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Residential Electrician

Top 3 Reasons To Replace Your Ceiling Fan

Ceiling fans can do you a great service -- both during the summer and the winter. While everyone knows that fans are a valuable asset during the summer months as they help to circulate the air within a room so you feel cooler, they can also be used to help you heat your Minneapolis home more efficiently during the winter as well. By simply reversing the direction the fan blades turn, the warm air is pushed down and away from the ceiling, allowing you to feel more comfortable. If you already have a ceiling fan, then you might think you are set, but here are three reasons for replacing

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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.

 


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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3 Instances When A Professional Electrical Contractor Is Needed

There are plenty of people who want to be able to make their own home repairs. While some repairs are perfect for DIY-ers, electricial work simply is not. Here are three instances when you may need the help of a local electrical contractor:

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When You Should Hire A Professional Electrician, And Why?

The job of an electrician is more difficult than it may appear. It certainly is more difficult than simply tying a few wires together, twisting a few screws, collecting a paycheck, and calling it a day. It requires the knowledge and dedication of a licensed specialist. Even with the experience and understanding required to pass the licensure test, most states recognize the number of various problems that arise in the field and require the electrical contractor to be bonded and insured against accidents.

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Electrical Problems And Upgrades

When you need electrical repairs in the Minneapolis area, you need a company you can count on to do the work correctly. As a homeowner, there are many issues you can face and most electrical work should be performed by a local electrician in Minneapolis.

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