When electrical issues arise around your home or business, you will want to make sure that you get professional help from a licensed and insured electrician.
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 offer.
- Decker Electric
- Mr. Electric
- Fahnestock provides quality residential and commercial electrical installations and repair using only the highest quality materials available.
- Graf Electric – Wichita’s 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 circuits
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 electronics circuits.
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 more stable.
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 terminals.
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.