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At Current Electric Co in Brookfield, Wisconsin, we know a thing or two about electrical projects and the best ways to do them. We decided to take that knowledge and make it available to you so that you’ll know what to do about your electrical systems. Look through our blog below to learn more and get expert advice.

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Visit Current Electric at the NARI Milwaukee Home & Remodeling Show This Weekend!

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Do you have a home improvement project in mind? Are you looking for experienced, proven, and local contractors? Please join Current Electric at the NARI Milwaukee Home & Remodeling Show! It takes place October 12th-14th at the Wisconsin Expo Center at State Fair Park. Whether you need a new furnace, you’re remodeling, or you need to furnish your home, the NARI Milwaukee Home & Remodeling Show has everything that you need. You will have the opportunity to meet with over 100 home improvement and remodeling experts who are members of NARI Milwaukee. They have the highest code of ethics throughout the industry and pledge their honesty, integrity, and responsibility. If you’re looking to have a conversion with reliable contractors who take pride in every job they do, come to the show! Current...

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Current Electric – A 2018 Top Solar Contractor!

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Current Electric is proud to announce that we have been recognized as a 2018 Top Solar Contractor! Last year, in the United States alone, more than 10,600 megawatts of solar power were installed. Current Electric has been recognized as a contributor to the industry by Solar Power World. Only 450 solar companies made the list, and we’re thrilled to be a part of it! Produced annually, the Top Solar Contractors list sheds light on the solar work that has been done throughout the country. The list celebrates the achievements of U.S. solar developers, subcontractors, and installers within the utility, commercial, and residential markets. Contractors are ranked by kilowatts installed the previous year. We are a licensed, insured, bonded, and NABCEP certified solar installer. We have over a decade...

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Celebrate Earth Day With Solar Panel Installation

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The first Earth Day took place on April 22nd, 1970 with the goal of a world-wide, deeper appreciation for our planet. Each year, 180 countries around the world celebrate this day to reflect on the environment and find solutions to help make it healthier. Here at Current Electric, we want to do our part in keeping our planet safe and strong for generations to come. Therefore, we offer solar energy alternatives for your home or business. Not only is it good for the environment, it’s good for your wallet as well. Solar technology is a green power alternative that saves you money. Even though it’s so beneficial, many people are still on the fence about making the switch to solar energy. We believe that solar energy is the way to go, so to help put your mind at ease, we’re here to show you all...

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A Light Bulb Guide

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Our field Superheroes hear it all the time from our clients: Buying light bulbs is more difficult and frustrating now than it has ever been before, and we agree. If you’ve ever stood in the light bulb aisle at your local hardware store with a deer-in-headlights stare, you are not alone. Between the constantly-changing technology, industry lingo, and government regulations, you might be tempted to switch back to candles and lanterns, but we are here to try and make sense of the most confusing aisle in the store so the next time you need to replace your bulbs, you can find what you need quickly and confidently. There are 4 major types of light bulbs you will find in a variety of shapes and sizes. The first step in choosing your bulb is to figure out which type you want, and each type has its...

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Preparing Your Generator For The Winter Ahead

Generators are a backup source of electricity and can be absolutely crucial to some homeowners in order to keep their basements dry, their homes warm, and their food cold. Whatever your reason for wanting a backup generator, the Superheroes at Current Electric can offer the perfect solution for any budget. Types of Generators While there are technically more than two types of generators, our clients generally choose one of the following: Automatic standby, natural gas/liquid propane generators run directly on fuel that comes through available gas lines so they are lower maintenance and don’t require constant refueling as other types of generators do. Natural gas and propane are relatively clean forms of energy that start and run well in all kinds of weather. These units are permanently...

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Current Electric Will Be at the NARI Home Show! Booth 242!

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The Home & Remodeling Show is a vital resource in considering your next home improvement project! This show features hundreds of reputable NARI Member home improvement professionals showcasing products and information related to improvement and maintenance of the interior or exterior of the home. Whether it’s an addition, kitchen or bathroom renovation or home maintenance needs of a new roof, windows, siding, gutters or more, it’s all available at the Home & Remodeling Show. Have a one-on-one conversation to address your questions, or gather inspiration to decide on your home improvement or maintenance plans. This show is a complete consumer experience with engaging seminars, interactive spaces, ideas for the holidays and more!

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How to Cut Down Your Energy Bills with Solar Panel Installation

Saving money isn’t easy when it comes to utility bills, especially if it means compromising your comfortable lifestyle. With changes in seasons, bills fluctuate. Summers and winters have many appliances needing to sap more electricity just to function. It’s a frustrating situation. You don’t want to spend more in bills, but there’s always a limit to how much you can cut down on using appliances. Sometimes your hard efforts just don’t cut it. So what can you do in a seemingly helpless situation? The answer is literally right above you. It might sound crazy at first, but if you’re sick of what you’re paying for utility bills, now’s the perfect time to invest. It’s time to invest in solar panel installation. Harnessing the sun provides you with a clean, renewable, and reliable source of electricity...

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Electrical Safety Inspections Will Keep Milwaukee Safer This Summer

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) says that electrical problems are the biggest source of home structure fires in the U.S. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) blame improper wiring and the small appliances in your homes as  the leading causes of accidental electrocutions in your home. Heed these words and warnings and make sure to get your home full electrical safety inspections regularly to protect your family. At Current Electric, our professional electricians will perform electrical safety inspections in your home in the Milwaukee area. A full electrical safety inspection will consist of thorough examinations of every part of your electrical system to ensure everything is up to the proper safety regulations set by the National Electrical Code (NEC)....

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Service Panel Upgrade in Milwaukee 

As people add new household appliances and electronics to their homes, electric service panel upgrades are essential to keep everything working the way that it should. How Do Service Panel Upgrades Work? Your electrician will take note of the types of appliances and electronics you use in your home – or those you plan to add in the future – and calculate the number of amps needed for everything to run smoothly. The average family home can successfully run on about 200 amps of power. If you have an older home that might be wired for fewer than 200 amps, or want to add items that will need more than 200 amps to run, you will need a service panel upgrade. What Types of Homes Need A Service Panel Upgrade in Milwaukee? Older Homes Older homes should be inspected on a regular basis by a licensed...

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