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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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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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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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Outdoor Lighting: Why You Need It

Many don't think too much about it, but outdoor lighting can come very in handy. While most of you know it will improve safety, you may not know that it can be helpful in a number of other ways. Here are just a few of the reasons why you may want to consider outdoor lighting at your home in Plymouth, Minnesota:

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3 Ways To Prevent Unnecessary Home Electrical Fires

Home fires are much more common than many homeowners think. What's even more alarming is the fact that tens of thousands of those residential fires are caused by the home's electricity. In fact, the National Fire Protection Association in the United States says that between 45,000 and 50,000 fires in the home since 2000 have been caused by defective electrical wiring. Those electrical fire hazards have taken the lives of hundreds of people each year and cost over $1 billion in property damage.

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Avoid Getting Shocked With GFCIs

Many homeowners are not aware, but not all electrical outlets are equal. There are some that offer more protection than the typical outlet. These are known as GFCI outlets, or ground-fault circuit interrupter outlets. These outlets are designed to help protect against unnecessary electrical fires and electrical shock.

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