Electrical Maintenance to Prevent Blackouts
January 2nd, 2013    Posted by George Trimarche |  Posted in General News | No Comments »  

There are times when supply of electrical power suddenly stops at your premises leaving all rooms in a state of darkness. Such problems are particularly irksome when you are at home and need to spend an evening relaxing with your favorite TV show or simply want to take a nap. Even while working on computers or any electrical appliance, a sudden power problem can be very frustrating. In offices and at other commercial or industrial premises, sudden power outage can obviously lead to complete stoppage of work operations. However, such glitches can be avoided with appropriate electrical maintenance and timely repair or replacement of faulty equipment and/or wiring. As the leading residential and commercial electricians of the Tri State area, Centrim Electric helps its clients to maintain their electrical equipment for optimum operational efficiency. We are also registered with the electrical contractors association of the states.

Blackouts are typically caused by faults or overloads. In both the cases, protective devices such as circuit breakers and fuses operate to switch off the supply of power to prevent damage to various electrical fittings. Faults are caused by accidents or weather conditions. There is a greater chance of faults in overhead power lines. Overloads occur when the usage of electricity exceeds the capacity of the distribution system that supplies it.

Usually, the switch board is the first thing that the electrician checks in case of a blackout. If the circuit breaker or safety switch has tripped or fuse has been blown, it may be a case of overload, faulty appliance or faulty wiring. The wiring can be repaired and replaced by electrical contractors. Further, they check if the existing wiring is suitable for the electrical appliances being used at the premises. Surge protection devices can also be installed to enhance the safety and durability of the electrical systems.

Regular electrical maintenance not only reduces the chances of faults that cause blackouts, but also helps the property owners to safely add new appliances, lighting fixtures and HVAC (heating, ventilation, air-conditioning) systems at their premises. Homeowners should indeed get the suitability of their electrical fittings checked before adding a new device.

Centrim Electric is a one of the leading electrical contractors in NJ and NY and offers a wide range of service for electrical maintenance and new electrical installations. We work for a variety of residential, commercial and industrial projects and always ensure total quality in all our work.

 
 
 
 
Electric Hydronic Heaters for Winters
December 24th, 2012    Posted by George Trimarche |  Posted in Electricity | No Comments »  

With Christmas season around, winters are ‘officially’ here and it is time to make sure that all those electrical heating systems are working well! Winters in New York City, Albany, Buffalo, Syracuse and surrounding areas are very chilly. The temperature may dip down to as low as 13 degree Fahrenheit. However, there is a wide range of heaters to maintain comfortable living environment in residential and commercial buildings across the state. As one of the most trusted and experienced groups of electrical contractors in New York, Centrim Electric helps you to install and maintain your electric heaters for ideal temperature.

Hydronic heaters are known for their superior operational efficiency for heating of rooms. Electric hydronic heaters are home heating systems that combine the principles of electric resistance heating with the technology used in conventional boilers. Unlike gas or electric-powered furnaces that heat air directly, electric hydronic heaters use electricity to heat a fluid – this in turn heats surrounding air. As per the design of its system, an electric hydronic heater may utilize either water or a refrigerant. This fluid is sealed within the unit. It is also connected to piping to prevent leaks and burns and helps to extend the life of the unit. Hydronic heaters need not be linked with household plumbing. They are wired into the power supply, and can also be wired with a remote thermostat.

Water-based heating systems are practically noiseless and can be installed under any type of flooring. The heat generated evenly warms up the entire room and not just the floor. Studies show that hydronic floor heaters are 20 to 40 per cent more efficient than dry heating systems. What's more, the heat retention mechanism of these heaters helps to maintain a comfortably warm temperature in a room even if there is a sudden power failure.

Electric hydronic heaters are low on maintenance and being closed systems, they do not call for periodic refilling of fluid.

