When a new season rolls around, it is crucial to prepare your home for common issues that the season brings. Spring is a typical time of year for people to run into electrical issues within their homes. After the snow melts and the weather heats up, many people find a lower electrical bill. However, just because you are using your HVAC system less does not mean you are safe from electrical issues. While some factors are unpredictable, like the weather, there are steps you can take to ensure your home is safe from other recurring electrical problems.
Spring Clean Your Air Ducts
Many people partake in spring cleaning when March and April come around. If you are doing spring cleaning, do not forget about your air ducts, vents, and filters. Your vents often get less use in the springtime because of the temperate climate that comes with them. While cleaning your air ducts is recommended once every three to five years, if you have not done so in the recent past, make sure to add it to your list. Air filters for your HVAC systems are supposed to be replaced every 90 days, and after a cool winter, they have been overworked and need replacing. Do not overlook cleaning your air ducts, vents, and filters this year to prevent electrical issues.
Avoid Lettings Pests into Your Home
When the weather warms up, pests start to look for homes to burrow in to have babies. Usually, these homes are outside. However, if you do not pest control your home, you have the probability of letting one inside and causing severe electrical damage. Many pests that get inside homes like rats or mice will chew on electrical wires, insulation, or even walls. To prevent pests from creating electrical issues, there are measures you can take to avoid getting them. You should always monitor entry points, so do not leave doors open for long periods of time, keep your landscape trimmed, and always sanitize areas where people eat or drink.
Prepare for Weather
The springtime can also cause issues just by the weather. There is no telling what springtime will bring with lightning, high winds, heavy rains, and even possible tornados. While spring storms are not something you can prevent, you can minimize the impact by protecting your electrical equipment. If you have any trees in your yard that are hanging too close to any wires, contact a specialist to have the branches trimmed. Taking these little steps to prepare for springtime storms can end up saving you a lot of money if a storm were to knock that wiring off of your home.
When the snow melts from your home, and you find any outlying electrical issues that need to be checked out, contact Nies Electric today. It is crucial to take preventative measures to keep you, your family, your home safe when it comes to electrical problems. By preparing for pests, weather, and cleaning out your HVAC systems, you are certain to have a safe springtime.