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DOE Efficiency Stands for Transformers.

DOE Efficiency Standards for Transformers

April 3, 2020

Jump To: What Are The DOE Efficiency Standards? Benefits of Efficiency Standards to the Customer and the Industry How to Comply With Efficiency Standards Impacts of DOE Regulations and Compliant Transformers More than 40% of the energy used in the U.S. is consumed by building operations, including the electrical equipment and appliances within those buildings. While this […]

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Can You Answer These Questions About Your Transformer?

November 7, 2019

Transformers are often an afterthought. They don’t experience failures that often – but when they do, the costs can be devastating. The biggest impact for an unplanned failure is the cost for your facility to not have power. How long can your facility be without power? For some manufacturers, every hour could cost you tens […]

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4 Signs Your Dry Type Transformer Needs To Be Repaired—Fast

October 23, 2019

Transformers are integral to the prolonged success of any operation. That’s why it’s important to be proactive about replacing your transformer. Typically, a quality transformer should last for a decade, but often, lesser quality builds will fail well before that. Transformer failure can have steep costs in time and money. Evaluate your dry-type transformer and […]

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Getting a Cheap Transformer — What You’re Not Paying For

October 2, 2019

In a perfect world, mechanical breakdown wouldn’t happen. After all, every piece of mechanical infrastructure comes with significant costs, and it would be ideal if they could all last forever. Unfortunately, breakdowns are very real, and the cost of transformer repairs and maintenance can be high. When it comes to transformers, a low-quality unit could potentially […]

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What Car Shopping Can Teach You About Transformer Shopping

July 5, 2019

Remember the first car you ever bought yourself? It was likely a huge, exciting decision that set the tone for how you made future big purchases. The careful, logical mindset we develop when shopping for a car is a valuable tool, and we can apply it when looking to make other big investments. For example, […]

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6 Signs You Might Need to Replace Your Oil Filled Transformer

June 13, 2019

To repair, or replace? That is often the question when dealing with transformers. While ELSCO is home to many skilled repair technicians, more often than not, we will advocate for the replacement of a transformer, as it tends to be the most cost-efficient solution for resolving transformer-based problems. However, the decision ultimately isn’t up to us, […]

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ELSCO Maintains Quality Facing Nomex Price Increase

June 13, 2019

If you have been following the transformer industry in the news at all, you may have noticed that some changes in a small but significant portion of our industry: DuPont Nomex. Nomex is the best insultation on the market. It is the top choice for insulating a transformers primary and secondary windings. It’s numerous desirable […]

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How to Save Money When Buying a Transformer

May 10, 2019

As with any purchase, when buying a transformer, there’s a trick to saving money. It requires you to think long-term: a transformer is an investment, and you’re better off paying more up-front for a quality product. Otherwise, you might save money on installation day, but that savings will soon mean nothing after possible years of […]

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Technician working on a dry type transformers coils.

5 Ways ELSCO’s Build Process Sets Us Apart

April 24, 2019

Here at ELSCO Transformers, we aren’t afraid of being a little different. We know there are a lot of other options out there for your transformer purchase and repair needs, so we strive for a unique excellence. We want every customer of ours to experience the ELSCO difference during every step of working with us. […]

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Transformer technician working on dry type transformer.

2019 Case Study: Build Quality Ensures Reliability

April 11, 2019

Earlier this year, Elsco Transformers was featured in an article on Though time has passed, the information shared about the work that we do is still accurate and important. If you are in need of a transformer or transformer repair, you might be interested to hear what experts in our field are saying about […]

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