With over 16 years of experience, Green to Ground Electrical Services provides quality, professional, and affordable residential electrical services.
Electrical Installation Services
Modern electrical outlets provide flexible, safe, and reliable power delivery. By swapping out some old power outlets you can resolve a lot of energy-related problems. And when your home is equipped with the right electric receptacles, you’re also ensuring your home’s safety.
Be sure your home is equipped with the right electrical outlets to meet your family’s needs. Do you frequently trip circuit breakers when you use your kitchen appliances? Upgrading your kitchen counter outlets to 20-amp receptacles could put a stop to that hassle. Are you tired of fighting over outlet space with your family? Installing a couple of USB outlets or two-duplex outlets in your living room will alleviate your cord-crowding situation.
Electrical Safety Inspections
The electrical safety inspection is the most critical step in any construction project. This process ensures that you are installing all of your equipment and fixtures according to code, which will protect both workers on site as well those living nearby from potential hazards like fires or other disasters caused by poor wiring practices
We offer full commercial and residential inspections, with an unwavering commitment to excellence that has seen us leave satisfied customers for years!
This is the perfect opportunity for homeowners, commercial properties, and tenants alike! We offer electrical inspections in order to ensure that your property’s wiring configuration poses no risks.
We use state-of -the art equipment which can detect problems before they become serious hazards or life endangers so call now.
Whole House Surge Protectors
A power surge can follow any wire in your home and threaten any device plugged-in inside your house. Many homeowners have a false assumption that surge protection is simply a matter of plugging their devices into one of those low-cost, multi-outlet surge suppressors. But true protection must be hard-wired into your main electrical panel by a licensed electrician.
What Is a Power Surge?
A power surge is a sudden increase in voltage that substantially exceeds the standard 120 volts. When a power surge happens, the wiring inside your devices overheats and starts to burn. Many modern homes have an abundance of important and expensive electronics and appliances, including computers, phones, stereos, televisions, and microwaves that can benefit from a whole house surge protector. In addition, many electronic devices have circuitry or microchips that are especially sensitive to fluctuations in voltage. Even a slight power surge can:
Put a strain on the device compromise its performance, or destroy it.
What Is a Surge Protector?
When you hear the words “surge protector,” you probably picture a power strip with several devices plugged into it. Surge protectors work by passing electrical current from the electrical outlet to the devices plugged into the strip. A surge or spike above the designated level causes the surge protector to automatically redirect the “extra” electricity into metal oxide varistors (MOVs) inside the power strip. Household power strips offer limited protection for devices and usually must be replaced after one power surge.
How Does a Whole House Surge Protector Work?
Whole house surge protectors work in much the same way, but they are built to withstand many power surges over the course of many years. They also protect all the appliances and devices receiving power from the electrical panel it’s wired to. Whole house surge protectors are a smart way to keep all your sensitive electronics and valuable appliances safe from electrical surge damage.
GFCI outlets, or ground fault circuit interrupters, protect against the risk of electrical shock. GFCI outlet installation provides an inexpensive solution to preventing electrical shock and offers the added bonus of bringing your home up to modern building code standards. Mr. Electric® will help keep your family safe by performing your GFCI outlet installations and replacements.
What Is a GFCI Outlet?
GFCI outlets are required in areas like kitchens, bathrooms and garages, where the risk of electrical shock is greatest. GFCIs can be identified by the “test” and “reset” buttons located on the receptacle. These outlets help protect you from electrical hazards by monitoring the amount of electricity flowing in a circuit. The moment the outlet detects an imbalance in the flow of electricity, the GFCI cuts off power to the outlet.
Where Are GFCI Outlets Required?
GFCIs have been required in homes since 1971, when they were mandated for use with swimming pool equipment and along the exterior walls surrounding pools. Today, there are many other areas of your home where GFCI outlets are required, especially in areas where the risk of electrical shock is increased due to possible exposure to risk factors such as water.
GFCI outlets are required in:
Spa and pool areas since 1971
Your home’s exterior since 1973
Bathrooms since 1975
Garages since 1978
Kitchen countertops since 1987
Crawlspaces and unfinished basements since 1990
Wet bars since 1993
Laundry and utility sinks since 2005
Electrical Code Updates and Corrections
Electrical Code Updates
Electrical hazards result in tens of thousands of residential and commercial accidents and house fires each year.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that electric wiring problems cause 30,000 home fires, 200 deaths, nearly one thousand injuries, and over $600 million in property damage every year. According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), faulty wiring accounts for 20 percent of electrocutions.
Failure to bring a home up to the current electrical code is often to blame.
What Are Electrical Code Updates?
The National Electrical Code (NEC) is the nation’s singular standard for safe electrical installation and wiring practices. The NEC sets electrical code standards for safe electrical design, installation, and inspection to protect people and property from electrical hazards.
