Save Your Business Money & Boost Productivity By Retrofitting Your Lighting

Is the lighting at your business old and costing you money? Is dim lighting negatively affecting the moods and productivity of your employees? Then it may be time to consider retrofitting your business with energy efficient lighting to help save your business money and boost production in the workplace. Continue reading

Guide to Resetting a Tripped Breaker or Fixing a Blown Fuse

It is common for homeowners to run into a tripped breaker or blown fuse every once in a while. We often get calls to our service line asking how to reset one, and we are always happy to help! However, we want to give you a written step-by-step guide that you can come back to for future reference. Continue reading

Spring 2016 is just around the corner in St. Charles, Missouri and St. Louis, Missouri

Here we are in the dead of winter so who is thinking about spring? Your St. Charles, Missouri electricians at Grasser Electric have been thinking about spring already.
Even before the “big box” stores start displaying their patio furniture and bar-b-que grills for the new season, your St. Charles Electricians at Grasser Electric are getting ready for the severe weather season.
If you have been considering options for stand by power in your home when the storms start to rumble through our area, NOW is the time to make plans and talk to your Kohler Generator experts at Grasser Electric. Whether you go with very minimal power coverage or want to keep your entire house powered during a storm related power failure, your St. Charles electricians at Grasser Electric have the perfect solution for your needs and your budget.
We have teamed up with Kohler Generators to provide the industry’s best products, built in the USA. Take advantage of pre storm season specials and call your St. Charles generator specialists today and keep the lights on while your neighbors sit in the dark.

LIGHTNING – BANG!!!!!!! WHAT WAS THAT?

Every year we get calls from very frustrated homeowners and business owners here in the St. Louis and St. Charles, Missouri areas that have been affect by either a close or direct lightning strike. TV’s stop working, microwaves, computers, even furnaces and air conditioners. The extreme voltages that pass through your electrical system can and will totally cook electronic devices.

Just today, 10/2/14 a residence in St. Charles, Missouri burned to the ground and the cause according to fire department personnel was a direct lightning strike. A lightning bolt can reach temperatures of 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s hotter than the surface of the sun!

Anything subjected to that temperature even if for a millisecond will burst into flame.
Often these fires start on the roof or attic where the strike occurred. They can slowly work from a smoldering hot spot to a fully involved house fire within hours if not detected early.

All new houses in St. Louis and St. Charles are required to have smoke detectors in bedrooms, hallways and other areas. But what about the attic? What if a lightning strike occurs while you are sleeping or away? The only way you will know you have a fire is to look up in the attic or a passer by sees it. Often news paper delivery people or a passing police officer will observe these fires in the middle of the night which was the case earlier today.

We can install whole house surge protection on your electrical service panels that will stop the extreme high voltage surges generated by a lightning strike. In some cases the manufacturer offers a “money back” guarantee to off set insurance deductibles in the event of a loss with their equipment in place.

Grasser Electric also has Lightning Protection contractors at our disposal that can install lightning rods on your home. Old technology? Yes. Does it work, apparently so. Most all government and commercial buildings today are equipped with lightning rods. In Florida, the lightning capitol of the country, lightning rods are a familiar sight and according to folks there, they do work!

Call Grasser Electric to discuss protecting your house from the problems that can arise due to lightning.

Cooler Weather….what next?

It’s officially FALL. Say good bye to the heat and humidity and hello to great fall weather. However we all know what is next…WINTER!!!!!
Cold, Snow, Ice, and who knows what else.

Have you given any thought to what you would do if the power is out for more than a couple of hours? How about several days? An ice storm can cripple the grid and leave thousands of electrical customers in the dark and cold. Even if you have underground electrical services, the larger primary lines that feed your underground service can fail in an ice storm.

Grasser Electric, your local St. Charles and St. Louis electricians have teamed up with CK Power and KOHLER Generators to provide the most reliable standby generators available. These generators can start automatically on a power failure and are connected to your natural gas or propane supply. You can continue to live normally. Keep your furnace operating, refrigerators working, prevent frozen pipes due to no heat, and even enjoy your home entertainment equipment while everyone else around you is scrambling in the dark to figure out what to do.

NOW is the time to make your plans. If you are considering a whole home standby generator system, please call your St. Charles and St. Louis Missouri electrical experts at Grasser Electric. Together with KOHLER and CK Power, we will come up with a solution that will fit your budget. Call us today at 636-441-5200.