Winter Weather Is Coming – Protect Your Pipes From Freezing

Winter weather can lead to freezing pipes that can possibly burst, which can cause flooding and costly water damage to your home. What causes the pipes to burst? Water expands as it freezes, which puts tremendous pressure on whatever is containing it, including metal or plastic pipes. No matter how strong the pipes, expanding water…

Phone Battery Dying? No Electricity? No Problem!

We are now so reliant on cellphones for communication, that when a power outage happens, the first thing we think of is, “what if my cellphone battery dies!?”. We lose power for many reasons (rain, snow, downed power line) and when that happens, we start to worry about being able to communicate if our cellphone…

Keeping Yourself and Your Cell Phone Battery Cool

How “Cool” is that? Imagine having a Mini AC in your pocket. Your phone wouldn’t overheat, you would stay cool at outdoor events and you could stay cooler in the office without freezing everyone else to death. The materials used in this tiny device could potentially be used to build quieter, more energy-efficient and environmentally…

Madison Titans Go to Nationals!

Madison Titans 12-U Softball Team Go to Nationals! Bolton would like to formally congratulate the Madison Titans 12 year old and under softball team for making it to NATIONALS! After first winning Regionals (west division) then State our girls have made it to Treasure Coast, FL. where they are currently competing in this year’s 2017…

EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT! Weaverville Tribune 5th Annual North Buncombe Favorite Finds

The Weaverville Tribune: 5th Annual North Buncome Favorite Finds The reader’s of the Weaverville Tribune have spoken! As of April 18, 2017 Bolton’s Electrical Service Department has been awarded third place in the Category of Favorite Electrician in the Fifth Annual North Buncombe Favorite Finds. Special Thanks Bolton would like to give thanks to all of…

Energy Star; A Fleeting Flash of Light in America’s Sky?

Energy Star Have you ever taken notice of how many appliances assist us in our daily lives? We start our day waking up in our easily heated and cooled houses. Prepare our meals with the help of a refrigerator, stove and for some of microwave. Go to work and type, fax, scan and copy. Return…

Green Homes – How Does Yours Compare?

Going green. It’s a priority that is progressively rising higher on everyone’s list. There are many people who go green. Some do it as a means to positively impact the environment. Others do it as a way to cut down on a budget. Trust me, I’d love to say the reason I constantly nag my family was out of my…

Triangle Business Journal – 2016 Family Business Award

Congratulations to William E. Bolton IV and all employees of Bolton Construction & Service, LLC for winning the 2016 Family Business Award for Medium Size Company.  From left to right Weslyn Bolton, William E. Bolton V, William E. Bolton III, Marcus Bolton, Katy Bolton, William E. Bolton IV, and Lynn Bolton.    

Recycled Plastic Block Construction

A Columbian Company, Conceptos Plásticos, has developed a process to turn recycled plastics into LEGO-like building blocks. The interlocking blocks can easily be stacked to form walls. Thicker and stronger blocks are used to form the more load bearing supports needed for beams and columns. Advantages When cast, the upcycled plastic is mixed with a resin making them fire resistant. The semi-elastic building…

Energy Monitoring

How much energy do those high efficiency home appliances really save? Find out – An MIT team has developed a low cost monitoring solution; no wires, accurate and the size of a postage stamp! Just attach the device using a zip-tie and launch the app on your phone. Availability It’s not commercially available yet. When…