The Benefits of Dedicated Computer Circuits

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Are you having a difficult time running your business because of frequent power loss and electrical surges? Situations like these are good indications that your computer circuits are overloaded. When this happens, your employees can’t do their jobs and productivity is affected. Luckily, the local electrical contractors at My Irvine Electrician Hero can fix computer outages quickly with the assistance of dedicated computer circuits.

Learn More About Computer Circuitry

Dedicated computer circuitry is housed in a separate circuit breaker box than the other electrical components that power your business. The beauty of this set up is that the electricity emanating from this breaker box is only powering your computer systems. By keeping other electrical components separate, you’re taking steps to prevent problems like blown fuses, tripping a breaker, overloading the system, and, ultimately losing power and information.

Your company will gain the following advantages:

  • Improved productivity
  • Reduced changes of power surges or fluctuations
  • Lower the risk of electrical fires

Businesses that are considering adding additional outlets and heavy duty computer equipment should speak with one of our licensed commercial electricians to learn more about dedicated computer circuitry installation.

Dedicated Professional Installation and Maintenance Services

It’s important that companies that rely on a large network of computers for every day operations to have safe, appropriately-sized dedicated computer circuitry. Without this dedicated circuit, your company’s computers will draw too much current, which eventually can lead to the breakdown of insulation around the wires, overheating, and electrical fires.

How can you prevent power surges and other electrical problems?

  • Don’t use power strips to add outlets
  • Schedule regular electrical inspections
  • Have additional outlets professionally installed

Protecting your computer system is critical to your company’s overall success. The last thing you need is to have your entire system go offline due to a power failure that could have been prevented.

Contact My Irvine Electrician Hero and schedule an appointment with one of our talented, local electrical contractors. We’ll evaluate your equipment and system then make professional recommendations for the appropriate type of computer circuitry. Our goal is to help you run your business as effectively and safely as possible.


Illuminate Your Home with Recessed Lighting

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

Are you looking for a way to update your home that doesn’t require a huge investment? If you have poorly lit areas in your house, consider adding recessed lighting. This type of residential lighting can illuminate dim areas, highlight room features, and add much needed overhead lighting in homes with low ceilings.

At My Irvine Electrician Hero in Irvine, our licensed electricians work with homeowners every day to develop lighting plans that work well for their budget and individual spaces in the home. Keep reading to learn more about how recessed lighting can benefit your home.

What Is Recessed Lighting?

Most overhead lighting is installed on the ceiling’s surface. Recessed lighting is different because it is installed in the ceiling. Electricians install the housing fixture into the ceiling and add a finished edge for a sleek look. Many people prefer recessed lighting becomes it offers the same benefits as traditional overhead lighting, but with a much cleaner finish. Recessed lighting basically blends in with the ceiling for a seamless look.

Recessed lighting is perfect in the following areas:

  • As accent or spotlight lighting to highlight architectural features or decorative art
  • Task lighting in bathrooms, kitchens, or other areas of the home that need direct lighting
  • Great in multi-use rooms for versatility (add dimmers to create ambiance)

Recessed lighting can make rooms appear larger and ceiling feel higher. As great as these lighting fixtures are, they aren’t ideal in all situations. You don’t want to use recessed lighting as your only source of lighting. Instead, use it in combination with freestanding lamps and other lighting sources. Also, recessed lighting should never be installed in a concrete ceiling. From a design standpoint, we also suggest not installing recessed lighting in areas of the home with coffered or other decorative ceilings. Recessed lighting can clash and detract from the look.

Can Recessed Lighting Be Used Outside?

Yes! This type of lighting is very popular as outdoor soffit lighting. When properly insulated and installed, it is a waterproof lighting solution that can illuminate front porches, covered decks, covered patios, and more!

What to Consider Before Installation

Installing recessed lighting does take some pre-planning. It’s why we always recommend professional electrical installation. Our certified lighting specialists will carefully plan the installation and make sure all requirements are met. Here are just a few of the factors that your electrician will consider before completing recessed lighting installation:

  • The type of housing needed for safe installation. Your electrician will determine this based on whether the house is new or existing construction, the ceiling slope, and the material used.
  • Number of fixtures needed for sufficient lighting. The last thing you want is so many recessed lights that your home looks like Swiss cheese. Your electrician will help you determine the best design.
  • Electricians will also determine proper spacing. Lighting fixtures must be placed evenly for a balanced look.
  • Type of bulbs for space installed. Bathrooms, for example, need to have lighting fixtures installed with bulbs that are rated for moisture safety.
  • Safest installation to avoid overloading circuits. We’ll make sure you don’t experience electrical overload.

