Are You Prepared for Hurricane Season?

​We are in the thick of hurricane season. While Long Island doesn’t get hit with hurricanes too often, we do feel the brunt of the storms that follow suit. Homeowners across the island know how frustrating it is when the power goes out after a storm sweeps through. You can prepare yourself for hurricane season with a generator from TFC Electric!
At TFC Electric, we carry two different types of generators–portable and stationery. Some homeowners are not sure which option is best suited for their lifestyle. There’s no need to fret. With years of experience, we can help your family with the perfect backup system.
One of the best ways to prepare for hurricane season is to have the right equipment on hand. In this case, generators can help you and your family weather the storm. While your neighbors are still fumbling in the dark, you will have enough power to run household appliances. People tend to take electricity for granted and only realize this during a power outage. After all, electricity is a necessity in today’s modern lifestyle. With a generator from TFC Electric, you’ll never be left in the dark!
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Fall Electrical Safety Tips

The cold weather is slowly creeping in. Before we are in the dead of winter, it is important to take an inventory of your electrical system. Below are certain steps you can take to improve the electrical safety of your home.

Space Heaters
A lot of people will be curling up near their space heaters on chilly nights. However, space heaters can become a fire hazard if you do not exercise caution around them. Fortunately, there are ways to keep your home safe.  Remove any flammable materials that are within 3 feet of the space heater.  Also, you should never plug a space heater into an extension cord.

Smoke Detectors
Even though the mercury is dropping, home fires are still a possibility. When is the last time you inspected your smoke detector? If you cannot remember, it’s probably an indication that you should take a look. Smoke detectors usually have a life span of 10 years. If your smoke detector is older than that, it might be time to invest in a new one.

Carbon Monoxide Detectors
You will be relying on your furnace to keep you warm this winter. Furnaces can leak carbon monoxide–a colorless and odorless gas that is extremely harmful to your health. Unfortunately, a smoke detector will not alert you when the carbon monoxide levels have gone off kilter. Installing a carbon monoxide detector in your home is a measure you can take to keep you and your family safe this winter.

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Your Trusted Electricians for Home Renovations

Some homeowners buy a fixer upper so they can turn it into their dream home. Painting is a great project that usually doesn’t require the expertise of a professional. Electrical work should never be a do-it-yourself project. In this case, a professional is needed to get the job done right. When building a new home, we can help with all of your electrical and lighting systems from design to installation.

One of the most important things to keep in mind when you are renovating a home is the electrical system. It is crucial for the homeowner to choose the best electricians in the business.Our technicians respectively do the job with care, to ensure our customers are satisfied with the work performed. To maintain the highest levels of professionalism, they dedicate themselves to providing our customers with exceptional workmanship, extraordinary service, and professional integrity.

TFC Electric provides safe, high quality electrical installations and repairs by experienced electricians. Contact us today for your residential electric needs. We can help make your dream home a reality!

More Power To You

Are you thinking of upgrading the electrical system in your home? Changing the electrical service in your house is a job for a licensed electrician. The first thing that one of our trained electricians will evaluate is the main electrical panel. After all, the main electrical panel is at the very core of your electrical system. Each and every circuit branch feeds into the main electrical panel. If there is a problem with your main electrical panel, it must be repaired or replaced.

At TFC Electric, we only employ the most knowledgeable and skilled electricians in the industry. All of our employees are fully aware of the strict electrical standards that are in place. The work our electricians perform is always up to code. Best of all, you can rest assured that our electricians will complete the job safely.

In addition to electrical system upgrades, we also offer electrical system inspections. Inspections give homeowners the peace of mind that their electrical system is operating correctly. Upon completion, we will provide you with a Certificate of Compliance. TFC Electric employees always comply with the national and local electrical codes. If you are interested in restoring the balance of power in your house, give us a call at 631-589-2800.

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Generating Some Buzz

Long Islanders have seen their fair share of storms. As power companies struggle to restore power outages after a storm, many Long Islanders find themselves powerless in the dark. Electricity is no longer a luxury; it is a necessity that many take for granted. With hurricane season well underway, now is the perfect time to invest in a generator from TFC Electric. Having a generator ensures that you will have power during an outage.

Generators are not only used when powerful storms sweep the island. When a tree haphazardly falls and takes down a power line, it could take days or even weeks for companies to restore power in your area. While your neighbors are still in the dark, your generator supplies you with enough electricity to run the appliances you use on a daily basis.

At TFC Electric, we have stationery and portable generators. Portable generators are great for people who go camping or travel often. Stationery generators are manual or automatic. Manual generators require the homeowner to switch the ‘Power Transfer System’ option on. Conversely, automatic generators turn on immediately once the power goes out.
Since we carry a wide variety of generators, we can help you make an educated decision on which generator is best for your particular home. Generators help homeowners avoid the headache that a power outage brings. It is no wonder why generators are starting to generate some buzz on Long Island. Give us a call at 631-589-2800 and you’ll be on a power trip in no time!

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Let There Be Light!

