As your home gets older, it the electrical wiring becomes more of a safety hazard. Granted, this deterioration happens over time, since electrical systems are built to last. If your home is over 30 years old, we recommend contacting Harrisons Electric for a complete inspection of the entire system to determine if there need to be any repairs or a total electrical system replacement. Below are some of the necessary upgrades we may have to make.
The Electrical Wiring
One of the first components in your electrical system that may need an upgrade is the electrical wiring. It depends on the type of wiring you have in your home. Older wiring systems can cause fires and be a hazard to you and your family. Regardless of what kind of wiring is in your home, we can replace it with fresh new wiring.
The Electrical Panel
The electrical panel regulates the flow of current from the outside power into your home. Without regulation, a power surge would occur throughout the walls, likely followed by a fire. Although panels are quite sturdy and can last a long time, we’ll need to inspect the board to see if is controlling electrical flow. A certified professional electrical from Harrison Electric should replace your panel. For this reason, we recommend that you avoid a DIY project.
Wall receptacles can also cause fires if they are old and worn out. All the receptacles in your bathroom or kitchens should be upgraded to GFCI units. GFCIs can cut off electrical supply form the source if there is ever a threat of electric shock from the water. We will inspect your home to find any outlets that are burned or look like they have been damaged by flames.
As energy efficient as ceiling fans are today, there is no reason to keep the old ones around. An old fan may be using too much power without putting out enough blade air distribution through the house. We specialize in ceiling fan repair and replacement for residential properties. So if you have any old fans you want to remove, contact us for a brand ceiling fan installation.
Harrison Electric Can Upgrade Your Electrical System
No matter how old your house is, we can modernize your entire electrical system so that your home can accommodate the power needed to run your appliances and electronics. Our service includes electrical repair, electrical installation, and full system replacement. To schedule a routine inspection or repair, call us 763-544-3300, or you can message us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our service extends to homeowners in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota.