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Tips From Your Bowie Electrician: 3 Home Upgrades to Install Today

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One of the home upgrades your Bowie electrician will recommend is installing GFCI outlets.

There are always improvements you can make to your home electrical system to keep it up-to-date and working well. Additionally, if you have moved into a new home, it is best to inspect the electrical panel and outlets to look for places of improvement. Fortunately, upgrading your electrical system is a simple task for the experienced electricians at Professional Electric Inc. in Bowie, Maryland. Your Bowie electrician can inspect your electrical system and identify which parts can be replaced or upgraded. The following three home upgrades can benefit you the most. 

Install GFCI Outlets

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) outlets are designed to detect a difference in the amount of electricity flowing into the circuit to that which is flowing out. When the outlet senses this difference, it promptly cuts off the power to prevent electric shocks and severe injuries. GFCI outlets should always be installed in potentially wet or damp areas like kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, basements, garages, and workshops. Damp areas make you more prone to electrical shocks, but the GFCI prevents that from happening. 

Whole Home Surge Protection 

Whole home surge protectors keep high voltages from reaching appliances and electronics plugged into your electrical system. This protects your devices from “overload damage” and even protects you from electrocution as you reach out and plug an appliance into an outlet. Without surge protection, electrical voltage spikes or surges can degrade items connected to your electrical system. In modern homes where appliances and electrical devices are frequently plugged in, preventing damage to these items is crucial. 

Additional Outlets

Sometimes, there just aren’t enough room outlets to meet your needs. This is especially true if your home was built even just a decade or two ago when people had fewer electrical devices and appliances throughout their homes. You may rely on extension cords or power strips if you don’t have as many outlets as you would like. Unfortunately, those are not always fool-proof solutions. Extension cords can be overloaded and lead to short-circuiting or electrical fires, and power strips are not meant to power several large appliances. If the number of outlets in your room isn’t meeting your needs, your Bowie electrician can install additional outlets in convenient locations

These are a few of the primary home upgrades your electrician can provide. However, every home is unique, and your Professional Electric Inc. electrician is qualified to inform you of other updates that can improve the safety of your home.

Need a Reliable and Experienced Electrician in Bowie? Call Professional Electric Inc.

Our family-owned and operated business has earned the trust of the Crofton community since 1990. Our team of friendly and expert electricians is licensed, bonded, and insured. From electric panel upgrades to lighting installations, and all other electrical services and repairs in between, you can count on Professional Electric to get it done safely and skillfully. Further, our dedicated electricians are standing by 24/7 for your emergency electrical situations. We proudly serve customers in Annapolis, Severna Park, Crofton, Gambrills, Odenton, Bowie, Stevensville, Mitchellville, Millersville, Cape St Claire, the surrounding Southern Maryland area, and beyond. To find out more information on our wide range of electrical services, or to get a free estimate from our master electricians, contact us at our website or call 410‐451‐8085, 301‐390‐7620, or 443‐871‐1492. For more ways to stay connected, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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