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The Dangers of Knob-and-Tube Wiring in Florida

Published on April 26, 2019

Used in America from 1880 to the late 1940s, knob-and-tube wiring is an early style of electrical wiring identifiable by its white, ceramic, spool-like knobs. It still exists in some old homes, and it presents several dangers to modern-day tenants. It’s possible to even find knob-and-tube wiring in Florida. If you happen to have some in your home, be sure Read more…

5 Benefits of a Regular Electrical Inspection

Published on April 12, 2019

An electrical inspection may not be something you think about often, but it’s very important to regularly have your systems checked. Having regular electrical inspections can be a literal lifesaver and avoid a lot of trouble in the future. Letting your electrical systems get run down can be very dangerous. However, here at Excel Electric, we have the know-how to Read more…

Why Does Electricity Need to be Grounded?

Published on March 29, 2019

In every electrical circuit, there’s an active wire that carries the electricity and a neutral wire that carries the power back. An additional ‘grounding wire’ can be attached to outlets, various electrical devices, and the ground via a breaker box. The ground wire acts as a safe path for electricity to run in the event of a short circuit. In Read more…

4 Benefits of Installing Outdoor Lighting

Published on March 15, 2019

Here in Florida, the temperature is almost always great for outdoor activities during the night. If you want to enjoy the cooler Florida nights, you’ll want to have some outdoor lighting to keep things lit up. However, outdoor lighting is more than just a way to make your home look nice at night. It can increase the safety of your Read more…

Common Winter Electrical Problems

Published on February 15, 2019

Although homeowners in south Florida use their electricity all year round, the winter months put extra stress on your system you may not think of. It’s crucial for you to be on the lookout for these potentially dangerous issues as chillier temperatures roll through Port St. Lucie and Jupiter. The experts at Excel Electric have put together a list of Read more…

New Year, New Service Panel

Published on January 31, 2019

Signs You Need a Service Panel Upgrade in Port St. Lucie  It’s 2019! As you settle into the new year, it’s likely that you have heard people talking about their resolutions. Perhaps you’ve made resolutions of your own as well. If you’re a homeowner looking to make improvements around the house, it’s best to start with your electrical system. If Read more…

Electrical Resolutions for the New Year

Published on January 15, 2019

2019 is here! How are you doing with your new year resolutions? If you haven’t made one already or you’re looking for another one, why not focus on improving your home? Though many homeowners go from day to day hoping that their electrical system is safe, updating and testing your system is the only way to know. Here are ten Read more…

Seven Common Electrical Issues that Pop Up During the Holidays

Published on November 30, 2018

The holidays are here which means your house is probably consuming more electricity than it normally does. With all the lights strung up and the furnace constantly running, there’s a good chance you’ll run into an electrical problem. Whether it’s bad wiring, a damaged appliance, or a power surge, electrical problems can happen at any time. The good news is Read more…

Keep Your Holiday Lights Shining Bright With a Generator

Published on November 26, 2018

The holiday season can put a lot of strain on your home. It’s the time of the year when your furnace and water heater work the hardest, keeping your home warm and comfortable. Preparing for the upcoming snow and frigid temperatures, however, requires more than routine maintenance, but a backup generator. How a Portable Generator Can Help Keep Your Holidays Read more…

What You Need to Know About Electrical Code Compliance

Published on September 15, 2018

If you’re upgrading your home’s electrical system or about to start a remodeling project, then it’s important to be aware of electrical code compliance requirements. Electrical codes are specifically designed to set a safety standard that minimizes the chances of injuries and property damage due to electrical shock, faults, or fires. In other words: While complying with electrical codes might Read more…