CMW Electric
Sunday, December 04, 2016

Does Your Home Need to Get Blown Away?

At first that sounds scary. But we’re not talking about hurricane force winds or explosive devices. We’re actually talking about technology that can help you save on your monthly energy bills.
 
See, while simply upgrading your heating and cooling system to eliminate energy waste is a short term solution, you can’t treat energy waste without addressing the underlying cause: the home’s “envelope.” That means in order to eliminate wasted energy, you have to take the efficiency of your home’s outer walls, floor and ceiling into account. That’s where blower door testing comes in.
 
Blower door testing can determine exactly how airtight a home is, as well as pinpoint exact locations of air leakage (often around windows, piping or doors). Since small leaks add up to big energy bills, this one test can help you save hundreds of dollars in wasted energy each year.
 
With blower door testing, you don’t have to rely on a contractor’s opinion (even ours!), or on guesswork. You get a proven, measurable, objective overview of where your home is losing energy through air leaks. So if you’re looking for a definitive solution to energy savings, give us a call. We’ll schedule your blower door test so that your energy budget doesn’t get blown away!

5 Things to Look for When Hiring an Electrical Contractor

Let’s be plain: You usually take the time to call an electrical contractor because something like none of the plugs in your house work or sparks randomly shoot out of your breakers. Perhaps an untimely breakdown has happened within your electrical world, and you need help now.  
Here are the top things to look for in a contractor before opening your home – and your wallet:

  1. Credentials
  2. Training
  3. Up-Front Pricing
  4. Scheduling
  5. Guaranty

When a Force of Nature Hits Home

Even inside your very own home, you’ve got other risks. Your electrical wires, plumbing pipes, telephone and entertainment systems can be the paths lightning chooses to travel through your home.
 
When there’s a storm outside, and you’re thinking you’re safe and snug inside, you still need to take precautions:
 
  • Stay off corded phones. (Yes, these do still exist!)
  • Stay away from tubs, showers and other plumbing.
  • Use surge protection.
     
Got questions about surge protection? We can help protect your home from lightning strikes. Just give us a call.

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