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April 12, 2019

5 Benefits of a Regular Electrical Inspection

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 properly check your electrical systems and keep your home safe.  

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March 29, 2019

Why Does Electricity Need to be Grounded?

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 the event of a short circuit, the ground wire will trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse, ... Read More
March 15, 2019

4 Benefits of Installing Outdoor Lighting

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 home and boost your curb appeal. Let Excel Electric install or upgrade your lighting this year, and you'll ... Read More
February 15, 2019

Common Winter Electrical Problems

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 common electrical problems that plague even Florida homeowners in the winter.

Tripped Breakers

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January 31, 2019

New Year, New Service Panel

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 you are living in an older home that hasn’t had electrical updates in decades, you may have noticed that ... Read More
January 15, 2019

Electrical Resolutions for the New Year

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 easy electrical repairs that can help keep your home and family safe and comfortable for years to come:

Extension Cord Placement

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November 30, 2018

Seven Common Electrical Issues that Pop Up During the Holidays

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 that while there is a list of common electrical issues, there are also solutions to ensure your home stays lit ... Read More
November 26, 2018

Keep Your Holiday Lights Shining Bright With a Generator

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 Warm and Festive

While there is plenty of home maintenance to concern with during the winter season, such as your heating system ... Read More
September 15, 2018

What You Need to Know About Electrical Code Compliance

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 seem like a hassle, it’s an investment in your and your family’s safety. Of course, due to increased household power consumption ... Read More
August 31, 2018

Five Easy Maintenance Tips for Your Smoke and CO Detectors

Safety is a big priority, which means every home needs a functioning smoke and co detector. Maintaining your home can be overwhelming to the point that it’s easy to forget about your detectors in the first place, but like any appliance, they too need routine maintenance. House fires can be devastating, causing a great deal of property damage and putting you and your household at risk. Some easy maintenance ensures your smoke and co detectors do their job and keep ... Read More