Most of the time, your home’s electrical system works as it should, providing you with power for lighting, appliances, and electronics.
However, problems do come up. When they do, the team of experienced, trained, and skilled electricians at Williams Energy are here for you with expert electrical service done to the highest standards for safety and quality. Here are some of the more common problems we see that you should keep an eye out for.
If you notice that the light in your overhead fixture or lamp is flickering frequently, and you’re certain it’s not due to a brownout, there may be a poor connection from the wiring to the fixture. Additionally, loose or corroded wires could also be causing the issue. If this happens often, turn off the malfunctioning lights and contact Williams Energy for a service call so an electrician can take a look.
When an outlet is warm to the touch, it’s typically a sign that it’s overworked. Electrical outlets can only safely run a certain amount of voltage at one time, and when demand exceeds that amount, the outlet will heat up. This issue is common in older homes with electrical systems not designed to handle the demand of today’s copious amounts of electronics and electric appliances—and overheating poses a fire hazard. To resolve this problem: unplug all devices from the affected outlet and let it cool down; do not use power strips or multi-outlet plug-ins; plug excess devices into other outlets (being careful with extension cord usage).
There could be an issue with the wiring or casing if the outlet isn’t being overworked. Get in touch with Williams Energy, and we will come check it out for you.
A circuit breaker’s purpose is to cut off the electric current if there are any abnormalities present, thereby acting as a safety measure in your home. Although it’s not unusual for this to happen occasionally with any electrical system, constant tripping or one specific breaker that trips frequently could be indicative of a more serious issue at hand.
To start, unplug electronic devices such as phone chargers and laptops when they’re not in use. Also, keep devices spread out throughout your home to prevent overworking one specific circuit.
If you’re still experiencing circuit breaker problems, even though you’re following the proper procedures, please reach out to us.
If there are outlets in your home that do not work, contact Williams Energy so we can investigate the problem. This could be a dangerous situation if wires to the outlet are loose or damaged behind the walls, as it presents a fire hazard.
If the light bulbs in a lamp or a light fixture are frequently burning out, there are multiple potential causes. One that is easy to fix is if you are using bulbs with wattage that is too high for the fixture. This is a fire hazard. If you aren’t sure the maximum wattage for the fixture, use a 60-watt bulb or less. Other causes that require professional attention on this problem include insulation in the light fixture and faulty wiring.
A shock when turning a light switch on or off can be concerning. If the shock is quick and mild, it may only be static electricity. However, if the jolt is stronger and causes pain, this likely indicates an issue with your electrical system. Possible causes of this problem include grounding issues with the switch, faulty wiring, or a switch box made of metal. Get in touch with us and we’ll come inspect the problem.
With everyone’s budget being squeezed tighter these days, the last thing you need is a higher than usual energy bill. If you have noticed a recent unexplained increase in your home’s electricity usage, it may be time to call Williams Energy for an inspection of your electrical system.
GFCIs are electric outlets that can sense small changes in the electrical current and will shut off power if necessary. They are an essential safety feature for any room where water is present, such as kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms.
If there are no GFCIs in areas where water is present, replace the outlet with a GFCI. They can be found at local hardware stores. If electrical work makes you uncomfortable, contact Williams Energy and we’ll handle it for you.
This is a common problem, especially in older homes. If you need to use an extension cord or power strip, make sure they are at least 14-gauge or thicker. The best and safest solution is to strategically add more outlets to your home, especially in spaces where there is a lot of electronics being used. This is not a DIY project. Give us a call and we’ll come out and give you an estimate for the work.
When electricity was first introduced to homes in the late 19th century, copper wiring was used. In the mid-1960s, the cost of copper soared and many home builders and electricians began using aluminum wiring as a cost-effective alternative. Unfortunately, aluminum is not as good as copper for electrical wiring and can create problems such as overheating and wires oxidizing. It is also a greater fire hazard.
If you have aluminum wiring in your home, we’ll work with you to come up with a plan for replacing it to keep your home safe.
When you need electrical services in your South Shore home, contact the professional electricians at Williams Energy to get the job done right!
