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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 If you’re operating with an outdated or unprotected electrical system, you could face thousands in repair and replacement costs in the event of severe winter weather.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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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Electric, we're here to help you protect your home and family from dangerous electrical installation, improper use, and outdated electrical systems.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 Repairs After Storm Surge Flooding

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.

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When Should You Call an Electrician for Home Repairs?

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.

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Popping Circuit Breakers: An indication that an electrical upgrade is due

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.

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Outdoor Lighting Issues in the Winter

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.

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Holiday Season Electrical Inspections

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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Certified Electrician vs. a Handyman: What is the Difference?

When you need electrical service, you may be tempted to hire a handyman instead of a certified master electrician. Many homeowners choose this options because they want to save money. They may also have a friend who claims that they can provide the same level of service a certified electrician.

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Necessary Upgrades for Houses Built Before 1988

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 system replacement. Below are some of the necessary upgrades we may have to make.

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Should You Worry About Your Electrical System in the Winter?

Winter in Minnesota can wreak havoc on your electrical systems. But you can prepare your wiring and other components by hiring a Harrison Electric technician to come out and perform a complete inspection on your home as well as make the necessary upgrades. Below is shortlist of repairs and upgrades that we can make to ensure your home is weather-proof.

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