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Energy-efficient Ways to Cool Down this Summer

When the summer temps soar into the 80s, 90s, or above 100, it becomes a challenge to cool the home efficiently. Central air tends to be effective, but it can be inefficient. Even if you don’t have the luxury of central air, there are a number of energy-efficient ways to cool down this summer. Energy-efficient

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Posted On Apr 12, 2019

The Microgrid

The Grid It is our electricity network. Fuel sources, power stations, substations, and power lines get electricity from its point of generation to the home. We take it for granted how easy it is to use electricity because of the grid. Americans are rarely concerned about electricity shortages. The microgrid could keep it that way.

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Posted On Jan 28, 2019

Lower your Electric Bills with a Programmable Thermostat

Although people often turn to unplugging devices to lower their electric bill, one of the biggest consumers of electricity in a home is heating and cooling. Unfortunately, for many people, turning off the heat or the air conditioning is not an option. However, there is an option for maintaining a comfortable house and a lower

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Posted On Mar 30, 2017

How to Troubleshoot an Unusually High Electric Bill

Although everyone expects electric bill costs to rise as the temperature falls, sometimes homeowners are surprised by a large electric bill. In some cases, the rise in cost is a result of an increasing price per kWh (kilowatt-hour). Energy prices do rise pretty regularly. However, homeowners should note if the number of kWh in the

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Posted On Mar 28, 2017

Want to go Off-Grid? Three Reasons Not to Cut the Cord

With the advent of tiny homes and portable solar arrays, more people are opting to go “off-grid.” In many cases, these people have no ties to the grid. The entire energy source for their home is the solar array mounted on the roof. For some people, an off the grid system meets a personal desire

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Posted On Mar 24, 2017

How Fixed Charges Impact your Electric Bill

When you look at your electric bill, you expect to see lower costs associated with lower electricity usage. Unfortunately, this expectation is not always true. The bills should show two costs: the fixed cost associated delivering electricity and a cost per kilowatt. As homeowners and business owners upgrade to high efficiency light bulbs and better

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Posted On Mar 13, 2017

Consumer Devices that Drain Power in Standby Mode

Many people have heard the old adage, “turn it off when you’re not using it.” The advice is generally good. A device that is in standby mode every day for years can add a few dollars to the electrical bill. However, some devices have gotten a bad reputation for sucking power. Yet, new regulations demand

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Posted On Feb 20, 2017

A New Way to Choose Lightbulbs

Twenty years ago, a customer walking into a home store would have an easy time selecting a lightbulb. The only options were incandescent bulbs, and the key was to match the wattage of the burned out bulb and the new bulb. Customers looking to replace light bulbs today are confronted by a barrage of options.

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Posted On Feb 17, 2017

New Family Photo

Announcing the newest members of our BRAY family! 2016 is a year of growth and goodness! Call BRAY today 404-378-1212 to allow us to serve your electrical needs residential and commercial.

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Posted On Jun 24, 2016

New Family Photo

Announcing the newest member of our BRAY family! 2016 has been a year of growth for BRAY Electrical Services! Call BRAY today 404-378-1212 to allow us to serve your electrical needs residential and commercial.

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Posted On Jun 24, 2016