My Irvine Electrician Hero has been in the business of installing recessed lighting for over [number] years. Our expertise and commitment to quality craftsmanship and safety is why more people trust us for lighting and electrical installation than any other electrical repair and replacement services in Irvine.

We can install the following kinds of recessed lighting today:

  • Down lighting
  • Energy Star
  • Fire barrier housing
  • Flourescent
  • Incadescent
  • LED lighting
  • Line voltage
  • Lighting for multiple spots
  • Swivel lighting
  • Standard and low-voltage halogen

Let our top-rated electricians help you choose the right look to update your home. Call today for affordable lighting design, installation, and maintenance services!

What Is a Power Conditioner?

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Investing in a power conditioner is a great way to extend the longevity of your electronic devices and prevent emergency repair. It’s ability to clean, provide surge protection, and offer noise filtration keep electronics working better for longer by offering long-term stability. Unfortunately, many people have never heard of power conditioners. If this a term that is new to you, here are some facts to help you determine if this is a device that will suit your home.

Is Your Electricity Dirty?

Have you been experiencing voltage fluctuation with certain electronic devices? The problems could be dirty electricity. Dirty electricity can come from a few different sources: line noise, browouts, and power spikes or surges. When dirty electricity isn’t filtered, data transfers can be complicated and parts of expensive electrical equipment like HVAC systems, televisions, water heaters, etc., could be harmed.

Let’s look at the different types of dirty electricity and how they affect your electrical performance.

Line Noise

All lines have noise. The goal is to filter out a certain number of decibels traveling through the line. Most common types of noise include radio frequency interference (EMI) and electromagnetic interference (RFI). Other reasons for line noise is lightning, radio transmitters, incorrectly connected electrical poles, electrical motors turning on and off. Noise in the line usually gets worse during thunderstorms, which is why it should be a priority to protect against line noise and protect all data transfers.


A brownout happens when circuits overload and power reduction occurs. A power conditioner can handle lower voltage frequencies. Brownouts aren’t that uncommon. In fact, some are intentionally started by power companies when the demand for electricity gets too high. Brownouts have a reputation for affecting computers. Installing a power conditioner for computers can protect your files and other sensitive information.

Power Surges and Spikes

It’s not unusual for homes to experience power surges or spikes every now and then. But it is important that your home is completely protected. Electrical surges don’t last very long, but a power spike can last much longer. These usually happen after lightning strikes and can be very detrimental to your electronics. In fact, it doesn’t take much for an electrical spike to destroy household electrical equipment.

Conditioning your home’s electricity can protect your electrical system from expensive repairs. To learn more about the benefits of power conditioners or to install a whole house line conditioner, get in touch with one of our licensed electricians in Irvine today. My Irvine Electrician Hero is the leader in all residential and commercial electrical repair, replacement, installation, and maintenance services.

EVSE Installation and Service

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Many drivers are opting to purchase electric vehicles to reduce environmental impact. Having an at-home charging station offers electric vehicle owners safety and convenience. If you’re interested in adding one of these stations in your garage or carport, call My Irvine Electrician Hero. We’re sure you have questions about at-home charging station installation, price, and more! Our licensed electricians offer professional EVSE installation and service in Irvine for all residential charging systems with the latest features.

EVSE is short for electric vehicle supply equipment. This equipment is used solely for the purchase of recharging electric vehicles from electric energy. If you have an electric vehicle, you must have EVSE to safely operate your vehicle.

What Is Included with EV Charge Installation?

