Scherer Electric Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Buffalo’

Ways to Tell You Need Commercial or Industrial Wiring Upgrades

Monday, November 7th, 2022
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It’s hard to imagine there’s any commercial or industrial business that operates without electricity. The electrical demands for most facilities are enormous, and interruptions with the electrical system will usually bring operations to an abrupt halt and result in costly downtime.

You can’t avoid all electrical problems in your business, but if you have damaged or old wiring, you’ll suffer a larger amount of problems and even safety issues. Scherer Electric offers commercial and industrial electric service in Buffalo, NY to upgrade and rewire facilities to meet contemporary demands. 

Below are some of the signs you may notice that will warn you it’s time to call us for upgrades to your commercial/industrial electrical system.

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Looking Closer Into Circuit Breakers

Monday, September 26th, 2022
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One of the most important jobs we do for our many customers is replacing indoor electrical panels in Buffalo, NY and throughout Western New York. Too many homes have outdated electrical panels, or even ones that were never safe in the first place. There are also older homes in the area that still use fuse boxes rather than a circuit breaker panel. We also handle replacing electrical panels that have sustained damage and are no longer reliable or safe.

Today we want to look in more depth at the circuit breakers in your electrical panels. Please note that this isn’t a DIY guide: you shouldn’t attempt to repair or replace any circuit breaker yourself, as this can create major hazards. Always trust licensed professionals like us. We’re offering this information to help you understand circuit breaker problems and when you’ll need to call for assistance.

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What to Do in a Power Outage

Monday, September 12th, 2022
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We often talk about the importance of installing whole-house generators. There’s no better way to avoid the serious problems of an extended loss of power to your home than having a permanent backup generator to take over. With enough fuel (easy if your generator runs on natural gas), you can make it through many days without trouble keeping your family safe, your HVAC system running, your refrigerator working, and any vital medical equipment powered. 

But you may not have a generator (at least, not yet), and we have some recommendations on what to do in case your home suffers from an extended power outage.

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Get the Most Use From Ceiling Fans in the Heat

Monday, August 1st, 2022
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We know that using a fan can’t work as effectively at cooling as a modern air conditioning system, but they still can help—especially if the fan is a well-installed ceiling fan.

Ceiling fans not only blow air around, but they also create better circulation of air throughout a large space. This isn’t something you’ll get from a floor fan or desk fan. Ceiling fans also have the benefit of not taking up any floor or desk space and having an attractive look that becomes part of a room’s decor. 

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Why Your Circuit Breakers Might Keep Tripping

Monday, June 6th, 2022
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If you’re like many homeowners, you may not realize just how important circuit breakers in Buffalo, NY are to the safety and efficacy of your entire electrical system. Your circuit breaker panel, also known as an electrical panel, protects your wiring and electrical components from power surges and other wiring issues that could lead to blackouts, electrocution, or even fire.

Circuit breakers are not immune to damage themselves though, and when they’re frequently tripping, it’s a sign of an issue that needs to be repaired. Read on as we uncover what might be happening when your circuit breakers keep tripping.

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6 Signs Your Whole-House Generator Needs Repairs

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

We strongly advise our customers to install a whole-house generator to protect their homes in case of extended blackouts. When one of these generators receives the proper care, it can defend a home from long-term power losses for years and provide peace of mind even when the generator isn’t in use.

You may need to schedule generator repair in Buffalo, NY at some point to ensure your whole-house generator is ready to work when you need it. This presents a bit of a dilemma: you don’t run your generator often, so how can you tell when it needs repairs?

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Top 5 Reasons to Install a Backup Generator

Monday, April 25th, 2022

We encourage many of our customers in Western New York to invest in backup generators for their homes. Power outages are becoming more common, and full blackouts—which may last for several days—are not only inconvenient for homes, they can be dangerous as well. Homes are at the highest risk of losing power during storms and heatwaves, the periods when you most want to have reliable electrical power moving through your house. 

If you want more convincing about why a backup generator in Buffalo, NY is a wise idea, below we’ve listed the best five reasons to call us about arranging for this service. We’ll see you have the right generator for your specific needs and we’ll have it installed and ready to go to work in only a short time.

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Do You Have an Old Fuse Box? Here’s Why You Need to Upgrade!

Monday, March 28th, 2022

The fuse box or fuse panel was standard in homes for many decades. The fuses separated the different circuits for the house, and in case of a voltage overload, a fuse would burn out and cut off the electrical flow to its circuit. 

However, the fuse box is out of date—and has been for some time. Electrical panels that use circuit breakers have replaced them. Circuit breakers trip due to voltage spikes rather than burn out, and they can be reset afterward rather than having to put in a new fuse. 

If your home still has a fuse box, you might think that it isn’t that major of a problem and you can get by with the occasional inconvenience. We don’t recommend this course, for several reasons. We’ll explain why scheduling a professional fuse box replacement in Buffalo, NY is the best choice for your home—and one to have done as soon as you can.

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Why You Need Pros for Commercial Transformer Installation

Monday, February 14th, 2022
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Transformers are important parts of most commercial electrical systems and a part that’s unfamiliar to many people because they’re rarely part of home electrical systems. The job of a transformer is to raise and lower voltage levels for a facility as necessary, and without a change in the electrical frequency (which is the job of an alternator) and only work with AC (alternating current). Essentially, transformers are electrical regulators and are have a variety of uses. 

If your business relies on one or more transformers, you can expect these devices to last for many years—provided they were accurately installed. Transformers do not contain any moving parts, which accounts for their longevity. However, we have to emphasize how important it is that you only allow licensed commercial/industrial electricians to handle installing a transformer when you need one. We’ll explain why below.

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Electric Panel Replacement for 2022? You May Need It!

Monday, January 17th, 2022
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Do you have plans on making important upgrades to your house for 2022? We’d like to suggest looking into the possibility of getting a new electrical panel (circuit breaker box) this year. You may not need it, but if you do, you’ll be glad to have this important job completed. Far too many homes have old and outdated panels in place, and the consequences can be large.

We are experts in all things electrical, and if you need to know if your electric panel in Buffalo, NY is ready for a replacement, you can trust us for honest answers and great service.

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