Do you have outdated or damaged outlets and receptacles? Harrison Electric can replace your old outlets with safe, efficient outlets to meet your electrical needs. We can install different types of outlets into your home to accommodate appliances, adhere to safety codes, or provide more convenience depending on where you want the outlets.
To schedule a home inspection, consultation or installation service, contact Harrison Electric. We can answer your question and upgrade your old outlets.
Outdated Outlets & Receptacles
If you notice any two-pronged outlets in your home, you need to have them professionally replaced. Outlets that are not correctly installed or have exceeded their expected lifespan create a safety hazard in the home. A Harrison Electric technician can inspect your home for outdated outlets and replace them as needed.
When Do You Need Knew Outlets?
It can be difficult to tell when you need new outlet installation or need to replace your outlets. If the receptacles continue to operate every day (as they should), you may not realize that there is a problem. However, there are some symptoms of a failing outlet that you can observe. For instance:
While you can make some use of power strips or surge protectors, these were designed to be a temporary solution. If you find yourself needing a place to plug in an extra kitchen accessory or computer, an additional outlet will give you access.
Wear, discoloration, and cracking are all signs that you need new outlet installation. You should also keep an eye out for outlets that lose their grip and create a loose connection. Loos outlets present a risk of electrical fire and need to be replaced.
Ungrounded outlets generally contain two plug slots, without a ground wire. They are outdated and are not up to code. They are also dangerous.
Benefits of New Outlet installation
There are several benefits to installing new outlets in your home
| Energy-Efficient |
Newer outlets can save energy because they are designed to withstand higher wattages stemming from additional electrical devices and more powerful appliances in your home.
| Safe |
OId outlets are fire hazards. In some cases, they can cause electrocution and cannot handle the amount of power required for today’s technology. They need to be replaced with safer outlets that are compatible with modern tech.
| Code Compliant |
Outdated outlets and receptacles do not meet current building codes due to lack of efficiency and high risk of fires or electrocution. We can install outlets that meet or exceed residential building codes.
A ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) is a device that interrupts or cuts off a circuit in the event of an electrical overload in a device. GFCIs are installed in kitchens, bathrooms, utility rooms, and other areas where water is present.
GFCI outlets exist to protect you and your family from electrical shock. Although a breaker panel is made prevent an electrical fire, a GFCI device is integrated into an outlet to monitor power levels going into a device. Therefore, if you accidentally drop the device into a sink full of water, the GFCI detects the sudden interruption in the current and cuts the power. This action prevents you from being electrocuted.
A GFCI device has a test button, a reset button, and possibly an indicator light. If there is an imbalance in the circuit, the GFCI trips the circuit in as little as one-thirtieth of a second. If it takes any longer for the GFCI to trip the circuit, you could be electrocuted.
Professional Outlet Installation
If you have old or damaged outlets in your home, Harrison Electric can replace the receptacles with new code-compliant receptacles.
To schedule service with one our certified technicians, call us at (763) 544-3300, or you can message us at email@example.com.