When you drive around neighborhoods here on the South Shore, you are likely to notice more and more homes are using propane. If you’re wondering why, there are several reasons! Homeowners are discovering the benefits of versatile, efficient, clean-burning propane.
With dependable propane delivery, propane tank installation and leasing, wireless propane tank monitoring, and propane appliance services from Williams Energy, you, too can enjoy those benefits! Read on to learn more about the ways propane can enhance the quality of life in your home.
When you want to get the most out of your energy, propane is the way to go! Today’s high-efficiency propane furnaces and boilers are more efficient than ever before, with some models boasting an average efficiency of 98%! That means that only 2% of the propane used is lost in combustion.
Propane appliances don’t just save you energy, they also save you money. A propane water heater heats more than twice the amount of water as an electric one in the same span of time, and it cuts your water heating energy costs by 30%! Those savings skyrocket with a propane tankless water heater.
Propane doesn’t just save you money by being energy efficient, it also offers other benefits like instant temperature control when cooking, and a clothes dryer that dries laundry 25% faster than electric dryers. A propane fireplace requires zero work while still providing comfort and warmth. Keep your home safe and comfortable during power outages with a propane whole-house standby generator.
Propane can turn your backyard into a fun and relaxing destination for you and your family and friends. If you’re looking for an outdoor grill that will make your weekend cookouts and weeknight dinners a breeze, look no further than a propane grill. Furthermore, if you have or are considering investing in a pool or spa, know that propane heaters warm water exponentially faster than electric models—not to mention they have much superior energy efficiency. Propane outdoor fireplaces, fire pits, and deck and patio heaters make your backyard a cozy place to relax with family and friends. Propane insect traps help keep your outdoor gatherings bite-free.
You can enjoy all of this with our Tanks to You home propane cylinder exchange where we bring the propane to you!
It doesn’t matter where you live. You can enjoy all of this and more with propane because you’re not dependent on having natural-gas utility service in your neighborhood.
We all benefit from a low-carbon future, but the question is how do we maintain global energy needs while also making progress towards that goal?
Propane is an excellent choice as a home energy source because it is environmentally friendly. It is also remarkably energy efficient, helping homeowners shrink their environmental impact even further without sacrificing comfort. Its versatility allows you to have that efficiency both indoors and out!
Some people don’t know that propane is a listed alternative fuel in the 1990 Clean Air Act and 1992 National Energy Policy. The main reason? Propane burns clean, creating zero greenhouse gas emissions.
Propane can also be a low-carbon solution for businesses such as transportation and vehicle fleets, farms, manufacturing, warehouses and distribution centers, and hospitality businesses like restaurants, bed-and-breakfasts, and banquet facilities.
Williams Energy can’t be beat when it comes to reliable propane delivery, expert equipment work, and responsive, courteous service for South Shore homes. Become a customer today!
Winter will be here before we know it, and you don’t want to be worrying about plumbing issues just as “freezin’ season” arrives. The good news is that our experience in both residential and commercial construction over the decades means that we know how to tackle all sorts of plumbing jobs. That means you can trust Williams Energy for all your plumbing service needs! Read on to learn more about how we can help you go into winter confident that your plumbing is in good shape, and ready to withstand winter.
Head into winter with the peace of mind that your plumbing is secure, in terms of:
If you are looking for an expert plumbing and energy services company, look no further than Williams Energy. Ready to upgrade your water heater, insulate your pipes, or get your plumbing squared away before winter? Contact Williams Energy to become a customer and get started!
Heating oil delivery – especially automatic delivery – has a lot of benefits, but the fact that you won’t have to worry about running out of fuel when you need it most is right at the top of the list! Of course, if you are new to heating oil, it makes sense that you may have a lot of questions about this fuel. Read on to learn all about heating oil delivery and how it can make a difference in your comfort and budget this year.
Heating oil has changed a lot over the past few generations, and these days, it hardly resembles the heating oil of your grandparents’ era. No worries, though. We are here to help you sort out fact from fiction and answer all of your questions about modern heating oil, and why automatic delivery is a great option.
While we have old-fashioned values when it comes to dependability and courteous service, we are forward-thinking about the heating oil we deliver. That is why we deliver Bioheat!
