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  The demand for electric vehicle charging stations has jumped.  This happened because sales of electric or hybrid vehicles has increased.  You’ve probably seen charging stations near government buildings and in corporate parking lots already.   Recently people have been requesting the installation of charging units in their homes. Each electric vehicle comes with a charging cord which will plug into a standard 110-120 volt outlet.  However, it can take up to 12 hours to

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You can travel in an RV and see the country.  Millions of RVs have been sold because it seems like the ultimate freedom for many people.   RVs are great for relaxation and family trips, but eventually every trip comes to an end.  Ultimately, you wind up back at your house.   Do you have the right RV power connection for it? The “right power connection” means that your power source matches the usage of

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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.  E veryone wants to get the sale closed quickly.   Typically we see things like improper grounding, or a lack of Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI.) Sometimes it’s reversed polarity in some outlets.  At other times we see larger issues.  For instance the need to add a new sub-panel or to replace an older service panel.   It doesn’t matter what the trouble is

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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.  However, 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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There are kits available today in home stores that allow you to upgrade noisy or failed  bathroom exhaust fans in about 15 minutes.   If your bathroom stays moist and doesn’t dry out after a hot shower, or if the fan blades just make too much noise for you to hear your own beautiful singing, consider getting a kit like this one and upgrading it yourself. The kits are very easy to use as long

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The gas supply lines that provide natural gas or propane to your home heating system are completely safe if they were properly installed and maintained, but they have the potential to damage to  your home if they were not.  After receiving this recent request, “…I have CSST that I believe is not grounded and would like an estimate for grounding it…”, we decided to write this blog and explain proper grounding for CSST and other

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If you are thinking about a fluorescent light upgrade, we have some useful information for you.  T-12 tube bulbs have been used in fluorescent light fixtures for garages and work shops, but  a variety of energy saving T-8 bulbs are available and will snap right into the older lights. If you want different levels of light or energy savings, consider changing the bulbs.  The energy savings is only 8 watts per bulb (40W to 32W)

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Warming a cold garage can be easily accomplished by adding an electric garage heater.  Have you been struggling in a cold garage with poor results?  Consider installing a fixed electric heater with thermostat on a dedicated 240 volt circuit. Some years ago I got tired of trying to work on the car or my woodworking projects wearing gloves and a winter coat.  I first tried to warm my garage by using a portable plug-in unit

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About 80% of the buildings today have lighting systems that were designed 20 or more years ago.   If your home or office fits into that category, you might want to think about upgrade options.  You can reduce energy usage and get better results from your lighting fixtures. One of the current new options is the use of LED bulbs to replace incandescent bulbs.  This works well in recessed lighting fixtures such as can lights.   

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