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SS Philip and James in Exton

Posted by on Feb 6, 2014 in Important Information | 0 comments

CTS Electric recently had the opportunity to replace old metal halide fixtures in the gym at SS Philip and James in Exton. This work was completed in one business day so the interruption to this facility which is used every day during basketball season was minimal. The former fixtures were 250 watt while the new ones are CFL 150 watt. The savings in energy usage is significant and the output in the new fixture offers much more luminescence. You can actually see it in the photos below. Be sure your schools and places of business are consulting CTS Electric to see if we can offer sustainable energy savings with a change in light fixtures. Our consultation is free. Above is a photo of the original fixture with a 250 watt lamp. Below we used a scissor lift with the gym floor protected. Above is with the new 150 watt CFL fixture. Below, finished...

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Holy Nativity Memorial Episcopal Church in Rockledge, PA

Posted by on Feb 6, 2014 in Important Information | 0 comments

We recently completed a large project at Holy Nativity Memorial Episcopal Church in Rockledge, PA. (Rockledge is just outside of Philadelphia city limits) What a beautiful church! The project included the restoration of the walls and ceilings of this 120 year old church by a group of amazing painters. Our role in the restoration was to replace and rewire the ceiling fans. The objective was to provide fans that blended in with the varnished ceiling and these fans also needed to move in a forward and reverse direction. The fans also have speed controls. These fans provide all the air movement needed in a granite building to keep it cool during the summer months. We also relamped close to 200 lamps with energy efficient CFL and LED lamps. We’ve come to know, the conversion of all lamps to CFL or LED from the incandescent lamps will provide enormous energy savings as well as maintenance costs for the community at Holy Nativity. This was a terrific project for us.  The final product is terrific!  Check our Facebook page for photos of this...

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Sustainable Energy Savings With A Change In Light Fixtures

Posted by on Jan 22, 2014 in Important Information | 0 comments

Sustainable Energy Savings With A Change In Light Fixtures

CTS Electric recently had the opportunity to replace old metal halide fixtures in the gym at SS Philip and James in Exton. The former fixtures were 250 watt while the new ones are CFL 150 watt. The savings in energy usage is significant and the output in the new fixture offers much more luminescence. Be sure your schools and places of business are consulting CTS Electric to see if we can offer sustainable energy savings with a change in light fixtures. Our consultation is free. Appreciate your sharing this on your page.    ...

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Eco Power T5

Posted by on Nov 20, 2013 in Important Information | 0 comments

Eco Power T5

CTS Electric is committed to bringing you the latest in sustainable lighting options. Most effective green technology will return more dollars to your bottom line. When thinking about the economics of energy, consumers need to evaluate the existing lighting and the energy it consumes. With a consistent increase in energy costs, there is a demand for cost effective alternatives. The outright replacement of existing lighting equipment is not the only option. CTS Electric has successfully retrofitted a variety of spaces including a large pediatric practice, office buildings, school cafeteria, classrooms and more! These conversions end up saving 48-75% of the energy expenses for the owners. As an installer of EcoPower Inc. products we provide the energy savings, quick installation and improved lighting quality that will meet your individual specific lighting needs. Whether it is the T5 fluorescent technology or latest LED technology, we are committed to installing for you, the latest in energy conservation for your lighting...

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Cold Weather Energy Saving Tips

Posted by on Nov 12, 2013 in Important Information | 0 comments

Cold Weather Energy Saving Tips

Follow these simple tips to stay warm this winter while saving energy and money: Set your thermostat at 68° during the day and 60° at night.  You can save 3% on your heating costs for every degree you reduce the temperature below 70° for the entire heating season. Install a programmable thermostat to manage the temperature control for you. Have a qualified professional tune up on your furnace and heat pump.  Inspect flues and chimney for efficiency and safety. Change filters once a month on your furnace and heat pump.  This will save you money while maintaining the comfort level of your home. Insulate and seal duct work that runs through unheated attics, basements or crawl spaces. Raise your blinds on cold days to let warm sunlight...

