Category: Electric

New Jersey’s Dependence on Nuclear Power

Currently, 44 percent of New Jersey’s electricity comes from nuclear generating plants like Oyster Creek and Salem Creek. This source is second to only natural gas. Renewable sources of energy like solar power and wind energy comprise only 3 percent of the state’s electricity production. Many of us do not give much thought to how … Continue reading New Jersey’s Dependence on Nuclear Power

DIY Energy Efficiency Audit for your New Jersey Home

A home energy audit is a step-by-step walkthrough of your home to determine where you can make adjustments to make it more energy efficient. They are also known as home energy assessments. Though you can hire a professional to perform your home energy audit, you can also do the walkthrough yourself to save money. Before … Continue reading DIY Energy Efficiency Audit for your New Jersey Home

10 Home Upgrades for Improved Efficiency

There are a lot of ways you can make your home more energy efficient, which will save you money on your energy bills and help you pursue other incentives, as well. If you are not sure where to start, choose one aspect of your home, such as your heating or your electrical system, to upgrade. … Continue reading 10 Home Upgrades for Improved Efficiency

When Will Windmills Come to New Jersey?

Wind turbines, often known as windmills, provide clean, renewable energy by harnessing the power of the wind and converting it into electricity. In areas with consistent, high winds, such as the New Jersey coastline, wind turbines make sense as a means to step away from nonrenewable energy sources and provide a cost-effective alternative to homes … Continue reading When Will Windmills Come to New Jersey?

Renewable Energy in New Jersey

With the cost of electricity in New Jersey always ranking in the top ten for most expensive, you can quickly see why renewable energy sources are becoming more popular. If your home relies upon the power grid, you are subject to their costs. If your home has solar panels or wind turbines, you are taking … Continue reading Renewable Energy in New Jersey

Solar Panels vs. Wind Energy

Over the last 10 years, the cost of electricity has continued to steadily rise and with it, pulling an ever growing amount of cash from the pockets of Americans. As electricity becomes more and more expensive, homeowners are looking into less expensive ways to bring in essential electricity when it comes to heating and cooling … Continue reading Solar Panels vs. Wind Energy

How to Become an Electrician in New Jersey

You have probably heard the adage, “All work is good work.” Indeed, if you want to feel a sense of accomplishment each night before you go to bed, being an electrician will certainly give you that. If you like solving problems, enjoy technology, and appreciate serving people you already have the right mind set. Your … Continue reading How to Become an Electrician in New Jersey

5 Cool Heating & Cooling Gadgets for your Home in 2017

There is nothing quite like using your smart phone to control your smart home. As more and more home technologies are coming on line, your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are not being left behind. Team Electric Plumbing & Air want to help you stay upfront when it comes to any technology dealing … Continue reading 5 Cool Heating & Cooling Gadgets for your Home in 2017

Does Your Circuit Breaker Keep Tripping?

There you are vacuuming your living room when the breaker trips. Maybe you have had it happen before. Stopping what you are doing, and making a trip to your circuit breaker to flip the tripped breaker can be irritating, but your breaker just did its job. In order to prevent an electrical fire, your circuit … Continue reading Does Your Circuit Breaker Keep Tripping?

Updating Your Christmas Lights

Walk down the holiday lighting isle in your favorite retail store and you will notice that LED Christmas lights are everywhere. You might also notice that a strand of LED lights is a whole lot more expensive than the traditional incandescent bulb strand. You have probably heard that LED lights use less electricity, but is … Continue reading Updating Your Christmas Lights