Posted on 1/7/2016 7:16 AM By Harrison Electric
If you’re a holiday enthusiast who loves to add lighting and decorations to celebrate, you’ve probably either added extra outlets or considered the possibility in order to accommodate the lighting you use at Christmas. Those same outlets can provide a valuable resource to your home throughout the year. Once installed, you’ll wonder why they weren’t there in the first place as you find additional reasons to use them.
Posted on 12/24/2015 7:16 AM By Harrison Electric
Nothing is more Grinch-ey than having the power for your Christmas lights go out on Christmas Eve. What you have to consider is how you’re pushing extra electricity through your existing circuits which were designed for your daily electrical usage. The extra power you use to light Christmas decorations may not seem like much, but it may be just a bit more than your existing circuits were designed to handle. If you’re an enthusiast for holiday lighting and decorations, you may want to discuss your power needs with a professional electric contractor to assure your power needs are met.
Posted on 12/21/2015 5:36 AM By Harrison Electric
When you buy a new home it typically comes with adequate lighting of a fairly generic style. If you’ve bought an older home, it likely has had lighting upgrades over the years that don’t suit your tastes. Either way, lighting upgrades are a relatively inexpensive way to change the décor of your house and make it feel like a personalized home. You’ll have the new lighting for years to come, so it’s worthwhile to take some time and consider what you’ll be happy with before starting the project.
Posted on 12/18/2015 9:20 AM By Harrison Electric
Ceiling fans are becoming the new standard instead of the old globe lighting fixtures available in every room of every home. Fans offer an advantage of cutting energy costs by circulating air in the room and reducing the workload of your heating and air conditioning unit. Although you may choose a particular ceiling fan according to your budget and design preferences, it needs to be properly installed in order to assure it functions as it is supposed to and is a safe device to have in your home.
Posted on 11/16/2015 12:38 PM By Harrison Electric
The number of electric outlets in a home is often overlooked when making the purchase, but once you move in you’ll realize how important it is to have enough. Ideally in a new house the contractor and designer will have considered this factor, but it isn’t always the case. In older houses especially there don’t tend to be enough outlets for the amount of modern electronic devices commonly used.
Posted on 11/6/2015 2:15 PM By Harrison Electric
Older houses have a charm and appeal for most homeowners. A hundred years ago, homes weren’t as modular as today’s building techniques but instead trim work, mantles and cabinetry were built according to the space available and the contractor’s ability. Antique carpentry can be a thing of beauty, but electri
Posted on 11/6/2015 12:26 PM By Harrison Electric
Like other home design trends, kitchen lighting designs change over time. However, some aspects remain constant for the practical aspect of using the kitchen. You need light to perform kitchen tasks of cooking and cleaning, and it’s likely a gathering spot when you entertain company. The primary goal is to provide the light you need while maintaining an atmosphere you enjoy spending time in. A further goal is to maintain the value of the home, especially if you plan to move in the near future. Working lights are always necessary, nice looking lights that are stylishly new add appeal whether you plan to stay there or sell in the near future.
Posted on 10/30/2015 6:21 PM By Harrison Electric
Large public buildings, especially schools and hospitals, have had their own electric generators for emergency situations in which the power grid fails to deliver. More recently, people have become aware of how comforting it can be to have a personal backup generator available for their homes. A power outage, even temporarily, can be a scary ordeal. You’ve become used to having lights available at the flip of a switch, hot water to bathe whenever you want, and a stove to prepare food at mealtime. Most of the things you do on a daily basis require an electric device, making it quite disorienting when the power grid fails to deliver.
Posted on 10/27/2015 1:22 PM By Harrison Electric
One of the best ways to save on your electric bill is by using ceiling fans throughout your home. Ceiling fans can easily redistribute cool or warm arm throughout your home without requiring you to adjust your central unit. Although ceiling fans are a great component to have in your home, they can become worn and dated, making them less efficient. The following are a few reasons you should replace your ceiling fans.
Posted on 10/22/2015 8:26 AM By Harrison Electric
Outlets, like most parts of a home or building, are designed to last for years. However, they eventually wear out, become outdated, damaged, or for some reason need to be replaced. Perhaps in an older house there just aren’t enough outlets to accommodate the number of modern devices typical in today’s homes. Never fear, there are solutions to each of these problems.