Home Safety Protection | Harrison Electric Inc. | Minneapolis, MN
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Minneapolis, MN | 763-544-3300

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There are two reasons why a homeowner might want to upgrade their service. One is safety. The other reason is to increase the electrical systems capacity. There are many homes out there with obsolete and dangerous panels manufactured between 1950 and 1980. If you are adding new appliance, such as air conditioning or a hot tub, an increase in service size may be required.

  • Electrical Panel Upgrade

  • Smoke Detectors

  • Carbon monoxide detectors

  • Gas detectors

  • Ground Fault

Safety Concerns

Combination smoke and carbon monoxide detectors  can save lives.  Each year, approximately 3,000 people in the U.S. die from fires in the home. Many of these fires occur at night while people who are sleeping unknowingly inhale toxic gases and smoke. Three of every five home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.

The leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in North America, Carbon Monoxide (CO) is odorless, tasteless and invisible – it's a silent killer. The only safe way to know if carbon monoxide is present is to install carbon monoxide detectors (alarms) on every level of your home and in sleeping areas

Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Harrison Electric offers 24-hour emergency service.

Speak with our experienced knowledgeable staff. There is no charge for this service. When an emergency strikes your home, call Harrison Electric at  763-544-3300.

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Gas Detectors

If you have a gas stove, there are about five to 15 parts per million of natural gas in the air inside your home. More than 30 parts per million crosses into dangerous levels of natural gas and indicates a faulty stove. How do you know if the methane levels in your house are safe? You can buy a natural gas detector or a carbon monoxide detector that will sound an alarm if gas levels exceed a safety threshold.

Ground Fault Protection

The AFCI should not be confused with the GFCI or ground fault circuit interrupter. The GFCI is designed to protect people from severe or fatal electric shocks while the AFCI protects against fires caused by arcing faults. The GFCI also can protect against some electrical fires by detecting arcing and other faults to ground but cannot detect hazardous across-the-line arcing faults that can cause fires.

A ground fault is an unintentional electric path diverting current to ground. Ground faults occur when current leaks from a circuit. How the current leaks is very important. If a person’s body provides a path to ground for this leakage, the person could be injured, burned, severely shocked, or electrocuted.

 

The National Electrical Code requires GFCI protection for receptacles located outdoors; in bathrooms, garages, kitchens, crawl spaces and unfinished basements; and at certain locations such as near swimming pools. A combination AFCI and GFCI can be used to satisfy the NEC requirement for GFCI protection only if specifically marked as a combination device.

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Our written guarantees are setting the industry standard.

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Security protection

For your safety, our team members go through through background checks and

drug testing.

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Qualified technicians

Investing in advanced education and training ensures our team members stay current on all building codes and technology.

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