Posted on 8/17/2020 4:00 AM By Harrison Electric
Every year, electricity is the culprit behind over 51,000 house fires, approximately 1,000 deaths, and more than 30,000 reported injuries in the United States. That’s why having a properly installed and well-maintained electrical system is absolutely paramount. At Harrison Electric, we know it’s easy to overlook many seemingly simple household electrical problems, but that’s a major misstep and potentially, one that could cost you your house or even your life.
Posted on 4/13/2020 4:00 AM By Harrison Electric
Spring is finally here in the Twin Cities! But along with spring comes the promise of warmer weather, which, for Minnesotans, often includes multiple thunderstorms. It’s one thing to watch whipping winds and dazzling lighting from the safety of your living room, but when that nasty weather affects your electrical system, the situation can get hazardous in a hurry.
Posted on 3/9/2020 4:00 AM By Harrison Electric
If you’re not well-versed in electrical work (what homeowner really is?) you may have a few glaring electrical code violations hiding within your home. After all, unless you’re a licensed residential electrician, why on earth would stay up to date with changes to the National Electrical Code?
Posted on 1/20/2020 4:00 AM By Harrison Electric
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 If you’re operating with an outdated or unprotected electrical system, you could face thousands in repair and replacement costs in the event of severe winter weather.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.
Posted on 12/23/2019 9:08 AM By Harrison Electric
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Electric, we're here to help you protect your home and family from dangerous electrical installation, improper use, and outdated electrical systems.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.
Posted on 7/15/2019 8:06 AM By Harrison Electric
It’s heartbreaking when a home floods from storm surge. The damage done is extraordinary. Most people want to re-enter a home as soon as they can to access the damage and remove whatever things that they can salvage by drying them out.
Posted on 6/24/2019 7:59 AM By Harrison Electric
Repair of electrical wiring, components and fixtures often-times requires the skill of a certified electrician, given the risks and tools involved. An experienced professional can make cost-effective repairs in a safe and efficient manner, giving you lighting in your home that you can trust. Below are examples of when you should call an electrician for work.
Posted on 6/10/2019 7:54 AM By Harrison Electric
Did half your lights go out and everybody shouted out, "Not again!" A popping circuit breaker can be an indication your home is in need of professional electrical service. Circuit breakers are designed to switch off power to the circuit when too much electricity is being drawn through the lines, preventing a short and possibly a fire.
Posted on 12/24/2018 7:18 AM By Harrison Electric
The weather in Minnesota is cold enough to damage your lighting system. While you and your family are safe inside your home, the lights are battling high winds, ice, snow, and extreme temperatures. So if you have an exterior lighting system, then now is the time to contact an electrician from Harrison Electric. We can give your exterior lights a complete inspection and then make the necessary upgrades to make sure that it is ready for winter. Here’s what we can do for your lights.
Posted on 12/10/2018 7:13 AM By Harrison Electric
With the holiday season right around the corner, now is the perfect time to contact Harrison Electric for an electrical safety inspection. A proper assessment of your electrical wiring will determine if your house is Christmas ready for all the holiday lights, electronics, and Christmas trees. When it comes to your electrical installation, you should never take chances with your family’s safety. We can perform a point-by-point inspection of the wiring, fixtures, panel, and other components in your home.
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