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From the category archives: Harrison Electric

Residential Electrician

Reasons You Need an Electrician

In general, if you have a mechanical aptitude you can perform some minor electrical work as do-it-yourself projects. At the very least, you can remove the covers on your switches and outlets to paint, and you know how to check your circuit breakers when power goes out. However, most homeowners are going to need a licensed electrician on occasion for a number of reasons.

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How to Address an Electrical Emergency Situation in your Home

It's one thing if a power problem is outside your home.  You’ll tell your friends the next day, “There were trees falling.  I hate storm damage to my electrical lines.”  All you need in this situation is some sympathy and the utility company to deploy its professional crews to safely restore your electrical service.

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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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Backup Power

Everybody has experienced a power failure at some point and understands how frustrating it can be. Typically, the power comes back on within an hour and the experience isn’t such a big deal. The problem, however, is it can be scary not knowing when or if the power is coming back on soon. If you get caught at a period when your phone and computer’s batteries are dead, you have no communications to find out what is going on. If you have children, elderly or disabled people living with you, a power outage can be especially dangerous. A backup generator can keep your home powered up and your mind at ease by assuring your comfort during a power outage.

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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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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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Electrical Backups Before the Storm Hits

Although your regular power supply is proven to be a steady source of electricity for your home, it’s also known how a major storm can knock out your electrical connections on occasion. Typically, it’s only a short time of power outage for an evening or maybe an afternoon, so you go to bed early or take a much needed nap and the power is back on when you wake up. Two situations result in situations that aren’t so cute. One, you have work to do that can’t be postponed even though your power is off for a couple of hours. Secondly, when power is out for several days so you know you need to cook all the food you kept frozen, but can’t cook it because the power is out.

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How to Use Extra Outlets from Christmas Throughout the Year

If you’re a holiday enthusiast who loves to add lighting and decorations to celebrate, you’ve probably either added extra outlets or considered the possibility in order to accommodate the lighting you use at Christmas. Those same outlets can provide a valuable resource to your home throughout the year. Once installed, you’ll wonder why they weren’t there in the first place as you find additional reasons to use them.

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Did The Grinch Steal Your Power? Avoid Overload on Your Outlets and Breakers

Nothing is more Grinch-ey than having the power for your Christmas lights go out on Christmas Eve. What you have to consider is how you’re pushing extra electricity through your existing circuits which were designed for your daily electrical usage. The extra power you use to light Christmas decorations may not seem like much, but it may be just a bit more than your existing circuits were designed to handle. If you’re an enthusiast for holiday lighting and decorations, you may want to discuss your power needs with a professional electric contractor to assure your power needs are met.

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