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Frye Electric has been performing apartment and commercial work for thousands of customers since 1975.   Although some residential work can be a challenge, businesses and apartment complexes are often even more so. Special equipment and special skills are needed to perform electrical jobs for commercial purposes.   And, since they are normally larger-scale jobs, we must have the right type of equipment on hand to perform them properly.   We also need crews of fully-trained electricians who

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Eaton standby generators are safe, reliable, intelligent and affordable.   All the things you want in a backup electrical system.  That’s why we sell, install and service them. When we put in a standby system, it will protect your family and your property automatically.   Eaton standby generators come on within seconds of a power outage, and stay on until the power is restored.   Imagine what can happen in your home or business without power.   No heat

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Repeated light bulb burnout can be annoying.   If you’ve had that problem, this story may help you resolve it without calling us. A customer recently wrote to us with this issue.  “I replaced the bulb on our outdoor light 3 times and the bulbs burn out overnight.”   Greg Wells, Director of Operations for Frye Electric, has a few suggestions.  Give them a try before you contact an electrician and have to pay for a service

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Mounting a new television can be easy — or it can be hard.    If you are replacing an old TV with a new one in the same place, it can be pretty simple.  But, if you are mounting a new TV in a new location, that can become complicated. New flat screen televisions are amazing.  The picture is so realistic it’s like looking out a window.  So, many people are buying new ones and

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Portable GFCI outlets and cords are easily available and offer extra protection for everyone.   On those occasions when you are using an electric tool outside or near  water, and you aren’t sure of the circuit, this type of protection might be a lifesaver. They come in a variety of types and prices, ranging from about $10 to $50.   This image shows one example for about $20, which is a short extension cord.  

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We all need dependable power for our homes and businesses, but thousands of people have missed it recently.   Strong winds and heavy rains have caused lots of damage and problems in this area.  IPL alone reported almost 9,000 without power a few days ago, and there were many more around us. The Costs of Interrupted Power A tree branch falling on a power line can knock out your electric service for hours, or even

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An outdated service panel can be annoying or it can be dangerous – or both.   Some service panels have caused repeated problems over the years and are well know in our industry.   Federal Pacific Electric and Zinsco are examples of them. Other panels are just too small to meet your needs.  Whether you need more power for new appliances, or you have doubts about the safety of your breaker box — have a

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Tragically, two teens died during the recent Father’s Day weekend due to electric shock drowning.   The full story was shown on ABC news, and both cases remind us that we must keep water and electricity safely separated. Police say Kayla Matos, 10, and friends were swimming when they touched a metal rail on a boat lift.  The lift became energized and the current in the water shocked Kayla.  Although adults were present and used

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Frye Electric offers personally guaranteed satisfaction for every electrical service call.   Hal Frye, the owner of Frye Electric, gives you his personal assurance that your job will be done right.  And he stands behind all the work. Hal will either call or visit any client who has concerns about what was done or the charge for the service.   Sometimes the client has a valid concern, and when that happens Hal gets is corrected.

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If you have said “something keeps tripping my circuit breaker”, you should consider calling a professional.   When you see repeated occurrences on the same breaker, it might indicate a significant problem. Breakers trip, or shut off, in order to protect the circuit from overheating.   That type of overheating might even cause a fire, so this might be an important safety hazard.     One Time Trip The occasional trip of  a breaker is

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If you have a pet, you need pet proof home wiring solutions.    Every pet, even a cute little puppy like this one, is curious and wants to explore their surroundings.  Well, OK –  maybe not a goldfish!  But certainly dogs and cats and other common household pets. Potential Problems What happens if Frank the Ferret decides to chew on your lamp cord for a few minutes every day?   How about Tabby wanting to

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Gazebo fans are the perfect accessories to beat the heat on even the warmest days.   And they look so cool, too! If you are building or renovating a gazebo, a pergola, or any similar structure – consider adding a fan.  They come in all shapes and sizes with lots of options.   You might want a tropical leafy look like this one.  Or maybe a more traditional look that matches your home.  Or maybe

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Customers periodically ask about adding circuits to a garage, or adding more power outlets to an outbuilding.  This is an example of a typical request that we receive and take care of.    “Looking to get electricity out in my garage to power a garage door opener and a couple of outlets for tools.  Conduit exists between my basement, under my driveway, and out into the garage.”  Yes, we do offer that kind of service, and

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A friend recently said that two kitchen appliances stopped working on the same day.  She thought it was odd that both the toaster and the coffee maker would wear out at the same time. However, she also knew that she’d had them for years so maybe it was just a coincidence. Shaking it and re-plugging didn’t work on the toaster,so she put it in the trash can.  Her plan was to get rid of the

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Are you Planning an Outdoor Spring Wedding – or a Summer one? The right event lighting for an outdoor event, such as a wedding or a graduation party, can really add a lot to the evening.  You want to create a festive atmosphere that emphasizes and illuminates everything going on.  Including the location and the decorations.  Whether you are planning an outdoor wedding, a graduation party or any other event, you will want the right lighting.  And

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