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We are a full-service electrical contractor providing exceptional quality and
value-oriented services to residential, commercial and industrial clients of all sizes.
We offer an unbeatable LIFETIME warranty on all work preformed.
Can you say that about your current electrician?
The reason we can offer you such a great price is that we get all of our material DIRECT from the manufacturer and as a courtesy we can pass that savings on to you!
Our commitment to our clients is unsurpassed. We are easily accessible by phone and email.
We recognize the value of your time, and work hard to avoid unnecessary delays.
All of our employees have to pass a rigorous background check and are drug tested monthly through a third-party company.
You can rely on our technicians to arrive on schedule and ensure that all work is completed in a timely manner.
New Construction, Remodel & Service
Registered & Fully Insured up to 2 million dollars
*** Special crew for Real Estate Professionals in need of Electrical Contractor***
We are licensed and insured Master Certified Electricians. If you need electrical related service Renaissance Electric and Power Systems is your one stop source. We offer the most competitive rates in the area. We offer 24-Hour Service and Repair Troubleshooting. Renaissance Electric and Power Systems has special crews available for real estate investors working with limited budgets and tight turnaround schedules.
ATTENTION: BUILDERS AND REAL ESTATE INVESTORS
We prepared bids for all your project needs. We specialize in new construction or complete renovation of your assets.
IF YOU'RE A BUILDER OR HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTOR...
and you're not happy with your current electrical contractor or you have some overflow,
give us a call at 1-888-681-WIRE.
Below is a partial list of the services we offer:
Rewiring (partial and complete)
New Circuit and Panel upgrades
Outlets: standard, GFCI and AFCI Circuit Protection, 220v, 110v
Replace old outlets and switches for new & add ground for old homes.
Switches: standard, deco, dimmer, 3 ways, garbage disposal
All lighting: can lights, recessed lights, track lights, fluorescent lights, motion sensor lights, patio lights
Ceiling Fans, A/C (air conditioners), Computers, Heating System Installations
Home theater installation
Pool, Jacuzzi & Spa
Security and Area Lighting
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling
Renovation and Addition
Electrical system evaluations with detailed analysis breakdowns
Electrical Maintenance and Service Contract
Quality Workmanship / Competitive Prices
Electrical Inspections / Emergency Repairs
Corrections / Electrical Additions
Service Upgrades / Fixture replacement
And much more…
Call Us at 1-888-681-WIRE for a Free Estimate
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Are you one of the hundreds of people around Pittsburgh that have been effected by the recent storms? If so, please keep reading.
Not long ago, we were about halfway through a job of completely rewiring a 2,900-square-foot house in Homestead, Pa, when the owners decided to save some money and not install whole-house protection against power surges. Sure enough, soon after the house was finished, we got a phone call from the distressed owners: Lightning had struck a utility pole near their house, sending a tidal wave of voltage through the wires, past the main breaker panel, and into the house. It burned out the motherboard in the Sub-Zero refrigerator, fried the temperature controls in the double-wall oven, killed six dimmers, two computers, and every GFCI plug in the house, It was an $11,000 loss.
Many homeowners believe that adequate surge protection begins and ends with plugging their computer into a power strip. Unfortunately, that's seldom the case. First of all, not all surge protectors live up to their name; some are little more than glorified extension cords. Second, a surge will follow any wire into a house — phone and cable lines included — and threaten fax and answering machines, televisions, satellite systems, computers, and modems. And third, as the owners in the Homestead remodel discovered, delicate electronic circuitry has proliferated throughout our homes, leaving common appliances as vulnerable as computers to the effects of surges.
A power surge may last for only a few millionths of a second, but at its worst, it carries tens of thousands of volts, enough to fry circuit boards, crash hard drives, and ruin DVD and home-entertainment systems. Lightning-induced surges are the most powerful and most feared: A 200,000-amp jolt crashing through a power line will burn standard 20-amp wiring like a light bulb filament. But a lightning strike has to be less than a mile from the house to cause harm, and in fact most surge-related damage is not caused by lightning.
Far more common, if not as dramatic, are surges caused by downed power lines, sudden changes in electricity use by a nearby factory, or even the cycling on and off of laser printers, electric dryers, air conditioners, refrigerators, and other energy-sucking devices in the home. The damage inflicted by these minor power fluctuations can be instantaneous — but may not show up for some time.
You might not even notice it. Then a year or so later your microwave stops working.
From televisions and DVD players to refrigerators and ranges, today's electronics and appliances are smarter- and more sensitive- than ever. They contain computer chips that can be damaged by even a minor electrical surge.
Point-of-use surge strips provide only partial protection. They provide limited protection for the equipment plugged into them, and no protection for all the appliances and systems that aren't connected to them.
When sensitive equipment, such as a computer, is connected to multiple sources (AC power and telephone connections), the electronics can be destroyed by surges that transition from the electrical line to the telephone line or vice versa.
Ask us how to protect your home and prevent the loss of tens of thousands of dollars for less than you would expect.
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Testimonial From: Belinda Barnett, Ph.D.
"I contacted Renaissance Electric on a referral from another company that had done some remodeling in my home. I needed some rewiring done, as the original wiring in the house was, shall we say, not exactly as safe as one might like it to be. When he came to see the problem and give me an estimate, I found the techs to be professional, no-pressure, and willing to take time to answer any and all questions. They scheduled the service quickly, within a week. They arrived on time (9am) and on the first day, the Pittsburgh weather unexpectedly got in the way of something they needed to do on the outside of the house - so they stayed 3-4 hours later than they had planned in order to finish a different part of the job that they had originally planned to complete the next day (until about 8pm). The job was complete the next day, at the exact price they quoted."
