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.
Posted on 4/6/2015 1:24 PM By Harrison Electric
Recessed lighting has recently become a popular style choice among home owners and builders, as well as for commercial buildings. It provides a neat and clean appearance that provides light without interrupting the flow of the room or the lines of the ceiling, or in some cases a wall. There are a few things you need to know if considering using recessed lighting either as part of a new home being built or as a renovation project in your current abode.
Posted on 3/30/2015 11:12 PM By Harrison Electric
Every home needs upkeep and maintenance, especially older ones. The electrical switches and outlets are often overlooked. Although any particular outlet may not be important, if it isn’t working it’s likely a sign of a larger problem. Switches usually aren’t replaced when they should be but rather as an afterthought when they stop working altogether. Even if an electric outlet or switch is still working, there are times when you should go ahead and have them replaced.
Posted on 3/19/2015 1:46 AM By Harrison Electric
If you're looking to create a statement with your dining room lighting, the best way to do this is with a chandelier directly above the dining room table. Below, you will find some tips on purchasing as well as hanging your chandelier. Remember, you should always consult with an electrician here in Minneapolis for the installation.
Posted on 3/15/2015 9:47 PM By Harrison Electric
Old fixtures rarely wear out and stop working, although they can get to a point when they’re putting off excess heat or making a crackling sound due to electric current running through a worn out connection. Even if working, they may have been painted over the years, or eventually get stained and dirty beyond cleaning.
Posted on 12/11/2014 6:24 PM By Harrison Electric
Did you know that in 2013 there were approximately 230 home fires that were started due to a Christmas tree? In some cases, these fires weren't directly related to the tree. Instead, it was due to an electrical malfunction of some sort. If you have a live tree, then your risk of having a home fire around the holidays dramatically increases. Luckily, there is one simple way that you can help reduce your overall risk of a home holiday electrical fire: additional outlets.