Los Angeles Electrician Blog

What is the Difference Between AC and DC?

Electricity is almost as important as oxygen nowadays. It powers everything around us in one way or the other. Just like electricity is useful, it can also be dangerous. But we will not discuss the dangers here. Electric current flows in either of two ways–AC or DC. For years, these two types of current have […]

What Uses the Most Electricity in Your Home?

Home appliances are necessary for comfort and efficiency. They literally make life easier for everyone. The only problem is that they all demand electricity to run and some use up much more power than others. Hence, while you enjoy the convenience of warm water or cool air regularly, your electric bills keep rising higher. A […]

What is Grounding and Why is it Important?

Electricity has come to mean a lot to the world, but while it has proven so vital, electricity is also dangerous. To protect human lives and property from the dangers associated with using electricity, experienced electricians always ensure they ground your electrical system. Grounding is a common term when it comes to power. It means […]

Lights Flickering? We have the solution!

Flickering lights are almost impossible to ignore. They can be very annoying and dangerous if not solved. Flickering lights can be fun and raise no cause for alarm if the lights in question are decorative lights. Here is why your lights are flickering and the possible solutions to restore your peace of mind. Something to […]

How to Fix a Tripped Breaker

When a part of your home or fixture suddenly goes dark, it is usually because of an individual circuit breaker tripping. The best way to find out if this is the case is to check your main electrical panel. The main electrical panel is located in the basement or utility room. A tripped breaker is […]

Which Electric Car Charger Is Right For Your Home?

It might interest you to know that an Electric-car charger is actually equipment found within the car which converts the power from an AC source into DC so the battery onboard the vehicle can be charged. Knowing this has never stopped most EV owners from calling the wall-mounted box an electric-car charger. This wall-mounted box […]

How to Test a 240V Circuit

240V circuits often serve heavy-duty appliances in the home like the dryer, AC, ovens, and water heater. When there is a problem with the circuit or electrical outlet, it becomes dangerous to use them. As a homeowner, a few basic tricks can help you assess your electrical components in the home and make informed decisions […]

How to Rewire a House without Wrecking the Walls

Taking out the drywall might make a rewiring project less complicated. The only problem is the stress it places on a homeowner. Hence, it would be every homeowner’s dream to be able to rewire a house without wrecking the walls. But just to be clear, while this is possible, it still creates a minimal mess. […]

How to Install An Electrical Subpanel

When it comes to electrical components, installing them yourself may seem complex. But with the right tips and clear directions, you can get something done. Every home or building is serviced by a main electrical panel. These main panels can sometimes need a subpanel to share the work. A subpanel is a smaller service panel […]