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What Goes Into Electrical Maintenance?

electrical-components-and-toolsThe systems around your home require maintenance if you want them to run well. Whether this means clearing the dust out of your home desktop computer tower, cleaning out the fridge, or getting AC maintenance services, maintenance is an important part of keeping things working the way you want, and your electrical system is no exception.

Having maintenance done on your electrical system is important not just for the sake of your monthly utility bills but also for the well-being of your appliances. If a part of your system isn’t working right it can damage an essential appliance. Let’s take a moment to look at what goes maintaining all things electrical in Coeur d’Alene, ID and why you should schedule your next check-up sooner than later.

What to Expect From an Electrical System Check-up

It is understandable that you might want to know what goes into your electrical system maintenance appointment. After all, no one wants to pay for an electrician to come by, glance at their circuit breaker and give them a  thumbs up–that just wouldn’t be okay at all! Here are some of the things that your electrician should do when they provide a maintenance check on your electrical system:

  • Checking the breaker panel: A professional should inspect your circuit breaker panel. This will involve checking for any burned areas and installing an arc fault interrupter if your system is older to protect against the risk of an electrical fire.
  • Checking outlets and switches: During a maintenance service, your electrician will inspect the outlets and switches around your home to see if there are any that are warm to touch, discolored, or malfunctioning. This should also include checking that you have the correct outlets in certain areas such as GFCI outlets in places that experience high humidity.
  • Checking on your circuits and breakers: Last but not least, your electrician will examine any breakers that are repeatedly tripping. They will also make sure circuits are grounded correctly.

Benefits of Electrical Maintenance

So why bother with scheduling electrical maintenance? Because it benefits your home and your appliances in the long run. Consider the following benefits;

  • Improved energy efficiency: Regular maintenance helps your home appliances use electricity more efficiently.
  • Reduced safety hazards: When you invest in electrical upkeep, it help s reduce the risk of fires and electrocution.
  • Longer lifespan for appliances: A better maintained electrical system will create fewer problems and less harm to your home appliances.

Reliable Electricians Are Only a Call Away

If you haven’t had your electrical system checked in the past year or so, it is a good idea to schedule a maintenance appointment in the near future. We urge you to only schedule this service with a professional electrician like those at ACI Northwest. This is because trying to DIY your electrical system maintenance, or letting an amateur do the job, is likely to cause further problems and be a huge safety risk.

Leave the electrical work to the trained professionals at ACI Northwest. ACI Northwest is here to help with your home comfort needs or concerns. Please do not hesitate to contact us for helpful advice.

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