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Code of Ethics
Robert Turner Electric Company Incorporated is in business to supply a service to the customer and, in return, make a reasonable profit for services rendered and materials supplied. We hold high the ideals of honesty, fairness and respect for others.
Fairness will be maintained in our pricing and quality of parts being supplied. We will always use new parts and materials and warranty them for a period of no less than 30 days. Should it be necessary to install used parts, the customer will be informed of this information and it is to be priced accordingly.
Honesty means giving the customer the best electrical work possible at the agreed price. We will always follow the codes of the local government authority, using the National Electrical Code rules as our minimum standard.
We provide essential maintenance to all customers!
Daniel Day2019-01-23T04:31:25+00:00January 20th, 2019|
Most people with a patio and deck find them
most enjoyable after the sun sets. It’s more than just coming home from work
and sitting back in a relaxing environment – a well-lit deck will give off a
special feel that can’t be replicated with any amount of daylight.
You might have constructed the perfect patio and deck but now find yourself scratching your head when it comes to lighting the place up. Here are 3 great options you can count on for your patio, deck, or landscape lighting needs.
Pathway and floor lighting
Floor lighting will create an amazing atmosphere
around your patio and deck, provided you have a small understanding of what
you’re doing. The margin of error is quite wide here – most forms of floor
lighting will generally be a good choice.
That being said, there’s lots of patterns and
lamps to choose from. For example, you could go for pathway lighting that ends
up circling around the patio, making the whole area similar to a landing strip.
You could also opt for ‘randomly’ placed lighting throughout the yard.
There are a few things to watch out for with
floor lighting, though. You’ll want to position the lamps – or rather, the
bulbs – so that they don’t shine directly in anyone’s eyes. Since floor
lighting generally needs to be powerful, this becomes all the more important.
Another thing to keep in mind is that floor lighting tends to be static and
usually requires installation of both lamps and electrical wiring. You might
not be able to do this yourself, and hiring an electrician will act as an
This type of lighting helps give patios and
decks that magical nighttime feel they’re so often geared towards. With motion
lighting, you’ll save time and effort as you won’t need to worry about
constantly turning certain bulbs on or off. Furthermore, motion-activated
lights actually provide better overall illumination, as you can install
additional lamps in less-utilized areas of your yard and forget about them
until they’re needed.
For all their style, motion-activated lights
can sometimes prove bothersome to people. You might find yourself wanting to
illuminate a part of your yard where nobody is present – for these cases, make
sure to install motion lighting that comes with a standard ‘On’ switch as well.
It’s also worth mentioning that motion-activated lighting options tend to be
pricier than their regular counterparts, both to purchase and install.
Lighting as part of a fan
If your area experiences hot summers, there
are few better ways of lighting your patio and deck than with fan lights. These
are a great way to make lighting as inconspicuous as possible while still being
powerful enough. Most home owners opt for a large overhead fan with a single ambient
light, although smaller fans are also an option.
While fan lighting is generally placed at
the fan’s center, you can also opt to place the bulbs behind the blades. This
will create a unique lightshow for you and your visitors whenever the fan is
running, but be warned – not everyone will find this option pleasant.
Daniel Day2018-09-13T17:13:31+00:00September 13th, 2018|
Depending on where you live, the size and shape of your roof, and your existing electric bill, solar panels could save you a heap on your energy costs. Some states and home locations are, obviously, sunnier than others. But, all homes can benefit from solar power, even after dark or homes surrounded by trees and shrubbery (when your home will run of stored power generated during the day). Talking with a certified installer is the only way to know for sure. Although, it’s practically guaranteed that you’ll see cost reductions in the first month.
Natural Source of Energy
The most obvious cost-saving benefit of solar power is that it’s a naturally occurring source of energy. It doesn’t cost anything to manufacture, so it is by default cheaper than other energy sources. The panels commonly installed on home and office roofs convert anywhere between 15 and 18 percent of the sun’s light into energy, which doesn’t sound like a lot, but it is when you consider that not even one percent costs a penny. Of course, a fairly new idea is solar companies leasing roof space from homeowners and then turning around and selling the energy collected back to the homeowner at a price much lower than normal electricity.
