I recently read a well-written newsletter from a power company about the electrical dangers of underground or “invisible” pet fences. It really got me thinking. As a Master Electrician with over 20 years’ experience, I feel qualified to discuss the electrical concerns associated with these devices. I could even tell you about my Setter that […]
About Joey Heard
Joey Heard is Vice-President at Belco Electric Inc. He is a career electrician/electrical contractor and joined Belco in 1992. He holds an Unrestricted Electrical Contractor License and specializes in restaurant, retail and commercial repairs and installations.
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In follow up to my last blog regarding the phasing out of T12 fluorescent lamps, I wanted to share some brief information and a helpful link about the “new wave” of energy efficient lighting sources.
For years, there have been rumors and missed deadlines regarding the phasing out of T-12 fluorescent lamps (the “fat” tubes as some call them). Effective July 2012, the common 4’ T12 lamp is no longer being produced due to a mandate from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Safety Concerns with Space Heaters: Small space heaters are typically used when the main heating system is inadequate or when central heating is too costly to install or operate. In some cases, small space heaters can be less expensive to use if you only want to heat one room or supplement inadequate heating. They can […]
1. Group Relamping Discharge lamps (metal halide, high pressure sodium) degrade over time, losing up to 40 % of their light output over just a few years. The energy consumed doesn’t change, i.e. power bill cost, but the light level lowers. Think of it like a 400-watt lamp that’s only putting out the lumens that […]
If you’ve been following my blogs, you know I have been focused on energy saving lighting. I’ve included information on the Federal tax deduction (EPAct 2005) and how quickly a lighting upgrade can pay for itself. Here’s the latest, and it is great news! Georgia Power recently announced The Georgia Power Commercial Energy Efficiency Program. […]
If you have standard four lamp fluorescent lighting fixtures in your office building in Atlanta, our electricians can save you money. Office buildings that are older than five years use four lamp T12 fluorescent lamps for lighting. Due to advances in fluorescent lighting and new energy efficiency standards, replacement lamps for these lighting fixtures will […]
Ventilation hoods are critical to your restaurant. Here are some helpful tips you can try the next time your ventilation hood is not working: Is the power switch for the hoods on? The switch is usually located on the front of side of the hood system, right next to the switch for the lights over […]
Installing T5 HO fluorescent lighting in place of your existing metal halide hi-bay lights or old fluorescent lights may reduce your energy bill up to 50%!