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Fun Facts about Electricity That Will Light Up Your World!

fun facts about electricityWe’ve all heard the story about how electricity was discovered by Ben Franklin with a kite and a key. If that alone didn’t spark your interest on this vast subject, maybe these fun facts will. The team at Fusion Electric put together these current tidbits (see what we did there?) and fun facts about electricity to tickle your brain and make you sound smart during random conversations at cocktail parties. Enjoy!

  • Electricity travels very fast: more specifically, at the speed of light, going more than 186,000 miles per second.
  • Electricity can be made from wind, water, sun, and even animal waste. How? Waste is collected and heated, creating methane gas, which is used to power generators and create electricity.
  • The first power plant was owned by Thomas Edison in 1882 and was opened in New York City.
  • Electricity plays an important role in how your heart functions. Muscle cells in the heart become contracted by electricity that runs throughout our body.
  • Though electric cars are becoming more popular, the first car to run solely on electricity was built many years ago in 1891 by inventor William Morrison.
  • A typical microwave uses more energy displaying the time on its clock than it does heating food.
  • Water does not conduct electricity on its own; the impurities found in water are what makes it conduct electricity.
  • Coordinated power shut offs such as Earth Day are thought to actually increase carbon dioxide emissions instead of decrease them as power companies struggle to cope with the fluctuating energy use.
  • A refrigerator uses less energy than a Playstation 3 during game play.
  • Enough sunlight reaches the earth’s surface every minute to satisfy the world’s energy demands for a whole year.
  • One ceiling fixture can use between $2,000 and $5,000 of electricity over its lifespan.
  • Wind energy has become the top source of electricity in the United States, providing almost 42% of all generating capacities.

Call Fusion Electric at (913) 563-7975 or contact us online if you need help with anything electrical, either residential or commercial. We are proud to service the Kansas City area and look forward to helping you!

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Angie’s Not the Only One Who Thinks Fusion Electric Is One of the Best Electricians in KC

electricians in kcFusion Electric isn’t the only business offering electrical services available to serve Kansas City. But we are the electricians you should choose to handle all your electrical needs. Fusion Electric, locally owned and operated, offers a variety of residential and commercial electrical services, everything from simple electrical repairs to complex upgrades and installations.

Fusion Electric Earns Esteemed 2016 Angie’s List Super Service Award!

We are very proud to be an Angie’s List Super Service Award recipient for 2016. This award reflects  an exemplary year of customer service and gives us another feather in our cap when it comes to giving Kansas Citians the kind of service they want and deserve. But there are many other reasons to choose Fusion!

We Are Licensed and Fully Insured

We’re licensed and certified by the state which indicates that we have successfully completed a rigorous licensing process. This process demonstrates that we’re qualified to serve our community professionally and safely. Being licensed also means we are properly trained, current on all national, state, and local codes, and carry proper insurance and bonds.

Fusion Electric is insured to protect you, your house or your business, from any and all damage (or injury) if such should occur during our work.

We Handle Electrical Solutions Big & Small

We’re proud to say our electricians are experienced in all phases of installation and troubleshooting. We’re experts in assisting homeowners with everything from installing a ceiling fan to upgrading a breaker box. Our electricians work very hard to make sure problems are solved and solutions work the way you want them to.

We Give Homeowners Practical Advice

Between our years of work in the electrical field and our own personal experiences in our homes, we understand what it’s like to need help with all things electrical and what it’s like to do without electrical conveniences and necessities as a result.

That’s why we treat each project as if it were in our home or our place of business. We try to offer practical electrical solutions to common household problems to make your life easier like hidden outlets to save counter space, USB ports in outlets for convenient electronics charging, floor outlets to get rid of annoying wires, etc. We approach each project we’re given with urgency and care, striving to do the best job we can and do each job correctly and with safety in mind.

