No matter how old your Bradenton, Florida, home is, you should be aware of the signs of most common electrical problems and act on them quickly. If you have frequent power outages, warm walls, or flickering lights, you probably need to call an electrician.
If your circuit breakers trip or your fuses blow often, your home’s electrical system could be drawing too much current. Circuit breakers trip when the circuit is overloaded to keep your wires from overheating or causing a dangerous fire. You could have too many appliances plugged into one outlet or even different outlets on one circuit. An electrician can check your wiring, help you save energy, and add another outlet or circuit if needed.
If your fuses or circuit breakers aren’t working the way they should, you could notice warm spots on your walls or near some of your electrical outlets. If your ceiling is hot around your light fixtures, they may not be insulated well enough. You might also hear buzzing from a loose electrical connection. An old electrical outlet in poor condition could short-circuit and cause a spark. If you see burn marks around an outlet, shut off the power to that section of your home and call a professional.
Dim or flickering lights are usually caused by other appliances that draw too much power for your wiring to handle. Many large appliances, like dryers, washing machines, heaters, or air conditioners, should have their own power supply circuits. You should also avoid using smaller devices like hairdryers, curling irons, or coffee makers at once.
Arctic Air Services, Inc. has decades of heating, air conditioning, electrical, and plumbing experience. We can help you keep your wiring in excellent condition and make repairs or upgrades if needed. Call us anytime at (941) 757-8282 for outstanding service and 100 percent satisfaction from our friendly experts.