Top 3 Electricity Problems Faced During Fall

You can feel it. I can feel it. The temperatures are steadily dropping by each approaching day, and the let up does not seem to be coming soon. 

The fall season brings some of the worst weather conditions of the year. Living in Virginia, frigid temperatures and chances for heavy snow can never be taken out of the equation. With such conditions brings the possibility for the experience of electrical problems for your place of living. 

The good thing is that we are here to provide professional advice on keeping your electricity working well! By following our help, you can know how to confront electrical problems this fall.

Power Outages

When thinking of nasty weather, one of the first problems that pops up in a person’s mind is usually the possibility of a power outage. 

Enough snow and freezing rain can be a recipe for disaster for your home’s electricity. In the event that your place of residence experiences harsh weather, it is always best to be well prepared. 

While in most cases there is nothing you can do to quickly resolve the problem, there are always things you can do to make it better.

  • Generator: while a generator may be costly, it is an alternative to keeping your electricity on in the event of a power outage. Be sure to always use an outdoor generator. Give us a call and set up an appointment to have a generator installed today!
  • Keep your food safe: refrigerators and freezers will not protect your food for long, so keeping them closed is your best bet. Refrigerators can keep food good for up to four hours, while freezers have a longer span of up to 48 hours. Keep ‘em closed!
  • Unplug appliances: a quick return to electricity can often create a voltage surge, which can harm your electronics. Unplug household items such as televisions, microwaves, and toasters. By doing so, you give your electrical system less workload when the power comes back.

Tripping a Breaker

A breaker is an essential piece of electrical equipment in your home. The device consists of switches that you can flip to turn off and on certain electrical sources. 

Fall weather brings the need for an increase in electrical power throughout your home. Christmas lights. General heat. Electric blankets. The increased demand for electricity can often lead to a breaker to trip, or shutting itself off. To remedy, simply locate your breaker and flip the switches turned off to on. Switches that are turned off can usually be identified by being a certain color.

Old Equipment

Aged electrical equipment can be especially hazardous to your home during the fall season. Dated appliances can lead to life-threatening situations for you and your home, including electrical fires. 

As a general rule of thumb, make sure to have heating equipment updated at least every five years. 

If all else fails, we offer emergency services 24 hours a day, seven days a week! Give us a call at (804)758-4314 if you experience a problem.

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