Residential Electrical Services


Tamper Resistant Electrical Outlets

Children and electricity don't make a good combination. Small children's inherent curiosity and explorations can result in shocks and burns. Each year, approximately 2,400 children suffer severe shock and burns when they stick items into the slots of electrical receptacles.

The 2008 National Electric Code (NEC) stipulates that new and renovated dwellings should have tamper resistant outlets (also called tamper resistant receptacles, TROs and child safety outlets).  Home and property owners in Dallas,Texas should install tamper resistant outlets. Regardless of whether you have children in in your residence, tamper resistant receptacles are required. Even if you don't have children living with you at the moment, friends or relatives may visit with small children.

In years past, receptacle caps were used to protect outlets. These caps were proven insufficient in protecting curious and determined children who can easily remove them. In addition, the removed caps or covers became a choking hazard.  In 2006 alone, about 1,800 children under the age of 14 received treatment at a hospital due to electric shock from an electrical outlet.

A tamper resistant outlet looks and function like a regular outlet with an adds safety feature that helps protect small children from electrical shocks and burns. The new outlets have spring loaded shutters that close of the contact opening when not in use. Because both springs must be compressed at the same time in order for the outlet to be used, the shutters will not open and prevent a child's intent to insert a foreign object into an opening.

An AMPs technician can replace your existing outlets which modern, tamper-resistant outlets.


Aluminum Wiring Replacement

Many homes built in the mid-1960's and early 1970's were wired with aluminum wiring instead of copper. Unfortunately, aluminum wiring has been found to pose a fire hazard. 

Wherever aluminum is spliced or makes a connection with an outlet, switch, circuit breaker the aluminum wires a potential fire hazard exists. At these connection points, the aluminum expands or shrinks with temperature changes. Over time, this continual expansion and contraction can cause breaks in the circuit and cause overheating, sparks or fire. In the Dallas area, we experience severe seasonal temperature changes with 40 degrees one days and 80 the next!

Some electricians may insist that your entire home should be rewired. Fortunately, this isn't always the case.  The safety issue can be resolved simply by adding copper connection points to the ends of the aluminum wires where they connect to switches, outlet and circuit breakers. 

Aluminum retrofits should only be performed by qualified technicians. AMPs technicians are trained in upgrading the wiring in older homes and have been contracted by the City of Dallas to assist in retrofitting numerous homes in Dallas. 

Electrical Outlets

Adding outlets to your home provide more convenient access to electricity for a variety of uses. Whether to upgrade or add standard wall outlets or create a new connection for a major appliance, an AMPS electrician can install the correct outlet for your application and make any necessary upgrades to the wiring in your home. 

AMPs electricians can help you plan for new new outlets depending on the location of items to be plugged-in and the function of the outlet. Will it serve a desk lamp in the middle of the room? Side lamps next to a sofa floating in the room? Appliances on counter tops?  Do the outlets need to be hidden for aesthetic purposes?

Upgrading existing outlets to modern standards can provide increased safety. Outlets that spark or no longer provide current can be frustrating and a fire hazard. An AMPs electrician can upgrade your outlets to help keep your home powered and safe.

Whole House Surge Protection

Has this happened to you? A stormy night and the power suddenly goes off, the television and computers shut down with a loud pop! You bring out the candles and wait for power to be restored. However, when the lights come back on, the TV, entertainment system and computer all remain silent. An electrical surge has blown the circuits on your expensive electronics, effectively turning them into price doorstops.

An electrical surge - or sudden increase in power that flows through wires powering your home - can cause serious damage to any device that has electronic components. Today, that is most appliances, computers and entertainment systems. A Whole House Surge Protector can save your appliances and electronic investments and save you thousands of dollars in damages.

Surge damages are not a new phenomenon. What has changed is the sophistication and sensitivity of modern electronics. Smaller, more routine surges can damage them. While you wouldn't consider powering your computer without connecting to a power strip surge protector, most people don't think about the other electronics with sensitive electrical components - the garage door opener, microwave, refrigerator, stove and more!

Whole House Surge Protectors are surprisingly affordable. A relatively small investment today can save your thousands of dollars in damages later.

