Whether you are looking to install a Flat Panel TV in a room that does not have one, upgrade your existing TV to a larger model or higher resolution you have come to the right place. Our team at Anthracite Electric has been committed to flat panel TV installation since the first Plasma Screens became available to consumers. Since 2005 we have installed hundreds of TV’s in our customers’ homes and businesses throughout the Scranton area. A basic installation takes just a few hours, we can provide the TV and bracket or install one that you provide. When we are finished, no wires will be visible and your new TV will be ready for you to sit down and enjoy. Our surge protection can expand the lifespan of your device as well in case of unexpected outages.
Wireless technology is a part of our everyday life, smart phones, tablets, watches, TV’s and other devices in your home use internet to operate. Streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video use a lot of data and bandwidth to operate. The average home in Northeast Pa uses Xfinity or some sort of High Speed Internet, most subscribers settle for the wireless router built-in to the Internet companies modem, or purchase a router that is on sale at BestBuy or Staples, this is fine if your home has one TV and no children. The average homes Wi-Fi network is not strong enough to support the technology within the home, this is where our value comes into play. Our technician can evaluate your home and recommend the necessary equipment to help maximize the full potential of the internet you pay for and to help your devices operate at their full potential with minimum buffer times. Our estimates are always free and there is never an obligation to buy.
Since I was a young child my father tried to get me and my siblings to shut off the lights when we were not using them, now that I am a father I try to get my daughters to do the same, with one exception, we leave our outside lights on. Having the outside of your home or property well illuminated at night is a deterrent. In my opinion thieves are less likely to target a home that is well lit, they prefer darkness. Motion Sensors and LED technology has come a long way over the past two years, and is very affordable. Our team can install motion sensors around the perimeter of your home or business, if there is no motion the lights will be off, as soon as the sensors detect motion the lights will come on and stay on for a set amount of time. Back to our story about thieves, if a thief were to wonder off the main sidewalk into your driveway and the bright lights kicked on I would be willing to bet that he is going to turn around and target a home without lights. If your home or business has one of our Video Surveillance systems installed, security lighting can help to improve the quality of the recorded video at night. Call us today for your free estimate, we service all of Northeast PA.
While wireless has become the easiest, cheapest, and most widely used form of communication, there is still valid uses for hard wired communication. Desktop PC’s, Network Printers, IP Cameras, Telephone Systems, and even TV’s still have network jacks. While 80% of our current CAT5 installs are for small business owners and light commercial buildings, we still get a good number of requests to run category cables in residential homes. After having difficulty with some of the streaming functions of a modern Smart TV I called the manufacturer and was surprised at the answer I was given. The manufacturer of this TV told me that “As TV’s get lighter and thinner sometimes there are sacrifices that need to be made, some of the high-end components do not fit into the thin middle of the line TV’s, and that most of the consumers are only focused on resolution and not the wireless capabilities.” At this point we ran a hard-wired internet line to the TV and the issues we previously had with videos buffering went away. The moral to this story is that if the customer was a do-it-yourselfer and had not hired a professional to install and setup her TV she would have most likely dealt with the problem and learned to accept “I guess this is how this is supposed to work” or she would have returned the TV and possibly walk away from a brand disappointed, instead she now enjoys her TV and all of the streaming functions it offers.
A good friend of mine said to me once, “You don’t know what you don’t know”. The average Homeowner will go to an electronics box store and purchase a new TV, Sound System, or Computer and spend over $1000.00, and then purchase a $15 plug strip that says “Surge Strip” and think that they are covered. A properly installed Surge Protection System can allow your electronics to stay operational for their intended life span. Have you ever been in the middle of watching a TV show and had the power to your home shut off for a couple seconds, shutting down your TV, Cable or Satellite box, and Internet connection? and then must wait 5 or 10 minutes before everything is back up and running? If your answer is YES than you have experienced a Brownout. While a single Brownout will in most cases not cause the equipment to fail, multiple Brownouts over a period can cause your expensive equipment to prematurely fail. Surges in voltage can immediately cause equipment to fail. Our fix for these problems is a Professional Surge Protection System, we start at the heart of your electrical system “The Main Panel” and install a surge protection device that monitors and protects the panel, we then install a surge receptacle at the equipment location. In cases where there is Home Theater Equipment we install a line conditioner that monitors the specific voltage. If the incoming voltage is too high the conditioner trims the voltage down, if the incoming voltage is too low the conditioner boosts the voltage up, always ensuring that the equipment has surge protection and the manufacturer recommended voltage to operate. We also offer UPS and Battery backup systems to keep your Internet Modem, Router, and DVR’s up and running during small Brownout’s. If you live in NEPA and your power is constantly going out you may want to consider one of our Standby Generator Systems.
An Electrical System relies on Grounding and Bonding to function properly, reduce the risk of shock, and allow the breakers to trip if an event were to occur. Most homes and Businesses rely on a Ground-Rod and Water-Bond to ground the system. PEX water piping has become very popular with the do-it-yourselfers, what most homeowners don’t know is that when the take out a portion of the copper water piping and replace it with PEX they interrupt the continuity of the bonded system. We offer a Bonding and Grounding Inspection service, where we come to your home and check that the electrical system is properly bonded and grounded. We start at the Main Electrical panel, tightening all the ground and neutral connections in the panel, verify that a ground rod is present and that the grounding conductor is tight and the proper size for the service, we verify the cold-water bond and intersystem bonding jumper for communications systems.
Do you have a commercial business or warehouse in NEPA and are still operating older lighting technologies such as T12, Metal Halide, High Pressure Sodium, Mercury Vapor, or Halogen? LED’s are now more affordable than ever. We can put together a price to either Retro-Fit or Replace your existing technology to LED, capture any Utility Rebates or Grants that are available, integrate controls to dim or shut off fixtures when not in use, and install the system for you. Don’t have the money to write the check, we can finance the project for you. Call today for your free Lighting System Audit. Parking lot lighting, warehouse spaces, city street lighting, schools, car dealerships, ice rinks and arenas are just some of the vertical markets where we excel.
Are you one of the early adopters who switched to T8 and T5 technology, but now are starting to experience lamp burnouts and ballast failure. We can help, technology is constantly changing, especially in the commercial lighting industry, things that were good 3 to 4 years ago, are already being phased out and replaced with new more efficient LED’s. We maintenance lighting systems in NEPA, either on a per call basis or annual contract. We would be happy to give you a competitive quote today.
If you own a Parking Lot or have a Road Sign for your business that requires lighting maintenance or cleaning, our Bucket Truck Service is perfect for you. We will send our skilled technician out to your location with our Bucket Truck and the materials needed and get your fixtures working 100% again. We service all of NEPA, no job is to small.