Why do my smoke detectors chirp?

Your smoke detector may be chirping for one of two reasons:

  • Low Battery
  • Defective unit

In most cases it’s a low battery that causes your detector unit to chirp and in cases like this the solution is as simple as a quick battery replacement. On the other hand, a defective unit will chirp at irregular intervals and this needs the attention of a trained electrician. Our team of experienced technicians, at Stryker Electric and Air, can resolve issues you may be experiencing with your smoke detector anytime 24/7/365.

Can I double tap my electrical panel?

This is not recommended. Double tapped electrical panels are considered a defect and also a serious fire hazard. Double tapping means that a single circuit in your breaker is attached to two separate wires. Circuits are not meant to handle multiple connections and these wires can easily come loose, causing sparks that will lead to fire. For your safety, get one of our expert technicians at Stryker Electric and Air to handle a double tapped circuit in a timely, professional fashion.

I have fuse panels running my electricity. How safe is that?

If your home electrical system relies on a fuse panel, it is most likely unsafe. Electrical systems that uses a fuse panel are undoubtedly old, and older electrical systems suffer from the inability to keep up with modern electrical needs. Let Stryker Electric and Air come in and inspect your home and explore options for a more modern electrical solution.

How often should I get my electrical system maintained?

Stryker Electric and Air recommends that you consider scheduled maintenance to the entire electrical system of your building at least once per year. Our team is ready to respond to any emergencies 24/7 if the need arises. With Stryker Electric and Air, you receive comprehensive coverage when you partner with our electricians.

How often should I test my electrical equipment?

Stryker Electric and Air recommends monthly physical examination of your equipment for electrical hazards such as exposed wiring.

If you find a fault with your electrical equipment don’t hesitate to call our experts at Stryker Electric and Air anytime 24/7/365.

Can I change an existing switch to a dimmer switch?

Stryker Electric and Air strongly advises against DIY dimmer switch ‘swap-outs’ unless you are skilled and qualified and understand how to recognize the complexity of wiring and circuitry. No job is too small for Stryker Electric and Air, especially since your safety can be at serious risk with even the simplest of electrical tasks.

I think I burned a fuse by running too many appliances at once! Can you fix that?

Older or outmoded electrical panel boxes are usually to be blamed for fuses that constantly blow. Stryker Electric and Air recommends and performs upgrades to these integral components so that appliances can be fully utilized without fear of damages or incidents of burning smells.

Why doesn’t my light switch work for my lighting fixture?

The simplest explanation is a tripped circuit, which means that the flow of power between the fixture and the switch has been cut off or obstructed.

Other possibilities include burned-out or corroded contacts, damaged wiring, or a problem with the circuitry inside of the light fixture.

My exterior fixture burns out frequently. Should I get it repaired?

Faulty electrical wiring or defective high wattage bulbs can cause burnouts. Contact Stryker Electric and Air if you have the slightest suspicion that your wiring or fixtures may be at fault. No job is too small for our expert technicians.

What is a “short” or a “short circuit”?

A short circuit occurs when there is an unintended diversion of current in a circuit. This can sometimes cause permanent damage to electrical components, and render electronics inoperable.

Stryker Electric and Air guarantees the best of electrical expertise and knowledge when it comes to wiring and configuration of fixtures, to ensure a high standard of safety, sometimes at a level beyond standard electrical building codes.