Commercial Energy Saving

Commercial Energy Savings and Audits

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Knowledge is power! Do you know how much money your business is wasting on electricity?

Your business can make leaps and bounds in profit by making adjustments and keeping operating costs at a minimum! You should be taking advantage of one of the ways to guarantee a return on your financial investments by increasing light quality while reducing energy consumption!

Here’s how it works:

  • Schedule a free energy analysis with Ru-Electrical or call 317-335-2067.
    An Ru-Electrical representative will come to your facility and collect the information necessary to identify energy-saving opportunities for your business.  The representative will need access to the entire facility, a short interview with company leadership and information regarding your current electric kilowatt-hour rate.
  • We provide a thorough analysis of your electrical usage along with recommendations to management within one weeks time. 
    We will also identify any opportunities or programs available to incentivize upgrades. Your Ru-Electrical representative will provide the analysis so that any question you could possibly have is addressed immediately.
  • If the ROI on our recommendation sounds beneficial to you, we’ll provide you with the project details. The best part of this whole thing is, most of our customers will not pay anything out of pocket.  We will show you how to immediately increase cash flow by utilizing our financing options. In many cases, the monthly payment for financing is actually less than the monthly savings on energy. Which for you means, you will be spending less each month even after upgrading your lighting! You can make more money and have top of the line lighting solutions! It’s a win-win!

Now think, as a business leader, is this something you can afford to miss out on? What other decisions are you able to make that will increase your business’s productivity, guarantee a return on your investment and make it more aesthetically pleasing? Not too many, so give us a call and let Ru-Electrical audit your business’s energy usage!

Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless Water Heaters

Water Heaters are an essential part of every home! Water heaters tend to go bad every 7 to 15 years. If your water heater is older, even though it is operational now, it doesn’t mean it won’t go out soon. Rather than waiting for the inevitable to happen and being forced to make an unpleasant, rapid replacement, you should plan ahead! If you let us check on the condition of your water heater, you won’t have to worry about taking that ice-cold shower at an inconvenient time!

Don’t take your hot water for granted, call Ru-Eletrical to get a brand new tankless water heater before the worst happens!

Why a tankless water heater?

One of the biggest benefits of tankless water hearts is that they generate hot water on demand instead of creating a constant source of hot water like traditional hot water heaters. If your water heater is continuously keeping a steady supply of hot water, that is a lot of energy and money wasted! These losses can account for up to 20% of a home’s yearly water heating expense! That’s a lot of money! With your new tankless water heater, you will no longer have to heat your water all day long, whether you’re actually at home or away on that vacation you deserve so badly. Not only will a tankless water heater save you energy and money, but they also take up significantly less space because there is no need for a bulky tank. In addition to these advantages, they also have seismic proof construction and may provide you with tax breaks and incentives!

Here are some signs you may need a new water heater

  • You don’t have hot water
  • Your hot water doesn’t last long
  • You have an older unit(over 7 years)
  • Tank appears rusted or corroded
  • There is moisture around your unit
  • Your unit emanates a weird smell
  • Your unit rumbles and makes excessive noise
  • Strange colored tap water

How can you get tax incentives?

You could be eligible for state and local tax incentives if you upgrade to a more energy-efficient hot water heater. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 grants homeowners tax credits up to 30% of the price for certain models of hot water heaters. Also, some utility companies have incentives and breaks for upgrading to a more efficient hot water heater.

If you’re sick of running out of hot water faster than you’d like and want hot water on demand for all of your water-using appliances, upgrade to a tankless water heater today!

Expert Installation

Removing an old water heater can be complicated because they can easily weight over 150 pounds and could potentially release scalding hot water if they are handled improperly. On top of that, it can be extremely dangerous because you will have to work with either natural gas, propane or electricity. Ru-Electrical technicians are trained and experienced in installing tankless waters heaters. We can seamlessly install your new tankless hot water heater for you and get you both energy/money savings and better, more efficient hot water heating!

Don’t waste any time! Call Ru-Electrical today and get the ball rolling!