Related Read: 5 Simple, but Awesome Electrical Updates to Your Kitchen

We Are Paperless

Not only is going paperless good for the environment, it’s good for our customers too! With our new tablets, our electricians will be able to process your credit card payments on the spot, right in front of your eyes. Plus, no pesky receipts to file or keep track of. Plus, it makes our jobs easier internally. We can pull up your account information quickly on the computer and figure out how we can best meet your needs quickly and conveniently.

We Make Sure Your Home Is Safe

Honesty and integrity are very important to us. We’re not trying to sell you something you don’t need. We offer advice to ensure your electrical system is running efficiently and safely. We keep up to date with the latest systems and technologies to make sure you have the information you need to make informed choices for your home or business.

We Offer Upfront Pricing

There are no surprises on your bill. At Fusion Electric, we do the job right and we do the job fast. We provide estimates for our work and pride ourselves in offering our customers fair prices. Great service shouldn’t be shocking. Nor should the bill.

We Provide Genuine Client Satisfaction

At Fusion Electric, we work hard to provide you with top quality service and the best products for your home’s needs and safety. We take real pride in our work and in serving our community. We will respect your time and answer any questions you have. We will do the job quickly, correctly, and safely.

Above all, we’ll work hard to make sure you’re completely satisfied with the project.

Need electrical help in your home or business? Start with a safety inspection to find your problem areas! Give us a call at (913) 563-7975.

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Fusion Electric Amped Up: We are Going Paperless!

electrician-using-tablet-paperless-fusion-electric-kcFusion Electric is going paperless! That’s right, Kansas City. We are proud to announce that we’ll be amping up our technology in the coming year at Fusion Electric and are joining the ranks of paperless businesses.

We want to work SMARTER, not HARDER to better serve our customers and your needs, and going paperless is sure to help! Take a look at the awesome benefits this transition will give you:

Electronic Payment Options & Receipts

First off, in the coming year, our awesome electricians will be equipped with tablets. With these tablets, our electricians will be able to process your credit card payments on the spot, right in front of your eyes.

Additionally, once your credit card has been processed, our electricians will be able to email you a paperless receipt of the transaction for your records. You won’t have to worry about losing or filing a paper receipt because your digital, paperless receipt can be easily accessed. That’s right, our billing process just got much simpler and way more efficient!

Additional Read: 5 Warning Signs that Your Home’s Electrical System Is Outdated

Protecting Our Environment

Going paperless not only makes the process easier for you by eliminating paperwork, it also helps protect our environment. Forget about wasting paper and feeling guilty about the environment, because we’ve eliminated it all! Of course, if you prefer a hard copy of your receipt for your records, we would be happy to send you one once the job is done. All you have to do is ask!

More Efficient & More Accessible

Additionally, going paperless makes our work at Fusion Electric more efficient, meaning we can focus even more on providing exceptional service to our customers. We will save your project/ account information for future reference, and for your security we will never store credit card account information.

Paperless transactions with Fusion Electric will allow us digital access to your account information, which means we won’t have to go digging through our old files to find your information for future updates and to access your home’s electrical needs. Instead we will be able to pull up your account information quickly on the computer and start figuring out how we can best meet your needs.

Fusion Electric is excited to be going paperless and we can’t wait to better serve our valued customers with this transition. Please contact us, if you have any questions regarding this change or if we can help you with any of your electrical needs!

4 Reasons Why You Should Ditch Electrical DIY


ditch-the-electrical-DIY-fusion-electric-kansas-city-electricianFrom Pinterest to Facebook, do-it-yourself projects are popping everywhere these days. With lists and lists of seemingly easy projects at your disposal, many believe that they can take on just about any project with a little help from the internet.

However, DIY electrical projects are a very different story and can be incredibly dangerous, which is why the professionals at Fusion Electric are shedding some light on why it’s time to ditch the DIY.

Already given up on electrical DIY? Learn how Fusion Electric can solve all your electrical needs!