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Testing a GFCI

Posted by on Oct 21, 2013 in Important Information | 0 comments

Testing a GFCI

Before you can test a GFCI, you should know what one is and what it is designed to do. A GFCI, ground fault circuit interrupter, is a safety device that monitors the flow of current to and from an appliance. A GFCI receptacle is different from the traditional receptacle in your home or office. If there were to be a ground fault, the GFCI will trip and quickly stop the flow of electricity. It will prevent serious injury. To test the GFCI, you will need to look at the face of the GFCI outlet. You can see in the middle (between the two places to plug cords into the outlet) there are two small buttons. They are labeled test and reset. To test your ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI), just press the test button in. You will hear a snap sound that trips the outlet and cuts power off to the two plug-in connections. You can double check this by plugging in a light or appliance into the outlet to be sure there is no power to the appliance once you’ve tested it. After you have verified that the light/appliance is not working, press the reset button and the outlet should once again be on. Check the GFCI receptacle once a month to ensure the outlet is providing protection for your family. There is no doubt that GFCI outlets save lives. Water and electricity don’t mix and that is why these safety devices were developed, to save lives! A final note: GFCI’s must be used with Copper wire, not aluminum wire. They should NOT be used on circuits supplying life support equipment. If installed outside, be sure it has a weather proof cover. The chart below shows the year of the National Electric Code along the left side. Across the top is the area of your home and when it became required to use GFCI’s in your home. *A ground fault occurs when electricity travels outside an intended path and tries to get to the ground by the shortest route. If you touch electricity while you are grounded (touching the ground or something resting on the ground, like a ladder), your body becomes electricity’s shortest route to ground. You could also become part of electricity’s path to ground if you touch water that touches electricity. In either case, you could be hurt or even...

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National Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 6th

Posted by on Sep 30, 2013 in Important Information | 0 comments

National Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 6th

National Fire Prevention Week is October 6-12 2013. The theme this year is to prevent Kitchen fires. To enter our contest to win a $20 iTunes gift card, download our quiz by clicking the link below.  Complete the quiz, scan it and email back to CTSElectric@verizon.net. If your score is above 90% you’ll be entered in a chance to win! Be sure to include your name. Winner will be notified on Monday, October 7th. National Fire Prevention Week is October...

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White Paper on Generators

Posted by on Sep 13, 2013 in Important Information | 0 comments

CONTROL Your Power CONTROL Your Life Remember Hurricane Sandy and the devastation it caused last October? A power outage can have negative consequences such as frozen pipes bursting, flooded basements, spoiled food, mold development, loss of contact with the outside world, loss of control. CTS Electric has been awarded a dealership contract with Generac, the broadest standby generator line manufacturer in the industry today! A standby backup generator solution can be customized to provide you with affordable protection for the things that power your life. With a backup generator protecting your home, the generator comes on – automatically, upon the loss of power. It’s really that simple. Give us a call to discuss the idea and costs of a standby generator. We’ve been installing generators for several years in residential homes, medical facilities and businesses. As a distributor we can pass along savings to...

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White Paper on T12 2013

Posted by on Sep 13, 2013 in Important Information | 0 comments

White Paper on T12 2013

It’s not a joke; CTS Electric has recently saved a school, a pediatrician and a homeowner more than 66% of their energy costs.   We can help you take an easy step toward going green. The florescent light fixtures that are in most schools, office buildings, medical facilities, etc. are typically a T12 lamp and they are being phased out.  There are more than 500 million of these T12 tubes in our country and replacing these is projected to save $10,000,000,000 in electricity nationwide.  The T12 fixtures are no longer being made due to a law that became effective in July 2012. CTS Electric will install a T5 retro fit kit that can save 80% of the energy costs of the old T12 or T8 fixtures and reduce the carbon footprint by 60%.  Imagine telling your employer that you can save their energy costs and provide a quick return on their investment.  If you’re on the board of your Home & School or a place of worship share this information with the facilities representative.  If you own a business, know someone who does or just care about the operating expenses of your company, let them know about this easy solution to become a more sustainable and green...

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Why are LED Bulbs Ugly?

Posted by on Sep 13, 2013 in Important Information | 0 comments

I really don’t know why they’re so ugly.  But they are improving.  More importantly, did you know that long-life incandescent light bulbs are not an efficient use of your energy $? Long-life incandescent light bulbs are the least efficient of the incandescent bulbs. Consider LED (Light Emitting Diode) lighting. LED’s are more common for can, track, under-cabinet and holiday lighting. While the initial cost is more, this type of light will use 10 times LESS energy and last 50 times longer than incandescent lights. They use one-third the energy and last 5 times longer than compact fluorescent...

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