First published in 1897, the NEC is updated every three years by the NFPA to reduce accidents and minimize fire hazards resulting from the use of electricity.
The 2020 edition of the NEC is the most current electrical safety guide.
Why Is It Important to Be Informed about Electrical Code Updates?
Here’s an example: Did you know that as ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) requirements have been expanded over the years, the number of residential electrical shock incidents have gone down? Being informed about electrical code updates such as these gives homeowners the insight to better protect their lives and property.
When you need an expert to complete electrical repairs at your home or business, Green To Ground stands ready to assist. Our licensed and experienced electricians perform a wide array of electrical repair services every day, around the clock. When you choose Green To Ground, you can always expect effective and courteous service professionals to get the job done.
We perform repairs the right way, the first time, so you can get back to normal immediately.
There are many possible signs that it’s time for a home wiring upgrade, including:
1. You Have Old House Wiring
Rewiring a house is a large, complex project. But the good news is that old house wiring doesn’t always have to be completely replaced. However, some wiring definitely must go. Aluminum wiring used in the ‘60s and ‘70s, non-metallic wiring installed in the ‘40s and ‘50s, and knob and tube wiring in pre-1930s homes are well-known safety hazards, as are loose connections and frayed wires due to botched DIY alterations or wear and tear over time.
2. You Have Two-Pronged, Ungrounded Outlets
Two-prong outlets are an enormous safety hazard – for you and your electronics. Without proper grounding, electrical excesses have nowhere to go but into your devices – or you – even if you have a surge protector. Reduce shock risks by getting grounded wires and three-prong outlets installed.
3. You Are Missing GFCIs
Identified by the “TEST” and “RESET” buttons on receptacles, GFCIs protect against shock in high moisture areas. They are currently required in bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, utility rooms, garages, spa/pool areas, unfinished crawlspaces/basements, and any electrified areas outside of your home. If you’re lacking these inexpensive, easy-to-install devices in any of these important areas, you may be in for a shocking experience.
4. You Are Missing AFCIs
AFCIs prevent fire by acting as a circuit breaker, which disconnects in the event of a potentially dangerous arc. They are required in bedrooms in all 50 states, and some states require them in all circuits throughout the home.
5. Your Appliance Outlets Are Inadequate
Household appliances didn’t always have special plugs. But today, a 240-volt outlet is required for each oven, clothes dryer, and other heavy-duty appliance. Older 240 plug wiring features three prongs, but the most up-to-date 240 plugs have four prongs due to the addition of a ground wire for improved safety.
6. Your Home’s Electrical Panel Is Insufficient
How many amps power your home? Just a couple of decades ago, 60-amp circuit breaker wiring may have been sufficient. However, today’s homes often need 100 to 200 amps to successfully operate all the appliances and electronics you use simultaneously, from mobile devices and flat screen televisions to your refrigerator and air conditioner. The best way to meet your home’s growing energy needs is to get upgraded breaker box wiring installed.
Circuit Breaker Replacements
Electricity is the lifeblood of your home, and it’s managed by your circuit breakers. Circuit breakers have a larger electrical load to handle every year as our homes become filled with new devices, computers and appliances. Is your circuit breaker panel up to date – or are your old breakers limping along, struggling to meet your family’s increasing electrical demands? Green To Ground Electrical has you covered.
Electrical Panel Repairs
If you are looking for an experienced electrical panel repair company, we can help. Our team is qualified in all aspects of this field and will make sure that your home or business has the best possible power system when it’s complete!
Electrical panels are the brains of your home. When they’re not working properly, everything from lighting fixtures to security system won’t function as it should! So, what do you think is going on? Either something’s wrong with one (or more) wires inside an electrical box; maybe there has been some damage due accidental contact or weathering over time which caused insulation breakdowns affecting current flow through them – either way you’ll need professional help for this type repairs where our electrician will determine if external components like fuses must be replaced.
Circuit Installation and Updates
12 Reasons to Upgrade Your Circuits
1. Overloaded Outlets
Do your circuit breakers trip frequently? Are you using too many power strips and extension cords? Do you wish you had more outlets to support your electronics?
2. Security Systems
Do you want to install a security system to ward off intruders and keep your family safe? The control panel will need to connect to your home’s electrical system.
3. Specialty Lighting
Do you want to add task lighting, recessed lighting, track lighting, accent lighting, mood lighting, wall sconces, or other specialty light fixtures in your home?
Do you need more outlets to plug in your appliances? Do want to put a chest freezer in your basement or a second refrigerator in your garage?
5. Additional Outdoor Electricity
Are you adding security or landscape lighting, a pool, a sauna, a steam room, a hot tub, or a new sprinkler system? Do you want a place to plug specifically for your holiday lights?
6. Ceiling Fans
Do you want to be able to turn the fan off while leaving the light on with the flip of a switch?
