Can Lights 101

Recessed lighting goes by a few different names such as down light, can light, canister light, and pot light. Pot light is mostly used by our north-of-the-border neighbors in Canada and not so much here in the United States. There are two different types of recessed lighting. Insulation Contact (IC) rated Non-IC rated IC-rated housings …

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How Renewable Energy is Impacting HVAC Solutions

Many people are subsidizing their bills with solar panels and other renewable energy solutions, but that’s just the beginning. With the green movement currently in full swing, more and more people are becoming more environmentally conscious. There are a variety of ways we can reduce our carbon footprint, but instituting renewable energy sources into our …

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Federal Pacific Electric

Federal Pacific Electric (FPE) Panels

Illinois state law standards of practice Section 1410.200  Standards of Practice Section K, Paragraph 1 states the following: Inspect the service drop; service entrance conductors, cables and raceways; service equipment and main disconnects; service grounding; interior components of service panels and subpanels; conductors; overcurrent protection devices; a representative number of installed lighting fixtures, switches and …

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Batt Insulation

The above photos are showing poor insulation in the floor that overhangs the exterior wall. The darker the color = the colder the surface. This is common when batt insulation is just stuffed into an area. Voids are present that allow heat/cold to pass easily. The temperature change is not just a discomfort. It can …

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