Surge protection should be an integral part of every industrial, commercial and residential electrical system. Yes, it is true that surges in electric current are natural and have always occurred. However, the increasing use of sensitive electronics which are highly susceptible to damage make surge protection critical.
What causes a surge?
Power surges are quick, temporary spikes in voltage that occur when the electrical charge in the circuit gets a sudden boost. One study revealed that 63% …
According to the EPA’s ENERGY STAR program, combined annual energy costs for U.S. commercial buildings and industrial facilities amounted to $400 billion as of March 2015. With an earlier survey in 2007 revealing that almost 30% of this energy is used inefficiently or unnecessarily, reducing any wastage is a top priority for business owners.
Our team of experts here at J&S Electrical offers more tips to help you streamline usage and reduce your energy bills.
Upgrade outdated equipment wi…
Reducing business energy costs involves implementing energy-efficient operational procedures. Inadequate equipment maintenance and unsustainable practices are the main causes of high energy bills.
Our team at J&S Electrical Contractors offers 10 tips valuable tips to help reduce your operational expenses.
Divert high energy usage to off peak hours: Familiarize yourself with the time-of-use pricing your utility company offers. Try and schedule high usage for low or off-peak times when th…
Transformers transmit electrical energy from one circuit to another. Since their main purpose is to increase (step up) or decrease (step down) voltage, these electrical devices can be used for a variety of needs ranging from power distribution and measurement to the charging cradle of your cell phone.
Below is an overview of the main types of transformers and their application.
Power transformers: Generally used for increasing or decreasing voltage in a power distribution network. Electrica…
Residential and commercial electric wiring are vastly different, right from the quality and grade of material used, to load and energy requirements as well as the installation process. Since there are many factors that go into designing and installing an electrical system, it is important that you hire the right electrical contractor for the job.
Here is an overview of the 3 main differences between commercial and residential wiring below for your understanding.
From recessed kitchen lighting to parking garage and outdoor area illumination, the list of LED lighting products for residential, commercial and industrial purposes is continually growing. Rapid advances in LED technology are resulting in improved performance and cheaper pricing virtually every year.
If you are considering converting to LED lighting, here are some pros and cons to be aware of.
5 Advantages of LED Lighting
Energy efficient: LED lighting is estimated to offer 80% to 90% energ…