Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Below are some FAQ's submitted to the Dallas-Forth Worth, TX Electrician, HORNCO Electrical Services. Remember! It is always our recommendation that you hire a licensed & trained electrician to handle all electrical jobs in the home.
Q: Can I dim fluorescent and LED bulbs?
A: Yes, however you will need special dimmer switch that is compatible with your bulbs.
Q: Can I hang a ceiling fan where a light is?
A: Yes, you must make sure the electrical junction box is secured.
Q: What should I do if some of my receptacle outlets are not working?
A: Try checking to see if a GFCI receptacle needs to be reset.
Q: The dryer plug will not fit in my new house?
A: Most newer homes are required to have a four-prong receptacle, if you have a three-prong power cord you will need to have it changed.
Q: What is a transformer?
A: It is a device that reduces voltage generally for low voltage devices such as door bells and landscape lighting.
Q: Do all my electrical receptacles in the kitchen need to be GFCI (ground-fault circuit interruptors)?
A: If the first receptacle in series is a GFCI device then all are protected.
Q: Why is my fluorescent fixture making a humming sound?
A: The ballast probably needs to be replaced.
Q: What is the difference between a outdoor and indoor extension cord?
A: The outdoor extension cord has a weather resistant coating and sunlight resistant
Q: How can I be sure the electrical system in my home or business is safe?
A: Have the electrical system checked by a licensed electrician.
Q: I want to to do some excavating on my property, how do I know if there are any underground wires?
A: Contact your local city for further information. Most communities have a central agency that can come identify underground utilities free of charge.