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.
Is your home in need of some electrical outlet upgrades? Harrison Electric can help you choose the right electrical outlets for your home depending on what you need. Below, we take a closer look at common electrical outlet upgrades and why you need them.
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.