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.
With winter only a few weeks away, it's’ time to start thinking about protecting your home from the freezing temperatures, snow, and ice. You’ll want to start by preserving your power supply. By winterizing your electrical system, you will prevent an outage from occurring when your family needs it the most.
Choosing the best light bulb for your needs can be a confusing task. After all, the lighting aisle at your local hardware store likely has dozens of options to choose from. If you’ve ever found yourself perplexed by the many types of light bulbs and wondered what the differences were, Harrison Electric is here to help. As your residential electrician, we’re committed to helping you make the best choice for your home’s lighting needs. The next time you head out to pick up new light bulbs, keep this guide in mind.
Most doorbells can last years; however, the majority of electrical devices will eventually fall victim to malfunction. Whether your doorbell doesn’t ring, makes strange noises, or rings continuously, it’s usually a simple fix. That being said, you should always call a professional electrician to handle any electrical work in your home. At Harrison Electric, we stress the importance of experienced and professional electrical work, both for your safety and the functionality of your home. If you’ve noticed your doorbell isn’t working properly, below are five of the most common reasons why.
A good ceiling fan helps maintain the energy efficiency of your home and can help provide a more comfortable environment. It’s easy to take a ceiling fan for granted after it has been up a while, and to ignore the little noises or incessant shakes that keep growing as it runs can make things worse. If your fan isn't doing its job correctly, however, it's time to call a professional. At Harrison Electric in Plymouth, Minnesota, we have years of experience in ceiling fan replacement.
Wiring your new home has always been a daunting task, but new technology has made it even more of a challenge. At the rate at which old technology now becomes obsolete, it is important to keep the future of electrical technology in mind. At Harrison Electric, we have certified electrical contractors that serve clients in the Plymouth area of Minnesota. We can help you choose the right wiring and electrical components for your home. Below are five things you should consider.
In the mid to late 1900s, aluminum replaced copper wire due to pricing. Unfortunately, one of the most common safety hazards found in older homes is aluminum wiring. If you have faulty wiring, a residential contractor will know what options work best in your case. Contact Harrison Electric for an experienced electrician in Twin Cities, Minnesota. We will provide the best electrical wiring solution for your home or business needs.
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:
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 that you need an electrical upgrade to one or more dedicated circuits in your home. Harrison Electric Offers dedicated circuit installation if you need a circuit breaker fixed or replaced. Let’s take a closer look at dedicated circuits and how they can benefit your home.
Kidde has recently recalled fire extinguishers with plastic handles due to their failure to discharge when used. The failure has already led to one death. The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency. In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard.