• 08 Apr
    Commercial Generators: IBHS Says Consult with an Expert Electrician

    Commercial Generators: IBHS Says Consult with an Expert Electrician

    electrician in Asheville NCA generator is an integral component in preparedness planning for businesses of all sizes because it can significantly reduce disruption when general power outages occur.

    However, using a generator presents certain risks that must be addressed to ensure safe operation. These risks include damage to electrical equipment, fire, and injury or even death to those operating it or working in the building where it is housed. A critical element is proper ventilation in order to reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning from the engine’s exhaust.

    Before buying a generator, consult with one of our professional electricians about the following considerations:

    • What are the most likely sources of power losses?
    • How often does your business lose power, and for how long?
    • The Open for Business-EZ (OFB-EZ ) vulnerability assessment assists in determining the events that may disrupt business operations. These, along with the advice of an electrician, will help identify the type and size of generator to buy.

    It is vital not to overload a generator. Operating manuals generally provide guidelines on power consumption of items such as air conditioners, televisions, fans, refrigerators etc., but not large commercial equipment. That’s why the IBHS (Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety) says it is imperative to contact a certified electrician to assess the power consumption of electrical equipment and the entire building.


    If you’re planning to install a commercial generator and need an electrical assessment, contact us now at HAYNES Electric Construction. We serve all of Asheville, Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson and Madison Counties.

  • 30 Jul
    Electrician Explains the Benefits of a Complete Rewire

    Electrician Explains the Benefits of a Complete Rewire

    electrician in Asheville, NCBefore recommending a complete rewire, an electrician will perform a whole-house safety check. The factors he or she will consider include the condition and age of the wiring and the safety of the home. A home that has cloth insulated wiring or doesn’t have a grounding system is a typical candidate for rewiring.

    The first benefit is safety. A whole-house rewire eliminates any doubt as to whether there are existing electrical problems. Another plus is that insurance companies offer better rates for homes with new wiring. Better than anyone else, they know the dangers associated with old electrical systems.

    Another significant benefit is comfort. Basically, the electrician is giving an older home all the conveniences of a new one – for example, three prong outlets, GFCI outlets, smoke detectors, plastic-insulated wire, and grounding. Also, this is the perfect time to consider installing dimmers and recessed lighting.

    Then there’s the benefit of increased resale value. You can add thousands of dollars to the value of a newly rewired home that’s been signed-off by an inspector, whereas an unsafe, old electrical system is a huge red flag for potential buyers.

    Whether you require an electrical upgrade or repairs, are planning a remodel or building a new home, commercial or industrial building from scratch, you can be sure you are dealing with an electrician who is fully trained, insured, licensed and inspector compliant by contacting us at HAYNES Electric Construction. We serve all of Asheville, Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson and Madison Counties.

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MB HAYNES Corporation, in Asheville, NC, leads the way in providing skilled expertise to industrial, institutional, commercial and residential customers. Whether you need a turnkey job or only one of the many services our divisions offer, our professional staff will make your priorities, our priorities.
I have used the services of MB HAYNES ever since I moved to Asheville and have had so many pleasant encounters with your staff that I felt compelled to say thank you.  Every interaction whether by phone or in person has been a pleasure.  Each service person has been on time, friendly, and helpful…Thanks for making dealing with “home maintenance” run smoothly.
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