Upgrade Your Electrical System This New Year — Well, Not You – That’s Not Safe!

Written By: Ryan Bowman

It is hard to believe that we are nearly through the holiday season and soon enough, we will be making our New Year’s resolutions. If you want to make keeping your family safe and sound at home your number one goal, your resolution should be to upgrade your electrical systems to ensure that they are working as well as possible to reduce the risk of fire. There are a lot of do-it-yourself improvement projects to engage in, but electrical upgrades are not one of them. These are just some of the reasons calling Morrison Electrical for a safer 2024 is a must.

Electrical Work Is Not Easy

The internet is amazing, isn’t it? I mean, there aren’t many things that you can’t Google “how to” and watch a YouTube video of for step-by-step instructions. Working with electricity is not something that you can safely muddle through or dabble with, though. The electrical current that runs through your home isn’t just a fire hazard; it can kill you if not handled correctly. If you want to make sure your family is safe, the first step is to keep yourself safe and leave it to trained professionals.

Doing It Wrong Isn’t Just an Oops

When you paint a room as a do-it-yourself project, there is always the chance that you will get paint on the floor, on the ceiling, and make a real mess. When it comes to your electricity, it isn’t just a cosmetic fix. If you do it wrong, it literally can be life or death. Hire us to upgrade your electrical box, and while we are doing what we do best, you can take on another home improvement project. Renting a dumpster for home improvement for Junk-in-the-Box, totally for an amateur, electrical work – no way!


The reason that most homeowners do projects on their own is that it is usually cheaper. With most home improvement projects, the real expense is usually in the labor costs. If you want to move a couch around the house, stain the front deck, or do some landscaping on your own, more power to you. With the power that comes from your electrical system, however, there is nothing more precious than you and your family. The small cost it takes to hire Morrison for the peace of mind knowing it’s done right is well worth it!

It Might Not Be Rocket Science

Even if you watch a video and think that you know the ins and outs of electrical upgrades, there is no way that an amateur possibly can. Just like every other home improvement project, once you get in deep, you often find that it takes some troubleshooting and real hands-on knowledge to complete a project. How many times have you attempted to do something on your own, only to have to hire someone to fix your mistake? When it comes to electricity, you don’t want to leave your family stranded without power until a professional can schedule to fix your mess, nor is it a good time to play MacGyver.

You Need a License

If you are doing any electrical upgrades on the interior of your home, technically you need a license. Sure, it might seem like a pain in the neck to have building inspectors go over your system and ensure that it is done correctly, but it is necessary to keep your home and your family safe. If you don’t have someone inspect it; there is no way to know if it is done correctly. Even professional electricians have someone inspect their work for safety reasons.

As we head into the New Year, resolutions will be made to upgrade your home and take care of home improvement projects that you didn’t get to in 2023. Now is the perfect time to hire Morrison Electric and make sure that your electrical system is as efficient and safe as possible. It is predicted to be a cold couple of months, so make sure you do all that you can to cut energy bills and run the heat without the risk of fire by scheduling your appointment today!