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The Knowledge to Answer All of Your Questions

As a team with over 50 years of experience, our electricians in Birmingham have performed a variety of tasks, from simple repairs to fixing large-scale electrical issues. This experience has provided us with the knowledge and confidence to understand and answer almost any electrical question that you might have.

Armstrong Electrical Contractors can answer your questions and concerns. Reach out to us anytime by calling (205) 379-8163.

How can I lower my electric bill?

A lot of electricity that’s consumed in most homes comes from the water heater. By installing an insulation jacket and lowering the temperature of your water heater, you will see your bill go down. There are also many other ways to save that our Birmingham electricians would be happy to inform you about.

My lights keep flickering. What does this mean?

There are a variety of things that could be causing your lights to flicker. If it is just a few lights, try replacing the bulbs or plugging them into different outlets in your home. If it seems as though there might be a problem with some of your outlets, get in touch with Armstrong Electrical Contractors and we will be happy to help you fix the problem.

How often should I have my home/business inspected?

It really depends on the condition and age of your home or business and the results that you received from your previous inspection. If you’ve never had one or can’t remember the last time an inspection was performed, it’s probably time to call our Birmingham electricians.

Plugs will not stay in the wall when plugged into outlets. What do I do?

If you find that one or more of your outlets are not holding any plugs, it might mean that the contacts in your outlet are worn down and need replacement. Our Birmingham electricians have years of experience with this issue and can replace your outlets quickly for an affordable price.

Do I need a GFCI outlet installed in every room?

GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) outlets are meant to further protect you from electrocution, which can occur when liquids come into contact with the outlet. Most homes and businesses have GFCI outlets in bathrooms and kitchens, but there is no real need to have them anywhere other than the wet areas of your home.

What are the buttons on my GFCI outlet for?

The black button on your GFCI outlet is the test button. Pressing this button will turn off this outlet along with every other outlet connected to that circuit. The red button is known as the reset button and is responsible for turning the outlet and all others in the circuit back on.

For any other questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at (205) 379-8163.

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