"Therefore, I can summarize my experience with Renaissance Electric in one word: fabulous. To be honest, I was not even aware that they were even here (I work during the day, and felt comfortable leaving them access to my house) - to me, I simply came home and had a beautiful new circuit breaker with upgraded electricity, and newly wired bathrooms. I have not had any problems with their work, and in fact the owner has been very kind and responsive to a few frantic emails that I have sent to him that clearly demonstrated my lack of knowledge of anything related to electricity beyond flipping a switch... He has always responded promptly and has never taken it as an opportunity to "create" a call in order to make money, as we know some companies will do."
"Not only would I give them my highest recommendation, I do in fact plan to use Renaissance Electric again in the near future. I have every confidence that you will be more than pleased with their work."
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A quick courtesy service announcement from your friends at Renaissance Electric. Wishing you a safe and happy holiday season.
Check for outlets that have loose-fitting plugs, which can overheat and lead to fire. Replace any missing or broken wall plates. Make sure there are safety covers on all unused outlets that are accessible to children.
Make sure cords are in good conditions - not frayed or cracked. Make sure they are placed out of traffic areas. Cords should never be nailed or stapled to the wall, baseboard or to another object. Do not place cords under carpets or rugs or rest any furniture on them.
Check to see that cords are not overloaded. Additionally, extension cords should only be used on a temporary basis; they are not intended as permanent household wiring. Make sure extension cords have safety closures to help prevent young children from shock hazards and mouth burn injuries.
Make sure your plugs fit your outlets. Never remove the ground pin (the third prong) to make a three-prong fit a two-conductor outlet; this could lead to an electrical shock. NEVER FORCE A PLUG INTO AN OUTLET IF IT DOESN'T FIT. Plugs should fit securely into outlets. Avoid overloading outlets with too many appliances.
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs)
GFCIs can help prevent electrocution. They should be used in any area where water and electricity may come into contact. When a GFCI senses current leakage in an electrical circuit, it assumes a ground fault has occurred. It then interrupts power fast enough to help prevent serious injury from electrical shock. Test GFCIs regularly according to the manufacturer's instructions to make sure they are working properly.
Check the wattage of all bulbs in light fixtures to make sure they are the correct wattage for the size of the fixture. Replace bulbs that have higher wattage than recommended; if you don't know the correct wattage, check with the manufacturer of the fixture. Make sure bulbs are screwed in securely; loose bulbs may overheat.
Circuit Breakers / Fuses
Circuit Breakers and fuses should be the correct size current rating for their circuit. If you do not know the correct size, have an electrician identify and label the size to be used. Always replace a fuse with the same size fuse.
Water & Electricity Do Not Mix!
Don't leave plugged in appliances where they might fall in contact with water. If a plugged-in appliance falls into water, NEVER reach in to pull it out - even if it's turned off. First turn off the power source at the panel board and then unplug the appliance. If you have an appliance that has gotten wet, don't use it until it has been checked by a qualified repair person.
If an appliance repeatedly blows a fuse, trips a circuit breaker or if it has given you a shock, unplug it and have it repaired or replaced.
Entertainment / Computer Equipment
Check to see that the equipment is in good condition and working properly; look for cracks or damage in wiring, plugs and connectors. Use a surge protector bearing the seal of a nationally recognized certification agency. Or let us install a whole house surge protector.
Electric-powered mowers and other tools should not be used in the rain, on wet grass or in wet conditions. Inspect power tools and electric lawn mowers before each use for frayed power cords, broken plugs and cracked or broken housings. If damaged, stop using it immediately. Call us to repair it or replace it. Always use an extension cord marked for outdoor use and rated for the power needs of your tools. Remember to unplug all portable power tools when not in use. Since metal ladders conduct electricity, watch out for overhead wires and power lines.
During an electrical storm, do not use appliances (i.e., hairdryers, toasters and radios) or telephones (except in an emergency); do not take a bath or shower; keep batteries on hand for flashlights and radios in case of a power outage: and use surge protectors on electronic devices and appliances.
Space Heaters are meant to supply supplemental heat. Keep space heaters at least 3 ft. away from any combustible materials such as bedding, clothing, draperies, furniture and rugs. Don't use in rooms where children are unsupervised and remember to turn off and unplug when not in use.
Halogen Floor Lamps
Halogen floor lamps operate at much higher temperatures than a standard incandescent light bulb. Never place a halogen floor lamp where it could come in contact with draperies, clothing or other combustible materials. Be sure to turn the lamp off whenever you leave the room for an extended period of time and never use touchier lamps in children's bedrooms or playrooms.
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When the temperature climbs above 82F and you decide to use air conditioning, you can shut the windows and crank up the air knowing that the attic fan will save up to 30% on cooling costs by getting rid of trapped super hot air that tends to collect in attics and cause heat to back up into the home.
Attic temperatures can get up to 150F without an attic fan. Attic fans create a positive air-flow through your attic that does not rely on wind or require excessive passive venting. Excessive passive venting can cause excessive moisture infiltration in the form of snow or rain. The attic fan is normally mounted up on the roof of the home toward the back about two feet down from the peak. It goes on and off automatically with a thermostat, so it only runs when it is beneficial. The attic fan has a flashing that fits in with the shingles and is water-proof. Attic fans use less than 300 Watts, and offer these important advantages:
1. Lowers upstairs room temperatures by 10F.
2. Lengthens roof life by keeping shingles cooler.
3. With an optional humidistat, keep attics dry during winter months.
4. Saves up to 30% on air-conditioning costs
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