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Hazardous Electrical Problems You Should Avoid

To begin, wiring your own home is always a bad idea. Even if you have a little knowledge and a few tools to do the job, there’s nothing that replaces a certified, experienced electrician. Rewiring your own home can lead to code violations, cancellation of your warranty or insurance policy, and, worse, an electrocution of fire in your home. The bottom line: don’t risk any of the above.

GFCI and AFCI: What’s the Difference?

As a homeowner, you may be unaware of what GFCI or AFCI electrical outlets are - much less what they stand for. Although both of these types of outlets perform essentially the same function - controlling the flow of current in an electrical system - they do not operate in the same manner.

Fall is Almost Here: Time to Winterize Your Home

With winter only a few weeks away, it's’ time to start thinking about protecting your home from the freezing temperatures, snow, and ice. You’ll want to start by preserving your power supply. By winterizing your electrical system, you will prevent an outage from occurring when your family needs it the most.

What Does it Mean to be a Master Electrician?

The title, Master Musician, instantly garners respect and trust in the electrician community. When a technician becomes a Master Electrician, it demonstrates their commitment to excellence in all aspects of their work.

How to Prevent Circuit Breaker Panel Fires

The circuit breaker is designed to stop electrical overloads that can lead to fires in your home. If the circuit breaker panel is damaged or worn out, a fire could break out in your home. Due to the simplicity of their sign, circuit breaker problems are easy to fix.

Are You Protected From Electrical Shock in Your Swimming Pool?

The more components you add to your pool, the more electrical wiring you will need. While electrical systems are well insulated around pools, wear and tear can cause water to creep into the wiring. When this happens, electrocution can occur.

Your Guide to Light Bulb Efficiency

Choosing the best light bulb for your needs can be a confusing task. After all, the lighting aisle at your local hardware store likely has dozens of options to choose from. If you’ve ever found yourself perplexed by the many types of light bulbs and wondered what the differences were, Harrison Electric is here to help. As your residential electrician, we’re committed to helping you make the best choice for your home’s lighting needs. The next time you head out to pick up new light bulbs, keep this guide in mind.

When is a Bargain Not a Bargain? The Hidden Cost of Cheap Electrical Service

Chances are if an electrical estimate seems to good to be true, it probably is. Your first thought may be that you’re getting a great deal; however, cheap electrical service can come with steep hidden costs. You rely on a safe supply of power to your home, but accepting a bottom-of-the-barrel bid could put your home and family in danger.

How to Best Use Your Ceiling Fan This Summer

The Minnesota summers can be agonizing. A rise in temperatures brings a rise in the cost of energy. One way you can stay cool this summer and save money is to invest in your ceiling fans. When your ceiling fans are not maintained or properly installed they don’t perform at full capacity. Our technician specialists at Harrison Electric are ready to help with your ceiling fan replacement, repair, or installation.

How to Babyproof Your Home

Every parent wants their home to be a safe and happy place for their baby to explore. But the truth is a modern home can be a hazardous place for an adventurous toddler. Electricity is an unavoidable element of modern life, and every home is filled with appliances, outlets, and electrical cords that can be dangerous for little ones.

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