Recently Bought an Older Home? 3 Essential Electrical Upgrades

If you own an older home, there’s a decent chance it still contains antiquated electrical wiring, fixtures, or receptacles that are either hazardous or just downright inconvenient. At Harrison Electric, it’s our mission to help homeowners create safe, efficient homes, so they can enjoy peace of mind knowing their loved ones and their property are well protected.

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5 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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3 Electrical Safety Hazards Around the House: How to Childproof Your Home

Are you absolutely certain your home is an electrical safe zone for your kids? Each year, approximately 100 precious little lives are lost to at-home electrocutions, simply because kids love to explore and play. As a parent, you can prevent your child from falling victim to the serious dangers of electricity, simply by exercising caution and implementing the appropriate safety mechanisms. At Harrison Electric, safety is our top priority, so if your home features any of the following hazards, our team is always here to help you find a safe solution.

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Is Winter a Prime Time for Electrical Damage?

If you’ve lived in Minnesota long, you know just how harsh our winter weather can be. But what you might not be aware of is the effect frigid temperatures and winter storms can have on your home’s circuits and wiring. If you’re operating with an outdated or unprotected electrical system, you could face thousands in repair and replacement costs in the event of severe winter weather. How does the cold, blustery winter affect your electricity, and what can you do to protect your home? The experts at Harrison Electric explain below.

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

Do you find yourself frequently searching for an open outlet around the house? Do you rely on power strips or surge protectors to meet your increasing electrical demands? If that sounds like you, there’s a definite chance you’re putting your home and safety at risk by overloading your existing outlets. At Harrison Electric, we know electrical demand is increasing at a breakneck pace, and we’re here to help you keep your home and family safe amid your growing power needs. When it comes to electricity, periodic upgrades are necessary to maintain system safety and efficiency, so if you lack outlets, here’s why you should seriously consider electrical upgrades:

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3 Tips to Maximize Energy Efficiency During Winter

Winter is prime time in Minnesota for rising energy costs. Between the shorter, darker days and the longer, colder nights, Twin Cities residents often find their energy use—and utility bills—skyrocketing during the chillier months. Fortunately, there are small tweaks you can make to your existing electrical system and energy usage habits that can help mitigate winter electricity use and keep your bills in a more reasonable range. What can you do to create a more energy-efficient home? The experts at Harrison Electric explain below.

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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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