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3 Ways to Save Money on Your Electric BillMany consumers are unaware of the ways that technological advances benefit them, especially in the industrial surge protection field. Most people think of surge protection as the surge strips that you can buy at Walmart and plug your computer into. Due to the fact that it is a rare occasion that a power surge will affect your home in a way that affects your electronic equipment, many begin to believe over time that surge protection is actually pointless and unnecessary. In reality, the surge strips that will pop and cut off the power to your computer in the event of a power surge are only a very small aspect of the surge protection industry, one that saves consumers thousands of dollars each year in the bills they pay for utilities as well as in the prices they pay for services. This is due to the fact that the typical industrial application involves a significant expectation of replacement costs of equipment that will be damaged by electrical surges, costs which must be passed off to the consumer in order to remain profitable. As the levels of damage that are predicted to happen on a year to year basis is reduced and the costs of operation are brought down, the savings can be passed off to consumers in the form of lower prices. Most consumers are unaware that one of the biggest costs associated with many industries is surge related damage as a result of lightning strikes. Essentially, the concept is based on the fact that lightning strikes cause significant power surges that damage the equipment that runs industrial installations of all kinds. These lightning strikes cannot be predicted or mitigated, but the surges that are produced as a result of them can be stopped from causing damage if industrial level surge protection devices are installed and appropriate measures are taken. This extends the useful life of the equipment that is typically figured into the business plan as needing to be replaced at periodic intervals as a result of damage. The technological advances of surge protection equipment allow companies to get more useful life from their equipment, and therefore absorb less yearly costs that must be passed off as pricing increases. The most advanced of these surge protection devices also provides an ability to not be knocked offline after performing its duties, as a residential surge strip would be. By not needing resetting or replacement after use, industrial installations are able to keep online for longer periods of time and therefore creating surpluses of their product, again driving down prices to consumers. While your typical consumer may know very little about the industrial surge protection market and the role it plays in their lives, they benefit from the technological advances that are made each year that improve the products. New industries like green energy and high-speed data transfer companies as well as cellular companies all utilize cutting edge surge protection devices in order to maximize performance and minimize costs. This is all beneficial to the consumer who sees lower prices and better services as a result. This beneftis to consumers end up saving millions of dollars each year that can be spent in other ways and supporting other industries which also may be utilizing surge protection to their benefit. The bottom line is that by reducing the natural occurrence of damage that is a result of lightning strikes and surge-related replacement and resetting, consumers benefit. The surge protection industry is continually developing improved products which will create greater and greater savings for consumers across the globe. We should all be thankful.
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We offer a full array of residential and commercial electrical services and can handle many common problems such as:
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Outlets Not Working
Outlet Smoking or Sparking
Switches not Working
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Sump Pump not Pumping
Some Lights are Out but no Breaker is Tripped
Burning Smell Coming from Your Breaker Panel
and many more home and commercial electric services!
Electrical, Gas and Refrigeration appliance servicing and maintenanceWho would have thought getting a tree removed could be such a headache! I hear this time and time again from homeowners all across the country, who are trying to get their trees lopped or removed by a professional at a reasonable price. So what’s so hard? Most go straight for the local paper, find a couple of tree contractors promoting their service and away they go. That'll be fine, Right? Well not so fast.You see, there are tree loppers and there are arborists. The difference is massive and could potentially save you thousands in property damage and or personal injury.... Let me explain. The Industry The tree lopping industry is one of Australia's top 10 most dangerous industry (it actually comes in at #5 just after construction), but if you look at it from deaths per 1000 workers, it's actually the most deadly industry in Australia. The scary part is, you don't need a licence to operate as an arborist! It's a completely unregulated industry. If you were to hire an electrician or a plumber to do some handy work at your house, they would need to be licensed to do so. They would need to have been through the proper training and license numbers are issued to qualified individuals who have completed the training. The industry is also monitored closely as to not allow 'shonky' tradesmen operate. Being such a niche market, the money you can earn pruning or removing dangerous suburban trees is comparable to what a doctor or lawyer might earn… They don’t call them tree doctors for nothing! But seriously, for a large tree to be removed you are looking at $2000 - $4000 depending on the size and location of the tree. With the right equipment, a good crew can be finished with 1 large job by 11 AM and onto the next after lunch. This results in a large number of what the industry professionals call "cowboys" who don't know what they are doing and take unnecessary risks through ignorance, lack of experience or just plain stupidity. This results in a high number of personal injury and property damage cases being reported on a weekly basis. And if you hired one of these unqualified cowboys and damage was done to your property... you'd be left to clean up the mess and pay for potentially tens of thousands of dollars in repairs. How to avoid 'shonky' contractors? You make sure that every Tree Lopper that quotes your job has these 3 things: 1. A certificate II (minimum) in Arboriculture 2. 5 million in public liability insurance3. 5 years experience (minimum) As the community is waking up to the dangers to hiring an unqualified arborist, more and more homeowners are beginning to ask for the above as a minimum requirement during the quoting process. And the true arborists are happy to comply. In fact must are starting to hand over proof of qualification and insurance with every quote they do. What else to look for Now that you have ascertained that your arborist is actually an arborist and is capable of doing the work, there are a few more little things you can look for to be sure he or she is a great arborist. Informative assessment - Arborists love sharing their knowledge, so when you present your tree they should be able to tell you what species it is (both common name and Latin name) and also some details about why it's sick or how they are going to trim/ remove and why etc. Communication - There is nothing more frustrating when you are trying to contact a contractor and they won’t answer their phone. Or when they do and you make arrangements to meet, they are late or worse yet, they don't turn up at all. If you’re not worth their time or their courtesy, then more on. Now with the power of the knowledge above you are in a great position to select a fantastic tree contractor for your job with minimum risk of property damage and maximum chances it will be a good experience.
Call our Arlington Heights Residential Electrical Contractors today at 877-572-3605