* Have a portable radio or weather radio on hand to monitor official weather forecasts and other important information for your area.
* Have a plan to move yourself and your family — especially those with special needs — to an alternate location in case you have to evacuate or experience an extended power outage. Families who have special medical needs or elderly members should closely monitor weather forecasts and make plans for potential alternate arrangements should an extended outage occur.
* Keep a supply of water and non-perishable food items on hand.
* Make sure flashlights are readily available and that a supply of extra batteries is on hand.
* Consider the need for specialty items such as first aid supplies, prescription medication, baby food and additional warm clothing.
* Homeowners who depend on well water should draw an emergency water supply in case power to their electric water pumps is interrupted.
* If you have an emergency heating or power source and learn how to use it properly.
* Have at least one traditional analog phone in your home that does not require electricity to operate.
Dear ARC Electric Customer,
With cold weather approaching ARC Electric Company wants to remind you to keep your homes electrical safety in mind as many activities move back inside. Below we’ve compiled a quick list of electrical safety tips to keep in mind this fall! With outdoor activities ending now is a good time to make sure your homes electrical system is up to par! Consider having a CurrentSAFE Electrical Hazard Detection test performed! Learn more about CurrentSAFE HERE!
This fall and winter we are asking our customers to use caution in using heating pads and electric blankets. According to ESFI.org heating pads and electric blankets cause approximately 500 fires each year; the majority of these fires involved an electric blanket that was more than ten years old.
Three decades ago, you had an average of 17 minutes to get out of your home during a fire. With modern homes today, you have an average of 3 to 4 minutes to get out. At ARC Electric Company we stress that every home needs working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. A working smoke alarm can mean the difference between life and death in the event of a home fire.
As always, please give ARC Electric Company a call if we can be of any assistance
Is Your Home CurrentSAFE?
CurrentSAFE is the most comprehensive diagnosis of your homes electrical system. This is the ONLY non-destructive method of testing your homes electrical issues.
Unfortunately, electrical issues will not heal themselves.
Call us today to schedule your FREE In Home Assessment to learn more about CurrentSAFE!
Fall Electrical Safety Tips
For the full list of electrical safety tips, check out our latest blog post by CLICKING HERE!
* Check outlets for loose plugs, which can overheat and cause a fire.
* Test ground fault circuits (GFI) outlets to ensure they reset properly when pressing
the test button.
* If there are young children in the house, make sure unused outlets have safety
* If you are frequently resetting circuit breakers, call an electrician to inspect
the circuit and upgrade the electrical panel if necessary.
* Make sure electrical cords are in good condition. Never use tape to fix a damaged
electrical cord, always replace the cord.
* Use only weatherproof electrical devices for outside activities.
* Test smoke detectors and CO detectors monthly.
Smoke Alarm Safety
Newer smoke alarm recommendations and technologies now provide greater levels of
home fire protection than ever before. Unfortunately, many people are unaware of
these advances and lack the recommended level of residential smoke alarm protection
as a result. Their homes may not be equipped with the appropriate number of alarms,
or they may be relying on outdated or nonfunctional devices.
Check out our website for more information and tips by CLICKING HERE!
Sunday, March 20th is the first official day of Spring. I am not sure about you, but I am glad to see the cold and yucky weather leave! With this warmer weather, be sure to walk around the exterior of your house. It’s the best time to repair any of the damage winter has so generously left us with. Also, make sure you check your outlets for any discoloration. Discolored outlets mean something could be going on behind your walls. With our CurrentSAFE program we can help give you peace of mind over your homes electrical system. Have you ever considered installing a whole home surge protector inside your homes electrical panel? Typically we put surge protector strips on our tvs and computers, so why not protect our entire house? Did you know you can install outlets that have USB plugs built in? I recently upgraded some of my outlets to these and it is such a genius idea. Now I don’t have to rummage for my plug when needing to charge a device. Have you thought about switching to LED? Going green and switching over to LED could save you some money. Not only are the cost of LED bulbs and fixtures remarkably cheaper than in past years, but they can also save you money on your electric bill! Eaton’s Whole Home Surge Protector saves your home electronics from the damaging effects of electrical surges and are approved by Mike Holmes from HGTV. Protection at this location will reduce surges entering the home to an acceptable level for your homes electronics and appliances. Don’t let those bulky USB adapters, i.e the big box at the end of your iPhone charger, hog your outlet space. Plus, adapter free charging eliminates unsightly clutter – install these USB port outlets today! Since LEDs use only a fraction of the energy of an incandescent light bulb there is a dramatic decrease in power costs. Switching to LED bulbs makes perfect sense – not only are they environmentally friendly, the life expectancy can be up to 10-12 years.
