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Hoffman Thermal Audit
5/26/2021

With the weather heating up outside, the temperature inside your enclosures is heating up as well…which means it’s time for a nVent HOFFMAN free Thermal Audit Service.

Why It's Important to have Local nVent HOFFMAN Enclosure Inventory
2/23/2021

In your fast-paced business world, demands are unpredictable. When deadlines change, what you do not need to be worrying about is delayed enclosure shipments.

Why Buying Local is Better Than Buying Big Box
1/22/2021

Certainly, the buying power of big box stores outweighs that of most electrical distributors, including McNaughton-McKay. With their national stock agreements that allow them to buy in bulk from manufacturers, they get the edge on pricing which is sometimes transferred to you. But, is the price the only thing that matters?

What Are Two Kinds of Energy?
11/5/2020

There are two kinds of energy that create electricity: renewable and non-renewable. Oil and coal are non-renewable sources of energy. When we use up the resources, there is no way for them to be replenished. Renewable energy, on the other hand, comes from sources that can be replenished.

6 Ways to Lower Your Electricity Bill this Summer
7/6/2020

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the typical U. S. residential household will use approximately 3,080 kilowatt hours of electricity this summer. EIA states that 87% of homes use air conditioning which accounts for 17% of annual residential electricity costs.

A Light Fixture That Disinfects Your Workspace
5/11/2020

Do you know there are lighting systems available that automatically treat harmful microorganisms suspended in the air you breathe, are trapped on the objects you pick up and live on surfaces you touch?

Can You Name That Electrical Symbol?
2/4/2020

As a fun way to start off 2020, let us take a little electrical symbol quiz. How important are electrical symbols in our industry? Play along and see if you can score 100%.

The Advantage of Using a PESD Beyond Meeting Safety Regulations
10/1/2018

Permanent Electrical Safety Devices (PESDs) diminish the probability of shock hazards and arc flash. They come in the form of voltage indicators, voltage portals and combination units of the two.  

Did You Know That the NFPA Offers Free Access To The NEC® Code Book?
8/20/2018

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) vision is to be the leading global advocate for the elimination of death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. The National Electric Code (NEC) is just one way that the NFPA fulfills their mission.

Electrical Slang A – Z
Lee Ann Ireland6/21/2018

Back in August of 2017, Electrical Construction and Maintenance began publishing articles called The World of Electrical Slang. I went through the website and picked some of my favorites.