Centrim Electric offers a wide range of services for installation, maintenance and repair of electrical systems in residential, commercial and industrial premises. As commercial electricians, we are registered with the electrical contractors association and handle electrical projects for some of the most prestigious organizations across NY. NJ and FL. Contact us today for any work on electric hydronic heaters and enjoy a comfortable, warm environment in winters!

 
 
 
 
Lighting and Air Conditioning Solutions for Supermarkets
December 20th, 2012    Posted by George Trimarche |  Posted in Lighting | No Comments »  

An average American family visits supermarkets and large grocery stores 2.2 times a week. Stores that are comprehensively planned and well lit help them to locate products conveniently, and they feel comfortable shopping at such centers. While planning and installing lighting fixtures and other electrical appliances at their premises, store owners obviously need the services of licensed and experienced commercial electricians. In the United States, commercial electricians registered with electrical contractors association help not only in the installation but also in the annual maintenance of electrical fittings in supermarket stores.

When they visit a supermarket, people make decisions on what they see. This is why it is critical to use appropriate fixtures, lamps and filters that enhance the appearance and fresh look of edible items stored on the shelves. Lighting should be bright enough to make the merchandise appealing. Small print on packages should also be easy to read in the light. Centrim Electric has experienced professionals who install effective lighting fixtures at appropriate spots and at proper angles to ensure that the entire area is illuminated well. Appropriately placed light fixtures also reduce the glare and reflection on glass cases and allow customers to clearly see the products contained within.

There is a myriad of features to consider while planning the lighting designs for supermarkets: color rendering and form, points of interest, lamp life, distribution of lights, system control and flexibility, efficiency and lumen maintenance. As a team of professional electrical contractors in Brooklyn Centrim Electric has tools and resources to plan and implement the best lighting solutions for supermarkets and large retail stores in the city.

A supermarket that stores groceries and other edible products also needs to have temperature controlled environment. There must be an effective refrigeration system for the huge glass boxes that store perishable products like ice creams, frozen vegetables, juices, and dairy products. The air conditioning in the store has to be conducive to a comfortable shopping environment.  An experienced commercial electrical contractor ensures that all such appliances and electrical systems are working in an appropriate manner and are completely safe for the store.

If you need a commercial electrician for the installation and maintenance of electrical systems in your supermarket or retail store, your search ends with Centrim Electric. Having successfully handled several commercial electrical projects in NJ and NY, we offer services to malls, supermarket stores, hotels, restaurants and other commercial establishments. Contact our team for the finest commercial electrical contractors’ services in your state.

 
 
 
 
Motion Security Lighting Is Important For Securing Your House from Burglars
December 15th, 2012    Posted by George Trimarche |  Posted in Lighting | No Comments »  

Lighting plays an important role in guarding residential places, offices, stores and other important places. It is a well known fact that burglars, thieves and miscreants stay away from well lit places. Therefore, lighting in appropriate places in and around the house is crucial for security.  Technology has been instrumental in preventing crimes that take place due to lack of adequate safety and security measures. Motion sensor lighting can be of great help and thus, should be an important component of your home security plans.

Most motion sensor lighting use a passive system for detecting unauthorized human entry. The sensors detect infrared energy, which send signals to an alarm, which in turn triggers cameras or other electronic devices to capture images and videos. Human beings radiate IR energy between nine and ten micrometers. If the device is not calibrated correctly, to measure human frequency, then the device looses its utility as it may detect small animals and other environmental elements. Therefore, for the device to work effectively it is important to maintain the correct detection limit. As soon as the device detects some sort of motion it will signal lights to be switched in order to scare away potential burglars and thieves. In active type of motion sensors the change in energy emitted and energy returned is used for detecting motion.

Electrical contractors in Queens are adept at providing and installing motion sensor lighting in your house. But before you make the final choice have a discussion with the electrical contractor regarding information pertaining to the architectural framework of your house, the area you want to be covered by the motion sensor and other important things. If you plan on having a large area covered by motion sensors let the electrical contractor know about in advance so that he can get multiple lights and other equipment required for installing the motion sensor.

