25 Jun 2014
If you or someone in your family regularly uses a hairdryer, there’s a good chance that you’ve tripped a breaker at some point. Generally, this happens at the most inconvenient time—probably when you’re getting ready for work or a night out. There are a lot of electrical devices in your house, so why does the little ole’ hairdryer cause so many problems? Part of the problem is the way hairdryers work, but your power outlets and wiring could also be the culprit.
When the Problem is the Hairdryer
Believe it or not, hairdryers actually may just as much power as a microwave (around 1500 watts). Many breakers are rated for 1800 watts, so they can’t handle the load if you have several other electrical devices—like a vacuum, TV, computer, or lamp—plugged in along with the hair dryer.
18 Jun 2014
A home power outage can happen without warning and at the most inconvenient time. Really, there isn’t a convenient time to lose electricity. We often forget just how much we rely on power throughout the day until we lose it.
The loss of lights, refrigerators, washers and dryers, computers and electronic devices, and more make residential power outages both irritating and disruptive– there are a number of steps you can take to fix the situation.
Diagnose the Problem
Imagine going to a restaurant and being asked to pay to see the menu. You probably wouldn’t wait around to hear about the soup du jour. Yet that is what many electrical companies in Denver expect. Before customers even have a chance to review their options, they are asked to pay a trip charge or service fee.
At Piper Electric Co., Inc., we have always offered free electrical service estimates in Denver and surrounding areas because we believe that you should know exactly what you are getting before you spend a penny. It doesn’t matter to us if you are a homeowner, business owner, or plant manager, we will assess your electrical issues and give you a fair estimate before you owe us anything.
Thirty-one years ago, no one had a cellphone, let alone a smartphone. The PC was just being introduced. The Internet was still being developed, and people listened to music on cassettes. A lot has changed in 31 years. What hasn’t changed, though, is the outstanding customer service and high electrical expertise that is provided by Piper Electric Co., Inc. in the Denver area. We started as a small electrical services company devoted to customer satisfaction and loyalty; after more than three decades, these core values have solidified us as the top electrical contractor in Denver.
A 31-Year Record of Achievement
We are proud to have received commendation for our service over the years. Thanks to 27,000 service calls without an unresolved complaint, we have an A+ rating with the Denver Better Business Bureau and have received the Gold Star award for seven years in a row, as well as the BBB’s Torch Award. We are honored to be a member of Team Dave Logan and have earned his only endorsement for an electrical company in the Denver metro area.