  • Our licensed electricians offer complete EVSE installation services that include the following:
  • Full inspection of EVSE equipment before installation
  • Equipment is installed according to manufacturer’s specifications – no exceptions!
  • Electrical system upgrades are often needed with EV charge installation. These upgrades include dedicated circuit installation that includes the following: 8 AWG wiring, 240-volt circuit, and 40 AMP
  • At-home electrical consultations for accurate installation and pricing
  • Complete start-up inspection to make sure all equipment is working in full operational mode

When we install your EVSE equipment, we guarantee that it will conform with all permit requirements and NEC codes. Before we leave your home, your electrician will walk you through all the equipment features, show you how to use the charging station, provide you with warranty terms, and answer any questions you may have.

My Irvine Electrician Hero offers exceptional vehicle charging station installation. Customers who choose to do business with us can feel confident that their installations will be completed safely. From circuit protection equipment to all aspects of the electric vehicle infrastructure installation, you can count on the consummate professionals at My Irvine Electrician Hero. Call today to schedule a consultation!

How to Choose a Qualified Irvine Electrician

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Do you need an electrician for an emergency repair? Are you planning a home improvement project and need wiring installed? There are plenty of electricians in Irvine, but how do you know which one is the best for your project?

My Irvine Electrician Hero has been serving the community for over two decades. We know a thing or two about what makes for an exceptional electrician. Here are just a few reasons why more people in the community choose us to help them with their home and commercial electrical needs than anyone else.

A Commitment to Quality

A quality of a great electrician is commitment to excellence. At My Irvine Electrician Hero, our electricians take pride in their work and go the extra mile to make sure their workmanship is always impeccable. Our goal is always 100% customer satisfaction.

Licensed and Insured

Are you considering hiring your neighbor to help you install wiring for a new light fixture. The price may be cheap (a six-pack of beer and a large pizza cheap), but you could be regretting the decision to go the neighborly route very shortly. Licensed and insured electricians protect your property and guarantee professional results.

Expert Knowledge

Technology changes all the time. Today’s electrical repair and replacement services do not look the same way that they did 30 years ago. A good electrician is an expert in the field and always seeking out continual education to make sure he or she is installing and repairing the electricity in your home in a safe manner.

Available 365/24/7

When an electrical emergency happens, you don’t have the luxury of time. You need repairs immediately for a reasonable price. My Irvine Electrician Hero is available around the clock and never charges excessive after-hours service call rates.

Warrantied Repairs

If a repair doesn’t go as expected, it’s important that your electrician will return free of charge to make the necessary adjustments. If you’re rewiring the whole house, make sure the warranty is transferrable in case you decide to sell in the future. Transferrable warranties are a huge selling feature and add value to your home.

If you live in the Irvine area, give My Irvine Electrician Hero a call today to learn more about the services we offer and how we can help you today.

Safety Tips for Using a Generator

Sunday, July 10th, 2016

Every day homeowners use generators to supply electricity when the power is out. Whether power is out because of a weather event or electrical repairs are being made to your home, it’s important that you know how to safely operate a generator to prevent accidents from happening.

The Dangers of Generators

What could go wrong using a generator? Actually, quite a few things. The primary hazards that generators present include the following:

  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Electric shock
  • Electrocution
  • Fire

Every year people are killed because they did not operate the generator on their property safely. You can prevent this from happening by reading the directions carefully and following the usage instructions.

One of the worst things you can do is to operate a portable generator indoors. This is a recipe for disaster and can cause carbon monoxide to build up quickly in the home. As you know, carbon monoxide is an odorless gas that is very deadly. It can seep into your home and make you sick. In the worst case scenarios, it can cause death while you sleep.

At My Irvine Electrician Hero, we recommend that households using generators install carbon monoxide detectors. These devices work similar to smoke alarms and save thousands of lives every year. Purchase battery-operated detectors to ensure the device is always working and change the batteries twice a year when you change your smoke detector batteries.

Fuel for Generators

Another safety measure you must take when running a generator is to use the correct fuel. Refer to the owner’s manual to make sure you’re using fuel that is approved for the machine. Also, make sure that you store unused fuel in an approved container away from the house and out of reach of children.

Avoid Long-term Generator Usage

Generators are intended as a temporary solution. If you’re experiencing electrical issues, call My Irvine Electrician Hero right away for service. Our services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at affordable prices and always accompanied by a 100% customer service guarantee.

