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How to Maximize Energy Efficiency During the Winter

Whether you are hoping to ease your impact on the planet or just want to save a few dollars, reducing your energy use can help you get there. In fact, 10 percent of renters in a recent Rent.com survey said that utilities are their biggest monthly expense, coming in third after monthly rent and groceries.

Holiday Season Electrical Inspections

With the holiday season right around the corner, now is the perfect time to contact Harrison Electric for an electrical safety inspection. A proper assessment of your electrical wiring will determine if your house is Christmas ready for all the holiday lights, electronics, and Christmas trees. When it comes to your electrical installation, you should never take chances with your family’s safety. We can perform a point-by-point inspection of the wiring, fixtures, panel, and other components in your home.

What Are the Benefits of an Electrical Backup?

Regardless of what is powering your home (electric, gas, solar), a primary system can fail at any moment. When a system failure occurs, both the safety and the comfort of your family are compromised, as well as the potential for other systems to fail and food spoilage.

How to Handle an Electrical Emergency This Winter

Weather, accidents, and storms can suddenly disrupt the power to your home during the coldest months of the year. Severe damage to power lines and the electrical grid can cause outages for days, or weeks. A power outage can compromise your family’s safety and comfort.

Electrical Outlet Upgrades Your Home May Need

Is your home in need of some electrical outlet upgrades? Harrison Electric can help you choose the right electrical outlets for your home depending on what you need. Below, we take a closer look at common electrical outlet upgrades and why you need them.

Prepare Your Home’s Electrical System for Winter

Minnesota winters can damage an electrical system in your home if the panel, wiring, or other components are vulnerable. Harrison Electric can winterize your electrical system so that it is fully protected and fully operational during the cold winters.

How Harrison Electric Can Bring Your Electrical System up to Code

If you just purchased an older home or are considering selling your home, you may have to undergo a home inspection to determine if your electrical system is up to code. Harrison Electric offers complete electrical wiring and panel inspections for homeowners in Minneapolis and the surrounding area.

Certified Electrician vs. a Handyman: What is the Difference?

When you need electrical service, you may be tempted to hire a handyman instead of a certified master electrician. Many homeowners choose this options because they want to save money. They may also have a friend who claims that they can provide the same level of service a certified electrician.

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.

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