Residential Electrical Services in Columbus, OH
Electrical Contractors Serving Columbus & Beyond
When it comes to your home electricity, it is of the utmost importance that all electrical services including any electrical installation are handled by licensed and certified electricians. Converse Electric has provided the most reliable residential electrical services in Columbus dating back to 1960. Whether you have a minor electrical problem or require a major electrical installation, no project is too big (or too small) for our team of certified electricians. At Converse Electric, we have a specific electrical division solely designed to assist homeowners who need home electricity repair services. We want to help you ensure that your home is wired properly and that any electrical issues are addressed! Whether you want to repair a problem or perform new construction at your residence, we’ll finish your project in a timely and affordable manner to ensure your satisfaction. With every job, we understand that our company’s reputation—and our customers’ safety—are on the line, which is why we don’t cut corners or use low-quality equipment.
When to Call an Electrician
The short answer is whenever you require electrical services. You can learn to do just about anything around the home by watching DIY videos and reading blog posts, but some things are best left to a certified electrician. To protect yourself, your family, and your home, call a residential electrician whenever you would be required to work with or near electricity.
But how do you know when you need to call an electrician? Here are some telling signs that you should contact the professional contractors here at Converse Electric:
- Circuit breakers trip often, or fuses blow frequently
- Lights flicker or dim when appliances turn on
- Outlets and switches are warm to the touch
- Your home’s electrical service panel is more than 20 years old
Reasons to Hire an Electrical Contractor
Now you when to call an certified electrician, but do you know why you should hire a certified electrician? There are almost too many reasons to list, but here are some of the tops reasons why you should always hire an electrical contractor to perform electrical work in your home:
- It’s Safer – Working with electricity is extremely dangerous. In addition to the immediate physical danger of electroshock and electrocution, improper electrical work can also pose a fire hazard. Protect yourself and your family by hiring an electrical contractor instead of taking on the job yourself.
- It’s Cheaper – Maybe not upfront, but hiring an electrician can be significantly cheaper in the long run if your DIY repairs cause any problems and need to be repaired themselves. You might be able to save a few bucks upfront doing the job yourself, but you stand to save even more in the long run by hiring an electrician.
- It’s Easier – Even if you have the time to devote to DIY electrical installation or repairs, do you know the first place to start? One thing’s certain: It’s a whole lot easier to pick up the phone and call Converse Electric than it is to go through the hassle of DIY electrical service.
Our team offers extensive electrical and repair services:
- Knob and tube wiring
- Transfer switches
- Ceiling fans
- Electrical outlet installations
- Garage outlet installations
- Electric generator installations
- Service panel upgrades / changes
- Room additions / remodels
- Proper CSST bonding and grounding
- Residential construction
When is it time to call an electrician?
If you are resetting circuit breakers or changing fuses more often than usual, you should contact an electrician as soon as possible. If your lights flicker and/or dim when other appliances are turned on, this is also an indicator of electrical issues. If you are running multiple electronics through a single outlet, it’s wise to call an electrician to ensure your safety. This also includes the use of extension cords. Some outlets aren’t fit for handling so much electricity and need to be upgraded for your safety.
How much electrical work should I attempt on my own?
It all depends on how much you are willing to risk in order to save money. While most states allow you to perform any electrical task in your home, it can be incredibly dangerous and costly for anyone who lacks the proper knowledge. Attempting even small jobs without proper training can lead to serious safety risks. If you feel that any electrical project is even slightly out of your range, it is crucial that you contact an experienced electrician right away.
Why is my panel humming?
If your panel is humming, this could mean your breaker is defective. If that is the case, it should be replaced immediately, as it could cause irreversible damage to your electrical components.
Why is my breaker hot?
If your breaker is overheating, you should contact an electrician immediately. Excess heat is a serious hazard and should not be overlooked.
How do I reset my breakers?
Some breakers don’t appear to be tripped but are actually in a neutral state, not allowing full function. The best way to make sure your breaker is fully operational is to turn every breaker off and then on.
What is a surge protector?
A surge protector keeps your devices from being overflooded with electricity. Surges of electricity can sometimes come from lightning or from your local power station and can be incredibly destructive to your electronics.
Should I get a surge protector?
Surge protectors are commonly used to protect expensive devices such as computers, televisions, and sound systems. If you want to keep your devices safe and not have to replace them, it is highly suggested you protect them with a surge protector.
How can I tell when an electrical outlet is not safe?
Your electrical outlet is no longer safe if the plug is not secure, moving easily, or falling out without touching it. You can also tell that it’s unsafe if the outlet is warm or hot to the touch. If you are experiencing these outlet symptoms, you should discontinue use immediately and contact an electrician.
Can I change an existing switch to a dimmer switch?
Of course! Depending on the lights in your home, there are several dimmers for the job. A dimmer with the use of specific bulbs, like incandescent, CFLs, and LEDs, will transform your old switch into an accessible mood-setter.
Why choose us?
Locally owned and operated, we hold ourselves to a standard of excellence that never waivers. We are always up-front about our service and guarantee your satisfaction. At Converse Electric, we hire only the best electricians who are experienced, knowledgeable, and drug-free. As we are passionate about helping the Columbus community, we provide 24-hour emergency service to anyone who needs it. We have financing options available and offer discounts to veterans. We are committed to your safety and your satisfaction in all of our work. A job with us is never finished until we are completely sure you are out of harm’s way.
What are you waiting for? Call Converse Electric today! Not only do we have over 50 years of experience behind us, but we use our Client Assurance Pricing Guide to quote you the exact price for any electrical services. That’s peace of mind, and it comes standard on every job completed by Converse Electric. For residential service in Columbus, call (614) 871-8700.
Why Choose Us?
- Veteran's Discounts
- Annual Enrollment Benefits
- Diagnostic Checklist
- Drug-Free Technicians
- Family Owned
- Up-Front Pricing
- 24 Hour Emergency Service
- Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed
- Financing Available