When electrical issues arise around your home or business, you
will want to make sure that you get professional help from a licensed and
Selecting The Right
Electricians and electrical contractors are a great
way to get electrical work done.
A good place to start your search is
to ask your friends and neighbors. They may know a variety of contractors and
perhaps even have unique experiences with them. Their advice can help you get a
good idea of the quality of their work, their level of customer service and how
reliable that they are.
If you want to have quality electrical work
completed, you should only work with a licensed and insured contractor so you
can ensure your work will be done properly and up to code. All electrical
contractors should be registered with a governing body and follow all licenses
and terms and conditions. When choosing an electrician, whether it is for a
large or small job make sure that you see their certificates and the materials
that they are using before the job is started.
Although it is not
difficult to find the help that you need, finding good help is a different
story entirely. You should make sure that you take the time to interview and
speak with anybody who you may want to hire. Ask them about past jobs that they
have done, and if you feel like it, get some references from them as well. When
you have the ability to talk with past clients you will have a much better
chance of hiring somebody who suits your every need.
You can learn a lot about what each electrician has to offer by
browsing through their websites where you can find contact information, a
little information about the company and a list of the services that they
- Decker Electric
- Electri-Tech, Inc. provides a wide range of professional
electrical services to residential, commercial, and industrial accounts.
- Fahnestock provides quality residential and commercial
electrical installations and repair using only the highest quality materials
- Graf Electric - Wichitas Electrical Contractors and
Electricians since 1968.
- Huff Electric LLC - Electrical Contractor
- Young Electric, Inc. - Young Electric continues to grow and
position itself as one of the premier electrical contracting and service firms
in the area.
A beginner's guide to basic electronics
Most of the devices and equipment we use today uses
electricity for power. If you want to know how to replace a fuse or repair a
simple device, then knowledge of basic electronics circuits is essential. When
an electrician is not available, you an apply what you learned about basic
Circuits - The circuit is the path or flow of
energy where electrons pass through coming from one terminal and reaching
another terminal. The terminal can either be positive or negative. The flow
happens using a single direction- negative to positive. In all cases, positive
electrons always attract negative electrons; thus, opposites attract.
There are two types of circuits: series or parallel. The difference
between series and parallel circuits is direction of flow; a series flows only
one-way. You must have seen light bulbs that have totally stopped just because
one bulb is busted. This is an example of series circuit. Conversely, parallel
circuits have one or two more paths available for electricity. Thus, you would
see some your Christmas light bulbs working even if some of the bulbs are
busted. Typically, electricians use basic series circuit for wiring in houses.
Almost all consumer appliances are built with parallel circuits because it's
Conductor - This is made up of a material where electrons
can pass through. In most cases, copper is used due to high conductivity. This
means that it can efficiently transmit current between
Insulator - It simply insulates the conductor by wrapping
around it. It is commonly made up of rubber material. Definitely, you wouldn't
want to hold or even touch live wires. Insulation coats the conductor.