Professional Residential Electrical Services

Holcombe Electric Service Company has been in business since 1954 serving all of Mercer County, eastern Bucks County and surrounding areas. We welcome you to our site and encourage you to browse and contact us for all of your electrical service needs!


Did You Know?

  • Smoke detectors are supposed to be replaced every 10 years…dust causes the optics to malfunction
  • GFI protection against electric shock saves lives…four years ago, I crawled from beneath a house holding a work light and touched a water pipe for balance; were it not for the GFI that the work light was plugged into, I could have received a severe electrical shock… recently, children in California were shocked into unconsciousness in a swimming pool that was not properly protected. If you have standard outlets in your kitchen near the sink, the bathroom(s) or a pool that is not protected by a ground fault interrupter outlet or circuit breaker, a homeowner should consider changing these outlets to GFI type outlets.
  • Attic ventilation saves money…it helps to prevent overheating of occupied rooms and overtaxing the Air Conditioning equipment
  • Surge protectors can save home and office appliances…they may save electronic equipment such as computers, microwaves, some ranges, alarm systems, TV’s, etc. from devastating surges due to lightning strikes, power company equipment failure, tree limbs crossing wires and others. Whole house surge protection does protect circuits within the home, however electronic equipment is quite sensitive to power surges and the homeowner should double the protection on important electronic equipment by adding a surge protector inline at the outlet to which the equipment is attached. These can be purchased at any home/electronic equipment store and should specify that it is a “surge protector” on the packaging. In addition, most computer battery back ups (known as Uninterruptible Power Supply or UPS) have surge protection as a built-in feature.
  • LED lighting saves money… the wattage used by LED lighting is significantly less than that used by a comparable incandescent bulb. In addition, LED replacements often last many, many times longer than standard bulbs resulting in labor and replacement cost savings
  • Aluminum wiring, if properly installed, will provide long lasting and safe service. Many years ago, when whole houses were wired with aluminum wiring, the installation practices did not anticipate the oxidation and resultant heating that occurs with aluminum wiring when installed using installation practices that were standard for copper house wiring. While aluminum wiring is no longer used to run branch circuits, as a result of years more experience with this issue of oxidation and heating, there are special devices and practices that are used for old aluminum wiring installations that can keep them safe from experiencing the oxidation/heating/oxidation/heating/failure loop.