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Accredited Electric has almost 2 decades of experience serving the Minneapolis and St. Paul Metro areas and is ready to share what they have learned. Don’t consider doing any electrical work without consulting a professional. We will be going over some common electrical issues in Minnesota so you can have the information you need to make the right call! 

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09
Jul

Where Can I Add A Receptacle or Outlet In My Home?

Locating the Right Spot to Add a Receptacle or Outlet in Your Home Adding new receptacles and outlets in your home can make life a lot easier. Whether you’re undergoing a whole-house renovation or simply want to upgrade your electrical system, placing outlets in the right spots ensures you can power up your gadgets and...
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14
Jun

What To Do During A Power Outage

Do Power Outages Happen Often In Hennepin County? Being prepared makes all the difference when the lights go out, and the power shuts down. Let’s walk through the steps to keep you, your family, and your home safe when left in the dark. Let’s be prepared before the next Minnesota storm. Stay Informed and Prepare...
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21
May

Tips for Enhancing Energy Efficiency in Your Minnesota Home Through Electrical Upgrades

Ready to make your home smarter, safer, and more energy-efficient? In Minnesota, where weather conditions can be extreme, upgrading your home’s electrical system can be an economical and smart way to manage your energy use more effectively. Let’s review how upgrading your home’s electrical systems can trim down your energy bills and increase your home’s...
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Dimmer Switch light switch in Minnesota home
17
Apr

What To Do If Your Switch Or Dimmer is Malfunctioning

How to Troubleshoot Your Flickering or Nonfunctional Dimmer or Switch Wall switches help keep your home lit and functional. In some homes, wall switches control more than lighting. They can also control wall outlets and integrated appliances such as garbage disposals. When homeowners spend their days flicking switches on and off, wear and tear is...
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14
Mar

5 Signs of Outdated Wiring

Everything You Need To Know About Outdated Wiring When was the last time you upgraded your home’s wiring? If you can’t remember, chances are your wiring is outdated, especially if you own an older home.  But what does outdated wiring mean? As your wiring ages, its rubber coatings can deteriorate, exposing the copper wires beneath....
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07
Feb

Why You Should Choose a Local Electrical Company in Minnesota

10 Reasons for Hiring a Local Electrician If you’re looking for a reputable electrical company near you, chances are you need to hire a great local electrician as soon as possible. Whether it’s an emergency fix or you need to install a brand-new lighting system, you want an electrician who’ll deliver fast and expert service...
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24
Jan

How to Know If You Are Overloading a Circuit

Understanding the Dangers of Overloading Circuits Understanding the dangers of overloading circuits is crucial for maintaining electrical safety in our homes and workplaces. An overloaded circuit occurs when too much electrical current flows through a circuit, surpassing its intended capacity. Overload can lead to various hazardous situations, including circuit breaker tripping and electrical fire hazards....
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12
Dec

8 Essential Electrical Safety Tips to Protect Your Home and Family

The Importance of Electrical Safety in Everyday Life Electrical safety is a critical aspect of our daily lives that often goes unnoticed until an accident or hazard occurs. Whether at home, work, or any other environment, understanding and practicing electrical safety measures is essential to prevent accidents, injuries, and even fatalities. By raising awareness about...
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15
Nov

Is a New Panel Needed When Setting Up A Home Generator?

The Importance of a Properly Installed Panel for Generator Safety and Efficiency In terms of safety, a correctly installed panel helps protect against electrical fires, shocks, and other accidents. It acts as a barrier between your generator’s power supply and the rest of your electrical system, effectively isolating potential issues or malfunctions. An efficiently installed...
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19
Oct

What Is A Daisy Chain In Electric Terms?

Understanding Daisy Chained Wiring In electrical terms, the phrase “daisy chain” refers to a wiring configuration in which multiple devices, such as outlets or light fixtures, are connected in sequence using a single continuous electrical circuit. This means that the wiring for subsequent devices is connected to the previous device’s electrical terminals, creating a chain-like...
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Installing Led Light Fixture In The Shed Ceiling
13
Sep
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10
Aug

What is the Difference Between a 2 and 3 Pronged Outlet?

Why Knowing the Difference Between Outlets Matters Understanding the difference between 2 and 3-prong outlets is crucial for electrical safety and the proper functioning of electrical appliances. While both types serve the purpose of providing electricity to devices, they differ in terms of grounding capabilities. It is important to note that attempting to plug a...
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GFCI outlets, or ground fault circuit interrupter outlets, are an important safety feature for any home in Minnesota. It is an electrical safety device designed to protect people from electrical shock.
11
Jul

What Is A GFCI Outlet?

A Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter  GFCI outlets, or ground fault circuit interrupter outlets, are an important safety feature for any home in Minnesota. It is an electrical safety device designed to protect people from electrical shock. The outlet does this by monitoring the flow and automatically shutting off the power if it detects a difference...
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13
Jun

What Is Wrong With My Light Switch?

Why Is My Light Switch Not Working? Light switches are essential components of our homes, controlling the power supply to every light fixture. Unfortunately, over time, switches may fail to function correctly, leaving you without the ability to turn on your lights or leaving them stuck in either the on or off position. Here are...
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Electrical Outlets And Covers
16
May

Why Is My Outlet Buzzing?

There’s a Good Reason to Be Afraid of a Buzzing Outlet Have you ever heard a buzzing sound coming from an outlet in your home? Is your outlet buzzing or making a noise it didn’t before? If so, it could be a sign of an electrical issue. This buzzing sound can occur for various reasons....
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18
Apr

What Is Wrong With My Electrical Panel?

What is an Electrical Panel? An electrical panel is essential to any home’s electrical wiring system. An electrical panel can go by many names, like a fuse box, breaker box, fuse panel, and more.  It serves as the main breaker box for all the circuits in your home, controlling the flow of electricity. In addition, the...
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Circuit Breaker Electric Panel Box With Wires
16
Mar

Why Is My Circuit Breaker Tripping?

Every morning in Minnesota, Jim would make coffee and sit down to read the newspaper while munching on toast. If his daughter, Emily, used her hairdryer at the same time the toaster and the coffee pot were on, the lights on the right half of their home would go out. So he trudged down to...
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Male Electrician Fixing Flickering Lights On Ceiling Lamp In Building
16
Feb

Why Are My Lights Flickering?

Learn if you need to call an electrician or if your flickering lights can be fixed in a few easy steps.
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