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Electrical Repair

Electric Bills Are Climbing: Here’s How to Lower Them

Does your electric bill seem unreasonably high? If you want to lower your electric bill in your home or business, contact Harrison Electric. We can replace your old electrical system and add new wiring, outlets, and a breaker box.

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Your Guide to Purchasing the Right Ceiling Fan

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.

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Why Do Sparks Appear When I Plug My Electrical Device In?

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. However, if the sparks increase in size or severity, 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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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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3 Signs It’s Time to Upgrade Your Electrical 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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5 Common Home Electrical Fire Hazards

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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How Harrison Electric Can Bring Your Electrical System up to Code

If you just purchased an older home or are considering selling your home, you may have to undergo a home inspection to determine if your electrical system is up to code. Harrison Electric offers complete electrical wiring and panel inspections for homeowners in Minneapolis and the surrounding area.

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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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GFCI and AFCI: What’s the Difference?

As a homeowner, you may be unaware of what GFCI or AFCI electrical outlets are - much less what they stand for. Although both of these types of outlets perform essentially the same function - controlling the flow of current in an electrical system - they do not operate in the same manner.

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