Baby Safety Month-Tamper Resistant Receptacles

In an e-newsletter from the Eaton Certified Contractors Network it was reported that according to the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), each year approximately 2,400 children are treated from shocks and burns after inserting items into slots of electrical receptacles.* To prevent these types of injuries, the National Electrical Code (NEC) now requires Tamper Resistant Receptacles (TRRs) in all new and renovated homes.

What does this mean? Well, TRRs are now required for all 15A-20A, 125V and 150V outlets lower than 5 ½ feet above the floor. TRRs can be installed in kitchens, dining rooms, bedrooms, garages, outdoors, and basically anywhere a traditional outlet could be found. Some common causes of receptacle injuries include inserting hairpins, fingers, keys, and paper clips – TRRs can help your homeowners prevent these types of injuries.

*Statistics taken from ESFI’s “Safety from the Inside: TRRs” post.

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2018 Best Around

VOTE FOR US PLEASE

 

Welcome to the 2018 Best of the Best Volusia / Flagler Awards!

These awards celebrate and recognize the best our community has to offer. The nominations are in and the response was overwhelming! Only the top businesses in each category made it to here, the final voting stage.

It’s now time to place your votes to determine who the winners will be. We invite you to vote for your favorites in dozens of categories.

Votes can be placed between now and August 17, 2018. One vote per category per user.

It’s easy to do. Simply choose a category, place your vote and fill in your email address. Continue and complete the registration form.

Afterwards, you’ll receive a confirmation email which will contain a link that will allow you to auto login each day to vote again if you wish.

Winners will be recognized in a special print and online section once the voting has completed and the votes tallied and verified.

Let the voting begin and Vote for Us by Clicking Here!

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Stay Safe

STAY SAFE 

Distracted driving has become a major cause of traffic accidents, and fatalities over the last several years. In addition to being responsible for escalating insurance costs, according to statiscal data, distracted driving is currently responsible for 25% of traffic fatalities overall and 58% of the fatalities involving teens.

Over the past several weeks there has been a vehicle cruising the highways and by-ways of our area with a very somber message. At Total Comfort we encourage all to heed that message presented in the picture below.

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Safe Use of Portable Generators

Total Comfort’s Electrical Division can install a circuit in your home that would enable the homeowner to plug in their portable generator to an outlet in an approved location that is connected to their main electrical panel. This connection would eliminate running multiple extension cords from the generator to an electrical device that they want to power.

This circuit that backfeeds from the portable generator to the panel allows the homeowner to select the circuits within their home that they want energized during periods of power outage. The number and types of circuits that can be effectively powered will depend on the size of the portable generator. To ensure the safety of both the homeowner and utility workers an interlock kit must be installed at the panel.

According to Wikipedia, “a generator interlock kit (or just interlock kit) is a device designed to allow safe backfeeding of a home through a portable generator during power outages, thereby eliminating illegal and/or unsafe generator backfeeding situations that could potentially electrocute a power linemen or destroy the generator.”

There are many variables that go into the cost of installing these portable generator circuits which include the distance from the generator to the main panel, the power output of the generator, and the type of panel. Interlock kits will vary greatly in cost depending on the brand and configuration of the electrical panel.

If you have a portable generator and would like to be able to safely and conveniently operate it during power outages, please give us a call at 386-944-0858 and we’ll schedule an electrician to come to your home and give you an exact estimate.

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Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles

Total Comfort’s Electrical Division can install a 240 Volt Charging Station at your home or business to charge an electrical vehicle. The 240 volt chargers will cut charging time in half as compared to a regular 120 volt plug-in charger.

The 240 volt charging stations can be plugged into a dryer or range plug or hardwired to its own circuit. I recently installed one in my home and ran a new 240 volt circuit from my panel to a new receptacle in my garage.

