How to wire a hot tube

How to Wire a Hot Tub

How to wire a hot tube
How To Wire A Hot Tub

Warning: Wiring a hot tub is an advanced job. Most electricians that attempt to wire a hot tub will get it wrong.

Make sure you hire a certified local hot tub electrician that is familiar with the building codes and experienced in wiring spa tubs to guarantee your safety.

It is also important to note that this is typically a two-man job. A professional crew should be able to complete this project in 4-8 hours. To speed the process a third person is recommended.

Tools And Materials You Will Need To Install Hot Tub Wiring:

Tools

  • Marker
  • Knife
  • Wire Strippers
  • Screwdrivers
  • Hole Saws
  • Power Drill
  • Impact Drill
  • Wood Drill Bits
  • Masonry Drill Bits
  • Saws All
  • Shovels
  • Gloves
  • Tape Measure
  • Fish Tape
  • Flash Light
  • Conduit Heater
  • Level

Materials

  • Electrical Tape
  • Conduit
  • PVC Glue
  • Breakers
  • Wire
  • Manual Disconnect Box
  • Seal Tite Conduit
  • Pipe Fittings
  • Pipe Straps
  • Masonry Screws
  • Drywall Screws
  • LB Conduit Body
  • Wire Nuts

What Does The National Electrical Code Say About Hot Tub Wiring

The National Electrical Code or NEC requires that hot tub installations meet their regulatory safety standards. It is important to follow these codes and your local codes very closely.

NEC CODE: OUTDOOR 240V HOT TUB INSTALLATION:

  • Any outlet supplying power to the tub must be GFCI protected
  • Installation of an approved manual disconnect device must be within line of sight of the spa.
  • The disconnect must be adjacent to the tub and no closer than 5 feet away.
  • Buried wires must be at least 18 inches deep.
  • Bonding: the neutral and ground are bonded only in the main breaker panel at the designated bonding point

Step One: Plan The Installation

Planning the installation is simple but important. Your electricians are going to need to determine where to place the disconnect and how to run the wires from the panel, through the disconnect, and into the hot tub.

Does The Wire Go Inside Or Outside?

An experienced hot tub electrician will determine the shortest distance from the panel to the disconnect. The wire can be run through the inside of the home either in the attic, through a crawlspace or in the basement. If the wiring is run through a basement or crawlspace a hole will need to be drilled through the foundation. This is going to require a large impact drill with a masonry drill bit that is large enough to allow the conduit to pass through.

Where Does The Disconnect Go?

According to the national electrical code, the disconnect must be adjacent to the hot tub, in the line of sight of the hot tub and no closer than 5 feet away. Our electricians will typically place the disconnect on a nearby wall and try to make it where it is somewhat out of the way but still in a safe location.

Where Does The Conduit And Wire Go?

We usually try to hide or bury the conduit coming from the panel to the disconnect as well as to the hot tub. We do this either by trenching 18 inches down and running any conduit that we can inside the house’s crawlspace or basement.

The conduit coming from the panel may be visible, depending on the installation path.

The hot tub tail will be visible as it goes into the hot tub unless the tub and installation allow a bottom entry point.

Not All Hot Tubs Have Bottom Entry

It’s important to check with the manufacturer to make sure that you can drill a hole into the bottom of the tub. Certain manufacturers place components all across the bottom that will break if a hole is drilled into the bottom of the spa.

Step Two: Install The Disconnect

Mounting The Hot Tub Disconnect

The disconnect can be mounted to a nearby wall or post. Again, the disconnect must be at least five feet away, adjacent to the tub, and within eyesight of the spa.

The disconnect must be level and high enough off the ground to enable the conduit and wires to enter and exit without interference. Open the disconnect, find the holes on the backside for attaching the disconnect to the mounting surface, mark the holes and screw the box in place.

Step Three: Install The Wiring And Conduit

Where Does The Conduit Go?

The conduit is used for any wiring that runs outside of the house. Typically an outdoor run will come from the backside of the main electrical panel, through the siding of the home and into an LB conduit body. The rest will then be trenched to the disconnect. Additionally, another run from the disconnect to the spa is also trenched or run underneath a deck if possible.

In the case of an indoor wire run, the conduit will start as soon as the wire exits the home. A hole is usually drilled through the foundation and then an LB conduit body is used as an attachment point for the conduit. From the LB the rest of the conduit is trenched to the disconnect or strapped along the bottom side of the home if trenching is not an option.

