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Don't Let Summer Heat Place Strain on your Electrical System | Print |  Email

Don’t Let Summer Heat Place Strain on your Electrical System

 Summer is a difficult time for electrical systems. When temperatures rise, electrical systems must work hard to power air conditioners. Old or damaged home electrical systems can cause shocks and start fires when put under the stress of summer electricity use.house fire

Safe Electricity urges everyone to be aware of the added stress placed on a home’s electrical systems during summer months and take steps to keep your home and loved ones safe.

Older homes may have a difficult time providing electricity to all the electronics and appliances in a modern home. An electrical inspector can tell you whether or not your home’s electric system is appropriate for the electronics you are using. An electrician can also tell what improvements are necessary. 

Outdated wiring can overheat when too much strain is put on it. This is a serious fire risk.

Some of the signs that your electric system is overloaded are flickering lights, tripped circuits, cards or wall plates that are warm to touch, or racking, popping, or sizzling sounds come from outlets.