QUEEN CITY ELECTRICIAN AMHERST NY
WE ARE LOCAL LICENSED ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS.
PROVIDING ELECTRICIAN SERVICES FOR AMHERST AND THE SURROUNDING AREAS.
Licensed Electrician in Amherst New York
Queen City Electrician Amherst NY
WE ARE A PREFERRED CHOICE FOR AN ELECTRICIAN AMHERST NY. ESTABLISHED IN 2011, QUEEN CITY ELECTRIC, LLC HAS SINCE BEEN SERVING ALL OF AMHERST NEW YORK’S ELECTRICAL CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE NEEDS. OUR ELECTRICIANS ARE AMONG THE VERY BEST IN THE INDUSTRY. YOU CAN VISIT OUR CONTACT US PAGE TO GET IN TOUCH TODAY!
WE PRIDE OURSELVES IN OUR COMMITMENT TO OUR CONTINUING EDUCATION IN THE ELECTRICAL FIELD. THIS ENSURES WE CAN OFFER THE LEADING EDGE OF ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONS TO ALL OF OUR CUSTOMERS.
WE EVALUATE EACH OF OUR PROJECTS WITH THE SAME LEVEL OF ATTENTION AS TO NOT MISS OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP CLIENTS SAVE MONEY OR FIND POTENTIAL HAZARDS.
AS THE LEADING AMHERST NY ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR, MOST OF OUR WORK IS DONE LOCALLY SO WE ARE VERY FAMILIAR WITH LOCAL INSPECTORS AND CODES NECESSARY TO COMPLETE THE PROJECT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME.
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ELECTRICIANS SERVICING AMHERST NY
QUEEN CITY ELECTRICIAN AMHERST NY
We specialize in residential service work and new installations of all types.
We service commercial customers with new buildouts and retrofits as well as all other types of service work.
Have an emergency? We have electricians on call to handle your needs promptly!
WORK & PROJECTS
Queen City Electric is completing projects every day for a variety of satisfied customers! Our years of experience allows us to take on projects of all types.
Electrician Amherst NY Q&A
How do I know if my electrician is licensed in Amherst NY?
There are a couple of ways to verify if your electrical contractor is licensed. One way to do this is to call your local building department and ask if they have your electrician’s company name on file. Another way is to ask your electrician if they can provide you with an updated license number or copy of their actual license.
How do I know if my electrical contractor has insurance?
In Amherst it’s a requirement for licensed electricians to carry general liability insurance. If you ask to named additional insured or added as a certificate holder for your project you can rest assured you’re covered in the event of an accident. You can search more on this at our about us page.
Do electricians charge by the hour?
Many times projects of all sizes large or small can be estimated at a flat rate cost. When this can’t be done an electrical contractor will often offer a T&M or time and material option. Time and material projects help to perform the necessary tasks that had an unknown project scope duration and bill just for the time and material necessary to complete the project. If your project is a residential project you can check out our residential electrician page for more info.
What is an LED light?
An LED is a light-emitting diode. These are an energy-efficient way of producing light. LEDs come in multiple levels of color and brightness measured in Kelvins and Lumens. A standard light incandescent light bulb lasts around 1000 hours and an LED can last 50,000 hours or more. Also, LEDs are way less on energy consumption than your standard light bulb consuming on average 70-85% less power.
How do I hire an electrician?
A first step to hiring a qualified licensed electrician in Amherst NY should be to check them out on the BBB. Trusting the company you call to come and complete your electrical project should be on your top priority list. Trusted companies will display this on their website as a way for customers to verify that they don’t have any complaints against their business practices. Second would be to call the electrician and offer details about your project and inquire about their pricing and availability to complete your project. Queen City Electric is always available to discuss in detail any upcoming projects and has quick solutions for emergency type service.
Why choose an Electrician in Amherst NY?
Choosing to work with a local licensed electrician in Amherst is a smart idea because they will be most familiar with the local codes and construction of your home or business.
What is a GFI?
A GFCI or ground fault circuit interrupter is used to help prevent injury to personnel. They are to be installed in wet or exterior locations as described in the National Electrical Code. These devices are used to measure the electrical hazards associated with the imbalance of current flow that is caused in the event of a ground fault. They essentially will cut off power to the circuit or receptacle being utilized in the event they sense outgoing current does not match the returning current on that circuit. This is what helps in the case where someone is being shocked to safely de-energize the circuit. These should be tested frequently to verify they are in proper working order.
How do I know my electrician is qualified and has experience?
Most experienced electricians have no issues discussing their background in the electrical field. Licensing is important but it’s even more important that your technician has the experience to back up the code requirements. Most journeyman level electricians will have at least 5 years’ experience. The more years of experience the better because there is a lot to learn in the electrical field. If you have any questions about your electrical system or it’s safety make sure to ask when your electrician is on-site as it’s easiest to determine the proper solutions visually.
How often should I change my smoke detectors?
The general consensus is every 7 to 10 years to change smoke detectors out. The batteries should be replaced once a year. They do have 5 year batteries that are sold online and are typically a 9 volt. Keep in mind smoke detectors need to stay clear of excess dust and smoke or grease as this can cause them to fail prematurely.
What is the NEC?
The NEC is also known as the National Electrical Codebook. This is a big part of the foundational laws that regulate the proper installation and safety standards for electricians and electrical contractors to adhere to. The electrical codebook is updated every three years. Different municipalities such as the City of Amherst will adopt different variations of the code as they see fit. As a licensed electrician in Amherst NY, Queen City Electric stays up to date on the current codes to ensure proper most up to date installation methods and requirements.
Why is my switch hot?
We often get asked, why is my switch hot? A hot switch can be caused for several reasons. Often times that switch is actually a dimmer and they are designed to dissipate heat to help keep the switch at an optimal operating temperature. If the load on the dimmer is too high that can actually cause too much heat and overload the dimmer. We recommend having your switch visually inspected and calculate the load on the dimmer to ensure proper operation and determine if it’s needing to be replaced. If you have a standard switch like a toggle or Decora style paddle switch and it feels warm or hot you should contact an electrician right away. In this scenario, you may have a loose connection or to much power flowing through the switch and that can cause damage or fire on the circuit. Check out our emergency service page to find out more if you might have an urgent matter.
Who provides the material for my electrical installations?
Often times your electrical contractor will provide the materials for electrical installations, this can be discussed during the estimation process. It’s usually best to provide your own ceiling lights or ceiling fans that are to be installed to your electrician as these items are of personal taste.
Can an electrician help select my light fixture?
Most of the time if you ask your electrician to provide you with some helpful ideas when choosing the proper lights. They will know how much light might be good for a certain space or the number of lights necessary to illuminate a space properly. If your project is commercial then please check out our commercial electrician page for more information on commercial lighting.
Do you serve other locations besides Amherst NY?
We are a well known trusted electrican servicing Amherst NY but we also service the surrounding areas. We service Williamsville NY as well as Lockport NY to name a couple.
Do you offer free electrical estimates?
Queen City Electric offers free estimates and a 24 hour emergency service.
Whats the best way to contact you?
You can contact us by filling out an online form which will reach us via email or you can always call us at the number provided on this webpage.
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