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03/27/2017

Heat Tape: Prepare NOW!

This year’s winter weather was one for the record books! If you’re in the Pacific Northwest, we are still holding our breath hoping that summer is just around the corner. Many home and commercial building owners had to deal with challenges when removing snow and ice from roof tops. Of course, that’s the time when we all think, “I wonder if heat tape would be helpful right now”.

 

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11/30/2016

Are You Ready For Winter?...Are Your Solar Panels?

Whether you’re in the market for solar installation or you’ve already invested, it’s important to understand the necessary maintenance for your panels. Luckily, solar panels don’t have any moving parts so there really isn’t much maintenance that is required. However, to gain the maximum potential and keep the highest quality of your system, you definitely should have them inspected a few times a year to ensure their efficiency. Inspections should entail removing any dirt or debris from the system as well as snow. It’s also important to review the panels to ensure no damage has occurred.  

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11/28/2016

Home Generators: Preparing for Severe Weather

Winter weather in the Pacific Northwest can be unpredictable. Due to snow, ice, and high winds, downed power lines are to blame for power outages that can last for hours or days. Warm weather months is generally free from such harsh and long-term outages, however powerful thunderstorms can cause similar devastation.  

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11/21/2016

Outdoor Lighting: Functional & Decorative

Winter is officially here and that means shorter days making it dark earlier. Many of us only think about outdoor lighting during the holidays when we want to give a little cheer to our outdoor lighting scheme. However, a good outdoor lighting design not only accentuates your home’s best features, it can be a safeguard against intruders and tripping accidents in addition to demonstrating your inner holiday enthusiast. 

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10/31/2016

Halloween Electrical Safety Tips

For most of us, Halloween and decorating with lights indoors and outdoors is the kick off to the holiday season. 

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10/10/2016

Stay Fire-Free with AFCI's

Throughout the past 30 years, our homes have been largely transformed thanks to modern electrical devices. However, these helpful devices have also supported and contributed to the number of electrical fires throughout the U.S each year. Current homes are overwhelmed by today's electrical demands, putting them at greater risk of arc faults and arc-induced fires. 

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09/28/2016

Are You Eligible?

Solar adoption is taking flight thanks to the price of solar panels plummeting. This enables homeowners and businesses to save more money by controlling their own electricity costs instead of being at the mercy of rising utility rates.  

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09/14/2016

Understanding Electric Vehicle Charging

Trading a gas pump for a plug-in is a wonderful thing. It’s far more convenient, saves you time, and keeps you from breathing toxic fumes after fueling. Charging is a different experience all together and understanding the ins and outs can take some time. I’ve been driving electric for over two years and I’m still learning! 

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08/11/2016

Keeping Organized While On The Go

Between the office, paperwork, and appointments, there are a lot of things to juggle while on the job. One of the most important aspects of Next Gen’s organization starts with our work vehicles. 

You may think of a commercial vehicle as transportation from place to place, but it’s actually a key element of success. Electrical contractors are constantly on the go and many of us work right out of our vehicles. A work van is one of the biggest financial investments and ensuring that it is well organized has massive benefits.
 

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