3 Reasons to Call for an Electrical Inspection Today

Sunday, June 5th, 2016

Do you think the best time to call an electrician in Irvine is when you have an electrical emergency or need professional installation? If so, you’re not alone. Many people believe that calling an electrician is only necessary when their home’s electricity isn’t working correctly. However, in reality, this is the worse time to call. The best time to call an electrician is when everything appears to be going well.

When electrical emergencies happen, stress levels run high and you may be unprepared financially to deal with the situation at hand. So, how do you prevent these circumstances. You call for professional inspection services to find problems before they creep up out of the blue.

Here are 3 reasons you should place a call to your friendly and knowledgeable Irvine electrician right now.

You Live in an Older Home

Older homes have a plethora of charm and ooze personality, but they are also hot beds for potential electrical disasters. These properties are not always outfitted with safe wiring and may be working too hard to supply your house with the electricity it needs to keep up with today’s energy demands. Homes built before the 1970s could have wiring systems that are a ticking time bomb, ready to erupt and cause an electrical fire while you’re away or at home and asleep.

You’re Planning a Renovation

Adding more square footage to your home may make life a little more comfortable for your family, but is your main panel up for the extra work load? Whether you have an older home or a home built in the past couple of years, it’s crucial to your project’s success that an electrician comes out to inspect the properties current electrical system. It may be necessary to add a subpanel to safely operate the electricity.

You’re Selling Your Home

You’ve done everything you can to get your home ready to be put on the market to earn a competitive price. Don’t let all that hard work fall to the wayside when your home gets to the inspection phase and there are electrical problems that pop up that you were unaware existed. Call an electrician as part of your home selling preparations to catch and fix any problems that could possibly derail a quick sale.

At My Irvine Electrician Hero, we care about the state of your home’s electricity. Call us today to schedule an inspection and take care of small issues before they put your home and your family at risk.

How an Electrician Can Prevent Deadly House Fires

Friday, April 11th, 2014

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, electrical fires cause 485 deaths annually and injure thousands more. Household electrical fires can be prevented when residents take advantage of routine inspection and maintenance services offered by an electrician in Irvine.

What Causes an Electrical Fire?

Electrical fires result from a number of different scenarios. Here are a few examples of problems that could cause an electrical fire:

  • Worn electrical insulation
  • Damaged wiring
  • Wires that come into contact with vibrating metal
  • Electrical cords or wires that overheat
  • Improperly installed electrical appliances
  • Poor electrical installation
  • Main panel overload
  • Outdated wiring

You can prevent electrical fires in your home by hiring a qualified electrician to identify potential problems with your wiring and make suggestions for upgrades based on this analysis.

Do You Own an Older Home?

If your home was built before the 1940s, you could be living in a danger zone. Homes built early in the 20th century are not equipped to handle the demands of today’s technology. Many of these homes were also outfitted with knob and tube wiring. This type of electrical wiring is considered unsafe and can be a potential fire hazard. Replacing knob and tube wiring and upgrading your home’s main circuit panel can reduce the chances of a devastating fire from occurring.

Reasons to Upgrade Your Wiring

Did you know that homes built in the 1970s and beyond that have old, frayed aluminum wiring may be susceptible to electrical fires? Even if your home is fairly new you may still benefit from upgrades if you notice any of the following signs of electrical failure in your home:

  • Is your main circuit panel filled?
  • Are your lights flickering?
  • Do your breakers consistently trip?
  • Are you constantly blowing fuses?
  • Do you hear a crackling sound in your panel box?
  • Have you run out of outlets?
  • Are extension cords common in your home?
  • Do you lack GFCI outlets?

If you’ve answered yes to any or all of these questions, it is highly likely that you need professional electrical repair services right away.

Protect Your Home and Your Family

You can prevent deadly house fires by making sure you have working smoke detectors in your home. You can also prevent electrical fires by paying close attention to how you use your electricity. Modern day living relies on more electricity than any other time in history. With so many appliances, devices, etc., relying on electricity it is no wonder that circuits become overloaded quickly.

Speak with a qualified electrician at My Irvine Electrician Hero to determine the best ways to use electricity, while protecting your family and your property. You may need whole house surge protection or you may benefit from a second electrical panel installed in your home. Scheduling an appointment with an electrician for a whole house inspection will not only offer solutions, but give you peace of mind.