During the cold winter months, the electrical systems in your home can work a whole lot harder. From heating and lighting to power plug outlets, your electrical system is challenged over and over again. This is why it is worth your while to have your electrical system checked. You wouldn’t want a break down in the middle of winter. Gervais Electric, your professional electrical contractor, is on hand to provide you with our expert analysis and assessment of home electrical systems.
There are a number of components of your system that you should give focus and attention to.
IMPORTANT ELECTRICAL SYSTEM COMPONENTS
- Lighting – During the winter months it gets darker earlier, which means that having effective lighting both indoors and outdoors is essential. During the festive holiday season, you want to be able to enjoy your indoor and outdoor Christmas lights as well. The electricity usage in your home can be attributed at least 20% to the lighting you use and that number can be greatly increased during the winter months. However, when you invest in energy efficient lighting options you can save a great deal of electricity and enhance the energy efficiency in your home. It can be somewhat challenging to find and buy the best energy efficient lighting fixtures to install both indoors and outdoors. This is where our experts come in. We can provide you with advice and insight on purchasing the best all around lighting options for your individual needs and for your home.
- Heating – Surely, the central heating system in your home, as well as individual electronic heaters, are used a great deal throughout the winter months. For those who rely upon effective portable heaters to warm their home atmosphere it is important to have your plug outlets inspected to ensure not only their integrity but their overall safety as well. For those who have gas central heating systems, inspecting smoke and carbon monoxide detectors is an absolute must do. Winter is certainly that time of year when much energy is used to keep a typical home cozy, warm, and comfortable. Conserving energy by way of proper insulation and a properly functioning heating system will help ensure the comfort and safety of your home and family.
- Hot Water System – Especially during the cold winter months, taking a hot shower or bath is something we all enjoy. During the holiday season, we use an increased amount of hot water as well, whether washing dishes or running the dishwasher or the electric washer and dryer. It is important, therefore, to ensure that your hot water system is updated and energy efficient, and able to handle the added workload as well.
- Safety Inspection – A local electrician can provide you with a safety inspection of all your home electrical connections, installations, appliances and the likes to prepare you for the cold winter months ahead. Because families tend to spend much more time indoors during the winter months, the tendency to use more electrical devices is increased, which means the overall electrical risk is increased as well. During an inspection, focus is given to any potential problems that could occur, such as surge protection, outlets and switches, fire hazards, appliances, electronics, lighting, issues with carbon monoxide and smoke detectors, and possible electrocution risks and hazards as well. An inspection of your electrical systems helps to ensure that all is functioning safely and properly in advance of the winter weather months.
THE PROFESSIONALS YOU CAN TRUST
If you are unsure as to whether or not your home systems are safe, or perhaps your current installations. Or if you’re concerned that the infrastructure in your home does not meet with required codes, Gervais Electric has got you covered. Contact our team today to schedule an inspection and assessment of your home electrical systems to ensure the safety and wellbeing of your home and family as the cold winter months and the holiday season are upon us.