23 Apr 2014
With National Safety Month just around the corner, now is a great time to plan the projects you’d like to tackle to improve the safety of your home. Electrical work can take a little planning, and the use of a licensed electrician is recommended. Piper Electric Co., Inc. is offering several special electrical service coupons that can help you save money while you improve your home’s safety.
There are a few basic things to address regarding the safety of your electrical system. One of our special offers is a free five-point safety inspection, a free GFCI outlet test, or free panel inspection with any paid service call. When you purchase smoke or carbon monoxide detectors from Piper Electric Co., Inc., we offer lithium battery upgrades, so you never need to change the battery for the life of the device.
It’s crucial to know what questions to ask electricians when looking for a reputable and skilled electric company in the Denver Metro area. Any electric company should guarantee that its employees are experienced, safe and trustworthy. Piper Electric Co., Inc. is a dependable Denver electric company that customers have trusted for more than 30 years.
The following are some basic hiring questions when you need to hire an electrician:
Is the Company Licensed and Insured?
Piper Electric Co., Inc. holds both state and local licensure. Each one of our experienced electricians is drug tested and fully background checked, so you can feel confident having them in your home or business. In addition, Piper Electric Co., Inc. carries the required amount of workers’ compensation insurance.
08 Apr 2014
Just about everyone is looking for a way to cut down on energy costs and save their business money. Here are some ways to improve the energy efficiency in commercial buildings:
1. Use energy only when needed
It might seem like common sense, but most commercial buildings do not need to have their lights and air on at all times. If your building allows, and when it isn’t being used, make sure the energy system is turned off.
2. Adjust the temperature according to the season
As the season changes, so should the temperature of the commercial building. To maintain a comfortable, energy-efficient temperature, set rooms to 75 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer months and 68 degrees Fahrenheit during the winter ones. Adjust rarely used spaces, like bathrooms, to 60 degrees Fahrenheit.
01 Apr 2014
As referenced in a report by Business Week, the average US household in 2011 was spending upwards of 1/5 of the total household income on energy expenses. As energy costs continue to rise in the US it is important to understand where, in your home, are your greatest energy consumers.
Locating Electricity Thieves
Performing an electrical audit on electronic devices may reveal some interesting results. Use a simple kWh formula for calculating usage and cost. If the amount of wattage for a particular device is unknown, there are tables available online that provide average wattage ratings. For each device, calculate: