Frequently Asked Questions

We have answered below some of the more common questions we get every day about electricity, electrical services and electrical systems. If you have any additional questions or something specific about your home or business, please dont hesitate to call us today!

If your electric problem is between the utility box and where the power enters your house it could be the utility companies responsibility. Our money-saving advice is that if you even suspect that is where the problem is, to call the utility company first as they can fix many issues at no charge.

If they come out and determine it is not their issue, then give us a call and we will be happy to come out and take a look.
Please don't do that! A good rule of thumb is to NEVER replace any fuse or breaker with anything besides exactly what you took out of it. Replacing with the wrong size could cause a short or even a fire hazard. When in doubt, have a qualified professional (like us at Topnotch Electric Corp.) replace any fuse/breaker to make sure the fuses or breakers are of the proper rating and size.
AC units tend to draw quite a bit of power and so should always be plugged into a dedicated circuit to prevent the risk of a fire hazard. Many times, people plug AC units into a circuit that is too small for the electrical load - or already maxed out with other devices on the same circuit. Contact us for a free estimate.
If it is beeping once every minute or two this means the battery needs changing. We can clean the alarm and change the battery for you.

  • I have used Topnotch for over 10 years. I was extremely satisfied when he wired the new extension on my house, so much so that he does all the commercial work for my company now also.

    Joe PuzzoVice President - American Compressed Gases
  • My wife and I are extremely satisfied with the work performed by Topnotch. The technician arrived on time, greeted us, explained what he planned to do, asked if we had any questions, and got right down to work. He was great to deal with. We highly recommend Topnotch.

    Omar CabreraElmont, NY
  • We have used Topnotch several times for electrical projects and upgrades for our company. Every time, the electrician has done an excellent job and been courteous, prompt, and neat.

    John EllisBrooklyn, NY
  • I received an accurate estimate the same day I called, and the work was scheduled and completed less than a week later. The work was done quickly and a neat and complete work area was left behind. I would and have told friends of my positive experience.

    Linda HarrisManhattan, NY
  • Excellent service, on time and did an exceptional job. Estimate laid out everything to be done and was followed-up by the exact work that was detailed. Excellent and honest company.

    Mario PuentesBronx, NY