Welles Electric, LLC is a full service electrical contracting company serving customers in Falmouth and the surrounding areas, including Bourne, Cataumet, Centerville, Cotuit, Forestdale, Marstons Mills, Mashpee, Monument Beach, New Seabury, Osterville, Pocasset, Sandwich, and Woods Hole.
We’re proud to provide wiring services, electrical work, lighting installations and other services for new construction, renovations, tenant improvements, service upgrades, landscape lighting, retrofits and service installations.
All of our services come with a refined commitment to service and value, and we have the experience and expertise to get the job done right, the first time. Our skilled professionals use only the finest tools and materials to ensure that once we’ve made the necessary repairs to your electrical system, it’ll function to the high level that you expect and deserve.
Frequently asked questions
Are you facing an electrical issue or the need for residential electrical wiring in East Falmouth? Take a look at some of the most common questions we’re asked to see how you should appropriately approach the situation and what’s required to ensure the safety and integrity of you and your home.
If you don’t see the answer to your question below, contact us at 508-274-7770 to speak with a knowledgeable professional.
When is it time to call an electrician?
Anytime you’re experiencing an electrical inefficiency that impacts your daily life. For example, when you are resetting circuit breakers or changing fuses too often or when you turn on your air conditioner and the lights dim in the room. It’s best to contact an electrician for any work that needs to be done, no matter how simple, because it could impact the entirety of your home’s electrical systems.
I have a room without power, what do I do?
The first thing we tell customers to do is to check the circuit breaker panel, even though they probably already have. This is because breakers will sometimes “trip” internally without moving the lever, so it looks like everything is fine. Go through each breaker and switch it OFF, then back ON. This resets the breaker and many times, cures the problem.
What size service do I install in my home?
Most states call for 100 amps minimum, but with all the new electronic devices, air conditioning and electric heat, we would suggest 200 amps, especially in new homes. This also gives you some space for future additions. This is not a job for an unlicensed person to attempt.
Where do you put GFCI’s?
GFCI outlets must be installed in any area where electricity and water may come into contact, including bathrooms, kitchens, basements, pools, spas, utility rooms, attached garages and outdoors. At least one GFCI outlet is required in an unfinished basement and for most outdoor outlets. GFCI outlets protect any appliance plugged into them and they can also be wired to protect other outlets that are connected to them.
How much should I attempt on my own?
Doing electrical work yourself is a gamble. How much are you willing to risk to save money? There is a reason why it takes so much training to become an electrician. Do not make a mistake by taking electricity lightly; even the smallest job could be a safety hazard. Get a professional to do this work.
In Massachusetts, many towns allow the homeowner to pull his own electrical permit for work in his single family home. What he does not know is that in case of damage or fire caused by his work, his homeowners insurance will not pay—they will only pay if the work is done by a licensed electrical contractor. You should check with your homeowners insurance company and they should sign a document or something to this effect to acknowledge this when they pull a permit.