Toolbox Talk: Space Heaters

February 19th, 2021 Comments off

With the winter cold snaps we have been getting in the Midwest this time of year we thought a quick space heater safety talk would be timely. Check out our weekly toolbox talk below and subscribe to our channel to learn more!

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What will you do in case of an electrical emergency?

February 19th, 2021 Comments off

Who do you know that was spooked by this recent line of storms and related power outages?

The reality is that with the continued deterioration of our aging power grids and the rapid increase in dramatic weather events these situations are going to become more common place. Have you experienced multiple extended power outages at your home in the last two years that caused the loss of food in your refrigerator and freezers? Have you had electronics within your home damaged because of surges, spikes, or sags in your utility power? Now more than ever we are dependent on ensuring our electronics are in working condition due to a multitude of families still working from home or attending school virtually. It only takes a second to ruin your investment. We supply and install the best generators in the business.

Kohler Commercial & Residential Generators:

Artisan Electric is an authorized dealer for Kholer backup power generators and we offer complete sales and services in Lafayette, West Lafayette and surrounding counties. Today’s generators are able to transfer the household circuits over to the generator in less than 10 seconds. Most homes only need 10kW to 14kW capacity for basic emergency loads and units are available that can provide 100% complete coverage for even 6000 square feet or more of living space. The LP or natural gas powered units are clean, quiet, and nearly odor free. Here at Artisan Electric we have the full package of solution, design, installation, warranty and service that is second to none in the area.

Things to consider when shopping for a back-up generator:

When shopping for your home generator consider the warranty on the product and ensure you know who is standing behind that warranty when the time comes. Consider who is supplying and installing your generator and ask if they are reliable trade’s professions with training, education, and time to do the job right. Be sure to ask if you will have available emergency service if your generator fails to start or function when you need it most. Ensure you understand when and who to contact when your generator requires routine maintenance, this is typically completed by a factory qualified service technician. While you have the option of purchasing a home generator from your local home improvement store or online, the best way to determine your needs and ensure the unit is properly installed is to work with your local dealer to determine your electrical needs. Your dealer will also help you find areas where the energy efficiency of your home can be improved, and determine how much capacity you will need for your critical loads. Even if you decide to invest in a whole house solution, working with your local dealer to improve the energy efficiency of your home will save you thousands of dollars over the life of the system in addition to lowering the initial cost of the unit since a smaller unit would suffice.

Whether you are in the early phases of a new housing construction project, or about to undertake a major renovation of an existing home, or just wanting to sleep better at night knowing you won’t have to worry about not having power during an outage, now would be a great time to include a permanent standby generator as part of the energy independence and energy efficiency plan for the home. When you think of back up power think of us! Reach out today to schedule a free estimate on installing your ideal home generator solution today by calling us at (765) 414-3913 or fill out our contact form. 

Do you want to also make sure your data is backed up and protected from disasters too? Learn more about the ioSafe brand by watching our toolbox talk below!

Toolbox Talk Friday: The Light Switch

February 5th, 2021 Comments off

Welcome to Toolbox Talk Friday! This week we discuss light switches. Have you ever flipped your light switch and it didn’t flip all the way? Or maybe your light switch feels abnormally hot? Learn more on our toolbox talk on how to check if your switches are safe and when to give us a call!

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Toolbox Talk Friday: Grounding

January 22nd, 2021 Comments off

This week we talk about grounding and some of the signs of grounding issues at your home or business.
(let’s be honest, we can all stand to be grounded a little better)
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Toolbox Talk Friday: Preventative Maintenance on Load Centers

January 8th, 2021 Comments off

This week we discuss preventative maintenance on residential load centers, otherwise known as your panel/breaker boxes! We all have breaker boxes in our homes, but did you know it’s recommended by the manufacturer that they are tightened up and torqued yearly?

When is the last time you had an electrician come out to take a look at your breaker box?

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Toolbox Talk Friday: Technology Integration

December 18th, 2020 Comments off

It’s Friday! You know what that means…. It’s toolbox talk day! This week we discuss technology integration. Click below to learn more about all those tech doodads and gadgets you have been ordering from Amazon these past few weeks!

Toolbox Talk Friday: Microwaves

December 14th, 2020 Comments off

Welcome to Toolbox Talk Friday! This week we discuss microwave ovens and how to make sure the ones you have in your home or ones you are thinking about installing can meet code and be considered safe!

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Toolbox Talk Friday: GFCI’s

November 20th, 2020 Comments off

 

Toolbox Talk Friday: Understanding GFCI Protection

What is a GFCI? GFCI is short for ground fault circuit interrupter. Learn more about how GFCI’s work, where GFCI’s are required and some highlights that you should know about their importance in your home or business.

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Toolbox Talk Friday: Smoke Detectors

November 13th, 2020 Comments off

Toolbox Talk: Smoke Detectors

As we approach what we call “fire season” we often see an increase in home and business fires.  This is mostly due to space heaters, extension cords, overloaded circuits and much more. Tune in to our toolbox talk to learn more about your smoke detectors!

Weekly Toolbox Talks!

November 6th, 2020 Comments off

We are excited to share with you that we will be uploading a toolbox talk every Friday to our YouTube channel.  If you like the content we would be thrilled to invite you to subscribe to the channel. A toolbox talk is not, as the name suggests, a talk about toolboxes! Join owner Chris Voglund as he covers a variety of topics in the trades including information and advice on construction, do’s and don’ts, safety, tips and tricks, industry trends, and some deeper dives into the inner workings of all things electrical.

Occasionally we will also use these talks to feature local businesses and trusted products we use and recommend as well as interviews with other area business owners and trades professionals. This week we discuss the way to safely ensure your data is backed up and protected from disasters, featuring the ioSafe brand available locally from K.L. Security.

Learn more by clicking the picture below!

Owner Chris Voglund featuring the ioSafe provided by K.L. Security