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#InternationalWomensDay 5 Facts About Women in Engineering

Posted on March 4th, 2019 by Corrine Kustek

This Friday, March 8th, marks International Women’s Day. In the spirit of the 2019 campaign theme, #BalanceforBetter, we’re sharing 5 facts about women in engineering: Women made up 15.9% of all those employed in Architecture & Engineering Occupations in the U.S. in 2018. The number of women in engineering in the U.S. has not increased […]

National Engineers Week: 5 Popular Engineering Careers

Posted on February 18th, 2019 by Corrine Kustek

Electro Industries is proud to promote Engineers Week 2019, which kicked off yesterday and continues through Saturday, February 23rd. In celebration, we’re highlighting five popular careers in engineering – a high-level overview and earning potential. In alphabetical order: Computer Engineering – Responsible for the improvement of computer systems and hardware, computer engineers bring immense value […]

What is an Electrical Substation? (& the Main Types)

Posted on January 28th, 2019 by Corrine Kustek

According to a 2016 article from, there are over 55,000 substations and over 450,000 miles of high-voltage transmission line in the United States today. These substations play a critical role in effectively delivering power to residencies and commercial buildings across the country every day. Substations exist as part of the larger electrical grid system […]

Ways Commercial Buildings Can Save Energy this winter (without compromising warmth)

Posted on January 25th, 2019 by Corrine Kustek

When it comes to cutting energy costs, the strategy doesn’t have to wildly differ based on the season. Whether it’s cooling costs or heating costs that are eating away at your bottom line, there are a few key focus areas that will do the trick. Automate the temperature with a programmable thermostat. It isn’t necessary […]

Energy Resolutions for your Business this New Year

Posted on January 14th, 2019 by Corrine Kustek

New Year, new business? It’s not the phrase you typically hear this time of year but there’s still plenty of ways you can set resolutions to better your business, too! Here’s how energy resolutions are the perfect complement to all of your “typical” 2019 business goals. The Business Goal: Increase Profits The Energy Resolution: Well, […]

Summer Solstice: 5 Facts About the Incredible Power of Solar

Posted on June 21st, 2018 by Corrine Kustek

The longest day of the year is here. That means more sunshine for everyone. We’re celebrating by sharing our five favorite facts about solar power. Thanks to Climate Reality Project for the inspiration. From the 2018 U.S. Energy and Employment Report Utility-scale solar installations are growing faster than any other generating technology at an average […]

Ways Commercial Buildings Can Save Energy this Summer (without compromising coolness)

Posted on June 13th, 2018 by Corrine Kustek

Commercial buildings eat up a ton of energy and often 24 hours a day. Here’s how you can cut costs this summer. Start with Lighting Lighting is a great place to begin because you can cut costs on two fronts. With efficient lighting, you can reduce heat production and increase time off – both of […]

E.I.G Training. York, NE : June 2018

Posted on May 23rd, 2018 by Electro Industries

If you are located or will be in and or near York, Nebraska June 12th – 13th, this training is for you. Training Meetings Electro offers two-day seminars that teach your staff all the features of our power meters and how to utilize them best. When installed, the meters match to specific applications in your […]

Easy Office Updates for Energy Savings

Posted on May 11th, 2018 by Electro Industries

Easy Office Updates for Energy Savings   Offices are busy places, and people are always moving around, using electronics, and expending energy everywhere. For offices, especially the ones that have hundreds or even thousands of employees, energy costs can be a very expensive overhead cost. It is estimated that the average office spends around $30,000 […]

The Energy Guide Label on Appliances, What Does It Mean?

Posted on May 7th, 2018 by Electro Industries

Today, more than ever, consumers are just as concerned about being ecologically responsible as they are in being economically smart. When it comes to appliances in your home, the Department of Energy has given you a heads start in your search for the most eco-friendly device. They’re called “EnergyGuide” labels, and you’ve probably seen them […]


How Can Birds Safely Sit on Power Lines?

