Thermal Imaging


Our trained thermographers use the latest technology in Thermal Imagery to troubleshoot and identify potential problems before they happen in your home or business.  Not only can it provide you with thousands of dollars worth of savings, but most of all it can provide you with peace of mind.  Electrical components usually show signs of failure, such as omitting excess heat, before they actually fail.To be proactive, we recommend having an annual routine check of your electrical systems by one of our trained thermographers.


How Does it Work?

The HeatSeaker thermal imaging device’s live screen shows areas of “hot spots” that make it quick and easy to determine the origin of the problem.  Once the problem has been located, our certified technician can take the necessary means to correct it.

By using thermal imaging as a means of problem detection, you will save both time and money.  The thermal imaging device will identify:

  • overloaded circuits, loose/ corroded connections, and failing breakers in electrical panels
  • Blown fuses, overloads, phase imbalances, and harmonics problems
  • Hot spots from high resistance connections
  • Inefficient heating and cooling transfers

Top 10 reasons to have a Bats Electric  Technician troubleshoot your electrical problem with a thermal imaging device:

  1. Avoid unplanned power outages1
  2. Rapid problem detection
  3. Reduced inspection costs
  4. Accurate “hot spot” protection
  5. Be “pro-active” not “re-active”
  6. Reduction in failure rate of devices
  7. Reduction in over all power outages costs
  8. Reduction in overall operational costs
  9. Reduction in unnecessary shut-downs
  10. Enhances safety and loss prevention

Call Bates Electric today to have one of our trained thermographers troubleshoot for you!

St. Louis 636-464-3939

Cape Girardeau 573-335-6565

Chicago 312-767-9454

Miami 786-602-3939

Louisville 859-568-2121

Paducah 270-984-2000

Charlotte 704-215-4341

Thank you for reading the Bates Blog.  We are dedicated to keeping you updated on all things electrical. 

Get to Know Bates



In 1992, Bates Electric was founded  in St. Louis Missouri, by Chris Bates.  Now, Bates Electric proudly serves St. Louis and Cape Girardeau MO, Paducah and Louisville KY, Chicago IL, Miami FL, and beyond.  Our technicians have GPS tracked company vehicles, and are dispatched from their homes.  We are licensed, bonded, and insured.

We attribute our growth and success to integrity and quality in both professionalism and workmanship. Our solid reputation and tradition of values in delivering superior client service and the highest quality of craftsmanship demonstrate to our clients our commitment to meet their needs and exceed expectations.  The Better Business Bureau gives us an A ranking.  We also received the Angie’s List Super Service Award.  Bates Electric has been featured on national TV.  We showed viewers how to install a stand-by generator on the hit TV show This Old House.

Our staff of trained professionals are ready to assist you in any of the following areas of expertise: Commercial, Communications, Design/Build, Generators, Home Networking, Industrial, Lighting Design, Residential, Restorative, Security Systems, Service and Maintenance, and 24-Hour Emergency Service.

Every call is answered by a Bates Electric service representative, not an answering service or automated system.  Superior customer service is our trademark.  Call Bates Electric today!

St. Louis, MO: 636-464-3939

Cape Girardeau, MO: 573-335-6565

Chicago, IL: 312-767-9454

Miami, FL:     786-602-3939

Louisville, KY: 859-568-2121

Paducah, KY: 270-984-2000

Generac Mobile Link


Mobile Link is the new cellular remote monitoring system from Generac that lets you check your generator’s status, even when you’re away.  Using your computer, tablet or smartphone, Mobile Link provides a personalized web portal where you can view your generator’s status, maintenance schedule, event history, and much more.  get emails or text notifications the moment there is any change in your generator’s status.  Customize your notification settings to choose what type of alert you want to receive and how often.  With Mobile Link, you will always know exactly what your generator is doing, or not doing, when you’re on the go.

Compatible units include: 2008 Air-cooled units with led display, Units using Nexus or Evolution controller (including Protector Series), and Synergy and PowerPact Units

NOT compatible with CorePower or EconGen units

*Model 006478-0, Harness adapter kit, is required for use with liquid-cooled units

Generac GenPad

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Bates Electric is a PowerPro Elite dealer for Generac.  We were the first dealer in the St. Louis area.  Continue reading

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How to Install a Stand-by Generator


Bates Electric was featured on the hit TV show “This Old House.”  During the show, we explained how to install a stand-by generator.  Click here to view the video.  We suggest that you hire a licensed electrician (such as Bates Electric)  to do the installation.  Our technicians are specialized in installing Generac products.  Generac is the number one selling home back-up generator.  We also offer a special warranty, financing plans, and discounted generator services.

Thank you for visiting Bates Blog.  Our Blog is dedicated to keeping you updated on all the latest electrical trends.  Stop by next week to learn more about Generac products.

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