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Is My Home’s Electrical System Ready for Winter?

Even though it may be hard to believe, winter is just around the corner. As colder days and nights become more commonplace, it’s important to make sure that your home is prepared to endure the winter season. This includes getting your plumbing and HVAC system ready for winter, but it also involves ensuring your electrical system is prepared to handle the cold.

3 Tips for Making Sure Your Home’s Electrical Is Prepared for Winter

Ensuring your home’s electrical system is ready for winter is extremely important. The last thing you need when temperatures are freezing outside is for your house to begin having electrical problems that impact its heating system. The following are three tips for making sure your home’s electrical system is ready for winter:

  1. Check your wiring – Cold weather and winter storms can cause power surges and outages. If your home’s wiring is worn out, fraying, corroded, or damaged in some other way, it may not be able to handle the surges. Signs that your wiring may need to be repaired or replaced include black spots and burns around electrical sockets. An experienced electrician can check your home’s wiring and make sure it’s ready for winter.
  2. Check your electrical panel – You should have an experienced electrician check your home's electrical panel heading into winter. An electrician can determine if your circuits are performing correctly and capable of surviving the challenges of winter. Issues to look out for include a circuit that is constantly tripping. This could be a sign that the circuit is overloaded and needs to be replaced before it causes further damage to your home’s electrical system.
  3. Check your safety systems – If possible, it’s a great idea to have a backup generator in place in case your home’s power goes out. You should also make sure you have carbon monoxide detectors throughout your home. If you already have carbon monoxide detectors, make sure they’re working properly. Your home’s furnace and backup generator both can produce carbon monoxide, which is colorless, odorless, and deadly. Your carbon monoxide detectors can warn you if the carbon monoxide levels in your home become dangerous.

Contact Our Experienced Electricians in Northwest Indiana and South Chicagoland About Your Situation Today

Since 1951, Meyer’s has been helping homeowners in Northwest Indiana and South Chicagoland with their electrical needs. Our experienced electricians can help you with preventative maintenance, repairs, and installation/replacement.

We are available 24/7 for emergency electrical services, and we offer affordable prices, seasonal discounts, and financing options. Plus, the quote we give you upfront is what you’ll pay, which means you don’t have to worry about surprise charges showing up on your final bill.

For more information about how Meyer’s can help you with your home electrical problems, check out our customers’ reviews.

To learn more about preparing your home’s electrical system for winter, or to speak with our experienced electricians in Northwest Indiana and South Chicagoland about your situation, give us a call at (219) 240-0610 or contact us online today.