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UPDATED: Why DIY Electric Isn’t For You

9/8/2021 6:00 AM

Homeowners often think that when they go into “DIY” mode on their home, that it is actually going to save them money. This is can sometimes be the case, but not always, especially when it comes to electrical work. DIY just seems much simpler than calling and scheduling for a professional to come out and fix it and taking the time out of your day to be there with them while it is fixed, but in the long run it might turn out to be worth the hassle.

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It’s a Dead Outlet - What Now?

8/18/2021 11:18 AM

A dead outlet is a frustrating problem for homeowners; however, there could be simple reasons as to why an outlet has died. 

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Surge Protector vs Power Strip

6/23/2021 11:21 AM

When looking at surge protector vs power strip, you may think that these two things are similar. Well, you’re not wrong! However, there are a few differences between the two. 

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Why You Need A Backup Generator

6/2/2021 10:45 AM

As we have seen in previous years, even the smallest thunderstorms could leave your home without power for an extended period of time. Learn why all Midwest homeowners should consider getting a backup home generator!

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ServiceOne electrical how-to: resetting your circuit breaker

8/3/2018 9:22 AM

Last week, we chatted about replacing your air filter. The week before, we tackled cleaning out your air conditioner condenser coils. We’re continuing our how-to video series this week – how you can tackle resetting your circuit breaker.

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It’s A Dead Electrical Outlet - What Now?

3/21/2018 6:00 AM

You go to plug in your hair dryer and it won’t start. You reach to turn on a lamp, and get nothing. Maybe you’ve just moved into a new place and discovered a dead outlet - or it’s a brand new occurrence in your home.

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The Groundhog Has Spoken, Six More Weeks Of Winter!

2/7/2018 6:00 AM

Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow… So… Six more weeks of winter it is! Here in the Midwest, we’ve seen a few days with some heavy snow, lots of ice, and the kids have been enjoying their snow/cold days off from school. And it’s not ending just yet.

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Making Sure Your Home Is Prepared For Midwest Winter Weather

1/10/2018 11:32 AM

Is your home prepared for potential snow or frigid temperatures? Extreme cold temperatures can be hard on you, your vehicles, and your home!

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Extra Tips To Prepare Your Home For Winter

12/13/2017 6:00 AM

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been discussing how to prepare your home for colder weather; preparing your furnace for colder weather; why you need a whole home generator for Midwestern winters; preparing your home’s plumbing for colder weather; the benefits of whole-home humidifiers for Midwestern winters; the benefits of home automation in the winter months; your home’s winter plumbing maintenance checklist; and holiday electrical safety tips for your home. In addition to all of these topics, there are a few additional things to get your home ready for the winter months in Nebraska and Iowa!

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