6 Signs that indicate you may need an electrical updateby CES on 04/12/18
Unsure if you should upgrade your electric?
We have narrowed down our list to 6 signs you
should be speaking with an electrician.
1. Flickering or Dimming Lights:
Lights require a small amount of energy opposed to appliances, which require a substantial amount. If you are experiencing dimming or in some cases flickering, contact an electrician to inspect your circuits. You may need to have your lights moved to a new circuit to help fix this issue.
2. Weird Odors:
Brand new appliances will give an odor when first uses. If you are experiencing this without new appliances turn off your plugs via your panel and unplug anything in that plug. Contact an electrician to schedule then right away.
3. Tripping Breakers:
Fuses and circuit breakers add an extra layer of protection to your home. If you are experiencing a frequent tripping of breakers or fuses being blown your circuit maybe overloaded. Contact an electrician to upgrade your wiring.
Loose prongs and worn wires can cause a low buzzing. Don’t ignore this, try to locate the plug or switch in question then contact your electrician to fix.
5. Electrical Shock:
If you are experiencing an electrical shock each time you plug in an appliance or extension cord this could be from a worn plug. Contact an electrician to inspect your plugs, most cases it’s an easy fix and will save you from having to purchase new appliances.
6. Warm Walls:
If you run your hand down the wall near your switches or plugs and it feels hot to the touch, don’t ignore this. The only exceptions to this rule are dimmer switches. They are naturally warm to the touch by design, but if you touch a dimmer switch and it’s hot to the touch this could be a sign of greater issues. Contact your electrician right away to schedule a plug inspection.