CHARLOTTE – If your electrical system isn’t correctly operating this summer your home will fail to power your Air Conditioning units, your freezer, and your pool making for some mighty uncomfortable summer days. For your safety and comfort, we compiled a list below to help you bring up summer readiness to your local electrician and to better understand their process.
1. Your HVAC system should undergo an AC tune-up once a year. This service is usually more extensive than maintenance and assesses your system for major energy waste and ways to reduce your monthly electric costs.
2. Installing GFCI outlets near any water including pools, to redirect stray voltage away from your home and family, increasing safety by avoiding accidental electrocution.
3. When adding a large item like a hot tub can damage your electrical panel and even cause a fire if it doesn’t have the capacity to handle more current. A sub-panel connects to the same system as your current electrical panel but offers an additional unit.
4. Consider getting a generator for storm season to provide power in the event of a power outage! Discuss with your local electrician about installing a manual transfer switch to provide power from a portable generator to your home during a power outage. A backup whole house generator is also an option that would require an automatic transfer switch that would need to be installed by a professional electrician.
If you have questions or concerns about panels and generators call GB Electrical Services at (980) 500-2378 or visit www.GetTheBestElectric.com.