Circuit Breakers and Fuses

The Answer to Keeping You Cool this Summer… It’s Not What You Think!

We can all agree, the summer heat has arrived. While we love the heat when we’re relaxing by the pool or discovering a new beach or lake, we don’t love it inside our homes. Maybe you’ve noticed your home isn’t getting as cool as it did last year or it’s taking a lot longer for it to reach a desirable temperature? You may be on the market for a new HVAC system. But, you may be surprised to realize that when you replace or upgrade an HVAC system, you may need an electrician to replace or upgrade your electric service panel as well.

Circuit Breakers and FusesSo, how does your electric service panel have anything to do with your air conditioning system? Great question. Adding or upgrading any major appliance can take a toll on an old electrical system. Your current electrical panel may not provide adequate energy. If this is the case, any time you power up your new appliance, your circuit breaker will trip. This is because your electrical needs exceed your amp capacity. The result will be no electricity, no air conditioning, and lots of headaches!

Additionally, you should have one of our Sacramento or San Jose electricians upgrade your electric service panel if:

  • You own an older home with outdated electrical wiring
  • Circuits and fuses are frequently “blowing out”
  • Your computers or cell phones are being damaged by your electric outputs
  • You have frequent “brown outs”
  • You’re planning on “adding on” to your home

Don’t spend another hot summer day suffering inside your own home. Hiring an electrician to replace or upgrade your electric panel to a higher amperage might be your answer to keeping your air conditioner functioning properly. The result? A much cooler home! If you’ve just replaced your HVAC unit and are concerned your electrical panel may need to be upgraded, contact one of Main Stream Electric’s experienced panel replacement electricians for a free consultation. We offer convenient appointments and personalized electrical services. In Sacramento, call 916-439-5253 or in San Jose call 408-422-8730.

Energy Efficiency Retrofits

Ready for Some Serious Savings? LED lighting retrofit!

Energy Efficiency RetrofitsSee how a simple LED lighting retrofit can save your business bundles

If you are a commercial building owner, it’s time to consider a LED lighting retrofit. While you may have contemplated the idea in the past, it’s time to take action. There are huge financial incentives, rebates through your local municipality, government tax credits, deductions, and energy savings associated with LED upgrades. Here are just a few of the ways you can save with a new LED retrofit in your commercial space.

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E): PG&E offers financing with 0 percent interest to help pay for inefficient and worn-out equipment. Loans range from $5,000 to $100,000 and payments are through your PG&E energy statement. Click this link for more of what PG&E has to offer: http://www.pge.com/en/mybusiness/save/rebates/bybusiness/index.page

Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD): SMUD offers an Express Energy Solutions (EES) program to its commercial customers. This straightforward rebate program pays businesses to install new, energy-efficient equipment at their business location. Check out their website for more information. https://www.smud.org/en/business/save-energy/rebates-incentives-financing/express-energy-solutions.htm

They also offer a Small Commercial Deep Energy Retrofit (DER) demonstration program for qualified small businesses. For more information on this program, click here: https://www.smud.org/en/business/save-energy/rebates-incentives-financing/small-commercial-DER.htm

Silicon Valley Power (SVP): Silicon Valley Power offers rebates for commercial business owners who purchase new Energy Star® lighting equipment to reduce their energy costs. They also offer a separate rebate for new construction buildings. For more information: http://www.siliconvalleypower.com/for-businesses/energy-savings-and-rebates/rebates/lighting

Green Building Tax Deduction: If you’re ready to make big energy changes beyond an LED lighting retrofit, you should check out the 2016 Green Building Tax Deduction, also called “Section 179d”. This tax incentive offers new or existing building owners a one-time depreciation deduction of up to $1.80 per square foot for their installation of energy efficiency measures. Qualifying systems must reduce the building’s total energy and power cost by 50% or more. For more information, check out the full list of requirements here: https://www.poplarnetwork.com/news/5-green-building-tax-incentives-2015

Tax incentives can change year-to-year, so it’s best to move quickly so you don’t miss out.

Main Stream Electric has been providing our commercial customers with LED retrofits for many years and have experienced electricians who will get the job done right. Government tax incentives are only the beginning. When you choose Main Stream Electric for your commercial building LED retrofits, you’ll:

  • Reduce energy costs while providing the same amount of lumens
  • Reduce maintenance costs because typical LED life cycles are 10 years or more
  • Receive high quality installation by local, experienced Main Stream Electric electricians
  • Choose from multiple eye-catching, sleek lighting design options
  • Increase aesthetic value and communicate quality to your employees and customers
  • Increase employee productivity
  • Lower your cooling bills because LEDs give off very little heat

Why wait any longer? Start saving money today! Call Main Stream Electric today and one of our highly trained commercial electricians will help you with all your LED lighting retrofit needs.

Need electrical support for your retail space?

Main Stream Electric can help!

Metro PCS Commercial Electrical ProjectNo commercial electrical retail job is too big or too small for Main Stream Electric’s experienced electrical technicians. We recently were awarded a large electrical remodeling job for MetroPCS. As one of the leading providers of unlimited 4G LTE wireless services, this company needed experienced commercial electricians who could get the job done correctly and efficiently. The job included remodeling six corporate stores in Campbell, Santa Rosa, Sacramento, Modesto, Stockton, and Pittsburgh. The extensive project included a full electrical remodel of more than 35,000 square feet of sales floors.

This project had many facets and included a wide variety of commercial electrical updates. Our trained commercial electrical technicians completed the following services:

  • Relocating cash registers
  • Relocating voice data
  • POS & electrical
  • LED lighting installation on all displays
  • Relocating power and data to ATM and pay point stations

We understand that in order to be successful, businesses need to operate even during commercial electrical projects. We worked with MetroPCS to complete these projects in a timely manner. All six locations were completed over a 90-day period.

Superior Retail Installation, Maintenance, and Upgrades

Main Stream Electric provides all types of electrical retail installation, maintenance and upgrades. Whether your business needs lighting system repairs, the latest computer technology, or installation of surveillance cameras on the property, we’re here for you! Our expert commercial electricians will visit your establishment, examine the electrical system and recommend the best service options. Main Stream Electric only hires qualified, professional, and respectful electrical technicians and guarantees all our work.

You have better things to do than worry about your business’ electrical work. Whether you own a large, multi-facility business or you’re looking to set up your first start-up, we are dedicated to you – our customer. Contact Main Stream Electric today for a free estimate.