Electrical Emergencies – Who to Call?

Electricity is an extremely powerful tool in the world today. It is used every single day, though it can be very dangerous if used incorrectly. If you experience an emergency with your electrical system, do you know who to call? If there is any sign of fire, smoking, or burning, we recommend calling your local […]

How do I fix my tripped breaker?

It’s inevitable – you have a tripped breaker at the worst time. If you haven’t ever looked inside your electrical panel, there are switches called breakers. If you’ve never had to open up your panel to see if one of these was tripped – lucky you! If you are like the majority of people, you […]

Six Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Electrician

Are you interested in hiring an electrician? If you live in the Raleigh, Apex, Cary, or Holly Springs areas in North Carolina, then you know there are a lot of home service professionals to choose from. So, how do you know which electrician is the best fit for you and your needs? We have put […]

What is GFCI Protection?

Have you seen an outlet with the letters GFI or GFCI on it in your home? Have you wondered what those letters mean and/or why they’re only in some places? A GFCI, or ground fault circuit interrupter, is a very important part of electrical safety. They can help stop excess electricity from causing harm to […]

Are You Prepared for a Power Surge?

At some point in your life, you have probably experienced a power surge. A power surge happens when more voltage than normal unexpectedly passes through electrical wires and into your devices. A surge can be anywhere from five volts to thousands of volts, depending on the cause. They can be caused by things both inside […]

When Should You Replace Your Smoke Detectors?

Smoke detectors play a vital role in keeping you and your family safe. While most homeowners in Apex, Cary, Raleigh & Durham don’t have to think about them unless there is a problem, they don’t last forever, and it is important to keep track of the last time they were changed. What Kind of Smoke […]

Do I Need a New Electrical Panel?

“Do I need a new electrical panel?” This is a common question we get from homeowners every day. The answer, like most things, is “it depends”. Every home’s electrical system operates differently. However, here are the seven most common reasons we see as to why your panel would need to be replaced. Age of Your […]

Who are the Best Electricians in Raleigh, North Carolina? (Reviews / Ratings)

Each year, we at AstroWatt Electric serve 1000’s of homes in the Great Raleigh area (i.e. Durham, Chapel Hill, Apex, Cary, Holly Springs). However, we can’t serve everyone. We know there are tens of thousands of homeowners who also need an electrician they can trust. So, who are the best electricians in Raleigh? As you […]

Do I Need a Whole Home Surge Protector in North Carolina?

A whole home surge protector will protect all of your home’s appliances, electronics and lights from a power surge. Our professional recommendation is to have a whole home surge protector installed on your home. The peace of mind that it will deliver is second-to-none. We go to many client’s homes who recently had a surge […]

How Much Does it Cost to Hook Up a Hot Tub in Raleigh?

Wondering how much does it cost to hook up a hot tub from an electrical standpoint? Did you just order a hot tub? Are you thinking about ordering a hot tub? Either way, the next question is usually “What do I need to do to hook the hot tub up once it arrives?” For a […]