Summertime Electrical Problems & Recommendations

We have become so highly dependent upon electricity in our daily lives that a power outage is debilitating to most of us. From the simple loss of lighting to more pressing issues like our food spoiling and suffering from the indoor heat or cold—the level of inconvenience experienced when the electricity goes out is beyond measure. It is also important to recognize that certain electrical problems can cause losses and danger to your home and family.

The summer season certainly aggravates the many electrical issues that homeowners find themselves faced with. We thought it useful to make you aware of the common electrical problems that can occur and offer a few practical yet simple solutions to each.

INCREASED ELECTRICAL OVERLOAD
When sparks from plugs, flickering lights, overheated receptacles, buzzing sounds, and tripped circuit breakers are present, rest assure overloading has occurred. In the summertime, your air conditioning is on a good majority of the time. In addition, people tend to use more appliances in the summer months as well. If you find yourself faced with these scenarios this summer, then perhaps it’s time to upgrade your electrical panel, which will not only resolve the problems but keep your home and family safe.

CONSISTENT POWER SURGES
When power-demanding electrical appliances such as air conditioners, stoves, and refrigerators are all in use at the same time they draw a lot of power and can contribute to overloading. Surges can occur because of lightning storms as well. Whatever the source of the problem, if the power surges are excessive they can, over time, result in electrical fires. For this reason, be sure to turn off and unplug appliances and devices during a lightning storm. To minimize the risk of overload and fires, we recommend you invest and install surge protectors in your home

STORMY WEATHER
Summertime storms are a natural part of the warm weather. However, these storms can cause problems for your electrical systems.
Windy Storms- These storms can tear up your electrical wiring outside, including your weather-head. Damaged weather-heads can keep electricity from getting to your home and create hazardous conditions outside the home. For windy weather, prepare early to make sure all your wiring is safe and secure.
Lightning Storms-Electrical Storms or storms with lightning can cause strong power surges that send your panel into electrical overload. They can also damage your appliances and technology.
In the case of storms, it is always better to be safe than sorry. For electrical storms, investigate adding a surge protector that will help guard your home from powerful electrical surges.

Remember, whether summer, spring, winter or fall, if you need a reliable, professional licensed electrician then we are the team for you. At Genesis Electric we stand ready to serve you with all your electrical needs. Simply give a call out to our experts today.

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