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. It is not a tax deduction or a credit on your bill. It is an incentive for installing energy efficient lighting, as it literally results in a check issued to commercial customers. These incentives will help reduce the initial investment in indoor energy efficient lighting projects. Read more
We all make mistakes and accidents happen, so no matter how reliable the electrician or electrical contractor, comprehensive and adequate insurance is a necessity. Checking for proper insurance may be more complicated than just asking your electrician if he has insurance. Sometimes the electrical contractor’s insurance consists of minimum insurance on his truck which happens to be leaking oil all over your driveway or parking lot.
For our blog post this week, we are featuring a guest article from our commercial insurance agent, Wilson Vickers, who will explain the importance of requiring proof of insurance from an electrical contractor who you employ whether it be to work on your electrical system at your business or your home:
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 no longer be manufactured within the next few years.
Many of us have been in the middle of entering data into a computer only to have the power blink off for a few seconds, deleting the information and causing us to spend more time re-entering it. Some of us have even experienced having a server crash and lost critical computer data due to not shutting down properly during a power failure or power outage. Have you ever thought of how you would react if one day you were to try to surf the web or use your phone and found out it doesn’t work due to a power outage in another state. These events cause frustration, cost money, and can even cost lives. UPS units help us avoid these problems. Read more
The most important consideration when hiring an electrician or electrical contractor in Atlanta is to verify whether or not the company is properly licensed. This includes checking for both a Georgia business license and a valid professional license. Read more
Large vacant building spaces can very easily and unnecessarily consume hundreds, even thousands of dollars of electricity in a short period of time. Real estate agents, maintenance personnel, and others access these vacant spaces at random times. Just by forgetting to turn a light switch off, hundreds of warehouse lights can be left on until the next person accesses the space or until the electrical bill arrives. These unexpected bills are the last thing a property owner or property manager wants to see when their property is not generating income. Read more
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 the hood. Read more
Hello. My name is Kenny Jackson and I’m a project manger at Belco Electric. I’ve worked here since 1995 and currently specialize in the commercial electrical area.
A well lighted building and parking area creates an inviting and secure atmosphere for both customers and employees, as well as renewing the look of your property. Read more
My name is Joey Heard and I am the Vice President of Belco Electric. I am a second generation Electrician and Electrical Contractor. Electrician first (even while still in high school all those years ago) and Electrical Contractor here in Atlanta at Belco Electric for the past 18 years. I want to talk to you today about how you can cut energy costs and save money on your electric bill, at the same time reducing the tax liability for your company. Read more