Breaker Box Issues and Replacements

The electrical control panel, or "breaker box," is the heart and mind of your home’s entire electrical system - similar to a human central nervous system. This panel connects to the power lines from the utility company and delivers the current to all of the different circuits running throughout your house. In addition, the panel is your home's primary safety control system - the circuit breakers  are housed in the control panel and protect your home from overloads and other hazards.

While the control panel is simple in nature, is can be compromised by a variety of problems - from weather and sunlight, faulty installation or obsolescence.  All problems with your control panel should be diagnosed and repaired by a qualified electrician.  Your home's central nervous system should not be left to an unskilled handyman.

Some common problems:

  • Damaged cables - the cables running from the power pole to the structural mount on your home are the responsibility of the utility company.  But the cable grouping between the mount and and the panel is the homeowner's responsibility.  Problems here may include worn or damaged insulation, loose cables or non-existent clamps or anchors. 
  • Excess Moisture - Water and electricity simply don't mix and can be quite deadly.  A water link or draining problems can bring water near (or into) your panel. if this occurs, stay away from the panel and call a professional immediately.  Evidence of water or moisture inside the panel may exhibit as rust stains or chalky, white corrosion.
  • Improper Wiring - Faulty or careless installation can cause many problems that should be repaired by a qualified electrician. Over-sized breakers, doubled-up circuits or a single-pole breaker and wires crisscrossing over the panels center can all pose serious risks and should be remedied by a qualified electrician.
  • Poor Manufacturing - a few electrical equipment manufacturers like Federal Pacific Electric company produced faulty breakers that can pose serious risk to your home.
  • Under-powered or Over-crowded Panel - Every control panel has a finite amount of space for breakers and a maximum power rating. Due to remodel, new appliances or just an older panel, you may need to upgrade to a larger panel. 


Troubleshooting & Repair

We've all had those inconvenient moments when the lights go out, an outlet doesn't work or a switch won't turn the lights back on - all for no apparent reason. Whatever type of electrical problem you are experiencing, we can troubleshoot the problem and complete the repair.

If you are having any type of electrical problem, you should have it checked and repaired. Many electrical problems are found to be caused by problems that can also pose a fire hazard. Rather than suffer ongoing inconveniences or worrying over what is wrong, simply call us for fast electrical help.

While we're repairing your main problem, let us know if you need any other electrical work!

Common Electrical Problems & Repairs

  • Circuit Breaker Tripping
  • Faulty Outlets or Switches
  • CO2 or Smoke Detectors
  • Loose or Damaged Wiring
  • Doorbells & Buzzers
  • Light Bulbs & Fluorescent Tubes
  • Upgrading Switches, Outlets & Cover Plates (new colors)

The source of electrical problems in a home can be for any number of reasons. Sometimes it's an overloaded circuit, worn out circuitry, or a tripped breaker. Other times it may be a serious matter such as a short circuit caused by exposed wires, loose wiring or faulty wiring done by an unskilled handyman. Our professional electricians have the training, experience and tools to diagnose any electrical problem, and complete a professional repair.

Arc-Fault Breakers

Older homes in Dallas may contain wiring that has been fastened or stapled too tightly and the electricity flowing through the wiring can begin to arc with the metal staple. Over time, this can cause extreme heating and breakdown the insulation protecting the wiring and lead to a home fire.

An arc-fault breaker will trip once an arching situation has been detected by the device. This smart device can determine wen a natural arc is occurring and when an unsafe arc is occurring. 

An AMPs professional can diagnose this issue and install new arc-fault breakers in your Dallas home.

Dallas Lighting Design & Maintenance

For the homeowner, the homes lighting system should be as straightforward as flipping a switch. But behind the seemingly simple process, there is a great deal of planning to be considered.  Your lighting choices and design reflect a room's purpose and design.  Kitchens and work spaces need bright lights, while a media room would need muted lighting.  Task lighting thoughtfully placed in a room can make everyday living easier.

