Residential Electrician in Brownwood, TX


Our typical residential jobs include everything from trouble-shooting service calls and replacing a fuse box to accommodate new kitchen appliances, to remodeling projects that require electrical upgrades such as new interior lighting or installing control systems for a pool and spa. 

We also do pre-wiring for new home construction and have expertise with residential low voltage systems involving voice, data, and video wiring systems, such as those for telephones, computers, as well as fire alarm and security systems. 

The Residential Electric Service Professionals at Weldon Wilson Electric, Inc., know what a daunting task it can be to identify and solve even the simplest home electrical challenges. That’s why we go out of our way not only to offer comprehensive solutions for all your residential electrical needs; we also provide you with the information and resources you need to make educated decisions about which solutions are best for you.

We’ve organized our residential electric products and services into four categories to help you find what you need quickly. Let us show you how we can help improve and beautify your home, protect your family, and help you save on energy costs. 

UPGRADES AND IMPROVEMENTS

Residential electrical upgrades and improvements not only increase the value and status of your home, they help you save money and energy while increasing your property’s safety and security. No matter what kind of home electrical upgrades and improvements you need, Weldon Wilson Electric, Inc., will take care of you. 

Transform Your Space
Simply upgrading and improving the light fixtures in your home can turn an otherwise dark and dull room into a bright, warm and inviting place.  

Conserve Energy & Save Money
Weldon Wilson Electric, Inc., can upgrade your home with clean, efficient, renewable energy solutions.  You can help the environment while saving money on your electric bill.

Increase Security 
Lighting is a great way to help keep you and your family safe.  With time controlled lighting, motion sensors and dimmers you can deter crime and light up your home how and when you want.  

Increase Safety
Weldon Wilson Electric, Inc., can help keep your home safe with electrical panel upgrades, code corrections, shock prevention devices and more.  

Get Professional Installation and Maintenance
Maintain your homes electrical safety by having a professional electrician install your appliances, fans, water heaters, hot tubs, saunas, or other electrical devices.  Call Weldon Wilson Electric, Inc., for expert installation and reliable maintenance.  

SAFETY AND SECURITY

Is Your Home Safe? At Weldon Wilson Electric, Inc., the safety and security of your family is our first priority.  We also want to be sure that we take all the steps necessary to protect your home and property. 

Help protect the ones you love by calling Weldon Wilson Electric, Inc., today. Isn’t it time you got your home’s electrical safety inspected?

Taking proactive safety precautions is a great way to prevent injury and loss. Check out these easy ways to implement electrical safety and security in your home:

Surge Protection:

Whole House Surge Protector:

If you are like most people, you probably have a few power strip surge protectors throughout your house to protect your home from power surges.  Unfortunately, most provide little to no protection against power surges.  

What causes power surges?  Lightning, problems with the utility company’s equipment, large appliances cycling power on and off, faulty wiring, and downed power lines are just a few things that cause power surges.  

What is at risk?  All items that have a microprocessor are at risk during a power surge.  This includes items like:  televisions, computers, refrigerators, washers, dryers, ovens, alarm systems, microwaves and telephones.  It is amazing how many items in your house actually need to be protected from an electrical surge.  If an electrical surge were to occur today, how much money would you stand to lose?

Wouldn’t it make sense to have ONE surge protector that would protect your entire house?

It’s a wise decision to be prepared before the next electrical surge hits your home.  Get a whole home surge protector that will protect not only your power lines, but your cable and telephone lines.  If you protect yourself from a power surge at the source you will experience benefits like:

Saving Time and Money – After an electrical surge all your neighbors will be spending time calling electricians to come out and replace the microprocessors in all their electronic devices.  Your neighbors will have to shell out countless dollars to replace electronic devices that no longer function.  But, if you have a whole home surge protector you will be able to sit back, relax and be secure in the fact that once the power returns, all your expensive electronics will return to normal.  Insurance for Your Electronics – Whole home surge protectors provide inexpensive insurance compared to the cost of replacing all your electronics. Sales Point Advantage - Differentiate your house from all the other houses on the market.  It’s an inexpensive way to make your house stand out from the competition.  This is a great feature for home builders as well.  This could be the attention to detail the buyer is looking for.  Peace of Mind – You can relax the next time a lightning storm occurs or the next power surge takes place in your area.  You can rest assured that your electrical devices are protected.  It only takes seconds to destroy countless expensive electronic devices, so don’t wait until it is too late!  

Note:  To protect yourself from surges that originate within the house, it is a good idea to take extra precaution and continue to use power strip/surge protectors for extra sensitive or expensive devices.  

How Do I Safely Use A Surge Protector?

Every year fires occur because surge protectors are not being properly used.  Here are some suggestions to keep your surge protectors from being improperly used.

