If you need to pull a permit, you will have to be licensed by the state. Other things to consider include: Do you know what the load calculation is for your home’s electrical usage? Do you know what it takes to make the electrical repairs meet National Electrical Code? Did you know that when you sell your home, your electrical system has to meet current codes? If you answered no to these questions, your best bet is to call Wilcox Electric.
We urge you to carefully consider the risks of doing electrical repairs yourself. Please do a Google search on electrical burns for examples of the risks involved.
Before starting any electrical installation, you should check with your city to see if a permit is required. One of the benefits of using Wilcox Electric is that we can handle the permit process for you.
The problem with aluminum wiring is that it expands and contracts creating arcing problems. When it arcs, it usually does so without tripping the breaker. This is a definite fire hazard and can be very dangerous.
For more information about aluminum wiring visit: http://inspectapedia.com/fpe/fpepanel.htm or give us a call.
They are dangerous – they no longer meet the Underwriters’ Laboratory (UL) standards. Don’t take our word for it, just Google FPE panels to see for yourself.
Special Advice to Heat Pump Owners: Heat pumps need to stay at a constant setting, unless you have a programmable electronic heat pump thermostat with adaptive recovery. Check with your heating or air conditioning contractor to determine the type of thermostat you have.