Did half your lights go out and everybody shouted out, "Not again!" A popping circuit breaker can be an indication your home is in need of professional electrical service. Circuit breakers are designed to switch off power to the circuit when too much electricity is being drawn through the lines, preventing a short and possibly a fire.
An outlet may not always be where you need it to be. When this happens, you may have to rearrange your space so you have access to an existing outlet or use an extension cord. The final option is to add a new outlet to the space where you want it. It’s always wise to leave all electrical work to a trained electrician. Here are the steps an electrical contractor follows when adding a new electrical outlet to your home:
Ceiling fans have an estimated lifespan of 10 to 15 years. Their exact lifespans vary based on the quality of the fan, how frequently it is used, and how well it’s maintained. There are a number of reasons why you may need to have a ceiling fan in your home replaced. Here are a few of those reasons:
With the warmer months right around the corner, many individuals consider having a new ceiling fan installed to keep their energy costs low. However, many individuals have the misconception that they can install a ceiling fan on their own without consulting a professional beforehand. It needs to be mentioned that this thought is not only a bad idea, but it is incredibly dangerous. Thankfully, we're going explain why it's important to hire a professional to install a ceiling fan and the issues that can be avoided when this avenue is pursued.
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.
Are the appliances in your home set up to operate efficiently and safely? One of the ways you can tell is if you trip a breaker when you have too many electronic devices running at the same time. This could be a sign you need an electrical upgrade to one or more dedicated circuits in your home.
The weather in Minnesota is cold enough to damage your lighting system. While you and your family are safe inside your home, the lights are battling high winds, ice, snow, and extreme temperatures. So if you have an exterior lighting system, then now is the time to contact an electrician from Harrison Electric. We can give your exterior lights a complete inspection and then make the necessary upgrades to make sure that it is ready for winter. Here’s what we can do for your lights.
Whether you are hoping to ease your impact on the planet or just want to save a few dollars, reducing your energy use can help you get there. In fact, 10 percent of renters in a recent Rent.com survey said that utilities are their biggest monthly expense, coming in third after monthly rent and groceries.
Regardless of what is powering your home (electric, gas, solar), a primary system can fail at any moment. When a system failure occurs, both the safety and the comfort of your family are compromised, as well as the potential for other systems to fail and food spoilage.
Weather, accidents, and storms can suddenly disrupt the power to your home during the coldest months of the year. Severe damage to power lines and the electrical grid can cause outages for days, or weeks. A power outage can compromise your family’s safety and comfort.