If you are planning any projects around the house that involve digging or driving objects into the ground, do yourself a huge favor and “call before you dig”! A short time ago, I was having my gravel driveway finished with concrete. The crew came out and installed the wooden form that would make up the […]
About Tim Jackson
Tim Jackson is Director of Service Operations at Belco Electric. He joined Belco in 2000 and holds an Unrestricted Electrical Master Contractor license. He specializes in the residential electrical area.
Entries by Tim Jackson
As spring approaches here in Atlanta, now is a good time to assess your surge protection system to help guard against lightning damage to the electronic devices in your home. Of course, nothing can guard against a direct lightning strike, but there are steps you can take to minimize lightning and surge damage.
Where can you go to find an honest, quality contractor if you don’t have a referral from someone you trust? This is a question that most people will face sooner or later. We all have need of a service company or contractor at some point. Whether it be a Plumber, Heating & Air, Electrician, Roofer, […]
There is a relatively new electrical safety device on the market and it can save your life! What is this wonderful device you ask? It is the Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupter, commonly referred to as an AFCI. It was introduced in 1999 and has been slowly incorporated into the National Electrical Code over the years.
Our electrical systems are busy 24 hours a day, 7 days a week providing comfort, security and convenience in our day to day lives. This is also a system that we rarely think about. It’s not something you can hear, see, or smell under normal circumstances, so it’s easy to forget that it’s working for […]
Spring is one of the most active seasons for lightning strikes and the damage that comes with them. Here in the Southeast United States, we live in the most active region for lightning strikes in North America and one of the top places in the world for frequency of lightning strikes. Lightning is one of […]
We are proud to introduce our guest blogger, Buddy Wofford with AquaGuard Basement Systems. AquaGuard provides solutions to foundation repair and waterproofing needs. They are also the experts in basement and crawlspace waterproofing and encapsulation. Belco Electric works with AquaGuard and can provide safe and reliable power to sump pumps and dehumidifiers associated with the […]
If you own a home that was built prior to the mid 90’s and have had to replace your electric clothes dryer or range, you have most likely run into the dilemma of how to plug a 4-prong cord into an existing 3-prong outlet. Can the cord on the appliance be changed or do you […]
Ceiling fans enhance our indoor lives with a cooling breeze in the Summer and a beneficial circulation of warm air in the Winter. However, the benefits of ceiling fans are not exclusive to indoor environments. Outdoor ceiling fans can make a hot, sticky, mosquito infested outdoor area cool and relatively bug free! So, can one […]
By now most people are aware of the need for surge protection for their computers and TV’s, but is there more in the modern home that you should be concerned with when it comes to power surges? Technology is finding it’s way into more and more of the items we use everyday.