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Caron Electric appears in PBS’s “Ask This Old House”

January 26, 2012

The new year of 2012 has started with some very exciting news. Mr. Caron had the pleasure of working with PBS and “Ask This Old House” for the second time. This episode covers the installation of an upgrade to 200amp for a residential home.  The episode details what happens when you take an existing service and replace it with a larger more common 200amp electrical service. It is amazing the time and effort that actually goes into taping and editing a television show, we would like to thank everyone associated with the show for their hard work and dedication. We are AMPED up about sharing this awesome news. You can watch the full episode directly at PBS: http://video.pbs.org/video/2186573603

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Caron Electric Company Receives 2011 Best of Burlington Award

October 11, 2011

NEW YORK, NY, September 29, 2011 — Caron Electric Company has been selected for the 2011 Best of Burlington Award in the Electrical category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).

The USCA “Best of Local Business” Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2011 USCA Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity.  Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties.

2011 Best of Burlington Electrical Award

Caron Electric awarded Best of Burlington in Electrical 2011

About U.S.Commerce Association (USCA)

U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) is aNew York City based organization funded by local businesses operating in towns, large and small, across America. The purpose of USCA is to promote local business through public relations, marketing and advertising.

The USCA was established to recognize the best of local businesses in their community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, chambers of commerce and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to be an advocate for small and medium size businesses and business entrepreneurs across America.

SOURCE: U.S. Commerce Association

LOCAL ELECTRICIAN TO APPEAR IN NINTH SEASON OF PBS® SERIES ASK THIS OLD HOUSE®

February 15, 2011

Scott Caron, of Lexington MA, shows Ask This Old House host
Kevin O’Connor a few devices designed to make residential
electrical systems safer.

Scott Caron, President of Caron Electric, Inc. Burlington, MA, will
be appearing on an upcoming episode of Ask This Old House.
Scott’s appearance will premiere nationally on PBS Thursday,
February 24th and locally Monday, February 28th on WGBH 44
(check http://www.thisoldhouse.com/tvschedule or your local listings).
The ninth season of Ask This Old House features some familiar
faces including Host Kevin O’Connor, General Contractor Tom
Silva, Plumbing and Heating Expert Richard Trethewey, and
Landscape Contractor Roger Cook. The Ask This Old House crew
offers practical tips and instruction to help homeowners with all
sorts of problems and projects around the home.

Scott’s connection to the show and his interest in what the local
guys were up to has been a constant in his life since childhood.
Growing up in Arlington, MA, Scott lived just down the street from
the This Old House Arlington Project featured in 1982; his interest
was piqued daily as he watched the transformation of the project
home.

 
“Watching the This Old House project transform before my eyes
helped solidify my interest in the renovation and construction
industries, and I became hooked on the show and the knowledge
and best practices it provides. The content and topics addressed
on Ask This Old House also help better educate me and my staff
in how tradespeople can collaborate with homeowners to best
meet their needs.” – Caron

 

If you would like more information about this topic or would like
to speak to Scott Caron please contact Keri Cifuni at
781-389-4575 or email keri@caronelectric.com

Changing the Game!

December 7, 2010

Caron Electric is pleased to take on social media in a consumer friendly way. Everybody knows what it is like to get a simple question answered by a knowledgeable person. Doing an internet search or asking a friend or family member with some experience can end in some not so good recommendations. Calling around to the “expert” can result in a long wait to hear back if you even hear back at all. Well with the availability of all the social networking sites Caron has decided to change the same old game and bring our knowledge to the consumer free of charge with our “Ask a Question – Get an Answer” program.

Simply fan our company page at http://www.facebook.com/caronelectricinc and you have direct access to ask a question right on our Facebook page. You can also tweet your question to http://www.twitter.com/caronelectric

All questions will be answered in the order they are received or timed based upon research that may be required. This service will not be available after hours or during weekends and holidays. Pricing on jobs is not part of the “Ask a Question – Get an Answer” program. We hope to spread our wealth of knowledge to the sea of consumers.   Enjoy and be safe.

