Categories Electrical, Home Maintenance

Get Your Electrical Equipment’s Installed and Repaired

#1) Ceiling Fan Installations

Ceiling fans are versatile home fixtures that can help light a room while giving your air conditioner or HVAC system a break. Best installed in “lived in” rooms such as living room and bedrooms, ceiling fan installations or replacements aren’t always cut and dry, especially if the room wasn’t initially constructed with accommodating wiring.

Ceiling fans are little-appliance powerhouses that can improve home circulation and help reduce your monthly electrical bill. If you have a room that could use a cool breeze every now and then, consider calling an electrician to install the fan safely and efficiently. An electrician can also address existing ceiling fan problems such as flickering lights, slow blade oscillation, or rattling/grinding by assessing the fan’s wiring and installing a replacement.

#2) Outdoor and Pool Lighting

A well-lit landscape or outdoor area is a huge draw when it comes to the curb appeal and functionality of a home. Outdoor electrical setups come with their own set of challenges.

Some landscapes call for suspended or elevated lighting, while others require specific amperage, low-voltage transformers, buried cables, and other specifications to stand up to energy demands and elemental exposure.

Don’t put yourself at risk, get a professional electrician who can safely complete the job without sacrificing aesthetics. A professional electrician will come equipped with the tools needed to install your outdoor lighting safely and mitigate the risk of electrical shock and steep falls.

#3) Washer/Dryer & Appliance Lines

Older properties sometimes have difficulty holding up to the electrical and amperage demands of modern appliances. Installing large, new appliances like washers, dryers, flat screen TVs, and ovens isn’t always as simple as unboxing and plugging it in.

Large appliances need to be properly wired to the home, which means that you may need to upgrade your electrical system prior to installation. Appliance wiring can be completed by installing a dedicated circuit, meaning the appliance is connected to its own electrical circuit to protect you, your home, and your new appliance.

This type of electrical service can be performed for any heavy energy consuming appliances like refrigerators, microwaves, sump pumps, outdoor lighting, dishwashers, and more. This type of electrical work is also commonly done in multi-family properties that use a lot of electricity in a concentrated area.

#4) Outlet Repair and Installation

Licensed electricians can do more than just repair a temperamental outlet – they can create new ones! Plugs are a hot commodity in residential properties.

How often have you checked into a hotel room only to discover that the nearest outlet was across the room? Were you happy about it? Outlet placement has become a huge selling point for homeowners and renters who want easy access to plugs for their electronic devices, lighting, and more.

An electrician will be able to assess the capacity of your home’s electrical system to determine what kind of outlet is safest. The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) suggests owners of older homes ask their electrician if their home would benefit from AFCI protection. After an initial inspection is performed, your electrician can install a dynamic range of outlets and switches for all property needs including dimmers, timers, and even “smart” plugs or home automation.

#5) Panel Upgrades

Home electrical systems are complicated, and problems might not be isolated to a single plug or room. It’s critical to have your property’s entire electrical system checked to ensure the safety and longevity of the installation.

There are some warning signs to a faulty electrical system including: multiple blown fuses, crackling sounds from the fuse box, the presence of two-pronged outlets (non-grounded), and outlets that are hot to the touch – but some red flags are only detectable by a licensed electrician. Hire a professional electrician to fully inspect your electrical system every few years, or as soon as you notice signs of a problem. You may need to have your electrical panel upgraded. A panel upgrade will update your electrical system to meet the demands of everyday power consumption safely and effectively.

Categories Electrical, Home Maintenance

Air Balancing

Methods of Air Balancing

Air balancing a distribution system is needed to properly direct the air flow in order to optimize the system’s design. Flow rates are tested, adjusted, and balanced as cubic feet per minute (CFM) or cubic meters per hour (m3/h). There are two traditional methods for balancing airflow at the terminals. The first is sequential balancing, which involves setting the zone and branch dampers in sequence. However, the most common method of air balancing is called proportional balancing.

For traditional proportional balancing, an air flow hood, or capture hood, is the most popular test instrument used to take air flow readings. Traverse readings in the duct with a Pitot tube or a hot-wire thermo-anemometer is another accepted method of capturing the actual air flow.

