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Your Complete Summer Electrical Checklist


Your Complete Summer Electrical Checklist

June 4, 2019

With summer just around the corner, there are a lot of sneaky expenses that will cause your electric bills to rise. With more time outdoors, you'll be using outdoor lighting a lot longer. There will also be a greater need for air conditioning, ceiling fans, and portable fans. These are just some of the reasons you'll want to tackle any hidden costs beforehand - that means anticipating repairs and assuring you have the most energy efficient options available.

Want to enjoy your summer, save money, and still stay cool? Then you'll want to check up on these key electrical maintenance issues beforehand!

Understanding Peak Usage

According to Eversource, people normally use the most energy between 12 p.m. through 8 p.m. This means using electricity during this time could cost you more. By avoiding any unnecessary energy usage during these hours, you could save on your energy bills!

To see the most savings, it is best to find out what the peak usage hours are in your area.

Air Conditioning Inspection

Is there anything impacting the performance of your air conditioning unit? This is a question an expert heating and cooling contractor can answer. While there is simple maintenance you could perform yourself, like cleaning or replacing filters, there are some things a professional can diagnose and improve before the heat kicks in, including:

  • Inspecting the efficiency of your cooling unit
  • Making any necessary air conditioning repairs
  • Ductwork sealing, insulating, or repairing
  • Air conditioning installation or replacement
  • Inspecting and repairing the thermostat

The summer is also a good time to make any necessary repairs or upgrades to your heating unit. Replacing or repairing your heating unit could be significantly cheaper during the summer months and means you have less
to worry about during winter.

Repairing or Replacing Fans

An energy efficient solution to constantly blasting the air conditioner is running a fan during those mild, summer days. By using a fan whenever you can, you can lower your electricity costs and still have a comfortable, cool summer.

Contact your local, licensed electrician today to assure all your ceiling fans are energy efficient and functioning as they should. They can also recommend the perfect portable fans that will efficiently cool your home.

Inspecting Electrical Outlets & Fixtures

Summer fun means longer hours, more lighting, and higher energy usage. If your electrical outlets are inefficient or unsafe, the high energy costs and potential injuries could quickly dampen any chance at a fun summer.

A professional electrician can inspect your outlets and fixtures, make any recommended energy-efficient upgrades, or alert you to any safety concerns.

Installing New Lighting, Appliances, & Fixtures

Summer fun means big plans and sometimes new additions to the home. Whether you're looking to brighten up your outdoor space with new lighting, installing a new security system, upgrading outdoor electricity to your pool, or any other electrical projects, the professional electricians at HomePro Match have got you covered!

Start Your Summer Electrical Maintenance Today!

Want to have a fun summer without having to worry about high energy costs, electrical fires, or other electrical maintenance issues? Start your summer electrical maintenance today and contact a licensed HomePro Match electrician!

For more information on electrical options, contact a HomePro Match electrical contractor today!

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