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Resources for Doing-It-Yourself

October 14, 2015 8:57 am Published by Comments Off on Resources for Doing-It-Yourself

Admit it - there is a part of us, primal or prima-donna, that loves to get our hands on something and transform it into a functional, useful item of beauty. One of the strengths of the internet is that for every time-saving shortcut or 'power to wow' that someone else learns, they can share it with everyone else - and empower all kinds of folks to follow in their footsteps. This can also be dangerous - botched attempts at home handyman, furniture finisher, or craft mistress that go crazily awry, not to mention the dangerous 'creative engineering' we've seen before...


Fire Prevention Week

October 7, 2015 8:08 am Published by Comments Off on Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week - October 4-10, 2015 Smoke Alarms Save Lives! This week - October 4th through the 10th - is Fire Prevention Week, thanks to the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association).


Best of the Springs Nominations 2016

October 5, 2015 10:20 am Published by Comments Off on Best of the Springs Nominations 2016

BEST OF THE SPRINGS NOMINATIONS FOR 2016! The Gazette Telegraph wants YOU to vote for your favorite anything & everything! From your favorite Actor to the best Yoga Teacher, your nominations will impact this years Best of the Springs nominees. If you would like to nominate Swartz Electric, Colorado Springs #1 Rated Electrician, for the upcoming 2016 Best of the Springs (or anyone else for that matter) - don't hesitate to click...


Copper vs Aluminum Conductors

September 30, 2015 7:21 am Published by Comments Off on Copper vs Aluminum Conductors

"I just bought this house - and our inspector said we have aluminum conductors mixed with copper and we have to get it replaced. How much will that cost? Is our house going to burn down? He said this was really serious!" Can electrical hazards be of vital importance? Absolutely! But as a homeowner and a consumer of service-oriented businesses like electricians, it's important to be informed and make good decisions - to understand why aluminum wiring was and can be considered hazardous, what methods can be used to remediate or eliminate such problems, and what it really means for homeowners who have aluminum wiring in their homes.


Ten Simple Steps to Going Green – Part 2

September 23, 2015 8:57 am Published by Comments Off on Ten Simple Steps to Going Green – Part 2

We all feel inclined to save money with everyday items and who doesn't want to leave a better planet for future generations? Given the opportunity, utilizing efficiency and conservation can and will save money (both long and short term). The best of all worlds is when you can save green, keep green, and leave green when you move out or on. These ten simple steps that require little to no financial investment and can reap rewards that your bank account - and the planet - will thank you for! This week we'll look at the next 5 from our Top Ten List


Ten Simple Steps to Going Green – Part 1

September 16, 2015 8:08 am Published by Comments Off on Ten Simple Steps to Going Green – Part 1

We all feel inclined to save money with everyday items and who doesn't want to leave a better planet for future generations? Given the opportunity, utilizing efficiency and conservation can and will save money (both long and short term). The best of all worlds is when you can save green, keep green, and leave green when you move out or on. These ten simple steps that require little to no financial investment and can reap rewards that your bank account - and the planet - will thank you for! This week we'll look at the top 5 from our Top Ten List!


Things To Know Before Buying An Electric Vehicle – Part 2

September 9, 2015 7:07 am Published by Comments Off on Things To Know Before Buying An Electric Vehicle – Part 2

One of our largest growing sections of business over the last year and a half has been Electric Vehicle charging stations. It doesn't sound very glamorous - but, we did install a Tesla destination charger at the Old Town Guesthouse in Old Colorado City. Most of these charging adapters or stations (or even just a high voltage, high amperage outlet to plug your PEV in to) end up in homeowners garages - and while that doesn't let us show off, we know we're doing an awesome job, everyday, for every customer! (Don't believe me? You can always check out our Google+, Yelp, or Customer Reviews to see just how awesome.)


Things To Know Before Buying An Electric Vehicle – Part 1

September 2, 2015 6:57 am Published by Comments Off on Things To Know Before Buying An Electric Vehicle – Part 1

One of our largest growing sections of business over the last year and a half has been Electric Vehicle charging stations. It doesn't sound very glamorous - but, we did install a Tesla destination charger at the Old Town Guesthouse in Old Colorado City. Most of these charging adapters or stations (or even just a high voltage, high amperage outlet to plug your PEV in to) end up in homeowners garages - and while that doesn't let us show off, we know we're doing an awesome job, everyday, for every customer! (Don't believe me? You can always check out our Google+, Yelp, or Customer Reviews to see just how awesome.)


Low Voltage Ceiling Grids

August 26, 2015 7:53 am Published by Comments Off on Low Voltage Ceiling Grids

The suspended ceiling is familiar to anyone who has worked in an office - a grid of tiles that hang overhead, creating conditioned space, suppressing sound, and yet allowing easy access to overhead systems such as HVAC, electrical, and media. They are so popular, in fact, that they have been moving into the residential and decorative realm. For building owners, these are quicker and cheaper than framing in a solid ceiling and drywall finishing, easier to maintain, and can be more appealing visually since there is such a huge diversity and design involved with ceiling tiles.