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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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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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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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Readers Choice 2018

It’s time to choose your favorite service providers in the News Journal’s “Readers’ Choice – 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 “Readers’ Choice” 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 Electrical

Click Here to Vote for Total Comfort Gas

Click Here to Vote for Total Comfort Plumbing

 

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Advisory – Heating Problems May be Caused by Utility Company Devices

FPL and many power companies have a program to save you money on your electric bill. In the case of FPL, the program is called “On-Call”. The program is designed to help FPL meet high demand for electricity during periods of peak usage that may occur during extreme weather. In exchange for a credit on your electric bill the utility company installs devices on equipment in your home or business that will allow the utility company to  turn that equipment off for varying periods of time during high demand periods. If one of these devices is installed on your heating and air conditioning system it can interrupt the heating or cooling of your home and may cause intermittent problems in the functioning of your thermostat. Normally, after the equipment is turned back on by the installed device, everything returns to proper functionality.

The program, as described above, and the temporary outages it causes are not the responsibility of Total Comfort to remedy at no charge. Total Comfort or other similar organizations are not allowed to modify the functioning of these devices without the permission of the utility company. Any service calls performed by Total Comfort under these circumstances will incur a service call fee.

If you are enrolled in FPL’s program or a similar program we suggest you check the terms of your agreement and determine if it’s the right solution for you.

The FPL webpage that describes the program and some of the terms is located at https://www.fpl.com/save/programs/on-call.html

 

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How to Save Water 101

Our area hasn’t had an ample amount of rainfall for a long time. Now more than ever, water conservation is important. One simple change you can make to conserve water is to use a broom or a blower instead of a garden hose to clean your driveway. Any guesses as to how many gallons of water you’ll save every minute you clean with this simple adjustment? We’ll tell you the right answer next week…

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Total Comfort’s You Tube Channel

We are working on a You Tube Channel for Total Comfort that will show a number of topics related to the services Total Comfort performs and the products we offer. In addition to some customer testimonials, the channel also features informative videos on a wide range of subjects that includes electrical panels, generators, surge protectors, efficient air conditioning systems, duct cleaning, indoor air quality, water heaters, and more. We will be adding more videos over the next several months. Click on the below link to visit the channel.

Total Comfort’s You Tube Channel

 

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