Purchasing your first home is an exciting time and something you've worked hard for throughout the years. While your lender will likely require that you have a home inspection that generally involves examining the electrical system, it may not be thorough enough. In order to spot underlying problems that could have dangerous consequences, hiring an electrician to take a deeper look into the electrical components of the home is important. Here are some reasons why you should call a licensed electrician and what they might check for.
Power outages can be destructive to sensitive electronic equipment, resulting in data loss and possible physical damage as power is restored and surges into vulnerable components.
However, sudden loss of power can also cause damage to massive industrial equipment that are running on three phase electric power systems.
What isthree phase electric power and why is it used in industrial equipment?
Three phase power systems use three separate lines working in synchronicity rather than a larger single phase line in large capacity applications, such as in powering industrial motors.
You may be losing money month after month, as energy is lost in the cracks and crevices throughout your home. One area that could be running up your energy costs is your home's electrical boxes. On your exterior walls and ceilings, even small gaps and cracks could be costing you more than you realize.
Reduce drafts and the cost of heating your home with these electrical box insulation tips:
Use fire-resistant materials.
All of those twinkling lights, the cinnamon-fragrance candles, and extra wiring running throughout the house and maybe even outdoors can be an all out fire hazard through the holidays. You may prefer all of these additional items to make your home festive and merry, but some things do bring with them a few electrical concerns and dangers of a fire hazard. If you want to make sure you and your home make it through the holidays safely in spite of all of the extra accessories, there is a simple ABCD rule set that you should always follow.
No one wants to experience a home fire, but you may not realize you're making some common electrical safety mistakes that could lead to a fire. Check out these four common mistakes and how to fix them.
Using Extension Cords as Permanent Solutions
During the summer, maybe you use an extension cord to plug in a fan, or at Christmas, you use one for your tree. Using extension cords every once and a while for temporary use is fine, but you shouldn't use extension cords as a permanent solution.