Posted on April 30th, 2018 by Electro Industries

It’s a common sight. You’re traveling along a roadway, and glance upwards to see a bird or an entire flock of birds perched calmly on an adjacent overhead line! It’s so common, in fact, that you’ve probably come to believe that birds are somehow immune to deadly voltage. After all, these are the same power […]


Clean Your Way to Energy Savings

Posted on April 30th, 2018 by Electro Industries

Save Energy By Cleaning Up Your Business   Business costs can be reduced and profit increased by examining the energy usage. There are a number of ways to reduce energy costs. These tips will assist you in cleaning your way to energy savings. Dust Ensure that all office equipment is free from dust. Ensure that […]

DIY Energy Audit Checklist for Your Business or Home

Posted on April 13th, 2018 by Electro Industries

When you conserve your energy, it will reduce the amount of money you spend towards your electric costs. For example, most people use simple tricks like turning down their lights to conserve energy. These are also tips you’ll receive from your electric company or Public Utility Commission as conservation tools. You know realistically the more […]


Which Portion of a School is Consuming the Most Energy?

Posted on March 27th, 2018 by Electro Industries

Schools should be managing their energy use on the daily. Especially if that school is part of any type of energy saving initiative. If you have ever been curious as to what are the most energy expensive portions of a school, here is a list of the critical places to keep track of. From least […]


Steps to Becoming a Better Energy Manager

Posted on March 23rd, 2018 by Electro Industries

What an Energy Manager Does An Energy Manager’s function is to evaluate their employer’s energy usage. He/ She must develop a strategy to reduce energy consumption and cost. These skills are beneficial to anyone wishing to reduce their own energy costs. Here are some tips to help you excel in energy management. Start With the […]


What are the Differences between AC and DC Power?

Posted on March 22nd, 2018 by Electro Industries

What are the differences between AC / DC power? There are several differences between AC(alternating current) and DC (direct current). The primary difference is the direction in which the current flows. With AC the electric current flows in cycles that alternate between at regular intervals going forward and then backwards. With DC electricity flows in […]


Key Electrical Terms to Know

Posted on March 14th, 2018 by Electro Industries

We at Electro Industries/Gauge Tech would like to share some electrical jargon that may come in handy. Here is a list of frequently used words or verbiage you may run into on our site or speaking with us. Revenue Grade Meters are power production meters, they measure to +/- 2% accuracy per the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) rule […]


Causes of Wasted Energy at Work

Posted on March 9th, 2018 by Electro Industries

Businesses and Wasted Energy Heading a business is a big commitment. It’s important for businesses to try to keep costs down at all times. They can do so by minimizing any and all possible wastes of energy. Wasted energy can be bad for finances. It can be awful for the environment, too. There are various […]


Register for Our Training in Ann Arbor, MI

Posted on March 5th, 2018 by Electro Industries

Increasing your energy efficiency and cutting energy use adds to your bottom line. Electro Industries can help you do that with our power meters and smart grid technologies. Our products help provide revenue grade energy measurement, information on power quality and advanced telemetry data. Our power meters currently help staff in commercial buildings, industrial facilities, […]


Things to Do Around Westbury

Posted on February 26th, 2018 by Electro Industries

Westbury, New York and Activity Options Westbury is the name of a village that’s located on Long Island in New York. It’s a Nassau County community that’s not far at all from the Big Apple. If you have some time to spare in Westbury, you’ll encounter no shortage of fun and interesting activity options. Westbury […]


Register for Our California Training

Posted on February 5th, 2018 by Electro Industries

Increasing your energy efficiency and cutting energy use adds to your bottom line. Electro Industries can help you do that with our power meters and smart grid technologies. Our products help provide revenue grade energy measurement, information on power quality and advanced telemetry data. Our power meters currently help staff in commercial buildings, industrial facilities, […]


What is Making My Energy Bill So High?

Posted on January 26th, 2018 by Electro Industries

Steps to Keep Heating Bills Under Control It is that dreaded time of the year again. With winter in full swing, chances are that you have noticed that you energy bills are getting a bit higher. The dread that comes with opening up that energy bill can be decreased by just following a few easy […]


Simple Steps to Cut Energy Costs at Home

Posted on January 16th, 2018 by Electro Industries

How To Reduce Home Energy Costs It’s easy to save money on your electric bill. Here are some energy-saving steps that we recommend: 1. Switch To Energy Star Appliances: There are many types of energy star appliances available. Some examples of them are lights, washers and dryers, refrigerators, and dishwashers. Energy star is one of […]


Top 5 Electric Cars of 2017

Posted on December 27th, 2017 by Electro Industries

Are you looking into possibly going green next year with your vehicle? With 2017 coming to an end, let’s take a look back at what were called the top electric vehicles. These stats are based off of reports and reviews from Which are the best of 2017? Let’s do this from lowest rated to […]


