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Written by Walt Meyer

Ten Electrical Home Improvements for Summer – Part 2

As discussed in Part 1, summer is the best season to accomplish electrical home improvements that will increase your family’s quality of life. Part 2 will cover six outdoor projects for summer.

5) Entertainment System

Summer means there will be lots of sports on TV, and you’ll want to catch your favorite teams even while you are out on the deck barbecuing burgers and hot dogs. Installing an entertainment system that let’s you watch a big game or listen to music will make your family’s summers more enjoyable.

6) Landscape Lighting

A homeowner may have a spectacular garden and landscaping, but you would never know it at night without lighting that beautifies the exteriors of a property. The outdoor areas will also be safer for visitors to move about, and security will be improved with greater visibility.

7) Outdoor Kitchen

What is a 4th of July without a barbecue? Being able to cook outdoors will make your summer parties a lot more fun. Installing an outdoor kitchen means just that. It will need a stove, refrigerator, other appliances, and dedicated circuits.

8) Porch LED Lighting & Ceiling Fan

The traditional porch had places for people to sit, hot incandescent bulbs for light, and hand fans to circulate air. Modern porches of the 21st century have energy-efficient LED lighting and a ceiling fan, making hot summer nights cooler and pleasant.

9) Security Enhancements

The security for a home’s outdoor areas can be greatly improved by installing a home security system and motion detectors that automatically trigger lights.

10) Standby Generator

Installed outside your home, a standby generator helps prevent serious problems whenever electricity from the utility is lost. When a power outage occurs, the transfer switch will automatically disconnect your home from the grid and activate the generator within seconds. Powered by natural gas or propane from your own home’s supply, you won’t have to worry about refueling. As soon as electricity from the utility is restored, the standby generator shuts off, reconnecting your electrical system to the grid.

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Founded in 1991, Meyer Electrical Services provides home and commercial electrical services in Maryland, Virginia, and D.C., where we are licensed and insured. Based in Bethesda, our team proudly serves all of Montgomery County. Receive a free consultation for custom electrical work today by calling (301) 941-1400.