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Electrical Updgrades

3 Considerations You Should Make Before Purchasing a Ceiling Fan

The cost of energy is an important consideration each month when it comes to keeping your home warm or cooled. One way you can keep your home comfortable while reducing the cost of energy is by using a ceiling fan. However, ever ceiling fan isn’t created equal. At Harrison Electric, we want you to get the most benefits from your ceiling fan.

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Remodeling? Upgrade Your Electrical System

Spring is one of the best times to spruce up your home and do a little remodeling. If you are like most homeowners, then you have allowed your to-do list to grow over the winter, and spring is your first opportunity to add your new room or expand your garage. To maximize your remodeling efforts, we recommend that your upgrade your electrical system in the process

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Reduce Your Utility Bills By Utilizing a Ceiling Fan

Next to your mortgage payment, you can expect to that your utility bills will be one of the largest regular expenses that you incur as a homeowner. You are probably like many other homeowners and interested in trying to save money on your monthly bills. Whether your Plymouth home is powered completely by electricity or it uses a combination of electricity and gas, there are ways that you can easily reduce your utility bills. 

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Understanding Power Outages in Individual Rooms

Having power throughout your home isn’t something that you think about on a regular basis. In fact, when you flip the switch, you anticipate the light coming on. However, there may be a day when the power doesn’t work as expected. More precisely, you may find that the power in one room isn’t working while all other rooms are fine. What do you do when you don’t have power in one of your rooms?

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Plan Ahead: Wiring for Future Needs

As a homeowner you know where all your power outlets are and how many you have. Yet, every homeowner has found themselves looking for an outlet at some point in time. Whether it’s a new lamp that doesn’t have a convenient place to plug in, or whether a phone, tablet, or extra computer needs a place to charge batteries, you know how frustrating it can be when there simply aren’t enough outlets to do what you want to be done. With a little foresight and planning, solutions to such problems are available.

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Architectural Beauty and Electrical Horror in a Century Old Home

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

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Buying and Selling a House: Electrical Service Upgrades

Buying a house nearly always requires a touch of work to bring the house up to your standards. It may be new paint or carpets to match your tastes, or something more complicated you expect in your home. Of course when selling a house, there may be a need for upgrades to bring the house up to code or add appeal and help it sell faster. Electrical upgrades can take a variety of forms that modernize an older house or bring it up to the expectations held by you and the local building codes.

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Top 3 Reasons To Change Your Fuses To Breakers Now

Due to the explosion of electrical devices that put a drain on your home's electrical system, the industry has introduced standards that are better able to handle the load that is often experienced these days. Fuse boxes were cutting-edge technology at one time within the industry, but they were introduced during a different era -- one in which devices that required electricity was limited to items such as televisions, lamps and radios. Usher in modern times for your electrical system for the following reasons. 

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Tips To Help Homeowners Transition From A Fuse Box To A Circuit Breaker

During the age of fuse boxes, many households had to be mindful of their power usage because they could potentially blow a fuse. Fortunately, many people typically had fuses readily available. Nonetheless, circuit breakers are more convenient.

 


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Replacing Outlets And Switches

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.

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