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What Electrical Companies Know That You Don't (Yet)

Do electrical companies have the scoop you need as a homeowner and business manager?

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Contracting work with qualified electricians is a necessity when it comes to certain projects. Investing in high quality services and refusing to compromise on safety or professionalism is key in commercial and residential situations.

Will You Be Shocked By Electricity 101?

Electricity is the most widely used power source in the country; the more you know about electricity as a business manager and homeowner, the more responsible you can be about energy consumption. Managing this aspect of your household or business can mean significant savings.

  • • 40% of all energy sources in the country are used to generate electricity
  • • Electricity can be generated from coal, oil, natural gas, wind, or hydropower - this means production can focus on sustainability as providers shift away from fossil fuels and other finite resources

You Are in Control

Many people feel that they are at the mercy of their electric and utility bills. Feeling that no matter how closely they monitor they energy use, the cost will always be more than they expect it should be. Fortunately, this is untrue. Monitoring your energy consumption carefully can lead to significant cost reductions, especially if you uncover an inconsistency in your meter readings or inefficiencies in your electronics. Make sure to look at the major appliance systems such as heating and cooling units, where hidden issues can become expensive over time.

Want more information about finding the right electrical company? Contact us and find out what else you need to know.

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The Big News in Commercial Refrigeration Systems

Commercial refrigerator systems making headlines for business owners.

Chef in restaurant commercial refrigerator

There are countless reasons to invest in commercial refrigerators, but which ones are applicable to your business?

Updated Regulations Mean Productivity Improvements

With new standards being put into effect over the last few years, emissions from commercial refrigeration equipment are being dramatically reduced. How does this affect your business? It means you are investing in cooling equipment that runs more reliably, is better for the environment, and costs less to operate. These three facts are music to the ears of smart business owners who see the potential gains to be had from getting on board before the train leaves the station.

The Iron May Be Hot to Strike, But the Refrigerator is Cool

Now is the time to capitalize on cutting edge equipment and guarantee updated operational efficiency. With recent regulations being actively implemented, newer refrigerator models are performing better than ever. Investing in a commercial refrigerator now will mean that your business can reap the benefits for years to come and count on competitive efficiency levels to keep expenses down and revenue up.

Bottom Line Value

At the end of the day, the financial crunch is always a top priority for business. Looking at the projected savings and potential benefits to your business from a commercial refrigerator should show you the best reasons to invest in this heavy duty equipment sooner rather than later. Why waste time on an outdated or undersized refrigerator when the commercial refrigerator industry is undergoing so many improvements?

Want more details about commercial refrigerator systems? Call the Cooper Mechanical experts at 843-626-3689.

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Small Business Owner? The Top 3 Things the Right Electrical Company Can Do For You

A good electrical company helps your small business flourish.

Electrical ServicesOwning a small business is a dream job for many people. It gives you control over your life in a way that working for other corporations or bosses never will. But it also means that you are responsible for calling the shots on almost every decision. This kind of independence is a big responsibility, which is why small business owners need to work with people they can trust to give good advice when it comes to specific problem-solving – such as when there are electrical problems.

If you have the right electrical company in your corner, it can make a world of difference. Don’t believe us? Here are just a few of the benefits you’ll receive from working with the right electrical company:

Stay in Business

Electrical issues are responsible for shutting down small businesses every year. Without power, small businesses face serious threats to their livelihood such as revenue loss. You can also be fined for safety violations that you might not even know you have.

Protect Your Manpower

Electrical issues such as faulty or exposed wiring put employees and even customers at risk. Mishandled or unregulated electrical power can be a hazard to health and safety – shocks and electrocution, for instance, can easily put someone in the hospital. A professional electrical crew can spot potential danger and prevent on-site accidents before they happen.

Fast Response

From employees to industry professionals, building a network of reliable resources is essential for small business owners. Why not start by finding an electrical company that you can trust with your most dire repair emergencies? When you need a solution to power issues, cut down on response time and get back to running your business.

Want more information about finding the right electrical company? Consult the experts at Cooper Mechanical Services, Inc.

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The Homeowner's Guide to Electrical Services

Should electrical services be on your home projects list?

Electrical Services

“Can’t I just do the electrical work myself?” We’ve heard this from a lot of homeowners, and the simplest and safest answer is: no, you should not attempt performing electrical services on your own. Electricity is a powerful element that can cause serious injury or even death if mishandled.

If that isn’t enough incentive, here are a few more reasons why it’s probably a good idea to let trained professionals take the lead on electrical projects.

