Electrical problems of all kinds can occur year-round. However, certain issues are more prevalent in the summer months. As soon as you catch any kind of electrical issue, make sure to get in touch with an experienced electrician as soon as possible. The longer you neglect the issue, the more severe it will become, and the more money you will end up spending on repairs.
What kind of electrical problems should you be keeping an eye out for, during the summer? Here are a couple of examples.
Extension Cord Overuse
Maybe you’re in need of several fans during the hottest months, to keep your house comfortable. Well, what happens when you don’t have an outlet at every location where you’d like to place a fan? For this issue, many people will resort to using extension cords.
However, extension cords are meant to be a temporary fix, not one that should be used en masse, for several months out of the year. People may also resort to hiding extension cords beneath rugs, which is also never a good idea.
Keep an eye on any extension cords you use, to catch any potential damage. Further, if an extension cord begins to feel hot, unplug it immediately. Also, avoid plugging an extension cord into another extension cord.
If one of your circuits is already close to its limit, make sure not to overload it with a fan or air conditioner. Consider turning off some of the other devices you currently have in the area or rearrange your items amongst other circuits. You can also put in an effort to stagger your usage of the items within the circuit. Taking these actions can help prevent the tripping of breakers during the summer.
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