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Make Your Newly Purchased House Safer with an Electrical Update

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.

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Electrical Service Upgrades For Home Renovations

If you’re thinking about doing a home renovation, you should also consider upgrading your home’s electrical components, as well. If you are adding a bedroom, a bathroom, or upgrading a kitchen, you are probably going to need some new outlets and perhaps lighting fixtures. You may want to add some ceiling fans as part of the project. There may be some special needs, as well, like adding the right electrical power for an appliance such as an electric clothes dryer.

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Why Lighting Upgrades Are A Fantastic Idea

Whether it be for conserving energy or simply making your living areas brighter, upgrading the lighting in your home is a fantastic idea. Since there's plenty of perks that come with a lighting upgrade, we're going to highlight some of the many positives that come with such an endeavor. Here's a look at why lighting upgrades are a fantastic idea in your home.

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Is Your Electrical System Over 30 Years Old? It May be Time for an Upgrade

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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Electrical Outlet Upgrades Your Home May Need

Is your home in need of some electrical outlet upgrades? Harrison Electric can help you choose the right electrical outlets for your home depending on what you need. Below, we take a closer look at common electrical outlet upgrades and why you need them.

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What Appliance Should You Assign to a Dedicated Circuit?

Appliances are part of our daily lives. Are you tripping breakers as you use yours each day? If a breaker is tripping often, there could be a problem with wiring. Dedicated circuits are required by the National Electric Code (NED), who establishes the foundation for electrical safety. Harrison Electric can help you install dedicated circuits for your appliances. A residential electrician understands and can help you determine what appliance you should assign to a dedicated circuit.

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How an Electrical Backup System Benefits Your Home

During a natural disaster or other power outage situation, there is no substitute for having a power back-up. Having connections to power allows you keep up with your responsibilities and to keep your home functioning normally. You will save a lot of money, time, and energy by having an electrical backup system professionally installed. At Harrison Electric in Plymouth, Minnesota we install smart generator power backup systems. Here are some of the ways a backup electrical system is essential:

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5 Things to Consider When Wiring Your New Home

Wiring your new home has always been a daunting task, but new technology has made it even more of a challenge. At the rate at which old technology now becomes obsolete, it is important to keep the future of electrical technology in mind. At Harrison Electric, we have certified electrical contractors that serve clients in the Plymouth area of Minnesota. We can help you choose the right wiring and electrical components for your home. Below are five things you should consider.

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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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How do You Know When to Upgrade Your 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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