With a new year comes brand-new beginnings. You set goals for personal development so you can begin the new year on good footing. Along with setting goals for yourself, you must also set the following goals for your home electrical system so that it continues to operate optimally.
Have Your Electrical System Inspected
If it has been a while since you have had your electrical system inspected, you must schedule an inspection by a licensed electrician. During the inspection, the electrician will check for frayed wires, broken outlets, and other problems that may pose safety hazards. If any part of your home electrical system is out of code, the electrician will make recommendations concerning the upgrades that you need.
Your electrician will also work with you to craft a plan to remediate any problems that are found. After your electrical inspection takes place, you must maintain a regular inspection schedule so that small problems are spotted and fixed quickly before they turn into major catastrophes.
Have Energy-Efficient Lightbulbs Installed
Energy-efficient lightbulbs carry a high upfront cost, but they pay for themselves in the long run. Trade all your lightbulbs for energy-efficient lightbulbs to save on your energy bill. Energy-efficient lightbulbs will last for several years, so it will be a while before you will need to have them replaced.
Install Surge Protection
Surges happen during storms and when power is suddenly lost. All it takes is for one surge to damage your appliances and electronics. Power surges can also damage your home electrical system by frying your wires. Have the electrician install surge protection so that when surges happen, your appliances and electronics will be protected.
Reduce Energy Consumption
Since the cost of energy is rising, you want to look for ways to reduce energy consumption. Install timers to control when lights go on and off. Have a smart thermostat installed that will better help to regulate the temperature in your home and enable your thermostat to run only when necessary.
Unplug appliances and electronics when you are not using them. Trade all of your old appliances for those that are energy efficient. Also, turn the lights off once you leave the room. You can even ask your electrician if there are any upgrades you can make to your home electrical system that will help you to save on the cost of energy.
If you’re ready to get the year started off right with a better-performing electrical system, it’s time to reach out for professional help. Contact our team at Chamberlin Electric for lighting upgrades, surge protection, electrical panel replacements, and other electrical services in Jonesboro, Arkansas.