Age of Electric is a full-service Saskatoon electrical contractor, run
by a group of journeymen electricians with years of experience. In an age where
it is hard to find quality, service, and honesty, Arlen and the team at Age of
Electric prove there are still businesses out there excel in these areas.
Age Of Electrics’ great reputation is built
on the foundation of trust, integrity and doing business the right way. The
Trusted Saskatoon team enjoys working with Age Of Electric, we have
used them for several projects at the office and in our homes and we have
always found them to be knowledgeable, friendly and experts in their field,
they are pretty good golfers too!
Founded in early 2014 — with the blessing
of the former band members — Age of Electric is a residential, commercial and
industrial electrical contracting firm that claims to provide “shockingly good”
service. According to Arlen Hall, one of the owners, the “well-rounded shop” is
the culmination of decades of experience.
The team have upheld their
contracts with Trusted for over 5 years now, and as such, they have consistently
honoured the 5 Trusted Guarantees as outlined below. We are pleased to say that
we have not received 1 complaint in that time.
5 Trusted Guarantees
AOE provides Quality Electrical Contracting & Shockingly Great Service for a FAIR PRICE for both residential and commercial customers in Saskatoon and area. It’s what they believe in & stands behind on every project for every customer. Contact them today for all your electrical needs!
- Provide the
service and quality promised.
- Complete the
job on time.
- Charge the
price quoted with NO surprises.
honestly and be responsive to customer needs.
- Resolve any
issues with customer satisfaction in mind.
“Amazing work and quality. They have done
both commercial and residential electrical services for me throughout the
years. Down to earth, friendly, and knowledgeable! You can't go wrong with Age
of Electric.” Melissa H
“Have used these guys many times, and
always confidently send referrals their way also. Having worked with them
personally and professionally I can attest to their quality of work,
efficiency, timing, pricing, and scope of work. There isn’t too much these guys
couldn’t take on! Always a pleasure working with them. Don’t hesitate to
contact them or reach out for all your electrical needs. Thanks!” Chris M
Electrical Contracting in Saskatoon has based their
business on 100% customer satisfaction and referrals! They take great pride in
being a team of young and ambitious entrepreneurs that are keen to stay on top
of the latest innovations when it comes to your Saskatoon residential or
commercial electrical needs.
Why you should replace your old lights!
LEDs are extremely energy efficient and consume
up to 90% less power than incandescent bulbs and have a longer life the other
bulbs which means less waste. They can work in lower temperatures and are
breakage resistant. Since LEDs use only a fraction of the energy of an
incandescent light bulb there is a dramatic decrease in power costs. Let’s look
at this a bit more in depth. If you have only five 60-watt bulbs that run for
15hrs/day, based on SaskPower's rate (14.23 cents) you would spend $19.20/month
to keep your home/commercial space lit. In stark comparison, an LED costs
$2.70/month to do exactly the same thing. That means you would save
$16.50/month. That's a 711% ROI!!! Think of all possibilities for that
new-found money, put it towards other expenses or just buy more donuts. Right now, there are commercial incentive
programs for swapping out your old standard lighting to new LED's. This new
program provides businesses in Saskatchewan with access to select, premium
energy-efficient lighting equipment at a discounted price. The program can help
significantly lower your business’s electricity costs, and The Commercial
Lighting Incentive is open to any Saskatchewan business that purchases lighting
and electrical equipment through an electrical contractor like us at Flash
Now you can see why LEDs have swept the
conventional lighting marketplace, their extended lifespans, reduced energy
consumption and lower maintenance requirements make them a clear a simple
choice. Even instant savings when your contractor purchases qualified lighting
equipment through a participating electrical distributor.
Contact Flash Electric Contracting today to
see how they can help you keep the lights on.
Flash Electrical Contracting is owned and operated by
Journeyman Electrician Brodie Johnston. Their business has been built on 100%
happy customers who have recommended Flash Electrical Contracting to
Electrical Contracting are Trusted Saskatoon Electricians
Are electric vehicles a viable option with Saskatchewan winters?
Thought about installing electric vehicle chargers and solar power systems to charge electric vehicles? They are an increasingly popular option!
THE BATTERY IS UNRELIABLE
As with a vehicle with an internal combustion engine (ICE), it does take more energy to run an EV in the colder months, although Keyser noted that the battery powering her Tesla Model S is much more reliable in winter than the battery needed to start an ICE vehicle.
Cruickshank added that the engine in his Chevrolet Bolt kicks in automatically to keep the battery warm. Another plus is the fact that the 12-volt starter battery will never die because it's constantly being charged — whether plugged in or not, he said.
“A lot of people compare these batteries to their cellphones. But those batteries are designed for different operating conditions — it's not designed for cooler temperatures; there is nothing in there to try to keep the battery warm or conditioned."
COLD REDUCES THE EV'S RANGE
Keyser admits her Model S doesn't make it quite as far in the winter months as it does in the summer — about 25 percent less, according to her observations — but ICE vehicles also consume more fuel when idling or powering heaters and other electronics. For her, it's simply a matter of shifting her thinking to how she can drive to better extend the battery's range.
When she has used her car on a long road trip, the charging stops gave her a chance to discover different communities where she would never have stopped otherwise, she added.
CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE IS LACKING
While there is some truth to this, Keyser said it's simply a downfall of being a pioneer of the continuously growing industry. Both Keyser and Cruickshank admit Saskatchewan is significantly behind the rest of Canada in this aspect.
“When motorized vehicles first came along, there weren't gas stations everywhere," Keyser noted.
Most EV owners don't use public charging stations for full charges, opting instead to plug into a regular wall outlet overnight or at work, Cruickshank said. As long as they aren't on a long trip, finding a public charger isn't required unless they want to top up their battery while out and about.
CHARGING TAKES TOO LONG
When it's cold, no one wants to have to stop for hours to recharge a vehicle — But unless you are travelling a long distance, you generally don't tend to completely drain the battery.
Cruickshank said it can take about eight hours to fully charge his Bolt using a standard plug — fine for an overnight charge, but he admits it's not ideal when travelling long distances.
However, the technology is advancing quickly and more quick charge stations are popping up that can take a battery from zero to 80 percent in less than 45 minutes.
EV IS SIMILAR IN EFFICIENCY TO AN ICE VEHICLE
Even in Saskatchewan, where the majority of electricity comes from burning coal, EVs are about twice as efficient compared to their gas-burning counterparts.
Plugndrive.ca estimates every 20,000 kilometres Keyser drives her Model S in Saskatchewan costs roughly $570 and outputs 2,495 kg of carbon dioxide. Those numbers jump significantly, to $2,490 and 4,880 kg of carbon dioxide, when calculated for an ICE vehicle.
Cruickshank's Bolt performs even better, costing only $490 and outputting only 2,160 kg of carbon dioxide.
In provinces like Quebec and Manitoba, where electricity is mainly created at hydroelectric generating stations, the amount of carbon dioxide emitted drops to roughly 30 to40 kg for every 20,000 kilometres driven.
Original Artcicle - Star Phoenix https://thestarphoenix.com/news/local-news/five-misconceptions-about-driving-an-electric-car-in-winter