Going Green In 5 Simple Steps

Posted on December 20th, 2017 by Electro Industries

Going Green It is possible to save money and go green at the same time. Some of the most important steps will help prevent climate change, and preserve the earth for future generations. Five of the most critical steps are explained below. 1. Conserving Energy If you simply adjust your thermostat by a few degrees […]


The Top 3 ways Electricity is Generated

Posted on December 12th, 2017 by Electro Industries

Electric energy is a form of energy based on the generation of electrical potential differences between two points, which allow establishing an electric current between the two. By appropriate transformation it is possible to obtain that such energy is shown in other final forms of direct use, in the form of light, movement or heat, […]


5 Low-Cost Energy-Efficient Upgrades for Your Business

Posted on May 11th, 2017 by Electro Industries

Looking to make your business more energy-efficient? Spend a little now and save a lot later by investing in these five low-cost upgrades. Programmable Thermostats: Purchasing a programmable thermostat is one of the easiest ways to cut power costs related to heating and cooling your property. You’ll be able to schedule your HVAC system to […]

9 Ways Your Business Can Promote Its Energy Savings

Posted on May 8th, 2017 by Electro Industries

In today’s world, it’s crucial to show good corporate social responsibility. Is your agency charitable? Does your business care about the environment? Does your company save on energy consumption? These are all examples of different ways a business can show they are committed to the well-being of society. Electro Industries offers an array of products […]

4 Mistakes That Could Skyrocket Your Business’ Energy Bills

Posted on April 18th, 2017 by Electro Industries

  Is your business spending too much money on energy? Probably. The good news is that you can achieve big savings by making relatively small changes. For starters, make sure you aren’t making one of these four mistakes, which could skyrocket your energy bill…   Poor Building Scheduling. Take a look at an hourly breakdown […]

Spring Clean Your Way to Energy Savings

Posted on April 5th, 2017 by Electro Industries

Spring cleaning isn’t just for our homes, and it’s not just for appearances. Here are four ways that business owners can spring clean their way to energy savings: Air filters Dirty air filters are bad news. In fact, it is estimated that four out of every five HVAC-related breakdowns are caused by dirty air filters. […]

How Does Spring Affect Energy Usage?

Posted on March 23rd, 2017 by Electro Industries

  Spring is in the air! As climates across the country transition from cold weather to more mild temperatures, business owners can expect changes on their energy bills. Let’s take a look at two major ways the spring season can impact your energy consumption:   Warmer Temperatures Spring signals the end of the winter months, […]

Top 5 Ways Shopping Malls Can Cut Energy Costs

Posted on January 31st, 2017 by Electro Industries

  Take a look around any shopping mall and you will see an assortment of lights, escalators, electronic signage, charging stations, and other devices that consume more energy than you can imagine. It should come to as surprise that malls consume a ton of energy – up to 650 kWh per square meter each year. […]

Top 4 Myths About Energy Efficiency

Posted on January 25th, 2017 by Electro Industries

With the recent worldwide trend of going green, more and more sources are beginning to talk about energy efficiency. Unfortunately, what they say may not always be true. Here are four common myths and misconceptions about energy efficiency, and the facts behind them:   Myth: Energy efficiency is only for newer buildings. Fact: Older buildings […]

5 Hidden Ways Your Building Could Be Wasting Energy

Posted on January 20th, 2017 by Electro Industries

  Did you know that up to 30% of your energy bill is wasted every month? Energy waste happens virtually everywhere, including many places you would never think to look. Here are five hidden ways your building could be wasting energy: 1. Air Loss If your facility is under-insulated, your money could be going out […]

3 Common Mistakes People Make With Energy Management Systems

Posted on January 10th, 2017 by Electro Industries

  Energy management systems can offer many benefits to a business; including reduced operating expenses, decreased environmental impact, and marketing advantages. However, in order to reap these benefits, it is important that you avoid these costly mistakes… Mistake #1: Not having upper-level support. Energy management works best with a top-down approach, meaning you need the […]

3 Free Online Resources for Energy Managers

Posted on December 15th, 2016 by Electro Industries

  Being an energy manager is a tough job, but these three online resources can help make it a little bit easier:   ENERGY STAR Resource Library ENERGY STAR is a government-backed program dedicated to helping people and organizations save money through reduced energy consumption. Their online resource library offers a variety of free tools […]

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