At Remodeling Alliance, we tailor our lighting designs to what you, the customer want and need in your home. We will work with you to create a complete lighting design plan, providing information on all the options available and relevant to your job.
Outlets and Fixtures
Our professional craftsmen can replace outlets and switches, as well as add new ones to coordinate with the look you want for your home. From dimmer switches to upgrading outlets, no job is too small.
An electric service panel upgrade is an upgrade from the existing, older electrical panel. With all the new appliances, gadgets and devices we now use on a daily basis in our homes, we often find that older homes do not have sufficient power for the increased demand. Upgrading the service panel will bring your older home up to current codes and give you all the power you need for the high-tech lives we all lead today.
Electrical Repairs and Remodeling
We will come to your home and diagnose any electrical problems you may be having, and take care of any repairs with the best quality materials available. We can troubleshoot all types of electrical work such as wiring, appliance circuits, ceiling fans, cable outlets, dimmers, switches, and phone jacks. We can also do all types of electrical remodeling and updating of electrical systems.
Having working smoke alarms in your home is one of the most important things you can do as a homeowner. It can mean the difference between life and death. We can install, upgrade, or even replace the batteries for you in existing units. Please don’t ignore your smoke alarms. They can’t help you if they don’t work. Smoke alarms should be installed on every level of your home, including the basement. New homes are required to have a smoke alarm in every bedroom and all the alarms must be interconnected. Hard-wired alarms operate on normal household current. They can be interconnected so that the alarms will go off in every room, regardless of where the fire originates. This gives the occupants of the home time to escape if they are in another part of the house. Hard-wired alarms should also have a battery backup in case of a power outage.
Home security is a serious matter, especially these days with the economy in turmoil. Higher unemployment rates often lead to higher crime rates, leaving homes and small businesses vulnerable to break-ins.
Installing a home security system can be costly and confusing. We can help you navigate through the different types of systems available, and find the best one for your needs and budget.
Most systems rely on contacts placed on doors and windows and motion sensors. Motion sensors alone are ineffective as they do not detect an intruder until they are already in the house.
The basic elements of a system should include:
Control Panel – this is where the system is connected to the phone lines, where the backup battery is located and the wiring comes into the home
Keypad – for arming and disarming the system
Alarm or siren – to alert the homeowners of an intruder
Door and window contacts – which sound alarms when windows and doors are opened when the system is armed.
A central monitoring system – an outside company which is manned 24 hours a day. As soon as an alarm is tripped, the company will try to contact the homeowners to make sure it’s an actual emergency, and then immediately call the police, fire department or ambulance company. There is a monthly fee for this service.
Installing a ceiling fan can be a very complicated procedure if it involves adding boxes and wiring to an area that doesn’t already have any. Ceiling fans are growing in popularity as a means of cooling a home without the expense of running an air conditioner during the summer and by pushing down the warmer air in a room in the winter to use less heat. Either can be accomplished by rotating the fan blades. They can be a valuable tool for reducing energy usage and costs.
Power surges are sudden and unexpected spikes in voltage that travel throughout your electrical system. Some surges come from your home, such as when turning on an appliance, and others come from outside such as downed power lines and lightning strikes. If a surge enters and travels through your electrical system, it can “fry” anything that is plugged into the outlet that the surge travels to, whether it is turned on or off. Many people have seen this happen with televisions and computers, both of which are quite costly to replace. Plug-in surge protectors are available for purchase inexpensively in most stores; however, these units need to be replaced every two years or so as they lose effectiveness beyond that time. A whole house surge protector can be installed that will protect all of your equipment and appliances.
Some homes have an entire room dedicated to a home theater system, others have a smaller system set up in their living rooms or family rooms. Whether you are installing a simple component system or a top-of-the-line dream system, we can help you design and install everything you need to provide for yours and your family’s full enjoyment. We can wire in your surround sound system, build your speakers into the wall or ceiling, and hang your screen or television. No detail will be ignored.
Outdoor Security Lighting
Outdoor security lighting creates a safer environment for your home. We will work with you to design a lighting plan that is tailored to your needs and desires, and that will do its job without wasting energy, disturbing neighbors or passing motorists, as well as preserve views of the night sky. We can install timers and motion detectors to automatically turn light on and off, as well as use energy efficient bulbs to save electric usage.
Landscape lighting can add value and enjoyment to your property. While those cute solar stand-alone fixtures are inexpensive and easy to install, they tend to be limited in the amount of light they emit, require regular maintenance and break easily. Reliable landscape lighting should be hardwired to your home’s electrical supply. If you are remodeling or doing a new construction of a building, external lighting should be part of your design. We can help you choose the best type and placement of lights for your needs.
Home generators are designed to provide electricity during power outages for a short period of time. Depending on their capability, home stand-by generators can light up a house, or provide power to run appliances like refrigerators, furnaces, heaters, air conditioners and televisions. Stationary home generators are connected to the home wiring system through an automatic transfer switch. As soon as there is a disruption in power the generator automatically starts to provide power and switches off automatically when regular power is restored.
Pools and Hot Tubs
When installing a pool or hot tub, the electrical system is a very important consideration. We can help you design the right system for your needs. We will help you to determine placement and types of outlets, lighting, control panels, pumps and filters, as well as child alarms for safety. Whether your pool or hot tub is in ground or above ground, the right electrical design will provide enough power to your pool and keep your costs down. We can discuss solar heating, as well as conventional methods of heating your pool or hot tub.
At Remodeling Alliance, we can provide a thorough electrical code inspection. We will go through the electrical devices in your home and ensure that they are up to code. We can immediately update any devices that are not up to code standards. We will inspect your service panel for proper connections and check your internal breaker panel for proper breaker usage. If we find something that doesn’t follow the current codes, you will be informed and we can do the repairs or upgrades. It is advisable to take care of any code violations promptly, as the electrical systems will not pass inspection and your home will not receive approval. Codes are in place for your safety, to ensure proper system operation and prevent electrical fires.