Outlets, Switches & Dimmers in Roanoke
Installing New Outlets & Switches in Salem, VA
Do you have extension cords running around chairs and under carpets? If so, it’s time for you to consider the convenience and safety of an outlet located where you need it! It’s easier than you think when you call the home service experts at Ostrom Electrical Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning. We can help you find the best locations for new outlets and have them installed on the same day.
A more convenient switch means you’re not tripping through a dark house to turn on a light. We can install a new switch where you need it and connect it to an existing light or to an outlet so you can control a lamp more conveniently.
Repairing Existing Outlets & Switches
Do you have an outlet that’s not working or maybe one where you have to wiggle the plug to get it to work? These are clear signs that something is not right inside your walls. It needs to be addressed right away by a highly qualified electrician at Ostrom Electrical Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning. We can determine what’s wrong and fix it in one visit.
If you have two-pronged, non-grounded receptacle outlets in your home, you should consider upgrading to three-prong, grounded receptacle outlets. Not only are they safer, but they are a means of protection for your electronic equipment in case of grounding.
Switches, receptacles, and breakers don’t last forever. Just as with any mechanical device, they wear out. In many cases, the electrical connections become loose and create a problem called arcing. Arcing is a spark of electricity jumping from one connection to another and is a potential fire hazard.
Common causes of arcing include:
- Aging electrical wiring
- Loose electrical connections
- Worn electrical components
At Ostrom Electrical Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning, we recommend replacing switches, receptacles, breakers, and other devices that are 25 years old or older. We call this a circuit restoration.
You can add a dimmer to any light in your home. Dimmers not only let you choose the level of light in the room they can also save you money on your energy bills. Did you know there are dimmers that gradually fade down and light up automatically? There are even some that can be controlled via your smartphone! Plus, every dimmer switch installed saves an average of 4% – 9% in electricity even at the highest lighting levels. The more you dim, the higher the savings. Ask the pros at Ostrom Electrical Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning to set the right lighting mood in your home.