This past winter the extreme weather and winds caused downed trees and downed wires, leaving many without power for days and even weeks like in Kennett Square, Chester County and also Newtown Square in Delaware County. Those with generators ran them for an extended period of time, which means that the maintenance schedule will come up sooner than expected.
So don’t forget to perform the proper maintenance on your portable and standby generators. Standby generators should be maintained every 200 hours and portable generators every 100 hours or once a year, which ever comes first.
Standby generators need to have their oil changed, oil filters, air filters and spark plugs changed. Portable generators also need the oil changed, spark plugs and the gas tanks should be drained of gasoline for storage.
We just performed scheduled maintenance on this 16 KW standby generator that we installed in Oxford Pennsylvania. We also cleaned it up and it looks like new again. Green light means go, ready to run for the next power outage!
Commercial quality LED bulbs are much more efficient, up to 80%! LED lighting also lasts much longer on the average, and requires less maintenance. This can add up to big savings on your energy costs.
The photos here show one of our recent commercial LED lighting retrofit projects in Jennersville, in Chester county Pennsylvania.
There are many electrical certification programs designed to protect customers and identify high-quality and safe products. This article explains the DLC rating system for lighting products, which is of special interest for commercial lighting projects.
DLC applies to fixtures and LED tubes, which are not covered by the Energy Star label. Most utility companies require fixtures to be DLC rated in order to qualify for rebates, which are often an important part of creating a retrofit program that makes financial sense.
Read the rest of this article at regencylighting.com
Summer is here, and our pools, spas and hot tubs are back in action. Before you get in, make sure to test all GFCI outlets and breakers around the pool and hot tub areas. Each GFI outlet should power off when you press the test button. Immediately replace any defective outlets.
Also, don’t be tempted to use extension cords to power devices near your pool. Use battery powered devices. Keep all electric equipment and appliances away from pools, spas and hot tubs. And of course, stay away from the pool area during thunder and lightning.
Our featured photo shows a new wired and installed 50 amp GFCI hot tub disconnect in Cochranville. Have a great summer!
Whole house fans are a great way to cool your house down this summer. They pull fresh cool air in from outside the house and push it through the attic and then back outside, cooling the attic at the same time.
Whole house fans can save you money on your electric bills by lowering your air conditioning usage. This Tamerack HV 1600 pictured here was installed in Lancaster and it has powerful energy efficient fan motors and comes with a two speed remote control.
This Generac 8000 watt portable generator was installed in West Chester, PA
We just had our first ice storm of the season, and fortunately it wasn’t as bad as ice storms from the past. However, don’t let old man winter sneak up on you next time. Get prepared with a portable generator!
For most homes we recommend the Generac 8000 watt portable generator. This unit has what it takes to keep the important things working during a power outage, and it also won’t break the bank. Your refrigerators, sump pump, well pump, heater and lights can be wired into a transfer panel to make it easy.
Once it’s set up, there will be no need to run a bunch of dangerous extension cords throughout the house. Just roll out the generator and plug in one cord, then hit the transfer panel switches.
22 kw Generac standby Generator installed
The Atlantic hurricane season is with us until the end of November, and winter storms are just around the corner. All of that wind, rain, snow and ice leads to power outages, sometimes for days. Let us help you get prepared with a generator that’s right for you. Read the rest here »
Generator transfer switch and power management modules by Generac work together as a system to manage the power load from appliances, allowing you to prioritize so they don’t come on all together at the same time and cause your generator to overload when you need it the most. Pictured is a 200 amp automatic transfer switch with smart management modules installed in Oxford, PA.
The Generac Synergy generator with G-flex variable speed technology saves money on fuel by automatically adjusting engine speed to electrical demand. This means it also runs much quieter that most standby generators.
RAB Led spot light to light up the cross at Sacred Heart School in Oxford Pa. This energy efficient light only uses 13 watts and has an estimated life of 100,000 hours.
Special thanks to Cash and Carry electric for donating the light fixture and also a special thanks to Camerons Hardware for donating the use of the lift.