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What you didn’t know…Compact Florescent

What you didn’t know can hurt you. Take the compact florescent bulb for instance. While the bulb manufacturers  advertise the wattage used for each hour used as 20-27 watts. This number depends on just how bright equivalent you are looking for. None the less the overall marketing as a cost saving advantage based on wattage used per hour illuminated (on). The level of savings is normally derived by taking the advertised “27 watts” subtracted from the equivalent wattage”100 watts” this resulting number is a saving of more than 60%. Wow, I’ve got to change every light in my house to compact florescent…right?   As my grandfather always said the devil is in the details. Which means we didn’t get all the information. Our think tank laboratory team ran test on the advertised wattage verses actual and found the actual wattage to be 77 watts per hour.  The bulb may only uses 27 watts!  But, you for got to add the transformer that powers each bulb.  You see the light created by a Compact florescent bulb come from very high voltage and that voltage requires a transformer to do the step-up in voltage. This fact of missing saving that the manufactures misrepresented to us the consumer. This is something you didn’t know… Support Small Business....
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Thermographic HVAC Inspection

Thermographic HVAC Inspection Heating Ventilation and Cooling machinery can often fail. Thermographic HVAC Inspection can detect one or more components such as pulleys, motors, fans, armatures, casings and electrical fault at smaller part levels. The break down of equipment is always preceded by an over-heating of its component. The thermo-vision camera allows none invasive inspection without shutting the equipment down. At times, the installation of new equipment or new electrical load on an existing circuit may cause issues. Using a Thermographic HVAC Inspection and Flir techknowledge can reveal problems by simply viewing the circuit and connections. Power can be on a during analysis. System failure of any size heating, cooling and ventilation system causes loss of income. Our thermographic specialist are trained electricians which makes analysis of what is the best efficient solutions. The use of Thermographic HVAC Inspection to photograph existing systems and facility equipment can give maintenance supervisors and techs a reference point for future evaluation to schedule equipment downtimes instead of equipment failure on its on time schedule. Give us a call today for a walk-through of your home or commercial HVAC equipment using our Thermographic HVAC Inspection...
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Thermal Imaging Inspections

Thermal Imaging Inspections Thermal Imaging Inspections are an unobtrusive way to determine thermal variance which in many cases indicates possible future circuit problems.  Electrical panels for residential, commercial and industrial clients may be subject component degradation.  Stress on electrical components can be caused for multiple reasons.  Such as expansion or the addition of equipment to a facility or residence. another sleeping giant is a decrease in power quality requirements through-out the Power Grid causes equipment to run hotter due to lower voltage which results in lower power efficiently.  Thermal Imaging Inspections candetect faulty of improperly maintained connections or splices inside service equipment. Our thermal imaging inspections allows us to troubleshoot your home, business, warehouse, barn, factory, skyscraper, hospital or institutional building. inspection and troubleshooting tool does not require the destruction of walls or removal of any surface treatment.  Using thermal imaging you can literally see the problem within minutes while collectingfull color thermal imaging inspections of any room, circuit, machine or system. We help home owners, industrial managers, farmers, engineers, and maintainers understand and master their electrical and moisture problem. Our full color photo reports provide the location and notes related to each image. This makes analysis of repair effort easily confirm-able. Schedule your thermal imaging inspection (828) 258-3999  ...
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Thermographic Inspections

Thermographic Inspections R.A. Thomas Electric can do a thermographic inspections of electric systems to quickly evaluate and detect issues. Whether it’s a motors, pumps or any equipment with moving or stationary electronic part. If it exists and is a critical part in any system we can evaluate and document you individual assist you and your company. The ability to thermally evaluate an environment, whether detecting equipment bearings that are running hotter than the rest or loose electrical connections in closed junction box. The forward looking infrared technology allows us to view and photograph anything environment or location. Using the photos maintenance teams can reference the photos to evaluate and establish temperature norms for equipment. Any Flir photos can be opened later to determine the temperature any object captured in the photo. It’s temperature is embedded in the spectral color data of the photograph in reference to 256 color spectrum with each color representing a given temperature. This Flir technology can be used in nearly any commercial, Industrial or Residential environment as a diagnostic window to issue involving heat. R.A. Thomas Electric would be pleased to share their thermographic imaging expertise to assist in diagnosing or troubleshooting your facility, home.  Call (828)...
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Electrical Services

