Category: Muth Electric Blog

Remember the Power Outages Last Winter?

Standby Generator

A standby generator will keep your company’s offices in operation and the heat, sump pump, freezer and other necessary items in your home running smoothly when your power goes out. At Muth Electric, we offer a few different backup generator options that run on either natural gas or propane. These units sit outside your building… Read more »

An Update on Leadership Positions at Muth Electric

Dick and Darlene

Over the course of the past half century, Muth Electric has grown from a two-person company to a company of 400 employees in 12 locations across three states. Now, as we prepare to celebrate 50 years in business, the leadership team at Muth Electric has undergone some changes as well. Earlier this year, company founder… Read more »

Don’t Forget to Maintain Emergency Power and Lighting

Emergency Light

Because companies typically don’t depend on them during their day-to-day operations, it can be easy to take emergency power and lighting systems for granted until they’re needed most. But when heavy snowfall and blowing winds can cause prolonged power outages, it’s especially important for business owners to make sure these systems are able to respond… Read more »

Renewable Energy Production Surges in the Upper Midwest

Wind Farm

The Midwest’s first wind farms were built in the late 1990s, but for many years the region’s wind turbines were few and far between. These days, however, you don’t have to look far to spot the vast rows of spinning turbines on the horizon. That’s because the Midwest is in the midst of a renewable… Read more »

How Can Infrared Thermography Identify Electrical or Mechanical Hazards?

infrared thermography

Because the electrical or mechanical systems in most plants do not glow when operating beyond their normal temperature it can be difficult to spot potential hazards with the naked eye. More often than not, electrical or mechanical issues go unnoticed until a component fails altogether and causes a breakdown. In some cases, these l failures… Read more »

Arc Blasts: How Do They Differ from Arc Flash and What’s the Danger?

An arc flash and arc blast are related, but there is a difference between the two. What is an arc blast? How does it differ from an arc flash and what is the danger? We’ve previously discussed the dangers of arc flash, but the resulting arc blast can pose an even greater threat. Arc blast… Read more »

Now is a Great Time to Upgrade Your Light Fixtures With LED Lamps

Still have your facilities using fluorescent lighting instead of LED lamps? Now is the time to upgrade to LED. The cost of LED lighting has gone down significantly in recent years. This means retrofitting old fluorescent fixtures with LED lamps is more affordable than ever. Here are a few other reasons to consider upgrading your… Read more »

What Is Arc Flash and How Do You Prevent It?

Arc flashes are very dangerous, and they are one of the many reasons why only certified electricians should attempt to do most electrical work. An arc flash occurs when an electric current veers off its intended path and passes through the air while moving from one electrical conductor to another conductor or to the ground…. Read more »

Incorporating Renewables: How We Can Help Green Your Grid

These days it is all about efficiency. How can we run our companies more effectively to spend less on utilities and equipment costs? A significant expenditure that all businesses face is their high energy costs. It can cost a small fortune to keep a business up and running, which is why many operations are always… Read more »

Premade, Prefabricated and Prepared for Your Job

Muth Electric Inc. is one of the fastest and most efficient electrical contracting companies serving clients in South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska and states throughout the northern Plains states. With nearly half a century of experience, we’ve worked to make our work as fast and efficient as possible which includes the use of our on-site… Read more »