When standing at the local home improvement store the The variety of light bulbs can be overwhelming. Knowing what the different advantages and disadvantages to each type can help you choose based on the situation you will be using them.
Your 3 main options
1 - Incandescent: Because of Congress' new energy efficiency lighting standards that require that new bulbs use 25 to 30 percent less energy than traditional incandescent lights. New incandescent bulbs will be of the halogen variety rather than the argon-filled bulbs we all grew up with.
2 - CFL (Compact Fluorescent Lamp):
a fluorescent light bulb that has been compressed into the size of a standard-issue incandescent light bulb.
Whether you live in Minneapolis, Saint Paul or any city in the Twin Cities surrounding area if you are looking to save on energy costs and change lights or fixtures... Call Skyline Electric for help and the service you can trust.
Let me start by saying handymen are not all bad. That being said, can a handyman do electrical work around your house? No. Unless the Handyman is a Master electrician or a Journeyman electrician doing the work for a company holding a Minnesota Masters license They legally cannot do electrical work in Minnesota.
This was the work of a sheetrock "handyman" adding a light fixture to a bedroom can be an easy project but not only when he left did it not work correctly but how he did left a very unsafe situation for the homeowners.
- exposed wires create a fire hazard
- disconnecting the metal flex removes the electrical systems path to ground.
Installed by an "electrician" who gave the customer a great "cash only" price and no inspection. after the inspector on our project noticed it from the basement the customer unfortunately had to pay again to have it fixed and inspected.
- exposed wires
- not properly grounded and the wires are not supported
Adding recessed cans to the first floor of this house was a great idea, how the handyman did it..not so much.
Attics are a common place for corners to be cut in workmanship because it's rare for a homeowner to go up and check the work.
- the open splices laying in the insulation creates a huge fir risk
changing an outlet is another easy project but done wrong can be very dangerous. This was done by an "electrician" from Craigslist. when installing the new outlet he didn't tighten the screws down creating an arc between the wires and outlet. over time the arcing creating heat and as you can see from the picture eventually a fire. Luckily this customer noticed his alarm clock and phone charger were acting up and turned the breaker off after noticing a burning plastic smell.