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Sparking Outlets – What You Need To Know

Have you ever tried plugging an electrical appliance to a socket and you saw a spark that is blue in color? It is caused by electrons that are flowing to the electric cord or cable. There some cases sparking outlet may lead to severe damage such as fire. The sparking outlet only happens when an [...]

LED Wattage vs. Incandescent Wattage

Thomas Edison, the man who invented the modern incandescent bulb, once said "engineers will make electricity so cheap that only the rich will burn candles". Even though his comment is of a philanthropic nature, he never would have predicted just how much it costs to power the light bulbs that illuminate our homes years later [...]

By | 2016-02-15T11:15:34-04:00 February 15th, 2016|Home Lighting, LED Bulbs, Williamsburg Homes|0 Comments

Hot Tub Installation Tips

Hot Tub Williamsburg VA Hot Tub Installation Tips Today I would like to discuss the installation of the hot tub and how it will affect your home’s electrical system. Just recently, I was called to a house in Ford’s Colony in Williamsburg Virginia for an estimate to install a hot tub. Upon my [...]

By | 2017-10-28T01:01:29-04:00 June 30th, 2015|Author's Thoughts|0 Comments

Why Do I Need a Ceiling Fan?

Ceiling Fan Installed by British American Electric It is now more important than ever to install a ceiling fan in as many rooms in the house is possible. Ceiling fans have become a household essential in both winter and summer time, not many people realize that ceiling fans have two functions. By spinning [...]

By | 2017-10-28T01:01:29-04:00 June 10th, 2015|Author's Thoughts|0 Comments

Understanding How GFCI Outlets Work

GFCI Breaker see yellow test button on the front GFCI Outlet see the test and reset buttons in the front of the receptacle Understanding How GFCI Outlets Work. The purpose of this blog is to help you reduce your maintenance costs and teach you how to reset your own GFCI [...]

By | 2017-10-28T01:01:29-04:00 June 4th, 2015|Electrical Safety|0 Comments

Evaluating the Cost of Hiring a Licensed Electrician

Evaluating the Cost of Hiring a Licensed Electrician. A home is the most valuable investment people will make in their lives. That is why it is important to always use a licensed electrician. It insures your investment (your home) is correctly looked after and kept in the best possible shape. In the this blog, we are [...]

Protecting Children from Electric Shock in the Home

As both a father and Master Electrician, I am always amazed at how children are attracted to electrical outlets. Often your child is simply trying to help you by plugging in the vacuum cleaner. Unfortunately their act of kindness could have fatal consequences. The amount of children hurt by electricity per year is staggering.  More [...]

By | 2017-10-28T01:01:29-04:00 August 1st, 2014|Electrical Safety|0 Comments

Using a Portable Generator

Hurricane Season is Here! Do You Need a Generator? Is Your Portable Generator Ready? Hurricane season is upon us.  Here in the Hampton Roads area, we are often subject to power outages that can last from a few minutes to multiple days. Here at  British American Electric LLC we will professionally install  all components that will [...]

By | 2017-10-28T01:01:30-04:00 June 29th, 2014|Author's Thoughts|0 Comments

LED Lighting

The Introduction of LED Lighting British American Electric of Williamsburg VA,  is constantly evolving as technology changes. The biggest revolution to date is the introduction of the LED into general purpose lighting to ours homes and businesses. We are currently encouraging all our customers in homes and business in James City County, York County, Williamsburg, [...]

By | 2017-10-28T01:01:30-04:00 June 11th, 2014|Author's Thoughts|0 Comments