Should You Get Whole-House Surge Protection?

Voltage surges aren’t always easily detectable, especially when they’re not massive. But they occur far more frequently — up to 20 times a day in the average home — than most people realize. Unfortunately, they can do considerable damage to anything that’s plugged into any outlet in your home. That’s where whole-house surge protection is incredibly useful.

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Common Electrical Code Violations: Does Your Home Have Them?

Do you own a home that’s older than 20 years? Have you ever allowed anyone who isn’t a licensed electrician to work on your electrical system? Then there’s a good chance your wiring, outlets, switches, or circuits aren’t in compliance with the National Electric Code. And while that may not sound like a huge deal, code violations can be dangerous, depending on what they involve. These violations can also make it difficult for you to sell your home if you ever decide to list it, since it may not pass a pre-purchase inspection.

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4 Tips for Handling Electrical Emergencies

Electrical emergencies can happen at any time, and they can put you and your loved ones’ safety at risk if you’re not properly prepared to handle them. At Harrison Electric, helping Twin Cities families keep their electrical systems safe is our number one goal, and that starts with education. If you’re unsure how to safely deal with an unexpected and potentially dangerous electrical emergency, follow our tips below for handling the situation.

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8 Signs Your Home Is Due for an Electrical Panel Upgrade

If you’re like most homeowners, you don’t give your electrical panel a lot of thought. Now and then, you might trip a breaker or find a nonfunctional outlet and head to the panel to investigate. But beyond the quick occasional checkup, that panel probably doesn’t get much attention. If it starts having issues, though, it’ll exhibit a few glaring signs you’re sure to notice.

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5 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Bathroom Exhaust Fan

Bathroom exhaust fans play an important role in controlling moisture levels and odor inside household restrooms. Without a properly functioning exhaust fan in your bathroom, mold can form, your interior paint can suffer moisture-related deterioration, and unpleasant odors can linger in your home.

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4 Simple Ways to Save on Your Electric Bill This Summer

Upgrading the wiring and electrical devices in your home can help make your house more energy efficient and ultimately save you money on your electric bills. Click to learn about simple upgrades you can make to save on your monthly energy bills this summer. 

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Summer Storm Prep: Benefits of Installing a Backup Home Generator

When you live in the Twin Cities, you know power outages aren’t unusual, especially during severe summer and winter storms. And when the power goes out, there’s no telling when it’ll come back on again. If you or anyone in your household relies on a consistent power supply, either for work or essential medical equipment, being without electricity for hours on end can be a serious problem.

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Ready to Upgrade Your Home? 4 Residential Electrical Trends You Need

Over the last decade or so, numerous tech innovations have entered the consumer market, allowing regular folks everywhere to simplify and streamline their daily tasks. And if you’re like most folks, you seriously enjoy the convenience of having your devices work for you rather than the other way around.

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Own an Older Home? 5 Signs It’s Time for Electrical Rewiring

If you own an older home, there’s a good chance some of its electrical components are no longer up to code. And if your home has already passed its 40th birthday, there’s a really good chance it’s due for rewiring. Though you may not realize it, your household electrical system wasn’t designed to last forever, and when it begins to wear out, it’ll let you know.

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Advantages & Drawbacks of At-Home Electric Car Charger Installation

Electric vehicles are skyrocketing in popularity and they’re only going to become more prevalent in the coming years. If you’re considering upgrading your gas hog to a modern EV, have you thought about how you’ll charge the car so you can actually use it at your convenience?

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