Think Spring: Your Electrical Checklist
Wednesday April 08, 2020
It’s time to start spring cleaning projects, and while there’s plenty to do, we suggest another area — your home electrical system.
After all, when it comes to electricity, some simple preventative maintenance can save you from electrical shock and fire hazards.
Here’s some ideas to help you keep your power system as spring fresh as the rest of your home.
Make sure all countertop appliances are plugged into a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlet. If your home doesn’t have GFCI outlets installed near water sources—such as in the bathroom and kitchen—you should call us for an upgrade.
Pull your refrigerator away from the wall once a year and vacuum behind it. Dust built-up under and behind the unit can decrease its efficiency.
Keep the area around the dryer free of clutter, dirt and debris and regularly clean the appliance’s lint filter. Failing to clean the filter can lead to a fire hazard.
We’ve all been making the switch to longer lasting LED and CFL bulbs. Since we’re not changing bulbs frequently, they can get covered in dust and give out dimmer light. Yes, dusting the lightbulbs is now a household chore.
Change the direction of your ceiling fans. There’s a reason ceiling fans spin in both directions. In warmer weather, adjust your ceiling fan so that it pushes air down. This ensures that the cool air coming out of your air conditioner stays where you can feel it, which eases the burden on the air conditioner.
Spring means the thunderstorms of warmer weather are on the way. You may want to consider installing a generator. We can help you make the best decision for your home.
If you already have a generator, make sure to have it serviced at least once a year.
Check your outdoor lighting fixtures and bulbs.
Before every use, inspect power tools and electric lawn mowers for frayed power cords, broken plugs, and weathered or damaged housings. Don’t use damaged equipment until it has been repaired properly. Keep tools unplugged and stored in dry areas when they are not in use.
Do you have a spring electrical project idea? We can help, call us at 810-691-6921.
About Chapple ElectricChapple Electric LLC is a second generation, family owned company that was started in 1978 by our founder, Charles Chapple. What started out as a small 2 man operation doing residential electrical repairs has now become a large commercial, residential and industrial electrical contracting company, which operates with several crews across the state of Michigan. From the very beginning, complete customer satisfaction has been the cornerstone of our success and longevity.
Chapple Electric is one of Michigan's most trusted names in electrical repairs, installation and upgrades. Since 1978, we have been committed to excellence in design, workmanship, competitive pricing and customer service.
Why Choose Chapple Electric?At Chapple Electric, we know that the electrical system is the lifeblood of any structure. How that system functions can either enhance or hamper the comfort and productivity of its occupants. In order for the electrical system to function properly, it must be designed and tailored to the owner's needs and usage, correctly installed and be backed by a service team available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
To ensure this happens, you need to work with a company that's on top of the trade. One that knows electrical systems inside and out, and is in step with all the current codes and standards for the profession as well as the latest in technological and product advances. A company that has the professional staff and experience to design, build, deliver, install and maintain a system that's done right. Read More
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- Fenton, MI 48430
- Phone: 810-691-6921