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Kolb Electric is a family owned and operated electrical company that has been serving the Baltimore and Washington, DC Metropolitan areas since 1925.
We provide superior electrical services for residential spaces, as well as industrial, commercial, and construction businesses.
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Do NOT plug space heaters into power strips of extension cords. Plug space heaters directly into a wall outlet
Power strips are not designed to handle the high current flow required by a space heater and can overheat, causing a fire.
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What Is an Electrical Inspection and Why Do I Need One?
An electrical inspection is a detailed review of your home’s electrical components. Electrical inspections go above and beyond what a traditional home inspection covers.
A Kolb Electric inspection will also ensure the home meets all legal standards and the National Electrical Code (NEC).
Call Kolb Electric to schedule your electrical inspection 877-287-1179.
Do You Need Electrical Code Corrections?
At Kolb Electric, our electricians are trained to correct a number of NEC violations, including:
Faulty electric panels
Incorrect size wiring
Electrical hardware upgrades
Abandoned electrical projects
Not sure whether or not your home or office is up to par? We can provide you with an electrical inspection to see if your building is in compliance with the latest electrical codes.
EV Charging Station Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Clarksburg Condominium II to celebrate the grand opening of four EVSEs for the community. The celebration feat...
Thanks to our Valued Clients and Trade Associates!
We greatly appreciate your support and referrals. It drives our business, and we couldn't do what we do without you!
Home EV Charging Incentives in Maryland!
Baltimore Gas & Electric (BGE) is now offering a $300 rebate when you install a ChargePoint Home charger as part of their EVsmart program. A later phase will include an optional, ongoing off-peak charging incentive.
Clearview Energy is offering free EV charging daily from 11 PM to 6 AM (Sunday – Saturday) and a $100 rebate for ChargePoint Home charger when you sign up for a CLEARCHARGE12EV Clearview Energy Plan. For more details call 1-800-654-8114.
Delmarva is now offering a $300 rebate when you install a ChargePoint Home charger as part of their EVsmart program. A later phase will include an optional, ongoing off-peak charging incentive.
The Maryland Energy Administration EVSE Rebate Program offers a rebate of 40% up to $700 for the purchase and installation of a Level 2 ChargePoint Home Charger. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until rebate funds are exhausted.
Pepco is now offering a $300 rebate when you install a ChargePoint Home charger as part of their EVsmart program. A later phase will include an optional, ongoing off-peak charging incentive.
Potomac Edison is now offering a $300 rebate when you install a ChargePoint Home charger as part of their EVSE Driven program. You can also opt-in to receive additional rewards for using energy during off-peak hours.
Call Kolb today for an estimate 1-877-287-1179
Attention Residential Customers!!
July Special Offer!
Mention this ad and receive one of the offers as listed below:
Offer #1 - Receive $100.00 off your next electrical service of $400.00 or more
Offer #2 - Receive $200.00 off of a panel change or heavy up.
Is your generator ready to handle the summer months? Here are a few tips to make sure your generator won’t fail when you need it most.
Power It Up Regularly
Even if you do not need to use your generator, it is important to power it up from time to time to make sure it’s working like it should. Turn your generator on and let it run for a little while every so often to ensure that it will work when you need it.
Inspection and Maintenance
Routine generator inspections ensure that minor problems can be corrected before they cause serious issues.
Proper maintenance should include battery check, fuel filter replacement, oil filter replacement, and an oil change.
Call Kolb Electric to set up your generator for annual inspection and maintenance.
Cooling Equipment Safety Tips
Keep safety in mind when selecting cooling equipment for your home.
Have a qualified, licensed electrician install and service any electrical equipment in your home.
Have electric-powered equipment inspected and maintained regularly for safety.
Make sure your equipment has the label showing that it is listed by a recognized testing laboratory.