Trenching: How Deep Does The Conduit Have To Be?

The conduit must be buried 18 inches below surface level. This is to protect the wires and anyone who might be digging in the area.

Strapping: How Often Should The Conduit Be Strapped?

Our team of electricians are trained to place a strap every 4-5 feet of conduit. This will keep the conduit from sagging and prevent any single ten-foot section from coming loose should one strap fail.

Installing The Wire: How Is It Done?

Running Wire From The Panel To The Disconnect

The wire is run from the panel to the disconnect. The wire can be run below the house, above the house, or around the outside of the house. Any wiring inside of the house will not need to be run in conduit. Any wire outside of the house will need to be run in conduit.

The use of a fish tape is absolutely necessary when pulling wire through a conduit. This is also where it helps to have two people. One electrician will be feeding the wire into the pipe while the other is pulling the fish tape.

Once the wire is inside of the disconnect it can be terminated to the appropriate connections inside of the box.

Running Wire From The Disconnect To The Hot Tub

Once the disconnect is terminated the wire will be made into a tail and installed from the disconnect to the hot tub. This section often involves a piece of seal tight conduit aka waterproof conduit that connects directly to the panel inside of the tub.

The wires going into the tub are then terminated at the appropriate connections according to the hot tub’s wiring diagram.

Terminating The Main Electrical Panel Connections

The last step to installing the wiring is to terminate the connections inside the panel. It is important to do this last. If the wires are not connected to the panel during install you reduce the risk of electrocution. Remember Safety first.

Assuming that the electrical panel can handle a new hot tub installation the appropriate breakers are in place, and the correct wires have been used and terminated everywhere else, its time to turn on the power.

Once the power is on it is time to test everything to make sure that the tub is ready to be powered on.

Step Four: Test The Hot Tub Wiring Installation

How Is The Wiring Tested?

The wiring can be tested in a few ways. Using a set of electrical testers an electrician can make sure the wires have no ground faults and proper continuity. Additionally, testing each of the GFCI components is part of the process. Last but not least, after the tub is filled with water, turn on the spa’s controls and activate the jets.

Step Five: Clean Up

Our electricians are trained to never leave a mess. Always try to make the job site look better than when you arrived.

The first step to cleaning up is picking up all the spare parts and any trash that might have been created.

Then the trench can be backfilled and the sod is placed as neatly as possible over the trench.

The final step is to broom the work areas and run a vacuum if needed to collect any dust and debris.

Hiring a Hot Tub Electrician

If you’re in the market for a hot tub or you have already purchased one we would be glad to help you with your spa’s electrical installation.

Our electricians are trained and experienced hot tub electrician’s and they will make sure your hot tub installation goes smoothly and safely.

Contact RU Electrical Service

For any questions you have or if you would like us to quote your install you can reach us by phone, text, or email.

SAVE MONEY ON ELECTRIC BILLS THIS SUMMER

SAVE MONEY ON ELECTRIC BILLS THIS SUMMER

With hot weather well on its way, air conditioners will be running at full blast. It’s important to think about ways to cut down on the inevitable electricity costs that are sure to come with the quest for keeping cool this summer.

Here are just a few quick tips to consider when you want to cut down on the electric bill during the summer’s sweltering heat.

1.Maintenance Check: Be sure that your home wiring and outlets are in perfect operating order. Faulty wiring could lead to more than just an increase in electricity costs; outdated or damaged wiring can cause significant damage to your home’s value and the people inside.

2.Turn Everything Off: You may be tempted to leave that fan plugged in so that your home doesn’t turn into a sauna while at you’re at work. While it’s understandable to want a cool and refreshing house, leaving appliances continually running can lead to exaggerated electric bills and can also cause those appliances to stop working prematurely.

3.Efficiency: Small appliances use significantly less electricity. Instead of having a toaster that can hold an entire loaf of bread – maybe try the traditional two slot toaster. Energy-conserving light bulbs can also help to conserve electricity and save money because they don’t have to be replaced as frequently as incandescent bulbs.

The certified and knowledgeable Indianapolis electricians at RU Electrical Service know how expensive energy bills can become in extreme weather. That’s why, as a highly recommended electric company in Indianapolis, we try to prove good service and helpful advice for all of our clients. Call RU Electrical Service today at 317-683-5902, and we’ll be happy to help you.

