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Buying and Selling a House: Electrical Service Upgrades

Buying a house nearly always requires a touch of work to bring the house up to your standards. It may be new paint or carpets to match your tastes, or something more complicated you expect in your home. Of course when selling a house, there may be a need for upgrades to bring the house up to code or add appeal and help it sell faster. Electrical upgrades can take a variety of forms that modernize an older house or bring it up to the expectations held by you and the local building codes.

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Why You Should Avoid Electrical Work Without A Permit

As a homeowner you’ve probably needed electrical work conducted at some point. If you’re like most people, you’ve considered the possibility of having a handyman or electrician’s helper conduct the work to save money even though they don’t have a license. Consider there are reasons other than cost to consider when having electrical work done in your home.

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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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Who To Call When You Have A Power Outage

If your power suddenly goes out -- or if it starts flickering off and on -- you probably immediately reach for the phone to call your local utility company. While your power outage could be the result of bad weather, a downed tree or a blown transformer, if your Minneapolis home is the only one in the area that is without power, you likely have an issue that is localized right within your four walls. This means that a call into a local electrician is in order to help you sort out -- and address -- the problem. 

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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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Top 3 Reasons To Replace Your Ceiling Fan

Ceiling fans can do you a great service -- both during the summer and the winter. While everyone knows that fans are a valuable asset during the summer months as they help to circulate the air within a room so you feel cooler, they can also be used to help you heat your Minneapolis home more efficiently during the winter as well. By simply reversing the direction the fan blades turn, the warm air is pushed down and away from the ceiling, allowing you to feel more comfortable. If you already have a ceiling fan, then you might think you are set, but here are three reasons for replacing

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Top 3 Reasons To Change Your Fuses To Breakers Now

Due to the explosion of electrical devices that put a drain on your home's electrical system, the industry has introduced standards that are better able to handle the load that is often experienced these days. Fuse boxes were cutting-edge technology at one time within the industry, but they were introduced during a different era -- one in which devices that required electricity was limited to items such as televisions, lamps and radios. Usher in modern times for your electrical system for the following reasons. 

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Ceiling Fan or Ceiling Lighting Globe?

A current design trend with new homes and remodels is to install ceiling fans rather than lighting globes. In some situations the choice seems simple, a fan simply provides more options for both air flow and lighting and is therefore the obvious choice. In some cases, however, more thought goes into the final decision. You don’t have to be an architect to make the final determination as to which will best serve your needs. Consider the pro’s and cons of each to make a decision as to which one you may want in each of the rooms in your house.


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A Thunderstorm Shorted My Home!

A lightning strike can be devastating to your home. The first thing to do is be glad nobody was hurt or injured. Then it’s time to assess the property damage and develop a plan to getting your home fixed so you can call it “home” again, and set up protection against the next thunderstorm to hit the area.

 


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