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Archive for October, 2021

Old, Outdated Wiring That May Be in Your House

Monday, October 18th, 2021

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The oldest homes in Southern California are much younger than the oldest homes on the East Coast. That doesn’t mean we’re free of problems that come from older construction styles, outdated plumbing, and wiring that isn’t up to the standards of modern electrical loads and which may not be safe. At least we don’t have the troubles of knob-and-tube wiring, a frighteningly unsafe style of household wiring that electricians still find in homes in places like New England. 

If you live in a house that’s more than 40 years old—and you’ll still find plenty of those in Southern California—you may have outdated wiring. Call a Sherman Oaks, CA electrician to check on the electrical system to see if it needs updating. In fact, we recommend you call us, because we’re older home specialists: we understand how best to bring a vintage home into the 2020s. 

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How Does a Tankless Water Heater Work?

Monday, October 4th, 2021

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It works great! We recommend looking into getting one for your next water heater installation.

Okay, obvious comment aside, people who haven’t owned a tankless water heater before are often curious about just how these systems work. They’re used to the standard type of water heater that most homes have used for a century: a large tank of water that’s kept hot (either with gas burners or electric heating elements) and ready for use whenever there’s demand for hot water. Remove the tank from the equation, and how does a water heater work?

We’re here to explain the basic operation of a tankless water heater. This information can help with your future water heater purchase decisions.

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