Posted on 12/16/2019 9:06 AM By Harrison Electric
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.
Posted on 11/25/2019 9:01 AM By Harrison Electric
Winter is right around the corner, which means it’s time to prepare your property for months of snow, ice, and freezing temperatures. We all know about preparing our plumbing and sealing our doors and window, but how many of us think about winterizing our electrical systems? A properly winterized electrical system can help protect you from chilly drafts, weather-related power surges, and even structural damage. What do you need to do to help ensure your property is protected this winter? The experts at Harrison Electric in the Twin Cities metro give you a quick rundown below.
Posted on 11/18/2019 8:57 AM By Harrison Electric
Do you have an old circuit breaker box? Do you know if it needs an upgrade? If you aren’t sure how old your circuit panel is, or whether it contains damaged or outdated wiring, you might have a fire hazard on your hands. The experts at Harrison Electric in the Twin Cities, MN, explain what you need to look for to help ensure your breaker box doesn’t catch fire.
Posted on 11/11/2019 8:55 AM By Harrison Electric
Each year, tens of thousands of homeowners put themselves at risk by continuing to use their electricity, even with glaring hazards present. Of the 374,000 residential fires in the United States per year, nearly 48,000 of them are due to electrical failure. To protect your home and family, it is imperative that you keep a close eye on your electrical system and remedy hazards promptly. Learn to recognize dangerous electrical situations in your home with this quick rundown from the experts at Harrison Electric.
Posted on 11/4/2019 8:53 AM By Harrison Electric
If you own an older home, there’s a good chance it contains aluminum wiring. Decades ago, aluminum was the wiring material of choice due to rising supply costs and mounting economic strain. Both electricians and homeowners quickly realized, however, that aluminum wiring was not only inefficient but could also be downright dangerous. If you still have aluminum wiring in your home, the experts at Harrison Electric discuss why you should have it replaced as soon as possible.
Posted on 9/23/2019 8:41 AM By Harrison Electric
Thinking about doing your own wiring to save yourself a few bucks? Think again. Do-it-yourself wiring is not only dangerous, it can actually cost you more money than you realize if you don’t do it properly. If you’re not a trained electrician, step away from the wiring, and call a professional. Sure, with the advent of DIY Youtube videos and tutorials online, you may think electrical wiring is a piece of cake; however, nothing could be further from the truth. The safety of your entire home and family is at stake when you attempt to install or repair your home’s wiring—mistakes are simply not an option. Here to explain why you should never wire your own house are the professionals at Harrison Electric.
Posted on 8/19/2019 8:28 AM By Harrison Electric
Older homes are often charming due to their unique attributes, and you may have recently bought yours for this very factor. However, not everything that's unique is visible—or good. In many cases, previous homeowners will have made their own changes, fixes, and what they thought were upgrades. The problem is that not all of them will have had the skills or training needed to do it right. When this situation involves electricity, it often leaves behind fire hazards, shock hazards, and breakers that mysteriously trip.
Posted on 8/5/2019 8:10 AM By Harrison Electric
Installing new lighting seems like a pretty easy job, but if you don't have the right experience, you can accidentally end up with injuries and a dangerous wiring job. There are many reasons that unexpected hazards can arise, so it's easy for homeowners to end up making errors that licensed electricians would know how to avoid. Here are some of the things that make it worth it to get a professional to update your lighting fixtures or add new ones:
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.