Electrician, Meyer Electrical Services Inc.
Written by Walt Meyer

Typical Summer Electrical Issues at Home

There are numerous electrical issues that frequently occur during the summer. Fortunately, most can be prevented or prepared for. The key is being aware then taking the proper stops with the help of a licensed electrician. The following will discuss the most common electrical problems of summer.

Increased Electrical Consumption

Summer means your air conditioning, pool pumps, and outdoor lighting, along with appliances and electronics, will frequently be used at the same time. If you have an older home, it may not be ready or safe to handle modern electrical demands. Your electrical system can get overloaded, which may result in a fire. Play it safe by having a licensed electrician perform a safety inspection.

Electrical Upgrade

After the inspection mentioned above, a licensed electrician may recommend a heavy-up, which will upgrade your home’s electrical panel. Outdated wiring may also need to be replaced. Both will allow your home to safely handle more power, which will significantly decrease the possibility of your electrical system overloading and causing a fire.

Hurricane Season

Hurricane season in the Mid-Atlantic region can result in severe weather with flooding, heavy rains, high winds, lightning strikes, and thunderstorms. Utility lines can come down and electrical services disrupted, resulting in long power outages. Below are a few ways to prepare your home and family for hurricane season.

Standby Generator – Unlike a portable generator, an emergency standby generator can keep almost everything that needs electricity in your home running when electricity is cut. A standby generator turns on within seconds after utility power is lost, and your air conditioner, lights, refrigerator, and security system can remain powered.

Whole Home Surge Protection – Power surges can result in significant damage to your home’s electrical system and expensive electronics. A licensed electrician can install a surge suppressor, ensuring sudden and dangerous electrical surges are safely grounded.

Electrical Services You Can Trust

Founded in 1991 and serving Maryland, Virginia, and D.C., where we are licensed and insured, Meyer Electrical Services provides home and commercial electrical services you can trust, including:

• Standby Generator Installation
• Panel Upgrades (Heavy-Ups)
• Electrical Vehicle Charging Stations
• Structured Cabling
• Circuit Breaker Replacement

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.