Advancements in the development of solar power systems for your home continue to make them a more affordable choice. For nearly twenty years, the price of solar panels has fallen drastically, making them a smart choice, especially in cases of brand new installations. An average price for solar panel installation is around $10,000 (just an estimate, remember?), but your home will reap the long-term benefits as long as it stands. The lifespan of solar panels has been cultivated to be anywhere from 25 to 40 years. There is virtually no upkeep, either.
Not only will solar panels save homeowners money monthly on energy bills, but they will also save money in lump sums since some states offer tax breaks. You can save up to 30 percent – or monetary incentives for people willing to switch to solar systems. There is even a program, the power purchase agreement, which lets homeowners implement total-home solar power systems with no down payment, making the change even more affordable.
Lower Your Electric Bills
Over time, in certain states homeowners can reduce monthly power bills by one-fourth. Homes in other states may not see quite that much of a cut, but ten percent off every month for a lifetime isn’t too bad, either! In any event, solar power saves money. Keep in mind, too, that current electrical prices are, by no means, locked in. Just because you’re fine with your electrical bill now, don’t be surprised when it inflates by 3, 5 or even 10 percent in the coming years.
Besides bills, solar panels can save homeowners money in other ways, too. For example, installing a solar system increases the value of a home. So, when it comes time to sell, the home could appreciate in value 10% more in the same amount of time. Additionally, the home will sell twice as fast as it would have before having the system installed.
Daniel Day2018-06-19T09:57:02+00:00July 18th, 2018|
Every day, we are surrounded by one of the most important innovations of all time, electricity. While it is a force of energy used all over the world, before discovering it, people have been living for centuries without it, which you could imagine contributed to one dark world at night with the exception of a candle here and there.
Nevertheless, even though humans have survived without it, the chances of the human race thriving without it is highly unlikely.
This is due to development and growth that was possible as a result of the production of electricity. The moment the idea was presented to the world that electricity could be created and bring the world to life, was the moment that everything changed.
It is not only used to switch on the lights in your house and allow you to conveniently cook, clean and go about your day or work as you would normally today, but it also involves supporting of a lot of different industries, which one of the biggest includes technology. If the idea of electricity and the process of creating it didn’t occur, there wouldn’t have been any technology and life would remain the same.
The Importance of Electricity in Our Daily Lives
Starting with your house, electricity is important for operating all appliances, entertainment, lighting and of course, all technology.
When it comes to travelling, electricity is important for the use of electric trains, aeroplanes and even some cars.
If you think about facilities such as schools, medical facilities such as hospitals and retail facilities, all need electricity to run efficiently. When it comes to the medical field, electricity allows for the availability of X-Rays, ECG’s and instant results regarding blood tests, as well as anything else. It allows for a more efficient medical practice in these facilities. Electricity is also important for the purpose and operation of machines such as computers or monitors that display data to enhance medicine. Without electricity, hospitals and medicine would not be able to be advanced and cure illnesses, which would also result in more casualties.
Where Does Electricity Come From?
Few people know how electricity is generated, which seems unreal as it is one of the most important components we use every single day. It is in fact generated from the following sources:
Wind energy with the use of windmills.
Waterfalls energy that aids in producing hydroelectric energy.
Coals that are burned to produce electricity.
Photovoltaic energy produced by sun rays.
Taking everything into consideration regarding exactly why we need electricity to maintain our current lifestyle and advancements in life, it is something that can’t be taken for granted. Till this day, there are people who are living without electricity in underdeveloped countries of poverty, but for those who rely on it every day, most probably won’t be able to get by without it.
Daniel Day2018-06-19T09:54:54+00:00July 13th, 2018|
Since you’re probably aware of what electricity is, have you ever heard of hydroelectricity?
