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3 Reasons Your Lights Keep Flickering

3 Reasons Your Lights Keep Flickering

Why are your lights flickering?

No, you don’t live in a haunted house. There are solid reasons for why your lights keep flickering, and it’s not because you are in a horror movie. Here are some of those reasons. 

The Light Switches Are Faulty

One reason is that your home’s light switches are faulty. Although this problem might seem like a nuisance, it is critical to get it replaced. That’s because if you don’t do anything about it, you could be exposing your house and family to an electrical fire. That’s because a faulty switch is more likely to overheat. If you find one, stop using it and call a professional electrician to come and take a look at it.

Your Equipment is Failing

Another reason why all your lights keep flickering is simple. In fact, it’s so maddeningly simple you’ll wonder why you didn’t think of it soon. In short, your electrical equipment is failing. Whether it’s an appliance like a television or a toaster oven, or a device like a vacuum cleaner or computer, your equipment could be nearing the end of its expected lifespan. Small surges in your home’s electrical systems aren’t just random hiccups that will go away on their own. You need to do something about them. Flickering lights indicate that something is wrong. Whatever is malfunctioning, leave it alone until you can get it fixed.

LED Lights Need New Dimmers

Your LED lights don’t run on the same electrical system as the other lights in your home. If that’s the case, then it might baffle you why they still flicker. You’ll have to inspect the dimmer switches connected to each LED light. Since LED bulbs don’t use conventional filaments, they turn on and off every time the circuit is broken or completed. This flickering can irritate you, but it isn’t a sign of any further problems.

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