7. Emergency Generator Installation
Do you want your home to have continuous power during blackouts? An emergency generator needs a dedicated sub-panel of its own.
8. Home Entertainment Centers
Do you have a television, a DVD player, surround sound speakers, a CD player, and gaming systems chugging power in your living room? Do you wish you had the capacity to plug all these things in at once?
9. Home Office Equipment
Do you need additional power outlets to support your home office equipment? Do you want to add computer accessibility for your children’s rooms?
10. Cable or Satellite TV
Do you want to add cable or satellite television in your bedrooms?
11. Garage or Workshop
Are you tired of unplugging and re-plugging in devices in your garage so you can use your power tools? Do you need additional outlets to make your workshop more functional?
12. Home Efficiency Upgrades
Are you planning to install solar panels, a solar water heater, or an electric vehicle charging station at your house?
Electrical Panel Upgrades
Electrical panels are the heart of your home. They control all electrical devices in a building and they’re also where you’ll find circuit breakers to cut off power if there’s an emergency situation at hand!
Installing an electrical panel upgrade is the first step to upgrading your home. This will not only provide you with more advanced features, but also better safety and comfort in knowing that every circuit has been tested by a professional electrician before installation
Your electrical panel regulates the electricity coursing through your home. If too much electricity is demanded on a circuit, a circuit breaker is tripped in the electrical panel to stop the electricity from overloading the wiring. An overload can cause a fire, so it’s the job of the electrical panel to break the circuit and regulate the electricity in the system to keep your home and family safe.
Unfortunately, as your home gets older, the electrical panel could have a hard time keeping up with the increased electrical demands on the system. Your appliances, televisions, computers, HVAC systems, lights and other electrical gadgets are increasingly energy efficient, but the average modern household uses more gadgets than ever before. If your home is more than 10 years old, your electrical system may not be able to keep up with your electrical demand. How do you know for sure?
Electrical Installation Services
Ceiling Fan Installation
Having ceiling fans installed delivers benefits that your whole family will appreciate throughout the year:
Save Energy and Increase Comfort in Summer
In hot weather, ceiling fans create a cool breeze, making anyone nearby feel cooler. You can turn the thermostat up a few degrees to save energy and money without compromising comfort. Ceiling fans also keep cool, conditioned air circulating to prevent rooms from becoming too damp or stale.
Save in Winter, Too
While your furnace runs in the winter, heated air rises and collects near your ceiling. Ceiling fans, set in reverse, make efficient use of that furnace-warmed air, pushing it back downward into living spaces.
Light up the Room
Most ceiling fans come equipped with overhead lighting. If yours does not have lights, your electrician can probably upgrade it with a lighting kit.
Useful Indoors and Outdoors
There are ceiling fans specifically made for patios and porches, where they can make backyard parties and BBQs more enjoyable and comfortable.
Versatile ceiling fans come in numerous designs to complement your décor in the kitchen, dining room, bedrooms, front porch, living room, and other areas of the home. Homes with larger bathrooms or powder rooms often have ceiling fans installed along with exhaust fans. You can find almost any combination of fan size, features, number of blades, blade material, metal finish, and lighting styles. Properly chosen ceiling fans draw your attention upward to showcase ceiling detail and make rooms look larger.
Ceiling Fan Repair
If you’re not sure what is wrong with your ceiling fan, it can be hard to determine whether a repair or replacement is most appropriate. Here are a few ceiling fan problems Green To Ground will diagnose and fix for you:
- Ceiling fan motor replacement
- Ceiling fan pull chain replacement
- Ceiling fan wiring replacement
- Ceiling fan switch replacement
- Reprogramming ceiling fan remote control
EV Charger Installation
If you own an electric vehicle and you’d like the convenience and safety offered by an EV home charging station, talk to the electrical experts at Green To Ground. We offer a selection of the most advanced, fully-featured charging systems available, and provide professional residential electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) installation and service.
Types of Home Generators:
Portable Home Generators
Portable home generators power a few essentials in your home until power is restored. They must be manually started and connected to necessary appliances. Portable models cost less than standby models, typically around $500 to $1,500, but they can only operate a few appliances at once. They also come with the added danger of carbon monoxide poisoning if they are operated in improper locations.
Home Standby Generators
Home standby generators are typically powered with natural gas or propane. Used in conjunction with automatic transfer switches, they turn on automatically when the power goes out in order to prevent an interruption in service. But that convenience and peace of mind will cost you: home standby generators cost between $5,000 and $15,000. The investment may be worth it when most of your home’s electrical devices seamlessly transition to backup power whenever your electricity goes out.
Commercial Electrical Panel Upgrades
Due to rapid advances in modern technology, many businesses are operating with insufficient electrical wiring for both the quantity and power needs of their equipment. To make matters worse, when buildings are updated or renovated, rather than adding a new electrical panel existing electrical wiring often goes untouched.
