Posted on 7/16/2015 12:46 PM By Harrison Electric
Ceiling fans can do you a great service -- both during the summer and the winter. While everyone knows that fans are a valuable asset during the summer months as they help to circulate the air within a room so you feel cooler, they can also be used to help you heat your Minneapolis home more efficiently during the winter as well. By simply reversing the direction the fan blades turn, the warm air is pushed down and away from the ceiling, allowing you to feel more comfortable. If you already have a ceiling fan, then you might think you are set, but here are three reasons for replacing
Posted on 7/9/2015 3:39 PM By Harrison Electric
Due to the explosion of electrical devices that put a drain on your home's electrical system, the industry has introduced standards that are better able to handle the load that is often experienced these days. Fuse boxes were cutting-edge technology at one time within the industry, but they were introduced during a different era -- one in which devices that required electricity was limited to items such as televisions, lamps and radios. Usher in modern times for your electrical system for the following reasons.
Posted on 6/24/2015 1:19 PM By Harrison Electric
A current design trend with new homes and remodels is to install ceiling fans rather than lighting globes. In some situations the choice seems simple, a fan simply provides more options for both air flow and lighting and is therefore the obvious choice. In some cases, however, more thought goes into the final decision. You don’t have to be an architect to make the final determination as to which will best serve your needs. Consider the pro’s and cons of each to make a decision as to which one you may want in each of the rooms in your house.
Posted on 6/15/2015 1:10 PM By Harrison Electric
A lightning strike can be devastating to your home. The first thing to do is be glad nobody was hurt or injured. Then it’s time to assess the property damage and develop a plan to getting your home fixed so you can call it “home” again, and set up protection against the next thunderstorm to hit the area.
Posted on 6/10/2015 11:57 AM By Harrison Electric
During the age of fuse boxes, many households had to be mindful of their power usage because they could potentially blow a fuse. Fortunately, many people typically had fuses readily available. Nonetheless, circuit breakers are more convenient.
Posted on 5/26/2015 12:02 PM By Harrison Electric
There are thousands of articles across the Internet that state that low-voltage lighting saves you money as a result of being energy efficient. Of course, as a consumer, you want to purchase a product that continues to illuminate your home and saves you money, so you may have switched your lights over to low-voltage lights. But, have you saved money? Have you seen a reduction in your electric bill? Some research indicates there is no difference between the two types of light, other than the type of light the bulbs emit.
Posted on 5/14/2015 11:53 AM By Harrison Electric
With the weather warming up, you may be feeling the home improvement bug. In fact, where ever you go around your home, you may see things that need improving to enhance your curb appeal, but you don’t have the money in the budget to pay for renovations. You can improve the look and feel of your home by strategically incorporating lights.
Posted on 5/4/2015 11:25 AM By Harrison Electric
With the hurricane season quickly approaching, you may be worried about what you are going to do if you experience a power outage as a result of a storm. Although eating by candlelight is romantic when done voluntarily, it’s less appealing when you are forced to do so because you lack power.
Posted on 4/23/2015 1:35 PM By Harrison Electric
If you've ever experienced a partial power outage, you know just how weird it seems. You thought you had a steady stream of power, so if it was compromised, you’d experience less power throughout the house rather than half on, half off, right? That’s not always the way it works. From the viewpoint of an engineer or a professional electrician, a partial power outage would be better described as a phase loss.
Posted on 4/15/2015 1:31 PM By Harrison Electric
Lighting can be as simple as an overhead fixture and a bedside lamp. However, there is typically more involved to provide a comfortable room which is well lit, efficiently, without being over lit. The only thing that is worse than a blindingly bright room is stumbling around in the dark. With just a bit of thought and consideration of lighting styles, maybe a discussion with an experienced electrician, you can develop the rooms in your home to be not just comfortable but inviting.