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Transformers

For most types of transformers, whether it be commercial or industrial, Ru-Electrical has got you covered! We can help you with installation, repair or just a check-up! Give us a holler and see how we can help today!

What is a transformer?

A transformer is a passive electrical device that transfers electricity from one electrical circuit to one or multiple circuits. It can increase or decrease voltage that is transferred so it can operate at appropriate and safe voltages.

Different types of Transformers

Laminated Core

This is the most common type of transformer. They are used in electrical power transmissions and appliances to convert main voltage to low voltage to give power to electronic devices. They come in power ranges from milli-watts to Megawatts.

Isolation Transformers

These allow two appliances to be connected without power being directly routed from one device to another. They are used in situations where it is safer to isolate a single piece of equipment from the source of power.

Toroidal Transformers

Toroidal Transformers are unique because they allow the transfer of electricity from one circuit to another one without a change in frequency. They use electromagnetic induction to reduce losses, physical size and weight of switch-mode power supplies. They use a circular formation to minimize the length of wire needed and helps prevent electromagnetic interference.

Pad-Mounted Transformers

These types of transformers can be used outside buildings where conventional unit substations might not be appropriate because they are built with tamper-resistant construction, meaning they do not require fencing.

They are popular because of their flexible, low profile design and are ideal for places like schools, offices, restaurants, and local businesses.

Cast Coil Transformers

These transformers have a high dielectric strength and can handle overvoltages, electrical stress, and thermal stress well.  In addition, these transformers generally have a long life and require little maintenance. Due to the cast coil windings, moisture and airborne contaminants do not affect the transformer.  These transformers are good in facilities like food and beverage production, pharmaceutical production, automotive production, medical production, and pulp and paper production.

If you have any questions, concerns or want us to help you in any way with your transformers, we’d love to hear from you at Ru-Electrical! Can’t wait to hear from you!

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Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detectors

Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless flammable gas that is slightly less dense than air and is fatal to humans even in extremely small doses. Carbon monoxide is the most common type of air poisoning in many countries. However, carbon monoxide poisoning can be prevented entirely with the use of a simple carbon monoxide detector.

Is your home safe?

Due to the fact that carbon monoxide is impossible to detect for a human, it can be very important to prepare for a mishap. Not only is it impossible to detect without the proper device, but you could potentially die in your sleep from it before you even exhibit symptoms. If you are awake and experience any of these symptoms, it could be from carbon monoxide:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Sleepiness
  • Fatigue
  • Lightheadedness
  • Vomiting
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Confusion
  • Chest Pain

Where does Carbon Monoxide come from?

Carbon monoxide can be produced by any fuel-burning device. Some of the main sources in your home include furnaces, dryer vents in a drying machine, fireplaces or chimneys. If any of these are in areas with poor ventilation, carbon monoxide can build up and cause issues. It is important to have these regularly serviced and cleaned by a professional to help prevent any potential issues. 

What can you do to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning?

  • Have CM detectors installed in your home… At the very minimum one per level of your home and one outside each bedroom
  • Have your appliances checked by a professional at least once per year
  • Be sure to use proper ventilation when using your fireplace
  • Check and change the batteries every 6 months
  • Never run a generator or vehicle inside, even if the garage is open
  • Do not use flameless chemical heaters indoors
  • Only use grills outside with proper ventilation
  • If you can’t afford a CM detector, contact your local fire department. They have programs set up to help out

Smoke Detectors

On average seven people die per day in U.S. home fires and over the course of each year $6.7 billion in damages occur. The easiest way to prevent a fire from affecting you or your loved ones is with the use of smoke detectors!

In many places, they are required by law but you should always make sure you have them in the proper areas and they are up to date and functional!

The two different types of smoke detectors

Photoelectric

  • Responds to a reduction in light caused by smoke entering an internal photocell
  • Responds quickly to smoldering fires
  • Less likely to send out a false alarm
  • One downside is this type will not tell you when the batteries are dead

Ionization

  • Passes a current between two electrodes and responds to a disruption of this current when smoke enters the smoke detector
  • Less expensive and responds faster to fires
  • When the batteries start to fail the alarm will sound, notifying you that it is time to change them
  • The biggest flaw is it can’t tell the difference between smoke and steam, so it will give you false alarms

Where should I place my smoke detectors?