What is an electrical panel?
The electrical panel provides electricity to your business’s equipment. Power from the utility company flows into your business through this panel, branching out into major electrical branches and then smaller branches in order to distribute power. A properly functioning electrical panel is essential to the safety and productivity of your business.
What’s more, commercial electrical panels are required by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to have a “dead front,” which protects live parts from being exposed to a person on the operating side of the equipment preventing electric shock.
Where is the electrical panel in my business?
Your electrical panel can be identified as a painted or gray metal box. It is typically located in an area of your business that is both easily accessible and out of the way in order to prevent it from becoming blocked, a safety violation of OSHA and NFPA codes. Be advised, however, that if you are having trouble locating your electrical panel inside your business, it may be located outside.
Exhaust Fan Installation
The humble exhaust fan doesn’t usually get the attention it deserves. Exhaust fans can make the rooms they’re installed in a lot more pleasant, comfortable, and healthy. The fans provide necessary ventilation to areas of the home that have none, or where additional spot ventilation is needed.
If you don’t have an exhaust fan in the overly humid or odorous parts of your home, or if your existing fans aren’t getting the job done, call Green To Ground. You’ll get professional exhaust fan installation service and a free home electrical inspection from licensed electricians.
Exhaust Fan Repair
You may be able to diagnose your home’s exhaust fan issues. You may even be able to resolve some fan problems on your own. Try these tips to diagnose and fix some typical exhaust fan malfunctions:
Dead Motor or Dead Switch
Remove the exhaust fan cover and unplug the motor from its outlet. Test it by plugging in another small device, like a blow dryer. If the blow dryer won’t turn on, your wall switch has gone bad. If the dryer does work, the switch is fine and the motor needs to be replaced.
Dirty Fan Housing or Failing Blower Wheel
If your exhaust fan makes a loud humming noise when it runs, it might just need a good cleaning. An incredible amount of dust can accumulate inside the fan housing over the years. A vacuum with a small brush hose attachment is usually all it takes to clear dust out of the fan. Or, a loud fan could also mean that the blower wheel is going bad.
Vent Pipe Problems
It can be worthwhile to check your exhaust fan’s vent pipe. All exhaust fans should use a vent pipe to move moist air outside of the house. Venting into the attic or basement will result in mold growth in those areas. If the vent pipe is plugged or pinched, the fan will not be able to remove humid air from its room. Examine your vent pipes for signs of damage; they usually exit the structure from the roof or the side of the house.
When to Replace an Exhaust Fan
If you checked all of the issues above but running your old exhaust fan just doesn’t seem to make a difference in the room’s humidity level, it might be time to replace the old unit. Years of wear and tear can render these fans useless. A new fan will be more efficient and effective at moving moisture out of your home. And, it will almost certainly be much quieter than your old fan!
Carbon Monoxide Detectors and Smoke Detectors
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Is your home protected from carbon monoxide poisoning?
People who are sleeping when a CO leak occurs – commonly from a malfunctioning appliance – will never notice carbon monoxide without an alarm going off and waking them. In addition, depending upon the level in the air, carbon monoxide can be fatal within minutes. A CO detector will detect elevated levels of carbon monoxide and alert you and your family when there is a risk of being poisoned.
What are the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning?
The initial symptoms can feel like the flu without the fever. Look for warning signs like:
Fatigue or weakness
Shortness of breath
Sources of Carbon Monoxide
Carbon monoxide is associated with many household appliances like gas ranges and stoves, gas clothes dryers, water heaters, furnaces, and gas or wood fireplaces. Carbon monoxide can also be produced by fuel-burning space heaters, exhaust from cars, and gas or charcoal grills.
If items like these have venting malfunctions or are operated in poorly ventilated areas, carbon monoxide can build up rapidly without notice. Clogged fireplace chimneys and closed woodstove flues can also cause carbon monoxide to back up into your home. Before you know it, you’re surrounded by toxic air you can’t notice with any of your senses.
Here’s how you can prevent carbon monoxide poisoning in your house:
Have CO detectors installed in your home. At a minimum, have one installed on every level of your home and outside each bedroom.
Change the batteries in your CO detector every six to twelve months.
Do not EVER run a generator, vehicle, or operate any devices with fuel-fed motors inside your home or even inside your garage. Even if the garage door is open to the exterior, CO can still build up to toxic levels.
Make sure your car is turned off when it is parked in the garage. A car accidentally turned on with a remote starter or left running will quickly leak overpowering amounts of CO into the home.
Look for Underwriters’ Laboratories (UL) or the American Gas Association seal of approval when purchasing gas equipment and appliances.
Have your gas appliances inspected annually by a licensed appliance professional.
