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  • Getting Into Solar: Changes in the Field For 2020

    Getting Into Solar: Changes in the Field For 2020

    Solar energy has been increasing in popularity over the last decade, and by all estimates, it’s a market that’s only going to keep growing. In fact, effective January 2020, a California law now requires all new homes built in the state to produce enough solar power to offset all use of electricity and natural gas.

  • 5 Tips for Improving Residential Rough-In Speed

    5 Tips for Improving Residential Rough-In Speed

    “Rough-in” refers to that point after construction once the basic framing, wiring, and plumbing are done but the walls and ceilings aren’t closed up yet. An electrical rough-in means that this is the stage where all cables have been pulled through the studs, any other type of framing and the wall and ceiling boxes.

  • Pros and Cons of Using Vehicle Wraps for Advertising

    Pros and Cons of Using Vehicle Wraps for Advertising

    One of the most obvious forms of advertising for a business is a full-color, full-coverage vehicle wrap. They’re nearly impossible to miss, and they travel all around town promoting your business for you. As you consider advertising options for your own business, here are some pros and cons you should consider when it comes to vehicle wraps.

  • Upgrading Wiring in Old Lath and Plaster Homes

    Upgrading Wiring in Old Lath and Plaster Homes

    For some electricians, rewiring older houses is their bread and butter.  After all, there are plenty of places where knob and tube still exist and insurance companies or electrical code demand it be upgraded.  For other electricians, though, the idea of jumping into rewiring can be a compelling, if not intimidating thought. 

  • Voltage, Wattage, and Amperage: A Refresher for Lighting Design

    Voltage, Wattage, and Amperage: A Refresher for Lighting Design

    Whether you were sleeping through Physics 101 or just need some help figuring out how to explain this to the average Joe, here’s a basic refresher on three of the terms every electrician should be able to explain: voltage, amperage, and wattage.

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