Is A Light Switch in Your Home Warm?

You may notice that, after leaving your light switch on for a few minutes, the switch feels warm or even hot to the touch when you go to turn it off. This could be a potential fire hazard.

No matter what kind of switch you’re using, heat coming off the switch is a sign that it has electricity running through it. This might seem obvious, but in most cases a traditional switch should never have enough electricity coursing through it to become warm.

If your on/off switch is warm or hot to the touch, it’s a good sign of too much power running through it. There could be several reasons why, such as hooking up a switch to a circuit with a higher amp load than it can handle. Or it can also be caused by a bad wire overloading the electrical current, which will cause it to give off heat. This is a very real fire hazard! If your on/off switch is giving off a lot of heat, turn it off and call us!

If you are experiencing issues with any of your electrical system, call us today. 219-663-6264 OR 317-708-7000


There are a number of reasons your lights can be burning out too often:

  • Wattage is too high
  • Insulation is too close to the light
  • Bad wiring on the circuit
  • Bad wiring on the mains
  • On a dimmer switch, too much total wattage on one switch
  • If flickering there is probably a poor connection on the circuit.

Isolating the issue can be tricky for non-professionals. If you’re going through light bulbs like it’s nobody’s business, it might be worth reaching out to us to help identify the root cause of light bulb burnouts. CALL US: 317-708-7000