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Traveling in an RV and seeing the country seems like the ultimate freedom for many, and that is why millions have been sold.  They are great for relaxation and family trips, but eventually every trip comes to an end and you wind up back at your house. When you bring that expensive RV home, do you have the right power connection for it? Your power source needs to match the usage of the vehicle when

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There are three types of specialized electrical outlets designed to increase safety in homes and businesses.  They are Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI), Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (ACFI), and Tamper Resistant Receptacles (TRR).   Building codes determine where these outlets are placed in new homes, but older homes may not have any of them. GFCI outlets (shown here) close down a circuit whenever a short occurs so that people cannot receive an electric shock from an

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Many homes built in the 1880s through the early 1900s contained knob and tube wiring to carry electric current.  We occasionally get a question about replacing that type of wiring like this recent one: “My husband and I are purchasing a home built in the 1920s. The inspection found there is still Knob and Tube wiring connected to a 200 amp service. The home is approximately 2000 square feet and we were needing an estimate

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Make your outdoor wedding sparkle with the right lighting for your celebration.   Create a beautiful atmosphere for your dreamy outdoor wedding with high quality LED lighting, customized  to emphasize and illuminate the location and the decorative theme.  For the ceremony or the reception, or both, you want the right lighting and Frye Electric can provide it for you. It can be difficult to lighting outdoor spaces correctly but Frye Electric has the perfect solution

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We often get asked about home inspection reports and are glad to help because everyone wants to get the sale closed quickly.   Typically we see things like improper grounding, or a lack of Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI), or reversed polarity in some outlets.  At other times we see larger issues, like the need to add a new sub-panel or to replace an older service panel.   Whatever the trouble you see on your

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New Bulb Technology For many years we have bought light bulbs for our homes based on the wattage shown on the box (60 watts, 100 watts, etc.)  However, bulbs with new technology come into stores regularly showing reduced usage, so using watts for comparison is no longer the best way to buy your bulbs.  It doesn’t tell you how bright the bulb will be, it only tells you how much electricity it will consume. A

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Garage door openers have come a long way in recent years, with manufacturers solving concerns we’ve had for  years.  Some of the improvements include a battery backup system, an automatic closure setting, very low noise levels, and the capability to operate it remotely from another location. One of the biggest changes is the addition of battery backups to garage door openers.   If you power goes out and you need to leave, how will you

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Falling prices for LEDs (light emitting diodes) have made them a much better buy now than when they first came out.  Although I was originally impressed by their brightness and coolness, the price tag was just too much for me to get past.  Even though I could see the sensible course of longer life and very few replacements, paying twenty dollars or more for a light bulb didn’t seem right to me. However, times have

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Buying and upgrading an older home can be a romantic and fun project, but it can also require significant electrical updates. We often receive questions about this topic, and this typical of what we usually hear. “We are fixing up a little house in Beech Grove and need an expert to come in and check out the electrical.  The house was built in the 1950’s and some of the electrical is new and some is

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The first Winter storm of 2016 hit Indianapolis on Jan 10 stopping power distribution to thousands of Hoosiers until hardworking crews could get the lines fixed.  Did your power stay on? In many of today’s fully electric homes, being powerless can be at least an inconvenience, and at most a threat to safety.  Even if you have natural gas heat, the electric blower still needs power to run, so your heating system won’t push the

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