Help the Construction Industry Board police the state of Oklahoma!

Out of state contractors are illegally doing work that should be done by Oklahoma Contractors, Journeyman and apprentices.

All Contractors that are HVAC/R or Plumbing or Electrical must be licensed contractors by the state. You can contact the board to check on them to make sure they are legal by calling 1-877-484-4424 or 405-521-6550, or by website at www.ok.gov.cib call or check them out or you could get scammed or worse.

Check Your Smoke Detectors

Smoke detectors are an invaluable and potentially life-saving part of any home.

Keeping them in good working order and supplied with fresh batteries might just save your life. Be sure to swap the batteries of your smoke detectors every year [coinciding with the time changes is a good way to remember], and change out detectors every five to seven years.

Save Your Money

It does not matter if you live in Owasso, Oklahoma or in expensive areas of California. Energy costs are rising and becoming more costly. We do not usually think about this on a daily basis. But if you add up the cost of the energy we waste per household over a year, we would all be surprised.

We have all done it before, whether on purpose or by accident. We have left fans, lights or appliances on at night while we sleep. But leaving these on and running wastes increasingly expensive energy.

Here is a simple, helpful hint that all of us can easily do to help save on our energy costs.

To save money, do a nightly sweep through the house to make sure all your electrical devices are turned off before you go to bed. It may be a pain, but the savings from simply turning everything off can add up quickly.

It takes about $9 per year to run just one compact fluorescent lightbulb through the night, $21 for a conventional bulb, and $35 for a big ceiling fan on high according to the energy calculators at Eco. Everything adds up.

Respect Your Circuit Breaker

You’ve run too many appliances at the same time and you’ve tripped a circuit breaker. You go to your breaker box and reset the switch, but the breaker trips again right away.

This isn’t an open invitation to reset the breaker again. It’s an invitation to call a pro to come out and check your electrical system to find out what is causing the potentially dangerous overload.

If you need a residential or commercial Owasso Electrician and live in the Tulsa area consider JL’s Electric. Visit our main website at www.jlselectricok.com, or give Robert Bowers a call at 918-232-1662.

Benefits of LED Lighting

Long-lasting

LED bulbs last up to 10 times as long as compact fluorescents, and far longer than typical incandescents.

More Efficient

LED light bulbs use only 2-17 watts of electricity (1/3rd to 1/30th of Incandescent or CFL). LED bulbs used in fixtures inside the home save electricity, remain cool and save money on replacement costs since LED bulbs last so long. Small LED flashlight bulbs will extend battery life 10 to 15 times longer than with incandescent bulbs.