Homeowner Guide to Electrical Services in Cincinnati, Ohio
If you’re dreaming of a home renovation this spring, include Apollo Home electrical services in your plans. Many home improvement projects include electrical work and we urge you to engage a licensed electrician from Apollo Home.
When it comes to electrical services, safety is the name of the game, especially if permits are required. Plus, if you sell your home in the future, it’s best to have proof a licensed electrician performed the job no matter how big or how small.
Examples of Electrical Services Projects by Apollo Home
One of the newest and most popular requests for electrical services is video doorbells. We represent the Nest suite of products which includes the Nest Hello. These, along with Nest security cameras if desired, bring a wealth of peace of mind.
There’s so much light fixtures can add and in some cases, take away from your home. The licensed electricians at Apollo Home update dated light fixtures or install lighting and bring more appropriate degrees of light to your space.
For example, task lighting over a kitchen island or desk area improves your comfort and productivity. Dimmer switches allow you to bring the right amount of light to your activity or for your comfort level.
Motion lighting is a great application for more than outdoor safety. Motion lighting works well in rooms where lights are often left on accidentally, such as kitchen pantries, laundry rooms or walk-in closets.
Ceiling fans are a big help in your home. In addition to the style, or opportunity for additional lighting, ceiling fans can be part of your heating and cooling system. While they don’t change the temperature of the air, they can help you feel cooler in the summertime.
While cooling, ceiling fans produce a wind chill effect which helps perspiration evaporate more quickly. This helps you feel cooler. In the winter, a ceiling fan helps circulate the heated air and as it rises, “push” it down along the walls, to the lower levels of the room. This helps you enjoy the warmth your furnace or heat pump produces.
If you have an older or historic home, you should consider a whole-home rewire. If the house is 40 years old or older, it may not be up to current safety standards.
Unfortunately, old or faulty wiring is the top cause of house fires and the lack of proper wiring and outlets may cause problems when you try to sell your house someday. If you experience dimming or flickering lights, constantly tripped breakers or warm outlets or light switches, call us right away.
As part of the Apollo Home Care Plan, an annual evaluation of your electrical services system is included with other valuable services. An inspection from an Apollo Home licensed electrician can bring you peace of mind, regardless.
GFCI Outlets / Switches
GFI is an acronym for Ground Fault Interrupter, a type of safety outlet designed to disrupt a household current in the event of water. You also see it described as a GFCI, or Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter.
These safety devices can cut the current in as little as 1/40th of a second. When it monitors the flow of current and it detects a ground fault, it cuts the power to protect the user from electrical shock and fire hazards.
These should be installed anywhere in your home subject to moisture. You’ll find them in outdoor areas, around a swimming pool, in bathrooms, kitchens and laundry rooms.
If you plan to finish a space, such as a roughed in bathroom in a basement, you may need additional GFIs. Or, if you have one which frequently trips or refuses to reset, schedule a visit with an Apollo Home electrician.
Conclusion: Apollo Home is Your Source for Cincinnati Electrical Services
If you’re curious about electrical services, we are here to help! Apollo Home’s team performs electrical panel upgrades, recessed lighting, whole-home surge protection, smoke/carbon monoxide detectors, outdoor lighting or weatherproof outlets.
Apollo Home’s expert electricians know how to perform inspections, repairs and installations to preserve your safety as well as improve your Greater Cincinnati home. Are you ready to call us to schedule electrical services?
"Ernie & Mike did a superb job on my new furnace and A/C installation. Despite having more than a day’s work to do, they came in and stayed until the job was done. They were organized, efficient, and protected the rest of the house well. Got both furnace and A/C installed the same day. Ernie was courteous, informative, and clearly knew his job better than anyone I’ve encountered before. The units look so good guests now get The Tour of our new system. Apollo is clearly not a fly-by-night company. I would recommend them to anyone in need of a new furnace and/or A/C."
- Jerry A.
"I called Apollo because of a water leak I thought I had in our upstairs shower going into the kitchen. Robbie came and assured me everything was fine & looked at all the other plumbing. He ended up changing a few pipes for our washer & clearing a drain. He was very nice & knowledgeable with all my questions. I ended up signing up for the care plan & was very happy with my service."
- Cassandra B.
"The team at Apollo exceeded my expectations. As a business owner, my attention to the details and commitment to providing excellent service is high. From the sales rep. to the installation team, everyone’s performance was outstanding. For example, the installation team went to great lengths to protect our floors, placing floor runners and across the wood floors and up the stairs. They even were spot washing walls upon their departure. I highly recommend this company."
- Randy B.
"We scheduled an estimate AND a tune-up. We knew something was wrong with our furnace, but hoped we could make it through the rest of the season. Upon telling Bill what our furnace was doing, he warned us immediately what the possible outcome was going to be; a cracked heat exchanger. He watched the flames roll backward, tested carbon monoxide levels, which were so high they meter’s last reading was 5,600 before saying “high”. He immediately shut it down, tagged it, and explained that with levels that high and children in our home he wanted off right away. He continued his inspection and showed us via a camera that not only was it cracked in multiple places, but had holes all over it. He gave us a few options for repairing it; his knowledge as well as genuine concern was beneficial and refreshing. Luckily we also scheduled an estimator, Micah, to come too and we were able to get costs between repairing and replacing (with several options). We decided to replace with a much higher efficiency furnace and one sized properly to our home. Hands down, not only did they both provide us great service and knowledge, but without sounding dramatic, they may have saved our lives. This was our first time calling Apollo, but it won’t be our last."
- Sarah B.
"Apollo is an excellent company. I always receive great service. Alex A. was professional and friendly. He kept me informed during the process of checking my furnace and heat pump to make sure they were working properly. The company makes sure you are notified who is coming and when they are on the way. All my interactions with the company have been wonderful."
- Beverly S.