An Electrical Contractor is a licensed individual or company that performs specific specialized construction work pertaining to the installation, design, and maintenance of electrical equipment. Electrical Contractors are usually employed by Electrical Power Generation (EPG) companies, such as AT&T, New York Telephone, Edison, Westinghouse Electric, British Electrical, American Electrical Contractors Association, and American Electrical Contractors Association. Contractors can also be independent contractors, performing electrical work for other companies. There are several types of Contractors, including general contracting, project-specific contracting, and contract management. There are many advantages to hiring a qualified Contractor; these include:
General Contractors is responsible for the design and construction of buildings and related structures, such as apartments, office buildings, condominiums, warehouses, and manufacturing plants. Some of the tasks they normally perform are: selecting the appropriate material, laying out the structure, installing the material, power transmission and distribution lines, and ventilation. They also provide safety measures, such as security measures. Electrical line contractors are involved in the installation and troubleshooting of electricity and power transmission and distribution lines. Most commonly, they install and repair transformers, fuses, outlets, switchboards, and wiring.
Electrical Contractors who are project-specific are responsible for the entire process of electrical installation and troubleshooting, not just the components. These Contractors work in either an on-site or off-site capacity. On-site electrical contractors manage the entire project; this means they manage the entire construction, erection, and dismantling of buildings, as well as the electrical installation. Electrical contractors that perform electrical installation in more complicated projects may also oversee the wiring and associated components, or they may hire a subcontractor to handle this responsibility. Most commonly, Electrical Contractors will hire an engineer to design the system, provide input about the location of power, and write the implemented wiring code.
Lighting contractors, on the other hand, are responsible for all aspects of the electrical installation and design of outdoor lighting. Typically, this means they will design, purchase, lease, and operate the equipment. They will oversee the wiring, design, and installation of lighting fixtures. Additionally, Electrical Contractors will provide inspections and make changes as necessary during the term of the contract. Depending upon the type of contract, specific tasks may be required by Electrical Contractors such as inspections and permits. Some Lighting Contractors performs both offsite and onsite lighting design and installation.
Another type of Electrical Contractors are the ones who design and install photovoltaic solar power systems. If you’re considering purchasing a residential, commercial, or industrial photovoltaic solar energy system, you should contact several photovoltaic electricians to determine their experience and expertise. You should ask how much experience they have with installation and whether they are licensed. You should also inquire about their licensing status for electricians who install and/or design photovoltaic solar energy systems.
Some Electrical Contractors are in the business of air handling, while others are in the business of refrigeration installs. The Electrician who works on refrigeration installs must be highly trained and knowledgeable about the products they are installing. Air handling Installers must have extensive experience installing large refrigeration units and be trained in ductwork installation. The Electrician who works on air handling systems must also have experience installing distribution automation. Because the number of Electrical Contractors has been increasing, it is important that you become aware of your local electricians to ensure that you are going to get the best services possible.