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LED Lighting Guide

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With the increase in LED Lighting  options available along with a steady decline in their overall cost to produce and purchase, there really isn’t a good reason why you haven’t started converting your household/business over to LED lighting. Light Emitting Diodes (LED) vs. Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL)   LED light bulbs technology has improved to the point…

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A.S. Electric, Inc. – BNI Educational Presentations

BNI (Business Networking International) is the worlds largest business networking organization, with chapters setup all across the globe. The focus of BNI is to provide business owners a way to share ideas and network with other business owners and help drive an increase in business revenue. A.S. Electric, Inc. is a proud member and supporter…

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How Tankless Water Heaters Work

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The concept of tankless water heating is pretty simple – instead of heating water and storing it in a tank where energy is lost throughout the day, tankless systems heat water on demand, only as hot water is actually needed and used.

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Be Eco-Wise with LED Lights

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With more people concerned about the environment, building and decorating green has never been more popular. One of the easiest ways for homeowners to limit their environmental impact is to consider replacing the lighting inside their home. Incandescent bulbs waste energy and burn out quickly, and when the more energy-efficient fluorescent bulbs outlive their usefulness,…

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Upgrade Your Electrical Service!

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It may be time to upgrade your electrical service. Thirty years ago, the average new home was equipped with a 60 amp electrical service connected to a screw-in fuse panel with two fuse blocks. The common distribution was a fuse block for the stove and one for the hot water tank. Twenty years ago the…

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Home Power Generators

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With so many home power generators on the market today, the task of buying one can be overwhelming. There are just too many to choose from. What price, model, size or manfacturer will best suit your needs? 

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Aluminum Wiring

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Things you should know about aluminum wiring in houses. Aluminum is not as conductive as copper, gold, or silver. Aluminum has has a higher electrical resistance than these other metals and expands and contracts much easier than copper. As the “load” or amperage increases on the conductor, it expands. When the load decreases, the conductor…

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Extension Cords

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Extension cords should only be used as a temporary circuit “extension” for work or tool use and not to replace a shortage of electrical outlets. These cords were designed to help you with the use of tools such as a weed eater or power saw but not as a permanent wiring method.

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Home/Business Electrical Safety

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Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs)

The GFCI is a device that detects current flowing to the gound and turns off the electricity. If you are shorting out an energized circuit to ground, you are being shocked or electrocuted. The GFCI detects this and turns it off, saving your life!

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Installing a Dimmer or Switch

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Turn off all power for circuit at breaker. Turn off switch. Remove screws from switch cover. Remove old switch or dimmer. Install new switch and secure wires with wire nuts. Install screws to attach switch or dimmer to switch box. Re-install cover plate with screws. Turn on house power. Turn on switch or dimmer. 954-941-2625…

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Resetting Your Circuit Breaker

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To identify a breaker that has been “tripped” may vary slightly but they all work the same way. The breaker in question will be loose and resting between the on and off position. in most cases you will see an orange or red indicator on the breaker. Breakers will trip by design when there is…

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Eco-Friendly Electrical Appliances

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There are many advantages to the consumer when choosing green technology. Not only are you helping to preserve the environment but you can save money and lower your electrical bills. Eco-friendly appliances are designed to use less energy which means that you are using less electricity when you use them and therefore, reduce your electrical bill. When you are buying household appliances, look for those that have an “Energy Saving Recommended” mark. Those appliances that have an A rating will save you the greatest amount of energy.

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Don’t wait for old wiring problems

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Have a professional check your wiring to ensure it is safe or give proper advice on replacement.

Do you have Knob and Tube wiring? This type of wiring is not only old and inefficient but it poses a serious fire hazard and can be an accident just waiting to happen. The demand for current was much lower back in the 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s when this wiring was nstalled. Todays electrical demands are 100 times what they were 50 years ago.

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