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Electrical Tips

Electrical Emergencies: What You Need to Know

We know it’s not something you’d like to ponder, but if you ever find yourself in the middle of an electrical emergency, it’s critical that you keep your head on straight. Electrical emergencies can happen at any time, for many reasons, and they can seriously endanger your well-being if you’re not well prepared. At Harrison Electric, your safety is our utmost concern, and we know electrical emergencies can be both frightening and overwhelming. To help keep you and your loved ones out of harm’s way, we’ve put together some tips on how to handle the most common electrical emergencies. Take these to heart—you never know when you may face a similar situation.

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The Steps Involved in Adding an Electrical Outlet

An outlet may not always be where you need it to be. When this happens, you may have to rearrange your space so you have access to an existing outlet or use an extension cord. The final option is to add a new outlet to the space where you want it. It’s always wise to leave all electrical work to a trained electrician. Here are the steps an electrical contractor follows when adding a new electrical outlet to 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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Fall is Almost Here: Time to Winterize Your Home

With winter only a few weeks away, it's’ time to start thinking about protecting your home from the freezing temperatures, snow, and ice. You’ll want to start by preserving your power supply. By winterizing your electrical system, you will prevent an outage from occurring when your family needs it the most.

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How to Babyproof Your Home

Every parent wants their home to be a safe and happy place for their baby to explore. But the truth is a modern home can be a hazardous place for an adventurous toddler. Electricity is an unavoidable element of modern life, and every home is filled with appliances, outlets, and electrical cords that can be dangerous for little ones.

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Appliances That Consume High 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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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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The Home Rewiring Prep Guide: Getting Ready for Services

When contracting an electrical contractor, it’s a good idea to prepare the home front. You shouldn’t dive into a remodeling project without considering safety, home design and—of course—your electrical system’s integrity. Whether you’re dealing with a power outage, lighting damages or even surge damages, your electrician can help. That said, they’ll need a leg up when navigating your home. To prep for an electrician visit, do the following things:

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3 Electrical Safety Tips You Need to Know

Electricity is a modern marvel that most people don't really put much thought into -- unless it isn't working properly. You flip a switch, twist a knob or insert a plug into an outlet, and -- presto! -- the room is lit up, your television springs to life or your phone is charging. As wonderful as electricity is, it can also be dangerous. The following safety tips are ones that you should always keep in mind to stay safe from the inherent dangers of electricity. 

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