When you're late for work, the last thing you want to deal with is a flipped circuit breaker — it's tempting to leave the wet clothes in the dryer and figure it out later. But what if you didn't have to deal with power outage repairs at all? What if all your outlets worked and you had enough power to run all your gadgets and appliances? 

If electrical problems have got you shaking your head, call the pros at Apex Plumbing, Heating, and Air Pros. Our licensed electricians are standing by to help you with electrical repairs in Lancaster, OH.

Common Electrical Issues We Address

It can be tempting to leave an electrical issue until you have more time or money to deal with it. But ignoring electrical problems can spell disaster in the home. According to the National Fire Protection Association, over 13% of house fires start from an overloaded or overheating system and damaged or outdated circuits, panels, and wires.

Many common electrical problems start small, but all have the potential to cause a dangerous or even deadly event. 

Flickering lights

If your lights flicker, you likely have damaged wiring or an overloaded circuit. Over time, wires can become loose or chewed by rodents. Damaged wiring disrupts the electrical current and the only solution is lighting fixture repair. If the lights only flicker when you turn something else on, it's more likely you have an overloaded circuit. A quick inspection can get to the source. 

Faulty receptacles 

It's common for a receptacle to become damaged from overuse, especially if it's easy to access and a popular choice in the household. One of the first things you'll notice is the plug will feel loose inside the receptacle or slip out altogether. Over time, you may see scorch marks around the plate or receptacle as the current tries to leap to the prongs in the plug. The outlet may also stop working one day or cause a fire or electrocution. A faulty receptacle should be replaced quickly. 

Faulty switches

In many homes, there is a switch that seems to turn nothing on. In reality, it's unlikely that the builder installed a dead switch and more likely that the switch is faulty. It could be damaged wiring or a short circuit. An inspection with a multimeter can trace the circuit and determine the source of the issue. 

Frequent breaker trips

An overloaded circuit is the most common cause of frequent tripped circuit breakers. Old and damaged electrical panels, faulty circuit breakers, and broken receptacles can also cause frequent breaker trips. If you recently installed a new air conditioner, spa, or electric vehicle charger and your breaker keeps tripping, you may need to reassess your home’s electrical needs and upgrade your panel. 

High electricity bills

You likely have a problem with your electrical system if you have recently seen a spike in your electricity bills. A failing air conditioner or furnace could also be the culprit. Lucky for you, our team of expert electrical technicians can assess your whole home and make actionable solutions that can save you money.

If you are experiencing any of these issues, you need electrical repair services. Our skilled electricians can take care of your home’s electrical problems, giving you the peace of mind that everything is working properly.

Our Electrical Repair Services

When you need help, call the pros. Our trusted and experienced electricians can troubleshoot your electrical system, from common issues like flickering lights and faulty wiring to whole system upgrades. We work quickly to identify the cause of your electrical problems and work within your budget to provide a solution at a reasonable cost. Our services include:

  • Electrical replacements and installations 
  • Electrical troubleshooting and repairs
  • Upgrades for energy efficiency and safety
  • Lighting solutions for indoor and outdoor spaces
  • Service panel upgrades
  • Emergency electrical repairs and services 

If you are experiencing an electrical emergency, call 911 and avoid any live wires. If you can safely access the service panel, turn off the power at the breaker. If everyone is safe, call us for emergency repairs. 

Our Approach to Electrical Repairs

When you need electrical repairs in Lancaster, contact the experts at Apex Plumbing, Heating, and Air Pros. We take a whole-home approach to your system. 

Our service starts by listening to your needs and concerns. We will inspect your system, troubleshoot the issue, and address repairs. If a replacement is the only solution, we will make recommendations based on your needs. LED bulbs, ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs), and dimmable light switches are just a few simple replacements that can make a big difference in your system. 

There are times when a panel upgrade is the best course of action. We first assess the power draw of your major appliances and most commonly used electrical products. Then, we calculate the maximum power draw and work back from there. An EV charger needs 30 to 50 amps, a heat pump needs about 30 amps, and your washer, dryer, and hot water tank average 20 amps each. Add your dishwasher, light fixtures, TV, and gaming system and your system is overloaded.

The NEC minimum for a service panel is 100 amps, but we’re seeing more homes that need over 200-amp panels. It may sound like a big change, but the peace of mind and long-term savings make it an easy choice. 

Why Choose Apex Pros for Electrical Repairs?

Water, heating, and air conditioning are the biggest energy consumers in any home. Choose the pros at Apex Plumbing, Heating, and Air Pros for fast and reliable service. Keep choosing us for our expertise. We can help you decrease your energy bill and improve the safety of your home’s electrical system. 

Service Area in Lancaster, Ohio

Apex Plumbing, Heating, and Air Pros offer services in Fairfield County. Our professional team is standing by with advanced solutions to resolve your problem. For quality, expertise, and a reasonable cost, calling our pros is an obvious — and wise — choice. 

Contact Us for Electrical Repairs

The electricians at Apex Plumbing, Heating, and Air Pros know the stress electrical issues can bring to a household. Lighten the load by leaving the repairs to us. You can book your appointment online or call to speak to one of our team members. We are here to help!

When you need wiring repairs, an electrical system upgrade, or you're ready for new outdoor lighting, contact us. We have trusted and experienced technicians ready to assist with all your electrical needs.