Let Total Comfort Install it For You

There are many brands and variations of charging stations and the one I chose was an “eMotorWerks” “JuiceBoxPro®40” . The Pro line is WiFi enabled and let’s me track my energy usage through a dashboard on my computer or phone. It requires a 40 amp circuit and comes with a 24 foot cord. Whatever brand you decide on, I’d suggest the WiFi version to make it easier to monitor your energy usage.

Call Total Comfort’s Electrical Division when you’re ready.

386-944-0858

 

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New 60 Circuit Electrical Panel

If you need a new electrical panel and want the latest and greatest with some extra space, Total Comfort suggests the Cutler Hammer 60 Circuit Panel by Eaton.

The below pictures show one of our recent installations complete with a flush mounted surge protector and an interlock switch for use with a portable generator.

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Best of the West – 2018

There are several Readers’ Choice Awards each year and now it’s time to choose your favorite service providers in the Best of the West – 2018 voting.

This year Total Comfort is competing in the categories of air conditioning, electrician, LP gas, and plumbing. We’d appreciate your vote in all four.  In order to do so you need to go to two different links as shown below.

The Best of the West Awards celebrates the best businesses, organizations, people and more that YOU think deserve to be named the best! Vote once per email address between May 14 – May 27, 2017. Voting for a business is Easy!

  1. Visit the pages below to vote.
  2. If you registered in previous balloting just enter your email address. You may be asked for some additional information.
  3. If you haven’t voted before you’ll be asked for your email and then asked to create a password to register to vote. You may also be asked for some additional information and then you’ll be all set to vote.
  4. Remember to vote for all your favorite businesses!

Remember, you will be asked to set up a login with an email address and password to vote. If you voted in previous “Readers’ Choice” voting, you’ll be able to use that same email and password.

Click here to vote for Total Comfort in Air Conditioning, Electrician, and LP Gas

Click here to vote for Total Comfort in Plumbing

 

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Zombie Awareness Month-2018

May is Zombie Awareness Month. According to Wikipedia “Zombie Awareness Month is a campaign to bring awareness about zombies and the possibility of a future zombie apocalypse.”

During the month of May Total Comfort is including Zombie Protection with the purchase of all Annual Air Conditioning and Generator Maintenance Agreements at no extra cost. This offer is for a limited time only and will expire May 31, 2018. You are encouraged to take advantage of this offer before time runs out.

For more information about Zombies and their threat, please click on the icon below of the Zombie Research Society.

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Water Heater Special

Manufacturers have announced that their prices on water heaters will be going up 10%-15%. In order to avoid the impact of these increases, Total Comfort Pluming has purchased additional electric water heaters at today’s prices and for a limited time will be offering 40 gallon tank style electric water heaters for $925 installed and 50 gallon tank style electric water heaters for $950. We offer either Rheem or Bradford White water heaters at this price.

In addition we have three GE 80 gallon heat pump water heaters that we are offering for the installed price of just $2,395.00 each. These units are “As-Is” but include a 10 year manufacturer’s warranty on all parts.

Prices are for normal installation in an unobstructed garage area and includes a pressure tank, ball valve, plastic drain pan, and removal of old water heater. Permits are extra.

This offer is for a limited time and will expire on May 15, 2018 or when current quantities are gone.

Bradford White water heaters are currently the only American Made water heaters.

 

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Stars of the South 2018

It’s also time to choose your favorite service providers in the News Journal’s “STARS OF THE SOUTH SOUTHEAST VOLUSIA – 2018” voting.

This year Total Comfort is competing in the categories of air conditioning, electrician, LP gas, and plumbing. We’d appreciate your vote in all four. In order to do so you need to go to two different links as shown below. You will be asked to set up a login with an email address and password

to vote. If you voted in previous “Stars of the South” voting, you’ll be able to use that same email and password.

Click Here to Vote for Total Comfort Air Conditioning

Click Here to Vote for Total Comfort Plumbing

Click Here to Vote for Total Comfort Electrical Division

Click Here to Vote for Total Comfort Gas

 

 

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