Sponsorships are still available for our 2022 Annual Golf Outing at Norbeck Country Club on Monday, August 29th! ⛳️
Join us for a great day of golf, networking, great food, and drinks! 🍻
Click here to sign up today! https://caimdches.glueup.com/event/50432/register/
Many Thanks to our current Sponsors! Atlantic Maintenance Group, Barkan Management, Columbia Roofing Inc, Community Association Management, Condominium Venture Inc., E&F Contracting, Inc., Environmental Solutions, Inc., Fellner Legal Services, FirstService Residential, Knott Mechanical, Inc., Kolb Electric, Kris Konstruction Design and Build Group, Law Office of Cynthia Hitt Kent LLC, Lazo Landscaping, Minkoff Company, Inc., Nagle & Zaller P.C., National Cooperative Bank, North Arundel Contracting, Inc., Palmer Brothers Painting & General Contractors, Pro Painting & Contracting, Property Management People, Raine & Son, Risk Strategies, RoofPRO, SageWater, SAHOURI INSURANCE, SERVPRO, SI Restoration, Simmerer Insurance, The Witmer Group, Toepfer Construction Company, Inc., Tri State Restorations, LLC & Walter Electric
Beep - Beep! I purchased my first electric car now what?
1. Purchase and install a home charging station - Kolb Electric can
help you with that!
2. Join a local plug-in group, national group, or online forum - The best place to learn how to get the best out of your new vehicle, is at the local plug-in group, or from a friendly, online forum.
3. Sign up for charging network(s) - locate charging stations along your route - you can make a trip and top your car off when you arrive at a public charging station.
SWIMMING POOL ELECTRICAL INSPECTIONS
It is essential that swimming pools and spas are inspected annually, both to ensure that the pool and surrounding decking are safe and up to code, and to check that all swimming pool electrical equipment is in proper working condition.
Kolb Electric can perform a swimming pool electrical inspection to verify that all electrical equipment to your swimming pool and spa are in tip-top shape.
Private I. Plug visits his grandma's house and helps her identify electrical dangers that are lurking in her home.
Tips to save $$ on your electric bill
Electrical Safety Tips
Electrical Tip of the Day!
If you detect a burning smell coming from a wire, plug, outlet, breaker box, or etc., immediate action should be taken. Find out where the smell is coming from, cut power to that circuit, and get it resolved quickly. If you aren’t comfortable addressing the issue yourself, reach out to a professional electrician. Call Kolb Electric to schedule an appointment.
This Valentine's Day, show some love to your home. ❤️ Make your home safer and more energy-efficient with an electrical inspection.
Call Kolb Electric today to schedule an inspection.
Keep these tips in mind if you’re considering retrofitting or replacing traditional lighting with LEDs.
• Retrofitting existing recessed light fixtures with energy efficient LED retrofit kits should be done only where it can be confirmed in the manufacturer’s instructions that the LED retrofit kit is compatible with the existing recessed fixture assembly.
• Replacing existing incandescent lamps with LED type lamps in lighting fixtures is a great way to save energy. However if the existing lighting fixture is controlled by a dimmer be sure to purchase “dimmable” LED lamps.
• When purchasing new LED lamps or retrofit kits look for the mark of a qualified electrical testing laboratory and read the instructions prior to installation.
• Call KOLB Electric to schedule an appointment.
Space Heater Safety Tips
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Wishing Everyone a Safe and Happy New Year
Transitioning from Aluminum to Copper Wiring
A significant number of homes in Baltimore and Bethesda, MD, Alexandria, VA, and Washington, DC built between the mid-1960s and the first half of the 1970s have hazardous aluminum wiring rather than copper. During that time, aluminum wiring was considered safe to use and viewed as a cost-saving measure. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) now believes aluminum wiring poses a safety hazard in homes that still have this type of wiring.
Dangers of Aluminum Wiring
The biggest danger associated with aluminum wiring is that unanticipated fire hazards arise from the oxidation and deterioration caused at the points where aluminum wiring is connected at outlets, light fixtures, and splices. While this can cause overheating and arching that won’t trip a circuit breaker, it can cause a fire. Aluminum wiring was used in an estimated 2 million homes between 1965 and 1973—and many of these homes are located in the MD, VA, and DC area.
If you’re concerned about dangerous aluminum wiring, pay attention to the following warning signs:
Outlets and switches that are warm to the touch
Circuits that don’t work
The smell of burning plastic
All of these signs indicate a potential fire hazard for standard aluminum wiring.
If your home has aluminum wiring, we recommend that you call Kolb Electric or contact us online. We will send one of our expert electricians out to evaluate the aluminum wiring in your home to determine the best option to make your home as safe as possible.
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