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Summer is synonymous with many different things—swimming, sunshine, BBQs, and fun, but summer is also a pretty crazy time for weather. Storms can cause a lot of damage and that’s just one of the electrical problems that are more prevalent during the summer months. In order to deal with the problems, you have to know exactly what they are. With that said, here are some of the more common summer electrical problems:

 

Usage:

It’s no secret that we all tend to use a bit more electricity during the summer months. Air conditioning is critical for not only keeping your home or business comfortable, but it also helps keep the humidity out of the air. Luckily, you can speak with the experts at Nies Electric about making sure your home is as energy efficient as possible.

 

Storm Damage:

When the winds, hail, rain, and tornadoes really get going it’s pretty likely you’ll have your power go out. This can cause a surge of electricity to flow through your outlets which can destroy the things plugged into that outlet. Surge protectors are an inexpensive option that will help protect your electronics from storm damage.

 

Equipment Maintenance:

Be sure to change the filters on your A/C units monthly. Clean filters can improve your energy efficiency by 5-10%.

Turn those Lights Off:

During the summer months, it stays light longer. You don’t really turn on your lights until it gets dark. You’ll use less power with the lights off plus it’ll keep your house naturally cooler.

 

The main thing to keep in mind is that most summer electrical problems are preventable as long as you know what to look for.