Begin the New Year with New Lighting
Throughout Your Home or Office
ARC Electric Company has been dedicated to helping home and business owners since 1977. Our focus has always been Residential and Commercial electrical installations and residential service work. Our technicians have seen a shift in lighting in homes throughout Charlotte and surrounding areas in the recent years. They have noticed home and business owners are replacing their outdated fixtures with LED lighting. Now is a wonderful time to let the ARC team make the switch for you. Many consumers (and we have to agree) felt the cost was too astronomical to make the switch, but these pricing have steadily been decreasing. While LED bulbs do cost more than standard bulbs, their benefits far out weigh the slight cost difference.
For years we’ve heard about “going green” and the initiative to use energy efficient products in our homes and businesses. LED lighting is extremely energy efficient and will consume less power than incandescent bulbs. Since LEDs use only a fraction of the energy of an incandescent light bulb there is a dramatic decrease in power costs.
Energy.gov has said “widespread use of LED lighting has the greatest potential impact on energy savings in the United States. By 2027, widespread use of LED’s could save about 348 TWh (compared to no LED use) of electricity. This is the equivalent annual electrical output of 44 large electric power plants, and a total savings of more than $30 billion at today’s electricity prices.”
Switching to LED bulbs makes perfect sense – not only are they environmentally friendly, the life expectancy can be up to 10-12 years. On our ARC Electric Company blog we have been highlighting LED lighting, their benefits and I even found a great comparison chart on LED to CFL to Incandescent bulbs. It is really informative – check it out our blog – CLICK HERE!
Call ARC Electric Company today
to discuss our technicians replacing
your outdated bulbs to LED!
704-821-7005 | www.ARCElectricCompany.com | Don’t forget to always check our our Coupons page – these change periodically. Click Here to be directed to our page.
LED Bulbs, LED lighting, LED, bulbs, LED Electrician, LED Electrical Contractor, Charlotte Electrical Contractor, Charlotte Electrician, Electrician in Charlotte, Electrician in Charlotte NC, Electrical Contractor in Charlotte, Electrical Contractor in Charlotte NC, Matthews Electrical Contractor, Matthews Electrician, Electrician in Matthews, Electrician in Matthews NC, Monroe Electrical Contractor, Monroe Electrician, Electrician in Monroe, Electrician in Monroe NC, Indian Trail Electrical Contractor, Indian Trail Electrician, Electrician in Indian Trail, Electrician in Indian Trail NC, Electrical Contractor in Matthews, Electrical Contractor in Matthews NC, Electrical Contractor in Monroe, Electrical Contractor in Monroe NC, Electrical Contractor in Indian Trail, Electrical Contractor in Indian Trail NC
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
Dear ARC Electric Customer,
It’s August, which means Fall and cooler weather are approaching; then we have Thanksgiving and Christmas to look forward to. Actually, I saw on Facebook there are only 19 weeks until Christmas!
If you don’t follow our blog, you should! Click the green “b” box below to be re-directed to our blog page. I recently read an interesting article from “This Old House” about performing a DIY Yearly Inspection on your home. When you buy or sell a home a home inspection is typically requested; so why not stay pro-active and perform your own inspection once a year. Read the article and post HERE.
If you don’t have an Eaton whole home surge protector installed at your panel, call us today! We are offering a $50 off coupon on our website. See below for details.
WHOLE HOME SURGE PROTECTOR
Eaton’s whole home surge protectors help protect your home electronics from the damaging effects of electrical surges and are widely approved by Mike Holmes from HGTV. The main job of a whole home surge protector is to provide protection at the point of entrance to the home. Protecting your home at this location will reduce surges entering the home to an acceptable level for your homes electronics and appliances. Surges, even though brief, can fry equipment wires, causing a malfunction. The most common causes are lightning, utility grid switching and other users on the power line.
CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION AND SAVINGS
Wiring hazards are both a major cause of electrocutions and home fires, killing hundreds and injuring thousands each year. ARC Electric Company’s specially trained CurrentSAFE Technician can locate concealed electrical problems by providing this revolutionary electrical testing on residential properties without having to dismantle, damage or cut into any parts of the home. CurrentSAFE’s unique testing process ensures the electrical safety of a home along with reducing the risk of fire or electric shock by exposing any potential hazards that can and should be corrected. We offer a FREE In Home Assessment to go over CurrentSAFE and the electrical hazard detection test to see if its right for your home! Call us today! (704) 821-7005
CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
( 7 0 4 ) 8 2 1 – 7 0 0 5