Axis Electric, Inc. has handled a wide variety of residential projects since 2007. We have built a reputation of quality, professionalism and value. We have the tools, experience, and knowledge to accomplish any job you need done. When you choose Axis Electric to do your work you have the peace of mind that we will be here tomorrow to stand behind our work
Our Service Expertise
- New Construction
- Home Additions/Remodel
- Electrical Panel Replacement/Upgrades
- Standby Whole House Generators
- Real Estate Code Corrections See Details...
Keeping your home or business up to code is vital. It ensures that everything is up to safety standards and ready for use.
Sometimes when you buy or sell your home, there are problems found by home inspectors. These corrections usually need to be made before the sale can close.
There are several typical code corrections that you may need before your home can be declared safe for sale, including:
- No GFCI protection
- Ungrounded outlets
- Reverse polarity outlets
- Removal of accessible knob and tube wiring
If you are looking to have electrical code corrections done to a home you are looking to buy or sell, please contact us today. This service has a minimum one hour service fee.
- Home Owners
- Sub-contractor for General contractors
- Assisted Care Facilities
- Campus Housing
- Educational Facilities
Residental Electrial Frequently Asked Questions
- Q. Can I install recessed “can” lights in my high-vaulted ceiling?
- Yes, if there is enough attic space between the ceiling and the roof.
- Q. Can I run a hot tub with my current electrical panel?
- Generally if you have at least a 200 amp main breaker panel with spare breaker space left, your panel should handle a hot tub. Consult an electrician to make sure.
- Q. Can I plug an air conditioner into any receptacle in the house?
- No! You must first find out the amperage of the new AC unit and compare it with the available receptacle circuit. Most AC unit manufacturers recommend a dedicated circuit and so do we.
- Q. Can I plug an electric space heater into any receptacle in my house?
- We believe that up to a 1000 watt space heater would be okay to plug into any receptacle. But it is best to consult an electrician and install a dedicated circuit.
- Q. Why are my lights throughout the house dimming/getting brighter when I operate my stove, or hair dryer, or iron?
- This is an indication of a high resistance connection somewhere in you electrical system. It is very important to get help from a licensed electrician immediately.
- Q. What should I do about a circuit breaker that keeps switching off?
- If a breaker “pops” or switches off more than once and you cannot determine what the load is that is causing it, you need to have a licensed electrician evaluate the problem.
- Q. Why do I need GFCI receptacles?
- Because GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupt) receptacles are for your protection and required by code. In order to protect you from electrical hazards, a GFCI monitors electrical current, turning off an electrical circuit when it detects an imbalance - current flowing along an unintended path.
- Q. Should I be concerned that my dimmer control switch is warm to the touch?
- Most dimmers do get warm but if you feel it may be too warm, consult a licensed electrician.
- Q. I hear crackling sounds from my panel. Is that a problem?
- Any crackling, popping, or humming sounds coming from your electrical panel is reason for immediate concern and a licensed electrician should be called as soon as possible.
- Q. I don’t have any hot water. Should I call an electrician or a plumber?
- If your hot water tank is more than 10 years old and you are not experiencing any other electrical problems in your home, call a plumber. Your tank probably has a problem.
- Q. Are surge protectors important?
- Yes, a good whole house surge protector will protect your valuable electronic equipment from high voltage spikes coming from outside your home, but you also need individual surge protectors on each unit to protect against voltage spikes generated inside your home.
- Q. Why does it pop a circuit breaker when I run my microwave and toaster at the same time?
- Circuit breakers are designed to turn off when there is too much electricity flowing through the wires. Both a microwave and a toaster require large amounts of electricity to operate.
- Q. Why should I change out my Federal Pacific, Stablock, Murry, Bulldog, or Zinsco electrical panel?
- These panels have proven themselves over the years to be unsafe and have caused many home fires.
- Q. Why do I need to have three prong receptacles?
- Three prong receptacles are much safer because there is a ground wire present to help activate the circuit breaker if there is a problem in the circuit.
- Q. Is that cloth covered wiring in my attic safe?
- As long as the wire is protected by a properly sized breaker and has not been damaged it should be safe. If you are in doubt, have a licensed electrician inspect your wiring.
- Q. What’s wrong with using an adapter that allows me to plug my three prong device into a two prong power outlet?
- There are two problems with these adapters: 1) They are seldom properly grounded, and 2) They add another connection that can overheat and cause problems.
- Q. Why should I not plug my freezer into an outlet with GFCI protection on it?
- GFCI receptacles are designed to sense fluctuations in power. They are safety devices. The motor on freezers will spike the draw of electricity when it first turns on and if the circuit is GFCI protected, that GFCI device will often turn off the power to that circuit when it senses the spike. If you have a freezer plugged into a GFCI and it trips off, you run the risk of having the contents thaw and spoil.