3 Helpful Tips To Prepare Your Home’s Electrical For The Upcoming Spring
With spring just a few short weeks away at this point, most of us are looking forward to the weather starting to warm up and the days starting to get longer, but with the arrival of spring comes spring weather. While the transition from snow to rain is a welcome sight for some, the spring rains are also going to bring their share of heavy winds and lightning, and that can be problematic for several aspects of your home, especially your electrical system. Your electrical system is easily one of the most important components in your entire home, and you and your family rely on it on a daily basis. As such an important facet in your home, it is important to ensure that you are taking the steps needed to keep it well protected from the turbulent spring weather we tend to receive from time to time, and our team of professionals have made it our mission to help you do so. In an effort to help you ensure your home is prepared, our team of professionals here at Magothy Electric Company, have taken the time to put together this short list containing a few helpful tips that can be a good starting point for your spring preparedness checklist.
Get An Electrical Inspection
One of the most helpful things you can do for your home’s electrical system is to make sure that you get it an electrical safety inspection every so often, and right now, before the spring starts in earnest is a great time to do so. The winter months can put a lot of strain on your electrical system, and it can be extremely helpful to have someone go through and make sure your system hasn’t picked up any hiccups in the preceding months that could lead to bigger issues in the coming months. Regular electrical safety inspections help to ensure that your system is able to operate efficiently and safely at all times, helping to keep you and your family both safe and comfortable inside your home.
Consider A Backup Generator
As we make the transition into the spring, the weather is likely going to start getting a tad bit more turbulent at times. With high winds and lightning, the chances that some aspect of a spring storm is going to knock out the power to your home is only going to increase as we get further and further into the spring and ultimately move into hurricane season later in the year. No one wants to be stuck in their home without power for any length of time, and if a particularly violent storm were to roll through the area, there is no telling how long you could be stuck without it. Installing a whole home backup generator can be a wonderful investment in times like these, especially if you live in a home with young children or elderly family members who depend on certain types of medical equipment. Having a whole home backup generator installed will give you peace of mind that no matter how bad the weather outside gets, you and your family will be able to safely ride out the storm in comfort and security in your home.
Invest In Whole Home Surge Protection
Each year, lightning claims millions and millions of dollars of electronic equipment in the home, and with the higher rate of lightning strikes during the spring, it is a good idea to make sure that you are taking steps to protect your valuable appliances and other electronic devices. To this end, whole home surge protection can be an invaluable tool. Whole home surge protection is generally incorporated directly into your home’s electrical panel, and can help to mitigate the damage that lightning strikes and sudden power surges can do to your home. Protecting your home from electrical surges is best accomplished by creating a multi-layered defense for your home, often incorporating whole home options at your electrical panel as well as smaller portable surge protectors to absorb any excess energy that makes it past your first line of defense. When you call our team of electrical professionals, we can help you design and implement a defense plan customized specifically for your home.
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