Cold Weather Kits for Generators

Cold Weather Kits for Generators Home Generators for the Winter Does your generator run sluggish on cold mornings? Does it take a long time to start up? Does the red light come on causing you to reset it often? If you said yes to any of these questions, you need a Cold Weather Kit. The Cold Weather Kit is a heater unit that is placed under the battery and on the oil filter which heats the oil, engine block and battery in weather under 30 degrees. The main purpose of the cold weather kit is to keep your generator running in
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Holiday Lighting Safety

Holiday Lighting Safety Electrical Safety Precautions With the holiday season upon us, it’s time for homes to be decorated in beautiful festive lights. However, with all these electrical devices covering your home, it’s important to take special precautions. Every year people obtain injuries, such as falls, cuts, and shocks while attending to holiday lights. Check out some tips on how to stay safety during the holiday season: Make sure you use lights that have been tested for safety. Check each set of lights for frayed or bare wire and throw out any damaged sets. If you find any burned-out bulbs, replace
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The Importance of Having a Generator for Your Business

The Importance of Having a Generator for Your Business Commercial Generators When you own and operate your own business, you have to be responsible for everything that happens. One thing that is important to have when running a business is having a backup generator. If for any reason that your power goes out during business hours, your business operations will be impaired until it’s restored and that may take up a lot of time. Reasons to Have a Generator for your Business: A backup generator can help avoid business interruptions and let continue business as usual until the power is
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Home Rewiring

Importance of Home Rewiring Rewiring your home is important because you want to protect the safety, convenience, and value of your home. If you have electrical wiring system that was installed in the 50s, 60s, 70s or 80s are not designed to withstand the amount of electrical usage that we use today. Signs you need to rewire your home: Flickering or dimming lights Sparking outlets Fuses that blow repeatedly Switches that are hot once you touch Burning odor from a room or appliance When it’s time to sell your home, buyers and mortgage lenders want to make sure that the home
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Benefits to Outdoor Landscape Lighting

Benefits to Outdoor Landscape Lighting If you spend a majority of your time outside around your home, you may want to consider getting quality outdoor landscape lighting. Installing lighting fixtures to your home can add beauty, security, and safety to the outside areas. Here are some benefits to installing landscape lighting: Functionality: Landscape lighting will allow you to utilize both the front and backyard even when the sun goes down. When you have the proper lighting outside you’ll still be able to garden or even host late night BBQs. Security: Lighting up the exterior of your home makes your house
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Home Electrical Rewiring

Home Electrical Rewiring Old electrical rewiring is one of the main causes of residential fires in the United States. It’s important to know if your home electrical system needs to be repaired or updated. If you house is older, you could be at a higher risk for electrical fires because your wiring could be damaged or outdated. You want to make sure your electrical system in your home up to proper code. Warning Signs That You Need New Electrical Rewiring: Regularly blown fuses or tripped breakers Dimming or flickering lights A burning smell Sizzling sound Loose outlets Discolored outlets and switch plate Light
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Why You Should Buy a Portable Generator

Why You Should Buy a Portable Generator A portable generator is a backup power supply for people to use in the event of an emergency power outage. The portable generator can also be used for recreational purposes, you can easily take it to wherever you need it and plug the appliances which you can power with it. A portable generator can come in handy for multiple reasons and even be a lifesaver.  Here are some reasons you might want a generator: In the case of a power outage at your home, with a portable generator, you will be able to power
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Surviving Winter Power Outages in NH

We’ve had a good run, New Hampshire, but sadly Winter has finally decided to descend upon us! With snow and ice arriving to cause damage to trees and powerlines, it’s only a matter of time before the first winter power outages arrive to test us. Here are some good tips on how to survive a power outage during cold weather: Be Prepared! Have flashlights and other battery-powered lights in stock, along with a supply of the appropriate batteries, just in case of winter power outages. Avoid using lighted candles, as these can represent a fire hazard, especially in the dry
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Merry Christmas from Cote Electric!

Christmas is almost here! Stockings, presents, Santa Claus, lights galore, caroling, red and green, silver and gold, old school Christmas movies and animations, traditional songs, donating, charity, and good will — and all of the wonderful things that come with Christmas are in full effect. Think we’ll get a white Christmas this year? Are you ready to bundle up by the fire, enjoy your twinkling Christmas tree, and open presents? We know we are! Here at Cote Electric LLC, we wanted to make sure we wished each and every one of our wonderful clients, team members, customers, and visitors a
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Thank You – And Thanks Electricity!

Around this time of year, a lot of people have many things to be thankful for. Friends, family, a roof over your head, a job… It clearly doesn’t stop there. While we here at Cote Electric are thankful for all of the above, plus our wonderful customers and clients, we can’t help but think about how thankful we are for electricity. We deal with electrical work every day, so of course it’s on our minds! Imagine, if you will, the first Thanksgiving. It was very different from what kind of Thanksgiving we have today. Imagine gathering outside during daylight hours
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