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TOP 3 WAYS TO ENHANCE YOUR RESTAURANT LIGHTING

TOP 3 WAYS TO ENHANCE YOUR RESTAURANT LIGHTING

Good lighting can make or break a restaurant. Your food might be fantastic, but if it’s offset by harsh fluorescent lights or an overly dark atmosphere, no one will enjoy the ambiance. To keep customers coming back and appreciating your fine cuisine and your surroundings, consider these tips from our pro crew here at RU Electrical Service, Inc.

Get a professional assessment. Your first step in getting the ideal lighting for your restaurant is to have a lighting pro assess your needs. One of our technicians can come to your restaurant, evaluate your needs, and help you develop a plan for maximizing your restaurant lighting and for maintaining it. We can also help you work within your budget.

Consider the mood when you have customers come to your restaurant, what kind of experience do you want them to have? Are you looking to create a romantic, intimate setting, or are you more interested in a fun, upbeat atmosphere geared toward families? Lighting can affect the mood, so start by determining just what type of experience you want your customers to have. Look at your lights, both inside and out. Many restaurant owners do an excellent job picking out beautiful lighting inside to make each customer’s dining experience enjoyable. However, don’t forget to consider the exterior lights and parking lot lights!

If your building isn’t well lit or the parking lot doesn’t look safe, then that may detract customers from coming inside and enjoying your atmosphere and fine food. Don’t let exterior lighting take away from a fantastic dining experience. To find out more or to get a restaurant lighting assessment, contact RU Electrical Service today at (317) 348-5047. Our pro electricians have both the knowledge and experience to maximize your restaurant’s lighting.

We serve clients in and around IndianapolisFishers CarmelMcCordsvilleZionsville, and Greenfield.

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HOME ELECTRICAL TROUBLESHOOTING: WHEN SHOULD YOU CALL AN ELECTRICIAN?

HOME ELECTRICAL TROUBLESHOOTING: WHEN SHOULD YOU CALL AN ELECTRICIAN?

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BEFORE TROUBLESHOOTING YOUR HOME WIRING, READ THESE GUIDELINES

Are you getting ready to fix your home electrical issues?  Before you go troubleshooting them yourself, remember that some electrical issues will need an expert electrician’s attention.  Even though some of these common electrical issues are due to the bad habits of the initial installer, other issues can be much deeper and require that a professional to repair and do the troubleshooting.  Which home electrical projects can you consider as DIY-friendly and which will need the help of a master electrician?  RU Electrical Service of Indianapolis, IN has the answers you are looking for.

THESE HOME ELECTRICAL REPAIRS DON’T USUALLY REQUIRE AN ELECTRICIAN AND ARE USUALLY DIY-SAFE

  • Simple Circuit Overloads 

Simple means exactly that in this case.  If you have too many appliances plugged in the circuit breaker will usually trip.  If it is not broken, expect an overload to be easy to find.  This issue is pretty easy for the homeowner to fix, just unplug the appliances.  Move the appliances to a different outlet on a different circuit.  You should be able to spread out the power and fix the problem.

  • Bad Dimmer Switches

Sometimes it is as simple as the switch going bad.  Just replace it.  Turn off the power and replace the switch.  Follow the instructions carefully.  If you make a spark because you did not turn off the power you will short the dimmer.  Then you will be going back to the store to buy a new switch.  Additionally, the wires can come loose and make a poor connection.  Tightening the wires up can solve the dimmer problem.

  • Flickering Or Flashing Recessed Lights ( Can Lights)

Often times recessed lighting will turn off and on.  You probably think it doesn’t make sense.  Can lights use a special bulb that dissipates heat better than others.  Make sure you only buy the recessed lighting bulbs or you will have an overheating fixture that does not stay on.

  • Lights Keep Blowing out

Why do my lights keep burning out?  Chances are you have used a bulb that is too high of a wattage.   Use a lamp that is rated lower in power usage or just switch out to LED for long life and lower power consumption.