The best places for smoke detectors include bedrooms, stairways, halls, and garages. The national fire protection agency recommends replacing them every 10 years. Make sure your family is safe, have Ru-Electrical come check out your home!

Here are some tips to make sure your home is as safe as possible:

  • Have at least one smoke detector per floor in your home
  • Never place them in drafty areas(near doors or windows)
  • Always check and change your batteries at least once per year, preferably twice per year
  • Clean your smoke detectors regularly with your vacuum to prevent the build-up of dust
  • Always have at least one fire extinguisher somewhere in your home
  • Create an emergency plan with your family in the event of a fire
  • If you can’t afford one, contact your local fire department because they have programs to help people

How do you know if your smoke alarm is working?

The first step is to use the press to test button on the smoke alarm. The alarm should go off and will let you know if the battery is connected and working. The second step is to light a match near it and see if it will make it go off. If not, blow it out and see if the smoke from the match will cause it to sound. If it still won’t go off, you may have a faulty alarm that will need to be replaced. Remember, just because it appears to be on, does not mean it is working properly.

There is no reason at all to put your family and your possessions at risk, when such easy steps can be taken to prevent disaster. Contact Ru-Electrical to check your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors and give your family peace of mind!

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Motion Sensors and Security lighting

Sensors can be used for your safety and protection. They respond to changes in either light, temperature or movement. Using these either inside or outside can help you not only with safety but can also make your home or business more energy-efficient!

Outdoor motion sensors

Security lights can either be used by your front door or your garage to enhance your security and give you peace of mind! These are best installed at the entrances or exits to your home or business and come with many benefits.

Security

Security is one of the biggest benefits of all. If someone approaches your home at night a light turning on will instantly scare them away. There were a series of break-ins in my community, and after hearing this I decided to install motion sensor lights pointing at my car, guess who never had a break-in… it was me.

Convenience

Are your friends coming over and you forgot to turn the light on for? No worries, when they approach they will be greeted warmly with your new lights! Not only that but perhaps you forgot to leave your porch light on for yourself when you come home, no more struggling to find the keyhole. Your light will shine and give you the vision you need

Money Saved

As you read before, less chance of burglary = more money saved, simple as that. This could also prevent accidents and maybe even lower your insurance costs! You will also be living a greener life, using less energy because you won’t need to leave your lights on all the time. Not only will you be helping the environment, but you will also be saving electricity costs as well!

It just looks nice

Motion sensor lights have a huge curb appeal! It can make your house look better, giving you that high-class vibe.

Motion Sensors for inside your home

They can either be mounted on the ceiling or on your wall like a light switch. Occupancy sensors use a motion sensor to detect when your room is occupied and then after a period of time where no activity is detected will shut off on their own. You can even get occupancy sensors that adjust the amount of light put out based on the time of day. There are motion sensors designed for different parts of your home such as bathrooms, stairways, and halls. They come with a bunch of perks including:

Energy Efficiency

Going green is in and motion sensors are a great way to put the environment first. Sensors inside your home can reduce lighting electricity consumption anywhere from 15% all the way up to 90% depending on the type of lights used and how often you are moving around your home. The best places to start are areas that are intermittently used such as bathrooms and garages and can offer over 90% savings on lighting.

Safety

Having these sensors in potentially dangerous areas like stairwells and bathrooms can help prevent accidents from happening!

Convenience

Never again will you have to worry about trying to find that light switch in the dark or trying to hit the lights with your hands full.

Are Motion Sensors right for you?

Quit worrying about if your kids are leaving the lights on while you’re gone or whether or not someone is going to hurt themselves in the dark! Installing Motion Sensor lighting will give you peace of mind in so many areas of your life. Whether you are trying to save money or improve your security, this is a great option for everyone!