Remember that retail surge protectors are for light loads only.  (computers, printers, and low amperage equipment and NOT fans, heaters, coffeemakers or other similar devices) ALL units should be electrical approved or Underwriters Laboratory (UL) approved.  Each surge protector should be plugged into an outlet NOT another surge protector or another portable power strip.  This can cause overloading. In the event of a large surge or spike (lightning strike), the surge protector will have to be replaced.Use only surge protectors that have an internal circuit breaker.  This will prevent a fire if the surge protector is overloaded or shorted. Check the electrical load of the surge protector.  You can tell if it is overloaded if it is hot to the touch. Do NOT use surge protectors in wet or moist areas. If it needs to be in a moist area, be sure that it is protected by a GFCI unit. Place the surge protector in a location where it can get enough air circulation.  Avoid placing it under the carpet, furniture, or any other place that air circulation is inhibited. Consider purchasing surge protection with cable and phone jacks to provide protection for your phone, fax, television, and computer modem. Check your surge protectors regularly to ensure they are in good condition and functioning properly. Do not use an ungrounded adaptor (two pronged adaptor) to plug in a surge protector.  Use a three pronged adaptor.  Not all surge protectors are created equal.  Make sure the one you purchase can handle your needs. Consider having a surge arrester installed at the fuse box or electrical panel for complete house protection.  This is especially good to have for homes in areas with lots of lightning. 

AFCIS & GFCIs:

Whole House Surge Protector  Shock & Fire Prevention – AFCIs & GFCIs  

Let our friendly service professionals install new arc fault circuit interrupters(AFCIs) and ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) to help prevent electrical hazards in your home or business today. 

An AFCI can detect arc faults like these from normal current flow and stop the transfer of electricity to help prevent electrical fires.

Rest easy tonight….

Safeguard against potentially traumatic electrical fires, shock injuries and electrocution with AFCI and GFCI protection.
 
If you are like most people, you probably have a few power strip surge protectors throughout your house to protect your home from power surges.  Unfortunately, most provide little to no protection against power surges.  

What causes power surges?  Lightning, problems with the utility company’s equipment, large appliances cycling power on and off, faulty wiring, and downed power lines are just a few things that cause power surges.  

What is at risk?  All items that have a microprocessor are at risk during a power surge.  This includes items like:  televisions, computers, refrigerators, washers, dryers, ovens, alarm systems, microwaves and telephones.  It is amazing how many items in your house actually need to be protected from an electrical surge.  If an electrical surge were to occur today, how much money would you stand to lose?

Motion Sensors:

Wireless Lighting Controls: Weldon Wilson Electric, Inc., is committed to providing high quality, energy efficient, and user friendly lighting solutions.  One of the newest lighting solutions is wireless lighting controls.  Wireless lighting controls are a great way to save money while being environmentally conscious.  They allow you to wirelessly control lighting and small appliances in your home.  

Imagine using a hand held remote to control overhead lighting, small appliances, outdoor lighting, holiday lighting, thermostats AND lamps.  Imagine being able to time when your lights will turn on and off during the day.  Envision being able to dim the lights down low or turn them up to full strength whenever you wanted.  Picture a light that was smart enough to know when you entered and exited a room and turned the light on and off automatically.  How convenient would that be?  

Everyone can benefit from wireless lighting controls.  It is convenient, efficient, economical, and provides an element of safety and security.  Do you find it difficult to get up and down and wish there were an easier way to turn lights and small appliances on and off? Do you wish you could turn the lights off from bed after you finish your book or your television show? Do you wish the bathroom light would turn on automatically when you entered? Do you wish that you could turn on your security lights from bed if you heard an alarming noise? Do you wish that you could preset your lamps, security lights, or holiday lights to come on at a specific time? Do you wish you could set the mood to entertain your guest with whatever intensity of light you desired? Do you wish you could turn the light off in the baby’s room without disturbing them?

You don’t have to wish anymore.  Being able to control your lights when you want is no longer a dream, it is a reality.

Lights Camera Action
Lighting Control Stations allow you to control a variety of whole-house lighting scenes from one central control station.  They give you the ability to create a variety of moods with one easy touch of the button.  Different scenes can be accessed by remote as well as the keypad.  Lighting control stations make it easy to set the mood for whatever the occasion without walking through the whole house to set every individual light. 

Time is on Your Side
Timers are an easy way to reduce your energy consumption.  Timers can be used either indoor or outdoor.  They are great for outdoor lighting, holiday lighting, and to leave preset while you are on vacation.  Timers provide convenience and safety while saving you energy and money.  

Sense and Sensibility 
Room Occupancy Sensors enable lights to come one whenever motion is detected and turn off when motion ceases.  Motion sensors are especially useful in bathrooms and bedrooms.  It is especially useful to have in children’s rooms as they often forget to turn lights off after they leave a room or cannot reach the light when they enter.  Room occupancy sensors are yet another great way to save energy and money.  

