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4 Signs Your Home Electricity is Outdated

January 10, 2020 | Blog

Any home built before 1980 could have an outdated electrical system. Fear not, your electricity isn’t going to stop working out of the blue. There are a few signs to look for, however, that will let you know your home needs an electrical update.

You’ve Gone on Too Many Romantic Walks to the Breaker Box

This is a dead giveaway. If you’re constantly having to run to your breaker box because your power went out, you definitely need to contact an electrician. You don’t have to keep losing power mid-blow-dry. Life can be better.

You Live in Cord Land

A common characteristic of old houses is that they don’t have enough outlets. In the olden days, they didn’t need plugs for various gadgets and chargers – so the natural adaptation is to buy a whole bunch of extension cords and surge protectors. If this sounds like you, your electrical system may not be able to sustain the amount of power you need from it.

You Have Un-Intended Mood Lighting

Do your lights dim without you dimming them? That’s (probably) not a ghost. It’s a sign your circuits need updating. Put the Ouija board away, and contact us at Arnold Electric Services.

Hot Outlets

Your outlets are hot. Smokin’ hot. No, actually hot – and that’s not good! If your outlets are constantly hot to the touch whenever you use them, there’s something wrong. Outdated outlets will sometimes make buzzing noises or pops. Both are very bad signs and dangerous. An electrician will be able to help you sort things out.

Any problems dealing with electricity are not usually solved by “quick-fix” solutions. Electricity is very dangerous and if you are experiencing any of the above problems you should call us at Arnold Electric Services.

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