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By: Love-the-nw ..
Northside Electric
I was extremely disappointed with Northside Electric after receiving a vastly inflated Invoice and their failure to correct it. They essentially have you at their mercy, unless you want a huge court battle over an amount of money that isn't large enough to justify such action. You expect them to be fair, and operate in good faith. In my opinion they did neither. My power was knocked out by falling tree limbs. Their electrician was very excited about billing double-time since it was on a weekend. The sad part was how he inflated his hours by about double. His excuse for part of it was that he had to go back to the shop and search around for a small piece of conduit (6" long) and then drive back. First off, it seemed like a part that would've been in his truck. It wasn't a specialty item. The irony is that there was a hardware store a quarter mile away which had the part he described, as would any hardware, home improvement or variety store. It didn't warrant 3 hours of an electrician's time, particularly not at double-time. When I challenged their billing they basically just said how honest they were and left it at that. I paid the bill (begrudgingly), but I guarantee I won't fall for that one again.
By: Jim S.
Connections Electric Inc
Bought an expensive & complex Chandelier through Kelly's Home Furnishings for my wife for Christmas this year and Dustin Sellers @ Connections Electric was their #1 preferred & recommended electrician to use for installing our fixture. And we can now tell why!!!Dustin was extremely great to work with on this project. Total professional (great about time/cleanliness/care for our installation items/price/approach). Extremely knowledgeable (definitely tenured). Very personable (easy to ask him questions). Came prepared (had a ton of different tools that I didn't expect to need for making our project work). Concerned with great workmanship (wasn't afraid to climb around in our attic to ensure that the 75 lb fixture was fastened correctly & securely). Of which I know my Wife will truly appreciate.I honestly could not have asked for a better experience. Carrying this huge & heavy crystaled fixture up to a 20 ft ceiling did not exactly get me too excited into doing, but having Dustin assigned to our home to take care of it- was a huge relief. It looks amazing! And my wife- was just blown away by how well it was put up.Needless to say, that anytime we need any additional electrical help. Dustin from Connections Electric will forever be our guy!-Jim S.
By: maintenanceteam
Connections Electric Inc
Only company I will recomend. Connections Electric is the only company I will use or recomend to anybody I know. I do alot of electrial work my self but there is times when I cant figure out things so I call in the guys from Connections. they are the only company I have ever worked with where they are knowledgable, professional, and do things in a timely manner for a fair price. I have gone through countless electrial companies both local and out of state and hands down Connections is the most reliable and trustworthy company. I can actually leave a job to them and walk away knowing it will be done right the first time. Thank you from the Maintenance team at.
By: joshuadegerness
Connections Electric Inc
best company ever. I had a Serious issue. No joke my gutters were electrified. I had a remodel recently finished and thought everything was ok. boy was I wrong!!! about a day or two after things were all said and done and all the contractors left, I had a breaker keep kicking off and could not figure out why, so i called back the original electricial company and they said I had to much stuff plugged in and left. I then called CONNECTIONS ELECTRIC who did a full check of the issue and found that one of the exterior lighting poles wires was wired incorrectly in the wall and the pole outside was touching the side of the gutter which actually was conducting electricity through my gutters around my house. I seen it with my own eyes and was floored!!! my children clean those same gutters every year so what do you think would have happened.......................All the thanks in the world to the guys at Connections electric for being willing to go above and beyond I cant thank you enough.
Tips & Advices
Keep the following tips in mind:
  • Do not operate any electrical equipment while sitting or standing in water.
  • Don't overload extension cords or surge protectors.
  • Put caps on your electrical outlets if you have small children.
  • Call an electrician if you notice your sockets or switches are warm to the touch, discolored or if they make noise.
  • Keep electrical cords away from stoves, ovens and other sources of heat.
  • Do not use an appliance that has a frayed cord.
  • Do not staple extension cords into place or cover them with carpets or furniture.
  • When using extension cords, make sure to unwrap them before plugging them in.
  • Don't overuse extension cords. Have an electrician install extra outlets if you need a power source closer to you.
  • Only use light bulbs with the correct wattage for your lamps and light fixtures.
  • Contact a licensed electrician if you frequently blow fuses, since this can be a sign of an electrical wiring problem.
  • Have an electrician look at your fuse box to ensure you have the right size fuses and circuit breakers. The wrong size fuse or breaker can be a fire hazard.
  • If you have fault circuit interrupters installed in your electrical panel, make sure you test them at least once a month by turning them on and off.
It can cost from $40-$100 an hour depending on the job. This does not include additional costs for parts or trip fees. Make sure to ask in advance what they charge for or if they will provide a free quote.
In order to become a full-fledged professional, a person must undergo an apprenticeship with master and journeyman electricians. An apprentice needs 8,000 hours of practical work before graduating to the journeyman level. If an apprentice reaches journeyman status, he or she can complete most electrical work, but cannot design it until completing more testing along with 2,000 more on-the-job hours.
Yes. While all electricians need a license, not all of them do the same types of jobs.
  • Outside: These types of electricians work outdoors on electrical lines that connect to power plants.
  • Inside: Inside experts typically focus on commercial and industrial buildings that require a lot of power.
  • Residential: Residential electricians work with low-voltage systems and wiring to install fuse boxes and light fixtures.
Watch out for contractors that greatly underbid other electricians. If the price seems too good to be true, it probably is. Also, always remember to get the estimate in writing before settling on a company.

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