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How Essential is a Panel Upgrade for Your Des Moines Home?

We all take our electrical system and supply for granted, that is until something goes wrong. What we really should be doing is taking the best possible care of it, in order to get the safest and most efficient service possible. One important way to do this is with a panel upgrade. These days, it…

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Garage Heaters – A Total Game-changer For Your Des Moines Home

Once the weather starts to take a turn for the worse, it can be difficult to continue working in the garage. You have so many projects waiting, but the thought of trying to get motivated when the temperature drops too low, seems next to impossible. The truth is, once Labor Day rolls around and the…

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Tips On Hiring Licensed Electricians In Des Moines

A Des Moines electrician is someone who specializes in the wiring and repair of electrical systems. Most people will rarely need the services of an electrician, so it’s no wonder that choosing the right one can be difficult. For home use, electricians are typically needed for electrical repair, rewiring, and panel upgrades. They are also…

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Tips to Help Prevent Plumbing Problems

Your plumbing system keeps your home the clean, comfortable, and convenient place that you need it to be, so problems with that system can be very frustrating. When you need to having any plumbing problems repaired, you need prompt and professional service from a contractor that you can trust. At

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Des Moines Hot Water Heater Repairs & Installation – How Professionals Help You Save Energy

You may not think that hot water heater installation or repairs could help you save on utility bills, but they will make a difference. The amount you save will be determined by the professional who is doing the installation and whether or not you have repairs taken care of when needed. The professional Des Moines…

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Electrical Inspections Contractor For Des Moines Tenant Make-Ready’s

If you’re an investment property owner or are in charge of the property management for residential properties in Des Moines, you’re likely to run into plenty of tenant repair needs or requests for the home. One way to avoid prospective calls for repairs is to ensure the property meets a minimum standard for tenants prior…

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How Landscape Lighting on Des Moines Properties Protects

How scary are your outdoors at night? Are there dark places for burglars to hide? If so, you should have those and other areas illuminated with Des Moines landscape lighting. Professional electricians can make your outdoors a more enjoyable place again and a safer place when coming home at night. Why should you add lighting…

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Keep Your Family Safe from Home Fires

Although deaths and injuries from residential fires have decreased in the past several years, deaths from fires and burns are still the third leading cause of fatal home injuries (CDC). Seventy percent of these deaths are from inhaling smoke. Two-thirds of deaths from home fires occurred in homes with no smoke alarms or no working…

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Grimes Home Improvement through Surge Protection

One of the best ways to take care of one’s home is through taking care of one’s appliances, and the best way to take care of one’s appliances is through Grimes surge protection. There are many benefits one can get from good management of electric flow in the house. When electricity travels, it has the…

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Why Call a Professional for a Des Moines Electrical Repair?

If you are like most homeowners, changing a light bulb is about the extent of your electrical repair abilities. Fortunately, there are qualified Des Moines electrical repair contractors just a phone call away. Electrical repairs are one of those things that homeowners eventually have to contend with, and there are several issues at stake that…

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Contemporary Modern Lighting Illuminates Any Home

Decorating your home can be quite a challenge if you are not up to the task. You need to decide on the color that you want for your walls. You need to consider the tiles you will put on the floor. You also have to give some thought to the lighting fixtures you will have…

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A Guide to Outdoor Electrical Outlets

Regardless of the climate that you live in, there is a good chance that you use outdoor electrical outlets at some point during the year. That being said, there are some areas that will naturally make more use of this type of outdoor receptacle. When used properly, an outdoor electrical outlet can be a very…

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Using Wall Lights To Highlight Your Home’s Decor

Des Moines home with treasures and artifacts that you would love to display to guests and visitors, perhaps the installation of some well-placed wall lights could be the solution to all your problems. With a number of unusual and attractive designs available, lights that are installed on the walls of your home could be very…

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10 Tips for Des Moines Electrical Work and Your Safety

When you’re considering Des Moines Electrical Repair work you should put safety first. This article gives a few pointers regarding electricity and safety for you, your family and your home. Never take risks where electricity is concerned. Electricity can cause serious burns, health problems and kill. If you’re not qualified to do electrical works then…

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LED Lights For Your Laundry Room in Your Des Moines Home

Getting the most out of your laundry room starts with the right lighting fixtures from your Des Moines lighting contractor. Without the right lighting in your laundry room, you might as well be doing your laundry in the closet.

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Your Guide To Bathroom Lighting

Use this guide to ensure that you are making the right choices for your bathroom in regards to Des Moines lighting.

