Monthly Archives: December 2012

Priority One Electric Discusses Aluminum Wiring

From the mid-1960s until the mid-1970s, aluminum wiring replaced copper wiring as the standard for residential electrical systems due to its lower costs. However, the new metal possessed defects that made it a less than suitable substitute.

Aluminum requires greater care and attention to operate at its optimum, and neglected wires can become electrical hazards. The higher electrical resistance of aluminum compared to copper necessitates that its conductors have a larger diameter to move the same amount of electricity. Less flexible than copper, aluminum breaks, corrodes, and rusts faster while also being more malleable and thus easier to deform.

People who want to determine if their residence contains aluminum wiring should contact a local electrician to perform an inspection.

About Priority One Electric:

With professional electricians such as Mike Sullivan and Dan Horan, Priority One Electric improves the safety of its clients’ houses, such as by removing aluminum wiring. To make an appointment with this firm and its many California locations, log onto www.priority1electricandservice.com.

Electric Car Charging Stations

Presented by Priority One Electric

As America has continued its path towards “green” living, citizens have recognized the financial and ecological benefits of owning electric cars such as the Chevy Volt. From the start of the electric car movement, a major concern among potential car buyers involved the availability of charging stations.

Three years after the wide-scale introduction of the electric car, the United States Department of Energy recognized more than 10,000 public electric car charging stations. That number does not include private charging stations in one’s personal garage.

Although people can find charging stations near them through the Internet and smart phone apps, they still feature some problems. For example, each station can only handle one car at a time. Additionally, one needs to spend an excessive amount of time at a station to get a significant amount of fuel; one typical model of electric car only receives 10 miles per hour of charging. However, some stations have recently begun offering a “battery swapping” option where a person can replace his or her car’s drained battery with a fresh, fully charged one.

About Priority One Electric:

Priority One Electric provides numerous residential electrical services from its branches in Sylmar, Summerland, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, and other cities in California. Fascinated by developments in electricity, one of its electricians, Daniel Horan, is interested in the electric car and electric car garages.