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 Cooper Electric Service.
1. Flickering or Dimming Lights:
Lights require a small amount of energy opposed to appliances, which require a substantial amount. Contact Cooper Electric Service to inspect your circuits if you are experiencing dimming or flickering lights. 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 Cooper Electric Service to schedule an appointment 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 Cooper Electric Service 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 Cooper Electric Service 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 Cooper Electric Service 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 Cooper Electric Service right away to schedule a plug inspection.