It’s Electric, So It’s Dangerous

Many electrical service projects require training and experience. The complexity of the problem might require skills that even the handiest of homeowners do not possess. Dealing with electrical problems is best left to the experts who know what they are doing. Why risk further damage to your property and prolonged inconvenience to your family by making a problem worse?

Staying Current On Standards

Electrical services must be overseen by someone who knows building codes, regulations, and safety standards. Most electrical projects aren’t simply a matter of screwing in a new light bulb. The long-term safety guaranteed by professionals isn’t something that any homeowner should compromise on.

Let There Be Light

When time is of the essence, you need a quick fix to any and all electrical problems plaguing you. There’s no use in delaying the inevitable – some problems can’t be solved in the dark, so let the professionals shed some light on your situation. By finding an electrical services company you can trust, you’ll be prepared for whatever comes your way.

To schedule the electrical services you need, get in touch with the Cooper Mechanical experts.

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Will It Fit? The Top 3 Ways to Select a Commercial Grade Refrigerator for Your Space

Are you ready to bring in the big guns with a commercial grade refrigerator?

Commercial RefrigerationCommercial grade refrigerators are a marriage of form and function. It’s not enough to chuck a big fridge and freezer in the basement of your business and hope for the best. Choosing the best refrigerator for your space and needs requires thought, research, and budgeting.

Make the Most of What You Have

Ideally, every refrigerator would be like the Tardis from the TV show “Doctor Who” – bigger on the inside than on the outside. You want a refrigerator with plenty of room for storage, but which also capitalizes on space efficiency wherever you place it. Think about how much storage you need and what you can sacrifice on the inside so you find the right fit for your needs.

Moving On Up

It’s also important to think about how the refrigerator will function: how much space the doors require to swing open, how inconvenient it might be as an addition to the kitchen movement you already work with, etc. You may want to consider a roll away freezer if you don’t have room for double doors that swing outward in a busy kitchen environment.

Resist Residential Temptation

You might be tempted think that a residential refrigerator will fit the bill – they are certainly smaller and more conventionally designed than many commercial models. But don’t let this influence your decision when you start the process of selecting your refrigerator. Making room for a professional model will definitely improve the standards of your kitchen and keep you in a competitive bracket.

To find out more about finding the commercial grade refrigerator that is the perfect match for your needs, call the Cooper Mechanical experts at 843-626-3689.

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How Can a Qualified Electrician Help Your Business Prepare for the Holidays Right Now?

Getting a visit from the electrician might not sound like a treat, but it’s how you get the gift that keeps on giving. 

Electrician visit on the holidays

Commercial electrical service isn’t exactly anyone’s idea of a good time. But, having reliable electrical performance is. And these two tend to go hand in hand.

On The First Day Of Christmas My True Love Gave To Me…A Qualified Electrician? 

It might sound bizarre, but the holidays are actually a notorious time for blown fuses and power outages, because of the additional pull from decorations and lights. Not only that, but there’s also an increase in the presence of hazardous materials like tinsel, Christmas trees, and other flammable decorations. Combined, these seasonal extras mean that fires are more common. Having an electrician double-check the wiring in your business is a good safety precaution.

Silent Night, Holy Night, All Is Calm, All Is Bright. 

Many businesses taking time off for the holidays forget to adjust the settings on appliances in the office. This is an energy drain and a financial waste. Electricians can give a brief tutorial on how to optimally set up your professional space to save money and conserve energy over the holidays. It’s also a good opportunity for a routine checkup. After sitting in disuse for a couple weeks, some office buildings experience electrical issues after the New Year. Getting a preventative maintenance appointment with your electrician before the holidays means you can hit the ground running when you come back from the break.

Get more details about finding an electrician to prep your business from Cooper Mechanical Services.

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Are You Following These 3 Best Practices with Your Restaurant Refrigeration?

Forget the secret recipes, restaurant refrigeration is the most important ingredient in any meal. 

restaurant refrigeration

Food needs to be properly stored to retain freshness and flavor. Kitchens rely on dependable refrigeration for a variety of reasons; safety standing chief among them. Storing food at the proper temperatures isn’t just preferable; it’s a necessity to prevent food from spoiling and contaminants spreading throughout the ingredients. Given that you can’t afford a fridge on the fritz, here are some tips you’ll find tasty.

1. Maintenance Isn’t Optional. 

Because refrigeration is such a pivotal part of your kitchen, make sure freezers, coolers, and other appliances are performing at top levels. Having a checkup when you notice something off is a good way to prevent larger issues that could throw off entire restaurant operations.

2. Upgrade When You Need More Space. 

If your restaurant is doing well, you might be in a position to think about expanding. One big mistake that kitchens can make is trying to make do with too little space. As you expand the ambitions of your kitchen and your menu, your refrigeration should keep pace. Trying to fit more food in the same refrigerator space will put your products at risk for poor temperature regulation.