Contact Ru-Electrical to find out how we can help you go green and increase your security!

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How GFCI Outlets Could Save Your Life

Electricity always flows in one direction, positive to negative, aka ground. When you plug in an electrical device to an outlet it completes a circuit allowing electricity to flow through the device, giving it power. A ground fault occurs when a current takes an unintended path to ground, causing a shock. 

When outlets were first created, they had no safety features. If you were to drop a hair dryer in the bathtub, for example, it could cause a dangerous amount of electricity to flow through the water into the metal pipes and if you were in the water, could cause immediate death from electrocution. Obviously this is an outcome no one wants, so to combat this, the GFCI outlet was created. 

How do GFCI outlets work?

A GFCI or ground fault circuit interrupter senses any unwanted mismatches in current as small as 4 or 5 milliamps(mA) and can react as quickly as 1/30th of a second. Currents above 10 mA can shock humans rendering them frozen, and in some cases, as little as 2 seconds of continued exposure can lead to death. But do not fear, safety standards imposed in the 1970’s require GFCIs to be placed in areas of high electrical shock risk such as, bathrooms, kitchens and garages.

Identifying, Operating and Testing GFCI Outlets

A GFCI can be identified by a reset and test button on the outlet. If the outlet is tripped, it can be manually reset with the reset button. If you are worried your outlets may not be operating properly, utilize the test feature. Simply plug an electrical device into the outlet and press test. If it will not turn on after this, your outlet is safe! Remember to reset it afterwards. If your outlet is tripping on its own often, it may be worth getting an electrician to investigate the matter.

Installation and DIY

In older homes GFCI outlets may not be in use, so make sure to look around for these outlets and if you do not have them, immediately contact an electrician to install them. If you are familiar with basic electrical wiring and you prefer the DIY method, follow these simple steps from this installation guide.

  1. Remove the outlet: Turn off the power at the main circuit panel and remove the old outlet. Disconnect the wires by clipping them close to the outlet.
  2. Strip the wires: Strip the insulation from the wires to expose the amount of wire shown on the stripping gauge located on the back of the GFCI plug receptacle. Connect the hot and neutral wires that provide power to the “line” terminals of the GFCI plug. The terminal for the neutral wire will be marked “white” or “neutral.”
  3. Connect other outlets: Remove the tape covering the “load” terminals and connect the wires leading to another outlet or outlets to these terminals. Again, the white neutral terminal will be marked. Fold the wires back into the box and screw on the GFCI receptacle and cover plate.
  4. Label the outlets: Attach the “GFCI-protected outlet” label to the downstream outlets. Test the downstream outlet by plugging in the GFCI tester and pressing the test button. The lights on the tester should go out. Press the reset button on the GFCI to reenergize the outlet.

Outlets with only 2 slots(missing the bottom hole) may indicate older outdated wiring and should only be replaced by a licensed electrician. Only outlets with 3 wires should be replaced by DIY’ers. An outlet with 5 wires indicates that it is located at the end of an electrical circuit, is more complicated and again will require a licensed electrician.

Limitations

Ensure you don’t plug too many devices into one extension cord that is using a GFCI outlet. Also any appliance that generates over 240 amps and some appliances with heating elements are not compatible with GFCI outlets and can trip them. Some examples of these are:

  • Stoves
  • Dryers
  • Irons
  • Some hair dryers
  • Toaster ovens

Should you be using GFCI outlets?

Absolutely!!! Here are some of the benefits of using these outlets:

  1. First and foremost is protection from shock. This is especially important if you have young kids crawling around. Your GFCI outlet will prevent them from any damaging or potentially fatal shocks. 
  1. They have the added benefit of preventing fires, working alongside your electrical fuses. One more level of protection is always desired. 
  1. A GFCI outlet can also prevent damage to electronics and appliances. You don’t want that brand new flat screen TV to short circuit, and a GFCI outlet can prevent just that.

If you’re concerned your GFCI outlets may not be operating properly or just want some added protection in any location in your home, send us your info in the contact box below and we would love to share how we can help save your family from dangerous mishaps.

