Electrical Outlet Installation
Williamstown Electric can help if you would like a new telephone jack in your home or to replace an old telephone jack that isn't working. We will make sure your telephone jack is installed where you want it, safely, competently, and quickly. We also understand it's important for projects to look good. We take especial care in leaving projects aesthetically appealing.
We also can help install, upgrade, repair and maintain ethernet ports if you would like to expand access to other new parts of your home or business. Every project is different so we walk through your particular use case and advise as appropriate. We also take into consideration your future needs and plans with your network system.
Depending on the use, most home outlets either have 120 or 220 volts. In addition to usage, how much current the wires connected to the outlet can transmit before overheating and how much voltage it is supplied determine the power available from an outlet. Typically, most appliances only need 120 volts, as that is the safer voltage, as lower voltage means less potential power output. The higher the power output the more stressed the components in an electric system, and higher stress means higher potential for failure. Large appliances like furnaces, driers, ovens and water heaters do need 220 volts. Your home may have too many or too few of the right kind of outlet supplied with the right amount voltage. Also, if voltage is too high for a particular outlet, you may be paying more for electricity than necessary with can assess that as well and give you an informed recommendation.
A ground fault is an electrical path between a power source and a grounded source outside of the planned design of the system. Ground faults
are most commonly caused by damaged, deteriorated or defective equipment, for example live electrical parts no longer sufficiently protected from inadvertent contact. A current will always take the most available path to ground and sometimes this can be the body, which can lead to shocks, burns or electrocution.
A ground fault circuit interrupter, for short sometimes written GFCI or GFI, is a part of outlets that prevent exposed live electrical parts from transmitting current through unsafe means by monitoring a circuits current and interrupting it quickly if there is a change in the current. In high moisture and high humidity environments such as kitchens and bathrooms, GFCI outlets are particularly useful, as those environments have an increased risk of electricity finding an unplanned route to ground.