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Surge Protection

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 If you’re operating with an outdated or unprotected electrical system, you could face thousands in repair and replacement costs in the event of severe winter weather.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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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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Summer Storm Damage: Here’s How to Keep Your Home Safe

We all know that when summer rolls around, so do the thunderstorms. In Minnesota, we have an average of 30-40 summer storms every year, which means we get a hefty dose of dangerous lightning and potentially damaging winds. To protect your home and family, it is critical that you prepare for severe weather by taking the appropriate steps.

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Why You Need a Professional for Home Lighting and Surge Damage

Whether internal or external, there are several situations that can cause a power surge. However, some power surge issues are larger than others and require professional assistance. Depending on your electrical dilemma, we're here to offer simple power surge troubleshooting tips in the event you may not need to call in a professional.

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The Importance of Surge Protectors

It is recommended that both homes and businesses use surge protectors. There are two different types of surge protectors. This includes a whole home or building surge protector and an outlet or strip surge protector. A whole home or building surge protector protects the entire building or home, whereas an outlet or strip surge protector just protects the items that are plugged into the surge-protected outlet or strip. If you are considering getting and using a surge protector, you may wonder why it is important to have one. Here are two reasons ways surge protectors can help you.

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How to Prevent Circuit Breaker Panel Fires

The circuit breaker is designed to stop electrical overloads that can lead to fires in your home. If the circuit breaker panel is damaged or worn out, a fire could break out in your home. Due to the simplicity of their sign, circuit breaker problems are easy to fix.

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What is Causing the Surge in Your Electrical System?

Electronic devices are very sensitive to power surges. Harrison Electric offers guaranteed power surge protection. We will determine the source of the surge. We will install an appropriate surge protection system, or we will correct the source of the power surge.

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Typical Electric Repairs and Services

Electricity is an odd medium to work with, and you can trust experienced electricians have seen electricity do strange things at times. However, when contained to a professional coded system, electricity behaves as expected and, quite frankly, powers the nation. Outside of inventions and creative uses of electric power, there is a standardized, safe means of using electricity according to code, and such systems do require occasional maintenance, repairs, and upgrades in order to continue to function as a safe and useful aspect of your home.

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Winter Storms and Electrical Damage

Summer storms are bad enough for the damage they cause to your home and the inconvenience of having to make repairs. Winter storms can be worse as they can as much or more damage. When the power goes out in winter, it is scary and potentially dangerous if you aren't prepared to spend some time without power. Most of what you do while at home relies on power, whether hobbies to pass the time or heating the space and keeping yourself and your family comfortable.


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3 Ways Storms Can Damage Your Electrical System

When storm activity increases, there is always a chance that your electrical system in your home is in danger. In fact, a storm can be the cause of your electrical system if your system isn’t up to par. The following are three potential electrical hazards that a storm can turn into a nightmare.

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