Electricians in Gaithersburg, MD & Surrounding Areas
Your Local Montgomery, Frederick, Howard County and Carroll County Electricians
Your #1 choice for cooling and heating services can now be your #1 choice for electricians in Maryland. GAC Services is pleased to offer comprehensive electrical services to our customers throughout Frederick County, Howard County, and Montgomery County, MD areas.
The licensed electricians at GAC Services are trained in the following electrical services:
- Electrical Installations
- Electrical Repairs
- Electrical Inspections & Code Corrections
- Electrical Upgrades and Heavy Ups
- Electrical Replacements
- Generator Installation
- Generator Maintenance
Our master electricians are ready to tackle or troubleshoot your toughest electric problems and help you save money on your energy bills in the process. We also provide a comprehensive list of electrical safety tips to keep your Maryland home safe and secure from electrical issues.
Our Electrical Services
Though GAC Services is best known as a heating and cooling company, you can now consider us your local electric company, as well! Our team of skilled electricians is experienced in everything from power outlet replacement to lighting installation and beyond.
Our comprehensive list of electric services in Maryland includes:
- Outdoor lighting installation – custom-designed landscape lights for your home
- Security lighting – lighting to keep your home or property safe and secure
- Circuit breaker services – including heavy-ups and panel upgrades
- Generator services – including transfer panels and installation
- Under-cabinet lighting – useful and beautiful to enhance your kitchen
- Attic and bath fan installations and repairs
- Recessed lighting – using LED lamps for energy savings
- Chandelier lighting – bring beauty, luxury, and light together in one fixture
- Network wiring – including Cat 6 Ethernet wiring
- Outlet replacement – including GFI outlets, switch replacement, and USB outlet combinations for charging your phone or other devices
- Appliance wiring – for appliances (both 120 and 240 volt), electric cars, hot tubs, HVAC wiring, etc.
- Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors – new installations and upgrades available
- Dedicated circuitry – for appliances (both 120 and 240 volt), electric cars, hot tubs, HVAC wiring, etc.
- USB port outlets – be able to charge all your electronics from any room with outlets that have USB ports
- Whole-home surge protection – to protect your home from dangerous power surges
- Breaker and fuse repair and replacement – whether your home has a breaker panel or fuse box, we’ll make sure it’s in working conditioned to keep your home powered.
- New construction electrical services – for new homes and properties built in Maryland
- Electronic vehicle (EV) charging station installation – to speed up charging your car with a 240-volt charger, install a dedicated circuit with GAC Services.
- All electrical repairs – if you have any sort of electrical problem, our master electricians can fix it!
Whatever your electrical needs may be, our electrical contractors can take care of them!
Contact us online or call us at 301-926-3253 today to schedule an appointment. We even offer electrical services for property management companies!
Electrical Installation in Your Maryland Home
GAC Services is proud to offer electrical installation services to our customers in Montgomery and Frederick counties. Our master electricians have the knowledge and skill necessary to provide residential and commercial electrical installations.
We offer the following electrical installation services:
- Outlets and switches
- Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
- USB/outlet combinations
- Dedicated electrical circuits for appliances, HVAC units, and more
- Network wiring
- Recessed lighting
- Attic and gable fan installation
- Transfer panels for generators
- Electrical rewiring and system upgrades
- And more!
Electric Repair Services in the Gaithersburg Area
Electrical repairs can be dangerous and should not be taken on as DIY projects. Stay safe—let our master electricians tackle or troubleshoot your electric problems and help you save money on your energy bills in the process.
Our list of electrical repair services in Maryland includes, but is not limited to:
- Circuit breaker repairs
- Portable generator repair
- Attic and gable fan repair
- Outlet repair and replacement
- Wiring and rewiring
- And more!
Frequently Asked Electrical Questions
Q: Why do my smoke detectors keep beeping?
Answer: If a smoke detector keeps beeping, chances are you will need to replace its battery. The batteries in your home’s smoke detectors should be replaced annually to ensure maximum safety. But, if a battery is low, your smoke alarm will beep intermittently until the battery is replaced.
Q: Can I do my own electrical work?
Answer: There is no right answer to the question of “Can I do my own electrical work?” The answer depends on the electrical issue at hand. For example, changing a bulb or fixing a tripped breaker an easy fix for any homeowner. However, DIY electrical work can be very dangerous. If you’re unsure what your electrical problem is, we recommend calling an electrician to diagnose and repair your electrical issue. Otherwise, you risk personal injury, electrical fire, or even death.
Q: Why do my lights flicker at home?
Answer: Flickering lights are annoying and may be a sign of a potentially dangerous electrical problem, or something simple – like a bulb that is on the fritz. If replacing a light bulb doesn’t work, call an electrician right away. Your flickering lights could be due to loose wiring and lead to an electrical fire.
Q: How do I reset a tripped breaker?
Answer: A tripped breaker is a nuisance. When it trips, an entire electrical circuit will not work, causing any electrical appliances or devices to not work as well. To fix it, follow the steps below:
Locate your circuit breaker panel (usually found in your basement, garage, or closet).
Locate the tripped breaker. This is indicated by a breaker that is switched to the “off” position (not aligned with all the other breakers) and usually displays a red or orange color.
Reset the breaker by flipping it to the “off” position. Then, switch the breaker to the “on” position (you should hear a clicking or snapping noise when it is properly in place).
Q: My breaker keeps tripping, what do I do?
Answer: If the same breaker trips again and again, call GAC Services. You may have too many electrical appliances and/or devices plugged into the same circuit, resulting in an electrical overload and causing your breaker to trip. Or, you may have a deeper electrical issue on your hands. A GAC electrician will help diagnose your issue and recommend a plan of action to fix your breaker.
Q: Why is my breaker panel hot to touch?
Answer: If you find your breaker panel is hot, it is most likely overheating. This is a serious problem that could cause arcing in the breaker and needs to be replaced ASAP.
Q: What does GFCI stand for?
Answer: GFCI stands for “ground fault circuit interrupter.”
Q: Where should I install a GFCI protected outlet?
Answer: GFCI outlets should be installed in wet areas throughout your home. These include unfinished basements, garages, any outside outlet, bathrooms, kitchens, and anywhere within six feet of any sink.
Q: What are the buttons on my GFCI outlet for?
Answer: Your GFCI outlet includes two buttons – a Test button (black) and a Reset button (red). Pushing the black test button will turn off the outlet and all other outlets within its circuit. The red Reset button turns the outlet (and all others included within the circuit) back on.
Q: How can I lower my electric bill?
Answer: Lowering your electric bill is not a one-time fix. You must first change your daily habits. Be sure to turn off all lights or electrical devices not in use when leaving a room – like TVs. If you have outdoor lighting, install a timer to make sure it is only on when necessary. If you have a heat pump, electric furnace, or air conditioning system, try keeping a consistent thermostat to so your HVAC system runs for shorter periods of time, ultimately reducing the amount of electricity consumed. Lastly, you can also set your thermostat slightly lower in the winter and higher in the summer to reduce HVAC operating time.