Do not use flameless chemical heaters indoors or in enclosed spaces. They burn gas and will allow CO to build up to toxic levels.
Have a service expert repair any gas appliance that is not functioning properly.
Be sure to open the flue when enjoying a fire in the fireplace or furnace.
Do not use a gas oven to heat your home.
Only use grills outside in a well-ventilated area.
Use battery-powered heaters when camping.
Keep all gas appliances properly adjusted and use an exhaust fan where appropriate.
Know the difference between the sound of your smoke alarm and your CO alarm.
If you cannot afford a CO detector, contact your local fire department. There are programs to help the elderly and low-income households acquire these life-saving devices.
Smoke Detector Installation
The U.S. Fire Association (USFA) reports that fires cause an average of 3,040 deaths and 14,960 injuries per year in the U.S.
Today, most state and local laws require that smoke detectors be installed anyplace there is human habitation. These laws require that smoke detectors be near every bedroom in the house and in some cases, they must be present in stairways, halls, and garages. In addition, new construction laws require that smoke detectors be hooked up to the electrical wiring, be interconnected, and have a battery backup system in place.
The National Fire Protection Association highly recommends replacing your smoke detectors every ten years because as the systems age, the electrical components become less reliable.
Don’t let your power conditioning go to waste! Power conditioners are necessary for anyone with electronics or devices that use electricity. They keep the juice running smoothly so you can get all of its benefits, like clean sound and longer life span from worn out cords thanks in part because they relieve excess strain on these sensitive parts by making sure there’s enough heavy-duty strength throughout every foot (or meter) long section – not just where it matters most
Power conditioners ensure that your electricity is clean and pure, so you can avoid the risk of short-circuiting. They also control energy consumption by turning off power when it’s not needed or being too generous with its supply allowing for more savings in tight times!
What is a Power Conditioner?
A power conditioner is an electrical device that provides clean power to your electronic devices. A power conditioner provides not only surge protection, but noise filtration. Some models even supply phone line, Ethernet, and cable conditioning. To maintain the long-term stability of your electrical equipment, a power conditioner is an excellent investment.
Power Consumption Meters
Are you looking for ways to save money on your electric bill? Are you looking to reduce your energy consumption? Do you want to be more environmentally conscious? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need a power consumption meter in your home.
Experts are advising that we cut back on energy consumption wherever we can to help America become more energy independent. The first step to being energy independent is to conserve energy by cutting back energy usage. How can you cut back your energy usage if you don’t know how much energy you are consuming?
With the power consumption meter you can determine exactly how much energy you are using. It is designed to read signals from your appliances to determine how much energy each one uses. It is critical to find out how much electricity each device uses. You might be surprised how much energy a particular appliance consumes. With this knowledge you can effectively reduce your power consumption, reduce your electric bill and ultimately help the environment. Every home should have a power consumption meter.
Top Devices that May Be Spiking Your Energy Consumption
Electric Clothes Dryer
Central Air Conditioning
Electric Space Heater
Window AC Unit
Desktop Computer Monitor
Tankless Water Heaters
When you have a tankless water heater, all that’s required for hot showers and cooking is electricity. The unit does not require any piping to be buried in the ground or attached underneath your house like traditional models do; instead, it heats up coming from an outdoors-facing exhaust pipe which goes around back outside so as not waste energy warming anything but air (which we’re always looking out). Tankers also aren’t necessary because there are no tanks storing them – every moment they use their power consumption rate slowly creeps upwards until eventually reaching full discharge again!
Water heaters tend to go bad every seven to fifteen years, depending on the model and how they are maintained. If your water heater has not already gone out, have you considered that it could soon? Rather than being forced to make a hasty replacement decision, plan ahead so you don’t have to experience an icy-cold shower at the most inconvenient time.
Your home’s lighting design is what makes your living spaces functional, comfortable, and inviting. A good lighting scheme includes adequate fixtures and lamps, which are made adaptable and flexible through dimmers, timers and variable settings. But when something goes wrong with your lights, it can disrupt your family’s comfort.
Commercial Specialty Lighting
When you need custom lighting for your business location, Green To Ground is the one to call. Our expert electricians can provide energy-efficient, customized lighting for a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces. Whether you’d like a festive lighting display for your storefront during the holiday season, better lighting for the landscaping around the building, or parking lot lighting, it’s no problem for Green To Ground. Lighting can bring a new look to your property or bring new focus and attention to a certain area, and also provide convenience and security.
One important component of fluorescent lights that most don’t even know about is the ballast. Ballasts are small, rectangular devices installed inside fluorescent light fixtures to limit the current flowing to the bulbs. When a fluorescent light starts to buzz or flicker, changing the bulbs won’t fix the problem. That’s how you know it’s time for a ballast replacement.