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Wiring Updates

Your appliances and electronics in your home always work fine, but does that mean your wiring is up to date? Not necessarily. You should consider having a professional inspect your houses wiring, especially if your home is older than 40 years old.

Installing proper wiring does more than just ensure your safety, it means your home will stay reliable, and enhance its functionality.

Telltale Signs Your Home May Need a Wiring Upgrade

Older wiring

Aluminum, non-metallic and non-tube wiring are all examples of older wiring that may need to be replaced in your home to assure your safety. Older wiring also runs the risk of being frayed or having loose connections, which could cause shorts or grounding problems.

Two Pronged Outlets

If your outlets are missing the third hole on the bottom, it is a huge safety hazard. This third hole(earth ground) is there to prevent the current from traveling through you, making you the ground.

Not Using GFCI Outlets

GFCI outlets are used in high moisture areas to protect you from shock. They can be identified by a test and reset button on the front of the outlet. Use of these is not only helpful but required in many areas of your house.

Missing AFCIs

AFCIs also known as arc fault circuit interrupters, are a type of circuit breaker that breaks the circuit when it detects an electrical arc in the circuit. It can distinguish between a harmless arc sometimes caused by motor driven vacuum cleaner or furnace motor and a dangerous arc for example a lamp cord with a broken conductor.

Lacking Power

Modern homes require 100 to 200 amps of power and if your house has old wiring it could only be running on 60 amps. With technological advances your electronics and appliances need an adequate power supply or run the risk of becoming damaged or completely broken.

Your Wiring Needs

Ensuring your wiring is up to par not only sets you up now but for the future as well. With electronics becoming an ever important part of our lives, make sure your home is ready to stand up to whatever the future brings. Contact Ru-Electrical and we will ensure your home is up to the highest standard ready to handle all of your electrical needs!

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Circuit Breaker Replacement

A circuit breaker may be one of the most important safety features for your home to have. When too much electricity flows through the electrical wiring in your building, a circuit breaker allows for the current flow to be stopped before starting a fire or causing any other issues. A circuit breaker is one of the simplest fixes for what could be a potentially deadly problem in your home. Is your circuit breaker up to date or is it struggling to meet the load demands? Ru-Electrical can help.

Benefits of Circuit Breaker Replacement

  • Reduce the risk of fire, protecting all your valuables
  • Prevent damage to expensive electronics and appliances from electrical surges
  • Avoid interruptions to your internet connection or loss of data from your computers
  • Ease of mind knowing your home is safe from electrical damage

Professional Installation will ensure your safety

Are you up to speed on the safety code for installation of circuit breakers? It’s always better to let a professional take care of installation to guarantee you are up to safety standards and can live stress free from electrical issues in your home. Not only can improper installation lead to safety and insurance issues but it will leave you vulnerable to fires, putting your family in danger.

You may experience in the worst case, the loss of your home from a carelessly installed breaker. Shock hazard is another major worry, when installing a circuit breaker. Better to let your mind be at ease by letting RU-Electrical handle your installations. We will ALWAYS do the job right the first time and set you up for success.

Our guarantee is leaving your home with you having a newly found peace of mind. After your new circuit breakers are put in place you’ll never have to worry about running multiple appliances at the same time. Electrical fire worries will be a thing of the past.

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How to Wire a Hot Tub

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How To Wire A Hot Tub

Warning: Wiring a hot tub is an advanced job. Most electricians that attempt to wire a hot tub will get it wrong.

Make sure you hire a certified local hot tub electrician that is familiar with the building codes and experienced in wiring spa tubs to guarantee your safety.

It is also important to note that this is typically a two-man job. A professional crew should be able to complete this project in 4-8 hours. To speed the process a third person is recommended.

