Electrical problems in your home can have safety implications. In fact, faulty wiring and other similar issues account for an average of 51,000 home fires each year across the United States. As a leading local HVAC repair contractor that also specializes in electrical services, we encourage you to schedule an electrical inspection as soon as possible if you encounter any of these three signs:
Unusual smells. The light scent of oil burning off them can sometimes emanate from a newly plugged-in appliance. The smell usually fades after a short period, but if it lingers for too long, there may be a problem. Also, if there’s a burnt smell coming from the electrical outlet or fuse box, turn off the appliance right away and contact your local electrician.
Flickering lights. Lighting fixtures often flicker or dim suddenly due to other appliances connected to the same circuit. Those that draw a lot of power when plugged in include washing machines, heaters and air conditioning units. Certified electricians can test appliances to check if they have the appropriate power supply. They may also consider moving the lighting fixtures to a different circuit so they don’t flicker.
Tripped circuit breakers. Fuses and circuit breakers blow or trip whenever the load on a circuit is too high. This is a normal occurrence; after all, they’re designed to protect your electrical devices and appliances from overloading, which can lead to damage or even fires. Call your electrician to check if a tripped appliance or overloaded circuit is the problem. They may consider upgrading an existing circuit or adding another one in your home.
In addition to heating repair and air conditioning replacement, Broom Heating & Air Conditioning can also be relied upon to meet your electrical needs. Our certified electricians follow industry best practices and local codes for every job we undertake. Expect us to diagnose your home’s electrical system quickly and accurately and provide you with the best solution to your issue. Call us today at (803) 754-9409 or fill out our contact form to request a quote.