While most people are uneducated about electricity in general, hydroelectricity also gets recognized as a lesser known source of electrical energy that is generated and provides 70% of the worlds renewable electricity to the world. Not only that, but it also provides 16.6% of the world’s total electricity. There have been plans set in place that electricity should increase up to 3.1% annually for the next quarter of a century, in hope to provide a more renewable and natural source of energy to the world.
Hydroelectric power is produced in a total of 150 countries within the Asia-Pacific region. China has been listed as the biggest hydroelectric producer with a total of 920 TWh and uses 16.9% of this type of electricity in domestic homes, which is a lot more than in other countries throughout the world.
As you could imagine, hydroelectricity is first and foremost better for the environment. Anything affecting the environment that can be replaced with a renewed source will always be considered a much better option than anything else. Other than that, hydroelectricity is also a lot cheaper than regular electricity and serves as a relatively new, yet competitive source of energy on in the market.
Hydro stations, which serves as the power stations of hydroelectricity, consumes no water whatsoever, which is an improvement to coal and gas generated sources of electricity.
Presented as a more flexible source of energy, hydroelectricity is produced by making use of dam reservoirs. It also delivers a much lower output lever greenhouse gasses than that produced by fossil fuel derived from energy plants.
The Future Potential of Hydroelectricity
Since hydroelectricity is cheaper than most electricity generating methods, is renewable, doesn’t waste water and is considered a greener option for our earth, reducing the output of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere, it is quite understandable as to the reason why it is currently preferred and has major future prospects all around the world.
One thing people globally tend to focus more and more on these days is sustainability and protecting the planet. With that being said, hydroelectricity will be a great source of electrical energy supply in the future as well. There are also high hopes for its demand to increase even more annually.
Adding to the major impact hydroelectricity is leaving on the world, with 71% of Europe, 79% of North America, 79% if South America, 82% if Asia Pacific, 95% of Africa, as well as 95% of the Middle East, it’s clear to see that it is currently the leading source of electricity and will continue to be in the future as well.
Daniel Day2018-06-19T09:54:45+00:00July 8th, 2018|
Electricity is a significant part of our daily lives and has the same amount of value as the water we drink or the food we eat. From a mere push of a button, electric energy is transferred from the power source to the component you’d like to activate to work. Electric energy is active as soon as you either plug in a device or appliance by pressing a single switch or button. It plays an important role in society and is crucial in both our home and work environments.
Not only does electrical energy play a role in our lives today, it also plays an even bigger role in the future. Energy is generated by activating particles that flow through a medium. These particles are moved by electrical energy.
Energy in its simplest form is the ability to do work that cannot be created or destroyed. It is thus only transferrable to an object for it to be able to perform and work by itself.
Different Types of Energy
Electrical energy is derived from a source of movement that involves an electrical charge. This type of energy is always either kinetic or potential based energy.
When the electrical energy reaches a point where it flows continuously, it turns into kinetic energy. As the movement of electric charges increases, the amount of electric energy carried increases.
Electric energy is known as potential energy because charged particles allow for it to be stored.
Static electricity is a form of potential energy that typically results from an imbalance of an electrical charge inside the material. When an electrical charge is present, an electric field is produced.
How Electrical Energy Works
Electrons and protons are two crucial elements that allow for the activation of electricity. These refer to the particles of positives and negatives that work together to create electricity, like with batteries.
Daily usage of electricity is derived from power plants by converting natural resources such as water, wind energy, the sun, which are all renewable, as well as non-renewable resources including oil, natural gas and coal. Whichever of these energy resources are used, include a connection to a big magnet of rotating coils with wires which produces an electrical current. During this process, it is sent to a substation in the surrounding area via the use of a power grid that uses high-voltage transmission lines.
Generated voltage gets reduced and is eventually distributed through power lines that provide energy to homes. This is the most common method to generate and distribute electric energy for homes.
