How to Read Your Electric Meter
How to Read Your Electric Meter

How to Read Your Electric Meter

Posted by Steven George on Mar. 04, 2014 in Fundamentals

There are two major benefits to knowing how to read your electric meter. The first benefit is that you’ll be able to save money and energy. If you’re financially conscious, reading your meter every month to compare numbers will help you determine if home improvements you made to your property are producing a return on […]

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What’s a Watt? (And Other Electrical Fundamentals)

What’s a Watt? (And Other Electrical Fundamentals)

Posted by Mike Ruff on May. 31, 2013 in Fundamentals

Basic electrical calculations involve three parameters, volts, amps and watts. Volts Here in the United States, we design according to specific voltages provided by our utility companies. In residential construction, we often have 120/240V, single phase, 3-wire, while in commercial construction we typically have 120/208V, 3 phase, 4-wire or 277/480V, 3 phase, 4-wire (although older […]

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208 or 480 Volt Service?

Posted by Joe Weagraff on Feb. 22, 2011 in Engineering, Fundamentals

Selecting an electrical distribution voltage for a multi­-tenant commercial building is often based on prior lease agreements, previous projects, incomplete information, or intuition. Our research provides guidelines with economic justifications. Each type of service has its advantages. 208V requires less electrical equipment in the Tenant lease space and is therefore less expensive for the Tenant. […]

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