Common Electrical Mistakes

Homeowners can go years without knowing that there is something awry with their electrical system. Sooner or later, they will literally pay the price for these electrical mistakes. Below are some of the most common electrical mistakes.

Light Bulbs
It is important to pay attention to the allowed wattage when installing a light bulb. For example, a 100-watt bulb should not be used in an incandescent light base; as they can only handle 60-watt bulbs. This seemingly innocent mistake can result in a fire.

Plugging in too many electrical devices into one outlet can overload the circuit and cause the breaker to trip. It is important to keep in mind that a circuit can only handle 20 amps. Heavy duty appliances such as dishwashers, refrigerators, freezers, and laundry machines require their own power supply.

Electrical Panels
Have you experienced flickering or dimming lights in your home? This might be due to loose neutral and breaker connections in your home’s electrical panel. Tight connections in your electrical panel ensure your safety.

If you suspect that there is something wrong with your electrical system, turn to the professional electricians at TFC Electric. We can perform an inspection on your electrical system to ensure that your system is safe and up to code. Call 631-589-2800 to schedule an appointment.

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February 11, 2015