If you are ready to make some changes to your life in the new year, one of the best things that can benefit from an update is your home electrical system. Making sure that your home’s electricity is operating well and safely is essential for avoiding disastrous home fires or personal safety risks. To guarantee peace of mind, consider making the following home electrical upgrades in the new year with the help of TriStar Electric.
Switch to LED
You may consider switching your light bulbs to LED units to increase your electrical efficiency. LED lights are more energy-efficient, brighter, more long-lasting, and will save you money for years to come. If you are not ready to invest in larger home electrical upgrades, changing your light bulbs is one simple way to make a difference.
Check Smoke Detectors
Make sure every smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector is working correctly and change any old batteries. Remember that smoke detectors should have their batteries replaced about once a year and tested about once a month. This way, you know that your alarms will work when needed most.
Replace Old Alarms
If you have any smoke detectors older than ten years, you should replace those detectors. Even if it is still functioning, a newer and more efficient model can be an excellent investment.
Carbon monoxide detectors should also be replaced every three to six years. As you install your new model, label the expiration date where you can see it clearly and replace it when the time comes. This small investment could save your life if carbon monoxide should build up in your home.
Check For Extension Cords
Ensure that you have placed any extension cords strategically to ensure safety for your home and household. If you are using extension cords regularly, you may consider home electrical upgrades such as new outlets that eliminate the need for extension cords.
Install Whole Home Surge Protection
Ensure that your home electrical system has surge protection to prevent circuit overloads and fire from power surges. Inclement weather, accidents, construction, and more can cause surges that can severely damage your electrical system if it is not adequately protected.
Update to Energy Efficient Appliances
If you are considering updating any older appliances, take care to upgrade to energy-efficient appliances. These new devices will allow you to conserve your resources and will help you save money over the years by minimizing your energy costs.
For ALL of Your Residential or Commercial Electrical Needs, Call TriStar Electric!
No matter the job, big or small, the professionals at TriStar Electric will be happy to discuss your project and answer any questions or concerns you may have. We offer free in-home consultations, plus an after-hours and emergency phone line for advice or service!
If you have any questions about our electrical repairs or upgrades, please contact TriStar Electric, Maryland’s premier residential and commercial electrician, by calling 410-799-5791 or 301-384-8880. Or, you can fill out the contact form on our website.
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