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How to Pick A Des Moines Generator for Your Home

Des Moines generators are your run-to when there are power interruptions. Not having enough electricity could really make it hard for a household to work as normally as it would want

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Here Are Some Electrical Safety Tips For Your Des Moines Home

Every Iowa home has electricity flowing through it and normally safe however, if you have young children or are planning to do work on you home, you must make sure you have some basic electrical safety training and electrical safety rules.

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LED Lighting Can Be Beneficial For Your Home

Light-emitting diodes have been around for years. Traditionally, they have been used as indicators on electrical devices, such as standby lights on TVs.

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Electrical Safety Month: Knowing Electrical Safety

Knowing proper electrical safety is imperative for many reasons. One can become shocked, burned or in the worst case scenario a person can be electrocuted which can lead to death by not becoming knowledgeable about electrical safety. One should be aware of basic safety guidelines when working with or around electricity. Here’s some tips from…

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Benefits of Under Cabinet Lighting

If you want to draw attention to a beautiful custom backsplash, then under cabinet lighting, installed by your Des Moines electrician, is the way to do it.

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Good Reasons To Change Your Fuse Box

Are you aware that 10% of all house fires are caused by electrical distribution faults, and 12% are caused by electrical appliance fires, with a further 4% caused by electrical heaters. Collectively this means that 26% of all house fires are caused by electrical problems in Des Moines.

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Advice On Lighting In Your Bedroom

Bedrooms require flexible lighting that is both invigorating in the early morning and then calming at night. Besides having the atmosphere of relaxation, bedrooms need good general lighting in addition to appropriate task lighting for reading, dressing, grooming, and other activities. It is best to create a combination of general and task lighting. And if…

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The Benefits Of Having Surge Protection For Your Home

One of the best ways to take care of one’s home is through taking care of one’s appliances, and the best way to take care of one’s appliances is through surge protection. There are many benefits one can get from good management of electric flow in the house. When electricity travels, it has the tendency…

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7 Areas That Can Save You Money

It’s not that hard to save money on your electric bill and be environmentally friendly. It only takes a few changes in your household and the end result will be large savings on your electrical bill as well as being good for the environment. Please keep these tips from your Des Moines electrician in mind……

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Why Is Copper Used So Much In Making Electrical Wires?

Copper is a well-known chemical element with atomic symbol Cu and atomic number 29. It has a beautiful red-orange metallic luster. In the modern days, this reddish metal is used in various areas like in the construction line as a building material, in roofing and plumbing, in industries as a raw material, as a constituent…

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Choosing the Best Lighting for Your Kitchen

Given that you likely spend a great deal of time in the kitchen it is important to make sure that this room has both an appearance and an atmosphere that is welcoming and comfortable to be in, without compromising functionality. The design of your furnishings, cabinetry, countertops, flooring and walls can be accented by selecting…

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Back To Basics: What Is A Watt?

Watts are the gauge of just how much electricity a thing makes use of. Watts are also the measure the electrical power service uses to figure out your monthly invoice

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How to Check For and Reset a Tripped Breaker

Often, I’ll get a call from a customer (usually in a panic) that the lights in their living room and a couple of bedrooms aren’t working. Or, maybe it’s a room full of outlets that don’t work …..

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When Do You Need An Electrical Panel Upgrade?

Your Iowa home is equipped with an electrical service panel that controls the various electrical circuits in the system. If your panel is more than 20 years old

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Tips On Effective Landscape Lighting

Having a couple of landscape lighting additions installed in your home will have a great effect on the aesthetic appeal of your house, especially during night time

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Total Retrofit? Probably Not. Single Room Automation? Now We’re Talkin’!

A complete retrofit of an existing home to incorporate smart technologies for energy management and home automation can sometimes be overwhelming to Des Moines homeowners, both in terms of cost and complexity. Because the energy and time savings from utilizing such systems can be significant, it is worth looking at lower cost solutions. One option…

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If the Breaker Fits…It Still May Not Be the Right One!

Breakers…What’s the Difference? From time to time there may be a need to change a breaker or add one to your Des Moines home’s electrical panel. Most electrical devices, like switches, outlets and such, can be switched out with another brand without any problems. Breakers, however, are brand specific and require the exact replacement type…

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Electrical Receptacle Spectacles

An electrical receptacle is a convenient way to plug all types of appliances and lighting into to supply power. However, these convenient devices have their share of problems over the years. Your Des Moines electrical contractor can easily correct any of these problems and install new receptacles should the need exist. Here is a look at the…

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Don’t Blow a Fuse Over a Tripped Breaker!

