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Residential Electrician

Your Guide to Purchasing the Right Ceiling Fan

When buying a ceiling fan, consider the motor and blade size, as well as ceiling fan light fixture. You can also choose a custom ceiling fan a pick your own design.

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Why Do Sparks Appear When I Plug My Electrical Device In?

Sparks appear in the outlet because there is a short in the wiring. There could also be moisture in the outlet. Sparks are indicators that something is wrong with your electrical system.  

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What Are the Benefits of Installing a Dedicated Circuit?

Are the appliances in your home set up to operate efficiently and safely? One of the ways you can tell is if you trip a breaker when you have too many electronic devices running at the same time. This could be a sign you need an electrical upgrade to one or more dedicated circuits in your home.

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Electrical Safety Tips for Your Children

For most parents, childproofing an electrical system includes purchasing a few plastic covers and plugging them into electrical outlets. Some curious children, however, have learned how to break that code and pull the covers off. Thankfully, there are safer options out there. Below, we explore three main types of outlet covers that are available for your home and how we can keep your child safe during their earliest years.

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3 Signs It’s Time to Upgrade Your Electrical Outlets

The electrical outlet is the contact point between your device or appliance and the wiring throughout the home. If the connection is secure, you’ll get plenty of electricity to power your equipment. If it’s weak, you may suffer from electric shock, an electrical fire, or a power surge. In any case, we need to inspect the outlets in your home every one to two years to make sure they are in condition and working correctly. Upon inspection, we may need to upgrade the receptacles to newer, safer models. Here are three things we assess:

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Which Home Appliances Use the Most Energy?

The average U.S. household spends about $2,160 per year on energy costs. Much of that energy you utilize is from larger appliances and electronics. If you’re looking to save power in 2018, then you need to know how much electricity the devices and machines in your home are using each day. Below is a summary some of the top appliances that use energy and how much they use. If you would like to know more about how to save energy in your home, contact Harrison Electric.

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Is Your Electrical System Over 30 Years Old? It May be Time for an Upgrade

As your home gets older, it the electrical wiring becomes more of a safety hazard. Granted, this deterioration happens over time, since electrical systems are built to last. If your home is over 30 years old, we recommend contacting Harrisons Electric for a complete inspection of the entire system to determine if there need to be any repairs or a total system replacement. Below are some of the necessary upgrades we may have to make.

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5 Common Home Electrical Fire Hazards

If your house is more than 30 years old, you may have some faulty components in it. Old wiring parts are a safety hazard that can lead to a fire. Harrison Electric can inspect your home to din any areas where there may be a threat of fire. We can also look at any of your fixture or appliances to make sure they're wired properly. Below are key components we look at.

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Outdoor Lighting Issues in the Winter

The weather in Minnesota is cold enough to damage your lighting system. While you and your family are safe inside your home, the lights are battling high winds, ice, snow, and extreme temperatures. So if you have an exterior lighting system, then now is the time to contact an electrician from Harrison Electric. We can give your exterior lights a complete inspection and then make the necessary upgrades to make sure that it is ready for winter. Here’s what we can do for your lights.

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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.

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