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Surge protection for the whole house is better than just using surge protector power strips alone.   Why risk expensive electrical components such as computers, surround sound and televisions? The more expensive power strips come with various levels of surge protection.  But cheaper ones usually just have a simple fuse.  Many are only designed to take a small surge.  If a larger surge occurs it can still damage your expensive equipment.  This type of large surge

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Are you considering an electrical task that’s over your head?   Make sure you thing about it fully before you start.   In general, electrical projects are not DIY (do it yourself.) We recently received this note from a customer.  “I have two hard wired smoke detectors that I need installed. My wife thought I could install them. Ha.” This man was smart enough to admit that he didn’t have the skills.  It was wiser to call

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Customer referrals are one of the best types of feedback we can receive.   Whether it’s an online review or a personal recommendation to a friend, we appreciate it. Here are a few samples of referral comments from our customers: “A neighbor of mine Steve Pardee recommended you.” “…Again, thank you all. I certainly will be telling everyone I know.” Yvette Harwood “I would highly recommend Frye to any of my friends. Thank you for the great

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There are two ways to do exhaust fan venting – the right way and the wrong way.    We all love hot showers but the normal warm air and steam build up in a bathroom can be harmful.  Especially in the Winter when all the windows stay closed.   You need to get rid of this moisture correctly. A recent question below from a customer illustrates a common issue with exhaust fan venting. ” … I

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What is a Fair Price for Electrical Work? It is difficult to know the fair price for anything, whether it’s automobile repair or surgery, and that is certainly true for electrical work.  Most people don’t understand how electricity works and they don’t have the skills to perform the needed tasks.  That makes it hard for them to estimate a realistic amount of time or an acceptable price. Electricians price their work by the hour or

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We are currently accepting resumes from qualified candidates to find the best applicants and hire electricians quickly.  So, consider Frye Electric if you are a qualified, experienced electrician wanting to work for a great employer! We are busy and our business is still growing.  That’s because we continue to build our reputation with prompt and courteous workmanship, high quality products and reliable service.   Our goal is to hire electricians for our crews who will work

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Frigid Temps and Space Heaters can lead to disaster.   Artic winds and below zero temperatures will hit us this week.   Most of the heating units in our homes in Central Indiana will not be able to keep up with the cold.  Especially for homes with leaky doors or windows.  Furnaces will be running full time and supplemental heat will be needed. Many people will turn to electric space heaters to supplement their furnace.  BE CAREFUL! 

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Proper light bulb disposal can be confusing with so many different kinds of bulbs today.    This is how you should properly dispose of them in the Indianapolis area. INCANDESCENT BULBS The standard light bulbs we’ve used for many years can be safely thrown out.  The don’t contain any hazardous material other then sharp edges if they are broken.   Put them in your normal trash bag or bin with no special precautions. CFL & FLOURESCENT

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The transfer switch connection is a critical component for a portable generator.   If you are adding a generator to your home or office, you need a transfer switch connection. You can see from the image what a typical switch looks like.   You mount it outside, near the location of your generator.    This example is made by Reliance, but there are many manufacturers and models available.   Notice that the power cord is heavy and the

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Electric car chargers are getting more attention today.   More people are buying electric cars and have a need to recharge them overnight at home. Also, a growing number of state, county and city governments are offering incentives.   This link can provide more information about them. If you are in need of one – Yes, we do install them.   We recently put one in for Eric Proctor.   Eric gave us a 5-star review and made these

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Some light fixtures or electrical connections are way off the ground.   This picture is a good example of high altitude lighting on an apartment building.  But we know ladder work is not for everyone.   Everyone cannot and should not be doing it. That’s why we have the right equipment to get up high safely.  Frye Electric has extra-long ladders, bucket trucks, safety harnesses and lifts.  All made for this kind of work.  And we have a

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Sometimes it is wise to get an electrical safety check after a storm.   Nearby lightning strikes can damage appliances and components of your electrical systems. This is especially true in older homes.   And in those that don’t have a whole house surge suppressor installed.   Here is a recent communication from a client. “We recently suffered damage to a number of electrical appliances from a lightening strike and were wondering if it might be appropriate for

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Hanging chandeliers safely is easy for us, but may not be as easy for you.  And, it doesn’t matter whether it’s a plain ceiling light or an elaborate chandelier like this one.  Either way it can be a difficult job. Just think of what it takes for you to do the job.  You have to find the right-sized ladder first of all; then you have to carry it in.  Be sure to avoid knocking over lamps

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“A ride to fight suicide will be held July 28th at the American Legion Post in Avon.     The address is 4812 East Main Street in Avon, IN. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to support veteran suicide awareness efforts.   And, these efforts include a scholarship given in honor of Gunnar Shirven.  Gunnar is the grandson of Hal Frye, owner of Frye Electric. The ride to fight suicide program is for awareness.  Many people

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Veteran suicides in 2014 totaled more than 7,400 according to a 2016 VA (Veterans Administration) study and report.  That averages out to  of over 20 every single day.   A previous, narrower study indicated the number was 22 per day.  However, the lower number doesn’t make it any less tragic. Millions of veteran records were included in this larger study from 1979 to 2014, with vets from every state.  The death figures came from the US

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