Energy Saving Tips from Wiremasters Electric

Energy Saving Tips

When it comes to making our world a healthier place, we think it is important to stay on top of cutting edge, “green” technology. In order to offer our electrical customers energy saving alternatives, we have educated ourselves on innovative, technological options in order to address customers’ concerns and offer them “green” solutions.

  • Change fluorescent light bulbs. The heat from incandescent bulbs makes your air conditioner work harder and use more energy, elevating your bill. Ask Wiremasters about the new dimmers that can save you money!
  • Before upgrading your air conditioner to a bigger unit, try tinting your windows!
  • Turn off ceiling fans when you leave a room. They simply push air around; the motor produces heat and uses energy, which costs you money. Ask Wiremasters about Ecominders, the latest green technology. This technology automatically turns your fans and lights on or off for you when you enter or leave a room!
  • Buy Energy Star appliances and lighting fixtures. They cost a little more but they will soon pay for themselves because they use less electricity.
  • Avoid pre-rinsing dishes before putting them in the dishwasher.
  • Clean the lint filter in your dryer before every load to dry your clothes faster and save money.
  • Adjust the water level on your washing machine to match the load size, especially when using hot water. Always use a cold rinse.
  • Limit the time you run your pool pump:
    • Summer: six hours a day
    • Winter: four hours a day
  • Clean or replace your ac filter every month to trim your cooling costs and help your unit run more efficiently.
  • Cool your home at 78° or warmer with the thermostat fan switch on “auto.” For additional savings, raise your thermostat to 82° or warmer when you are away from home.

For more tips like this visit Wiremasters Electric’s Website: http://wiremasterselectric.com/resources/energy-saving-tips/

2014-2015 Board of Directors

We are happy to announce the results of the Elections.  Thank you to EVERYONE who voted.   This new board will start their term in July of 2014!  

2014-2015 Board of Directors 

President

Jeff Williamson, Republic Real Estate Advisors

Vice President/President-Elect

Ed Swakon, EAS Engineering

Secretary

Bert DeArmas, Sabadell United Bank

Past President 

Joe Lancaster, Coral Gables LaSalle Cleaners

Directors

Carlos Carbonell, Firestone Capital Management

Eddie Snow, Snow’s Jewelers

Treasurer 

Jim Pfleger, Pfleger Financial Group, Treasurer

 

Five things everyone should know about entity selection and structure

You know of the five basic business structures, so you may think you know a lot about entity selection and structure; well, let’s make sure. After all, the most important decision you will make revolves around taxes, and this starts with entity selection and structure. Here are five things that everyone should know.

  • Cost of formation and administration: In the beginning, cost seems like a lot. Forming and running the administrative aspects of any type of business requires different tasks, and each one of those comes with a cost — both in terms of running it and in terms of cash. Sole proprietors have little formative paperwork, but they have a higher personal liability. Corporations, on the other side of the spectrum, cost a bit more to set up and keep the administration running, but it often is worth it for the extra layer of personal protection.
  • Legal liabilities: Step back for a second and consider what sort of liabilities your business my have. If it lends itself to potential liability that you can’t afford to take a personal risk on, you’ll need to take that into consideration. If you lean toward being able to take more personal risk, look at a sole proprietor. If not, then look at something structured more like a corporation. Incorporating your business is the only solid way to protect personal assets from business liabilities.
  • Tax implications: The way you structure your entity will reflect how taxes are applied to you or not. There are many more tax opportunities with a corporation, but a common disadvantage is double taxation. Whereas an S-corporation is particularly good for a company’s formative years because a business loss may help reduce a personal tax liability.
  • Flexibility: No two businesses are the same, and no business owners’ or administrators’ needs are the same. This has to be taken into account when deciding on what sort of structure to adhere to for your entity. Taking into account personal needs and affording the flexibility to grow is crucial at this step.
  • Future: Finally, think of the future. Don’t get so caught up in the now that you don’t think about what you’d like the future to be like in 3, 5, or even 10 years. And finally, don’t forget about what will happen to the company after you pass beyond your means of running it. Will you pass it on to your children? Will it be run by managers? Or will it simply fade away?

All of these aspects are important to think about when selecting your entity structure. They can prepare you for the best of times, the worst of times, and even the future beyond your control.

Here’s a very helpful Business Entity Comparison Chart to get you started. And if you’d like to talk to someone about any entity selection and structure, or anything else related, just contact Vizcaino Gitlin & Zomerfeld – contact here.

5 Steps to a Killer Social Media Strategy by Daisho Creative Strategies

Social Media has become imperative to Business and we are lucky to have Daisho Creative Strategies as a Member.  Below is an ebook provided by Daisho Creative Strategies on “5 Steps to a Killer Social Media Strategy”.  Click on the image below and you can gain some valuable information for your firm.