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    Most Common Electrical Issues You May Face In Summer

    by VitalStorm Marketing on May 31, 2023

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    Most Common Electrical Issues You May Face In Summer

    Summer is the season full of fun, sun, and warmer weather here in the Pacific Northwest. However, it can also be a season full of electrical issues that can disrupt your daily routine. Not only can they be inconvenient, but they can also cause safety hazards. Here are the most common electrical issues homeowners might face in the summer.

    1. Overloaded Circuits

    During summer, you’re likely going to be using more electrical appliances, such as air conditioners and fans, than any other time of year.¬† These appliances can put added strain on your electrical circuits. When circuits are overloaded, they can trip, causing power outages and possible damage to your electrical system.

    2. Power Surges

    Summer storms can bring lightning strikes that can cause power surges. These surges can damage your expensive electrical devices and also cause fires. Even though you can’t prevent summer storms, there are ways you can prevent power surges. For one, make sure you are unplugging your electrical devices during thunderstorms. For two, have a professional install a surge protector in your home to protect your devices from voltage spikes.

    3. Air Conditioner Problems

    Air conditioners are essential during summer, but they can also cause electrical problems. One common issue with AC’s is a tripped circuit breaker. Usually, when an AC is tripping your circuit breaker, it’s due to a dirty air filter or a refrigerant leak. That’s why it’s so important to change your air filter regularly (every 1-3 months or so). If you suspect a refrigerant leak, make sure you’re having a professional take a look as soon as possible.

    4. Electrical Fires

    Electrical fires are a serious safety hazard that can occur any time of year, even summer. Overloaded circuits, damaged wiring, and faulty electrical devices can all cause electrical fires. To prevent a fire, make sure you’re inspecting your electrical devices for damage often. If you notice any damage, such as frayed wires, exposed wires, or other damage, discontinue use and replace immediately.

    5. Outdoor Electrical Hazards

    Summer is the season for outdoor activities. Don’t let electrical hazards ruin your fun in the sun! Swimming pools, outdoor lighting, and landscaping equipment all pose a serious risk of electrical shock if not properly maintained and installed. Not only that, but electricity and water never mix! This means you should keep all electrical devices away from water, such as swimming pools, hot tubs, and sprinklers.

    Contact Kanon Electric For All Your Electrical Needs In Milton, WA and Surrounding Areas

    While summer can be a season of fun and relaxation, it’s important to not forget about the potential electrical hazards that come with it. By following taking preventative measures, you can ensure your safety and avoid any electrical issues that may come up.

    Kanon Electric serves Federal Way, Tacoma, Puyallup, Auburn, Sumner, and the surrounding areas. For all your home electrical needs, no matter how big or small, contact the pros at Kanon Electric today by calling 253-302-8199 or online here. We offer many different electrical services. For a full list, click here.