Are your electrical outlets not working? Do you need more outlets installed in your home? Call Edison Electric, Inc. to have our electricians inspect your home and electrical needs. Whether you need a broken outlet replaced or want to add a unit for a flat-screen television, we’ve got you covered. When you call our experts to perform work in your Minneapolis, MN home, you can rest assured that the job will be done right the first time!
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Why You Should Hire a Professional to Install Three-Prong Outlets
Do you live in an older home that has out-dated two-prong outlets installed throughout the house? When upgrading to three-prong devices it’s important to hire a professional to do the work. Replacing a two-prong outlet with a three-prong unit is a dangerous situation if done incorrectly and can put your family and house at risk. To keep your household safe, book an appointment with Edison Electric, Inc. to get fast, on-time residential electrical repairs services. We have thousands of satisfied customers and can efficiently handle all of your electrical needs.
Dangers of Using Worn Out Outlets and Switches
Switches and outlets wear out over time, creating flimsy switches and loose connections with your plugs. These signs of aging can cause your electrical circuit to malfunction. If you live in an older home, there’s also a good chance that the outlets in your house are back-stabbed and have poor electrical connections. While the back-stabbing technique allows professionals to wire a home faster, it also leads to problems later - including a loss of power and burned switches. Our Edison Electric, Inc. electricians guarantee that we will not use this method on your wires. Instead, our experts will make sure your connections are pigtailed and placed tightly under a properly torqued screw terminal. We carry enough outlets and switches to replace every device in your house and can make recommendations to make your circuits safer and more reliable.
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Why You Need Dedicated Circuits
Do the lights dim in your house when you run the dryer, or when the air conditioner kicks on? This can indicate you need dedicated circuits installed for specific appliances and devices in your house. Without these units, you could be at risk of tripping breakers and blowing fuses when you run your appliances. It can even cause your wiring system to overheat, which can lead to an electrical fire. To avoid these issues, have a professional inspect your electrical system to determine which appliances need a dedicated circuit. Some units you might want to consider include:
- Electric ranges
- Wall ovens
- Garbage disposals
- Space heaters
- Heating and air conditioning units
- Water heaters
- Garage door openers
- Sump pumps
- Water pumps
- Central vacuums
- Whirlpools/Jacuzzis/hot tubs/saunas
- Blow dryers
- Specific areas of your home such as bathrooms, kitchen counter area, and garages
You should also consider adding a dedicated circuit for your computer. Installing this device ensures your computer has enough energy to function without overloading your system, blowing a fuse or tripping a breaker. This can also make your computer more productive and can reduce the risk of electrical fires.