Heat-Related Issues That May Impact Your Home’s Electric
In the peak of Phoenix’s summer, air conditioners work overtime, leading to a significant increase in power consumption. This surge can result in overloaded circuits, a common issue in local homes, especially older ones not equipped to handle modern electrical demands. Overloaded circuits can trip breakers, posing not just an inconvenience but a potential fire hazard.
Imagine your AC, refrigerator, and dishwasher running simultaneously on a hot Phoenix day. If lights flicker or breakers trip, it’s a sign of an overloaded circuit, necessitating a professional assessment to ensure your home’s safety and compliance with current electrical standards.
Faulty Wiring: A Hidden Hazard in Historic Homes
Phoenix’s diverse architecture includes historic homes that add to its charm. However, these residences often come with outdated wiring unable to support the electrical load of contemporary appliances, compounded by the stress of extreme heat. Faulty wiring is a fire risk, making it crucial to have your home’s electrical system evaluated by a licensed electrician.
If your lights dim when using appliances or you notice a burning smell from outlets, it’s time to call State Electrical Contractors for a thorough inspection and upgrade if necessary.
Additionally if your home has aluminum wiring, you should have that replaced immediately.
Exhaust Fan Malfunctions: Preventing Moisture Buildup
Proper ventilation is vital in Phoenix homes to manage moisture and reduce heat buildup, especially in kitchens and bathrooms. Exhaust fans that do not function correctly can lead to moisture problems, affecting your home’s air quality and potentially causing electrical hazards.
If your bathroom mirror remains foggy long after a shower or the kitchen feels overly humid while cooking, your exhaust fans may not be venting properly. Ensuring these fans are in working order can prevent moisture-related electrical issues.
Pool Equipment Problems: Ensuring Safe Summers
Many Phoenix residents enjoy the luxury of a backyard pool, but with it comes the responsibility of maintaining the electrical systems powering pumps, filters, and lighting. Faulty wiring or damaged components can create unsafe swimming conditions.
If your pool lights flicker or the pump makes unusual noises, it could indicate an electrical problem that needs immediate attention to keep your pool safe and operational.