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4029 MacArthur Avenue , Richmond- 23227
VA , United States  United States
Today (Wednesday) Open 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Lauterbach Electric - Richmond

Lauterbach Electric’s highly trained professional electricians have been installing and servicing the electrical systems around Richmond and the surrounding communities for over 40 years. Our motto of Quality, Service and Dependability are what our customers have come to expect.

Business Operation Hours
Monday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Service Type : Yes, this business serves customers at their Location
Emergency Services:Services are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week

Additional Information

We provide 24-Hr Emergency Service to our regular customers. We serve the following areas: Richmond, Henrico, Ashland, Chesterfield, New Kent, Goochland and the surrounding areas.

Lauterbach Electric Co. is an authorized GENERAC™ generator-certified service provider. The Generac product line features fully integrated standby power generation systems for commercial, industrial and residential use. The line includes, in addition to the generator sets themselves, automatic transfer switches, controls, fuel tanks, enclosures and remote monitoring software.

Product and Services

Residential Services.It seems that DYI is the new social rage. However, electricity does not lend itself to do-it-yourself projects. Keep in mind that if that plumbing pipe you fixed happens to fail, you will only get wet. If that DYI project included electrical wiring that improperly installed outlet could electrocute you or someone you love! Our technicians are highly trained and required to study electrical theory and application for a full four years. Let us help you with your next project, for safety sake.

It is easy to take one’s electrical service for granted because it is hidden inside the walls of the home, allowing one to enjoy a great variety of modern conveniences. However, “out of sight, out of mind” should not be your rule of thumb when it comes to your home’s electrical wiring. The Consumer Product Safety Commission warns that a small appliance inserted into an improperly wired or inadequately sized outlet is the major cause of electrocutions in the U.S. According to the National Fire Protection Association, electrical issues are the number one cause of property damage in home fires across the U.S.  An electrical home inspection from Lauterbach Electric can save you and your family from numerous dangerous situations in your home.

Your entire electrical system will be comprehensively examined; ensuring that all electrical wires, systems, and appliances in your home meet legal minimum safety standards. The National Electrical Code guides all electricians when examining your home. The Code defines the considerations for minimum standards across the United States. A Lauterbach Electric inspector will provide a detailed, prioritized, checklist including areas in need of direct attention, recommendations for improvements, and prospective upgrade possibilities.

The number of circuits: When fuse panels were prevalent homes did not have the modern conveniences of today. There were no microwaves, dishwashers, etc… These appliances require new circuits and more electricity to run. One major problem we see with fuse panels is that circuits are added where there is no safe room to add them. This results in multiple wires under one screw terminal (against code and unsafe), and/or over-fusing (see below). Fuse panels commonly had 8-12 spaces for circuits. Modern circuit breaker panels commonly have up to 42 spaces for different circuits!

Installing an over-sized fuse into the fuse block. The original fuse panel has no safety mechanism to prevent over-sizing the fuses. Let’s say a kitchen circuit keeps blowing the fuse because too many appliances are running at once. It is so easy to insert a 20 or 30 amp fuse into a 15 amp fuse block to avoid the nuisance of the fuse blowing. THIS IS VERY DANGEROUS! The fuses (or circuit breakers) main job is to protect the wiring. Fuses and circuit breakers are sized (15-amp, 20-amp, 30-amp, etc…) according to the circuit wire size. For example: 14-gauge copper wire is required to be protected by no more than 15-amp of overcurrent protection. If you were to put a 30-amp fuse to protect this 15-amp rated wire, then you put 25-amps of electrical load on that wire you could melt is and cause a fire!

Circuit breakers are not as easy to change as fuses, and therefore offer more protection from over-sizing.

Amperage .All electrical service panels are measured in amperage: 60, 100, 150, 200 or 400+ amps. The higher the amperage, the more electrical appliances can be accommodated by the service. A 100-amp service is perfectly appropriate for some homes and some people, especially if the home is heated by gas or oil.

However, if the 100-amp homeowner is contemplating an addition, adding several new electrical appliances, a hot tub, or a new electric HVAC system, he will want to have a licensed electrician make an assessment as to his new electrical needs.

There are two main reasons for a panel or service change: 1) If upgrading from a fuse to a breaker panel or 2) if major appliances are added to the service load. A service upgrade will add value to your home and eliminate the possibility of overloading the circuits with improper fuses.

A service inspection and/or upgrade is standard today for older homes in the home buying process. Upgrading the panel from fuse to breaker does not necessarily mean that the amperage must also be increased from 100 to 200 amps. However, it is an opportune time if appropriate. Please call Lauterbach Electric to assess and assist with your electrical system.

We service all types of commercial facilities and buildings from adding new circuits and receptacles to repairing, replacing, and retrofitting light fixtures inside and outside and everything in between.  We are in Dominion Virgina Power’s Contractors Network and are approved for Lighting Systems & Controls (promotes the installation of energy efficient lighting and controls).

Call us for all of your electrical needs!Lauterbach Electric Co., Inc. has decades of experience with Design-Build, Plan/Spec, and Negotiated projects in the private and government sector (local and federal).

We have successfully completed Restaurants, Office Buildings, Shopping Malls, Retail Buildings, Hotels, Motels, Apartments, Multifamily Buildings, Mixed-use, Churches, Industrial Facilities, Institutional Facilities , Medical Buildings, Daycare, Assisted Living, Convenience Stores, Commercial Pools, Subdivision Pools, Banks, Government building, Tenant Up-fits, and just about everything in between!
We are your best choice for any commercial project from conception, through design, to completion.

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