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Why Are My Lights Buzzing?

When you install a light fixture or light bulb, you expect it to work without a hitch. However, these lights can produce a loud humming or annoying buzzing noise that can quickly become frustrating. If this problem is happening to you, you’re probably asking yourself, “Why do lights buzz?” All in all, the answer to […]

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How Long Does It Take to Charge an Electric Car?

Every time someone invests in a car, they want to know how fuel-efficient it is. For gasoline-powered vehicles, how many miles it gets per gallon in the city and on the highway remains one of the first questions that a potential buyer asks a car salesperson. However, as more electric vehicles enter the market, the […]

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EV Charger Installation for Cars in the Greater Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN, Areas

EV Charger Installation for Cars in the Greater Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN, Areas As more drivers buy electric cars, having the infrastructure at your home to properly take care of it becomes essential. Instead of using your home’s electrical system to charge your new investment, the EarlyBird Electric’s electric car charger installers can help. […]

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3 Tips to Protect Electrical Equipment During Thunderstorms

During summer, one common occurrence is the vast thunderstorms that seemingly appear out of nowhere to wreak havoc on your neighborhood. Occasionally these storms can ruin your electronics and leave you scrambling to replace burnt-out devices and appliances.

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5 Steps to Bring Your Home Up to Today’s Electrical Standards

Whether you’re looking to sell your home or you want to tackle a new home improvement project, don’t overlook your electrical system. Electrical inspectors will look to make sure your home meets residential electrical code requirements.

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5 Electrician Safety Tips

Over a century ago, Men Without Hats topped the music charts with their hit song “Safety Dance.” One line goes as follows: “And I can act like an imbecile.” Sure, you can act like an imbecile when you dance. But if you don’t follow certain safety rules when you’re working with electricity, you could lose […]

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Electrical Home Inspection

You’d be surprised by how many homes have electrical wires that aren’t up to code. Some of these wires are simply too old or made from outdated material. Others may be damaged or worn out—making them dangerous. Of course, it’s difficult to tell whether wires are up to code just by looking at them. That’s […]

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5 Qualities to Look for in a Local Electrician

The key role of a licensed electrician is to ensure your electrical system is both safe and functional. But electricians do a lot more than fix your power when it goes out.  In fact, a licensed electrician can help with all kinds of different projects, including: Installing New Lighting Fixtures  A professional electrician will do […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Saving Energy at Home

Wondering how you can use less electricity to save more money on your monthly utility bills? There are numerous ways to reduce energy consumption. In this article we’ll share a few simple tips that you can start doing right now. 5 Energy Saving Solutions 1) Shut Down Your Computer at Night Did you know that […]

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Electrical Circuit Overload: Everything You Need to Know

Are lights in your home dimming? Are the outlets buzzing? You may have an overloaded circuit. This can happen when too much current passes through your home’s electrical wires.  In this article, we’ll break down what causes an electric overload to occur, its warning signs, how to fix and prevent an overload, and when to […]

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