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Electrical Backups Before the Storm Hits

Although your regular power supply is proven to be a steady source of electricity for your home, it’s also known how a major storm can knock out your electrical connections on occasion. Typically, it’s only a short time of power outage for an evening or maybe an afternoon, so you go to bed early or take a much needed nap and the power is back on when you wake up. Two situations result in situations that aren’t so cute. One, you have work to do that can’t be postponed even though your power is off for a couple of hours. Secondly, when power is out for several days so you know you need to cook all the food you kept frozen, but can’t cook it because the power is out.

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How to Use Extra Outlets from Christmas Throughout the Year

If you’re a holiday enthusiast who loves to add lighting and decorations to celebrate, you’ve probably either added extra outlets or considered the possibility in order to accommodate the lighting you use at Christmas. Those same outlets can provide a valuable resource to your home throughout the year. Once installed, you’ll wonder why they weren’t there in the first place as you find additional reasons to use them.

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Do You Need an Electrical Panel Replacement or Repair?

Your electrical panel is also known as a breaker box and is considered your house's central nervous system. The power lines are connected to the panel, which delivers the current that helps you run your favorite electronics and appliances. If you notice issues and it’s not functioning properly, you might go back and forth between whether you need to replace or repair it. Harrison Electric wants to make this process easy for you, so we have created this list of common problems to help you determine the best course of action.

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4 Benefits of Whole-House Surge Protection

Your home’s electrical system is your primary source of comfort, and keeping it protected is crucial. Even small but frequent surges will eventually wear down the electrical system and any electronics connected. Whole-house surge protection installation is one way to help reduce some risks, so keep reading to learn about the four essential benefits they offer.

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7 Signs It's Time for an Outlet Upgrade

Are your electrical outlets acting up? If so, don’t ignore the problem! Electricity is never something to be taken lightly, and when your family’s safety is at stake, prompt action is critical. At Harrison Electric, we know a thing or two (or everything) about residential electrical outlets and the signs they display when it’s time for an upgrade or replacement. If you’ve been dealing with any of the following five electric outlet issues, don’t hesitate to give us a call.

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LED Lighting Options for Your Finished Basement

You’ve finally done it! That dark, dingy basement has gotten the makeover it truly deserves. New drywall and a fresh coat of paint give the walls a cozy but stimulating color scheme while the new carpet warps up the whole look.

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Electrical Outlets: The Dangers of Overloading Your Sockets

The modern home has dozens of items plugged into wall sockets at any given time. Think about it for a moment: phone chargers, televisions, gaming systems, household appliances, lamps—it seems just about everything has a plug or a charger these days. And when you plug too many things into an outlet at once, you create a hazard for your home and family. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, overloaded sockets are responsible for over 5,000 residential fires annually! If you don’t want to join that statistic, our electricians at Harrison Electric are here to give you a few tips to keep your household safe.

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9 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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10 Festive Outdoor Lighting Ideas

The holiday season is upon us! It’s time to decorate and feel the spirit of the holidays with your family. You like decorating your home's exterior but want to do something a little different this year. You’ve come to the right place, as Harrison Electric has some eclectic and charming outdoor lighting ideas to consider this holiday season!

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9 Holiday Lighting Safety Tips

It’s unfortunate, but every year, Christmas lighting is the culprit behind nearly 800 household fire incidents and nearly $13 million in property damage. So although holiday lighting might seem like a harmless, festive decor staple, it can certainly be hazardous, both for your safety and the safety of your home.

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