OnTime Service, the Hoover Electrician
Expert Electrical Services – Always OnTime
We are home electrical service and repair experts. Unlike many electricians who try to perform all types of electrical work, including new construction, commercial construction and industrial jobs, we focus on existing residential homes day in and day out.
Our electricians are required to participate in ongoing training and continuing education. They regularly attend training classes to improve their skills in customer service, residential safety code requirements and the latest technology to enhance safety and comfort for you and your family. Our electricians are drug-free, neat in appearance, mindful of their speech and respectful of your property. Each has passed a thorough criminal background check prior to joining our team. When you choose OnTime Service for your electrical needs you can’t lose…EVER!
You will get our OnTime guaranty – Service OnTime Or We Pay You 59! You get our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee – If you are not 100% pleased with the service OR If our technician smokes, swears or leaves any mess the service is free! And you get our Repair guaranty – If our repair fails in the first year, we will repair it again absolutely free. Give us a call today to set an appointment with one of our award winning technicians. We can help with all types of home electrical needs, if your particular need isn’t listed on our Services page just give us a call and tell us what you need, chances are we can handle it for you.
Understanding Your Home Electrical System
Electricity plays an essential role in how your home operates. Whether watching TV, powering heating and cooling systems, or charging a cell phone, we rely on our home’s electrical system to provide us with power when and where we need it. By understanding the basics of how electricity is distributed around your home, you can keep this important system properly maintained and in safe working condition: Electricity enters your home through a service head from a series of outdoor power lines or an underground connection.
A typical service head consists of two 120-volt wires and one neutral wire that deliver power to lights and appliances around the home. The 120-volt circuits use one phase of the electrical service to power standard home appliances. However, certain larger appliances such as water heaters, electric rangers, or clothes dryers require a 240-volt circuit, which is created using both 120-volt wires and the neutral wire. The electric meter is mounted outdoors where electricity enters your home.
This device is used to measure the amount of electricity that is consumed in your home. The meter is monitored by your electric utility company and is protected by law—tampering with it is both extremely dangerous and illegal. The electrical service panel is the central distribution point for delivering electricity to switches, outlets, and appliances throughout the house. Located near the electric meter, the service panel is equipped with breakers or fuses that shut off power to the circuits if an electrical system failure occurs. Grounding is the method used to connect an electrical system to the earth with a wire.
Grounding adds critical protection against electric shock and electrocution by using a grounding rod to provide a third path for conducting electricity in the event of a short circuit or an overload. Grounding will help protect the person working on the system, the system itself, and any appliances and equipment that are connected to the system Home Electrical System Safety Video for a visual introduction to your home electrical system. You can also visit the Virtual Home for an interactive tour of a basic electrical system and the electrical devices commonly found in modern homes.