FOLLOW THESE RULES VERY CAREFULLY WHEN WORKING ON YOUR OWN HOME WIRING

If you have any doubt in your mind about whether you are being safe or not please do not hesitate to call a professional and licensed electrician.  Saving a few dollars won’t matter if you get hurt or catch something on fire.  Electricity is no joke and should always be handled with extreme caution.  Follow these safety guidelines for a pleasant and safe experience:

  1. Turn the power off at the breaker switch for the designated circuit before you begin

Use one hand to flip the breaker switch to the off position.  Do not touch the panel with more than one hand.  This is to avoid possibly touching another part of the panel that would have power.  You can electrocute yourself if you are not careful.  DON’T TAKE THE CHANCE ALWAYS PLAY IT SAFE!

  1. Turn the power off at the breaker switch for the designated circuit before you begin
    Use one hand to flip the breaker switch to the off position.  Do not touch the panel with more than one hand.  This is to avoid possibly touching another part of the panel that would have power.  You can electrocute yourself if you are not careful.  DON’T TAKE THE CHANCE ALWAYS PLAY IT SAFE!
  2. Mark the breaker that must stay off so no one accidentally turns it back on
    This will prevent the breaker from being accidentally turned ON while you are working.
  3. Always test to make sure the power is off by using a non-contact electrical tester
    You can never be too careful when working with power.  Simple pen-style electrical testers cost less than $20 and can be ordered online or picked up at the hardware store.  Always double check that the power is off.
  4. Put the wire nuts back on the wires
    Take every precaution that you can to not get shocked.  The power should be off but you should still replace the wire caps just to be safe.
  5. Try not to work in a wet environment to reduce electrical shock
    Standing in a puddle and working on electricity is never a good idea. Make sure you are not wet or in a wet workplace.

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TROUBLESHOOT YOUR ELECTRICAL: CALL AN ELECTRICIAN FOR ANY OF THE FOLLOWING

A licensed local electrician should be called if you have any of these issues:

  • Flickering Or Dimming Lights

If you have lights that are dim or flickering you could have a bad connection.  This is called a short or a fault.  These require the skill of an electrical pro to troubleshoot.  You want to resolve these quickly and completely to avoid damage and or electrical fire.

  • Broken/Malfunctioning Outlets

Your plugs fall out of the outlets and seem too loose to use.  You might have an old wiring system that needs updating.  Chances are you do not have enough electrical outlets in your home.  Time to upgrade.  Take out your old 2-prong outlets without a ground and install new 3-pronged grounded outlets.  You may even need to add GFI protected outlets.

  • Recurring Or Continuous Breaker Trips

Do your breakers keep tripping after you reset them?  There is definitely a problem in the wiring and you should address this immediately.  Broken wires or wires that are carrying too large of a current are dangerous.  Exposed wires could be the problem too.  Heat and ground faults are usually to blame.

  • Your Breakers Are Buzzing Or Humming

Turn the breaker off right now.  Do not delay in calling your trusted local electrician.  This type of malfunction is not friendly and cannot be ignored.

  • Outdated/Antiquated Wiring In Older Homes

Historical homes have what is called knob and tube wiring.  This is an outdated form of electrical wiring made of aluminum.  Knob and tube is extremely dangerous.  You will most likely need your entire home rewired.  The electrical code states that this should be updated before being used.

  • Not Enough Power For Your Appliance

The main breaker in your electrical panel, the biggest topmost switch, will have a number on it.  60-amp services were common decades ago.  Today’s homes require a more modern electrical system.  Appliances will usually need to have more power than this system can supply.  It is recommended to upgrade your electrical service in order to accommodate the power usage of the typical family.

  • Electrical Issues Related To Or Near Water

Don’t even think about addressing an electrical issue near water or if it involves some type of plumbing.  This is definitely reserved for a licensed professional.

Still not sure if your electrical issues are something you should handle?  Stop worrying yourself and your loved ones.  Keep your house and your family out of harm’s way with the awesome electrical staff at RU Electrical Services today.

This blog is made available by RU Electrical Service for educational purposes only. We aim to give the reader general information and a general understanding of the specific subject above. The blog should not be used as a substitute for a licensed electrical professional in your state or region. Check with city and state laws before performing any household project.

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HIRE THE BEST INDIANAPOLIS ELECTRICIAN

HIRE THE BEST INDIANAPOLIS ELECTRICIAN

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ARE YOU LOOKING TO HIRE THE BEST INDIANAPOLIS ELECTRICIAN?

If you want to hire the best Indianapolis electrician, you won’t need to look any further than RU Electrical Service, a trusted, professional Indianapolis electricianthat has been serving the Indianapolis area since 1987.  Call us at one of our new Indianapolis location (317) 335-2067 and schedule a free estimate today!

