Peterson Electric Fort Collins Electrical and Home Automation

How Power Surges and Loose Electrical Connections Affect Fire Detectors

How Power Surges and Loose Electrical Connections Affect Fire Detectors

Linked smoke detectors function on the 120-volt AC electrical system that is hardwired into a building or residence. Most have backup batteries to power the smoke alarms in the event of a power outage. Hardwired smoke alarms are vulnerable to power surges, which may cause…

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Bonding/Grounding Considerations For A Spa

Bonding/Grounding Considerations For A Spa

BONDING/GROUNDING FOR A SPA THE DIFFERENCE OF ELECTRODES AND BONDING CONDUCTORS ON EQUIPMENT In a recent YouTube video, we were asked about the difference of electrodes and bonding conductors on spa equipment. The structure needs to have two ground rods driven outside near the main…

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Electrical Corrections On Home Inspection List

Electrical Corrections On Home Inspection List

ELECTRICAL CORRECTIONS ON HOME INSPECTION LIST Peterson Electric can deal with the results of an electrical inspection, when you are in the process of selling your home. BEWARE TIPS ON HOME INSPECTORS Beware, the home inspectors have no Colorado State Licensing through DORA, Department of Regulatory…

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Lights Are Flickering In My Home, What Could It Be?

Lights Are Flickering In My Home, What Could It Be?

In My Home, Lights Are Flickering What Could It Mean? The compliant is that your lights are flickering. A great example we encountered at a customer’s house was when we pulled off the disconnect cover. You could see how this wires had turned green and started to melt. This shows an out of…

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Problems With Ceiling Fan In A 20 Foot Vaulted Ceiling

Problems With Ceiling Fan In A 20 Foot Vaulted Ceiling In Highlands Ranch, CO there was an issue in a 20 foot vaulted ceiling with a ceiling fan that is squeaking. The fan was a Fanimation Ceiling Fan, a really high end quality fan. Trying…

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