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Christmas Lights

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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Did The Grinch Steal Your Power? Avoid Overload on Your Outlets and Breakers

Nothing is more Grinch-ey than having the power for your Christmas lights go out on Christmas Eve. What you have to consider is how you’re pushing extra electricity through your existing circuits which were designed for your daily electrical usage. The extra power you use to light Christmas decorations may not seem like much, but it may be just a bit more than your existing circuits were designed to handle. If you’re an enthusiast for holiday lighting and decorations, you may want to discuss your power needs with a professional electric contractor to assure your power needs are met.

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Christmas Lights: Why You May Want to Consider Adding Another Outlet

Did you know that in 2013 there were approximately 230 home fires that were started due to a Christmas tree? In some cases, these fires weren't directly related to the tree. Instead, it was due to an electrical malfunction of some sort. If you have a live tree, then your risk of having a home fire around the holidays dramatically increases. Luckily, there is one simple way that you can help reduce your overall risk of a home holiday electrical fire: additional outlets.

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