Monthly Archives: January 2016

Woman Saved by Smoke Detector

Recently I read a story on WBTV.com that really hit home with ARC Electric Company. A woman in West Charlotte lost her beloved pet and home, but was able to make it out of her house due to her smoke alarm. It is very important to have working smoke alarms in your home for this very reason. While it is very difficult to lose a beloved pet and stressful losing everything you own in a house fire, you or your families lives are irreplaceable. Below are a few quick tips to keep in mind for your homes smoke alarms. Call ARC Electric Company if we can be of any assistance – we can replace your old smoke detectors with new wireless smoke detectors that interlink. Check out our newest coupon for a new CO Detector – CALL US TODAY – (704) 821-7005!
 
Smoke Alarm Safety
*Test smoke alarms at least once a month using the “Test” button.
*Make sure everyone in the home understands the sound of the smoke alarm and knows how to respond.
*Follow manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning to keep smoke alarms working. The instructions are included in the package or can be found on the internet.
*Smoke alarms need a new battery at least once a year. If the alarm chirps, warning the battery is low, replace the battery right away.
*Replace smoke alarms every 10 years.

 
Free CO Detector Coupon
WBTV Smoke Detector Saves Womans Life ARC Electric Company

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January’s Generator Newsletter

Jan 2016 email

BE PREPARED…KEEP YOUR POWER ON!
Dear ARC Electric Customer,
I hope you all stayed safe and warm this weekend. Storm Jonas definitely dropped some ice and snow on the Charlotte and surrounding areas. My son got to enjoy a “snow day” from school, sledding and snow ball fight but I am most thankful that we did not lose power. I know some residents weren’t as lucky and lost power due to the storm. Duke power estimated about 70,000 customer in North Carolina were hit with the outages. When I lose power I instantly think “I should’ve gotten a generator!”. It’s something you don’t think about until it is too late. Stay one step ahead of Mother Nature and get a generator installed today! ARC Electric Company is a proud provider of KOHLER generators and even offers FREE on-site assessments.
A KOHLER home generator keeps your power on during an outage. It’s installed outside your house (like an AC unit) and comes on automatically – whether you’re home or away. All within seconds of a power outage. Home generators provide worry-free emergency power to support your homes electrical needs for days, possibly even weeks. Generators are a clean and quiet, automatic backup power, just what your family needs to be safe and comfortable. Plus home generators run on propane or natural gas, so there’s no refueling! Click here for more details! Call us today to set up a FREE on-site assessment!
WWW.ARCElectricCompany.com / (704) 821-7005

Benefits of Using LED Lighting

 
Long Life
Long life time stands out as the number one benefit of LED lights. LED bulbs and diodes have an outstanding operational life time expectation of up to 100,000 hours. This is 11 years of continuous operation, or 22 years of 50% operation. If you leave on the LED fixture for 8 hours per day it would take around 20 years before you’d have to replace the LED bulb.
 
Energy Efficiency
You can go back to the Comparison Chart from the previous blog and see how Energy Efficient LED bulbs can be (CLICK HERE for previous blog post). It is todays most efficient way of illumination and lighting, with an estimated energy efficiency of 80%-90% when compared to traditional lighting and conventional light bulbs. This means that about 80% of the electrical energy is converted to light, while a ca. 20% is lost and converted into other forms of energy such as heat. With traditional incandescent light bulbs who operate at 20% energy efficiency only, a 80% of the electricity is lost as heat.
 
Ecologically Friendly
LED lights are free of toxic chemicals. Most conventional fluorescent lighting bulbs contain a multitude of materials; like mercury, that is dangerous for the environment. LED lights contain no toxic materials and are 100% recyclable, this will help you to reduce your carbon footprint by up to a third. The long operational life time span mentioned above means also that one LED light bulb can save material and production of 25 incandescent light bulbs. A huge step towards a greener future!
 
Durable Quality
LEDs are extremely durable and built with sturdy components that are highly rugged and can withstand even the roughest conditions. Because LED lights are resistant to shock, vibrations and external impacts, they make great outdoor lighting systems for rough conditions, exposure and construction or manufacturing sites.
 
Instant Lighting & Frequent Switching
LED lights brighten up immediately and when powered on, which has great advantages for infrastructure projects such as traffic and signal lights. LED lights can switched off and on frequently and without affecting the LED’s lifetime or light emission. In contrast, traditional lighting may take several seconds to reach full brightness, and frequent on/off switching does drastically reduce operational life expectancy.
 
 
 

http://www.ledluxor.com/top-10-benefits-of-led-lighting

LED Bulb Switch-Out

 

At ARC Electric Company we are urging our customers to take an initiative with LED bulbs, LED bulbs have become an energy efficient option to lighting your home.
 

GO GREEN, GO LED
 

The pricing for LED bulbs has drastically dropped in the past few years, this energy efficient option lasts considerably longer than traditional bulbs. While the upfront costs may be a bit more than expected, the overall savings is worth it. Consumers are reducing their monthly power bills and re-coping their upfront costs.
 
LED, CFL Comparison Chart - ARC Electric Company
 
 

**http://www.designrecycleinc.com/led%20comp%20chart.html

Monthly Reminder to Check Smoke Alarms and CO Detectors

 
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At ARC Electric Company we care about our customers. This is your monthly reminder to check your smoke alarms and CO detector!
 