2010 Bring it ON!

January 25, 2010

Well it’s been months since I have made an entry into the Caron Blog.  Which can only mean the phones are ringing and customers are getting service 🙂

I am excited for what the New Year will bring.

Caron is happy to introduce our newest apprentices – Jeff, Kevin and Jimmy. We are proud to work with our local Trade schools and are glad to know such great quality employees coming from Minuteman Tech and Shawsheen. Caron takes pride in helping mold these fine young men into high quality tradesmen for the future of our industry.

Our Generator installation and service division has been busy setting up customers with “Emergency Power” at their fingertips. Knowing what happened last year during the ice storm our customers have taken the stance BRING IT ON and prepared themselves with hands free automatic backup power from a Kohler Generator. I could write a book about all the benefits a home backup generator can bring to your life – instead get a free consultation by calling 800.440.9940 or service@caronelectric.com

Many customers still have questions about what rebates and tax credits are out there for home owners in 2010. Since we are not experts in this area I answer questions on a case to case basis. If you have a question regarding work in your home and what discounts, credits, etc. may be available take a moment and respond here or by email at max@caronelectric.com  I will respond with 48 hours or sooner.

Connecting with our Customers

November 3, 2009

     I understand how important it is to have the ability for our customers to communicate with Caron Electric in varying formats. Sometimes it may be for a simple question to be answered other times it could be something much greater. Bottom line when you need to reach someone you don’t want to wait to hear back. Caron Electric strives to keep communication as simple as possible for our customers, from a toll-free # 800.440.9940 to email service@caronelectric.com you can always expect a response within 60 minutes or less.

With the popularity of social sites greater than ever Caron Electric has dove head first into the ocean of opportunity. These sites are a great way of keeping our customers and readers aware of all that Caron has to offer. From specials and discounts to new technology reviews or inside news about Caron Electric we are providing the means to our customers to be kept up to date.

I have compiled a list of different sites that we currently are involved with – and looking for suggestions for others you would like to see added.

Skype:  caronelectric 

Twitter: http://twitter.com/caronelectric

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CaronElectricInc

Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/caronelectric

Corkin: http://www.corkin.com/Profile/view.cfm?userid=46704

LinkedIn:  http://www.linkedin.com/profileviewProfile=&key=44289821&trk=tab_pro

Our profile can also be found on the following sites: Yelp, Yellowpages.com, Delicious.com, Angies List,  Workpost, Technorati.com, Digg.com, and Friendfeed

I would love to gain more friends, fans, and followers from all my customers and readers. Feel free to email me, max@caronelectric.com, with any additional sites or your username if you cannot find me I will add you directly.

Where is Donald? Locate my Caron Electric Truck Promotion

October 14, 2009
Where’s Donald – Can you locate my Caron Electric truck?

Every day through Facebook, Twitter and other social networks Caron Electric will post what cities and towns my electrician will be located. If you can locate my truck and email service@caronelectric with the street name, city or town and time of your sighting Caron Electric will send you a grab bag of schwag. A photo of my truck is also acceptable for entry. Thats right a free gift for just keeping your eyes out for my fleet.

This promotion will run from October 14, 2009 till October 30th, 2009 at 4pm. This promotion does not run during Saturday or Sundays and our base location of Adams St, Burlington MA is not applicable for entry on this promotion.

New Communication Options with Caron Electric

October 13, 2009

Just wanted to let my readers and customers know that we have added a direct feed to our Blog on our facebook page.

http://www.facebook.com/caronelectricinc

We have also set up Skype for a direct connection with Caron Electric anytime we are at our office.

Our skype username is “caronelectric”

Thanks for reading and be back soon.

Exciting news for the Fall Season

September 23, 2009

Hello and welcome back.