The use of motion sensor lights for security purposes is common these days. Restrooms, residential places, grocery store doors and security systems all use motion security lights. Centrim Electric is a premier electrical contracting firm that has been serving the public of the Tri-State Area for over 50 years. The services we offer include residential, commercial and mixed use, project consulting, design build assist and value engineering.

 
 
 
 
Tips for Purchasing Outdoor Christmas Lights
December 4th, 2012    Posted by George Trimarche |  Posted in Lighting | No Comments »  

The most awaited festive season is already here and it is time to give a fancy look to your house with decorative lights, streamers, mistletoes and Christmas Trees. You have used those little, round, colored bulbs for years but there is a wide range of attractive Christmas lights including LED lights now available in the market. Licensed and experienced electrical contractors in Brooklyn will help you to put your lights safely and in an aesthetically pleasing way.

Planning to purchase and use a new set of Christmas lights? Here are some helpful tips by experienced electricians of Centrim Electric:

  • Before you actually begin to buy your light sets, determine the areas that you want to illuminate – the trees, the garden, the patio, the rooms, the fences and any other parts of the house.
  • When confused between white and colored light bulbs, choose the white ones – not only they look bright but give an attractive look to any area or tree.
  • You can choose rope lights that are also in vogue this Christmas season. These are flexible rows of lights with clear PVC tubing inside. They can be bent and shaped making them easier to put and store. Rope lights may be LED or in incandescent forms.
  • Ensure that the lights are well insulated and have water proof coverings – you need to be well prepared for a ‘White Christmas’ and the lights should keep your house well illuminated throughout the night.
  • While plugging in the lights, remember that the basic electrical plug can handle up to three strands of lights at a time. If you try to plug in more, it may result in a short circuit or electrical fault, leaving your house in dark.
  • For lights in the garden and patio, try to use only outdoor electrical outlets. Trailing electrical wires indoors through windows is not very safe and convenient.

For safe and beautiful decorations on Christmas, you can simply contact professional electricians registered with the electrical contractors association in the Tri State area. Centrim Electric has years of experience in installation, maintenance and repair of electrical equipment and appliances. Simply give us your creative plans and we will send our licensed electricians to your door step for the most wonderful illumination this season!

 
 
 
 
Room Heating Devices for Your Home
November 16th, 2012    Posted by George Trimarche |  Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »  

As the temperature plummets with the approach of winter, you begin to look for energy efficient appliances to maintain the right degree of heat in your rooms. The market is flooded with portable and fixed heating units that can be used in residential and commercial premises – you just need to select the one that suits the size of your rooms and heats them effectively without hitting your electricity bill hard. In NJ, an electrician registered with the Electrical Contractors Association can be contacted to install the most appropriate heaters at your home. Experienced residential and commercial electrical contractors in NJ and NY also help you to select energy efficient or Energy Star heating products.

Three popular room heating devices that you can choose from include:

Whole house electric heating system: These may be forced-air or radiant heating systems. In forced-air heaters, heat is pushed out from its source and spreads in the house through a furnace with a series of ducts. Electrical heaters with radiant heating systems emit heat that radiates to the room to keep it warm. It has a network of baseboard, convection or some form of radiant heating system and comes in different sizes and models. Radiant heaters may be installed on walls or ceiling of the house.

In floor radiant heaters: In floor radiant heaters are energy efficient devices to keep homes warm in winters. However, these need to be planned and installed when the building is constructed. These heaters are available in whole-home units and may also be used for minor projects such as bathroom floors. It is wise to contact only licensed and experienced electrical contractors for the task as slight oversight can prove to be disastrous for the entire project.

Portable room heaters: If it is only at certain times of the day that you need to keep your rooms warm, portable room heaters may be the right choice for you. These can be plugged into a standard electrical outlet and some of them also have oscillating features to evenly spread heat throughout the room. The only flaw of these heaters is that they are not as energy efficient as 220-volt baseboard or convection heating systems.

