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Residential Electrician

What is the Difference Between a Certified Electrician and a Handyman?

Should you rely on your local handyman or a certified electrician for electrical installation, repair, or replacement? Comparing price quotes may lead you to believe that a handyman is the best deal. Research on the subject, however, will show you that a certified electrician is best suited for the job. Certified electricians will be up-to-date on current safety standards and the newest products. This knowledge will save you money and time in the long run. Get in touch with Harrison Electric if you are looking for a residential electrician near Plymouth, Minnesota. Our professionals will keep you safe from unnecessary risks.

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What is Causing the Surge in Your Electrical System?

Electronic devices are very sensitive to power surges. Harrison Electric offers guaranteed power surge protection. We will determine the source of the surge. We will install an appropriate surge protection system, or we will correct the source of the power surge.

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The Dangers of Aluminum Wiring in Your Home

In the mid to late 1900s, aluminum replaced copper wire due to pricing. Unfortunately, one of the most common safety hazards found in older homes is aluminum wiring. If you have faulty wiring, a residential contractor will know what options work best in your case. Contact Harrison Electric for an experienced electrician in Twin Cities, Minnesota. We will provide the best electrical wiring solution for your home or business needs.

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The Little Blue Electrical Outlet Spark: Is it Dangerous?

You’ve probably noticed the tiny blue spark that occurs whenever you plug or unplug a gadget from an electrical outlet. In most cases the sparks are harmless. If the sparks increase in size or severity, however, it may be time for you to call Harrison Electric. A certified electrician can inspect your wall outlets or appliances to determine what the problem is. Below are some of the reasons why you see blue sparks and how hazardous they may or may not be.

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4 Ceiling Fan Features You Should Look For

If you’re thinking about upgrading your old ceiling fans or adding ceiling fans to your new home, there are some fan options you should consider. Not all ceiling fans are made the same, as some have additional features. Once you’ve picked out your ceiling fan, Harrison Electric can install it for you. We can install the fans according to building codes and manufacturer specifications. Contact us today to schedule an installation. Below are four ceiling fan features you should consider.

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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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How do You Know When to Upgrade Your 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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Do You Need Dedicated Circuits in Your Home?

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 that you need an electrical upgrade to one or more dedicated circuits in your home. Harrison Electric Offers dedicated circuit installation if you need a circuit breaker fixed or replaced. Let’s take a closer look at dedicated circuits and how they can benefit your home.

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Are Your Outlets Childproof?

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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Kidde Recalls Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles Due to Failure to Discharge

Kidde has recently recalled fire extinguishers with plastic handles due to their failure to discharge when used. The failure has already led to one death. The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency. In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard.

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