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How to Eliminate Cable Clutter

Cable Clutter — with the evolving technology, it’s a problem many of us face. It can lead to confusion as we attempt to find which cable leads to what; not to mention that its unsightly. It can go haywire so let US Electrical Services, Inc. (USESI) help you find some good ways to eliminate cable clutter. Eliminate Cable Clutter at Your Power Strip A power strip is a good starting place to eliminate cable clutter. While surge protectors are a good idea for both convenience and safety, they’re often not the most attractive item, especially when they have countless cables

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Choosing a Residential Solar Panel for your Customers: A Checklist

While choosing a residential solar panel system for a customer has become easier, there are still many factors to consider when making the decision. There’s good reason to become knowledgeable about solar. With energy prices rising and consumers facing higher utility bills each month, solar panels are becoming a more reasonable choice for many households. Solar panels produce greener energy and can reduce dependency on the power supplied by the electrical grid. As a result, more and more customers are becoming interested in the possibilities of solar. How Does a Solar System Work? When choosing the right product for a

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How to Clean Light Switches and Electrical Outlet Covers

Have you been thinking of cleaning the house or repainting the walls? What about the switch plates? Clean light switches hardly become our concern unless they are in highly visible spots on the walls. But, you should scrub them at least once in a year. The cleaning frequency should be higher when they are in the kitchen or bathrooms because these places trap dirt like crazy. Why Should You Clean Light Switches and Electrical Outlet Covers? The switch plates and covers become an eyesore when layers of dust and soot gather on them for months. How embarrassing it would be

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How To Solve the Shortage of Qualified Electricians

You’ve probably seen how hard it is these days to find qualified electricians. Well, you are not alone! Bruce Seilhammer, the National President of the Independent Electrical Contractors trade association, has seen the same problem. As a matter of fact, he testified before Congress both in person and submitted additional testimony in writing on the issue in September 2017, and articulated his serious concerns over the shortage of qualified electricians. The Shortage of Qualified Electricians: Reasons behind the Labor Shortage Mr. Seilhammer explained in his testimony the reasons he and his organization felt it is so hard to fill up

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How to Choose the Right Electrician

It is important to know what to look for when you need electrical work done around the house and are trying to choose the right electrician. There are many factors that are involved and it’s a good idea to know what to consider when trying to find a qualified candidate. Read on to find out what you should look for when choosing the right electrician. Finding the Right Electrician for your Property Needs License and Insurance The first and most important thing you want to make sure of when you are trying to find the right electrician is that they

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How to Compute Electricity Consumption

Knowing how to compute electricity consumption can be a valuable skill. It can help to check if your electricity bill is accurate. It can also let you know which appliances consume a lot of energy, so that you can reduce your usage and save money. This article will provide a step by step process of how to compute electricity consumption in your home. Compute Electricity Consumption: Figuring out the wattage used by specific devices Some devices have a label that lists how many watts it uses directly on the device. Others may tell you this information in an owner’s manual.

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How to Protect Electronic Devices from Power Surges

Power surges happen and it’s a good idea to understand why and how to prevent them in order to protect electronic devices. Power surges can cause your electronic devices to overload, short out and become damaged over time. Figuring out can also save you time and money. How A Power Surge Can Damage Electronic Devices In the United States, most homes are powered by a a 120V, 60 hertz single phase alternating current. However, because it is an alternating current, the power is not consistent at 120V. The voltage can be as low as 0, and, during a power surge,

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How to Avoid Shocks from Electrical Outlets and Other Sources

Over the years, we have all been warned of the dangers of playing with electricity and touching electrical outlets as it can lead to shock or death. Despite these warnings, some may still be tempted to find out what will happen if they stick their finger in these outlets. Well, the truth is, many end up in emergency rooms and worse, due to touching electrical outlets or incurring electrical shocks in any way. Still curious? Well, here’s a bit about what can happen to those who play with electricity. What to Expect When You Stick Your Finger in Electrical Outlets

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“Off The Grid”: Choosing a Solar Energy Battery Storage System

Customers who are turning to solar power often need advice from a professional in order to navigate the complex electrical issues involved with choosing and installing a system. As you are probably already aware, those who want to store energy will need a battery system. But, choosing the ideal energy storage system is sometimes challenging due to the many variables involved, which is where you come in. When advising your customers on choosing a solar energy battery storage system, you’ll want to let them know that the major factors for them to consider when choosing a system include: The amount

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How to Choose a Variable Speed Drive

The variable speed drive helps consumers realize huge energy savings and control. The key to savings is creating a good match between the application and the drive. Some electrical suppliers such as USESI provide guidelines to their customers on how to chose suitable drives for their applications. So, how to choose a variable speed drive? Some of the major considerations for optimum performance include: The type of motor to control When selecting the variable speed drive, the consumer must consider factors such as the motor design and compatibility with the electrical drive. The electrical insulation in older motor windings may

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