Tools And Materials You Will Need To Install Hot Tub Wiring:

Tools

  • Marker
  • Knife
  • Wire Strippers
  • Screwdrivers
  • Hole Saws
  • Power Drill
  • Impact Drill
  • Wood Drill Bits
  • Masonry Drill Bits
  • Saws All
  • Shovels
  • Gloves
  • Tape Measure
  • Fish Tape
  • Flash Light
  • Conduit Heater
  • Level

Materials

  • Electrical Tape
  • Conduit
  • PVC Glue
  • Breakers
  • Wire
  • Manual Disconnect Box
  • Seal Tite Conduit
  • Pipe Fittings
  • Pipe Straps
  • Masonry Screws
  • Drywall Screws
  • LB Conduit Body
  • Wire Nuts

What Does The National Electrical Code Say About Hot Tub Wiring

The National Electrical Code or NEC requires that hot tub installations meet their regulatory safety standards. It is important to follow these codes and your local codes very closely.

NEC CODE: OUTDOOR 240V HOT TUB INSTALLATION:

  • Any outlet supplying power to the tub must be GFCI protected
  • Installation of an approved manual disconnect device must be within line of sight of the spa.
  • The disconnect must be adjacent to the tub and no closer than 5 feet away.
  • Buried wires must be at least 18 inches deep.
  • Bonding: the neutral and ground are bonded only in the main breaker panel at the designated bonding point

Step One: Plan The Installation

Planning the installation is simple but important. Your electricians are going to need to determine where to place the disconnect and how to run the wires from the panel, through the disconnect, and into the hot tub.

Does The Wire Go Inside Or Outside?

An experienced hot tub electrician will determine the shortest distance from the panel to the disconnect. The wire can be run through the inside of the home either in the attic, through a crawlspace or in the basement. If the wiring is run through a basement or crawlspace a hole will need to be drilled through the foundation. This is going to require a large impact drill with a masonry drill bit that is large enough to allow the conduit to pass through.

Where Does The Disconnect Go?

According to the national electrical code, the disconnect must be adjacent to the hot tub, in the line of sight of the hot tub and no closer than 5 feet away. Our electricians will typically place the disconnect on a nearby wall and try to make it where it is somewhat out of the way but still in a safe location.

Where Does The Conduit And Wire Go?

We usually try to hide or bury the conduit coming from the panel to the disconnect as well as to the hot tub. We do this either by trenching 18 inches down and running any conduit that we can inside the house’s crawlspace or basement.

The conduit coming from the panel may be visible, depending on the installation path.

The hot tub tail will be visible as it goes into the hot tub unless the tub and installation allow a bottom entry point.

Not All Hot Tubs Have Bottom Entry

It’s important to check with the manufacturer to make sure that you can drill a hole into the bottom of the tub. Certain manufacturers place components all across the bottom that will break if a hole is drilled into the bottom of the spa.

Step Two: Install The Disconnect

Mounting The Hot Tub Disconnect

The disconnect can be mounted to a nearby wall or post. Again, the disconnect must be at least five feet away, adjacent to the tub, and within eyesight of the spa.

The disconnect must be level and high enough off the ground to enable the conduit and wires to enter and exit without interference. Open the disconnect, find the holes on the backside for attaching the disconnect to the mounting surface, mark the holes and screw the box in place.

Step Three: Install The Wiring And Conduit

Where Does The Conduit Go?

The conduit is used for any wiring that runs outside of the house. Typically an outdoor run will come from the backside of the main electrical panel, through the siding of the home and into an LB conduit body. The rest will then be trenched to the disconnect. Additionally, another run from the disconnect to the spa is also trenched or run underneath a deck if possible.

In the case of an indoor wire run, the conduit will start as soon as the wire exits the home. A hole is usually drilled through the foundation and then an LB conduit body is used as an attachment point for the conduit. From the LB the rest of the conduit is trenched to the disconnect or strapped along the bottom side of the home if trenching is not an option.

Trenching: How Deep Does The Conduit Have To Be?

The conduit must be buried 18 inches below surface level. This is to protect the wires and anyone who might be digging in the area.

Strapping: How Often Should The Conduit Be Strapped?

Our team of electricians are trained to place a strap every 4-5 feet of conduit. This will keep the conduit from sagging and prevent any single ten-foot section from coming loose should one strap fail.

