You really shouldn’t need a reason to have an electrical inspection. It should be something that you schedule at least once a year. More, if your home is older. But most of us don’t think about our electrical system until something goes wrong.
The fall is an excellent time to schedule your inspection. You are gearing up for the colder months, and it is better to see what condition your system is in before you find out the hard way.
Reasons to Have an Electrical Inspection this Fall
An inspection will cover all aspects of your electrical system, including the appliances that use it. Fall is an excellent time for an inspection as you get ready for the holidays and use more energy for heating and lights.
Higher Energy Bills
Between the time we shut off the air conditioner and turn on the heating, you may notice a spike in your bill. This is an excellent reason to have an electrical inspection.
Not only will they find what is making your energy bill soar, but the inspector can also find ways to save even more energy. There could be more than one problem with your electrical system.
Your Home is Old
Older homes had different needs when it came to electricity. If you have recently come into an older home, it needs to have an electrical inspection. There could be damages, untold repairs, and outdated wires, and other technology.
These can not only run up your energy bill but they can also be a fire hazard. Someone may have tried to make repairs that are simply not working, and there could be any amount of deterioration.
If your sockets or light switch panels are hot or they give you a shock, that is a great reason to have an electrical inspection. You should have the inspection right away.
Equally for the appliance that is plugged in. If the appliance surface becomes hot, try it in a different socket. It may be the appliance, but it could also be a problem with your wiring.
When your lights go dim or flicker, this may be a sign of bad wiring. It can also be due to another appliance drawing all the energy from that particular socket.
You can try plugging in the other appliance somewhere else, but you should still consider an inspection for your electrical system. There may be a short somewhere.
Tripping Circuit Breakers
Your circuit breakers trip when there is too much of a demand on them. That is what they are there for. But, if they trip all the time or when you assume they shouldn’t, that is a great reason to have an electrical inspection.
If it happens with a very specific socket, that likely means there is a problem with the wiring. There may be damage of some kind or the wires may need to be replaced.
If you have started to notice a strange smell coming from either your appliance or the socket, stop using it immediately. You should be able to recognize it as a problem.
A new appliance may have a certain smell the first time or two you use it but that should not last long. If this is a new smell on a regular appliance, call for an inspection.
Reasons to Have an Electrical Inspection
For more information about an electrical inspection, follow this link or contact us here at Teague Electric. At Teague Electric, our goal is to make your life easier by providing professional, licensed electrical services, backed by a customer satisfaction guarantee.