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How to Restore Electricity During Power Outage

Are you prepared for all of the potential weather that can come your way in Northern Virginia? From cold winters to stormy summers, our area has a full range of weather events. What would you do if the power goes out during a summer storm or winter ice storm? All…

Why Is My Light Switch Hot?

When you reach to your light switch to turn it off, only to find that it is hot to the touch, you have a problem. This is not a normal phenomenon, and it indicates that there are serious issues hiding behind your walls. If you don’t get help right away,…

Will Ceiling Fans Lower My Energy Bill?

In the dead of a Northern Virginia summer, we’re always looking for ways to offset the high costs of air conditioning in our homes. Even the most energy-efficient systems can be a real bother, putting a strain on finances and overall being just a little more stressful than we bargained…

Why Are My Outlets Getting Hot?

Electrical issues can be a nuisance, but they can also be dangerous, causing fires or electrocution if left unchecked. Most problems can be traced back to the age of the home, faulty workmanship or materials, damage from pests, or user error, but regardless of the cause, should always be investigated by…

What Is a GFI?

You interact with them multiple times a day but likely have no idea of their name or their real purpose in your home, office, grocery, coffee shop — any place with electrical outlets (so, everywhere). But… what are they? The Basics of GFI: Protecting You from Faulty Electrical Tools Ground…

Hiring an Electrician in Northern Virginia

When it comes to electrical work, you want to hire a reliable professional to ensure the safety of your family and your home. It’s important to be cautious of scams, overpriced services, and underqualified electricians. But what kinds of things should you be looking out for? Here are a few…

My Electrical Outlet Is Not Working

Whether you’re upgrading your existing AC unit or installing central air conditioning for the first time, you only want to consider the best equipment from today’s top manufacturers. A new air conditioner is one of the most substantial investments you can make for home comfort. It’s important to choose a unit…

Conserving Energy Around the Holidays

Holiday celebrations combined with the cold winter months often result in high utility bills—which can be a major burden around the holidays. At John Nugent & Sons, we understand that no one wants to spend their hard earned money on utility bills. But there are some ways you can maximize…

Signs of Burning Around an Electrical Outlet

Emergency room doctors treat over 4,000 individuals each year for injuries caused by faulty electrical outlets—don’t let anyone in your family fall victim to an electrical accident. Electrical fires and related injuries can be prevented by properly inspecting the outlet receptacles in your Northern Virginia home. John Nugent & Sons…

How Can I Tell What Is Tripping My Circuit Breaker?

As the summer or winter months roll around, you probably start to experience more power outages than usual in your Northern Virginia home. In fact, these are the times of the year when the experts at John Nugent and Sons receive the most calls from the community. Your first option…

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