Home Security and Outdoor Lighting

Home Security and Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor lighting can effectively enhance your protection at home. A well-lit home can help discourage potential intruders, minimize hiding spots, and increase your overall sense of safety.

Coming from an electrician with over 20 years of experience in the field, a key tip in security lighting is that you don’t want to over-illuminate your home. Too much lighting can put your home at risk!  It could potentially draw unwanted attention and allow others to see your valuables.

To prevent your home from becoming a potential target for intruders, I am going to explain how you can improve outdoor lighting to enhance safety and security.

 

What kind of outdoor lighting do you need?

Another option for your security lighting to think about is how they will function.  Do you want to invest in smart or motion-sensor capabilities? Smart lights allow you to control settings remotely via cellphone, Alexa, Computer, or tablet; or you can pre-set timers to turn lights on or off during specific times for when you are home or away. Benefits also include reduced energy costs and instant notifications on your smartphone if motion is detected.

 

Outdoor Landscape and Security Lighting Farryn Electric

Where should you install lighting?

After you’ve decided on your outdoor lighting equipment with a Farryn Electric Technician or with our help purchasing your own, we can help you tactically place lights around your home. Some areas to consider:

  • Above garage doors, front, and back entrances.
  • Along walkways and driveways.
  • Backyard gathering areas like patios and decks.
  • Near landscaping like trees and bushes.

If you would like to learn more or have questions about product and placement, please give us a call at Farryn Electric 484-316-0449 to discuss your home’s outdoor lighting needs.

2nd Annual Light Her World Landscape Lighting Giveaway

2nd Annual Light Her World Landscape Lighting Giveaway

Giveaway Details: 

May 2021 we will give away, one (1) custom landscape lighting package for Mother’s Day to a deserving mother. Each landscape lighting package will hold a value of approximately $5,000. Contest submissions will be accepted from March 14 – May 1 and this promotion is open to any mother in the areas we serve. Make 2021 her brightest year yet!

 

To Qualify: 

Please email office@FarrynElectric.com and include the following:

  1. Pictures of the nominated mother’s home with mature landscaping.
  2. Nominated mother’s contact information MUST include their First and Last Name, Address, Phone Number, and Email.
  3. Your contact information MUST include your First and Last Name, Phone Number, and Email.
  4. The reason why she deserves to win this landscape lighting package!
  5. Follow us on social media to see who wins (links to our sites are below)

Nominees should also live in our service area. Must be the deeded homeowner. Be over 18 years of age, and reside in one of the following counties: Delaware County, Montgomery County, Chester County

At Farryn Electric, LLC, we love giving back to the communities where we live and work, it has been the foundation of our family and business from the beginning.”  – Dan Namerow

Light Her World, a Mother’s Day Giveaway – A landscape lighting package – designed and installed for a deserving mother in our area began last year, and we are happy to continue this contest again this year. The impact of quarantine and the COVID pandemic left us unable to sponsor many beloved events in our community. We always find a way to serve our community!

Last Years Winner

Dan had the pleasure of surprising this amazing mother last year with the help of her neighbors and friends! Congrats again Julia you are truly an inspiration to many who know you, and we cannot wait to see pictures of your garden in full bloom!

1st Annual Light Her World Giveaway Winning Mother
Peloton Treadmill Tripping AFCI/GFCI Or Standard Breaker

Peloton Treadmill Tripping AFCI/GFCI Or Standard Breaker

Did you treat yourself to that Peloton bike or treadmill to beat the quarantine 15? If you did congratulations! You are one step closer to a healthier lifestyle or you have an expensive coat rack!

If you are planning to use it or have already started and are now experiencing intermittent electrical issues it is quite possible that one of two things are occurring. You ABSOLUTELY need a dedicated circuit for your new machine, so if your breaker is tripping or your lights dim, it’s time to call Farryn Electric for a potential electrical service upgrade. Furthermore, your AFCI/GFCI may be a nuisance tripping due to residual electricity coming from the treadmill or bike. Although this is not a safety hazard, it is a major inconvenience. Peloton and others are now updating their specification sheets on their website to note that AFCI and GFCI type receptacles and breakers may trip.

If you did not see it in the specs, during the time of purchase, we wanted to let you know that most residential treadmills run on a standard 120-volt, grounded, and dedicated circuit. Manufacturers recommend the use of a surge suppressor that meets specific standards. If your circuit does not meet the power requirements of the treadmill, you will have to hire a professional electrician.  

 

What Is a Dedicated Circuit?

Your home is wired with separate circuits, called branch circuits, that makes power available around your home. Circuit breakers are designed to trip if a power overload occurs and too much electricity is drawn at once.

When a circuit supports a single appliance, it is known as a dedicated circuit and has its own breaker in your electrical box. The purpose of a dedicated circuit is to ensure high-power appliances have access to adequate amperage so they can operate safely without forcing a circuit breaker to trip

 

Major Electrical Appliances

The National Electrical Code requires dedicated circuits for all major, electrical appliances. These should include:

  • Refrigerators and freezers
  • Electric stoves and wall ovens
  • Dishwashers
  • Washers and dryers
  • Furnaces, heat pumps, and central air conditioners

 

Small Electrical Appliances

If you use small appliances that are reliant on the same circuit all the time, it could be worthwhile to have a new dedicated circuit for one or more of those appliances installed, especially if the breaker trips regularly. 

  • Microwaves
  • Insta-pots / air fryers
  • Toasters
  • Electric space heaters
  • Window air conditioners
  • Exercise Equipment 
  • Submersible pumps
  • Hairstyling tools

Whether you need help determining if you need a dedicated circuit, or if you need to upgrade any electrical outlets, we are here to help! 

If you are ready to get running, in an electrically safe way, Farryn Electric, LLC is here to help!  We offer a no-haggle warranty on our workmanship, for as long as you own your home and a 5-year warranty on any new part replacement – our workmanship is guaranteed! Even if the part’s manufacturer has a lesser warranty, we still cover the part for 5 years. We provide qualified and experienced electricians across Delaware County, Montgomery County, and Chester County to contact us please call our office at (484) 316-0449 or use the contact us form for your convenience.