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A Thunderstorm Shorted My Home!

A lightning strike can be devastating to your home. The first thing to do is be glad nobody was hurt or injured. Then it’s time to assess the property damage and develop a plan to getting your home fixed so you can call it “home” again, and set up protection against the next thunderstorm to hit the area.

 


Tips To Help Homeowners Transition From A Fuse Box To A Circuit Breaker

During the age of fuse boxes, many households had to be mindful of their power usage because they could potentially blow a fuse. Fortunately, many people typically had fuses readily available. Nonetheless, circuit breakers are more convenient.

 


Are Low-Voltage Lights Costing You Money?

There are thousands of articles across the Internet that state that low-voltage lighting saves you money as a result of being energy efficient. Of course, as a consumer, you want to purchase a product that continues to illuminate your home and saves you money, so you may have switched your lights over to low-voltage lights. But, have you saved money? Have you seen a reduction in your electric bill? Some research indicates there is no difference between the two types of light, other than the type of light the bulbs emit.

Instead Of Costly Renovations, Enhance Any Room With Strategic Lighting

With the weather warming up, you may be feeling the home improvement bug. In fact, where ever you go around your home, you may see things that need improving to enhance your curb appeal, but you don’t have the money in the budget to pay for renovations. You can improve the look and feel of your home by strategically incorporating lights.

Worried About The Lack of Power After A Storm? Install An Electrical Backup System

With the hurricane season quickly approaching, you may be worried about what you are going to do if you experience a power outage as a result of a storm. Although eating by candlelight is romantic when done voluntarily, it’s less appealing when you are forced to do so because you lack power. 

How to Deal With A Partial Power Outage

If you've ever experienced a partial power outage, you know just how weird it seems. You thought you had a steady stream of power, so if it was compromised, you’d experience less power throughout the house rather than half on, half off, right? That’s not always the way it works. From the viewpoint of an engineer or a professional electrician, a partial power outage would be better described as a phase loss.

Different Styles Of Lighting

Lighting can be as simple as an overhead fixture and a bedside lamp. However, there is typically more involved to provide a comfortable room which is well lit, efficiently, without being over lit. The only thing that is worse than a blindingly bright room is stumbling around in the dark. With just a bit of thought and consideration of lighting styles, maybe a discussion with an experienced electrician, you can develop the rooms in your home to be not just comfortable but inviting.

Everything You Never Thought You Needed To Know About Recessed Lighting

Recessed lighting has recently become a popular style choice among home owners and builders, as well as for commercial buildings. It provides a neat and clean appearance that provides light without interrupting the flow of the room or the lines of the ceiling, or in some cases a wall. There are a few things you need to know if considering using recessed lighting either as part of a new home being built or as a renovation project in your current abode.

Replacing Outlets And Switches

Every home needs upkeep and maintenance, especially older ones. The electrical switches and outlets are often overlooked. Although any particular outlet may not be important, if it isn’t working it’s likely a sign of a larger problem. Switches usually aren’t replaced when they should be but rather as an afterthought when they stop working altogether. Even if an electric outlet or switch is still working, there are times when you should go ahead and have them replaced.

Tips For Hanging Your Chandelier The Right Way

If you're looking to create a statement with your dining room lighting, the best way to do this is with a chandelier directly above the dining room table. Below, you will find some tips on purchasing as well as hanging your chandelier. Remember, you should always consult with an electrician here in Minneapolis for the installation.

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