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Power Up for Spring: Keeping Your Home's Electrical System Safe and Efficient

Updated: May 1


Spring brings sunshine, fresh air, and a renewed sense of energy. It's also the perfect time to give your home a refresh, and that includes your electrical system! At Always Affordable Electric, we want to help you ensure your home is safe and efficient as the days get longer and warmer. Here are some easy electrical tips to get you started:

Inspect and Clean: Look for any loose outlets, cracked wall plates, or damaged cords throughout your house. Pay close attention to areas with moisture, like kitchens and bathrooms. Unplug appliances and vacuum dust from around them and behind furniture. Remember, only use outdoor-rated extension cords for outside projects, and avoid overloading outlets.

Test and Maintain:  Test your GFCI outlets (those with reset buttons) by pressing the test and reset buttons. Don't forget to check smoke and carbon monoxide detectors too! If you're unsure or uncomfortable with any electrical tasks, gAlways Affordable Electric for peace of mind.

Lighten Up: Spring is a great time to replace old incandescent bulbs with energy-efficient LEDs. They'll save you money on your electric bill and reduce heat generation in your home, keeping it cooler during the warmer months.

Power Up Your Patio:  With spring comes outdoor entertaining! Ensure your outdoor outlets are functioning properly and have GFCI protection, especially near pools, patios, and decks. If you're planning on adding outdoor lighting or features, consult a qualified electrician to ensure it's done safely and up to code.

Schedule an Inspection: For comprehensive electrical safety and peace of mind, consider scheduling a professional inspection from Always Affordable Electric. Our licensed electricians can identify any potential problems and recommend solutions to keep your home's electrical system running smoothly all season long.

By following these simple tips, you can enjoy a safe and happy spring season in your home. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Always Affordable Electric today!


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