It’s almost Thanksgiving time, and that means it’s almost time to pull out the holiday decorations. This means unloading box after box from the basement and attic, sorting through the mess of tinsel, ornaments, lights, and tissue paper. And as you and your family prepare your home for the holidays, there are just a few safety precautions you can take so that all the additional lights only bring your home cheer. Take a look below. Continue Reading
Here at Hiller Electric, our customer’s safety is a top priority. Part of maintaining a safe home is making sure your family is not susceptible to any electrical shocks from appliances or power tools. You can prevent this by making sure all your electrical wiring is properly grounded.
Electrical grounding connects your home’s electrical wiring to the ground by a wire or a conductor. The purpose is to reduce the risk of electric shock. If electrical equipment or wiring is not grounded and a current leaks, it’s possible for the electrical current to connect to a metal appliance or device and transfer a harmful (even deadly) electrical shock. Grounding helps prevent fault currents or short circuits from becoming hazardous. Continue Reading
At Hiller Electric, our team is very important to us. They answer the customer’s calls, get out and do the job, and ultimately, are responsible for maintaining our reputation. So we would like you to get to know our team better. Today, we are highlighting one of our Commercial Service Technicians, Jason Bernard. Check out his interview below.
Very much like your home, a commercial space needs electrical upkeep, but unlike your home, you may not know the inner workings of your office building. So if you are opening up a new location or something stopped working, you might not know how to best communicate your needs or problems. You just don’t know the space as well.
That is why it’s valuable to hire a licensed electrician for any commercial job. A licensed electrician will have the skills and expertise necessary to evaluate exactly what the job requires. Continue Reading
Hiller Electric is a full service electrical contractor. As we discussed in an earlier blog post, we do electrical wiring for commercial applications. And this includes commercial lighting design.
Lighting design is an important feature for any business. Believe it or not, deciding what lighting an office space or corporate building will have requires a lot of thought and planning. And the kind of lighting can vary among certain areas within the office. Continue Reading
At Hiller Electric, our team is very important to us. They answer the customer’s calls, get out and do the job, and ultimately, are responsible for maintaining our reputation. So we would like you to get to know our team better. Today, we are highlighting one of our Residential Service Technicians, Shawn Vidlak. Check out his interview below.
Over the past months on our blog, we have focused on the residential side of our services. We now want to expand on our electrical services, highlighting the commercial side of what we do. We here at Hiller Electric hope to become a valuable resource for any commercial businesses in need of electrical wiring, or answers to electrical questions. Continue Reading
Electricity can be dangerous in any situation, so when working with your home’s electrical system, you should always use extra precaution. A great way to reduce the risk is to label your home’s electrical panel.
An electrical panel distributes electrical currents to your home’s electrical circuits. It is also where you turn on or off all the power to your home. Since the electrical panel controls all the power to circuit breakers, it can be difficult to identify the circuit served by a particular circuit breaker.
When labeling your home’s electrical panel, you can either place labels directly next to each circuit, or you can create a diagram or chart and then place it on the inside door of the electrical panel. Continue Reading
Making your home more energy efficient means helping the environment, oftentimes while saving money. There are many ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency, from quick touch-ups to installations.
Below are 5 of the best ways to creating an energy-saving house. Continue Reading
When it comes to home safety, making sure you have quality smoke alarms is key. A smoke alarm will alert you of a fire in your home at any time—even if you and your family are sleeping. All smoke alarms should be properly installed and maintained, and your family should do monthly checks to make sure they are all working properly.
There are two different types of smoke alarms: battery and hard-wired. At Hiller-Electric, we recommend purchasing hard-wired smoke alarms. Continue Reading