A residential electrician works continuously throughout the year regardless of the season. This is in contrast to what most homeowners believe about them working only during summer and winter when their services are needed most often. There are various reasons why you would want to call an emergency electrician. Find out from the list that follows what common reasons homeowners have for calling in a 24-hour electrician.
During summer, the temperature rises and you are most likely relying on your air conditioner to keep you cool. For many homeowners, their air conditioners are working 24 hours throughout the duration of summer. As a result, they might experience various problems with their air conditioner.
The most common scenarios would be air conditioners failing to function normally and circuit breakers tripping. Should this happen to you, the first thing you need to do is to switch off your cooling unit and the thermostat. Once this is done, you will have to go to your breaker and turn it off before turning it back on and restarting it. If the problem still persists, you will need to call in an emergency residential electrician.
Another effective strategy to ensure your circuit breaker will not trip as you use your air conditioner for longer hours is to use a separate breaker for your air conditioner. Keep in mind that air conditioner and refrigerator use up a lot of electricity. Plugging into the socket and using the an electrical outlet that runs in the same breaker as your air conditioner and refrigerator will definitely cause the breaker to trip. Thus it is extremely importantly to use a separate circuit breaker for your air conditioner.
Spring and Fall
Spring and fall are the best times of the year to have a residential electrician conduct an overall inspection, checkup and tune up of your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning unit. The reason for this, according to many industry professionals is because you are less likely to use your HVAC units during these seasons.
Also, these seasons come before the time you will use your units for practically 24 hours a day. Ensuring they are in perfect condition will help you prevent any problems during summer and winter when you will have to rely on your heating and cooling units for you and your family’s daily comfort.
Aside from all this, another reason why you might need the services of your local electrician is to have your ground fault circuit interrupter replaced. These are the best times during the year for this routine maintenance because, as mentioned above, you are not using your heating and cooling units more frequently.
You need to have your GFCI’s replaced – or installed if you do not have them yet – to ensure you and your family are protected from accidental shocks. These usually happen when using wet outlets and plugs. Often, these happen in the kitchen, bathroom, and garage where outlets are near water sources.
The most common reason why many homeowners call a residential electrician during winter is due to tripping circuit breakers. During winter, many homeowners put up Christmas lights and other electrically powered Christmas decorations. Unfortunately, not all homeowners or not every member of the household are knowledgeable about outlets and plugs connected to your circuit breakers.
Thus, the person assigned to put up the holiday decorations may unknowingly plug into outlets that are connected to circuits which are nearly maxed out. As a result, the circuit breaker will trip to prevent further wiring damage from the overloaded breaker.
To prevent this from happening, be sure you know your electrical system plan and know which breakers are available to use for your electrical holiday decorations. You will have to label the breakers inform every member of the household which ones they could use for plugging additional electrical appliances.
In addition to these services, there may be other reasons why you might need to call your local electrician. Regardless of the reason, be sure you work only with trained, licensed, and insured residential electrician. This will ensure that you will receive high quality services and that you and your family will remain to be protected. Keep in mind that a home’s electrical system is a dangerous system that requires professional handling and management. Any minor flaw may result in electrical fires; thereby, putting you and your family at risk.
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Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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