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Electrical FAQ's: You ask, we answer.

Below are some of the most commonly asked questions we've received. If you have questions you don’t see below, please contact us directly and we would be happy to help you!

I want to save money on my utility bills and lower my overall energy usage. Can you help?

Yes! We offer whole home energy consultations that can provide areas of improvement in your home. We can advise on LED retrofitting and panel upgrades that can mean less energy used and more money saved on your monthly power bill.

How much do you charge?
We offer free consultations for renovation, new construction, and energy management services. As we specialize in lighting and lighting control, we do not offer electrical troubleshooting, service calls or repairs. Call us today to find out more!

When is the best time to get you involved in my project?
As early as possible. If we become involved in the design or building phase of a project, then we can assist in the layout of needed power, as well as in the location of lighting.

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Why DIY Electrical Work is a Dangerous Idea

DIY or Do-It-Yourself projects can be a great way to improve the value of your home and save money at the same time. But with certain repairs like electrical work, it's best to hire a qualified professional for an effective and safe repair. Hiring a professional electrician will save you time, money and hassle.

"I can do this electrical work myself and save money," you tell yourself. Homeowners can occasionally get a romantic idea of themselves as weekend warriors: trips to the home improvement store, researching tutorials on YouTube, and rolling up their sleeves to make their dream home a reality. There’s nothing wrong with any of that, until it comes to electricity. Electricity is inherently dangerous and if a job isn't done right, the danger of electrocution or fire is multiplied exponentially. The cost of hiring an electrician is far less than the price you pay if something goes wrong with your amateur electrical work. DIY'ers who venture into the electrical world as part of their home improvement projects rarely come away with a positive experience because DIY electrical work is a really bad idea.

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8 Benefits of LED Lighting

The benefits of installing LED Lighting in your home or business are almost endless. LED (Light Emitting Diode) bulbs are energy efficient, cost effective, and durable.

LED bulbs are the latest advancement in lighting, and offer a great alternative in replacing your current halogen or standard lights. Below is a list of ways that having OBOT Electric install LED lighting in your home can save you time, energy and money:

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4 Tips for Choosing a Qualified Electrician

If you have a little knowledge regarding electrical work, you can easily change light bulbs and adjust your breaker when you've got too much plugged in. However, for pretty much any electrical work

If you have a little knowledge regarding electrical work, you can easily change light bulbs and adjust your breaker when you've got too much plugged in. However, for pretty much any electrical work beyond that, you need to hire a qualified, licensed, and certified electrician. This includes even the smallest of tasks, like installing an additional power outlet or light switch.

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