Magic Sun Electric Services
Our electrical services include electrical troubleshooting, dedicated circuits, LED lighting, Solar repair (panels/components), Solar panel cleaning, LED lighting, EV charging stations, back-up generators, whole house fans, and attic exhaust fans.
Electrical / Solar Electrical Troubleshooting
To expertly troubleshoot electrical equipment, problems must be solved by replacing only defective equipment or components in the least amount of time. Troubleshooting is required anytime there is an electrical issue that is causing:
- Electrical outlets not working or …
- An outage from a circuit breaker tripping or …
- Several lights that blink strangely or …
- Receptacles dead because a tripping GFCI won’t reset…
MSE will come out and diagnose the problem and fix it. We also give upfront pricing so there are no surprises.
An attic fans is typically installed in the roof of a house or building to remove hot air from the attic. An attic fan only removed hot air from the attic, rather than the entire living space. Because heat rises, on a hot day, the temperature in the attic can top 100 degrees. The attic air may be 20 degrees or higher than the temperature outside or within other parts of the home. Most experts tell us that attic fans help to reduce energy costs, while also improving ventilation. Attic fans may also be beneficial in extending the life of other major house components, including insulation, roof framing, electrical wiring, venting to name a few. An attic fan can draw less than 300 watts, making it a true energy efficient device. On hot days, an attic fan can reduce the temperature on the upper floors of your home by as much as 10 degrees. Adding a humidistat to your adding fan helps to reduce moisture to keep your attic dry in the colder months.
Whole house Fans
Like an attic fan, whole house fans remove hot air from a home or building. However, instead of simply removing hot air from the attic, a whole house fan removes hot air from the entire house. A whole house fan is an inexpensive and simple way to cool an entire home, often without the need of a central air conditioner. With a whole house fan, cooler air is drawn inside throughout open windows. Warmer air is then forced up into the attic, then out of the house. Whole house fans provide ventilation, improved evaporation and lower interior temperatures. Whole house fans are energy efficient and reduce your energy costs, with estimates of costing only one-tenth as much as running air conditioning. Combining a whole house fan with a ceiling fan keeps homes adequately cool in many climates.
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Popular Choices of EV Chargers
When we reached out to experienced EV drivers, nearly all of them put ClipperCreek equipment at the top of their list. The company has been making these units for more than 15 years. Their equipment doesn’t necessarily get the highest marks for aesthetics, but the same words keep coming up in those recommendations: durable, robust, and even indestructible. No screens, no software, no problems. Recently, ClipperCreek came out with a more affordable unit, well-suited to private garages: the HCS-40. It has a compact size, a 32-amp limit, a 25-foot cord and starts at $565. It’s also available with a NEMA 14-50 or 6-50 plug (great for charging at RV parks) for $589.
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JuiceBox Pro 40
JuiceBox Pro 40 is a smart, WiFi-connected 10-kW Level 2 charging station. It’s currently priced at $599. Electric Motor Werks, the manufacturer based in San Carlos, Calif., is offering this charging station as a pre-configured 40-amp unit, supplied with a 24-foot J1772 cable and a six-foot input cable with 14-50P plug. The chief benefit—beyond its lower price point—is the connectivity and software-upgradability of the charging station. This model comes with WiFi connectivity, energy metering, scheduling, notifications, smartphone app, and it’s ready to adapt with future enhancements being dreamed up by the developer.
Buy at Electric Motor Werks
A faulty electrical service panel in a home places it in danger. The service panel is where the main power line from outside a home enters and is routed throughout the electrical system. The panel also disconnects circuits if excess electricity flows through them by tripping circuit breakers. If the panel starts to malfunction to the point that it can no longer function correctly, not only will it risk shutting down all electricity to the house, it will put it at risk of electrical fires.
If you have an older service panel, you need to pay attention to signs that it may need replacement—before it fully fails. If you detect any of the warning signs below, call an electrician right away to inspect the panel and see if it needs repairs or a complete replacement.
Warnings That You May Need a New Electrical Service Panel
- Constantly tripping circuit breakers: When a panel begins to wear down, it will be more susceptible to power surges through the wires, and consequently will start to disconnect circuits more often. This can also happen because your home energy needs have surpassed the capacity of the service panel. If you find that you are resetting breakers a few times a week, when before you rarely had to resent them more than a few times a year, then the panel is warning you that it needs serious repairs or a full replacement.
- Evidence of electrical fires in the panel: Wires that wear down inside an electrical panel can create fires. These often quickly burn themselves out, but they will leave behind signs that they’ve occurred. If you smell an acrid odor from the panel, or notice charring and discolored marks around the circuit breakers, you’ve probably had an electrical fire in the panel. You need to call for professional assistance right away.
- Breakers will not remain reset: Resetting a tripped breaker should take care of a problem under normal circumstances. But if you discover that a reset circuit breaker in the panel won’t stay reset, or it does not restore power, then you may have a faulty service panel. A professional electrician will be able to determine what the problem is and the best way to fix it.
If you still have an old fuse box rather than a modern service panel with circuit breakers, then you definitely need to have a replacement: fuse boxes are out of date and insufficient for modern electrical needs.
Energy used from lights can be dramatically decreased with LED lighting, while giving your home or business a better lighting appeal. Installing motion detectors or occupancy sensors are also great ways to decrease energy usage. In addition to a typical reduction of energy output by 20% to 50%, LED lights lifespan is much greater than other options as well. Most LED lights have around a 50,000 hour life span compared to 12,000 hours that incandescent lights typically have. This increases the ROI by not having to replace lighting at the same rate as previously required.
A dedicated circuit is set aside with a specific purpose, with its own circuit breaker in your electrical box. A dedicated circuit is intended for use with a single appliance only. No other appliances will be plugged into or utilize the energy from this circuit, making it “dedicated” to that single appliance. Dedicated circuits ensure major appliances that draw a lot of electrical current are able to access the energy they need without overloading your system, blowing a fuse or tripping a circuit breaker.
How do I know if I need a dedicated circuit installed?
The National Electrical Code requires that every fixed appliance be served by a separate, dedicated circuit, not shared with any other appliance. Breakers that are constantly tripping are a good indication of appliances in need of a dedicated circuit. If it has a motor, it typically requires its own circuit. Unsure? Contact an electric professional for help.
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A home standby generator system consists of two products: a standby generator unit and an automatic transfer switch. The two work in concert with your home to ensure when power is lost, it’s only for a matter of seconds before backup power kicks in.
A standby generator system and automatic transfer switch are professionally installed to your home’s existing wiring. Constantly at the ready, the system senses when utility power stops flowing to your home for any reason, thus sensing a power outage. Within seconds, the automatic transfer switch seamlessly transfers your home’s selected electrical circuits and appliances to backup power. Once the generator system senses utility power is back online, your home is automatically transferred back to utility power and the standby generator is shut down until it’s needed the next time.
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Solar Electric Services
Our install services include complete installation packages as well custom designed systems to fit your budget and energy needs. As a company, our goal is to help homeowners own solar with little to no money out of pocket. We will assist you with finance options, incentive maximization, permitting, and interconnections. We also provide system monitoring, and a 25 year performance guarantee!
Protect your solar investment and maximize your production with MSE solar cleaning service. We use brushed designed specifically for solar panels along with water filtration system that doesn’t allow hard water spots to be left behind on the solar panels. Visit MagicSunSolar.com to get more information.
Our solar installation services include complete installation packages as well custom designed systems to fit your budget and energy needs. We will assist you with finance options, incentive maximization, permitting, and interconnections. We also provide system monitoring, and a 25 year performance guarantee. Learn more at MagicSunSolar.com.