Electrical Updates for Summer Enjoyment

The outdoor living season is just around the corner, so take time to do a walkaround of your home and make a list of projects to add extra enjoyment to your summer.

Fixups
Winter can take a toll on outdoor fixtures. Repair or replace any damaged porch, landscape, motion-sensing security lights and outlets. Replace burned-out bulbs with long-lasting energy-efficient LEDs. All of your outdoor outlets should be GFCI-protected in weatherproof boxes. If they aren’t, call a licensed electrician to be sure they’re upgraded correctly.

Upgrades
Add extra comfort and enjoyment to porches, decks, and patios with attractive, well-placed lighting lets you control the coverage and intensity to suit your different uses and moods. Show off your landscape with lighting for features like ponds, fountains, and specimen trees and other plantings. If you have a roof or pergola, you might want to add a ceiling fan for extra comfort on hot, muggy days. Stairs and walkways should be lighted for safety.

Add-Ons
If you’re adding a deck or patio, make sure the lighting suits the different areas and uses. Outdoor kitchens and grilling areas need bright task lighting for safety and convenience. Dining and lounging areas call for softer illumination. Install separate switches and/or dimmers for the controls you want. Kitchen areas may need convenience outlets, and TVs and fountains will need their own power supplies. Remember: electrical codes require weatherproof, GFCI-protected outlets for outdoor use.

Good Work Starts with a Good Plan
Remodeling, renovations, and additions need top-notch electrical work, and Allstar Electrical Services delivers the quality results you expect and deserve. We work hand-in-hand with you and your contractors to ensure your new project is done right, on budget and on schedule.

Whatever your electrical needs, call Allstar Electrical at 303.399.7420 or visit our website. Then use our handy on-line forms to request an estimate or set up an appointment. We’ve served the Front Range for over 15 years and are top-rated by the BBB and Angie’s List.

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