Landscape lighting is one of the most dramatic improvements that you can make to a home or garden, regardless of size, shape or elevation. Green To Ground offers complete landscape lighting design solutions to add beauty and security to any home.
Green To Ground has a team of experts dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and superior craftsmanship. Our technicians provide you with the quality and professionalism you have been looking for when it comes to your custom landscape lighting needs while bringing your vision to life.
Why install landscape lighting with Green To Ground?
Ambiance and Entertainment
Create the perfect atmosphere for outdoor entertaining with landscape lighting. Illuminate pools, decks, outdoor kitchens, patios, recreational spaces and sitting areas long after the sun sets. Landscape lighting sets the tone for any occasion and gives your guests an experience they will not forget.
Accentuate the architecture of your home while showcasing its artistry and charm. Allow your guests to experience the beauty of your fountains, flowers, trees and shrubs at any time of day. We will construct dramatic scenes that reveal the subtle contours, shapes and textures of your property.
Lighting your home is an effective way to deter residential crime and keep out unwanted intruders. Although lighting cannot prevent crime, statistics show that a well lit home is much more likely to deter potential criminals.
Motion tripped floodlights are a great way to protect your home and save energy at the same time. Your floodlights only turn on when you need them instead of running all night long.
Avoid any accidents with a well-lit yard or garden. Landscape lighting accents pathways, stairs or any other potentially hazardous areas within your yard, helping you to navigate safely around your property, while enjoying its beauty at the same time.
Landscape lighting makes your home stand out from the rest. Professionally placed lighting can add value to your property by improving the appearance of your home and landscaping, accenting the architecture and illuminating its charm. Outdoor lighting is a worthwhile investment that adds security, beauty and serenity to your property.
Simultaneously increase the security, safety, ambiance, beauty and value of your home. Our professionals are ready to help you light the way to more beautiful surroundings. Contact us or schedule an appointment online today!
Don’t forget the most important touch this holiday season, the twinkling lights outside your home! Be the home that everyone stops to admire when they drive by. Create the magical and whimsical memories you and your family will always remember.
Let Green To Ground install and maintain your holiday lights!
Finishing the lighting seems totally impossible with all you have to do this holiday season. Don’t get overwhelmed; just call one of our friendly service professionals to help you show off your exquisite holiday home. Tis the season to decorate! Call us today to complete your home or business winter wonderland!
Bathroom and Kitchen Lighting
The presentation of a person’s bathroom and kitchen are an essential part of the décor. With the right lighting in your bathroom and kitchen, you can change the way others view your home. This is why bathroom and kitchen lighting are among the top ways to boost a home’s resale value. If you want to highlight your room’s best features while providing optimum functionality, then custom lighting by Green To Ground is just what you need. Our certified electricians can provide you with all the ideas, logistics, creativity, and functionality that you desire.
Create a sense of warmth, welcome and sophistication by lighting your bathroom and kitchen.
Great Ways to Transform Your Bathroom Space
Transform your bathroom and kitchen with refreshing style and functional fashion. Use lighting to your advantage by making small rooms seem bigger and large rooms appear more intimate. Play up a room’s architecture, illuminate small spaces and use dimmers to create the perfect mood. With all these great ways to improve your home, why wait?
Adding lights under your cabinets helps you to see the items on your countertops with clarity and ease. Cabinet lighting is a great way to highlight the colors in your countertops and cabinets. Lighting can also be added below your bottom cabinets to illuminate the walkway at night.
Mirror and Vanity Lighting
Good lighting above your mirrors can give you optimum facial illumination. In addition good vanity lighting can reduce the amount of shadows in your bathroom giving the appearance of a larger room.
You have successfully made the room appear bigger as soon as you draw a person’s eyes upward. A ceiling light fixture can be the personal touch that ties the whole room together. It provides extra light, adds the extra element of sophistication, and makes the room appear larger.
Whether you are trying to relax before bed, trying to save energy or trying not to disturb your spouse early in the morning, having a light exclusively for the shower can be very useful. Having a light over your shower gives you the option to just turn an individual light on instead of turning on ALL the bright lights in the room.
Like a shower light, the bathtub light allows you to specifically illuminate an area for ease of use. This is a great place to put a dimmer. Having a dimmer over the bathtub allows you to create the relaxing mood you desire while sinking into that warm bubble bath.
If you do not have high ceilings, but would like over head lighting, canned lighting is a great alternative. You can place these lights in strategic parts of the room for a more intimate ambiance or a more open space.
Focused halogen or flood lights are a great idea over a toilet, especially if the toilet is separated by a wall or door. This is another great place for a dimmer. You can leave the dimmer on all night so that you or your children can find the restroom in the middle of the night. You can also switch the dimmer on at a lower setting so you don’t disturb your sleep pattern any more than you have to.
