Common Electrical Problems that Occur in the Summer Months

Common Electrical Problems that Occur in the Summer Months

You surely don’t want to spend summer with your A/C not operating due to some electrical issues. This is why you should have your electrical system checked to prevent power outage during warm months.

Here are electrical issues you can avoid by having a professional electrical inspection and preventive measures in your Forney, TX home.

  • Power Surges

A power surge happens due to lightning storms or overloading when high-powered home appliances and equipment are plugged in simultaneously. Whatever the source, power surges can be very dangerous and damaging. As a homeowner, it’s a good start to know why it happens and how to prevent it. Talk to our experts for professional assistance when a power surge occurs in your home.

  • Overloading

When there’s too much electricity that flows through your appliances, they could overheat, fail, or cause a fire. Your appliances, outlet, and extension cords have restricted load or voltage capacity that you have to be aware of. To prevent overloading, don’t ever plug in two or more appliances into an extension cord or outlet, or get outlets that are capable of handling multiple plugs.

  • Tripped Breakers

An overloaded circuit is one of the most common causes of a tripped breaker. It happens when there are multiple power-consuming devices connected in one circuit. The breaker trips to prevent chances of overheating when the load or electrical demand on the device get too high, especially to houses not designed to handle modern electrical needs. Turn off your devices immediately in the event your breaker trips.

  • Flickering Lights

Do your lights at home flicker? It’s a serious sign of an electrical issue that needs an immediate solution. Observe your lights if they flicker or fluctuate when you turn on appliances with high wattage. These lights might have been burned out without your notice. If flickering continues, it’s time to call the attention of a certified electrician to take proper action.

  • Blackouts

During spring and summer, there are greater possibilities of thunderstorms which can seriously damage your electrical system, causing blackouts for days or even weeks. With this, you should always have a back-up generator ready in case of a long blackout. Also, secure your power lines by having it checked by certified electricians.

Electrical issues can be prevented if proper safety measures by professionals are taken. When you encounter any of these problems, Premier HVAC Services is the electrical experts you can count on. Just give us a call so we can help you in no time. For more electrical and HVAC tips, browse our blog archives for reference.