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Residential Electrician

New Home Lighting and the Residential Electrician

When you buy a new home it typically comes with adequate lighting of a fairly generic style. If you’ve bought an older home, it likely has had lighting upgrades over the years that don’t suit your tastes. Either way, lighting upgrades are a relatively inexpensive way to change the décor of your house and make it feel like a personalized home. You’ll have the new lighting for years to come, so it’s worthwhile to take some time and consider what you’ll be happy with before starting the project.

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Proper Ceiling Fan Installation and Use

Ceiling fans are becoming the new standard instead of the old globe lighting fixtures available in every room of every home. Fans offer an advantage of cutting energy costs by circulating air in the room and reducing the workload of your heating and air conditioning unit. Although you may choose a particular ceiling fan according to your budget and design preferences, it needs to be properly installed in order to assure it functions as it is supposed to and is a safe device to have in your home.

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How Many Outlets Does Your Home Need?

The number of electric outlets in a home is often overlooked when making the purchase, but once you move in you’ll realize how important it is to have enough. Ideally in a new house the contractor and designer will have considered this factor, but it isn’t always the case. In older houses especially there don’t tend to be enough outlets for the amount of modern electronic devices commonly used.

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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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Why a Backup Generator Makes Sense for Your Home

Large public buildings, especially schools and hospitals, have had their own electric generators for emergency situations in which the power grid fails to deliver. More recently, people have become aware of how comforting it can be to have a personal backup generator available for their homes. A power outage, even temporarily, can be a scary ordeal. You’ve become used to having lights available at the flip of a switch, hot water to bathe whenever you want, and a stove to prepare food at mealtime. Most of the things you do on a daily basis require an electric device, making it quite disorienting when the power grid fails to deliver.

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When to Replace Your Ceiling Fan

One of the best ways to save on your electric bill is by using ceiling fans throughout your home. Ceiling fans can easily redistribute cool or warm arm throughout your home without requiring you to adjust your central unit. Although ceiling fans are a great component to have in your home, they can become worn and dated, making them less efficient. The following are a few reasons you should replace your ceiling fans.

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Replacing Outlets: Old Ones and New Ones, or if You Just Need More

Outlets, like most parts of a home or building, are designed to last for years. However, they eventually wear out, become outdated, damaged, or for some reason need to be replaced. Perhaps in an older house there just aren’t enough outlets to accommodate the number of modern devices typical in today’s homes. Never fear, there are solutions to each of these problems.

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How to Incorporate an Electrician During Your Remodel

 

Home remodels are typically large projects that involve multiple contractors and subcontract labor companies. It’s an exciting time to see your average home be changed into your dream home, and it's also stressful, as the decisions you make now are going to affect your comfort for years to come. Like most other projects you’ve ever tackled, the process can be simplified if you take the time to consider what you hope to accomplish and how best to reach your goals.

 


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Why Did My Lights Go Out?

Your lights may go out for a number of reasons, most of which have easy solutions once the problem has been identified. Assuming the most common problem has been avoided, the fact that you forgot to pay the power bill on time, there are a few reasons why you may find yourself without functioning lights in your home.

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Power Outages And Storm Damage Across Twin Cities

Harrison Electric has geared up and had vendors open up for emergency pick up and emergency deliveries for parts to the extent of over $20,000 to make these repairs. All of our crews will be set up to do these repairs on a first come basis. At this point other electrical contractors are referring their customers to call us. The sooner you call the sooner you will be on the schedule; wait and you will be further down the list. The best way to get in touch with Harrison Electric is by calling 763-544-3300.

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