If you have ever had a problem in your Des Moines home with a tripped breaker or a blown fuse that just left you confused on what to do next, don’t fret. The answer may be as simple as an overloaded circuit or a bad cord. Although you may feel resetting or replacing Fuses and…

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Electrical Inspection Room-by-Room Cheat Sheet

General Guidelines Electrical Safety codes are in place to protect you, the Des Moines homeowner. These general guidelines apply to new installations and will give you the basics of what electrical inspectors are looking for. Be sure to check with your local electrical inspector because Des Moines codes may vary from the list provided. In…

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Fight the Power (Save Some $$)

If you’re trying to decide whether to invest in a more energy-efficient appliance or you’d like to determine your electricity loads, you may want to estimate appliance energy consumption. Formula for Estimating Energy Consumption You can use this formula to estimate an appliance’s energy use: (Wattage × Hours Used Per Day) ÷ 1000 = Daily…

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Why Des Moines Electrical Repairs should always be done by Professionals

Most households and buildings regularly require Des Moines electrical repairs. This is logical as electricity is always used for operating appliances, equipment, and other machines. Short-circuits and small electrical shocks are normal and are quite usual. However, it is surprising that services of professional electricians are hardly sought. No one could blame home and building…

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A Brighter Des Moines Home with Proper Interior Lighting

Proper lighting plays a crucial role in maintaining a good ambiance in your house. It doesn’t simply provide beautiful appearance but it’s also functional at most times. Aside from the comfort and ease that it provides, proper lighting can also give enlightenment, not just literally. Hence, if you want to end up living in a…

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7 Life-Saving Des Moines Smoke Detector Tips

More than 4,000 Americans lose their lives each year in fires. What is even more tragic is that two-thirds of these deaths could be avoided. The difference between life and death comes down to one simple thing: the Des Moines smoke detector. If it is missing or malfunctioning when you need it, your family could…

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Finding a Des Moines Electrician

Home repair Des Moines electrical contractors are important people. Electricity plays such an important role in modern life that no-one wants to be without it for long. Electrical wiring, and the supply of electricity to your home, is something that is taken for granted most of the time. It is only noticed or thought about…

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Protect the Children of Des Moines With Tamper Resistant Outlets

Everybody who has children knows the constant feeling that you need to be monitoring their safety as they roam around the house playing and discovering their surroundings. Every table corner, flight of stairs, or small object is a potential hazard to a toddler. Home electrical outlets have always been on that list of things we…

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When to Upgrade Your Des Moines Electrical Panel Box

One of the major challenges faced by the Des Moines commercial property owners and homeowners alike is when to upgrade the electrical wiring and electrical panel box during renovation. Up to date Des Moines electrical panels are needed in the home to ensure safety of the inhabitants. If there is an excess flow of power…

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Easy Ways to Save Money on Des Moines Electricity

There are easy ways to save money on electricity in Des Moines, but you must learn how to do the little things and you will reap the rewards on your next utility bill. Saving money on electricity is not just doing one thing but doing several little items, this combination of all items will be…

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Grimes Surge Protector Can Save A Lot Of Money By Protecting Electronics

There is one thing that all Grimes electricians, or handy-men that have electrical experience will tell you, and that is to use a surge protector when having to plug in multiple devices in one location. This helps prevent an overload of electricity that normal extension cords can not stand up to. Another reason to use…

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Des Moines Copper or Aluminum Wire – Which Is a Better Conductor

If you are staying in a home that is four or five decades old, then in all probability, it may have aluminum electrical wire. The surging prices of copper in recent times have again prompted builders to consult licensed electricians as to whether aluminum could be a good alternative for home wiring and Electrical Safety….

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Tankless Water Heater

Des Moines whole house Tankless water heaters are one of the two types of tankless water heaters, the other being tankless gas water heaters. A tankless water heater is a compact home appliance that provides hot water whenever needed without storing the water. Cost effectiveness, easy installation, energy efficiency, less maintenance, longer equipment life, and…

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Electric Space Heaters-How To Stay Warm And Safe

Electric space heaters are gaining popularity this winter season for their safety features and because of the high costs of fuel. The best electric space heaters can provide a substantial savings while giving warmth to your home on those cold winter days. For providing comfortable warmth when and where you need it, these heaters can…

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The Hazards of Dirty Electricity

Most of us don’t give much thought to the electricity that enters our home every day. We don’t want to waste it of course, because that costs us money. Poor power quality, also known as dirty electricity, refers to the combination of harmonics and electronic noise generated by certain electrical devices that are used in…

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