3. Freezers, Refrigerators, and Storage. 

Hitting the sweet spot with the design in your kitchen can be a challenge. Make sure you have all the elements you need to get the best combination of function and form. From commercial to display products, your business deserves a product that reflects purpose and performs without issue.

Want to learn more about the best restaurant refrigeration practices? Call 843-626-3689.

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The 3 Biggest Secrets to Choosing a Top-Notch Electrical Service Company

Which electrical service company is worthy of your business? You be the judge. 

You be the judge

Electricity is the lifeblood of modern living. Pick up any object within arm’s reach, and it probably runs on electrical power, either directly or indirectly. When you experience electrical problems, it can derail almost every facet of your personal comfort and productivity.

When you have an unexpected electrical issue, you need an immediate response. When you need help fast, you want to know you can call on an expert who won’t treat your problem like it’s a low priority. Here are a few of the most important qualities you should expect from conscientious electrical service companies:

1. 24/7 Response. 

This is a biggie. You can’t predict when an electrical issue will manifest, but you can bet it’s likely to be an inconvenience. Having prompt, responsive service is imperative. In this day and age, electricity is responsible for so much of professional and personal life that a power problem can derail a dozen different things in any office or home.

2. Qualified and Vetted. 

The secret to making a good decision with any service provider is taking time to consider all your options. If you wait until an emergency repair or maintenance visit is on the line, you will end up making a decision based on haste rather than being informed about competitive pricing, performance review, and other factors that matter. By seeking a provider before you need one, you’ll get the advantage of having enough time to ask around for recommendations.

3. Good Reviews. 

Customer service is a really important factor when it comes to electrical service companies. Because they frequently work in or around your home, personal respect and professionalism are paramount. Pay attention to the online reviews you read and the advice of your friends and neighbors, too.

For more information about the best electrical service company, contact Cooper Mechanical Services.

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Had Electrical Service Lately? Why You're Past Due, and Why You Should Care

Your home is your castle. Make sure you heed warning signs that you need electrical service.

Home is your castle

Is your house issuing a cry for help? Saving money on smaller DIY repairs and projects around the house is admirable. But at a certain point, getting professional electrical service technicians involved is in your best interest. Not only will you be pampering your house, you’ll be investing in personal comfort and safety in your own home.

You might be past due for electrical service if:

Lights dim when you turn major appliances on. 

This is a classic sign that equipment like your air conditioner or dishwasher is drawing heavily on the available current. It might not seem like a big deal, but it could damage your appliances in the long run and drain energy that racks up on monthly utility bills.

Outlets are warm, tingly, or inconsistent. 

When your outlets start to exhibit strange behavior, it’s an indication that some underlying issue has begun to escalate. If you get a slight shock from your outlets, or can’t always get them to connect with plugs and appliances, it could be faulty wiring.

You can’t remember the last time you upgraded your electrical service. 

Especially with historic (read as: old) houses, you need to keep on top of outdated wiring and other potentially unsafe electrical situations. Electrical problems are responsible for a significant percentage of domestic fires every year.

For more information about electrical service and how to know when the time has come, ask the professionals at Cooper Mechanical Services.

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3 Dragons Every Electrical Company Slays Almost Every Day

Electrical companies are modern day knights in shining armor. 

Electrical Companies

Without proper lighting, your house can become a dark dungeon in no time at all. Are you lighting candles and creeping through the hallways? Are you a prisoner of relentless power outages, in the gloomy cave of your own home? Does all seem lost? It’s time to call an electrician and watch them save the day.

Calling in the cavalry might seem like a drastic decision, but if your home is experiencing any of the following problems, you have no better option.

1. Circuit Breakers Tripped and Fuses Blown? 

This is a prime indicator that an underlying electrical issue might be responsible for repeated power losses. If your system is getting interrupted too frequently, it means that the circuits are drawing more power than they can handle, and it’s time for an upgrade.

2. Flickering Lights and Power Surges. 

Some appliances draw more power than others. If you’re experiencing surges, these power-hungry gadgets should be routed along dedicated circuits to prevent them from drawing away from other electrical uses.

3. Shocking and Over-Heating. 

If your outlets are warm to the touch or have a tendency to give a little shock when you use them, it could be a sign that the circuit is overworked. It could also be an indication that the wiring is faulty or at least on its way to going bad. This can be very dangerous, but is a surprisingly common problem in older houses with outdated aluminum wiring. Have the wiring checked regularly if this is the case in your house.

Want to get in touch with an electrical company that will go to battle for you? Call 843-626-3689.

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