Most homeowners in Minnesota rarely think about residential city and state building codes. They’re usually faced with this reality, however, when trying to sell a home or when a disaster such as a fire occurs. Harrison Electric is a certified and Minnesota-licensed electrical contractor that has the training and knowledge to help you bring your home up to code and keep you from incurring stiff fines or, worse, suffering from a fire or other disaster. Below is a summary of how we can help you ensure that your home is code-compliant.
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.
Since the electrical wiring in your home is (or should be) hidden behind drywall and insulation, it’s not always easy to tell if there is a weak component in the system that could cause a fire. So if you can’t see the problems, then how do you know they are there? Below are five ways you can tell if there is an electrical problem, and what you should do about it.
Electricity is an odd medium to work with, and you can trust experienced electricians have seen electricity do strange things at times. However, when contained to a professional coded system, electricity behaves as expected and, quite frankly, powers the nation. Outside of inventions and creative uses of electric power, there is a standardized, safe means of using electricity according to code, and such systems do require occasional maintenance, repairs, and upgrades in order to continue to function as a safe and useful aspect of your home.
At Harrison Electric we pride ourselves on providing you a one stop shop for all electrical services. We provide a variety of services from installing all of your new home's electrical and lighting to updating old homes electrical to help them meet current codes and city standards. Below we’ve highlighted our top services that you may be needed now or in the future!
Electrical wiring is always evolving. Even as we speak, developers are creating ultra-safe, high-efficiency wiring that can be buried underground and last forever. While the technology is getting better, property owners are having a hard time keeping up.
The first thing you need to know about electrical code compliance for your home is that you should never work on your house’s electrical system. Government agencies ranging from your local authorities all the way to state officials urge homeowners to hire professional to do the work. State licensed and state-certified electricians should perform all installations, repairs or system replacements for all components on the property.
When we talk about energy efficiency in the home, we’re opening up a can of worms. The fact is, there are numerous factors involved in energy efficiency that range from power-hungry appliances to an outdated heating and cooling system. Something that is often overlooked, however, is the electrical system itself.
Your home might be packed with power-saving appliances, a protective fuse box and high-tech home options, but is it safe? Dangerous situations can appear within minutes, and an unprotected home is at risk. Here at Harrison Electric, we care about your family’s safety. We’re weighing in on today’s leading electrical dangers, helping your home stay safe, operational and fully powered.
If you’re living in an older home, you’re probably making a few upgrades. Aged homes frequently have fuse panels—which are a little outdated. If you’re reinventing your house’s amenities, utility tools and electrical capabilities, consider swapping out a fuse box for circuit breakers. If you’re worried about the transition, read the following: