Preparing Your Electrical System for Extreme Weather

Preparing Your Electrical System for Extreme Weather

October 06, 2019

Texas is known for it’s insane and unpredictable weather patterns. From snow and sleet in the winter, to tornadoes and thunderstorms throughout the year, extreme weather can cause many issues for homeowners. At Mr. Electric of Dallas, TX, we enjoy helping our commercial and residential clients achieve a safe and effective electrical system. We want your home to be protected as well. Here are some tips on how you and your family can ensure that your electrical system is ready for anything. 

Keep Your Electrical System Properly Maintain and Up to Code

The first task is to make sure that your entire electrical system is in quality condition. If you have aluminum wiring, outdated circuits and a busted electrical panel, then there’s a greater risk of system failure, electrocution or electrical fires. If you haven’t had a quality electrical inspection since you moved in, it’s probably time to hire a certified electrician in Dallas who can pinpoint problem areas. It’s best to take care of these issues before hand, to ensure your home’s system is in top shape when the next storm arrives. 

Install Whole Home Surge Protection

Many families think they are protected by using plug bars. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. If a lightning storm strikes, these devices won’t have the strength to defend against a powerful surge. In addition, the most expensive tools and appliances in your home aren’t going to be connected to a surge bar of any kind. Leaving your electronics undefended could result in the loss of expensive items like your oven, washer and dryer, refrigerator, desktop computer or smart TV. The best way to ensure that your entire home is well protected against surges is to invest in whole home surge protection. 

Invest in a Standby Generator

If you truly want the ultimate protection against power outages, then consider installing a standby generator. If a tornado or severe thunderstorm does occur, you can rest easy knowing that the oven and water heater will stay on, the food in your refrigerator will stay cool, and the heating and air system will keep your loved ones comfortable. There have been several occasions when citizens across Texas have lost their power for hours, days or even a week or longer because of bad weather. With a standby generator, you can continue to enjoy the safety, security and convenience of modern appliances, even when the entire neighborhood is enduring a blackout. 

Need to Prepare Your Electrical System for Harsh Conditions? Call Mr. Electric

Is it time for your next electrical inspection, wiring replacement, electrical panel upgrade, whole home surge protection service or standby generator installation? Then call the experts at Mr. Electric of Dallas, Texas. Our certified, licensed and insured electricians are proud to provide quality commercial and residential services in Dallas, Inwood, Highland Park, North Dallas, Arlington, Lake Highlands, Farmers Branch, University Park, Oak Lawn and other surrounding DFW area communities. Contact our office to learn more about our services or to schedule your next appointment.