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Frequently Asked Electrician Questions - Answered By Red Royal Electric

As a leading electrician in Tampa, Red Royal Electric gets its fair share of questions from our clients. Here we've gathered some of the most commonly asked questions and provided answers from our experts.

What Is Knob And Tube Wiring?

Knob and tube wiring is an early electrical system used in many residential homes up until the 1930s. By today's standards, knob and tube wiring is considered outdated, and it's uncommon in homes built after 1950. Knob and tube wiring differs from modern wiring systems in that it does not have a ground wire to transport excess electricity into the earth when circuits become overloaded. The ground wire is an added safety feature of modern wiring systems that drastically reduces the chance of an electrical fire. Knob and tube wiring also uses rubber as insulation instead of the plastic insulation of modern systems. Typically, if you purchase a home that still has knob and tube wiring installed, experts recommend replacing it with a modern alternative.

My House Has Copper Wiring! Can You Replace It?

Red Royal Electric can handle any of your home's electrical needs, including replacing outdated copper wiring with a safer and better alternative. Call us and let us make this replacement easy and stress-free for you!

What Generator Is Best If A Hurricane Knocks Out My Power?

In case of a power outage during a hurricane, an air-cooled generator is an ideal option to restore electricity to your residential home. There are many different brands, models, and price points for home generators, and a licensed electrician can help you determine the best option for your property. One model that the pros of Red Royal Electric recommend is the 22 KW Generac generator. This model is the largest air-cooled home standby generator on the market. It runs efficiently and more quietly than many alternatives, and its MSRP is the lowest cost per kilowatt of any air-cooled, home standby generator available.

Do You Take Emergency Calls?

We sure do! We may even be able to diagnose your electrical problem right over the phone. If you find yourself suddenly without power or suffering another serious electrical problem, don't stress! You can call Red Royal Electric any time for emergency services. We'll have your home back up and running in no time!

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