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...
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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...
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Typical Electrical Problems in the Home

Electrical disturbances of which 80% originate inside the home can be caused by day-to-day use of normal home equipment and appliances. Outside of lightning and storm related accidents residential home equipment and appliances often break, are installed incorrectly or produce electrical problems by virtue of mechanical failure or improper use. Electrical devices with motors, compressors or large...
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Repairing Outdoor Outlets

Repairing Outdoor Outlets R.A. Thomas Electric has a great many calls for troubleshooting, repairing and repairing outdoor outlets, receptacles and sockets. Most of the time water is the culprit which can be caused by old, broken or missing gaskets. Our Asheville and Buncombe County residents have experienced efficient service often saving clients money by using our licensed electricians...
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Service Upgrade

Service Upgrade to Circuit Breaker Panel In Asheville, our historic neighborhoods and farm homes at times still use the old fashion glass screw-in fuses. R.A. Thomas Electric can if necessary replace the glass screw in fuses with a modern and code compliant circuit breaker. At times, older homes require a power / service upgrade can involve an increase in available power coming from the power...
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