How To Prepare Your Electrical System for Winter

It is no secret that the seasons have an impact on the weather. Did you know that the changing of the seasons can have an impact on your home’s electrical system? It’s true! Below are some steps you can take to prepare your electrical system for the winter.

Electric switches and plugs in the wall can let cold outside air into your home. To prevent these air leaks, install a pre-cut foam gasket behind the switch plate.

Wires that go through walls, ceilings or floors could be wasting energy. This can be remedied by sealing them with caulking or weatherstripping.

Did you know that lighting accounts for 20% of your electricity bill? Luckily, upgrading your lighting is a great way to save energy. If you are interested in jumping on the “go green” bandwagon, invest in Energy Star light bulbs.

We hope that these tips help you and your electrical system brave the cold weather. If you encounter an electrical problem in your Long Island home, don’t try to fix it on your own. Instead, turn to TFC Electric. Our electricians respectively do the job with care, to ensure our customers are satisfied with the work performed. Call 631-589-2800 this season for all of your electrical needs.

December 2, 2015