A couple more things about electricity

Yesterday we talked about how it was so important to have a licensed master electrician do the finish work on your house so that the power company will energize.  That really is very important!

Today let’s take a quick look at a few more electrical ideas:

  1. Main Disconnect – outside you will have a meter socket, this is the metal box that holds the meter from the power company.  In the meter socket box there is a Main Disconnect and it is a quick and effective way to cut all the power to your home in the event of a fire or other emergency.
  2. Smart Power Meters - Did you know that modern electric meters transmit information about your electrical usage back to the power company so that it can quickly adjust power usage.  Those adjustments have a positive impact on our environment.  Some folks are worried that the power company now has unnecessary information about us.  Any minor inconvenience we think is off-set by the positive impact on the environment.
  3. Temporary Power – many times when a home is being built the General Contractor will ask the homeowner to have “Temporary Power” installed so that tools, lights, and temporary heat can all run while work is progressing.  I am sure many of you have seen Temporary Service at job sites; typically, the temporary meter is attached to either a three-leg contraption or a short pole that has been temporarily installed in the yard.

Here’s today’s question that we would love to have your feedback on – Is it a good idea to have that Temporary Power installed at the job site for a modular home?

If you are out in The Islands such as South Hero, you will be dealing with one power company as compared to Shoreham where it will be a different power company.  Granted, both towns are on the shores of Lake Champlain, but they do not have the same power company.

What are your thoughts?  Yes or no for the Temporary Power?

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