Even though this spring has been relatively mild so far, we all know that we rarely make it all the way through summer without several bouts of severe weather. How can we prepare ourselves?

When it comes to commercial electrical contractors in Little Rock, our team at Gary Houston Electric has been a local favorite since 1978. We’ve been proud to be selected as central Arkansas’ most trusted commercial electric company for the past several years in local reader’s polls, and our commitment to our clients is second to none. Contact us any time that you have questions about electrical safety or energy efficiency, and we’ll be happy to help. Here are a few basic suggestions about things that you can do to prepare for the inevitable times when Mother Nature does her worst:

Locate and fix sources of energy waste-Are there any doors or windows where you feel a draft during the winter or see a beam of sunlight under the jamb? That means that you’re spending more than you should to keep your office air conditioned. Most of the time, this problem can be fixed with inexpensive weather stripping or draft guards. The energy waste might not seem significant, but can add up over time.

Install programmable thermostats-Whether it’s for the home or the office, a programmable thermostat is a great way to manage energy costs. You can set the thermostat to a higher temperature while you’re closed, and to start up air conditioning shortly before you and your employees arrive. Many of the newer programmable thermostats on the market can also be monitored and adjusted remotely through a smart phone app.

Invest in an emergency generator-For the ultimate peace of mind, why not invest in a Kohler emergency generator? It can

restore power to your business in a matter of seconds. Kohler has been helping its customers keep their lights on for a century, and they offer generators to fit any budget.

If you have any questions, or would like to schedule service, contact us online or at 501-375-8330.