From the moment you wake up and turn on the lights to when you get home and use kitchen appliances to make your dinner, you use your home’s electrical system almost 24/7. While you may not know the intricate nature of how the system in your home works, you do know that keeping it running efficiently is important for keeping your home and finances running smoothly. Kim Hancock of Mike Counsil Electric in San Jose offers these tips for understanding your home’s electrical system. It is important to remember that San Jose electricians undergo extensive training to ensure that no one is injured installing or repairing electricity since it can prove deadly if not handled properly. For this reason, if any major issues pop up, calling an experienced and qualified electrician is the best option. The electrical requirements of an older home versus a newer home can vary greatly. Generally, older homes have been wired for the days when fewer electrical devices were in use (like lamps and sewing machines). Today, homes run more appliances like computers, dishwashers, stoves, microwaves, washing machines, air conditioners, and televisions. This causes an overall higher drain and need for energy. And while newer homes are set up to handle this energy, older homes may not have the same capacity. While an older home may have the ability to run these appliances, the chances are greater for those systems to blow a fuse or become overloaded. If your home is always blowing a fuse, it may be because it is not wired to adequately handle the modern-day energy load needed. To update an older home, call a licensed and qualified San Jose electrician to come out and look at your electrical system. A faulty system and blown fuses are signs of an energy overload that can be a safety risk and cause electrical fires. If your home has a faulty system, there may be some obvious (and not-so-obvious) signs of an inadequately working system. These signs can be any of the following; feeling heat coming from the electric outlets, seeing rust on the panels, any dimming from lights or appliances indicating too high of an energy demand, electric shocks felt on the case or connectors, or slight static dischargers. Having an electrical system that works efficiently and safely is important for all homeowners. If you see the signs that your system isn’t running at full capacity, call a San Jose residential electrician to come to your home for an inspection. It’s the best way to keep your home safe and free from danger.
Mike Counsil Electric
1915 O’Toole Way San Jose, CA 95131