Jimmy Hovey

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What is Power Factor Correction?

Confused About Power Factor?

A Look At How It Impacts Your Energy Cost

Power Factor Definition You Can Understand?

Power Factor Correction (or PFC) is one of those concepts that many struggle to understand. Too often, it's defined using technical jargon that isn't particularly helpful. I don't know about you, but when the words "vector" and "cosine" are used too often in the literature, I start to tune out.

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Topics: power factor correction, reactive power, power management

Peak Demand: Are You Getting Hammered By Peak Demand Charges?

Do You Ever Wonder What the Heck That Charge is Listed Under  "Peak Demand"  On Your Utility Bill?

If You Don't, I Am Going To Show You What It Really Means....

Slipping a check into the monthly utility bill without giving it much thought is a thing of habit. Open the bill, look over the final charge, and then make out the check while bickering over how the utility company is ripping off consumers.

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Topics: peak demand, energy efficient

5 Energy Saving Tips That Save You Money

Want to Save Some Money?  Here are some energy saving tips that will save you some cash!

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Topics: Energy savings, energy saving tips

How To Find the Initial (ROI) for Energy Efficient Lighting in Schools?

Part 1 - Initial Return on Investment

"What is the return on the investment (ROI) for new lighting for the schools?...  (total cost for changeover no matter where the money comes from and the savings.)"   Jack, POWER blog subscriber

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Topics: energy efficient ROI, gymnasium lighting

Hovey Electric Selling 1994 F-700 55' Bucket Truck

1994 Ford F-700 Bucket Truck For Sale

We have a bucket truck we are selling since we don't have a use for it any longer. Here are the specifications:

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Topics: Bucket Truck For Sale

Hovey Electric Top 5 Finalist - Hubspot "..Success Story of The Year"

Hovey Electric chosen as 1 of the Top 5 Success Stories of the Year by Hubspot Users.

A Year Long Website Improvement Project

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Topics: web strategy, content marketing

How To Reduce Wattage By 65% in a Body Shop

A Change In Energy Efficient Lighting For Crippen Buick GMC Mazda Volvo

A body shop environment should include lighting that not only lights the area, but it should also duplicate natural light as close as possible.  When we approached the project at Crippen, we had two goals in the Body Shop area:

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Topics: energy efficient, energy efficient lighting

How To Calculate Watts: 400 Metal Halide vs. T-5 High Bay Fluorescent

Which Fixture is More Efficient? 400 Watt Metal Halide or T-5 High Bay Fluorescent?

Read On To Learn More About How To Calculate Watts:

Difference in Wattage 400 Watt MH to T-5 High Bay

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Topics: energy efficient lighting

What Is A Power Monitoring System?

Power Monitoring Is A Proactive Approach To Energy Efficiency and Prevention of Malfunctioning Equipment.

"Invisible and fleeting power disturbances can be silent killers-the electronic equivalent of high blood pressure"

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Topics: Power Monitoring System

Energy Efficient Lights: 3 Options For Upgrading 8' T-12 Fluorescent

Want Energy Efficient Lighting?

Eliminate T-12 Fixtures!

The T-12 fixture is on its way out.  You can still buy them, but just like the 100 watt incandescent light bulb, the T-12 bulb is on it's way out. The government is not allowing manufacturers to make them after 2012. 

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Topics: energy efficient, energy efficient lighting