COMMERCIAL ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS

Cook Electric has electrical crews who specialize in commercial electrical services.

RESIDENTIAL ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS

We perform residential electrical installations of all kinds.

ELECTRICAL SERVICE & REPAIR

Electrical services and repair work can be handled rapidly through our service department.

SPECIALTY ELECTRIC SERVICES

Cook Electric can provide expert advice, estimates and installation on a variety of specialties.

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Welcome to Cook Electric

Established in 1988, Cook Electric has grown to become a leader in all aspects of electrical contracting. We have developed a reputation throughout Central Maryland for fast, dependable service at a fair price. Our satisfied customers include builders, developers, realtors, bankers, landlords, restaurant owner, stores, offices and homeowners. We are professionals at providing information on lighting, generators, code issues and electrical safety. All this plus competitively priced estimates – FREE!

WHY CHOOSE US?

We are glad you asked!

About employing people who not only have the knowledge and skills, but are
polite and respectful.

We work hard to maintain our schedules, and to show up on the job within the
promised time frame.

By attending trade shows and electrical code classes as well as safety meetings.

We have a fleet of fully equipped trucks and well-trained employees, ready to service your electrical needs.

OUR SERVICE AREA

Providing Professional Electricians Since 1988

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Cook Electric Provides Electrical Repair Service to the Following Areas:

  • Annapolis, MD
  • Anne Arundel County, MD
  • Crofton, MD
  • Edgewater, MD
  • Glen Burnie, MD
  • Kent Island, MD
  • Severna Park, MD
  • Stevensville, MD

ELECTRIFYING IDEAS

Weekly articles about news, trends and ideas

May 2018
21st May 2018

The Importance of Parking Lot Lighting – Part 1

Although you haven’t thought much about your company’s parking lot lighting, it is important for the safety of your customers and staff. A lighting grid that is well designed will provide protection not only for people, but for the business as well. The following will discuss why good parking lot lighting is an important feature of every commercial property. Consult with an experienced and licensed electrician if you need repairs or an upgrade to get the best results.



Safety


Ensuring your company’s parking lot lighting meets the needs of both visitors and employees is a sound investment. As mentioned above, a sound lighting system will promote safety. Both walking and driving are more dangerous at night because of reduced visibility. Well-lit walkways and parking lots will make sure pedestrians and drivers will be able to see each other, helping in the prevention of collisions and injuries. In addition, good lighting will help people on the parking lot spot objects or surfaces that may cause them to trip, slip, or fall.



Protection


A well-designed lighting grid will help protect customers, staff, and the building itself during nighttime hours. Good lighting maintains the visibility of areas around your business after sundown, increasing the security of exterior areas. This will discourage both vandals and thieves who may cause damage or loss to your company. Excellent lighting is deterrence, and criminals will choose an easier target.



Liability


Failing to ensure adequate lighting for your company’s parking lot may lead to significant financial losses resulting from lawsuits filed by people injured and a reduced number of customers due to their safety concerns. You and your business may also be held liable for vehicles damaged on your parking lot if the lighting is found to be faulty or insufficient. Having lighting professionally installed and repaired will help prevent the above.


Part 2 will discuss four important tips regarding parking lot lighting.



Electrical Peace of Mind


Providing professional electricians since 1988 in Maryland, Cook Electric is the company you can rely on for all your electrical service needs, including:




  • Commercial & Residential Electrical Installations

  • Marina & Residential Pier Wiring

  • Electrical Service & Repair

  • Specialty Electrical Services


For knowledgeable, fair, honest, reliable, and conscientious service, call Cook Electric today at (410) 266-9040. We will be very glad to help you.

18th May 2018

Selecting the Best HVAC System for Your Office

The warm days of spring and the hot days of summer are on their way, and you’ve been thinking about replacing the HVAC system in your office. It won’t be that complex, but this article will outline several different types. Call an experienced and licensed electrician with commercial experience for help in making the right choice.



HVAC Systems


For selecting an HVAC system, the important factors to consider are the daily number of hours of run time needed, the office’s square footage, temperature setting, whether heavy air filtration and purification features are required, etc. The following discusses the main types of HVAC systems and their features.



Single Stage


A single-stage HVAC system is sufficient for handling basic needs. It typically features a simple on-off setting and no options for customizing temperatures or fan speeds. Utilized for specific applications, single-stage HVACs are not practical because they will consume more power than needed in order to keep an office space at a constant temperature.



