Monday, June 15, 2015

Protect Your Home Against An Electrical System Overload This Summer

The season for relaxing outside and soaking up the sun is finally here, but that also means your home’s electrical system is going to be under some extra stress. Thousands of homeowners in the Philadelphia Metro area will be running their air conditioning systems to stay cool, and when people run their systems simultaneously the electric grid can become overloaded.

To prevent blackouts, brownouts and electrical fires this summer it’s vital to give your system a rest whenever possible. The best thing to do is to use electricity during off peak hours. Most electricity is used during the middle of the day so if you can make arrangements to use yours early in the morning or late at night, you can save money and reduce the risk of an overload.

It’s also wise to cut down on usage times for energy-guzzling appliances like your washing machine and dryer, the dishwasher and the oven along with your A/C system.

If you haven’t already, we strongly encourage having your air conditioning system inspected and tuned-up. Your electrician should also make sure your air conditioner is fit for summer and that all outlets and wiring are safe for operation.

You do your part, we’ll do ours and together we can cut down on home electrical system overloads this summer. Contact GEN3 Electric with any questions or concerns you may have and we’ll be glad to help you out!

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