Monday, March 18, 2019

Look, but Don’t Touch.

No question, electricity is an important, everyday part of our lives, but it’s also extremely dangerous.  If you have a utility pole near your home, keep your distance!   If a downed power line occurs nearby, never approach the area.  It’s amazing how obvious this fact is, yet Americans die every year touching them.

Just what does a utility pole consist of –

1.  Transmission wires…they carry electricity at up to 500 kilovolts
2.  Communication lines…used for cable tv, telephones, etc.
3.  Distribution wires…they carry the power to your home
4.  Transformer…this metal cannister converts high voltage to low voltage

Look, it’s okay to be curious.  I am curious about lions, but I wouldn’t jump into their habitat at the Albuquerque zoo and feed one!  Whenever you see a downed power line call us immediately to fix the problem.  We are Daylight Electric and Appliance serving all of Belen and the ABQ area.  That phone number for any electrical problem is (505) 864-3980.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Hook ‘em Up and Keep ‘em Home.

What does that mean?  Well, as it pertains to RV’s and your driveway you CAN in many cases live in there without actually living in your Albuquerque area home.  Did you know that?  First things first, we are not advocating that you live in your RV for and extended period, but maybe these upcoming moderate weather months make it more practical.

You can hook up your RV to your home’s electrical system, but you probably won’t be able to run every appliance or use the electricity 24/7.  Your RV will need at least a 30/50 Amp hookup to power the rig.  Accomplishing this safely for the long haul is probably the work of a professional HVAC company.

At Daylight Electric and Appliance, we have hooked up power to RV’s for decades.  We are professional electric and appliance hook up experts serving our hometown of Belen as well as the entire Albuquerque area.  Before you decide to hook up your RV to your home’s power please give us a call at (505) 864-3980.