During the summer is the best time to winterise your home for the upcoming winter season. The reason for that is that prices are generally cheaper during summer. Because of the high cost associated with heating costs during the winter as a result of extremely cold temperatures, you might want to perform several winter related electrical maintenance jobs.
By doing this, you will make sure that all your functions will work correctly during the winter, avoiding higher heating bills during those months. Here are some of the most important tips for electrical repairs and electrical maintenance:
Before winter returns this year, perhaps it might be a good idea to check if your electric heaters are fully operational. You will need them to prevent ice dams from forming on your roof, or to prevent your pipes from freezing. It’s crucial that these heaters are in good working condition so you won’t have to experience outages for the cold winter months. If you end up with a broken heater during the winter, you will have to wait for the ice on the roof to melt before you can repair the heater, which can be quite a troublesome task.
The Exterior of Your House
You also want to perform an evaluation of the house’s exterior. Make sure to check that all wires attached to utility poles are safely and correctly secured in place. During blizzards these wires can fall down and cause electrical disasters if not secured properly. You should also check if it is possible for any tree branches to fall down in case of snow storms and harm the wires. Finally, check any exterior switches and outlets and make sure they are in working condition.
It is suggested that you perform annual cleanings to the boiler system, if you have one. Not only is this a preventative measure of preventing electrical hazards, but it can also help you save money on electricity bills, as the boiler will work more efficiently upon being cleaned.
Before completely breaking down, any electrical equipment will heat up dramatically. Unfortunately, whenever you notice that the equipment has overheated, it will already be too late to save it. In order to avoid this from happening, make sure to complete annual infrared scans of any electrical devices in order to find any problems before the cold season. This includes equipment such as chillers, boilers, and electrical switch gears.