When it comes to home comfort, many homeowners in Charlottesville, Virginia, focus on HVAC systems like the air conditioner and the heater. While these systems certainly play a huge role in home comfort, your home’s electrical system is also significant. All homeowners should contract a qualified electrician for issues with large equipment installations to decrease the risk of fire and ensure home safety. Here are three common problems with installations.
Securing Connections in the Electrical Panel
If large electrical equipment is not installed properly, several problems could result, including loose connections in the electrical panel. These loose connections can cause many issues, such as the lights not turning on, the outlets losing power, and a rise in the cost of your electricity bills. Have a skilled electrician check out your home’s electrical system if you suspect equipment was not properly installed.
Verifying Antioxidant in Aluminum Wiring
Electricians should apply antioxidant to all connections involving aluminum wiring. If the aluminum wiring lacks antioxidant, this can cause the wire connection to oxidize and corrode. This will break or cause the connection to arc, increasing the cost of your electricity bill. A house fire is always a risk when it comes to faulty aluminum wiring. Have a contractor inspect the aluminum wiring of equipment if you suspect improper installation.
Thorough Inspection of Electrical Systems
When we install a new system, we have to consider capacity. This is of particular concern with large systems such as your heating and cooling system. We evaluate the system then check your home’s electrical output as a part of our routine service. The age of your home is also important. We leave nothing to chance where electricity is concerned. The safety of our technicians and the safety of your home are paramount.
Electrical matters must be taken seriously. After all, it’s hard to be comfortable if you don’t feel safe in your own home. For more information about how our electrical services can improve home comfort, call W.E. Brown at (434) 295-1177 to speak with one of our skilled electricians.
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