What Are Dedicated Circuits & Which Appliances Should Have Them?

Do you own an older home with outdated electrical work? If so, there’s a good chance your home doesn’t feature the necessary dedicated circuits for many of your household appliances. And unfortunately, operating those appliances on non-dedicated circuits can cause inconvenient (and potentially expensive) electrical problems. If you’re unfamiliar with dedicated circuits and which of your appliances need them, the experts at Harrison Electric have the info you need to know below.

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Summertime Outdoor Electrical Hazards: What to Watch for in Your Yard

Summer is here in full force in the Twin Cities, and for many homeowners and their families, that means spending significantly more time outdoors. But watch out! If you’re unaware of potential electrical hazards in your own backyard, you may be inadvertently compromising you and your loved ones’ safety. What kind of electrical hazards should you keep an eye out for during the summer months? The experts at Harrison Electric have the details below.

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GFCI & AFCI Outlets: What They Are and Why They’re Important

As a homeowner, it’s important to be at least somewhat familiar with your home’s electrical system because when it comes to electricity, what you don’t know can absolutely hurt you. So how knowledgeable are you about the different types of electrical outlets around your house? Do you know which are GFCI and which are AFCI? Or what they do and why they’re important for your safety? Below, the team at Harrison Electric outlines what everyone homeowner needs to know about their household safety outlets.

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Soaring Summer Energy Costs: Is Inefficient Electrical Wiring the Culprit?

Can faulty wiring cause your summer energy bills to skyrocket? You bet it can — and at Harrison Electric, we’re here to help you solve the problem. When it comes to household wiring systems, identifying inefficient electrical components can be a challenge for the average homeowner. Below, we’ve outlined wiring issues to watch for if your summer energy bills are rising out of control.

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Is Your Backyard Pool an Electrical Hazard?

Summer is finally here in the Twin Cities, and that means pool season is, too — but do you know how safe your pool currently is? It’s a tragic reality, but every year, both children and adults are injured or killed by swimming pool electrical shocks, which are largely preventable.

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Do You Need to Replace These 3 Outdated Electrical Components?

Did you know that in the Twin Cities, the median home age ranges from 49-56 years? If your home falls into that category, there’s a solid chance it contains outdated electrical components that may be putting you and your loved ones at risk. And even if they aren’t compromising your safety, they’re absolutely diminishing electrical performance and household energy efficiency. Below, our electricians at Harrison Electric discuss three of the most common outdated home electrical components and how to remedy these issues if you have them.

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Light Bulbs 101: Are You Optimizing Your Lighting Efficiency?

Are you maximizing your household lighting efficiency? If not, you’re inevitably paying higher than necessary annual energy costs, and if you’re like most homeowners, you’d absolutely welcome a break. At Harrison Electric, it’s our goal to help Twin Cities homeowners maximize the safety, efficiency, and functionality of their electrical systems. And, even without the expertise of a licensed residential electrician, there’s one simple tweak you can make to help increase the energy efficiency of your home.

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5 Common Household Electrical Problems

Have you noticed unusual electrical issues around your home? Are you worried you and your family may be facing one or more safety hazards? Though certain electrical problems are essentially harmless, others present a significant safety risk to you, your loved ones, and your home. Below, our Harrison Electric team outlines which electrical issues require the immediate attention of a licensed electrician, and which ones (while annoying) are hardly reason to panic.

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4 Signs It’s Time for an Electrical Inspection

Have you noticed unusual electrical problems around your house? Perhaps minor annoyances you continually push toward the back of your mind? Though day-to-day obligations can easily cause you to inadvertently minimize seemingly minor issues, continually neglecting electrical problems (even minor ones) puts you and your family at risk.

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These Two Types of Electrical Wiring Need Your Immediate Attention

According to Census data, over 30% of United States homes were constructed before 1950. If your home is among that 30%, there’s a decent chance it still contains decades-old wiring that may be putting you and your family’s safety at risk. Curious about which types of wiring you should look for? Our Harrison Electric team is laying out the details below.

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