House Electricity

How To Teach Your Family About Electrical Safety

Electricity is undoubtedly an invaluable tool; however, it is also a hazardous form of energy that we should all treat with an element of caution, making electrical safety-critical information. And like all important information in our lives, we want to share it with our family. We at Lakeview Electric have some tips to help you …

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The Difference Between 2 and 3 Pronged Plugs

Lakeview Electric has over 30 years of experience in the Northern Nevada area, which means we’ve worked with a lot of different clients, as well as many of the same clients again and again. During this time we’ve been asked many questions, especially about residential electrical systems, including wanting to know the difference between a …

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EV Charging Checklist—Setting Up an At-Home EV Charging Station

With a 75% year-over-year increase in sales, electric vehicles are quickly becoming a common sight on both the market and on the road. California, in particular, has taken to these low-emission rides, selling upwards of 150,000 in 2018—only a short year after the sleek Tesla Model 3 was released. As electric vehicles are being woven …

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The Science of Blown Light Bulbs (And How to Stop It)

If you’ve ever turned on a light to have it dramatically bust to pieces, you’ve learned that Snap, Crackle, and Pop are more than just cereal mascots—they’re the sound of bulbs breaking seemingly at random. Replacing a burnt-out bulb is a pain, but dealing with an explosion can be frightening when unexpected. Whether it’s a …

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Setting Up Home Security? Here’s What You Need for Wiring

There are several different types of home security systems available on the market. The selling point of most of these systems is their modular setup, mobile integration, and ease of installation. However, these systems’ downside is that they are often battery-powered and subject to breaking down when we need them most. Many models work to …

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Do Separate Suites Require Separate Breakers?

For many people, buying a house is an excellent opportunity to sublease to a family or friends. The upfront costs are offset gradually by income supplementation—with some planning; you can have the ongoing property costs paid off by the tenants while you keep a little pocket money month-to-month and build equity at the same time. …

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Reducing Fire Risk Through Smart Electrical Systems

Homeowners and renters alike live in fear of house fires. In an instant, your life can turn into a crisis. Today’s technology affords us all safety and security so the whole family can rest easier knowing that the chances for a disastrous house fire are reduced. Here are some high-tech ways in which you can …

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