Installing The Wire: How Is It Done?

Running Wire From The Panel To The Disconnect

The wire is run from the panel to the disconnect. The wire can be run below the house, above the house, or around the outside of the house. Any wiring inside of the house will not need to be run in conduit. Any wire outside of the house will need to be run in conduit.

The use of a fish tape is absolutely necessary when pulling wire through a conduit. This is also where it helps to have two people. One electrician will be feeding the wire into the pipe while the other is pulling the fish tape.

Once the wire is inside of the disconnect it can be terminated to the appropriate connections inside of the box.

Running Wire From The Disconnect To The Hot Tub

Once the disconnect is terminated the wire will be made into a tail and installed from the disconnect to the hot tub. This section often involves a piece of seal tight conduit aka waterproof conduit that connects directly to the panel inside of the tub.

The wires going into the tub are then terminated at the appropriate connections according to the hot tub’s wiring diagram.

Terminating The Main Electrical Panel Connections

The last step to installing the wiring is to terminate the connections inside the panel. It is important to do this last. If the wires are not connected to the panel during install you reduce the risk of electrocution. Remember Safety first.

Assuming that the electrical panel can handle a new hot tub installation the appropriate breakers are in place, and the correct wires have been used and terminated everywhere else, its time to turn on the power.

Once the power is on it is time to test everything to make sure that the tub is ready to be powered on.

Step Four: Test The Hot Tub Wiring Installation

How Is The Wiring Tested?

The wiring can be tested in a few ways. Using a set of electrical testers an electrician can make sure the wires have no ground faults and proper continuity. Additionally, testing each of the GFCI components is part of the process. Last but not least, after the tub is filled with water, turn on the spa’s controls and activate the jets.

Step Five: Clean Up

Our electricians are trained to never leave a mess. Always try to make the job site look better than when you arrived.

The first step to cleaning up is picking up all the spare parts and any trash that might have been created.

Then the trench can be backfilled and the sod is placed as neatly as possible over the trench.

The final step is to broom the work areas and run a vacuum if needed to collect any dust and debris.

Hiring a Hot Tub Electrician

If you’re in the market for a hot tub or you have already purchased one we would be glad to help you with your spa’s electrical installation.

Our electricians are trained and experienced hot tub electrician’s and they will make sure your hot tub installation goes smoothly and safely.

Contact RU Electrical Service

For any questions you have or if you would like us to quote your install you can reach us by phone, text, or email.

SAVE MONEY ON ELECTRIC BILLS THIS SUMMER

SAVE MONEY ON ELECTRIC BILLS THIS SUMMER

With hot weather well on its way, air conditioners will be running at full blast. It’s important to think about ways to cut down on the inevitable electricity costs that are sure to come with the quest for keeping cool this summer.

Here are just a few quick tips to consider when you want to cut down on the electric bill during the summer’s sweltering heat.

1.Maintenance Check: Be sure that your home wiring and outlets are in perfect operating order. Faulty wiring could lead to more than just an increase in electricity costs; outdated or damaged wiring can cause significant damage to your home’s value and the people inside.

2.Turn Everything Off: You may be tempted to leave that fan plugged in so that your home doesn’t turn into a sauna while at you’re at work. While it’s understandable to want a cool and refreshing house, leaving appliances continually running can lead to exaggerated electric bills and can also cause those appliances to stop working prematurely.

3.Efficiency: Small appliances use significantly less electricity. Instead of having a toaster that can hold an entire loaf of bread – maybe try the traditional two slot toaster. Energy-conserving light bulbs can also help to conserve electricity and save money because they don’t have to be replaced as frequently as incandescent bulbs.

The certified and knowledgeable Indianapolis electricians at RU Electrical Service know how expensive energy bills can become in extreme weather. That’s why, as a highly recommended electric company in Indianapolis, we try to prove good service and helpful advice for all of our clients. Call RU Electrical Service today at 317-683-5902, and we’ll be happy to help you.