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Power pole damage is something that most of us have seen a few times.  It usually happens away from our home.  But, if it happens near your house who is responsible to have it fixed? We recently received this request.  “This evening, a car crashed into a IPL pole in front of my residence.  The pole broke in half and the mast was pulled away from the house. I would like the repair completed asap

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Some homeowners don’t realize how important carbon monoxide (CO) alarms are to the safety of their family.  A smoke alarm by itself is incomplete protection if you have any kind of burning inside your home.  Gas or oil furnaces, gas ranges or ovens, and fireplaces are all examples of potential sources for carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon Monoxide is called the silent killer because you can’t hear it, see it or smell it.   It can

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Expensive appliances deserve the best protection from power surges, so that you don’t have to replace them.  Things like sub-zero refrigerators, high efficiency washers, and advanced microwaves cost thousands of dollars.  And what about the feature-packed circuit board in your furnace or air conditioner?  Isn’t paying for them the first time enough for you – or do you want to pay for them twice?   Frye Electric can provide the best protection available to help you

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Many people have electrical questions because they just don’t understand how it works.   Also, parents teach children not to touch electricity so lots of people are fearful of it or just don’t want to know more.  However, we all use electrical outlets and appliances daily so sometimes we need expert advice.   That is where the “Ask the Experts” feature of Frye Electric comes in handy. We recently had a customer request come in

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A sparkling chandelier really dresses up a home, and can add a lot of beauty to holiday events.  If you are getting ready to add a new chandelier to your home, consider Frye Electric to install it for you.  This type of installation is not normally a homeowner-level job. Some people put them in the entryway and many go in the dining room.  Either way, they are usually on a high ceiling because of their

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We recently received a smoke detector question from a customer.   She had some hard-wired smoke detectors installed in 1996, and wondered about replacing them.  Our answer is yes, she should replace them since they are 20 years old.  We recommend replacement every 7-9 years just to be safe.   If you don’t know the age of yours, take them down and look on the back of the case.  The manufacturer may have printed the

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Many homes, neighborhoods and apartment complexes have decorative outdoor lamp posts.  They range from the very simple and economical to the very elegant and expensive.  These lights have been popular because they add style and dress up a residence, as well as adding convenience and safety during darker months.  The right lighting can give a warm, romantic feel to a property.  It definitely adds to curb appeal and can even increase a property’s value. Sometimes

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GFCI protection is required in certain places, and especially outdoors.   You have a dangerous situation if you don’t have all your outside electrical connections protected.  We regularly hear from homeowners who don’t have this device and want it added to improve the safety of their home. The purpose of GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interruption) technology is to eliminate the possibility of getting a shock. For the technically-minded the National Electrical Code defines it this

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A big screen TV is the best thing for watching football, and stores are selling lots of them.   The HD (high definition) models let you see the action on the field better than if you were there.  And the clarity of the (UHD) ultra high definition sets is even better.   What a picture you get from the 4K models!   Amazing clarity for every play. If you are getting a new TV for

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New products and styles for under cabinet lighting are making it easy to update and beautify your kitchen.   If you are building a new home, consider installing this type of task lighting close to the working surface.  You can choose from one simple battery operated puck light, or a few strips of LED lights, or all the way up to a complete system that snaps together. The Legrand® adorne™ Under-Cabinet Lighting System shown here is

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We know that bullying has been going on for a long time and is wide spread, but every parent wants to protect their children from it.  At Frye Electric, we want to help reduce bullying and stand up for children.     We have our own hero who fights for children – SuperFrye Guy.   He has helped Olivia Rusk at Olivia’s Cause as she provides inspiration and awareness about teen-bullying and teen suicide prevention.  SuperFrye Guy

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Since 1975, Frye Electric Inc has been proving we are an electrical contractor you can trust. We are licensed, bonded and insured.  Hal Frye, the owner of the company, personally guarantees your satisfaction on every job we do. We know how important your family is to you, or your business is to you.   Every bit of electrical work we do is at the highest industry standards.  We make sure every wire and every connection is

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A customer recently sent in this question about a dedicated circuit and outlets.   We decided to answer it with a blog post in case other people wonder about the same issue.  The lady asked about installing a hot tub, but the question is valid for other uses. “… if there are 3 outlets on a circuit and only 1 of them are being used (i.e. nothing plugged into the other 2)…does that allow the

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BUILDING A NEW HOUSE? If so, be sure the electrical plan includes some “good to have” additions.   When you include these improvements during initial construction you’ll save lots of money.   These extras would just cost more money and time to add later.  It is better to do them between the framing and drywall stages. Here is a list of tips for your consideration before you start construction.  If you’ve already started building a

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Outdoor ceiling fans have become more popular in recent years.  With the increased use of outdoor cooking areas, pergolas, porches and large decks,  homeowners have wanted fans to help cool the warmest areas. Fan companies have responded by making many styles of outdoor ceiling fans to complement those locations.   They now provide ratings such as wet-rated or damp-rated that guide you in placement.   Using these ratings, you can buy the correct type of

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