Dwyer has designed a variation of proportional balancing, which is called Predictive Balancing used in Dwyer’s Series SAH SMART Air Hood Balancing Instrument. Predictive Balancing is designed to be a faster process and give more accurate results than traditional proportional balancing.

Predictive vs. Proportional Balancing

In traditional proportional balancing, the flow hood will directly measure volumetric air flow at the outlets or terminals of a system: the registers, grilles, and diffusers. Most air flow hoods are cone shaped and aligned to the ceiling registers as shown in Figure 1 in the left picture. When a flow hood is placed over a terminal, it will generate pressure within the duct system, which reduces the air flow to the terminal. This condition is called back pressure. The effect of back pressure can result in errors when taking readings. Before using a flow hood, many technicians recommend performing a duct traverse to verify the K factor. Some digital flow hoods include back pressure compensation that attempts to calculate the effect of backpressure for the technician.

Dwyer’s Predictive Balancing technique is based on mass balance and energy conservation methods. Predictive Balancing, is a process that involves predicting the ideal flow set points for each TUA (Terminal Under Adjustment) so that every terminal is at the target flow until the process is complete. Dwyer’s Series SAH SMART Air Hood Balancing Instrument was designed with Predictive Balancing in mind. Dwyer’s air hood is being used in Figure 1 in the right picture.

Predictive Balancing is deterministic and minimizes the number or process steps involved in testing, adjusting, and balancing HVAC systems. Figure 2 illustrates a comparison between Predictive Balancing and traditional proportional balancing processes, showing how much faster Predictive Balancing is.

Proportional Balancing

With proportional balancing (reference Figure 3), the technician balances a terminal proportional to the key terminal. To start a proportional balance of a system, one requirement is that the system has an 80% to 120% rate to the total design flow. Systems that are higher or lower than this range will not balance properly. If the system is outside of this range, the fan speed should be adjusted to get within range. Once set, the air flow from each terminal will remain the same ratio to other terminals.

If key Terminal 1 has a design flow percent of 60%, then Terminal 2 is 57%, Terminal 3 is 65%, and the ratio to the key Terminal 1 is 57% / 60% = 0.95. Meaning Terminal 2 will deliver 95% of the air volume of Terminal 1. With Terminal 1 as the key, delivering 100% of design flow, then Terminal 2 will be delivering 95% of the design flow. This will meet the design requirements. For example, if the damper for Terminal 3 is adjusted down to 525 CFM, the flow from Terminal 1 may increase to 550 CFM. In this case, Terminal 2 is within the design range; 550 * 0.95 = 523 CFM.

Once the terminals are in balance, with the proper ratio of tolerance with each other, they remain in balance with each other even though the air volume may change. All terminals in the system are then proportionally balanced. The fan RPM can be set to deliver the intended total air volume and all terminals will deliver the design flow within the established tolerances.

This process requires the balancing technician to adjust the flow from the terminal under-adjustment (TUA) to the key to gain the correct flow proportion. The key terminal’s flow changes when the TUA damper is changed. It may take several iterations to achieve the proper flow proportion.

Since the technician is estimating where to set the flow rate of the TUA relative to the key, the tolerance can vary considerably, which limits the accuracy of the balancing. The illustration in Figure 3 shows the potential number of lengthy steps involved with proportional balancing.

Predictive Balancing

The Predictive Balancing (reference Figure 4) process begins by opening the dampers to capture the total flow. The total flow is distributed into the four terminal flows. The terminal flows are determined by the terminal and damper loads and the pressure drop in the system.

Terminal 2 is the first damper adjusted in the system, and Terminal 1 is the key. Predictive Balancing calculates the ideal flow set point for Terminal 2 for TUA and predicts flows for Terminals 1, 3, and 4.

After adjusting the Terminal 2 flow to the ideal flow set point, Predictive Balancing calculates the ideal set point for Terminal 3 and predicts the new flows for terminals 1, 2, and 4.

To finish, Predictive Balancing calculates the ideal set point for the last Terminal, number 4, and flows for Terminals 1, 2, and 3 are correctly proportioned to the target.

