FAQ

At Denny’s Electric Service, we are here to help you maintain your home or business’s electric needs. We are dedicated to providing you outstanding service. We are the experts in electric installations, replacements and repairs.

The information below provides some popular terms, facts and answers that are helpful when it comes to questions about your electric work or contractor.

We’re here to help, so if you have other unanswered questions, please give us a call today 610-775-9735 or visit our Contact page.

General FAQs

Are you licensed and insured?

Denny’s Electric is a fully licensed and insured contractor. If you have a question about any particular service area, please call the office at 610-775-9735

What should I do if I smell smoke?

If you smell smoke or think something might be burning, please call 911 for assistance. Please make that call from a safe place outside and remain there until the cause of the odor has been determined.

What are your fees?

Fees vary by the specific job you are requesting. Please call 610-775-9735 for our current rates.

Do you need a separate circuit?

Large appliances like refrigerators, freezers, and microwaves will often be more reliable when connected to their own dedicated circuits. Please contact us at 610-775-9735 for more information.

Where does my home or business require GFCI breakers?

Any circuits that feed receptacle outlets in garages, kitchens, near water, anywhere outside or in other specific areas of the home require GFCI protection, either with circuit breakers or GFCI protected receptacles.

What is an arc fault breaker?

An arc fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) is a circuit breaker that opens the circuit when it detects an electric arc in the circuit it protects to prevent electrical fires.

Do you provide ground fault fall protection?

Ground fault protection can be provided by installing GFCI receptacles or circuit breakers to serve areas that require GFCI protection.

Why do my light bulbs break/blow out all of the time?

Many times short light bulb life can be attributed to high voltage conditions from the power company. Contact us for a survey conducted by a technician from Denny’s Electric, so we can try to pinpoint the cause of the issue and hopefully recommend a solution.

Generator FAQs

Are generators compatible with propane or natural gas?

Home standby backup generators can be powered by either propane or natural gas. Contact us for a complete assessment of your needs for backup power.

Why should I buy an automatic backup generator instead of a portable generator?

During a utility power outage, an automatic backup generator provides numerous advantages over a portable generator:

  • The American Red Cross recommends permanently installed backup generators as a safer way to provide backup power to a home than a portable generator.
  • With an automatic backup generator properly installed outside, your home is protected from deadly carbon monoxide poisoning that is a much greater risk with portable generators.
  • Running on the home’s natural gas or LP fuel supply, it is less expensive to run than gasoline and does not need to be refilled.
  • They start automatically within seconds of a power outage, and eliminate the need to haul a portable generator outside or run extension cords throughout your home.
  • They provide protection 24/7, whether you’re home or away, and they turn themselves off when utility power returns, so there is no need to monitor the unit during an outage.

What is an automatic backup generator?

An automatic backup generator is a backup electrical system that operates whether you are home or away. Within seconds of an outage, it automatically supplies power directly to your home’s electrical circuit breaker box. After utility power returns, the generator shuts itself off and waits for the next outage. It operates on natural gas or liquid propane gas and sits outside just like a central air conditioning unit.

What is the correct sized generator for your home?

The very best way to understand your generator options and work within your budget is to schedule a free in-home assessment. During your consultation you will receive the personalized attention and detailed evaluation you need to find a solution that works for your needs.