Looking for a hassle-free way to take the pressure off ordering your heating oil along the South Shore of Massachusetts? Never run out of fuel again with our automatic delivery. It’s so easy!
If you’re looking for a heating oil delivery company that has a long history of reliability, look no further than Williams Energy! We have been providing fuel delivery services to area residents and business for more than 100 years. Williams Energy’s heating oil delivery customers also get payment options tailored to their needs.
Ready for reliable, safe heating oil delivery? Become a Williams Energy customer today!
Wintertime along the South Shore of Massachusetts is right around the corner, and this time of year can be especially hard on all sorts of equipment, including propane systems.
If you are a propane customer, you probably already know that propane is one of the safest fuels available. At Williams Energy, it’s important to us to be a part of maintaining that excellent safety record. That’s why we take steps to make sure all of our customers are properly educated on what to do to protect their propane system.
There are a number of important ways you can protect your home and family – along with your propane system – this coming winter. Some of the top safety tips we recommend include:
Because of strong regulations and practiced industry standards, propane has an outstanding safety record, and we’re proud to be a part of that. For more than 100 years, Williams Energy has been the leader in fuel delivery to South Shore homes and businesses. Our customers know that they can count on us for safe, reliable propane, heating-oil, and commercial-fuels delivery. We’re always here when you need us!
Do you have questions about propane safety? Contact us. We’re glad to help!
Your home heating system is a big investment in the safety and comfort of your South Shore home. Proper, professional maintenance and repairs help protect and make the most of that investment. Whether you’re hoping to squeeze every last day out of an older system or have a brand-new boiler or furnace you want to shower with TLC from day one, we’ve got you covered. Read on to learn more about why regular heating system maintenance matters, and how we can help.
Regular boiler or furnace maintenance is critical to protecting your investment because it:
Investing in maintaining your existing system is especially important if you’re not ready to upgrade to a new heating system in the near future. That’s why our service plans offer coverage of various heating components and include periodic maintenance tune-ups that will help prolong the useful life of the equipment and maintain its efficiency. And, if you need boiler or furnace repairs, you may be eligible for reduced parts and labor costs.
And when you use Williams Energy for your servicing and maintaining home heating equipment, you have a one-stop shop for all your needs. From sales and installation to maintenance and repairs, we do it all. If you do find you need furnace or boiler repairs, we’re here for you – and not just during regular business hours, but with round-the-clock emergency service!
Looking for a furnace or boiler service you can trust? Look no further than Williams Energy. We’ve been around a long time, and we’re here to help your heating equipment do the same! How has Williams Energy stayed in business for more than 100 years? By treating our customers like our neighbors, and by providing the courteous, reliable service they deserve!
You may have noticed: fuel prices rise and fall – a bit more rise than fall, lately! In fact, heating oil, gasoline, and other crude oil derivatives’ prices have been surging on the global market, due to conflict abroad, and other supply and demand issues. Increased fuel prices along the South Shore of Massachusetts are a burden for local providers and customers alike, but at Williams Energy, we offer payment options for bothheating oil and propane so our customers never have to worry about billing surprises. Read on to learn about whether our Budget Plan might fit your needs.
One thing about being in business for more than 100 years is that we’ve gotten to know our customers and what they need. We’ve learned that our customers are diverse and unique, with their own budgeting preferences for managing heating oil costs. That’s why we offer payment options customized for your needs!
Here’s a rundown of what our Budget Plan offers:
Tired of price spikes or big winter fuel payments? Get the quality service and predictable billing you deserve when you become a Williams Energy customer! Our team will be glad to get you set up on the Budget Plan, as well as go over all your options with you. We’re here when you need us, so reach out today.
We offer different options to our customers when it comes to air conditioning systems because no two customers are the same. Folks have differing priorities, preferences, needs, and budgets. Central air conditioning may work well for some homes, but not for others. These days, customers also have easy, affordable air conditioning options beyond just standard central AC.
If your home cannot accommodate the ductwork required for central air, or you have a room in your home that needs an extra boost in terms of cooling, a ductless mini-split could be just the solution you need. Read on to learn more about how central AC and Mini Splits stack up against each other along the South Shore of Massachusetts.