Finally, Predictive Balancing calculates the ideal flow for Terminal 4 so the blower flow can be adjusted to bring all the terminal flows to the target flows.

Predictive Balancing also monitors and compensates for load on the blower/fan from the damper closures during the balancing process. The illustration in Figure 4 compared to Figure 3 shows just how much easier and faster Predictive Balancing is over Proportional Balancing in the amount of steps involved in the process.

Categories Electrical, Plumber

Electrical Trubleshooting

Finding the source of the problem

Whether an appliance has lost power or you see signs of electrical arcing and scorching, finding the source of the problem is critical. An inexperienced electrical contractor might replace an outlet or put in a new fuse, but without finding out WHY the problem occurred, it’s likely to happen again. A quick solution might not be an actual fix.

It’s is essential to do due diligence to find the original issue. An experienced electrician like Warren Electric will know where to start the investigation. They’ll know where to look and how to troubleshoot the problem before any repairs begin. Without this comprehensive investigation, your home, business, and occupants could still be at risk of fires or injury. Though it takes more time, it is time well spent.

The basics of electrical troubleshooting

When the electrician comes to your house or business, they’ll ask you questions to try to determine the problem. They’ll do a thorough visual inspection. An inspection could include checking the circuit breaker, the condition of fuses and breakers, and for bad terminations around the problem area.

They might also use diagnostic tools to test connections, amperage, voltage, and overheating caused by electrical components. While they might not find the source of the problem on the first test, an experienced electrician will ensure thorough troubleshooting occurs to discover the root of the issue.

Providing an estimate

When it comes to troubleshooting repairs on new or existing equipment, it can be challenging to provide an accurate quote for the repair right away. It is difficult is because the electrician might not discover the true scope of the problem until the repair is underway. Parts of a wall might need removing, they might find faulty wiring they were not expecting, or other unforeseen issues might arise.

Warren Electric will do their best to provide you with an estimate before the work begins, but they will be upfront about any new costs that could come up. Be prepared for these costs and understand that it’s essential to get it fixed right. Otherwise, reoccurring electrical problems can become a serious safety hazard.

Electricians in Edmonton

Warren Electric has over 30 years in the electrical field. They offer electrical installations, repairs, and servicing for residential and commercial clientele. Warren Electric takes the time to do thorough troubleshooting on all their electrical repair jobs. Their experience, expertise, and knowledge will ensure your electrical installations and repairs are done correctly and safely.

Categories AC Services, Carpentry, Electrical, Home Maintenance, Painting, Plumber

Find Right Handyman

Maintaining your home is essential for keeping your home in good condition. However, proper home maintenance can also help you to discover serious problems before they become larger and harder to correct. Some tasks you will likely be able to do on your own. However, other tasks may require the assistance of a professional. If you don’t want to do the work yourself, here are some tips on finding a handyman to help you in your home.

Handyman Tasks

Handyman services can do a variety of jobs around the hose including painting, carpentry, door and lock fitting, deck and shed repairs, installation of sprinkler and irrigation systems, gardening and gutter cleaning. Basically thee tasks do not require the expertise of a professional that is specialised in each area.

What Handymen Are Not Allowed to Do

Handymen are not allowed to perform certain services and you should be aware of what those are. Handymen should never be permitted to make any repairs to the electrical or plumbing work of a home. Any jobs that will affect the structural integrity of the home should never be performed by a handyman service.

Selecting a Handyman Company

When it comes to selecting a handyman service, it is important to take the time to ask the right questions and get service quotes. You can also ask advice on a service from your colleagues and previous customers of the business. Don’t necessarily opt for a handyman service that gives you the lowest price because you may find that the cheap price is a cover for other problems within the business. Check the background of the handyman to ensure that the handyman holds the proper qualifications.

In addition to checking for the handyman services credentials, make sure to look for ratings and call any references that have been provided. These extra steps can help you to discover if the handyman is actually likely to deliver on his promises and if there have been any problems in the past with previous clients of the service.

