The summer season certainly aggravates the many electrical issues that homeowners find themselves faced with. Here is a helpful list of common issues you may very well face this summer and some tips on how to avoid them.
- Tripped Breakers – This may be a result of overloading your circuit with an air conditioner or fan on a circuit that is already close to its limit. Try turning off some other devices in the area. You may know what the issue is if you were vacuuming or making coffee or running the microwave when the breaker tripped. You may need to move some items to other circuits or simply stagger usage so that different things run at different times. You may also want to consider calling Comet Electric to havean electrical system evaluation.
- Flickering Lights – Do your lights flicker when the air conditioner kicks on? If so, you’ll want to call one of our licensed electricians as soon as possible. We’ll be able to inspect your AC to see how it interacts with your home’s electrical system. If neglected, your AC could trip the circuit breaker and drive up energy costs.
- Brownouts – Brownouts are a systematic occurrence caused by power suppliers. Basically, in warmer climates, there is a larger demand for electricity amongst households. The increase in demand forces electrical companies to distribute more resources evenly which results in brown-outs in different neighborhoods. During a brown-out, you’ll notice dim or flickering light bulbs. Some appliances may not function properly due to the low voltage. If you are concerned about a brownout in your neighborhood, it’s a good idea to have an electrician come out and take a look at your property.
Charge up your home for a worry-free summer with help from Comet Electric. Contact us today at 724-266-7177 to report any electrical problems that happen in hot weather![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]