WANT TO KNOW WHY WE ARE THE BEST CHOICE WHEN HIRING AN INDIANAPOLIS ELECTRICIAN?

Let’s take a look at why…

  • We are impressive to our customers because of how prompt we are.  We strive to be an on-time electrician.
  • We have been called an “always on-time electrician.”
  • You can count on us to show up prepared and with all supplies needed for the job
  • We give accurate free estimates that will save you time and money.
  • We follow the electrical code exactly as it is written.  Your safety is our number one concern.
  • You will not find a faster and more detailed licensed Indianapolis electrician, anywhere!

IS THERE A RESIDENTIAL OR COMMERCIAL ELECTRICAL WIRING JOB WE CAN’T HANDLE?

The short answer is, no.  We can handle any commercial electrical contractor or residential electrical contractor job due to our decades of experience.

Our Indianapolis electricians can handle any type of job. We have the best fully licensed electricians, certified to manage any type of Indianapolis residential electrical repair. Our professionals also can install any type of Indianapolis commercial wiring involving three-phase design,

Your high voltage parking lot lights are no match for our electrical know how.  Our commercial equipment includes a full-sized bucket truck that we use specifically for Indianapolis parking lot light repair.  RU Electrical Service has owned and operated a 55-foot bucket truck for over 15 years!  We have serviced Mann PropertiesHerff Jones, and Sam’s Club to name just a few.

We can change your outlets.  We can handle your Indianapolis service panel upgrade.  When you hire us to install your Indianapolis landscape lighting, you will be so happy.  The detail that goes into every job will make your home shine!

WE CARE ABOUT YOU AND YOUR HOME BECAUSE WE ARE FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED.

You can rest assured that our electricians are trustworthy. We have been in business for over 30 years and your satisfaction is paramount to our continued success.  Our electricians have been screened, properly trained, and we trust them like they are our own family members.  Which interestingly enough, some of them are.

We clean up after ourselves.  One of the biggest things we drill into our electricians is to leave the home in better shape than it was originally.  We go above and beyond to ensure your happiness with our work.

HERE IS HOW YOU HIRE THE BEST INDIANAPOLIS ELECTRICIAN.  READY?

In order for you to hire the best Indianapolis electrician, all you have to do is one of the following:

  • CALL – Pick up the phone and call (317) 354-5047 to reach our McCordsville location.
  • CALL – If you want our Indianapolis location, call (317) 335-2067 and we can assist you there.
  • TEXT – We will certainly respond to your text messages as well click —> Text RU Electrical Service
  • EMAIL – Brian@ru-electrical.com to ask a question or schedule an estimate.
  • FACEBOOK MESSENGER – You can message us on Facebook by using that little bubble in the bottom right-hand corner.  That will go straight to one of our staff members. Please no soliciting from marketers, we are reserving this for our customers.
  • CONTACT US – If you’re just really into using forms on our website you can use the Contact Us page as well.

At RU Electrical Service, our team can handle almost any electrical issue you throw our way. We’ll troubleshoot the problem, no matter how big or small, and help you figure out the safest, most effective solution. We provide residential electrical services to homeowners in and around Indianapolis, CarmelMcCordsvilleFishersGreenfieldZionsville, and the surrounding area. Schedule your home wiring services today by contacting us at (317) 348-5047. We’ll help you get to the bottom of your home wiring mysteries. Hire the best Indianapolis Electrician today!

Electrical Energy Saving Tips

TIPS & TRICKS FOR SAVING ON YOUR ELECTRIC BILL

TIPS & TRICKS FOR SAVING ON YOUR ELECTRIC BILL

We love electricity more than the average person. Let’s face it: It’s like air over here at RU Electrical Service, Inc. of Indianapolis. But despite how much we live and breathe all things electrical, we also know that running electricity constantly comes at quite a cost. So to help you save on your electric bill, we’d like to pass along a few tricks of the trade.

Electrical Energy Saving Tips

1. GET A PROGRAMMABLE THERMOSTAT.

If you don’t already have a programmable thermostat, get one. They’re relatively inexpensive and can help you monitor your home’s temperature throughout the day, adjusting for when you aren’t home or for while you’re asleep. You can set a program and then forget it while it saves you money from running your HVAC constantly.