Daniel Day2018-06-19T09:54:24+00:00July 3rd, 2018|
Electricity is a wonderful component that serves an important purpose in our everyday lives. The utilization of electricity has been accepted all over the world and has also become one of the most high-in-demand careers on the market for recruitment purposes.
Since engineering has been the centre of all technological invention in recent years, combining it with electricity only seems to make sense and has hopes to take the entire invention of electricity even further than ever before.
The practice that includes these two fields combined. Is referred to as electrical engineering, which includes an advanced range of specialized fields that are important to understand and distinguish between different aspects of the job scope, as well as disciplines surrounding it.
Electrical engineering is considered to be an extremely exciting and innovative career in its field and is an extremely professional title to hold.
What is the Role of an Electrical Engineer?
As you can imagine, this career is quite complex and includes various tasks and duties that adds to the extensive field of engineering.
The career focuses on the installation, safety checking of control systems, maintenance, as well as related components and more. A career in electrical engineering is generally available as an in-house individual job or in industrial sectors that make use of control systems.
These industrial sectors go hand in hand with the construction industry, manufacturing industries, telecommunication industries, power generation industries and transportation industries. These types of engineers are generally very educated and advanced in their line of work, as well as their skills and can even pursue a career in the scientific or military field.
Electrical engineering, as with any other field that includes engineering, are responsible for the majority of inventions within the technologically advanced era.
Career Scope Overview
Want to become an electrical engineer? Ever wondered what the job entails?
Well, first of all, electrical engineers include being involved in every stage of projects of a specific expertise. This includes every phase from design, implementation and maintenance to name a few.
Being an electrical engineer is also not considered to be a solo act, but rather requires of you to work in a team, which will include many other professionals that aid in the creation of the product at hand, improving designs, performance and developing solutions for problems. There is thus a lot of innovation and responsibility involved in an electrical engineer’s scope of work.
Daily tasks might also include the following:
Identifying customer requirement
Modelling and building prototypes
Designing and seeing tests through
Analysing test data
The installation, service process and maintenance services of equipment.
General project management for electrical engineers also involves managing budgets and personnel and creating required product documentation, as well as keeping records thereof.
Daniel Day2018-06-19T09:54:22+00:00June 28th, 2018|
If one considers some of the most dangerous careers in the world, chances are electricity won’t be the first thing that comes to mind as there are many other crazy careers out there that involve a great deal of danger. However, electricity can be more dangerous than we think and while we won’t touch wires, cable or most obviously, an electric fence, we are still uneducated about the implications involved when it comes to getting hurt by electricity.
Electricity Gone Wrong
Having a job or even just being uneducated about electricity and attempting to manage it on your own, could put you at risk to a grave amount of danger.
It’s simple. Electricity is dangerous.
While professionals might make it look easy more often than not, it is still not something that can be taken lightly. Electricians and engineers thus put their lives at risk working with exposed electricity each day and are at a high risk of being inflicted with serious damage to their health and wellbeing. Nevertheless, electrical professionals are trained to do what they do.
The job scope of an electrical professional includes electrical installations, working on overhead lines, as well as circuit assemblies. Construction workers, farmers and office workers are also known to work with electricity but are exposed to it in a more safe and indirect manner.
How Electricity Can Affect Your Body
Whenever electricity goes wrong and affects your body, electrical currents flow through your body at a fast pace. This could be extremely dangerous if inflicted at a high voltage or not treated immediately by a healthcare professional.
The current of electricity is measured in amps, which is what flows through your body when the voltage of a single volt gets applied across it. This can overall have an advanced effect on the body.
As little as 1 mA causes a mere tingling sensation in the body.
5 mA is still considered to be a harmless current, with minimum effect of a tingling sensation.
10 to 20 mA is the starting stages of sustained muscular contractions, which won’t allow you to let go of the source that causes you to shock.