Dim and Dimmer
Dimmers give you the ability to intimately control your lighting system.  Lighting dimmers allow you to adjust the intensity of the light to meet each individuals needs.  You may want to dim the lights to have a romantic dinner or you may want to brighten the lights to see better while working.  Dimmers affect the warmth, depth, and ambiance of the room while providing energy efficiency.  
Dimmers can be used in any room from the kitchen to bedroom, bathroom or office.  Dimmers are a quick and easy way to make a big difference in the visual presentation of your home. 

Carbon Monoxide Detectors:

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association 2,100 people die from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning each year in the United States.  It is the number one cause of poisoning deaths in the United States.  It is colorless, tasteless, odorless and absolutely preventable.

Is your home protected from carbon monoxide poisoning?  

People who are unconscious due to inebriation or sleep can die before they ever experience the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning.  In addition, depending upon the levels of carbon monoxide in the air you can die within minutes or hours.  A carbon monoxide detector will alert you and your family when there is a risk of being poisoned.

What are the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning? 

The initial symptoms can feel like the flu without the fever.

Look for warning signs like: Dizziness Headaches Nausea> Light Headedness Sleepiness Fatigue or WeaknessIrregular Breathing Vomiting Shortness of Breath Confusion Chest Pain Food Poisoning

Monitor dangerous levels of carbon monoxide in your home with a carbon monoxide detector.

Sources of carbon monoxide: 
Carbon monoxide is found in many household appliances like gas ranges or stoves, gas clothes dryers, water heaters, furnaces and gas or wood fireplaces.  Carbon monoxide can also be produced by fuel burning space heaters, exhaust from cars, gas or charcoal grills, and clogged chimneys or flues.  If items like these are in poorly ventilated areas, carbon monoxide can build up.  Before you know it, you’re surrounded by toxic air that will poison you if you inhale. 

How can I prevent carbon monoxide poisoning? Have CO detectors installed in your home.  At a minimum, have one installed on every level of your home and outside each bedroom. Change the batteries in your CO detector every six to twelve months. Look for Underwriters’ Laboratories or the American Gas Association seal of approval when purchasing gas equipment. Have your gas appliances checked by annually. Do not use flameless chemical heaters indoors or in enclosed spaces.  They burn gas and will allow CO to build up to toxic levels. Have a service expert repair any gas appliance that is not functioning properly. Be sure to open the flue when enjoying a fire in the fireplace or furnace. Do not use a gas oven to heat your home. Do not run a generator, vehicle, or other fueled motors inside.  Even if the garage door is open to the exterior CO can still build up to toxic levels. Only use grills outside in a well ventilated area. Use battery-powered heaters when camping. Keep all gas appliances properly adjusted and use an exhaust fan where appropriate. Know the difference between the sound of your smoke alarm and you CO alarm.

Dedicated Circuits:  

What is a Dedicated Circuit?

All electricity that enters your home goes through your circuit breaker box or fuse box.  Within your circuit breaker box/fuse box you have individual circuits that feed electricity into different sections of your home or business.  Each circuit is protected by a breaker or fuse.  Outlets for small electrical appliances require 15-amp circuits.  Outlets for mid-range items, like hair dryers and toasters, require 20-amp circuits.  Heavy duty appliances like dryers can require anywhere from 30 to 50 amp dedicated circuits and are protected by “double pole” breakers.  For safety reasons, certain medium and heavy duty appliances require their own circuit or a “dedicated circuit”.

Common Appliances that Need Dedicated Circuits:  Electric Range Wall Oven Refrigerator Microwave Freezer Dishwasher Garbage Disposal Kitchen Countertop (2) Toaster Electric Dryer Clothes Washer Space Heater Heating & Air Conditioning Units Furnace Water Heater Garage Door Opener Garage (2) Sump Pump Water Pump Central Vacuum Whirlpool/Jacuzzi/Hot Tub/Sauna Bathroom (2) Blow Dryer 

Anytime you install a heavy duty electrical appliance it needs to have its own dedicated circuit with the appropriate size wire and circuit breaker.  The size of the wire and circuit breaker will depend upon whether the electrical appliance is 120-volts or 240-volts.  

What Happens if I Don’t Have the Right Dedicated Circuits?  
If you don’t have the appropriate dedicated circuit, an appliance may draw more current than the circuit can handle. This can cause the wiring to overheat and the insulation around the wire to breakdown or melt.  Once the insulating barrier around the wire has melted, the current is no longer confined, and can ignite flammable materials within the wall leading to an electrical fire. Fortunately, circuit breakers sense the flow of excess current and stop the surge of current before damage takes place.  If your circuit breaker is continuously tripping, as a safety precaution you should call Weldon Wilson Electric, Inc., to have a dedicated circuit installed.  

If you are remodeling your home or business, adding a new heavy duty electrical appliance or you simply need additional outlets, you will need new dedicated circuits.

Brownwood Electrician
Weldon Wilson Electric Inc.
4507 Danhil Drive
Brownwood TX, 76801
325-643-3110
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