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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 However, they eventually wear out, become outdated, damaged, or for some reason need to be replaced.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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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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