Is Winter a Prime Time for Electrical Damage?

Winter weather can damage your home’s electrical system more than you might realize. Learn how to protect your home from the experts at Harrison Electric.

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Do You Need More Outlets To Keep Up With Modern Technology?

Are you plugging too many devices into your outlets at once? Learn how upgrading your home’s electrical outlets can improve system safety and performance from the experts at Harrison Electric. 

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3 Tips to Maximize Energy Efficiency During Winter

Electricity costs are often significantly higher in winter than during other seasons of the year. Learn what you can do to save on winter utilities from the experts at Harrison Electric.  

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Watch for These 4 Common Winter Electrical Dangers

Did you know winter is the worst time of year for residential electrical fires? It's true—increased electrical demand during the winter months creates a variety of electrical hazards that many homeowners may not be aware of. At Harrison Electric, we're here to help you protect your home and family from dangerous electrical installation, improper use, and outdated electrical systems. To help you recognize where these common hazards occur, we've put together this brief guide. If any of the following situations sound familiar, it's time to contact us for upgrades.

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Electrical Surge Protection: Do You Need It?

The modern home features a wide variety of high-value electrical appliances that are subject to damage without proper protection. At Harrison Electric, we know your appliances are valuable investments, and we also know that damaging electrical surges are more common than you might realize. In fact, the average home experiences approximately 20 voltage spikes every day. For the best protection against these potentially damaging power surges, whole-house surge protection is key. Curious what it is and whether your home needs it? Let’s take a look.

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Avoid a Christmas Catastrophe: Decorative Lighting Safety Tips

It’s that time of year again—Christmas light season! There’s nothing quite like the festive appeal of a house full of decorative Christmas lights, but if you plan to decorate this year, exercise caution. Each year, faulty Christmas light installation and useage cause 20 deaths and over $25.3 million in property damages. At Harrison Electric, safety is our top priority. So, to help you protect your most valuable possessions during the holiday season, we’ve put together a few Christmas light safety tips. When it’s time to break out the decorative lights, keep these suggestions in mind:

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Winterizing Your Electrical System: 4 Safety Tips

Winter is right around the corner, which means it’s time to prepare your property for months of snow, ice, and freezing temperatures. We all know about preparing our plumbing and sealing our doors and window, but how many of us think about winterizing our electrical systems? A properly winterized electrical system can help protect you from chilly drafts, weather-related power surges, and even structural damage. What do you need to do to help ensure your property is protected this winter? The experts at Harrison Electric in the Twin Cities metro give you a quick rundown below.

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Is Your Circuit Breaker Box a Fire Hazard?

Do you have an old circuit breaker box? Do you know if it needs an upgrade? If you aren’t sure how old your circuit panel is, or whether it contains damaged or outdated wiring, you might have a fire hazard on your hands. The experts at Harrison Electric in the Twin Cities, MN, explain what you need to look for to help ensure your breaker box doesn’t catch fire.

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Household Hazards: 4 Common Electrical Problems at Home

Each year, tens of thousands of homeowners put themselves at risk by continuing to use their electricity, even with glaring hazards present. Of the 374,000 residential fires in the United States per year, nearly 48,000 of them are due to electrical failure. To protect your home and family, it is imperative that you keep a close eye on your electrical system and remedy hazards promptly. Learn to recognize dangerous electrical situations in your home with this quick rundown from the experts at Harrison Electric.

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Does Your Home Have Aluminum Wiring? Here’s Why You Need to Replace It

If you own an older home, there’s a good chance it contains aluminum wiring. Decades ago, aluminum was the wiring material of choice due to rising supply costs and mounting economic strain. Both electricians and homeowners quickly realized, however, that aluminum wiring was not only inefficient but could also be downright dangerous. If you still have aluminum wiring in your home, the experts at Harrison Electric discuss why you should have it replaced as soon as possible.

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