Categories AC Services, Carpentry, Electrical, Home Maintenance, Painting, Plumber

How to find right HANDYMAN for your needs

What are Handyman Services?

You may have heard about handyman services, but do you know what handyman services offer? A handyman is a professional who provides a huge list of on-site services at customers’ locations. You can get just about any type of installation, repairing, maintenance, cleaning services for your premises with handyman services.

They can handle everything from home appliance repair to cleaning & CCTV installation services. They can also do electrical, plumbing, generator repair & installation, pest control, and carpentry services for residential and commercial sectors.

Online Handyman Services

In every field, it is essential to keep up with changing trends. In today’s world, every person wants a digital life. Nowadays, it becomes easy to avail online handyman services and it’s all thanks to the internet. Now you can avail of any kind of handyman services with just a click. Just like Kam Kaj, many handyman service providers launched their apps for the convenience of the people.

Online handyman services permit an opportunity to avail services whenever you want at affordable prices. You don’t have to wander around for someone to repair your appliances or install a new one, with just a few clicks on your device, you can have a professional repairer at your doorstep.

Why You Should Choose Online Handyman Services?

If you are wondering, why you should choose an online handyman service instead of individuals to take care of your home or office? This is not about the service providing company vs individual, but rather about what role you want to have when availing online handyman services along with how much risk your family or employees are willing to take.

When a problem arises in our households, the first thing most people do, they search for an individual who can do their task that ends up mostly hiring an amateur that may solve the problem temporarily but the solution may not be long lasting, as they are not fully trained and skilled to finish the job. Availing professional online services can save you money and time in the long run and ensure the problem is taken care of once and for all.

Benefits of Choosing Online Handyman Services

Every home or office would require some kind of repair or installation works now and then but with busy work schedules doing all the repair & installation works without taking any professional’s help can be difficult. It is especially advisable during the COVID-19 pandemic when it is not safe to step outside unnecessarily or hire an individual who has no idea about safety & hygiene standards in these crucial times.

A professional handyman service provider company can help you out with all the minor repair works and give you complete peace of mind. Not only this, but there are also many other benefits of availing of professional handyman services.

Quick & Efficient

With years of experience in handling and fixing repair and installation work, a professional handyman can fix all your minor and major repair and maintenance work quickly and efficiently.

They are Experts

Professional handyman like ours are well trained in their field, they are highly skilled and extensively experienced in providing repair, installation, maintenance, and cleaning services. Hence you can be assured that all your required work will be executed to the highest of professional standards.

Provides Multiple Services

The professional handyman service provider provides multiple services on a single platform. You can avail of any kind of repair, installation, maintenance, cleaning, and pest control services, etc. with professional handyman services.

Time-Saving & Cost-Effective

You may think availing professional handyman services can be costly but having a single platform tackle all of the maintenance and repair work at once will save a significant amount of time and expense compared to hiring individual electricians, plumbers, and other technicians.

Customer service

With handyman service providers such as Kam Kaj, you can be guaranteed the best customer service every time and can forge a long-term relationship based on mutual respect, trust, and professionalism.

Professional Handyman Bring Their Own Equipment

Professional handyman service providers send their technicians with the latest tools and equipment, so you don’t need to worry if you do not have all the required tools needed to repair or install your appliances.

Background Verified Technicians

Handyman hired or listed on handyman service provider platforms are vetted and background verified, so you can avail services with complete peace of mind.

Where to Find Best Online Handyman Service Provider?

If you are wondering where you can find the best professional handyman services provider, then you can put your trust in Kam Kaj. We are the largest range of handyman and home maintenance service providers in Pakistan catering to all kinds of repair, installation, and maintenance work at your doorstep. We believe that a helping hand is nothing less than a blessing. Kam Kaj came into existence to provide multiple solutions to anyone, be it any problem.

Customer safety and security are always our topmost priority and we have hired all the staff in the house so our customers can rely on us for any services. Only a dedicated in-house team of professional technicians like ours can take up any project, large or small, and deliver with client satisfaction. Acquiring and maintaining an “outstanding” tag is no easy task. It is through our professional integrity and high-end reliability that makes us customer-friendly.

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