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, Residential,Service,
Written by Larry Cook

Let Your Home Exhale with Exhaust Fans

The role of exhaust fans is to let your home exhale, the key for every effective ventilation system. They carry off moisture, fumes, odors, and smoke, promoting good air quality indoors. Exhaust fans also help prevent the buildup of bacteria and mold, which are both unhealthy for people. They also help remove humidity and moisture that can cause damage to surfaces and furnishings. 

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Home, Residential,Electrician, Annapolis, MD
Written by Larry Cook

Stay Warm All Winter with Electric Wall Heaters – Part 2

As discussed in Part 1, electric wall heaters were introduced after gas heaters, and they are the leader today for heating living spaces. If properly and safely used, wall mounted heaters powered by electricity give homes and apartments several benefits in terms of heating. The following will discuss the advantages from using electric wall heaters.

Begins Working Rapidly

Electric wall heating units will typically begin providing heat within 1 to 2 minutes, rapidly and efficiently distributing heat into the desired area.

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Electrician.Installation,Bethesda, MD
Written by Larry Cook

Stay Warm All Winter with Electric Wall Heaters – Part 1

Wall heaters are heating units installed into or directly attached to a wall. They are most commonly found inside studio or bachelor apartments and compact offices. They are suitable for small spaces because they provide adequate heating while conserving floor space. Coming into use more than 60 years ago, are they still viable today?  This two-part article discusses why wall heaters are ideal for small living areas.

Gas Wall Heater

Wall heaters were developed from radiators, which declined in use after the gas heater was introduced. Directly attached to walls, gas heaters permit the free flow of heat and are more economical than electric wall heaters. Early versions needed a ventilation system, which was unhealthy for some people; this was largely eliminated by the ventless gas wall heater.

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electrical services, repair, help
Written by Larry Cook

Ready Your Home Electrically for Winter

It may just be past Labor Day and you are looking forward to a few days of Indian Summer, but Old Man Winter will eventually be knocking on the doors and windows of your home. Don’t wait until there is a blizzard blanketing your yard to cope with the conditions of the toughest season. The following are three simple things you can do to ready your home electrically for winter.

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electric, installations, lightings
Written by Larry Cook

Keep Your Cool with New Ceiling Fans

Able to lower the ‘feeling’ of a room’s temperature by about 8 degrees, ceiling fans allow homeowners to raise thermostats and save electricity by using less air conditioning. The swapping of an overhead light fixture with a ceiling fan can be handled safely by an experienced and licensed electrician usually within one to two hours.

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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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electrical safety, electricians, Annapolis MD
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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