JB Goes Hollywood

We are going with a new approach to marketing. We have begun a TV Commercial ad campaign that will begin this October. The commercial is in post production now and will air for three months during the last quarter of the year.

If you need help with your home electrical in Southern California, call us. 951-522-6530 

We install chandeliers, fans and new lighting too!

We are located in Beaumont, CA and service Inland Empire and Coachella Valley from the Salton Sea to the Orange County line. That includes; Beaumont, Banning, Palm Desert, Riverside, Yucaipa, San Bernardino, Palm Springs, Indio, Upland, Redlands, Rancho Mirage, Colton, Cabazon, Premium Hills Outlets and Cathedral City.

Our Service Business in beginning to grow

Well it’s been a while since we’ve blogged here and so I thought it appropriate to bring this blog post up to speed with where we are these days. So, with no reluctance whatsoever I began focusing our efforts on the Service Industry. I was really trying to find a niche for JB Electric and as we continued to grow, I noticed that some of our local Plumbers had found a way to get thousands of “house Calls” every year.

Their focus is primarily Service Calls to customers residences. So with that, I began to set up a pricing system for such items as; Ceiling Fans, GFCI Outlets, Switches, Dimmers and Troubleshooting problems. It has been growing steadily. So much so that we bought a new Service Van to facilitate our efforts. It will cost you to enter into the Service Industry however, we have found that there are still opportunities to make a profit.

Lastly, what we have found is there is always room for more local Service Businesses. Don’t think that you don’t have a snowballs chance? Give it a try and you’ll find if you make the effort, put in extra time and focus on your market you’ll do just fine. And remember there will be speedbumps that will frustrate you but you just need to stay persistent.

If you need an help with your electrical in Southern California, call us. 951-522-6530

We are located in Beaumont, CA and service Inland Empire and Coachella Valley from the Salton Sea to the Orange County line. That includes; Beaumont, Banning, Palm Desert, Riverside, Yucaipa, San Bernardino, Palm Springs, Indio, Upland, Redlands, Rancho Mirage, Colton, Cabazon, Premium Hills Outlets and Cathedral City.

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We received a call from a large international company about that needed quite a bit of electrical done at one of there warehouses. First we were contracted to install new power for a gutted air compressor. It basically had a tank and a motor…a three phase motor. We had to build a new electrical system for it to work and it was a little difficult but ended up being a fun job.

It was supposed to look like the photo below…

But it had nothing to our dismay. Either way we added a new 3 phase disconnect which we wee able to pull from an existing source and dedicate it for the compressor alone.

Then we ran 120′ of conduit at 43′ above grade for a new shoe-box machine. We had access to a lift that reached the height that we needed. We installed a new disconnect for the”box  machine” and although it is a 120v single phase, we connected it to one side of the disconnect and hard wired the machine to it.

Lastly, we installed 6 new quad outlets for their “Returns” area. We pulled over 1200′ of linear wire because the outlets were so far away from the service panel.

If you need an help with your electrical in Southern California, call us. 951-522-6530

We are located in Beaumont, CA and service Inland Empire and Coachella Valley from the Salton Sea to the Orange County line. That includes; Beaumont, Banning, Palm Desert, Riverside, Yucaipa, San Bernardino, Palm Springs, Indio, Upland, Redlands, Rancho Mirage, Colton, Cabazon, Premium Hills Outlets and Cathedral City.

 

 

Service Panels

Changing or upgrading your homes Service Panel is almost necessary theses days. If you buy new appliances, each new appliance comes with an information packet. In the specification section of that packet you will find information on load calculation and the minimum circuit size required for that item.

Total Capacity (Cu. Ft.)

Shelf Area (Sq. Ft.)

Annual Energy (kWH)

Annual Energy Cost (.12 / kWH)

Power Supply Connection Location

Voltage Rating

Connected Load (kW rating) @ 115 Volts1

Amps @ 115 = Volts 115V / 60Hz / 20Amps

Minimum Circuit Required (Amps) = 20Amps

This example is a standard double door refrigerator. If this were a single wide then you could replace these numbers with

Amps @ 115 = Volts 115V / 60Hz / 15Amps.

In either case this means you need a dedicated outlet specifically for these. Today’s appliances don’t go to well with older homes. These new appliances take more power to operate. And with all of the new gadgetry we demand more from our electrical panels.

In older homes you may have a 100Amp Panel that feeds your home. If that’s the case, you won’t have the ampacity to maintain the electrical load that you are generating if you have a new Refrigerator, Clothes Dryer, Microwave, Tower Heater, and Garage Door opener especially if you calculate 20 Outlets being used and general Lighting Load.

A new 200Amp Service Panel will give you ample allowance for these new appliances plus any future plans you may have such as a Welder and a new Jacuzzi, If your home is 1200 sq. ft. to around 2000 Sq. ft. A 200Amp Panel should be adequate pending the load calculation. If you are live in a larger home than 2000 Sq. ft. then you should consider a 400Amp panel upgrade. This gives you options for a 200Amp Sub Panel that can feed a new addition or large 2nd story apartment.

If you need assistance with a Panel Upgrade call us. 951-522-6530

We are located in Beaumont, CA and service Inland Empire and Coachella Valley from the Salton Sea to the Orange County line. That includes; Beaumont, Banning, Palm Desert, Riverside, Yucaipa, San Bernardino, Palm Springs, Indio, Upland, Redlands, Rancho Mirage, Colton, Cabazon, Premium Hills Outlets and Cathedral City.