3 Electrical Safety Improvements to Make This Year
- Do not overload circuits
- Have electrical wiring inspected
- Replace old electrical outlets
Get the new year started with professional suggestions for electrical improvements. Adding electrical safety to one's New Year's Resolutions list is a fantastic way for homeowners to prioritize electrical maintenance and upgrades.
Taking good care of the home's electrical system will help to prevent disasters such as house fires and accidental electrocution. Keeping the electrical system in good working order can also help to keep energy bills low. Here are three ways homeowners can practice better electrical safety going into the new year.
Prevent Overloading Circuits
Electrical circuits are only able to withstand a certain amount of electrical power. When the circuits become too overloaded the breaker box will switch off the power to prevent overheating. An overloaded circuit could cause sparks and lead to an electrical fire if the breaker is not working properly.
Homeowners can prevent overloading circuits by installing surge protectors and being mindful of how much electricity their appliances use. Electrical appliances should label on the box how much voltage is required to power the device. Homeowners should try to plug only a few appliances into one circuit.
Schedule Professional Electrical Inspections
One of the best ways homeowners can have peace of mind that their electrical system is in good working order is to have it regularly inspected by a professional electrician. Annual or bi-annual electrical inspections can save homeowners from an electrical disaster by catching small problems early. The electrician can also make recommendations for how the homeowner can improve the safety and efficiency of their home's electrical system.
Skipping electrical inspections can get homeowners into a heap of trouble if an electrical fire does occur. Homeowners should make a New Year's resolution to prioritize safety this year by scheduling regular electrical inspections. An experienced professional electrician can identify warning signs of something wrong with the system and provide solutions.
Replace Old Wiring and Outlets
Ignoring old wiring and outlets can cost homeowners if the outdated electrical components lead to a house fire or electrocution. Homeowners should try to replace old wiring and outlets as soon as a problem is noticed. The start of a new year is the perfect time for homeowners to resolve to catch up on home maintenance, like installing new electrical outlets.
Warning signs of an outdated electrical outlet are sparks, exposed wires, or being over 10 years old. Homeowners should always leave wiring an outlet up to an experienced electrician with the proper equipment and training. "DIY" electrical installations are a recipe for disaster because faulty wiring is a fire hazard. Give a trusted local electrical company a call for help installing new wiring and outlets for the new year.
About Beltz Home Service Co.
Beltz Home Service Co. is a locally-owned company that offers comprehensive services from electrical, plumbing, and HVAC experts. They have been their community's leading home service provider for over 20 years. Homeowners can count on their 24/7 emergency hotline to help when the unexpected happens. Give them a call today to schedule electrical maintenance in Findlay, OH!
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