Iola & Chanute Office: (620) 363-5026 | Overland Park Office: (913) 738-4843

Aluminum vs copper wiring | Overland Park Electricians

This content was written for Erbert Electric

Sometimes Overland Park Electricians need to be call for electrical maintenance. Do you know whether your wiring to your main panels are aluminum or copper. You may not think it matters very much, but it does make a huge difference. Do your lights dim when your AC unit kicks on? Have you ever noticed heavy load appliances cause your lights to flicker or dim? Aluminum wires can cause this problem. Do you know that aluminum wiring requires maintenance to keep it in tip top shape?

At Erbert Electric, your best Overland Park Electricians, we have you covered. It might not cost as much as you think either. We offer service for your electrical system and can keep it in tip-top shape. Our technicians will be to your house on time every time and give you the best service you have ever had. We specialize in the repair of all types of electrical systems from electrical outlets and switches to complete wiring jobs. Erbert electric is one of the highest rated Overland Park Electricians. Our rates are very competitive and you will be completely satisfied, that is our guarantee.

Aluminum wiring is not as good of a conductor as copper. The properties of aluminum cause it to be a very soft metal and when smashed it holds it form. This means when the electrical lug is tight it smashes the wire. When very cold weather comes the wire will expand and in hot weather the wire contracts. This causes the lug and wire to become loose. This causes a point of bad connection. Once there is a bad connection the problem can compound itself leading to catastrophic failure.

The Good News

The good news is, the problem can be correct by simply calling Erbert Electric. We can come out and safely tighten your electrical lugs one time a year and you will be in business. No more dimming lights and no more burnt lugs. Burnt lugs could cost thousands to repair. In some cases the entire electrical panel must be replaced. No one wants to be left in the dark waiting for a very expensive repair.

Call Erbert Electric today and get a free estimate or sign up for a maintenance package. We offer a five star service at affordable rates. Get a hold of us today for your free estimate and safety inspection. We do it all from new LED light bulbs to wiring the most complex circuits. We have hundreds of satisfied customers and an overall five star rating on Google. So do not hesitate one more second and rest assured you’re calling the best Overland Park Electricians! You can reach us by calling (913) 738-4843.