Two Stage


Two-stage HVAC systems feature several fan speed settings, which are typically off, low, and high. These options allow for increased efficiency for cooling or heating an office space. Although two-stage HVACs maintain simplicity, they are more economical than single-stage systems.



Modulating


A modulating (variable speed) HVAC system is the type installed in the majority of offices. Variable HVACs provide customizable settings for temperature, run time, and fan speeds. Modulating systems let users maintain constant interior temperatures for various periods during a day in an affordable manner.



Rooftop or Ground-Mounted Unit


For many office parks, pre-assembled rooftop units are the best choice for cooling and heating. Rooftop systems are often preferred because they conserve space, their installation is easy, and they do not mar the landscaping outside a building. However, these units need more effort for maintenance than a conventional ground-mounted unit, and they will be more exposed to the elements. On the plus side, rooftop units are less susceptible to vandalism, theft, weeds, and pests.



Electrical Peace of Mind


Providing professional electricians since 1988 in Maryland, Cook Electric is the company you can rely on for all your electrical service needs. For knowledgeable, fair, honest, reliable, and conscientious service, call Cook Electric today at (410) 266-9040. We will be very glad to help you.

15th May 2018

Electrifying Spring & Summer Remodeling Projects

Spring and summer are great times to schedule remodeling projects because the weather is nicer and they can be scheduled while you and your family are away on vacation. The following article will discuss three common remodeling projects for these two seasons. Plan your project with an experienced and licensed electrical services company for the best results.



Bathroom


Many of us do not realize how much time we actually spend in a bathroom, and remodeling it will enhance our lives. An hour may be spent getting ready for work every weekday. You can create a haven where you can relax with the help of an electrician. Imagine installing a sound and light system that will set the right mood before facing a commute or a formal dinner party. Luxury bathrooms can also get upscale items like automated window treatments and heated floors.



Deck


The addition/expansion of a deck can drastically improve a patio area, transforming it into a place for quietly enjoying nature or throwing a party for a celebration. This project gives a homeowner the opportunity to add or improve items, such as providing more shade with an automated awning, upgrading a lighting configuration, powering an entertainment center, or installing an outdoor kitchen/barbecue. Get these wonderful features and many others with the help of a licensed electrician.



Kitchen


A kitchen remodel can reinvigorate the whole house. Modern kitchens have become the place where busy families congregate. It may be the only place every day where everyone is together. Kitchens are now areas where families eat and enjoy entertainment. An electrician can help in the remodel by ensuring it is safer by complying with code, more energy efficient, and capable of meeting modern power demands. A kitchen in an older home that is being remodeled will get upgrades of its electrical system and lighting.



Electrical Peace of Mind


Providing professional electricians since 1988 in Maryland, Cook Electric is the company you can rely on for all your electrical service needs, including:

  • Commercial & Residential Electrical Installations

  • Marina & Residential Pier Wiring

  • Electrical Service & Repair

  • Specialty Electrical Services


For knowledgeable, fair, honest, reliable, and conscientious service, call Cook Electric today at (410) 266-9040. We will be very glad to help you.
12th May 2018

Building New Smart Homes with the Internet of Things

Installing smart home or Internet of Things (IoT) technology during construction or remodeling is a trend gaining popularity. Adding this technology to a blueprint will require a longer schedule, more materials, and a larger budget. However, it’s wiser performing the installation during this phase, rather than during a future retrofit that will be more expensive and inconvenient for homeowners. 

8th May 2018

Benefits of Installing a Backup Generator for Summer

Summer is associated with pleasant weather, but power outages frequently occur during this season. The hurricane season on the East Coast regularly delivers strong storms with high winds every year, which bring down power lines. There is also a higher demand for electricity during the summer because of increased air conditioning use, and this may cause rolling blackouts and brownouts in areas where utilities cannot cope with the demand. 

OUR SPECIALIZED SERVICES

Here are some additional specialized services that we provide.

COMMERCIAL NETWORK CABLING

We install commercial and residential Cat5e, Cat6 and fiber cabling to provide data connectivity within your office or home. All projects are fully tested for continuity and come with a long warranty.

ENERGY EFFICIENT SYSTEMS

As we use more electricity in our homes, electric bills rise. Efficient products and energy-saving strategies can help you save money and energy at home. Cook Electric knows the latest technology to help make your upgrades payoff.

SPECIALTY LIGHTING

Specialty lighting fixtures and lamps include under cabinet, down, task and accent lighting, whether from LED or T5 lamp sources and they are designed by our staff to meets the exacting requirements for the look, feel and value you demand.

FACTS ABOUT COOK ELECTRIC

Providing Professional Electricians Since 1988