What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Whether you’re hoping to install outdoor lighting and speakers around the pool, or looking to hide cords and connectors while putting out your Christmas decorations, even the simplest job can go wrong when electricity is involved. Here are just a few ways electrical DIY can turn disastrous:

1. Hidden Hazards

When dealing with electrical issues, there are many hidden hazards. Whether it’s running into the family of racoons in the attic, or unintentionally crossing the wrong wires, there are always risks to consider.

While you may never see these hazards coming, professional electricians are trained to look for a laundry list of things to ensure safe electrical servicing and their own safety. Avoid the guessing game and leave projects you’re unsure of to the professionals.

2. Improper Installation

Improper installation can not only cause fires and damage your home, it can also permanently damage the equipment you are trying to install, whatever it may be. This damage can lead to thousands of dollars in repairs and replacements for your home.

3. Would it Pass Inspection?

Spending time and money on a DIY electrical project can not only be dangerous, but if not done properly, it  may fail inspections.

We see homeowners who go through all the trouble of adding electrical to bonus rooms and additions themselves, all to find out that when they want to sell their home, these DIY add ons don’t meet the requirements to pass inspections. This can end up costing you thousands of dollars to repair, and it all could have been avoided by hiring a professional electrician.

4. Injury & Fatality

Most homeowners have little knowledge of the safety precautions and details of dealing with electrical maintenance, and why would they?

However, when homeowners try to DIY without extensive knowledge, any number of injuries can happen including severe burns, electrocution, and even death in some cases. Luckily, there are professionals who are highly trained in this industry, and your safety is well worth the extra money required to hire a trained professional.

Related Read: Stop the DIY! Why You Need to Call an Electrician

“Great service shouldn’t be shocking!”

When you finally decide it’s time to ditch the DIY, give the professionals at Fusion Electric a call. We offer a full line of commercial and residential services, including indoor and outdoor lighting, safety inspections, and upgrades in service.

We are locally owned and operated, and serve the entire Kansas City Metro Area. Give us a call and make Fusion Electric your go-to source for all of your electrical needs.


Contact Fusion Electric to set up an appointment, and be sure to check out our blog for more helpful information regarding your electrical needs!


Fusion Electric Awarded Angie’s List Super Service Award for 9th Year Running

Electrician KC AwardThe Fusion Electric Team is excited to announce that the renowned Angie’s List has bestowed upon us this amazing award again, for the 9th year in a row. This is a huge accomplishment that we are so proud of. This award honors excellence among service and health providers who maintain superior service ratings as well as positive reviews on Angie’s List. Angie’s List keeps a tight lid on business ratings, which are updated daily. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in a number of areas, from price to professionalism to punctuality. All in all, the award places us among the top 5% of service businesses on Angie’s List in the Kansas City area.

More about Angie’s List

Angie’s List is more than just an online phonebook of sorts of reputable service companies and businesses in your local area. It also allows its users to review companies they’ve used (all which are verified), and find reviews on companies they are interested in using. The website uses a certified data collection process in order to stop false reviews or dishonest reports from competitors or disgruntled employees. Local professionals in more than 720 categories of service, ranging from home improvement services to healthcare, can be found on Angie’s List.

We would like to sincerely thank our wonderful and loyal customers for helping us continue to be noticed as a top electrician company here in the Kansas City area. It’s been an honor to serve you, and we hope to continue to make more loyal customers happy. Call Fusion Electric today at (913) 648-9487 for the best electrical service in Kansas City.

Yes, We Can Help With That: 6 Odd Jobs Fusion Electric Can Do For You

Tools Electricians UseOver the years the Fusion Electric team has found that many business and homeowners call us unsure of what Kansas City electrician services we do and do not do. While it’s obvious on our website that we do many of the typical electrical jobs, there are some smaller, or less common jobs that aren’t directly listed, but we often get questions about. We wanted to assure our customers that we are always happy to answer your questions, but know your time is precious. Here’s a little cheat-sheet if you will, that explains the numerous odd jobs we can help you with around your Kansas City area home or business.

