electrical safety checkIf your home is more than a few years old and you have never had an electrical safety check done, now is a good time to consider it. If you have ever had issues with tripped circuit breakers or flickering lights, these are sure signs that you need an electrician to assess the situation and recommend repairs. These symptoms can indicate that an emergency is coming your way.

Here’s how an electrical safety check can help prevent emergency repairs down the road:

Identify Emerging Problems

When an electrical problem is just forming, most homeowners are clueless that something is wrong. They often think nothing of the occasional tripped circuit or unexplained electrical appliance failures. It’s true that these things sometimes happen. And the older your home is, the more likely it is that you will see problems like these. But that does not mean that you should disregard the situation and chalk it up to your home’s old age.

A decaying electrical system can pose a major fire hazard within your home’s walls. An electrician can assess the house and advise you whether you need to consider upgrading our home’s wiring or electrical panel.

Prevent Complete System Breakdown

Fixing an emerging problem can have the amazing side effect of preventing a complete system breakdown further down the road. Not only is it easier to replace an old air conditioner condenser than the whole AC unit, it’s far less expensive. Plus, the downtime is minimal and predictable, because you can schedule the service when it works for you. There’s no scheduling the day your air conditioner dies.

It may not seem like it, but there are lots of moving parts in your HVAC equipment. That means that there are plenty of opportunities for parts to wear down inside your furnace or air conditioner. Identifying those breaking-down parts or damaged wires before they completely break is an important key to keeping your family comfortable and avoiding expensive emergency repairs later.

Time for an electrical inspection?

If your home has not been inspected by a professional electrician in some time, consider calling in an expert to check your wiring, electrical panel, and appliances. The older your house is, the more important this inspection is to your home’s safety and electrical security. Outdated wiring can pose a fire hazard and prevent your outlets and appliances from working correctly.

Arc Angel Electric has served Atlanta’s electrical needs for 15 years. We understand the unique challenges homeowners face in this area, because we are your neighbors. Flickering lights, tripped circuit breakers, faulty outlets, weird noises coming from your HVAC system – all of these are cause for concern, and it means it’s time to call an electrician. For your next electrical safety check or emergency electrical service, call Arc Angel at 770.889.9243.