Electrical Panel Danger

In years past, many electrical panels in Garland, Mesquite and Rowlett homes were not installed for today's electricity needs. You’ve probably experienced a blown fuse or tripped breaker.  The circuit will shut down in order to prevent overheating, which can lead to sparks and electrical fires. In many cases, you can solve the problem by switching around where things are plugged in and more evenly distribute the electricity. Circuits are designed to shut down safely when they experience a ...
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Troubleshooting Electric Water Heaters

When an electric water heater has problems, some of the most common sources involve heating elements, thermostats, and other electrical components. The two heating elements, both upper and lower, are immersed in water and controlled by thermostats which, along with the high-temperature cutoff, are concealed behind a panel on the side.  If the high-temperature cutoff has tripped due to water that's too hot, the solution may be as easy as pushing the reset button.  However, troubleshooting electri...
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Lightning and CSST

Your Safety: Lightning and CSST We all know that lightning can be a dangerous element.  But, couple lightning with an improperly grounded gas heating system and it can be prove disastrous.  Nearby lightning strikes can result in a power surge that can damage certain gas tubing systems and ultimately cause a fire. Nearby lightning strikes that do not strike a structure directly can still cause electrically-conductive systems in the structure to become energized. Unlike other conventional gas ...
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Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter

Learning about, and replacing, GFCI (also called GFI) plugs ...  Remember, Electrical Safety, Security and Reliability are the focus at Rockwall Electric. Even today’s modern electrical devices are subject to the basic principles of electricity. One of the most important being – water and electricity don’t mix! Luckily, there is a technology available to help protect you from this shocking hazard.  In fact, Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters have been providing this type of protection to consu...
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Electrical Panel Safety

Electrical Panel Safety - Rockwall Electric
The home’s electrical system operates like a human being's body. Circuits and wires carry electricity throughout the home like veins and arteries carry blood to organs and limbs. Just as blood keeps the body alive, electricity keeps televisions on, computers powered, and refrigerators running. Blood cannot travel throughout a body unless its heart is pumping, and electricity cannot travel throughout a home unless the electrical panel is operating properly. The panel is the heart of an entire ho...
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Home Safety and Power Surges

High-tech gadgets, appliances and computers all have one weakness in common: vulnerability to power surges. Too much electricity coursing through connecting wires can fry circuitry inside sensitive electronics, reducing them to expensive trash. Unfortunately, electric current coming from your wall outlet doesn’t always remain at a steady, optimal 120 volts. Electricity can spike for a number of reasons, including lightning strikes on power lines, which can send millions of volts searing through ...
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