Electrician, HVAC system, installations
Written by Larry Cook

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.


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.

Electrician , residential, home, electrical services
Written by Larry Cook

Facts to Know Before Purchasing a New HVAC System – Part 2

As discussed in Part 1, the most important resource for selecting a new HVAC system will be a licensed electrician who is very experienced in installing them. An HVAC installation requires both solid engineering and working with a home’s existing wiring, ventilation, ductwork, etc. Consider a good electrical contractor a sound investment because the project will run from $2,500 to about $15,000 on average. Part 2 will cover Air Quality, Energy Efficiency, Maintenance, and Noise Levels. 

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Electrician, Services,maintenance
Written by Larry Cook

Facts to Know Before Purchasing a New HVAC System – Part 1

If you’re thinking about purchasing a new HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system in time for the hottest days of summer, this article will help by discussing some facts you should know. However, the most important resource will be a licensed electrician who is very experienced in installing HVACs. Make sure to contact one in your area to get the best results. 

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Electrician Annapolis, MD
Written by Larry Cook

Electrical Warehouse Services for Businesses – Part 1

Did you know two of the top ten citations issued annually by OSHA to warehouse owners involve electrical violations? Working with a licensed electrical contractor experienced with warehouse regulations will minimize and perhaps eliminate regulatory issues. This two-part article will discuss various electrical warehouse services that will promote productivity, safety, and savings.

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Written by Larry Cook

Wiring Your New Smart Home – Part 2

As mentioned in Part 1, the main advantage of living in a smart home is automation, and its foundation is structured wiring, which an experienced licensed electrical contractor can expertly install. Part 2 will discuss Doors & Windows, Lighting, Safety, and Security.

Doors & Windows

Wiring for openers that operate doors and windows can be integrated with the central control system of a smart home. Windows, along with their curtains and blinds, can be automated to open and close at certain temperatures or times. Should an unexpected storm strike, a smartphone can be used remotely to close an open window. Smart sensors can be installed at entryways, such as doors or garage doors, that sound an alarm if they are left open for an extended period of time. 

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electrician, home electrical services
Written by Larry Cook

Wiring Your New Smart Home – Part 1

The chief advantage of living in a smart home is automation, which provides several benefits this article will present. The foundation of smart home automation is structured wiring that an experienced licensed electrical contractor can expertly install. Smart home automation can be used to control the items below:

  • Appliances
  • Cooling and Heating
  • Doors and Windows
  • Entertainment
  • Lighting
  • Security
  • Telephones
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electrician, home automation,electrical services
Written by Larry Cook

Ideas for Future Proofing Your Smart Home – Part 2

As mentioned in Part 1, maintaining a smart home can be costly because it may require wiring and structural changes, as well as big-ticket purchases for appliances and entertainment systems. Fortunately, future proofing can also save money, and Part 2 will discuss two more ideas.

Home Automation

One key feature of smart homes is home automation. Leaders in the field believe that a CAT7 Ethernet cable should be installed at every home sensor point. Sensor points include smart switches, presence detectors, thermostat temperature sensors, and water detectors. All can help conserve energy, decreasing utility bills. 

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Home Automation , electricians
Written by Larry Cook

Make Living Automatic in Your Smart Home

Smart home automation will bring energy efficiency, improved convenience, better security and comfort into your home.  Gaining in popularity over the past few years, smart home systems have become more affordable and user-friendly. The following will discuss aspects of your home that can be improved with smart devices. Consult with an experienced and reputable licensed electrical services company for the best results.

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Written by Larry Cook

3 Benefits of Electric Heating

Now that fall is just around the corner, it is time to think about heating a chilly room or new spaces added by a remodel project before temperatures hit freezing. There are a lot of options in the market, but electric heating is generally a good choice for the majority of homes. Electric heating provides three benefits to the homeowner: affordability, easy installation, and efficiency.

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energy saving,electricians, electrical services
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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