Electrical Services Our team has delivered countless “just in time” electrical services and powered solutions to throughout the Asheville area and Buncombe County and beyond. Together with the community our electricians take pride in their work. We are dedicated to the National Electric Code  (NEC) and provide friendly efficient electrical services.  Our electricians are commitment to Professionalism through Continuing Education. R.A. Thomas Electric is qualified by, Russell Thomas using his Unlimited State license in electrical contracting. In addition Russell also holds a general contractor’s license which allows us to perform more diverse electrical installations.  As a family man his philosophy is to take exceptional care of people that trust you. Our clients seeking electrical services, troubleshooting or repair and maintenance of their electrical systems are treated like family. “I have spent my entire professional career seeking to solve electrical and building problems for the people or businesses in Asheville and Western North Carolina. ” New and older homes have their own special electrical challenges and R.A. Thomas Electric provides highly trained Technicians for home owners o and there businesses.. We are happy to provide the best electrical services in Asheville. Electrical Services for Asheville NC & Western North...
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Residential Wiring in Asheville & Buncombe County

RA Thomas Electric Specializing in Troubleshooting Residential Wiring in Asheville & Buncombe County Since 1985, RA Thomas Electric has provided homeowners, multifamily housing communities and residential project developers with efficient, intelligent, responsive and highly effective electrical services. Electrical contracting for homes, mansions, residences, efficiencies, grandfather and grandmother cottages, apartments, condos and townhomes has been our passion for decades. We provide a $135 service call fee and do not upcharge for materials. Our reputation as honest and efficiency has helped our business grow in Asheville and Buncombe County.   City of Asheville Buncombe County The City of Asheville Building Safety Department has identified some areas of the North Carolina Building Codes that may require additional details. The following examples are offered to assist you with compliance: 2012 Code Enforcement Update Please take note that residential plans submitted after March 1, 2012 shall comply with the 2012 North Carolina Residential Building Code unless specifically identified on the plans. Commercial plans submitted on or after July 1, 2012 must comply with the North Carolina Building Code. From January 1 to June 30, 2012 either the 2009 or the 2012 code can be used. For more information or to view codes online, please visit http://www.ecodes.biz/ecodes_support/Free_Resources/2012NorthCarolina/12NorthCarolina_main.html The Buncombe County Permits & Inspections Department exists to protect the life, safety and welfare of its citizens by administering and enforcing the North Carolina State Building Codes as adopted by the Building Code Council. Buncombe County Permits & Inspections provides building inspections and permitting services for all unincorporated areas of Buncombe County and through contractual agreements, provides these services for the towns of Biltmore Forest, Weaverville and Woodfin. Building inspections and permitting is a cost-recovery program through user fees and not funded as a direct cost from county-accessed property taxes. Buncombe County does not maintain data concerning hazardous waste sites within the county. For information on hazardous waste sites contact U.S. EPA Region 4 Superfund Division (www.epa.gov/enviro/index.html) at 1-800-241-1754 or the Division of Waste Management with the N.C. Department of Environmental and Natural Resources (http://wastenotnc.org) at (919) 508-8400. Memos House Bill 1409 – Electrical Work Exempt from Permitting 2012 Residential Code Changes 2012 NC Residential Code Part 4 of the Energy Conservation Code (Effective March 1, 2012) 2012 NC Energy Conservation Code (Effective March 1, 2012) Location Our office can also be accessed from Charlotte Street by turning into the first parking lot directly behind Tripp’s Restaurant....
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