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WIRING AND ELECTRICAL REPAIRS

Having a proper working electrical panel is very important in the safety of your home. Due to corrosion, normal wear and tear, panels that have been recalled or deemed hazardous, we offer a wide variety of services to help ensure your panel is safe. You can trust your Lenexa electricians at Ryan electric to make these repairs or complete these new installations. Whether needing a new electrical panel or upgrading your service, we are ready to meet your needs and expectations.

Ensuring the safety of your home as it gets older is very important. The best protection for the safety of everyone in the home is your smoke detector alarm system. In addition, ensuring you have proper carbon detection. These detectors are recommended to be replaced every 10-12 years by not only local Fire Codes but by the Manufacturers of the devices as well. We’re able to help in determining if your detectors are in need of updating. In addition, new installations are now including 10 year battery backup lasting the lifetime of the detector! No more having to replace batteries every year!

As your Lenexa Electricians, Ryan Electric offers many services for installations and repairs. From small projects to large projects, we are ready and able to meet your needs!

IS IT TIME FOR A WIRING UPGRADE?

As the wiring in the home gets older, connection points can become weak. This can result in a multitude of problems such as flickering lights, loss of power to portions of home, etc. We have a great deal of experience in finding these issues when you encounter problems in your home.We have highly rated Lenexa electricians ready to troubleshoot and resolve your electrical needs.

We take pride in identifying your issues quickly and efficiently and able to access the next best steps in resolving these issues. Often, it is correcting and identifying loose connections at the electrical panel and anywhere along the circuits. Additionally, component failures can be the underlying cause. These are generally issues that can be resolved in a reasonable manner. It becomes more difficult when wiring in the wall is damaged and needs to be replaced. Making good decisions and finding creative ways to resolve these problems can eliminate expensive demo/finishing repairs. You can count on us to ensure we find the best ways not only to make the electrical repairs but also reducing unneeded wall/ceiling repairs.

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WHOLE HOUSE ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONS

In even older homes, the wiring can be knob and tube or ungrounded circuits throughout the home. Our Lenexa electricians have rewired many older homes in the Kansas City area when it is evident that repairs are not enough. We are very experienced in eliminating the damage as much as feasible to help in ensuring your rewiring of home does not come with unnecessary expensive repairs. Meeting your electrical needs along with meeting your budget needs is what you deserve and can expect from Ryan Electric. Whole house surge protection can be an important tool in preventing costly repairs. Although there is no guarantee because of the unpredictability of lightning and how it may enter the home, whole house surge protection at the main electrical panel provides you the best protection. 

We can come up with a cost effective solution in helping protect your important appliances and components in your home.There are many installation updates that can help better protect your safety as well. Arc Fault breakers, GFCI protections, tamper proof outlets, etc. are additional improvements that can be in need of at your home. If you are in need of updating your electrical, our Lenexa electricians are ready to help. We understand the importance of electrical safety and we are dedicated to ensuring your home is safe. We would look forward to meeting those needs as your trusted electricians!

240-VOLT CIRCUITS OR 120-VOLT CIRCUITS

To begin diagnosing what kind of circuit you’ll need, a good place to start is by going with what you have now.  If you’re replacing an oven or a range, and the old circuit worked for the last range.  Typically, that will still work for the new range.  They often have the same approximate wattage.  But do remember that this isn’t always the case.  Sometimes you may need to add a new dedicated 240-volt circuit for a larger range or oven if you’re significantly upgrading.  

120-Volt Electrical Circuit: 

  • Washing machines
  • Treadmills
  • Exercise equipment
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen outlets
  • Sump pump
  • Garage outlets (Power tools)

240-Volt Electrical Circuit: 

  • Hot tubs
  • Electrical charging stations
  • Electrical vehicle ranges
  • Double Ovens

ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS FOR CAR CHARGING STATIONS

If you’re in the market for an electrical vehicle, you need to remember you’ll need an electrical charging station for that vehicle too. When it comes to car charging stations, you can technically have both a 120 or a 240-volt circuit.  But the larger the circuits, 240-volts versus 120-volts is always going to give you a quicker charge.  Basically, the higher the voltage, the faster you’re charge.  A 240-volt circuit best supports most of the better electrical vehicle chargers that run in the 40-to-60-amp range.  And this will charge your vehicle in the four-to-six-hour timeframe (overnight) quite easily.

OTHER TIMES YOU’LL NEED A LARGER CIRCUIT

If you’re wondering what size circuits you need in your home for various appliances and items, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our professionals are very knowledgeable in all these areas and happy to help answer any questions!

Air Conditioners – Other areas where you would need to run a 240-volt circuit is if you’re adding an air conditioner, replacing air conditioners, or other things of those nature where the existing equipment does not match up or requires a larger circuit.  

Exercise Equipment – If you’re brining in new exercise equipment into the home and plugging it into your normal outlets, you might find out that the circuit breaker is not holding. It’s getting overloaded due to the amperage that the treadmill is pulling when you’re working out and it trips the.  Situations like this, you’ll want to upgrade to at 120-volt circuit, and you shouldn’t have a problem going forward.

Space Heaters – Most floor and space heaters have about 1500 Watts of energy that they use when plugged in.  A 15-amp circuit for example, is what most outlets in the basement would be wired to, and that’s capable of carrying 1800 Watts. That means when you plug in a floor heater, you’re immediately consuming 1500 Watts of an 1800 Watts circuit. All you have to do is turn on a couple light bulbs or a TV, and you probably trip the breaker.  Having a dedicated circuit for floor/space heating, whether it’s a portable heater you plug in, or maybe you’re putting in a heated floor would certainly require a dedicated circuit. Upgrade to a 120-volt circuit, and you should be good to go!

Refrigerators – The last think you want is your refrigerator tripping a breaker and spoiling all of your food without you knowing.  It’s good to have this on its own breaker and have higher voltage capacity, so it’s not getting tripped by other overloaded circuits. 

Garage Outlets – When you’re out in the garage tinkering around with power tools, you’re pulling a lot of power.  If you find you’re continually tripping your breaker, it may be time to go 120-volts.