5 Benefits of Professional Heat Tape Installation

Posted by on Jan 2, 2015 in Winterize

Winter is a wonderful time and seeing houses covered in snow is a beautiful sight but all of that beautiful snow can cause quite a lot of damage. Snow can cause everything from water damage to roof sag and heavy ice can potentially cause injury to people below. Heat tape is an electrical product that can be installed to your roof to prevent damaging ice and snow from collecting on roofs and in gutters. It can offer a steady stream of heat or be on a timer and can be custom...

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LED Lighting Retrofit: Out with the old and in with the new!

Posted by on Dec 13, 2012 in lighting

LED Lighting Retrofit: Out with the old and in with the new!

We’ve seen LED’s (light emitting diode) and CFL’s (compact fluorescent lamp) becoming more and more popular/affordable over the last few years…. Utility companies are now offering rebates to commercial property owners and even residential home owners to convert to LED or CFL, though we prefer LED’s. LED lights come in many different styles, from a standard screw in bulb or recessed can light ‘retrofit’ to a large industrial...

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Antique Ice-Melt?

Posted by on Aug 22, 2012 in Winterize

The other week I was hired to update the lighting in a historic mansion located in the Historic Trolley District of Ogden. The mansion originally started out as a single family dwelling but (like so many homes in Ogden) had other uses in its future including: a funeral home, apartments and (currently) office space. As part of installing a motion sensor to the exterior of the building I needed to use a section of old abandoned downspout as a ‘chase’ to hide my...

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Lighting Retrofit

Posted by on Jul 5, 2012 in lighting

Today we worked on a Guitar Center where we were asked to install a retrofit kit that replaces an old T-12 fixture with the more energy efficient T-8 lamps and ballasts. In this particular instance we were converting the 8′ long T-12’s from a two lamp configuration to a T-8 4-lamp configuration. It’s a little difficult to see in the picture below but the fixture closest to the camera has been retrofitted to a T-8 where as the fixture in the distance is...

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Early Home Automation

Posted by on Mar 16, 2012 in panel

I stumbled across this antique while working on the remodel of a mid century modern home this week. It’s a low-voltage lighting control system, a forerunner to modern-day automation. Pretty high tech huh?! Modern-day control systems like Lutron and Vantage have definitely come a long way! Today we can install systems that control your entire home including: lighting, security, audio, hvac, and more. The fact that many of these technologies can be controlled with a...

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