Centrim Electric is one of the most reputable groups of electrical contractors in NJ and NY. We have a team of qualified electricians for the safe installation, maintenance and repair of electrical equipment in your homes and offices. Contact us today for timely installation of electrical heaters in your buildings and enjoy the festivities of the winter season in comfort!

 
 
 
 
Adding New Electrical Outlets
November 12th, 2012    Posted by George Trimarche |  Posted in Electricity | No Comments »  

Tired of using long extension cords whenever you need to use an electrical appliance across rooms? At times it may be necessary to install new electrical outlets in certain areas. If, for instance, you need to vacuum the car at least once or twice a month and do not have an electrical outlet there, it makes sense to add one. Installation of new electrical outlets may also be required during house renovation or extension of certain rooms. It goes without saying that adding electrical outlets is not an easy task and obviously you cannot play around electricity. Licensed electrical contractors in Manhattan are best suited for the job. Centrim Electric is one of the premier electrical contracting firms of New York, and New Jersey. Our team has years of experience in handling all kinds of electrical projects for residential, commercial and industrial premises. We have professionals to flawlessly install new electrical outlets at your premises.

How are electrical outlets installed? 

The first step is to locate an appropriate spot for the outlet. Electrical contractors also measure the length and breadth of the other outlets, if any, on the wall. In a standard American house are studs (on electrical cables) placed inside the wall at equal distances from each other. The outlet must be installed between two studs.

For the next step, a proficient electrical contractor ensures that there are no other electrical outlets or ducts running through the wall that has been chosen for the new outlet. The source and direction from where electrical power will reach the outlet, also need to be checked. A cut in outlet box is used for installation.

The electrician makes a hole in the wall to suit the size of the cut-in box. Right kind of wires are then attached from the new outlet to the power source – after this it is important to ensure that the outlet box is tightly attached on the wall and does not jiggle around. Further, the base metal wires must not be exposed anywhere along the line before the power is switched on to check the outlet.

Registered with electrical contractors association, Centrim Electric is a group of qualified and highly experienced electrical contractors in Manhattan. We work tirelessly to set the highest standards in electrical contracting services in the New York, New Jersey, and Tri-State Area. Contact us today for safe and hassle free installation of electrical systems at your premises.

 
 
 
 
Maintenance of Electrical Systems in Offices
November 8th, 2012    Posted by George Trimarche |  Posted in Electricity | No Comments »  

The network of electrical systems in an office is more complex than residential electrical systems. Besides central air conditioning and a lighting system, there is a large number of computers, projectors and other electrical equipment that are used daily. To ensure efficient performance of these and for safety of employees at work, it is obviously important to maintain this part of infrastructure well. This is exactly where professional and experienced electrical contractors in New York come into picture.

A small or medium sized enterprise may spend thousands of dollars on the maintenance of its premise. Periodic visits by licensed electrical contractors should also be a part of the office maintenance schedule. Testing & tagging is the backbone of any electrical maintenance program. The systems that ought to be checked by professionals include:

·         Power Outlet installation and fitting

·         Data Point Installation and advice

·         Electrical wiring and rewiring

·         Lighting fit outs

·         Electrical Installation

·         Cabling of computers

·         Phone and VoIP systems

·         Air Conditioning units and cables

·         Data cable fitting 

·         Automated doors and systems

·         CCTV and intercom systems

·         Emergency Lighting

All broken or poorly functioning equipment must be repaired or replaced on time to avoid inconvenience or accidents. Cracked plugs or sockets, burn out marks on wires, leads that are ripped or kinked, and equipment that bears signs of inappropriate usage are some of the things that should be repaired or replaced by experienced electricians. Over heating of equipment is also an indication of problem that must be checked. Poor lighting that affects the productivity of staff should not be neglected.  Fluorescent bulbs used in workplaces do get dull over time – do not wait for them to completely blow out before replacement.

