Summer is officially only a couple of weeks away – long days, warm nights, and continuous enjoyment!
Summer also brings in major heat waves throughout Texas and the best way to keep ourselves cool is by utilizing air conditioners. However, if you add in some humidity, this can cause several electrical problems this hot season that you should watch for, as well as contact a Houston electrical contractor to repair.
Thunderstorms this season can interrupt power and depend on the severity of the storm, it can sometimes last for several days even. Contact your utility company and alert them of the outage in your home or area. If you have a generator stored at least 30 feet from your home, this can ensure some power during storms and not leave you in the dark until power can be reinstated.
Generators are very useful, often coming in a range of fuel types like gas, propane, and diesel – some even have dual fuel tanks. Generators can be bought as portable or standby and some can be connected to your home’s existing liquid propane or natural gas fuel supply if you have that. With a wide range of power capacities, you can choose how mighty your generator will be.
Between June and August, the need for cooling greatly increases. On top of that, there is also an increase in lighting, appliances, and electronics. The best option is to try and conserve as much energy as possible. Before our current advancements, many would have to lower their air conditioning use or appliance usage but with today’s technologies, there are now energy-efficient products for everything in our homes.
Other simple and cost-effective ways to save energy and money during Houston’s 90+ weather include:
- Plug electronics into a power strip
- Don’t heat your home with appliances
- Caulk and weatherstrip around windows and doors
- Check your air filter monthly, changing it as needed
- Program your thermostat to save energy when you are asleep or away
- Turn lights, fans, and electronics off when you leave a room or don’t need them
Contact a Certified Electrician in Conroe
A&H Electric Co. has over thirty years of experience providing residential and commercial electrical repair, maintenance, and installation. We offer a full suite of services, not limited to electrical safety inspections and whole home rewiring, with all work performed by experienced technicians. Please don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment anytime you need a certified electrician in Conroe to service your home or business, even if it’s after hours, as we offer 24-hour emergency repairs.
Join the A&H Electric Co. Family! A&H Electric Co. is currently looking for experienced electrical technicians to join our team. You must have prior experience providing residential and commercial electrical repair, maintenance, and installation. If you’re interested in becoming part of the A&H Electric family, please contact us at (936) 756-0442 or complete the online job application.