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What electricians want you to know

12/12/2018 1:20 PM

During December and January is when most house fires happen. An electrical problem causes more than 50 percent of these house fires. These types of fires are more likely to occur because people are in their homes more due to the colder temperatures. When people are at home, they’re using appliances, lights, outlets and more. If your home is an older, it might not be up to date with codes that prevent these fires from occurring.

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Three Things to Ask About Whole-House Generators

8/8/2018 12:25 PM

Whether winter or summer, when a storm rolls in and the power goes out, it can be a huge hassle. A whole-house generator installed by ServiceOne could be the solution to all of these problems. If you want to find out how to power your whole house with a generator, read on!

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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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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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Holiday Electrical Safety Tips For Your Home

12/6/2017 6:00 AM

Family dinners, unwrapping gifts, decorating your home, and all of the other merriment that the holidays bring can also bring an increase in the likelihood of electrical accidents and home fires. Each year, the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) launches a national safety awareness campaign to encourage safety during the season.

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What Do Surge Protectors Actually Do?

9/20/2017 6:00 AM

A surge protector is a device used to protect your technology from random power spikes and damage. A power strike can happen from internal and external forces happening in and around your home. It is important to always keep your most expensive and valuable electronics plugged into a surge protector.

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Why DIY Electric Isn’t For You

7/19/2017 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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What’s The Deal With Whole-House Backup Generators?

6/28/2017 6:00 AM

This last round of storms for the Midwest was a little tough on us. Lots of straight-line winds and possible tornadic activity means downed tree limbs, lots of yard debris, probable house damage, and even a lack of electrical power to your home or business. And even with the power companies doing everything they could, some people were without power for days. In addition to all of the storm clean-up, you also have to deal with spoiled food, lost data, and more with the power being out for that long. So what’s the solution? Look at a whole-house backup generator for your home or business.

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