “grounding” a house means something else. If you’ve heard that it’s important to have home grounding, you might have wondered 1) what exactly that means, and 2) if your home is already grounded or not.
We offer home grounding services and many other residential electrical services in Orchard Park, NY and throughout Western New York.
June 19th, 2023
The electrical panel for your home is the central hub for all the electrical current entering your home from the grid. It divides the current into circuits and distributes it to the rest of your house.
And we’ve got news for you: the panel in your home may need to retire and get an upgrade!
We replace electrical panels in Orchard Park, NY and elsewhere in Western New York. Below are several of the situations where it’s definitely time to have a panel upgrade. We’ll help you get the ideal new panel to serve your home.
June 5th, 2023
We think making an upgrade to your outdoor or indoor lighting in Depew, NY or elsewhere in Western New York to all LED lights is a fantastic idea. Although LED lights are more expensive than incandescent or fluorescent lights, they have numerous benefits such as lengthy lifespans, low heat emissions, lower energy usage, and reduced negative environmental impacts.
Although LED lights aren’t a “new” technology, the explosion of their popularity is a recent phenomenon—and that means there are many misunderstandings about LED lights making the rounds on the internet. We want to clear up a few of these misconceptions so you have a better understanding of what you’ll get when you choose to upgrade your home lighting to LED.
May 22nd, 2023
We install whole-house generators in Lancaster, NY and throughout Western New York, and we’ve found that they are one of the most useful upgrades people can make to their homes. Portable generators simply don’t have the power, convenience, reliability, or safety that comes with installing a whole-house generator wired directly into a home’s electrical system. With an automatic generator, the benefits are even greater, since the generator will activate automatically when there’s a power outage.
But once a homeowner decides on getting a standby generator, the next question they have is “How powerful a generator do I need?” Let’s look into that—and remember that you can always rely on our top-notch team to help you find out the ideal generator to install for your house.
May 8th, 2023
So you’ve decided it’s time to fulfill the dream of having your very own home theater system in Buffalo, NY. You’ve bought the many components that are involved: the television or projector, the 4K Ultra Blu-ray player, the cable box, the stereo system, and a ton of speakers.
You’ve watched some YouTube videos and you think you can DIY it yourself. Right? Well, we’d say you’ve got just about everything right with one exception: this is no DIY job.
When you’ve invested so much money in achieving a top-of-the-line home theater system, why risk your enjoyment of that investment by attempting a DIY installation? If you really want to get the most out of the equipment you’ve purchased, take that last extra step and hire a professional electrician to install it for you. Let’s go over all the benefits of hiring a professional electrician for home theater installation.
April 24th, 2023
Although you can get some use out of your spa during many times of the year, the summer is when you’ll enjoy relaxing in this luxurious oasis the most.
However, it’s important to remember that spas, hot tubs, and jacuzzis are electrical devices. Like any electrical device, they may encounter wiring and other electrical problems and fail. If you need repairs for your spa, please don’t try to do it yourself or let another amateur take on the job. Any major electrical work requires a professional electrician, and in the case of a spa, a mistake can create a serious risk of electric shock. (Think of a toaster getting knocked into a bathtub and you’ll see why you don’t want any errors.)
Fortunately, when you need spa repair in Buffalo, NY, you don’t have to look far. Scherer Electric is not only Western New York’s favorite electrician, we also handle hot tub, spa, and jacuzzi wiring. Below we’re going to look at several common spa electrical issues that you may need our help for.
April 10th, 2023
Before we go farther with this post, we want to point out that troubleshooting is much different from repair.
Electrical work is something you need to leave to professionals, so if you have major issues with your indoor lighting you can resolve with basic steps, you want to have actual licensed electricians to do the work.
Amateur tampering with indoor lighting, particularly with the wiring, can create major safety hazards leading to electrical fires and parts of a house catching on fire
Now that we’ve got that important warning out of the way, let’s check out your home’s lighting issues and see what you can do about them.
March 27th, 2023
There was once a time when the most common definition of the word myth was stories about ancient gods and heroes. Today, the common definition is anything that’s widely believed yet untrue.
There are whole shows, podcasts, video channels, and books based on breaking about the myths that circulate through our society and which the internet has only made harder to squash.
Are there myths about whole-house generators out there? You bet!
We’re experts when it comes to whole-house generators, and we’d like to go through a few common myths about these devices and dispel them with the facts.
March 13th, 2023
You may have heard about variable frequency drives (VFDs) before, but not understood what they do or what benefits they may offer to your business.
We hope to change this with some helpful information. VFDs are becoming more and more common in commercial and industrial use because of their benefits, which include higher energy efficiency, fewer breakdowns, longer system life, and lower environmental impact.
But let’s start at the beginning and answer your first question…
February 27th, 2023
The title of this post is a bit redundant: it should be “Why You Should ONLY Hire Electricians.” The reason is that any one who’s an amateur electrician is not an electrician!
You can’t have an amateur lawyer or an amateur doctor—when you say “lawyer” or “doctor,” you mean someone who has a law degree or a medical degree and a license to practice. The same criteria applies to electricians.
Unfortunately, homeowners often make the mistake of thinking an amateur who claims to be an electrician is someone they can trust with important work.
Hiring an amateur “electrician” to fix wiring for your house makes as much sense as hiring a “medical enthusiast” (or whatever title a bogus doctor uses) to handle your surgery.
We hope this explanation has convinced you to only hire a (professional) electrician in Cheektowaga, NY. If you want to learn more about why to avoid amateurs (and that includes you) for electrical work, follow us below.