• Building A Laundromat: Why Your Electrician Is Your Primary Contractor

    5 March 2015

    Each and every dryer and washing machine in a laundromat carries its own electrical load. When all of those machines are plugged in, they are using small drafts of power in standby. If, at any point, ALL of the machines in a laundromat are running at full capacity, the electrical system in the building needs to to be ready to handle that large of a power demand. Managing the power load begins with an electrician from a company like C & R Electric, Inc, before he or she even sees a machine in position.

  • Three Dark Red, Sweet, Self-Pollinating Cherry Varieties

    25 February 2015

    When looking for cherry trees to plant in a yard, homeowner frequently seek out cherry trees with three characteristics: sweet cherries that they can eat right off of the tree, cherries that are dark red in color, and trees that self-pollinate, so that they can plant just one tree and still obtain fruit. There are hundreds of varieties of sweet cherries out there, but few that meet all three of these criteria.

  • Understanding The Electrical Requirements Of Your New Spa And Your Home's Electrical Breaker Panel

    18 February 2015

    If you are in the process of purchasing a new spa for your family to enjoy in your home's backyard, then you will need to hire a licensed electrical contractor to come out to your home and hard-wire the spa's electrical system into the breaker panel. Additionally, your home may require an electrical panel upgrade to accommodate the added electrical needs of the spa.  Residential Electrical Breaker Panel Basics Every home that is connected to the commercial power grid has a breaker panel.

  • Ideas For Garden Accents

    12 February 2015

    In a garden, terra cotta pots, garden umbrellas with tables and beautiful wooden benches are always stylish. But you can choose to update your current garden elements to create a more modern look. Modern gardens offer a stylized, sleek and organized appearance, while at the same time providing the many comforts and pleasures that come with outdoor living. Although most accents used in modern gardens have design elements in common, it really is up to you to create a look that fits your personality and tastes.

  • 4 Ways To Make Your Elevators More Energy Efficient

    9 February 2015

    Most attempts at efficiency focus on things like air conditioning and heating, lights, and even alternative energy. However, there's one big energy consumer in your building that you may be ignoring. It's your elevators. Your elevators probably run all day and may get heavy use in the morning and evening. If your building is like most, the elevators haven't been replaced or significantly changed in decades. However, new advances in elevator technology are making elevators much more energy efficient.