Get to Know Chris Stratman, Commercial Project Manager

Our team is an important cornerstone here at Hiller Electric. They are the ones who answer calls, get out in the field, and ultimately, they are the ones responsible for living out and maintaining our reputation.

Over the coming months, we’re going to highlight some of our employees so that you can get to know our team better. You can see our interview with Chris Stratman, Commercial Project Manager at Hiller Electric, below. (more…)

Hiller Know-How | How to Lower Your Electric Bills this Winter

Perhaps one of the biggest concerns among homeowners during the wintertime is dealing with high-energy bills. This can certainly be frustrating because while we would like our homes to be warm and cozy, we don’t want to risk racking up the bill.

At Hiller Electric, we are well versed in energy efficiency, which is why today we are going to give you some tips on how to lower your electric bills without sacrificing the comfort of a warm home. Take a look below. Continue Reading

Residential | What You Need to Know About Phone and Data Jacks

In our last post, we covered some of the basics you should consider when tackling a home project like finishing your basement.

As we mentioned, there are plenty of updates to keep in mind when it comes to making sure your basement (and home in general) has all of the proper electrical wiring and outlets in order to cover all of your needs.

One such update has to do with your phone and data jacks. So, to get you better acquainted, here is a brief rundown on what you need to know about them. Continue Reading

Residential| Basement Finishing

Now that we are well into the New Year, it’s time to get started on all those home-transformation projects you set as goals for 2015. One of the projects many homeowners undertake is finishing their home’s basement.

Technically, your home’s basement was built in order to elevate the structure of your home, as well as a storage space. However, a finished basement can provide much more. From a play area to home entertainment center to extra living space, a finished basement holds a lot of potential.

It is a good idea to start finishing a basement early in the year because it can be quite a big project. So, in order to make it a little less overwhelming, we want to outline the basics. Continue Reading

Hiller Know-How: Commercial Security Systems 101

The New Year is swiftly approaching. Many people are starting to think about their resolutions and while this is always a good personal habit, New Year’s resolutions don’t have to just be about self-improvement. If you own a business or are a company manager, think about setting some transformation goals for your company space, too.

A fairly simple way to improve your commercial space is security—if your business doesn’t even have a security system, this may be the time to start thinking about getting one. Or, if you do have a security system, when is the last time you updated it? Although most companies use digital storage nowadays, many still keep important paper records. Plus, the computer systems, televisions, phones and even personal items that many keep at their desks, are all things of value.

Here are the safety features that most new security systems can provide.  Continue Reading

Commercial | Hiller Know-How: Knowing When It’s Time for an Electrical Service Upgrade

If you own a business, you may remember all the details that go into building it from the ground up, or even remodeling. From parking lot lighting to individual offices to the warehouse, every single electrical installation required a decision, and a professional electrician. Unfortunately, when you own a business these types of decisions are never truly over. Even if your first electrical services were of the highest quality, every commercial building will eventually need upgrades.

So what do electrical service upgrades entail—and how do you know when they are necessary? Take a look below. Continue Reading

Get to Know Nate Hiller, Project Manager and Estimator

At Hiller Electric, our team is very important to us. They answer the customer’s calls, get out and do the job, and ultimately, are responsible for maintaining our reputation. So we would like you to get to know our team better. Today, we are highlighting our Project Manager and Estimator, Nate Hiller. Check out his interview below:

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What Hiller’s Low-Voltage Services Can Offer Your Business

No matter the industry, any type of business relies on a supply of electric power. From cabling systems to security services, every business needs their electrical system to run smoothly and safely. Among the many low-voltage services necessary to run a business, communication is one of the most important.

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Hiller Know How: Commercial Fire Alarms 101

Previously on the blog, we noted the importance of fire alarms in the home. This week, we want to discuss commercial fire alarms.

It is important to keep a commercial space up-to-date in all aspects. And this certainly includes any areas related to safety. A commercial space, whether it is a corporate office or a doctor’s office, is responsible for multitudes of people throughout the day. Plus, even after employees and patients leave for the night, many files and documents are left at the office. Should a fire start during or after office hours, you want to make sure the fire alarms are working properly and efficiently in order to keep all people and paperwork safe.

The variety of commercial spaces means there are many different things to consider when installing fire alarms. Here are just a few elements to consider. Continue Reading