By putting an electrical maintenance program in place, a business not only minimizes the possibility of costly repairs in future, but also improves the office environment for employee safety and productivity. As the licensed electrical contractors in New York and New Jersey, Centrim Electric offers contract maintenance services to all its commercial and industrial clients. With qualified and richly experienced personnel in our team, we have efficient electrical solutions for a variety of complex equipment and fixtures. Contact us today for installation, maintenance and repair of electrical systems in your organization. We also offer electrical services to residences across New York and New Jersey.

 
 
 
 
Electrical Contractors and Their Services
November 2nd, 2012    Posted by George Trimarche |  Posted in Electricity | No Comments »  

Electricians are responsible for installation of lights, wires, power outlets and other electrical components in homes and businesses. While you are thinking to restructure your house or renovate your office, you require an efficient electrical contractor in Brooklyn. Moreover, various industries who work on electrical equipment require regular examination of their electrical devices in order to ensure the wellbeing and protection of the people working there due to some electric failure. Industrial electrical contractors prove out to be the best solution in such situations. A team of skilled NJ electricians at Centrim Electric is well-versed in offering proficient services for installation, maintenance and repair of electrical appliances, electric circuits and other systems in homes and commercial premises.

Whatever your electrical needs are, whether it be a large scale project or merely the design of a smaller scale venture, an electrical contractor in Brooklyn can help you out efficiently. While carrying out the installation of electrical devices, the electricians prepare an estimate which includes the total cost of equipment, labor, materials and profit. With proper knowledge and experience, they form a perfect layout for your project. The professionals not only ensure proper fitting of electrical devices but also their smooth functioning as well. These contractors are well versed in their own domain of managing low voltage, installation of alarm, network installation and all other facilities.

Finding a suitable electronic servicing agency that features a positive reputation in the market can be a daunting task. One needs to be extremely careful with the approach in order to find the best options available. Centrim Electric is one such electrical contracting firm that provides quality services in New York and New Jersey. Our commercial electrical contractors in Brooklyn work for electrical installation, maintenance and repairs.

The team of commercial electrical contractors in Brooklyn has years of experience in electrical engineering. We invigorate your offices, hotels, restaurants and business with our updated electrical consulting services. Regardless of size and structure, Centrim’s team of commercial electrical contractors promises on-time completion of your project. Commercial electrician team saves your time and money. If you are looking for a good electrical contractor to renew or repair electrical appliances, then contact us today.

 
 
 
 
Safety Assurance by Electrical Contractors
October 22nd, 2012    Posted by George Trimarche |  Posted in Electricity | No Comments »  

Every appliance within a property calls for a periodic checking for installation, restoration, replacement or just a thorough inspection. It is very essential to take into account such activities because these can particularly help you in reassuring the safety of your home. A constant touch with a good service provider who can be at hand and endow you with an exclusive and guaranteed service can prove out to be really helpful. Centrim Electric is a full-service electrical contracting firm known for its reliability. Specializing in industrial and commercial accounts, Centrim Electric services smaller accounts with equal excellence.

Whenever one carries out a new construction it is necessary to give it a proper wiring in the most in proper hands. A building can not be completed without the proper electric installation. So Electric Contractors are there to help you. NJ electricians take contract of carrying out complete wiring of an organization or a home. They provide to you a complete list of the Electric Utility Services available according to your needs. There are a lot of companies to provide the installation of electric components but choosing the best in the field is a tough job to do when you are having no idea of it. It is always a better option to choose a company according to your requirements.

There are certain important things that are to be kept in mind whenever a new wiring of a building is to be done. Nowadays every appliance of daily use consumes a lot of power for functioning , so to give them proper amount of power required at the same instant to work we need more complexity of wires and junctions. Apart from all this, NJ electricians carry out an assessment on your existing electrics and inform you what needs updating. If a new rewire is needed, along with new distribution boards, power points and luminaries, the commercial electricians can provide you with a great price for the work that is involved.

Professional electricians at Centrim Electric have years of experience in their field and have successfully completed wiring and rewiring projects for homes and offices across New Jersey and New York. For the finest installation of electrical devices in your office within your budget, contact our team of commercial electricians today.