Accent lighting is a great way to highlight artwork or architecture. Use accent lighting to draw your attention to what you enjoy most about the room.
Use hidden lights to add a soft and soothing touch to the room. Add indirect lighting to coves or nooks to illuminate your room with artistic elegance.
Preparing the Perfect Kitchen
The kitchen is often times referred to as the heart of the home. It’s where family and friends gather for intimate conversations, cherished meals, holidays, and events. The kitchen is where people spend long hours cooking and entertaining. This is why one of the best ways to boost a home’s resale value is to update the kitchen. In order to maximize the beauty and functionality of your kitchen you need the right recipe.
Many times the kitchen is connected to another living area and you do not want to disturb those in the other room. Simply turning on the light over the sink is a great way to direct the light only where you need it.
Lighting cabinets is a great way to accentuate the architecture of your home. Putting lighting above the cabinets can showcase items displayed above and draw your eye upward creating a sense that the room is larger. Putting lighting below the cabinets can give you more lighting while you are preparing food. Installing both types of lighting will completely transform your kitchen.
Artwork displayed in your kitchen could become a great conversation piece by simply adding accent lighting. Accent lighting is also a great way to highlight and illuminate family portraits that surround your eating area.
This is a great alternative to the hum and glare of florescent bulbs. They are also more subtle and inviting.
Lighting the island is important because many people gather around the island to talk, eat, cook, or work. The type of lighting you choose can be decorative or discreet.
Kitchen Nook Lighting
The life of the party and the result of all your hard work lies on the kitchen table. Display it properly with a chic fixture. Add a dimmer to create the perfect ambiance no matter what the occasion.
Wall Sconces and Ceiling Fixtures
Give your kitchen additional personality by adding wall sconces or ceiling fixtures. Create an atmosphere that defines your taste and style. Transform your kitchen with decorative lighting.
Make a statement by adding pendant lighting. This is a great way to make a kitchen feel more intimate and homey.
Whatever your lighting needs are, Green To Ground is ready to turn your bathroom or kitchen from ordinary to extraordinary.
Recessed Lighting Installation
Looking for an inexpensive way to modernize your home? Recessed lighting offers the perfect blend of form and function to give your home a fresh new look. Well-chosen, carefully placed lights can highlight a room’s best features, improve lighting in areas that are poorly lit, and offer a decorative element to your home.
What Is Recessed Lighting?
Installed within the ceiling rather than on the surface, recessed lighting consists of two parts: the trim and the housing. The housing’s fixture, which holds the bulb, is installed inside the ceiling. The trim is the finished edge you see when looking up into the fixture.
Track and Accent Lighting
At Green To Ground, not only can we service your current lighting fixtures; we can also help you customize any additional lighting needs by installing track lighting or accent lights. Use track and accent lighting to illuminate the architecture and artistic style of your home, enhancing its personality and individuality. Customized lighting is a great way to add a finishing touch to the look of your home.
Keep reading for some great tips for accent and track lighting.
Accent lighting includes torches, sconces, spotlights, and any other type of light that emphasizes a specific item or area of a space. Accent lighting is commonly used in interior design to:
Light up cabinets, nooks, and alcoves
Illuminate a specific area for focused lighting
Light up gardens, shrubs, trees, and flowers
Make your swimming pool glow
Use different colored light bulbs to create a distinctive ambiance
Track lighting is a type of adjustable and versatile accent lighting. A track of lights may hold two, three, or several individual lights that may be pointed in whatever direction you wish. Here are a few ways track lighting can illuminate and enhance your home:
- Strategically place track lights in a work area
- Create different moods in a room
- Define separate areas of a space
- Illuminate reading areas
- Set track heads upward to create ambient lighting
- Aim track heads downward to create task lighting
- Tracks can support general and task lighting at the same time
Re-aim, relocate, remove, or replace lights as needed.
Retrofit lighting is bringing high-quality and affordable products to the market. Our lights were designed with one goal: make your home look its best while giving you value for money!
Retrofit lighting is a type of general-use light that can be used anywhere. They come in different shapes and sizes, but all retrofitted with LEDS for efficiency’s sake, which means you don’t have to worry about bulb life or expensive upfront costs associated with traditional bulbs!
Imagine using a wireless, handheld remote to control overhead lighting, small appliances, outdoor lighting, holiday lighting, thermostats and lamps. Imagine being able to time when your lights will turn on and off during the day. Envision being able to dim the lights down low or turn them up to full strength whenever you wanted. Picture a light that was smart enough to know when you entered and exited a room and turned the light on and off automatically. How convenient would that be?
Everyone can benefit from lighting controls. It is convenient, efficient, economical, and provides an element of safety and security.
Do you find it difficult to get up and down and wish there were an easier way to turn lights and small appliances on and off?
Do you wish you could turn the lights off from bed after you finish your book or your television show?
