Written by Larry Cook

Landscape Lighting Trends for Summer

Now that spring is here and summer is on its way, families will be spending much more time in the outdoor spaces around their home. One of the reasons the backyard continues to be the place to be after sunset is modern exterior lighting that beautifies landscaping and the pool area. Lighting also promotes safety by illuminating paths and walkways at night. Lighting of the right color, skillfully directed, and properly modulated can also set the desired mood and highlight the most attractive features of your property. Excited? Why don’t we review four landscape lighting trends that will brighten your summer?

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Written by Stu Kushner

Key Changes to the 2017 NEC Code – Part 2

As discussed in Part 1, the new edition of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 70), places more emphasis on new technologies and worker safety.

The National Electrical Code (NEC) undergoes revision and expansion every three years. The NFPA received more than four thousand public suggestions, resulting in 1,235 first revisions.

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Written by Larry Cook

Key Changes to the 2017 NEC Code – Part 1

The National Electrical Code (NEC), also known as National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 70), is the standard for the safe installation of electrical wiring and equipment in the United States. The 2017 edition of NFPA 70 puts more emphasis on new technologies and worker safety. The following summarizes the first six of twelve critical updates that contractors must be aware of for their new projects.

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Written by Larry Cook

How to Save Energy During Spring and Summer

There are numerous free or inexpensive ways to save energy during the spring and summer months. The following is a summary of tips from the U. S. Department of Energy website (www.energy.gov) that will cut your energy expenses when electricity consumption typically jumps. Another great idea is consulting with an experienced energy auditor regarding a home energy audit to get the best results.

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Written by Larry Cook

Deciding to Repair or Replace an Air Conditioner – Part 2

As discussed in Part 1, summer will be soon arriving, and it may be time to decide to repair or replace your faulty Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) unit. Part 2 will cover refrigerants and other factors to consider. Remember to consult with an experienced and licensed electrician before starting this project.

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Written by Larry Cook

Deciding to Repair or Replace an Air Conditioner – Part 1

The hot and sunny days of summer are on their way, and it’s time to think about the health of your air conditioner. There are several factors that will help you decide whether to repair or replace your old A/C unit. Remember to consult with an experienced and licensed electrical services company before you start this project.

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Written by Larry Cook

Upgrade the Electrical Service of Your Business

A commercial building’s electrical service capacity is primarily based upon the building’s wiring system capacity and any connected electrical equipment’s load calculations. The breaker or fuse box size can also provide an estimate of service capacity. An electric service upgrade may also include replacing the underground cables that are connected to service panels and meters.

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Written by Larry Cook

Typical Issues Affecting Electrical Control Panels

The heart and brain of your home’s electrical system is the electrical control panel. As the connection to the utility power line, it distributes current to each circuit that runs throughout a house. The panel also houses circuit breakers, the safety devices that protect circuits from overloading and other dangers.

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Written by Larry Cook

Spring Electrical Services for Piers and Marinas

Now that spring is here, boaters will be spending more time out on the water. If you own or manage a pier or marina, it’s good idea to get your facilities in shape electrically before things get even busier during the crush of summer. As safety is paramount whenever electricity is near water, you will need highly-trained and certified electricians who are knowledgeable about National Electrical Code standards and whose work is of the highest standard of quality. The following discusses the electrical services that you may need for your facility.

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Written by Ryan Lopez

Protect Your Electronics and Appliances with Surge Protection

Springtime means warmer weather and blooming flowers. The season also brings thunderstorms, and lightning occasionally brings unwelcome electricity to your home. When lightning strikes, it may damage expensive appliances and electronic devices that are plugged into your outlets. However, electrical surges aren’t all caused by lightning. The following discusses essential surge protection basics. Consult with a local licensed electrical service company to get the best results for your home and safety.

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