An AMPs professional can help you design and install the following types of lighting:

  • Recessed lighting
  • Task Lighting
  • Media Room Lighting
  • Exterior living space lights and fans
  • Track and Accent Lighting
  • Ceiling Fan Lighting
  • Timed lighting
  • Dimmer switches
  • Fluorescent lighting
  • Ballast and Lamp Replacement
  • Decorative exterior lighting
  • Exterior security lighting
  • Under cabinet lighting






Electrical Additions & Remodeling

Whenever you make changes to your home, your wiring and electrical system may also need to change.  Whether it's a new outdoor living space or cutting an opening in a wall to make a pass-through kitchen, the wiring, outlets and electrical load needs to be considered. 

AMPs has experienced and qualified technicians in the Dallas area ready to help you with your remodel or addition.  We can help you custom design your electrical system with circuit load calculations, wiring diagrams and layouts. 

We are residential electrical experts serving the Dallas area. We can help you with the following:

    • Rewiring
    • Room additions
    • Custom homes
    • Additional outlets and switches
    • Panel changes
    • Service upgrades
    • and much more!

Residential Wiring Service and Repair

The electrical wiring in your home is like the central nervous system in the human body. Without this complex system, your home could not operate effectively.  Worse, poorly installed wiring, wiring damaged by chewing animals or overloaded wires can be potentially dangerous fire hazards.

AMPs technicians are experts in wiring and take pride in efficiently troubleshooting and fixing home wiring systems with the up-most quality in mind. All repairs / installations are backed by our Work Guarantee and Quality Assurance. Our service vans are fully stocked and we run 24 Hours A Day for any emergency that may arise. When you need your home’s wiring upgraded or repaired look no further.

Energy Savings/Inspections

Homes in the Dallas area depend on electricity. Professionally installed/renovated wiring,panels and outlets can have a direct affect on your utility bills.  AMPs provides professional energy inspections geared toward reducing your energy consumption and lowering your electric bills. 

Do you experience any of the following?

    • High energy bills
    • Hot or cold rooms
    • Inefficient appliances
    • Outdated electrical panels box/ballasts

    Our experienced AMPs technicians will give you a clear understanding of how much energy your home and appliances are using and suggest improvements for a higher efficiency home.

    Common solutions may include:

      • Electrical troubleshooting
      • Programmable thermostats
      • Energy efficient lighting
      • Breaker and panel changes
      • Energy Star Home Retrofit Planning and Consulting

Residential Security and Landscape Lighting

Landscape lighting not only provides beauty to your home exterior, it also adds a level of security to your home and property. Properly installed lighting can be an effective deterrent against home burglary. Professional landscape lighting can protect your home from intruders, deter critters from wandering onto your property, add value to your home and create a warm, welcoming feel for visitors. 

Our qualified, professional lighting technicians will evaluate the area you wish to have security lighting installed and make recommendations on the amount, placement, and type of lighting needed for your Dallas area home.

Our security lighting installation services include:

    • Motion sensor lighting
    • Parking lot lighting
    • Exterior building / commercial lighting
    • Digital timers to simplify your lighting process and save you money

Ceiling Fan Installation

A ceiling fan is a staple in Dallas area homes. Ceiling fans help combat our notoriously hot Texas summers and help keep your overall utility bills a bit lower. 

Ceiling fan installation isn't always as simple as the local home improvement stores may make you believe. Vaulted ceilings, lack of blocks, or lack of access to an electrical supply can make a seemingly simple DIY project one for the professional.

Our ceiling fan installation services can include:

    • Installation
    • Down rods
    • Fan rated boxes
    • Wiring
    • Switches
    • Dimmers
    • Remote Controls
    • Speed Controls




Appliance Circuits

New appliances can be a great addition to your home, often adding comfort, convenience and an entire new look.  But sometimes there isn't a plug, or the right type of outlet, where you need your new appliance. Perhaps there is a plug, but not enough power to the outlet. 

A qualified and skilled electrician service can help you get your new appliance connected in no time. Whether you need a new outlet, an outlet moved or an entire new circuit installed, AMPs can get you connected.

Depending on the age of your home or the installation location, you may need electrical services for the following appliances:

  • Clothes dryer
  • Electric car
  • Microwave oven
  • Oven/stove
  • Pool equipment
  • Refrigerator
  • Spa or Sauna
  • Washing machine
  • Any appliance!