Electrical Services in Baltimore, MD
When your home faces electrical issues, you don’t want to wait around in the dark for help. Look no further than the team at United Air Temp.
We have been providing dependable home services since 1931 — that’s over 90 years of helping folks like you ensure their home comfort and the reliability of essential systems.
We go the extra mile for our customers, so you can count on our electricians to ensure you have the electrical services you need. We do offer flexible financing as well.
Whole-Home Generator Installation for Baltimore Homes
With a whole-home generator, you don’t have to be without electricity, even in a blackout. Also known as standby generators, whole-home generators provide backup power if a major storm or downed power line leaves your neighborhood without power.
Whole-home generators are permanently installed and automatically activate during a power failure. Unlike a portable generator that requires manual setup and connection after power is lost, whole-home generators are on standby to ensure a seamless power transition.
What To Expect During the Generator Installation Process
Equip your home for emergencies with a professional generator installation. Our team is trained to deliver a seamless job for superior results and safety.
Here’s what you can expect:
- Consultation: The first step of the process is inspecting your home and determining the size and placement of your generator.
- Free estimate: After meeting with you, we provide a comprehensive quote at no cost. The estimate includes the equipment, labor, and any other fees, so there are no surprises when you receive the final bill.
- Installation: We’ll obtain the proper permits and schedule your generator installation. We’ll prepare the designated area, install the equipment, and test your new generator.
Electric Box Replacement in the Baltimore Area
The control system for your entire home’s electricity lies in your electric box — also called an electrical panel or service panel.
The panel receives electricity from your utility provider or generator and then distributes it through circuits to individual rooms or large appliances.
Your electrical panel contains circuit breakers that automatically disconnect when there’s an overload or short circuit, which you may have experienced when plugging in an appliance.
Circuit breakers are safety measures designed to prevent electrical fires and are an integral part of your electrical panel.
Signs You Need To Upgrade Your Electric Panel
Electrical panels don’t last forever. These are the most common indicators that you could use an electric box upgrade:
- Frequent circuit overloads: If your circuit breakers trip often, that can mean your electrical panel is struggling to handle the current load.
- Limited circuit breakers: You should have a few empty circuit breakers on your electrical panel to accommodate new appliances. If your electrical panel is full, it’s nearing capacity.
- Fuse box or outdated panel: Fuse boxes preceded electrical panels. They have fuses that must be replaced when they overload instead of circuit breakers that only require the flip of a switch. Fuse boxes and older electrical panels don’t meet modern safety standards.
- Flickering lights: Flickering lights, particularly when using high-power appliances, indicate an insufficient power supply.
- Electrical shocks: Outlets or switches that cause a shock or spark are electrical fire hazards. Upgrading an electrical panel can mitigate these risks.
Call United Air Temp for Premier Electrical Services
Don’t settle for any electrical DIY projects or contractors that cut corners. Instead, rely on the best that the Baltimore area has to offer — United Air Temp.
We provide upfront pricing and quality craftsmanship for every job. You can always count on our team for unbeatable customer care and 100% satisfaction guaranteed.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the pros and cons of whole-home and portable generators?
While portable generators have a lower cost, easy setup, and portability, whole-house generators turn on automatically when there’s an outage, power your entire home, and improve your home’s value.
What appliances can a generator power?
Depending on its power capacity, most generators can power nearly any appliance. Common appliances that a generator can power include:
- Air conditioners
- Washing machines and dryers
- And more
Do I need to upgrade my electrical panel before I install a whole-home generator?
In most cases, you don’t need to upgrade your electric panel before installing a whole-home generator.
However, replacing your electrical panel may be recommended if it’s nearing the end of its life span. They can typically last for 25 to 40 years.
The investment is well worth it to improve home safety and increase efficiency.