There are many changes that are happening in the electrical industry today. With the impact of energy usage on the environment at the highest levels in history, major changes are coming to our industry. These changes are being driven by new technologies that are revolutionizing the way electrical service is created and distributed. J.M. Mullen Electric is proud to say that we are staying ahead of the curve in our industry.
Whether you would like to completely change the way you gather electricity, or would like to simply use less, we can help to make that goal a reality. Something as simple as changing incandescent light fixtures out to fluorescent fixtures can end up saving you hundreds of dollars each year in electric bills. Another option may be to place the lighting in each room on a motion sensor to automatically shut the lights off when you are not there. Give us a call and speak with our project manager today to have a custom lighting design drawn up show you how much energy you can save.
We can also help to significantly diminish your electrical dependency with the use of solar panels to generate electricity yourself. We can educate you on solar-electric augmentation and show you the value that a solar system can have in your home.
On February 17th, 2009, President Obama signed into law The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. This made a significant impact on the electrical industry, extending tax credits to individuals and businesses that choose to reduce their “carbon footprint”. Many tax incentives were created or extended, and tax credit limits on certain home improvement projects were lifted. We can provide you with the resources needed to take advantage of these incentives, and put you in contact with the people who can help make these changes happen. Please take a look at some of the resources at the bottom of this page to see how you can reduce your impact on the environment, becoming more “Green”.
One of the biggest electrical demands of a commercial building is interior lighting. In most cases, over 60% of the amount of electricity used in a commercial building comes directly from lighting, whereas other electrical demands such as convenience outlets and air conditioning often uses less. Changing the way your office or building uses lighting can significantly reduce the amount of electricity you use, and therefore reducing the money spent on electricity.
Custom commercial lighting design is one of the major disciplines of our company. We have the education and expertise to design a system that can significantly reduce the amount of electricity that you may use in your day to day operations. From motion sensing systems to dual lighting level applications, we can show you the benefits of changing the lighting design in your building. Many of the changes that you may choose to incorporate can end up paying off the initial cost of the upgrade in only a couple years. Give us a call to find out how you can significantly decrease your energy costs by upgrading your lighting.
There are also numerous tax incentives that are associated with making alterations of interior lighting in commercial buildings. Up to $1.80 per square foot can be deducted from annual taxes by owners and designers of new or existing commercial buildings make significant alterations to the energy that they use. Partial deductions are also available to qualifying buildings. We can help you to figure out where you can save money on utility costs, so give us a call today and see what opportunities are available to your company.
United States Department of Energy
Maryland Energy Administration
Energy Star: Federal Tax Credits
Bio-Heating Oil Tax Credit Program: An incentive of $0.03/gallon up to $500
Renewable Energy Brochure: Incentives of Residents and Businesses in Maryland
Up to $10,000 to install qualified geothermal heat pumps in homes and businesses.
Funding of up to $10,000 to install qualified solar energy systems in homes and commercial buildings
MEA is loaning wind measuring devices to landowners for up to one year to determine the economic feasibility of installing a wind turbine
The Windswept Grant Program will help offset a portion of the cost of small scale wind energy projects
County Incentives: Click here to find out what incentives Maryland counties are providing.
On February 21, the U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released “Guidance Notices” on claiming tax incentives for energy efficiency improvements to existing homes.
Federal home energy efficiency improvement tax breaks for home upgrades.