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Electrical Problems

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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How to Prevent Circuit Breaker Panel Fires

The circuit breaker is designed to stop electrical overloads that can lead to fires in your home. If the circuit breaker panel is damaged or worn out, a fire could break out in your home. Due to the simplicity of their sign, circuit breaker problems are easy to fix.

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Necessary Upgrades for Houses Built Before 1988

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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Electrical Problems That Cause Fires

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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Should You Worry About Your Electrical System in the Winter?

Winter in Minnesota can wreak havoc on your electrical systems. But you can prepare your wiring and other components by hiring a Harrison Electric technician to come out and perform a complete inspection on your home as well as make the necessary upgrades. Below is shortlist of repairs and upgrades that we can make to ensure your home is weather-proof.

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2 Types of Electrical Wiring You Should Replace Right Now

Some types of electrical wiring should no longer be used. There are several reasons for this, but it mainly comes down to two: efficiency and safety. If the wiring in the home is no longer efficient, then you may see an increase in your energy bill each month. If the wiring is no longer safe, then you could be looking a fire that will bring your building to the ground. The question, then, is what type of wiring are no longer safe for your home? To answer the question, let’s find out more below.

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