We service the following electrical work in the Grand Strand area. Call 843-236-9060, or fill out our short form for your FREE ESTIMATE on any of our electrical services listed here.
When someone buys a home, they often times hire a home inspector to go through everything. Home inspectors are trained to identify a lot of issues, but they might recommend that a buyer call on an electrician’s expertise for a separate electrical home inspection. An electrical home inspection will provide a thorough examination of your entire electrical system, ensuring all electrical wires, systems, and components (such as appliances) meet legal safety standards.
The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) of Rosslyn, Virginia, the premier nonprofit authority dedicated to promoting electrical safety at home and in the workplace, recommends an electrical system inspection if your home meets the following conditions:
Some electrical issues are relatively simple and inexpensive fixes. Others can be quite costly, which is why it often pays for you to hire an electrical inspector like Swift Services Heating, Cooling & Electrical, to make sure there are no hidden issues lurking in the home you're about to buy.
Contact us today and ensure the safety of your Myrtle Beach area home and family with an electrical home inspection.
Ground fault circuit interrupters, or GFCIs, are outlets that interrupt an abnormal current flow to reduce the chance of electric shock. They're usually found in kitchens, bathrooms, and other areas where outlets may come in contact with water or some other liquid. (A GFCI outlet has two buttons in the center; if the outlet stops working, push the "Reset" button to reset the breaker.)
A small handful of GFCI outlets can actually protect your entire house. But you really only need to have GFCI outlets installed where there's a water source of some kind, whether it's in the kitchen, bathroom, outside, or in the garage.
If you look around your house and don't see GFCI outlets where they should be, then it's time to replace those outlets with proper GFCI receptacles to bring your home up to code. We can do this for you.
Whether you own a home already, or are planning on moving into a new home soon, a new ceiling fan can reduce energy costs by circulating the air in the summer and pulling down the rising warm air in the winter. Perhaps you're just considering updating your Grand Strand area home by replacing outdated ceiling fans with new, attractive versions, but are afraid the job is more than you can handle. Our technicians can take care of this job for you, whether your fan has lights or not.
Many homeowners are discovering they have an outdated electrical panel. Many are also coming to realize that while their electrical panel may still meet code, it does not meet the growing demand of the household. Your appliances, televisions, computers, HVAC systems, lights and all the other electrical gadgets you keep adding to the mix are increasingly more energy efficient, but the average household today uses more gadgets than ever before. If your home is more than 10 years old, your electrical system may not be able to keep up with your electrical demand.
Appliances seem to become more energy efficient every year, and if the time has finally come to replace your dishwasher or garbage disposal, we can help.
The electrical connections for a dishwasher don't usually change between the old unit and the new one, but knowing exactly what to do to install a new dishwasher might. Same goes for your garbage disposal. Sometimes it's hard to know when to replace a dishwasher or garbage disposal instead of repairing them.
While it certainly isn't always necessary to replace your garbage disposal just because you're getting a new dishwasher (or vice-versa), it may be a good time to do so, especially if your unit is over 10 years old. Since you already have professionals on site taking care of one, it may be more cost efficient and convenient to go ahead and replace an older unit instead of waiting for it to fail at a future date and having to pay a separate service call later to replace the 2nd unit. Our technicians can help you decide the best route to take.
When it comes to smoke detectors for your Myrtle Beach area home, you have three options: ionization, photoelectric, or a combination of the two. Do you know which is best? Do you know where they should be placed in your home? Do you know how many smoke detectors your home should have?
Technology has evolved today where all of your smoke detectors could actually be connected so if one goes off, they all do. Some can even notify your smart phone if there is an alarm going on in your home.
At Swift Services Heating, Cooling & Electrical, our technicians are trained to answer all of these question surrounding smoke detectors and help you decide on the best plan for making your home as safe as possible from smoke or fire.
Since an RV needs at least a 30/50 Amp hookup to power the rig, you'll be limited in what you can run connected to a home's 15/20 Amp electrical outlet. You can tell what type of outlet you will need by looking at the plug on your cord. 3 prongs on the plug needs 30 amp service, 4 prongs requires 50 amp service. Almost all RV appliances operate from 110 volt, some higher end models may use 220 volt.
Our technicians can install whatever size outlet you may need for any RV you are trying to keep charged.
One of the negatives (and there aren't many) of living along the Grand Strand of South Carolina is, we get a lot of thunderstorms, which obviously produce a lot of lightning. Lightening can wipe out an entire home's electronic circuitry without even making a direct hit. This is why more and more people are installing whole house surge protectors.
But installing a whole house surge protector may still not adequately protect all of your delicate electronics, like computers, televisions, stereo systems, media centers, and any other electronic device with intricate microprocessors.
To best protect everything, you should consider a combination of a whole house surge protector, and also installing point of use surge protectors where you have delicate equipment plugged into your home's main wiring. We can help you determine where you need surge protection, and what type.
Just about everyone who owns a home around the Myrtle Beach area has some form of irrigation in their yard, but if you don't, we can help with your electrical wiring needs for a new system. If you have a system getting it to work properly can sometimes be a headache, and troubleshooting problems can be a difficult, frustrating, and tedious job. This is especially true when the problem with your system is in the wiring and not the plumbing. We can troubleshoot that for you to.
If you have a problem with your irrigation system, or thinking about installing new one, give us a call for a free estimate.
Everyone's needs for outdoor lighting varies, and your particular application will decide which controls make sense, but photocell sensors have proven to be essential components for many outdoor lighting systems. It's also important to have the right type of bulbs, and timers can play an important role in your outdoor lighting needs as well.
Swift Services Heating, Cooling & Electrical can help not only with your photocell replacement for your outdoor lighting, but as you can see, we offer a myriad of services related to electrical needs around your home. Whether you need a whole house electrical inspection, or simply need help changing out a smoke detector, our trained staff of professionals can assist you with your every need.
Call 843-236-9060, or fill out our short form for your FREE ESTIMATE on any of our Myrtle Beach area electrical services listed here.
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