Does Fusion Electric Do Small Repair and Service Jobs?

Yes! Whether you have a big or small issue, you can feel secure in knowing that our team can take care of it for you. Something small like an outlet not working we can easily fix, or a circuit that keeps tripping. We’ve got you covered.

Can Fusion Electric Add Lighting Fixtures to My Home?

We can do it! We know hanging your own lighting fixtures can seem daunting, especially when they are larger pieces like foyer chandeliers. We can help you install, connect, and secure all sorts and sizes of lighting fixtures inside and outside of your home, from the kitchen to your backyard.

Will Fusion Electric Wall Mount My Devices?

Of course! From stereo systems to large flat screen televisions, we have lots of experience enhancing your entertainment area. We can ensure that your television is mounted in a safe and secure place on your wall, and that your speakers are set in the right places for an optimal sound experience.

Can Fusion Electric Wire a House Remodel or Room Addition?

This is another job we can definitely help you with. Any time you remodel your home or add another room, electrical wiring gets reconfigured. If it’s not set up properly you could end up with dead outlets, and lots of tripped circuits. Not to mention improper planning can leave you with one too few electrical outlets, which is never a good thing with today’s demand for electronic usage.

Can Fusion Electric Help Me Make the Switch to LED?

Yup. We have you covered when it comes to LED lighting. Whether you’re a homeowner and want to switch your internal lighting to LED, or a business owner who wants to make a more economical switch to longer lasting bulbs that eat up less of your energy costs, we can get the job done.

Will Fusion Electric Come to My Business for Small Service & Repair Issues?

Of course! We are a full service Kansas City electrical company, meaning we service residential and commercial customers. And whether you’re having a big issue with your electrical panel or a small problem, like a broken fluorescent light bulb that needs replacing, we can help.

There are even more small and odd jobs that aren’t mentioned here that we can help you with, but if you ever have a question about a service you’re not sure about, just call us at 913-563-7975 .

FAQ: Does Fusion Electric Do This Service?

We often find that Kansas City home and business owners call us with a lot of the same questions. One of the most common questions we get is, “Do you do this?” Since most people don’t know the ins and outs of electrical work, knowing exactly what services we provide can be confusing. Here’s a few of the most common service questions we get from customers.

Fixing OutletDoes Fusion Do Small Jobs Like Replacing Bulbs & Fixing Outlets That Don’t Work?

There are dozens of outlets and light bulbs in your home, and you’re bound to eventually have an issue with some of them. While it’s not always a huge issue, but more of a general inconvenience, many homeowners are hesitant to call us to fix them. Every so often we get a call asking if we come out for jobs as small as these, but the answer is always a resounding yes! We come out for both jobs big and small.

KC Electrician Works on Flat Screen TVCan Fusion’s Technicians Wire My Electronics For Entertainment Purposes?

This is another question we get a lot from homeowners imparticular. Many people believe that wiring your flat screen television and surround sound speakers is a special type of job that is done by specialty companies, but really any properly trained technician can do the job. We regularly mount flat screen televisions, hide electrical wires behind walls, install surround sound speakers, and even outdoor speakers for outdoor entertaining. We have a wide range of skills among our team and can tackle almost any electrical job you have for us.

Electrician Replaces Light BulbDoes Fusion Electric Do Commercial Services & Repairs?

While we do a lot of residential work, we do a large amount of commercial work too. And we do all sorts of services for commercial locations. From small jobs like switching out fluorescent lights for new energy-efficient LED lights, to larger scale jobs like service upgrades such as installing the proper type of circuit breaker to accommodate a tech business’ heavy energy load requirement. In our eyes, every customer, whether a homeowner or business owner, is treated equally.

For answers to more of your electrical questions, check out our Fusion Electric blog. Or call us at 913-563-7975 to schedule a service call for any of your electrical problems, big or small.