RG Electric is a dedicated contractor which provides electrical circuit breakers, wiring, switches and outlets, lighting installation, EV charger, and other services in Los Angeles. Our Northridge electrician crew is available both for residential and commercial customers.
You can contact us for any electrical emergency. We operate 24/7 and can arrive in Northridge in a matter of 10 minutes after we receive your call.
Below you can read about some of the services we cover.
Is Your Home an AFCI-Protected?
The electrical system is not the same as it was 30 years ago. Today, we use various electrical devices such as computers, microwave ovens, phone chargers, gaming, and video devices, copy machines, garage door openers, and even hair dryers. On the flip side, the same devices result in a shocking number of electrical fires in our country from year to year. Many homes simply are overloaded by today’s electrical demands. Therefore, they are at a greater risk of arc faults and arc-induced fires.
When does the arc fault happen? It happens when an electrical current arc will jump between wires heating a nearby ignitable source. This is usually a case with old and cracked cables. The solution is to install an Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI), which effectively prevents fires.
An AFCI is a breaker that can detect even the smallest arc and, consequently, shut off the power. This is enough to safeguard your home from fire damage.
If you think that your home is at risk, you can call RG Electric, and our Northridge electrician will come out and perform a safety inspection. We upgrade homes built before the 1980s with the AFCI breakers to provide for decades of fire protection.
Amperage Upgrade Service
You probably know that the volume of electricity is calculated in amperages. The more amperages your wiring operates, the more electrical devices and appliances you can use. However, amperages can be different. For example, older homes that have never upgraded their panels run on 30 or 50 Amps. But today, as we use dishwashers, refrigerators, ovens, and other appliances alike, it’s vital to ensure that the amperage is equivalent to the average electrical load of your house.
If you have noticed that your breaker is tripping, it may be a sign that you need to get your panel upgraded. We can install the so-called sub panel to the existing one, thus increasing your home’s amperage amount.
Tailored Lighting Installation
Each room in your house is meant for different activities. For example, you usually relax in your bedroom or porch, work on a computer in a living room, do photography in a basement, cook a meal in a kitchen, and so on. This is why indoor lighting installation should fit the setting of the apartment.
Here are types of fixtures we can install inside your house:
- Ceiling mounted fixtures
- Wall-built lighting
- Recessed lighting
- Downlights and spotlights
- Decorative trim lights
We also install outdoor lighting to enhance security and visibility within surrounding areas of a house. We highly recommend lightening up stairs, hallways, and entrances to avoid potential injury.
The outdoor lighting we can install:
- Motion sensor lights
- Landscape spotlights
- Garage lighting
- LED lighting
- Post lantern
- Task lighting
- Wall lighting
We want to warn you against DIYing upgrades because they can be dangerous. Instead, let professional electrical technicians like those from RG Electric do the job.
Electrical Outlets Upgrade
To ensure your electrical outlets and switches are in good shape and work properly, our electrical specialists will perform the required upgrade with quality and at the right time.
During the upgrade, we’ll take the following actions:
- Choose an outlet that corresponds to the amperage of the appliances used
- Remove old outlets
- Clean connections from dirt or corrosion
- Install new outlets
- Install GFCI receptacles where needed
- Consider childproofing outlet option when needed
Thanks to our experienced Northridge electrician team, we promise safety and ease of use. We can also help you choose outlets that fit the interior and design of your room.
Same Day Northridge Electrician Service
When experiencing an electrical emergency, the earlier you get the help, the better. Unlike a bulb that gets burned once in a while, serious problems are stressful and life-threatening. That is why it’s essential to know when to call for an electrician.
General electrical emergencies include:
- Flickering lights
- Bulbs get burnt too often
- Smoke from a panel
- Buzzing sound from outlets and switches
- Outlets and switches are hot
- Frequently tripping a circuit breaker
If you are having any of these issues, call (323) 5215131, and we will send a 24/7 Northridge electrician your way.
Get Help At RG Electric
RG Electric provides all kinds of services throughout the Los Angeles area. Visit our services section to see a complete list of electrical solutions we provide. You can also fill out the form to get a quote online.
We can dispatch an electrician to Northridge and any Los Angeles neighborhood, including:
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between AFCI and GFCI?
GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) protects people from electrocution when excess current escapes the wire.
AFCI detects current that leaks through loose, broken, or old wires. When both cases occur, the GFCI or AFCI breaker will trip, thus shutting off the power and preventing fire or shock.
Is the AFCI necessary?
Yes, it is. Even more, codes now require for residential areas to be protected by the AFCI, especially for homes that undergo renovation or remodeling.
How much does it cost to upgrade a panel?
The cost of upgrading an electrical panel varies. The more amperage increase you need, the more expensive it is. For example, upgrading from 60 to 100 Amps will cost around $1000, while upgrading from 100 to 200 Amps will range between $1,200 to $1,500.