Things have been picking up at Caron Electric as you can see I have not had much time to update our blog. I have exciting news I would like to share with my consumers and readers. Everyone has gone through some hardships with the economy taking a turn for the worse. Of course we had to make some tough decisions to assure Caron Electric would be around for years to come. Because of those decisions we have been able to slowly reposition ourselves for future expansion. That time has come and we recently added another electrician to our work force. Our newest electrician Brian is fully licensed and has many years of experience working in both the residential and commercial electrical field. So while other companies are still trying to get a handle on their future Caron Electric’s is burning brighter then ever.

Another even more exciting change here at Caron Electric for our customers is the reduction of our pricing by 10%. As the competition is greater than ever we knew the best way to stay competitive would be an overhaul of our pricing. I am happy to announce we are in our final stage of preparation to bring our new pricing manual to the field.

This upcoming Fall Season will have many opportunities to use our services and save money, take advantage today! If you have not already signed up for our email promotions and discount program take a moment out to email me at service@caronelectric.com

My experience with a Fujitsu Ductless Split

September 1, 2009

   I will let my readers know up front that I have never had central air for heating or cooling in any of my residences. The most I have ever done to try and battle the summer heat is put a window air conditioner in an apartment I was living in Salem. Now being an owner of a home I wanted to have the luxury of a central air system but was very concerned by the cost. A central air system requires duct work to be brought throughout the home to each area/zone. My house being 100 years old this was not feasible by any means. Luckily being in the trade brings its benefits and I knew about the Fujitsu Halcyon Ductless Split systems. The Fujitsu Halcyon system consists of a indoor blower unit and outdoor condenser unit. Both units are much quieter then your average air conditioner and about as loud as a overhead fan. I won’t bother explaining all the details about the ease of installation of these products but I will make it quite clear that NO duct work was required. The work can normally be done in one day which was the case in my instance. 

I purchased my materials directly through my company and got the 12,000 BTU model. This unit cools my entire first floor, a total of 900 square feet. The cost of running the unit for an entire season is around $50. Talk about energy efficiency a window unit could cost upwards of $20-30 per month to run for 10-12 hours out of the day. The unit I had installed also does heating, this was an added option as there are units that only do cooling. I was one of the poor souls that locked in on a high price on home heating oil last year and this season I was looking for any way to supplement my current heating system.  The difference in the cost of the system providing heat was several hundred dollars. The total cost to run this unit for an entire heating season is about $250. My expected savings for this upcoming heating season will be around $500 so it will pay for itself in just one year.  I am also receiving a rebate from my power company up to $500 for installing a new energy efficient unit. All of this on top of the “The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009” for a Federal Tax credit of 30% up to $1500 towards the cost of this project.

So all of the above is well and good you say but how does well does the unit function you ask… If you remember back just a couple weeks to the 10 day  heat wave we had high humidy in the 90’s day after day. My whole first floor was kept to a dry 74 degrees throughout the entire time. All of this is done through a simple remote control that offers multiple functions like – fan only mode, dry mode which helps to control humidity levels and varying levels of use from High, Medium, Low and Quite. This allows for you to find the exact climate you will feel most comfortable with during use of the system.

I can tell you I am completely satisfied. The unit is much friendlier to the eyes then a window air conditioner. The cost out of pocket was just a fraction of the cost of a complete central air system and that does not include the rebates that are forthcoming. I would highly recommend the Fujitsu Halcyon ductless split system to any residence or commercial property owner. Thanks for taking out the time to read up about my experience and hope to see you back soon.

You can learn more about the Fujitsu Halcyon Ductless Split systems here:

http://www.fujitsugeneral.com/learn_about.htm

Example of my system:

http://www.fujitsugeneral.com/wallmounted9-12RL.htm

 

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Caron Electric is a licensed, insured, and quality certified installer of these Fujitsu Halcyon products and systems.

#800.400.9940

service@caronelectric.com

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