Many people may not realize it, but the change in seasons is a great time to prepare your home for winter. Having maintenance and any needed repairs completed can help prevent and address any problems before the cold and winter months.
How can an electrician prepare your house for winter?
There are several ways by which electricians can prepare your house for winter, and a few of them are listed below:
Checking the HVAC system
Electricians can help you by checking the electrical system of your HVAC system. In this way, that system will be up and ready to use, offering peace of mind to you as soon as the cold days start.
Electrical panel inspection
Moisture near the panel or the outlets can cause issues and is very unsafe to have. As the season is switching, you can have the panel inspected and serviced if needed. By having this completed, there will be no damp electrical connections in your home that could cause potential issues in the future.
External wiring inspection
Checking external wiring is important because the wires are soft in the summer season. Once the winter season starts, the cables can get hard and the insulation can crack resulting in short circuits. Electricians can ensure that the wires are in safe working condition and address any issues that may need to be addressed.
Inspection of your Surge Protector
Facing power outages can cause issues with the other parts of the system, which may include the surge protectors. Prior to the winter season, having the surge protector checked can ensure that it is good shape. By having this completed you can ensure that your home is prepared to handle the winter season safely.
Installation of safety equipment like GFCI breakers
At times it can be hard to know if an outlet is safe or not. Things, such as, hot showers and warm temperatures inside the house can lead to moisture getting into your power plugs leading potential safety hazards.
Electricians can help you prepare your house against any electrical hazards for the winter season by the installing GFCI breakers.
Swartz Electric is your best choice in Colorado Springs to serve you with all your electrician needs.
If you are looking to prepare your house for winter, please give us a call at 719-457-2218.