100 to 300 mA will cause a ventricular fibrillation and can be fatal if it is continued throughout your body. At this rate, your respiratory system is still able to function.
6 A causes severe damage, which includes sustained ventricular contraction, which follows with a process of defibrillation, which is a normal heart rhythm. This amount of voltage through the body can also cause a case of temporary paralysis and body burns. Such high levels of voltage could easily stop your heart and affect your brain in a negative way.
These different levels of voltage can cause severe damage throughout the body and are often experienced as the body getting shocked. One should avoid the risk of getting shocked at all times and should contact a healthcare professional when coming directly into contact with electricity.
Daniel Day2018-06-18T05:24:27+00:00June 23rd, 2018|
Electrical shocks occur all around the world and are more common than some may think. The problem with this type of injury is that one won’t necessarily experience the injury on the outside of the body, but rather inside. That is also why many might overlook the severity of being shocked and leave it untreated.
Point of the matter is, apart from electricity being dangerous in general, it’s underlying injuries might also be detrimental to your health and that is why it should also be acted on.
The one exterior injury that can be caused by an electrical shock burns. In severe cases of electrical shocks, people can even go into cardiac arrest, which is probably one of the worst things that could happen, especially when you ignore it.
Symptoms of Electrical Shocks
Pain in the hands or feet, as well as a deformity of a certain part of your body, might indicate that you have broken a bone as result of an electric shock.
Burns are one of the most common symptoms due to being shocked. Burns are usually caused by getting into contact with either the ground or an electrical source.
Apart from burns, injuries that affect your as muscular contraction and spinal injuries are also common injuries and occur all over the world on a regular basis. Internal injuries can also occur. These include chest pain, shortness of breath, as well as abdominal pain.
Implementing Medical Care
If you or someone you know ever experience a high level of voltage shock, you should seek care in the emergency unit of a hospital. If you’ve experienced a lower voltage shock, you should see your doctor due to burns, increasing redness, as well as soreness.
The victim of the electrical shock must be evaluated by an emergency healthcare professional. If a lower voltage shock ever occursand you experience confusion, difficulty breathing, seizures, unconsciousness and burns to the skin.
If you’ve experienced electrical currents throughout your body, your doctor is most likely to your heart, muscles, heart and brain. Electrical currents can also cause your bones and organs to be affected.
In this case, various tests will be performed by medical practitioners. You’ll have to get the ECG, your blood count, a blood test or urine test to analyse the severity of the injury, X-rays and a CT scan.
Self-Care Treatment at Home
Due to the severity of the burns, the following treatments could promote the healing process for you.
Burns must be treated appropriately, burns should be treated with a topical antibiotic. Severe burns might require you to get surgery.
Any other injuries such as broken bones and eye injuries must be treated by a specialist.
Any injury that causes you pain must be reported to your healthcare professional and in worse cases of being shocked, to the hospital’s emergency department.
Daniel Day2018-06-18T05:09:10+00:00June 18th, 2018|
When we take electricity into consideration, there are many things in our day to day lives that requires some sort of level of support from it. It is something that can be applied and used in an endless range of different applications.any
It is a field of work that is ever-growing and includes an advanced variety of professionals who have to obtain some level of degree in order to become a qualified and respectable electrical professional.
Different Career Options Regarding the Electrical Industry
With many careers that are in high demand, well paid and boasting in the industry, there is a lot to consider when choosing any of these careers.
First of all, careers available in the industry include becoming an electrician, electrical installer, power plant operator and a line worker. Each and every one of these careers has their own requirements for when it comes to education and training. Some of these require advanced training, while others require a basic certification or diploma.
Types of Careers in the Electrical Industry
Electricians – Known for being one of the most popular and high-in-demand careers of its field, electricians have the upper hand of being able to work nearly anywhere in the world due to their line of work. Their work overview typically includes the installation and repairing wiring, as well as electrical components of either corporate, residential or industrial buildings. Electricians generally work forcontracting companies, construction firms and sometimes even venture off to work for themselves. A lot of electricians also find themselves working on construction sites and specialize in the maintenance thereof.