2. CHECK FOR LEAKS.

Heating and cooling your home can cost quite a bit, especially during those harsh Indiana winters or the peak of summer heat. Don’t let that precious air escape through doors or window leaks. Check your home for where air might be escaping, and then make sure you seal it properly (or hire it done).

3. UPGRADE TO ENERGY-EFFICIENT LIGHT BULBS.

Yes, energy-efficient light bulbs generally cost more money up front. However, their longer lifespan and ability to save you money is worth the investment.

4. TURN OFF YOUR LIGHTS.

If you leave the house, don’t leave all the lights on. You may want one or two on for security when you return, but leaving your entire house lit up may cost you a small fortune. You can also put your lights on a timer so they will self-adjust based on the time of day. Some people even have their home wired with the technology to adjust lighting remotely from a cell phone or laptop.

5. SET YOUR WATER HEATER TO 120 DEGREES.

Pediatricians may have told you to lower your water heater to 120 degrees to avoid scalding, but did they also tell you it can lower your electric bill? You bet it does. In fact, Bankrate reports that electric water heaters that are set at or higher than 140 degrees can expect to lose up to $61 each year as the water heater tries to keep water at that temperature, even when you’re not using it.

These tricks aren’t the only ways to save money on your electric bill, but they certainly are some of the most effective. To find out more about your home’s electricity and how it’s wired, you can also hire one of our electricians to do a wiring assessment. We’ll make sure your home is up to code and can even suggest ways to make your home lighting or wiring more efficient. Find out more today by contacting RU Electrical at (317) 348-5047.

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THE IMPACT OF ILLUMINATION ON YOUR BUSINESS

THE IMPACT OF ILLUMINATION ON YOUR BUSINESS

Lighting sets the tone for a romantic dinner, brightens a dark parking lot, and enhances an artistic photograph. Every discipline and every organism is affected by light. As a business owner, lighting is especially important for aesthetics, customer service, and productivity. The professional Indianapolis area electricians at RU Electrical Service, Inc. specializes in commercial and residential lighting services. Let us shed some light on your home or business!

Lighting is a necessity in life. Many of us don’t realize how important lights and electricity are until the power goes out. However, lighting improves more than just visibility. Enhance your life by upgrading workplace lighting.

THE ILLUMINATION IMPACT

PRODUCTIVITYWorkplace Productivity

Work environments like offices, manufacturing, and assembly facilities require appropriate lighting for attention to detail and task management. While it may seem expensive to update lighting, highly efficient employees result in fewer product defects for overall cost reduction.

SAFETYParking Lot Lighting

For business owners, a great place to start is updating parking lot lighting. If you can see where you’re going, your safety is improved. Our electricians install the proper lighting to meet safety codes and energy efficiency.

MOODRestaurant Lighting

Lighting is important for creating mood effects, which is especially important in restaurants and service industries. Positive atmospheres can encourage customers to stay for meals, coffee, and dessert. It is key to have the proper type of fluorescent lighting to capture color and texture to sell products and entice customers.

Regardless of your business or lifestyle, lighting makes a difference in your daily life. It’s easy to get busy with the day-to-day tasks and forget about environmental deficits. Consider upgrading your lighting to improve work productivity, safety, and mood of organizations and employees. 


Contact the lighting professionals at RU Electrical Service to schedule your consultation for maintenance, repair, or replacement for your workplace lighting at (317) 348-5047.

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4 COMMON HOME WIRING CONCERNS

4 COMMON HOME WIRING CONCERNS

4 COMMON HOME WIRING CONCERNS

4 COMMON HOME WIRING CONCERNS

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Home Wiring IssuesAt RU Electrical Service, Inc., our professional and certified electricians have seen just about everything. While each home is unique and how we solve your problems might be different, we do see some common themes when it comes to issues with your home wiring. Do any of these sound familiar?

1. THE SWITCH THAT LEADS NOWHERE

You’ve done your detective work, plugging lamps into almost every outlet and listening carefully for anything turning on or off. But no matter how many times you flip that switch, it’s crickets. Nothing happens. You’re ready for a home wiring professional to sleuth that switch.

2. LIGHTS THAT FLICKER

Have you noticed that your lights flicker on occasion? Or perhaps you experience a dimming when the HVAC kicks on? If you’re wondering what’s causing those flickering lights, give us a call to schedule a troubleshooting appointment with our team.