Do you wish the bathroom light would turn on automatically when you entered?
Do you wish that you could turn on your security lights from bed if you heard an alarming noise?
Do you wish that you could preset your lamps, security lights, or holiday lights to come on at a specific time?
Do you wish you could set the mood to entertain your guest with whatever intensity of light you desired?
Do you wish you could turn the light off in the baby’s room without disturbing them?
You don’t have to wish anymore. Being able to control your lights when you want is no longer a dream, it is a reality.
Lighting Control Stations
Lighting Control Stations allow you to control a variety of whole-house lighting scenes from one central control station. They give you the ability to create a variety of moods with one easy touch of the button. Different scenes can be accessed by remote as well as the keypad. Lighting control stations make it easy to set the mood for whatever the occasion without walking through the whole house to set every individual light.
Timers are an easy way to reduce your energy consumption. Timers can be used either indoor or outdoor. They are great for outdoor lighting, holiday lighting, and to leave preset while you are on vacation. Timers provide convenience and safety while saving you energy and money.
Room Occupancy Sensors
Room Occupancy Sensors enable lights to come one whenever motion is detected and turn off when motion ceases. Motion sensors are especially useful in bathrooms and bedrooms. They are especially useful in children’s rooms as children often forget to turn lights off after they leave a room or cannot reach the light when they enter. Room occupancy sensors are yet another great way to save energy and money.
Dimmers give you the ability to intimately control your lighting system. Lighting dimmers allow you to adjust the intensity of the light to meet each individuals needs. You may want to dim the lights to have a romantic dinner or you may want to brighten the lights to see better while working. Dimmers affect the warmth, depth, and ambiance of the room while providing energy efficiency.
Dimmers can be used in any room from the kitchen to bedroom, bathroom or office. Dimmers are a quick and easy way to make a big difference in the visual presentation of your home.
Wired Lighting Solutions
Control your home’s lights from on stationary point with wired lighting solutions. Programmable light pads are a great way to program your light switches for up to seven days. With the convience of a light switch, light pads can turn lights on and off automatically or with a preset time.
Turn lamps, fans, holiday lights and other electrical devices on and off with a digital lamp timer. Save energy and time with programmable timers to maximize your lighting needs. With a digital lamp timer, avoid coming home to a dark house or leaving your holiday lights on throughout the day.
Sensors, aptly named, detect and respond to signals such as movement, light, and temperature. Using motion sensors, such as those used in security lights and room occupancy sensors, can help you create a safer, more energy-efficient environment for both your home and business.
Outdoor Motion Sensors: The Security Light
Security lights are typically located by the front door of your home and are turned on by a motion sensor, though they are most effective when installed over all exits and entrances to your home or business. There are many benefits to adding a light with a motion sensor:
When someone forgets to leave a light on, finding a keyhole in the dark can seem like a gargantuan task. Simply adding a light with a motion sensor can prevent this annoying problem.
By adding a light with a motion sensor, homes and businesses are kept safe from would-be intruders from dawn to dusk. Lights kicked on by sensors offer the added bonus of startling trespassers away from your well-lit outdoor space — no intruder wants to be under the spotlight for the whole neighborhood to witness.
Adding safety features such as security lights reduces your chances of both burglary and accidents, lowering your insurance costs. In addition, using a light with a motion sensor means you won’t have to pay electricity for lights you aren’t using, as timers turn off lights following set periods of inactivity.
Security lighting is a great addition to outdoor décor and make your home or business look well cared for.
Motion Sensors Inside Your Home: Room Occupancy Sensors
Mounted on ceilings or walls like light switches, occupancy sensors use a motion sensor to detect when a room is occupied, turning off lights in unoccupied spaces after a set period of inactivity. There are many different types of occupancy sensors. Some adjust lighting based on the amount of daylight available. Others are made specifically for bathrooms, stairways, and halls.
Occupancy sensors offer benefits to both homes and businesses, such as:
Occupancy sensors reduce lighting energy consumption from 15-90 percent depending on the type of lights used and the amount of traffic in the area. They are great for spaces that are intermittently occupied. In fact, starting with areas that are sporadically occupied offers the most savings, with some areas, such as bathrooms, offering over 90% savings on lighting. Start with areas that can go empty for hours at a time such as bathrooms and break rooms before addressing high traffic areas such as living rooms and cubicle offices.
Thanks to the invention of the motion sensor, you will no longer have to fumble for switches in the dark or use your elbow to turn on light switches when your arms are full.
Occupancy sensors prevent accidents and increase security in areas like stairwells and bathroom stalls by providing adequate lighting.
If you earned a dime for every time you posted a note to coworkers or told your kids to turn off a light, would you be rich? For those tired of feeling like a broken record in the effort to save money on the monthly utility bill, occupancy sensors offer both sanity and money saving solutions.