Electrical receptacles, often referred to as outlets, are the connection between the electrical system and your electrical devices. No matter what kind of receptacle you need, whether it’s a conventional duplex receptacle, a 240-volt receptacle, a GFCI receptacle, or a child proof receptacle, A1 Handyman can install them. Call (208) 995-6457 and schedule a time to update your home or business with the outlets you need today!
Why Do I Need New Outlets?
Outlets are a great way to conveniently plug in appliances you need in the bathroom, kitchen, garage or basement. Having enough outlets allows easy access to electric when needed.
It can be very inconvenient and even hazardous to run extension cords across the room to plug in electronics. Having the right kind of outlets can protect you and your family from electrocution or electrical fires or even keep small children from sticking their fingers or foreign objects in sockets.
Are My Outlets Dangerous?
Over time receptacles can become damaged or be broken and can even wear out over time from frequent use. As a result, plugs begin to fit loosely into electrical outlets because of poor internal connections or faulty wiring. This can cause the outlet to overheat and potentially emit sparks.
Kinds of Specialty Outlets
• Duplex Wall Outlets or 120-Volt Receptacles - The most common type of receptacle which is used for your standard conventional plugs. You can do several different things with a duplex wall outlet. You can have a receptacle where the upper and lower sockets are connected together, or where the upper and lower sockets are powered by separate breakers or where one socket is controlled by a wall switch.
• Outdoor Receptacles & Soffit Receptacles - You may want to add outlets outside the home for holiday lighting, power tools, fountains, or lawn equipment. These specialty outlets require a special weather proof housing for protection against the elements.
Ground fault circuit interrupters are used in areas like the kitchen, bathroom, or garage where the risk of electrical shock is greater. These outlets can help protect you from electrical hazards.
• 240-Volt Receptacles or 3 or 4 Prong Receptacles - This type of plug is designed specifically for equipment that requires 240-volts of power. Laundry dryers and electric ranges are a few examples that may require this type of specialty receptacle.
• Tamper Resistant Outlets - Sometimes called child proof outlets are a great way to help protect your children from getting accidentally shocked. They can be added to game rooms, nurseries, bedrooms, and any other area a child might play.
• Floor Outlets - You may need an outlet placed in the middle of your floor to plug in a lamp, computer, or other electrical device. A floor outlet can help eliminate the need to run cords across the floor.
• Rotating Outlets - These outlets rotate to fit bulky power cords, plugs, and adapters.
• Recessed Outlets - This type of outlet allows you to hide plugs behind TV’s, monitors, artwork, or other items mounted flush against a wall.
• 2 Duplex Receptacles - Having more than one duplex receptacle allows you to plug more things in at one time. You won’t need multi-plug extensions with this type of receptacle.
• Combination Switch & Receptacle - A very practical and functional solution for those spaces that need switches and outlets, but are have space limitations.
Call A1 Handyman today at (208) 995-6457 and schedule a time to update and install your home or business with the electrical outlets and switches you need! Get wired with A1 Handyman.