Welcome to the blog for the Wright Electrical Company in Gilroy, California. Are you looking for an electrician to update an old electrical system or lighting? We have over a decade of electrical services experience in upgrading electrical panels, troubleshooting electrical problems, upgrading old electrical wires, doing electrical inspections, and much more. We have free and extremely accurate estimates and stand behind our work with our rock solid guarantee that covers our work for five years. We service the entire Monterey County, and we even go as far north as Gilroy and San Jose. Make sure you check out our blog for the latest on safety hazards and tips how to avoid electrical problems.

In fact, one thing we will do on our blog is share questions that we have heard either in the field or that our customers have written in to ask.

Dear Electrical Services Experts,

I am writing you because I have seen your trucks around Gilroy, and your electricians always seem very nice when they’ve been in the neighborhood. I am starting to wonder about my electrical system. Lately, it seems as though my lights have been dimming when I run the microwave. I’ve also had to flip the switch on the electrical panel when I have a couple of appliances running at the same time. I don’t know much about electrical wiring, but our house is pretty old and it has not had an electrical inspection since we bought it about 20 years ago. I’m wondering if you have some suggestions for me to know if I need a simple wiring upgrade, or if I have an electrical safety hazard on my hands here. Thank you for your help and for answering my question.


Flickering in Gilroy


Dear Flickering,

First of all, it’s great to hear that you are seeing our trucks out in Gilroy and that our electricians  Are representing us so well. We can definitely help you. Appliances running at a lower power or needing to be unplugged and swapped out to avoid tripping the breaker are definitely warning signs that you have an issue in play with your electrical system.  You may also find that you have electrical wires that have melted down, frequently blown fuses and tripped breakers, or breakers that don’t trip when they should protect you from an electrical surge. We specialize in replacing old wiring and outdated electrical panels.  

Plus, if you haven’t had an electrical inspection for 20 years, then there could be several places where trouble is brewing with your old wiring and electrical panel.  We can get you a free estimate on the work that needs to be done immediately and do an electrical inspection so you know what needs to be done to thoroughly protect your home, possessions, and family.

Thank you for writing into our electrical services advice column  to ask questions.  We hope this has helped get you the answers that you need.  Please let us know how we can serve you.


Wright Electrical Company