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Why Summer Is Hard On Your Electrical System

May 30, 2023 | Blog

Have you observed your lights flickering or switching off more often than usual? Or maybe you’ve noticed a distinct burnt odor near your breaker box? These are signs of electrical issues within your home. Summer can be especially hard on your electrical system, so it’s important to be aware of potential problems and address any issues quickly.

At Arnold Electrical Services, we pride ourselves on our exceptional customer service and high-quality craftsmanship every time we walk through your door. Our trustworthy technicians have lots of experience with electrical repairs, installations, breaker problems and other electrical issues. We strive to provide affordable and reliable solutions to protect your budget and peace of mind 24/7.

Learn more about our wide variety of electrical services and why you should have your wiring checked before the summer heat settles in!

How Do Summer Temperatures Affect Your Electrical Systems?

Heat waves can cause your circuit breakers to trip and malfunction more frequently. Rising spring and summer temperatures mess with the bimetallic strip inside your breaker and damage other components in your device. This problem is especially common if your breaker box is located in an area with direct sunlight during the summer.

Additionally, as temperatures rise, you may notice an increase in how much electricity is being used. This is because your AC might be in more frequent use to help cool your home. You may also have additional fans plugged in to help regulate the indoor temperature. If your AC is not operating efficiently or electrical systems are being used excessively, this can put stress on your electrical system.

Hot weather can also impact your electrical wiring by overheating it and causing it to become brittle. There are several ways that the summer can impact your home’s electrical systems, but our team is here to help. If you have questions or concerns about electrical issues in your home, don’t hesitate to chat with one of our experts as soon as possible.

Benefits Of Regular Home Electrical Inspections

Professional inspections are essential when it comes to protecting your family avoiding damage within your home during the summer months. Faulty wiring is hard to identify without proper training— but don’t fear!

Our trustworthy technicians are always ready to defend you from electrocution and defend your home from electrical fires when summer temperatures put you and your property at risk. Though accidents happen, our mission is to save your wallet from costly electrical damage and to shield you from serious safety hazards.

Seasonal Adjustments That Reduce Your Need For Electrical Repairs

Maintaining your household appliances often requires regular tune-ups, cleanings and inspections. The same goes for your electrical system! Seasonal electrical appointments can keep your utility bills low and allow you and your family to enjoy warm temperatures without worrying about electrical issues. Some ways that you can contribute to the longevity of your electrical system include:

  • Purchasing a programmable thermostat to regulate indoor temperatures
  • Cleaning your air filters regularly
  • Turning off or unplugging appliances that don’t get used very often
  • Buying light bulbs that are more efficient and long-lasting

If you’re ready to schedule an electrical inspection in Chicagoland, give Arnold Electrical a call!

For Top-Tier Home Electrical Maintenance, Call Arnold Electrical Services!

Are you ready to feel relaxed and restful in your home this summer without worrying about how the heat will affect your electrical wiring?

The team at Arnold Electrical Services works hard to be transparent when we notice issues within your system because we value your health and safety. Between new electrical installations, replacements for outdated electrical systems, rewiring services and more, we’ve got you covered wherever electricity is involved.

When you’re ready to schedule your electrical services, contact us through our website by scheduling an appointment, or give us a call today!

Why Choose Arnold Electrical?

Reliable Service
We believe in providing premium electrical services, all backed by our 5 year parts and labor warranty
Upfront Flat Rate Pricing
Emergency calls and regular service calls are performed on a flat rate. No surprises!
Quality Products
Safety is our mission. We only purchase the highest quality materials from trusted suppliers.

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