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Smarten Up Your Home

Posted On December 20, 2018

We can help smarten up your home to thwart the wet bandits!  Google Assistant plus smart appliances = more security for your home.  Watch their video here:
Call today for a free quote 919-888-3500

Greener Communities - Solar Panel Energy

Posted On November 29, 2018

Are you willing to pay more for a greener home? How about a greener community?
Developer Syd Kitson has been building a planned community north of Ft. Meyers, Florida, that is just that.

See the story at this news site: Babcock Ranch

Or, watch the news video here:

Meanwhile, visit your Service Electrician for Apex, Cary, Holly Springs, and Raleigh, for your current electrical service needs!

Home Generators for Emergencies

Posted On October 2, 2018

Bought a generator this past month?
Call us to schedule a free quote to install a generator interlock and Inlet outlet so you're prepared for the next storm!
Need a fuse box upgrade?  Call us for an Apex panel change!
Meanwhile, visit your Service Electrician for Apex, Cary, Holly Springs, and Raleigh, for your current electrical service needs!

Let Arc Light up your yard!

Posted On June 29, 2018

How many Oscar winners does it take to screw in a light bulb?
Just One! But they couldn't do it without the support of their manager, agent, the academy and of course Mom and Dad!

ARC Electric has now installed:

1646 LED lights replacing incandescents!

that’s a savings of 244,447kw/hrs a year!

Or $26,889.22 in savings to our customers.

* based on an average of the lights being on 8hrs. a day, 60watt bulbs to LED equivalent

See Arc Electric for all of your residential lighting needs!

Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters

Posted On May 24, 2018

: Installing Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs) could prevent half of the home electrical fires that occur each year.

 Call Arc Electric for a home electrical safety inspection!

Learn more: http://ow.ly/o2AH30jL8R0 



Safety Tips - Flood Damage

Posted On April 20, 2018

#Floodwater contaminants can create #fire hazards if electrical wiring & equipment have gotten wet. In the aftermath of a flood, there may be hidden electrical hazards.
Before beginning the cleanup effort, have a qualified Cary commercial electrician check the house wiring, assess other damages and proceed with repair work.
Learn more from the ESFI Safety pages!:

Safety Tips - Space Heaters

Posted On April 20, 2018

According to @NFPA, space heaters cause of 79% of all fatal home heating fires. DO NOT plug a space heater into a power strip or extension cord. They are not designed to handle the high current flow of a space heater and can overheat and catch fire.
Power Strip Cannot Support Space Heater  
Contact your Apex commercial electrician for your additional electric needs.

For those who have a hard time with home maintenance schedules, check out HomeZada. Remember to test your GFCI's!

HomeZada software provides a digital hub of information for your home. Get organized and save money managing your home with HomeZada. Get started today!
Avoid Expensive Repair Costs and Reduce Energy Bills

An annual home maintenance schedule is created for you with alerts and reminders of important monthly maintenance tasks to make sure your home is efficient, safe, and healthy for your family.

A pipe leak above this panel caused all of this corrosion in a fairly new panel.
Your Electrical Service Panel is the heart of your electrical system it distributes power from your service provider to every electrical device in your home or business. If this fails or is out of date major problems can occur, loss of power, damage to electrical appliances, and at worst an electrical fire.
Contact an Apex commercial electrician at Arc Electric, and schedule a panel change for your residence or commercial building!

Power of Past Posts - Angie's List Award

Posted On January 15, 2018

Our team has done it once again!
We have received Angie's List Super Service Award 2 years in a row!
Thanks to all our customers for such great reviews!
Angie's List is an American home services website. Founded in 1995, it is an online directory that allows users to read and publish crowd-sourced reviews of local businesses and contractors

Give Your Home an Electrical Safety Checkup

Just as regular wellness checkups are critical for maintaining your health, routine safety checkups are critical for the safety of your home.  Use ESFI's handy Electrical Safety Checkup list to ensure that you can identify and correct potential electrical hazards around your home before an electrical fire or incident can result.  
Regularly check the vitals of your home, and encourage your friends and loved ones to do the same!
Visit the National Electrical Safety Month section of the website for additional resources and suggestions for facilitating a local electrical safety awareness campaign.

Give Your Home an Electrical Safety Checkup.  Download this Checklist from the Electrical Safety Foundation International Inc., and visit the ESFI site, here!  http://www.esfi.org/

This post was originally made October 2015 in Facebook.  As you can see by the image above, we are STILL NUMBER ONE!
We're the #1 rated Electricians in Raleigh! Thank you to all our customers for the kind words!
The Best 10 Electricians in Raleigh, NC Top Electricians in Raleigh, NC Arc Electric Inc., Streamline Plumbing & Electric Inc, Express Electrical Service, Michael & Son Services, Miller & Miller Electric, Richard's and Son Electrical Service, Expert Express Inc, Wright Brothers… yelp.com

What Does a Tamper Resistant Receptacle (TRR) Do?

