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|Residential Electricity, Then and Now|
|Date: ||April 24th, 2012 |
|Information: ||A South Orange Historical & Preservation Society Program on The changing face of residential wiring. From Edison's first light bulb in 1880 to the present.
Main meeting room (2nd floor)-SO Village Hall. Use parking lot entrance.
SPEAKER: Monica Merel, CEES LLC (Clean Energy Electric & Solar LLC, S.O.) – Specializing in Historic and older homes.
Many homes in South Orange date back to when gaslights were the main source of lighting. When these homes were retrofitted to access electricity for lighting, no electrical code requirements existed to safeguard people and property from electrical fire. Newly invented electrical lighting systems were literally installed inside of existing gaslight supply pipes and some of these electrical systems are still in use today. Over time each generation superimposed the latest technology onto the pre-existing systems to extend live energy into almost every corner of the home. Sometimes in this process, incompatible types of electricity-carrying materials were connected together. We don't like to think about it but old wiring can be dangerous.
Learn how residential wiring should be upgraded and maintained just as heating, ventilation and cooling systems, roofs and paint jobs are maintained.
About CEES LLC (Clean Energy Electric & Solar LLC)
CEES specializes in historic and older homes. CEES has 25 years’ experience in providing for the requirements of modern living while maintaining safety from fires caused by old, damaged or incorrectly installed wiring. CEES is based in South Orange, NJ. All technicians are licensed, insured and work under supervision.
About the South Orange Historical and Preservation Society (SOHPS)
The goal of the South Orange Historical and Preservation Society (SOHPS) is to further the study of the history and architecture of the Village of South Orange, New Jersey. SOHPS:
~ Provides programs to disseminate historical, preservation and architectural information.
~ Supports preservation activities within the Village of South Orange.
~ Supports the recognition of landmark buildings and historic neighborhoods.
~ Promotes adaptive reuse of significant historic structures rather than abandonment or demolition.
Contact SOHPS at: firstname.lastname@example.org or PO Box 61, South Orange, NJ 07079
|Address: ||Village Hall, 101 South Orange Ave, SO 07079|
|Town: ||South Orange|
|Phone: ||973 763 7555|
|Contact: ||Jackie Herships email@example.com|
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