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Purchasing an Older Home & Upgrading to Modern Standards

Older homes often come with a certain charm that makes one feel as if they are taken back in time to a simpler life. Many people dream to live in an older home, but they often don’t think of the work that may have to go into acquiring one. Many older homes may need upgrades to meet today's building codes and may need to be updated to meet today's standards of lifestyle and electric compatibility with modern electronic devices. Check out a few of the items you may need to think about before purchasing an older home!

Building A New Home: Electricity

Nothing is quite as exciting as building a new house for you and your family to live in for years to come. On the other hand, you may be building a house to sell as an investment, which can be just as exciting while also incorporating a factor of fear as you hope your investment materializes into profit as you find a wonderful family who needs the home to whom you can sell it. Either way, there are certain additions Harrison Electric can add to your new home to make it more appealing to either your family or the family you prepare the house for.

Comparing Different Types of Electrical Wire

Electrical wiring is always evolving. Even as we speak, developers are creating ultra-safe, high-efficiency wiring that can be buried underground and last forever. While the technology is getting better, property owners are having a hard time keeping up.

Code Compliance: Updating Your Old Electrical System

The first thing you need to know about electrical code compliance for your home is that you should never work on your house’s electrical system. Government agencies ranging from your local authorities all the way to state officials urge homeowners to hire professional to do the work. State licensed and state-certified electricians should perform all installations, repairs or system replacements for all components on the property.

4 Component Replacements That Make Your Home’s Electrical System More Energy Efficient

When we talk about energy efficiency in the home, we’re opening up a can of worms. The fact is, there are numerous factors involved in energy efficiency that range from power-hungry appliances to an outdated heating and cooling system. Something that is often overlooked, however, is the electrical system itself.

The Top Household Electrical Dangers

Your home might be packed with power-saving appliances, a protective fuse box and high-tech home options, but is it safe? Dangerous situations can appear within minutes, and an unprotected home is at risk. Here at Harrison Electric, we care about your family’s safety. We’re weighing in on today’s leading electrical dangers, helping your home stay safe, operational and fully powered.

From Fuse Box to Breakers: Tips You Need

If you’re living in an older home, you’re probably making a few upgrades. Aged homes frequently have fuse panels—which are a little outdated. If you’re reinventing your house’s amenities, utility tools and electrical capabilities, consider swapping out a fuse box for circuit breakers. If you’re worried about the transition, read the following:

The Best Money-Saving Lighting Tips

Before hiring an electrician, check your home’s lighting stats. If you’re reading a high utility bill, burning through money and have high energy needs—fear not. You can save expenses with these lighting tips.

Dealing with Electric Failures, Day by Day

Power failures are frustrating and difficult in ways people don't always understand. Being used to having a steady power source, you don't always think of the full effects of a power outage. If the power outage is short, it can be fun to have a cookout on a grill and a family dinner by candlelight. The TV doesn't work, so you might find a movie to watch on your computer, until you realize you don't have enough battery life and there is no way to recharge it. You want to call the power company to find out what is going on, but they put you on hold and again, there's no way to charge your phone battery. You might decide to go out to eat or even stay with friends, but you, your spouse, and your children need to bathe first and there's no hot water.

Building a Hobby Room

Many people enjoy a fun or interesting hobby as an enhancement to daily life. Some hobby activities don't require much space while others need gear and perhaps a designated area to be performed. Collections, by their nature, need plenty of space for display and enjoyment, while conducting artwork needs specialty tools and storage space for them. Whatever your favorite hobby might be, if you've ever considered making a designated room for it there are a few things to plan ahead for.

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