Are interested in brightening up your living space? The expert electricians at TFC Electric can shed some light on this situation. We can install custom lighting fixtures that will add a touch of warmth, style and character to any room. We can help you choose the best lighting fixtures to help accentuate the beauty of your home. Our licensed electricians pride themselves on professionalism, excellent workmanship and customer satisfaction. From recessed lighting to surface mounted lighting, we’ve done it all.

Once the inside of your house is beaming with light, don’t forget about the exterior of your home. We offer outdoor lighting services as well. If you love entertaining guests in the summertime, outdoor lighting is a must. It will help you and your guests find your way in the evening. Outdoor lighting illuminates the beauty of your yard and sets the perfect ambiance for a social gathering. We will collaborate and work with you to choose the best lighting for your property. We provide custom landscape lighting installations in Suffolk County of Long Island. Best of all, outdoor lighting can help you feel safe and secure. If you are interested in any of our services, please give us a call at 631-589-2800.

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When It Comes To Electrical Work, Don’t DIY

No matter how handy you are, you should think twice when it comes to electrical work. Some things are just not suited for “Do It Yourself” projects. In fact, a botched DIY project could be extremely dangerous and result in an even costlier repair. So put down the pliers and set away from the ladder. Electrical work should always be left to the professionals. Below are some valid reasons why you should never DIY when it comes to electrical work.

Catching Fire: Electrical fires run rampant and destroy hundreds of homes each year. To prevent this, call TFC Electric at the first sign of an electrical issue. One phone call could save your life.

Adding Insult to Injury: It is no secret that handling electricity is a serious matter. When amateurs tamper with electricity, they are putting themselves and others at risk for electrocution and bodily harm.

A Broken Home: Experimenting with electricity could also damage your home. Our licensed electricians could prevent all three of these hypothetical situations.

At TFC Electric, we have some of the most knowledgeable electricians in the industry. We can eliminate all of the guesswork and get right to the root of the problem. Best of all, all of the work that we do is up to code and executed safely by a licensed electrician. Give us a call at 631-589-2800 and you’ll never feel powerless.

 

 

Electrical Safety Tips for the Dog Days of Summer

The summer is the perfect time for your kids to enjoy nature. Before you let them frolic in the great outdoors, it’s good to go over a few ground rules with them. Here are some great summer electrical safety tips to ensure their safety.
It’s Not the Climb 
Kids love to climb.  However, children should not climb utility poles. It can be extremely dangerous and hazardous to your health when the power lines are active. Stay far away from power lines that are down and report it to the local authorities.
Tread the Water
Some kids can spend countless hours in the pool on a hot summer’s day. Make sure your kids know the dangers of using an electrical appliance while in the pool. Touching an electrical appliance while still in the pool or wet could end in electrocution.
When It Rains, It Pours
Long Island is not a stranger to storms. Lightning is extremely dangerous; especially when you are in the pool. Teach your kids to get out of the pool immediately if there is a storm brewing on the horizon. After all, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Should you experience any electrical issues at your home this summer, do not hesitate to give us a call. Electrical emergencies can strike at any time of day, which is why we are available 24/7. Give us a call at 631-589-2800 to service all your electrical needs!
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Backyard Bliss

If you enjoy entertaining outdoors, the upkeep and maintenance of your backyard is essential. The professionals at TFC Electric can take your backyard and transform it into your own personal paradise! Sometimes, a backyard makeover is just what you need to wow even your closest family and friends. From outdoor lighting installations to hot tub wiring, we do it all.
Is it time to shed some light on your beautiful landscaping? We can help with that. It will enhance the beauty of your yard while helping your guests navigate your property at night. Tinted lighting can also help set the tone and atmosphere of your outdoor living space. No matter what kind of aesthetic you are trying to achieve, we have the tools and materials to get you there. Trust the licensed electricians at TFC Electric to install new lighting fixtures. All of the work we do is performed to code and is executed safely.
Have you been dreaming of an oasis to call your own?  At TFC Electric, we can take your dreams and turn it into a reality. We can install the wiring for swimming pools and hot tubs. Give us a call at 631-589-2800 and we’ll beautify your backyard in no time!

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Why Choose TFC Electric?

In this modern day and age, electricity is not a luxury; it is a necessity of daily life. When it comes to your electrical needs, you can always turn to TFC Electric. TFC Electric is a family owned and operated electrical contracting company. We have provided service to Suffolk County of Long Island and the Fire Island Pines for 20 years.
Our licensed electricians get the job done safely and ensure that customers are satisfied with the end result. We are always on the cutting edge of technology by implementing new techniques and methods. All of our work is performed to code. From complicated installations to minor repairs, we do it all.
An electrical emergency is something that requires immediate attention. Should you experience an electrical emergency in your home, do not hesitate to contact us day or night. We are proud to offer emergency services to our loyal customers.
All of our hard work recently paid off. TFC Electric received Angie’s List Super Service Award in 2013. It is just another form of validation of our quality workmanship.
We are committed to establishing lasting relationships with our customers and treating them as though they were family. We can deliver peace of mind to you and your loved ones. If you are interested in our services, give us a call at 631-589-2800.