3. YOU BURN OUT LIGHT BULBS QUICKLY

You feel like you pick up a pack of light bulbs every time you go to the grocery store. Never have you burned through a box so quickly. What’s happening? Let us help you figure it out.

4. HIGHER ELECTRIC BILL

If you have recently noticed higher-than-normal electric bills for this time of year, call us. Our electricians can help you get to the bottom of what’s causing your skyrocketing costs and suggest home wiring modifications or upgrades to help fix the problem.

At RU Electrical Service, our team can handle almost any electrical issue you throw our way. We’ll troubleshoot the problem, no matter how big or small, and help you figure out the safest, most effective solution. We provide residential electrical services to homeowners in and around Indianapolis, CarmelMcCordsvilleFishersGreenfieldZionsville, and the surrounding area. Schedule your home wiring services today by contacting us at (317) 348-5047. We’ll help you get to the bottom of your home wiring mysteries.

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3 SIGNS OF A QUALITY ELECTRICIAN

3 SIGNS OF A QUALITY ELECTRICIAN

 

Indianapolis ElectricianAre you in the market for an electrician for your home or office? Perhaps you’re wondering how you can tell a good electrical company from the not-so-much? We don’t blame you. Your home or office wiring is nothing you want to mess around with. You need it done right the first time.

So as you go on the hunt for a quality electrician, be on the lookout for these three indicators.

1. GOOD CUSTOMER FEEDBACK

Do you have a friend who just went on and on about how great their electrician is? Maybe the online customer reviews have nothing but great things to say? It’s important to pay attention to what people are saying about an electrician. While we know there will always be a naysayer or two, if an electrician has primarily positive feedback, you may want to keep him in the running.

2. CREDENTIALS

Never hire an electrician who isn’t licensed or insured. You want to choose someone who is properly trained and has all the right credentials to back it up. Also, consider it a positive if an electrician is involved in professional trade organizations, which shows a commitment to the field. If an electrician’s credentials aren’t obvious on their website or brochure, be sure to ask them directly.

3. EXPERIENCE

Years of service do not mean everything—but they do mean a lot. A small business that stays in business is usually doing something right. So pay attention to how long the electrical company has been working in the community and what type of experience they have both in residential and commercial electrical repairs, installations, and troubleshooting.

If you live in Indianapolis, McCordsvilleCarmelFishers, or the surrounding areas, be sure to keep RU Electrical Service, Inc. on your list of quality electricians. We’ve been serving Central Indiana since 1989 and bring a proven record and professionalism with each visit. From lighting installations to surround sound, we do it all. To find out more or to get an estimate, contact us today at (317) 348-5047.

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TROUBLESHOOTING YOUR HOME WIRING ISSUES

TROUBLESHOOTING YOUR HOME WIRING ISSUES

Home Wiring ProblemsFor weeks, you’ve been trying to figure out what that one electrical switch does. You’ve tried plugging a lamp into every outlet, and you sit silently as you switch it off and on (and then off and on again), just hoping to hear or see something hum or flicker. But your efforts are in vain. You just cannot seem to figure out the quirks in your home wiring.

Instead of just throwing up your hands and giving up entirely, consider calling a professional electrician at RU Electrical Service, Inc. We are a top residential and commercial electrical company serving Indianapolis, CarmelFishersMcCordsville, and the surrounding areas. Our electricians are skilled in troubleshooting all types of home wiring issues, and we can help you figure out a solution.

The types of home wiring mysteries we encounter on a daily basis include:

  • Outlets that don’t work (or work only partially)
  • Flickering lights
  • Power that seems to fade when the HVAC kicks on
  • Light switches that lead to nowhere
  • Burning out light bulbs very quickly
  • Mislabeled breaker boxes
  • And more

No matter what your electrical troubles, our technicians can be on hand to help you figure them out. All you have to do is schedule an appointment that’s convenient for you. From there, we’ll send one of our technicians to your Indianapolis home to evaluate the issue and recommend possible electrical repairs. You can then decide whether you want to proceed with the repairs or to save it for a future to-do list. If you decide to do the repair or installation now, our team will make sure you get quality repairs at an affordable rate.

Don’t just chock up your home’s wiring weirdness to an unsolvable mystery. Let RU Electrical Service help. Contact us today at (317) 348-5047 to schedule a troubleshooting appointment.