In order to obtain this job type, you’ll be required to provide a licence as a qualified electrician, be able to think critically and troubleshoot your professional set of skills, as well as be able to work anywhere you’re required to.
Additional occupations to studying to become an electrician also include an HVAC mechanic and a construction labourer.
Most commonly found to work in utility or construction companies and either installing or maintaining overhead, as well as underground lines, a line worker works on various things that range from power, telecommunication lines and more. Line workers also work in stationary power grids that are able to connect all local lines to a power source.
To pursue a career as a line worker, one only has to have a voluntary certification, as well as be able to work in a team. This job often requires one to work outside as well. Other occupations available that include a similar scope of work are electrical engineers and a telecommunications equipment repairer.
Power Plant Operator
As a lesser-known career in the electrical industry, a power plant operator maintains power plants that provide electricity. This job description includes controlling and managing components that generate electricity, directing it to different buildings or facilities.
The job usually involves having to operate generators that serve as an additional source for emergency power.
For this job, you’ll need problem-solving skills, as well as be able to pay attention to detail. This job will require you to work in power plant control rooms and factories. Additional careers regarding this line of work also include becoming either a boilermaker or a wastewater treatment operator.
Setting up electrical motors and appliances and working in different businesses, an electrical installer’s job description includes everything from general maintenance to performing repairs. It also includes installing switchboards and replacing blown fuses.
Electrical installers generally need to obtain a voluntary qualification and have a good set of technical, as well as troubleshooting skills. Their work environment includes factories or repair shops and additional careers involving their work scope includes broadcast engineers and aircraft equipment technicians.
Daniel Day2018-06-18T05:12:45+00:00June 18th, 2018|
Electrical shocks generally occur when someone gets into contact with some sort of electrical energy source. It is a well-known fact that electricity can be extremely dangerous and that it should be treated with caution at all times.
However, on many occasions, whether it be at work or home, you might be exposed to an unsafe source of power supply or perhaps not know about the preventative measures that need to be taken to prevent an electrical shock accident. Most people don’t even know how to treat an electrical shock or what to do when it occurs. It is very important to be informed about these things. It could potentially aid in saving either your or another person’s life.
The dangers of electrical energy could always have one of two outcomes. You could either be completely fine after a few volts of being shocked or might obtain damage in your body. Incredibly high currents of voltage might even cause death. That is why it’s important to know exactly how to treat these incidents immediately.
The Causes of an Electric Shock
One of the most common injuries that are caused by an electric shock is burns. Adults might be exposed to electricity due to his/her line of work or the exploration of new things. More than a thousand people die as a result of electrocution in the U.S. annually and most of these occur on duty.
This only includes a few cases though. There are still many more affected by being exposed to electrical energy every day. There are many factors involved regarding the variables of the number of different types of currents and their effect on the human body. The pathway of which electricity chooses to move towards is another factor that effects possible injuries that can occur.
Low voltages of energy cause minimal to no damage to the body, but exposure to high voltages of electricity could result in a lot of damage.
Exposure to High Level of Voltage Shock
The first thing you need to do is be careful that you don’t get shocked yourself. If the shock is due to a high voltage line, a possible current could be spreading a circle of electricity on the ground. The best thing to do in such a situation is to call an emergency helpline such as 911. Although they might not be able to help you directly, they will notify the electric company to shut off the power.
If the victim has fallen from a height, he/she might be experiencing severe shock, which could make them prone to a neck injury. The victim should not be moved unless his/her neck is secured.
In children that are age 12-years old or younger, 63% of injuries are generally caused by extension chords or appliance chords that aren’t working properly. Wall outlets also conclude to 15% of injuries. These appliances and chords must be secured at all times and appliances must be replaced on a regular basis if expired passed working efficiently.
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