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Do You Need More Outlets To Keep Up With Modern Technology?

Do you find yourself frequently searching for an open outlet around the house? Do you rely on power strips or surge protectors to meet your increasing electrical demands? If that sounds like you, there’s a definite chance you’re putting your home and safety at risk by overloading your existing outlets. At Harrison Electric, we know electrical demand is increasing at a breakneck pace, and we’re here to help you keep your home and family safe amid your growing power needs. When it comes to electricity, periodic upgrades are necessary to maintain system safety and efficiency, so if you lack outlets, here’s why you should seriously consider electrical upgrades:

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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Electric, we're here to help you protect your home and family from dangerous electrical installation, improper use, and outdated electrical systems.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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The Steps Involved in Adding an Electrical Outlet

An outlet may not always be where you need it to be. When this happens, you may have to rearrange your space so you have access to an existing outlet or use an extension cord. The final option is to add a new outlet to the space where you want it. It’s always wise to leave all electrical work to a trained electrician. Here are the steps an electrical contractor follows when adding a new electrical outlet to your home:

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3 Signs It’s Time to Upgrade Your Electrical Outlets

The electrical outlet is the contact point between your device or appliance and the wiring throughout the home. If the connection is secure, you’ll get plenty of electricity to power your equipment. If it’s weak, you may suffer from electric shock, an electrical fire, or a power surge. In any case, we need to inspect the outlets in your home every one to two years to make sure they are in condition and working correctly. Upon inspection, we may need to upgrade the receptacles to newer, safer models. Here are three things we assess:

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4 Component Replacements That Make Your Home’s Electrical System More Energy Efficient

When we talk about energy efficiency in the home, we’re opening up a can of worms. The fact is, there are numerous factors involved in energy efficiency that range from power-hungry appliances to an outdated heating and cooling system. Something that is often overlooked, however, is the electrical system itself.

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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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