A mini-split is also sometimes called a ductless heat pump. The term “heat pump” can be confusing since mini-splits are often used for cooling, but it’s all about how the pump handles heat. Traditional ACs simply cool the air in a space by lowering the temperature of the existing air. Heat pumps actually gather the warmest air and transport it – either away from your home, when you’d like it cooler, or into your home, when you’d like it heated. Cool, huh?
What’s the difference between a heat pump and an air conditioning system? Below are some questions to ask yourself as you evaluate your priorities:
Ideal for finished basements, mini-split air conditioners offer a few modes, including heating, cooling, and dehumidifying.
Mini-splits aren’t only a great solution for cooling just one or two rooms. While ductless mini-splits are often smart solutions for individual spaces that don’t get great airflow from central air conditioning, they can also serve as a whole-home solution, with multiple systems installed in one home. For a whole-house solution, we can handle the installation for multiple systems, all of which can be controlled remotely.
How has Williams Energy stayed in business for more than 100 years? By treating our customers like neighbors and providing the courteous, reliable service they deserve! Ready to add air conditioning or heat pumps to your home, or upgrade from your existing equipment? Look no further than Williams Energy. Get in touch with us today, and we can give you a FREE estimate!
When you think about it, a lot of energy services and water features go hand-in-hand, from water heaters to outdoor living equipment, boiler heaters, and more. That’s why it’s so important for your energy services provider to have plumbing expertise and vice versa!
Williams Energy has more than 100 years of experience in providing fuel delivery and equipment services to homes and businesses. We complement those offerings by providing complete plumbing services to all our South Shore of Massachusetts customers too!
Our customers already know that they can count on us for safe, reliable propane, heating-oil and commercial-fuels delivery, and we want you to know you can expect the same commitment to excellence when it comes to our plumbing and related electrical services, equipment installation, maintenance and repairs.
It’s a given that whether you have an older home and are doing renovations or are building a new one, you’ll need plumbing services. Fortunately, our experience in both residential and commercial construction over the decades means that we know how to tackle all sorts of plumbing jobs.
Of course, kitchens and bathrooms are the main focus when it comes to a home’s plumbing needs. We regularly:
Our plumbing expertise goes far beyond kitchens and bathrooms, though! Here’s a snapshot of the plumbing services we perform:
The plumber you choose makes a big difference. When you are dealing with a leaky faucet or toilet, or a burst pipe, it can be stressful, and you’ll want it repaired right away, of course. But don’t choose just any plumber for the job! Protect your home by using the trained, conscientious, experienced plumbers at Williams Energy. We have a proud history of getting the job done right the first time, and of outstanding, courteous service.
Need plumbing work done in your home or emergency plumbing repair? Williams Energy is on the job! Contact us today to learn more.
For more than 100 years, Williams Energy has been the leader in fuel delivery to South Shore homes and businesses, and our plumbing services are top-notch as well. We’re here when you need us!
It can be tough to know when it’s time to upgrade your air conditioner. Should you “bite the bullet” now, so to speak, knowing that you’ll have to replace it eventually, anyway? Or, can you get by for the time being on sub-optimal performance and efficiency, to buy yourself “just one more” summer? Read on to learn about how you can make the best decision for your household needs, and your budget.
If you’re not ready to think about upgrading your air conditioning system, you’ll want to focus on preserving the equipment you have. When it comes to giving your air conditioning system the longest life possible, regular AC maintenance is the key to longevity, allowing you to:
Williams Energy can help you take care of your air conditioning or heat pumps with our service plans. Proper, professional maintenance and repairs help protect and make the most of your energy investments along the South Shore of Massachusetts.
Whether you’re adding air conditioning to your home or are looking to upgrade from your existing A/C, consider Williams Energy to help with your project!
Ready to add air conditioning or heat pumps to your home, or to upgrade from your existing equipment? Get in touch with us today, and we can give you a FREE estimate for heat pump and A/C installation in Braintree and Plymouth, MA and beyond.
Whether you’re hoping to make the most of your current air conditioning system, or considering an AC replacement, Williams Energy is the local company to count on for A/C installation, maintenance and repair. Talk to us today about air conditioning system repair and maintenance options. We’re here when you need us!