Testing Your Smoke Alarms
*Smoke alarms should be maintained according to manufacturer’s instructions.
*Test smoke alarms at least once a month using the “Test” button.
*Make sure everyone in the home understands the sound of the smoke alarm and knows how to respond.
*Follow manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning to keep smoke alarms working. The instructions are included in the package or can be found on the internet.
*Smoke alarms need a new battery at least once a year. If the alarm chirps, warning the battery is low, replace the battery right away.

 

Testing Your CO Detector
*Test CO alarms at least once a month using the “Test” button to ensure it is drawing electrical power. It will emit high-pitched, loud beeping, usually louder than a smoke detector. During this test it will also speak to you.
*Make sure everyone in the home understands the sound of the CO detector and knows how to respond.
*If the audible trouble signal sounds, check for low batteries and replace. If it still sounds, call the fire department.
*Replace CO detectors every 7 years.

 

ARC Electric Company is offering a FREE CO Detector with the purchase and installation of 4 or more smoke alarms. Call us today to schedule your appointment!
 
Free CO Detector Coupon
 
 
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Press Release – Awarded Best Of Houzz 2016

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ARC Electric Company of Indian Trail
Awarded Best Of Houzz 2016

 
Over 35 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building,
Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World

 
Charlotte, North Carolina January 14, 2016 – ARC Electric Company of Indian Trail has won “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. ARC Electric Company of Indian Trail’s mission is to be the Leader in Electrical Installation and Repair. They strive to operate their business on Biblical principles and to service the residential and commercial markets in the greater Charlotte area. ARC Electric Company of Indian Trail was chosen by the more than 35 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.
 
The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 35 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2015. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award. A “Best Of Houzz 2016” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.
 
“Anyone building, remodeling or repairing looks to Houzz for the most talented and service-oriented professionals” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “We’re so pleased to recognize ARC Electric Company of Indian Trail, voted one of our “Best Of Houzz” professionals by our enormous community of homeowners and design enthusiasts actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”
 
ARC Electric Company of Indian Trail is proud to be a Christian based, family owned and operated business in Indian Trail, NC since opening its doors in 1977. ARC Electric Company of Indian Trail has some of the most experienced electricians in the Charlotte area and are proud that much of our staff has been with them for 15+ years. They specialize in middle to large end residential and commercial electrical contract jobs, as well as, electrical service repair to Charlotte, Matthews, Indian Trail, Monroe and surrounding cities. ARC Electric Company of Indian Trail offers emergency after hours electrical services and ensures phones are answered live, either by our office staff or a service technician, 24 hours a day.

 

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About Houzz
Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community empowered by technology, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow and Tokyo. Houzz and the Houzz logo are registered trademarks of Houzz Inc. worldwide. For more information, visit houzz.com.
 
 
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Home Safety Reminders – Warm Up to Safety this Winter!

I am continuing to showcase the ESFI “Warm Up to Safety this Winter” campaign, can be found here. We try very hard to send out a monthly reminder to please check your Smoke Alarms. Just trying to relay important tips to keep you and your family safe this Winter!
 
Smoke Alarms
* Smoke alarms save lives, reducing the risk of dying in a home fire by half.
* Purchase smoke alarms from reputable retailers(or installer) that you trust. Choose alarms that have the label of a recognized testing laboratory.
* Have working smoke alarms on every level of your home, outside each sleeping area, and inside each bedroom. Interconnected alarms offer the best protection.
* Check your smoke alarms at least once a month by pressing the TEST button on the alarm. Replace batteries at least once a year.
* Smoke alarms should be replaced at least every 10 years.
* If the smoke alarm sounds, the whole family should follow your escape plan and go to your outside meeting place.

 
Space Heaters
* Heating equipment is a leading cause of home fires, particularly during the winter months. Understanding how to use portable space heaters safely is very important.
* Never leave a space heater running when you exit the room or go to sleep.
* Do not use space heaters in rooms where children are unsupervised.
* Keep space heaters at least three feet away from anything that can burn— furniture, bedding, clothes, curtains, and papers.
* Put the space heater in a place where people will not run into it or trip over it.
* Heaters should be placed on a flat, level surface. Do not place a space heater on furniture.
* Do not use a space heater in damp or wet areas—like the bathroom.
* Do not use your space heater with a power strip or extension cord.
* Unplug the space heater when not in use. Inspect the cord regularly for damage.

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Family Information Sheet and Smoke Alarm Calendar

 
Using electricity is something we take for granted, but using it safely is very important. An estimated 53,000 home electrical fires occur in U.S. homes each year. Nearly one-third of these fires happen during the winter months. Most of these can be avoided by taking simple safety precautions.
 
Please don’t take electrical safety for granted this winter. Use this information from the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) and Scholastic to help safeguard your home against electrical dangers and fire hazards. Taking just a few small steps can make a big impact on your family’s safety.
 
Keep Your Family Safe
Working smoke alarms reduce the risk of dying in a home fire by half. Cut out and post this chart to remind you to test the smoke alarms in your home every month.
 
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