Posted in Home Safety by ESFi

Tamper resistant receptacles (TRRs) provide a simple, permanent solution for preventing common childhood shock and electrical burn injuries caused by tampering with a wall outlet.

  1. Unprotected outlets are a hazard for small children.
  2. Serious injuries result when common household objects are pushed into the slots.
  3. TRRs replace standard outlets to protect children from injury.
  4. A built-in shutter system prevents objects from being inserted.
  5. Plugs can still be easily inserted when equal pressure is applied to both slots.
  6. Unlike removable outlet caps, TRRs provide a permanent solution.

Arc Electric Celebrating Christmas in Apex

Posted On December 26, 2017

Ready for the Apex Christmas Parade! #WaterTowerTown


ESFI: Don't Overload your Home!

According to the National Fire Protection Association, 47,700 home fires in the U.S. are caused by electrical failures or malfunctions each year. These fires result in 418 deaths, 1,570 injuries, and $1.4 billion in property damage. Overloaded electrical circuits are a major cause of residential fires. Help lower your risk of electrical fires by not overloading your electrical system.


Overloaded circuit warning signs:

  • Flickering, blinking, or dimming lights
  • Frequently tripped circuit breakers or blown fuses
  • Warm or discolored wall plates
  • Cracking, sizzling, or buzzing from receptacles
  • Burning order coming from receptacles or wall switches
  • Mild shock or tingle from appliances, receptacles, or switches

How to prevent electrical overloads:

  • Never use extension cords or multi-outlet converters for appliances
  • All major appliances should be plugged directly into a wall receptacle outlet. Only plug one heat producing appliance into a receptacle outlet at a time
  • A heavy reliance on extension cords is an indication that you have too few outlets to address your needs. Have a qualified electrician inspect your home and add new outlets
  • Power strips only add additional outlets; they do not change the amount of power being received from the outlet

The CPSC estimates more than 50% of electrical fires that occur every year can be prevented by Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs)

Only use the appropriate watt bulb for any lighting fixture, Using a larger watt light bulb may cause a fire

Power of Past Posts - Halloween Safety

Posted On November 26, 2017

ESFI:  It’s Not a Trick.  Treat Yourself to Safety

  • Curiosity leads to many things, not all of them safe.  Protect children by installing Tamper Resistant Receptacles in your home.  This permanent, cost-effective solution prevents injuries and deaths caused by the insertion of foreign objects into outlets.
  • Avoid using dried flowers, corn stalks or hay in your festive decorations.  These items are highly flammable and could even be ignited by heat from a nearby lightbulb.
  • Outdoor electrical decorations are increasingly popular.  To reduce your risk of shocks, Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) should be used wherever water may come into contact with electrical products.  Replace traditional receptacles with GFCIs or use a portable one. 
  • Inspect all electrical decorations and extension cords before use.  Discard any that are have cracked, frayed, or exposed wiring.
  • Use only electrical decorations and products that have been tested and certified by a nationally recognized testing laboratory, such as UL, Intertek, or CSA.

Above safety tips provided by



January 22, 2012 ·

Generator maintenance plans available. call now!

Arc Electric does professional generator installations in Raleigh, Cary, Holly Springs, and Apex areas.

Benefits Of Having A Residential Backup Generator

Powered by liquid propane fuel or natural gas,
 residential backup generators offer homeowners peace of mind during unexpected power blackouts by providing a continuous flow of power. ... It is also important to consider the fuel sources.

February 6, 2012 ·

Monday Money saving tip:

Homeowners can save about $180 a year by installing and properly setting a programmable thermostat!

Programmable Thermostat 
March 5, 2012 ·

Monday Money Saving Tip:

Dimming Lights can greatly reduce energy usage, dimming one bulb just 13% can save you $10 a year on power and extend the life of your bulb. Imagine dimming your whole house!! for more info on this visit Lutron's great calculator

Lutron light controls save energy, while creating inviting, comfortable spaces. Use an interactive dimmer calculator here to see how much you can save.
March 12, 2012 ·

Monday Money Saving Tip:

Believe it or not, unplugging chargers (laptop, cell phone, ipod) while they're not in use could potentially save big bucks over time. Follow the link bellow to see a more in-depth article



24/7 we work in the dark so you don't have to

Posted On September 22, 2017

24/7 we work in the dark so you don't have to

Whatever, whenever you have a problem, call us immediately at (919) 888-3500. We respond to ALL emergencies, no matter what time of day or day of the week.
Your Arc Electric Electrician will also complete a Free general safety inspection on your home or business' electrical panel to be sure their are no looming issues in your home.
24/7 emergency electrical services in Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, and all of Wake and surrounding counties.

What Arc customers, are saying about us!

Posted On September 22, 2017

What our customers are saying about us!
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With hurricane season upon us, and winter coming soon; these tips about Flood Safety could be very helpful.  See the professional electricians at Arc Electric to be sure you are prepared.

ALS Walk

Posted On May 16, 2017

Some of the ARC team out to "Walk to defeat ALS" with Rosanna VanderMeer, Richer Levert and Cassi Thompson Levert.
 Arc Electric Staff for ALS