It might not last all that long, but thus far our summer has been absolutely beautiful! Soon the season will set in for real, bringing about quite a few specific electrical issues you need to be prepared to deal with. Who better to help you prepare than our certified Alexandria electricians!
Common Summer Electrical Problems
The upside is that many of these problems can be prevented and planned for, so it’s mostly just about knowing what to look for and what needs to get done. Through the season you should be ready to deal with:
More Electrical Consumption
With your AC system going full power, lights being used, summer appliances like pool pumps and lights, and even more, your home has a lot to provide for. If it isn’t prepared you could end up dealing with overloading, breaker trips, and even worse! The best solution here is to simply get your home’s electrical capacity inspected, as a simple heavy-up service at the hands of our Alexandria electricians can help you get the safe access you need.
More Storms, Bigger Storms, and Hurricane Season
Hurricane season in the Alexandria area can see a lot of windy storms. The high winds and lightning strikes that are common to our summer storms can leave you with outages and much worse. To prepare your home for electrical issues associated with storms, we would recommend looking into two things:
- Generator installation. A portable generator can handle things well enough, but your better bet is a whole-home generator. These systems can keep your HVAC, refrigerator, lights, and more all on and in control without skipping a beat.
- Whole-home surge protectors. Power surges can cause massive amounts of damage to your home, but are easily avoided. A surge suppressor installation from our Alexandria electricians ensures all excess and sudden charges are sent to ground, rather than sent through your wiring!
Outdated Electrical Wiring
The summer season puts all of your electrical systems to the test. We mentioned above that you should check to see if you need a heavy-up, which is a great idea, but you should also look into updating your electrical wiring with our Alexandria electricians. When your home is sapping up and moving tons of electricity it can increase the risk of wire burning and electrical fires, especially with older wire types.
Superior Service with Kolb Electric’s Alexandria Electricians
Need to get your home prepped for the heat waves and summer storms ahead? Contact our certified and licensed professionals today! When you call Kolb you’ll get service from Alexandria electricians you can trust, and a team dedicated to leading quality—guaranteed!