Though fall means little to the people in Florida, the season at least helps mark a time period that your home could use some maintenance where the electrical system is concerned. Though the weather doesn’t get cold like most of the country, we do experience our fair share of storms. With the storms that come through the area, it is important to ensure your home is safe and secure and that includes your electrical system. Today, we at Burley Electrical Services would like to take the opportunity to discuss a few ways you should prepare your home for fall with the electrical system in mind.
Emergency Backup Power Supply for Home
Severe weather in the fall and winter months can be experienced in Southern Florida. Before these storms wreak havoc on your home, make certain your emergency power backup systems are running properly and efficiently. If you do not have backup, you should take the time to consider your home a standby generator so you can be a be better prepared for power outages. Following a storm cutting utility power to your neighborhood, this will ensure you and your family will have electricity almost immediately.
Landscape Lighting Installation
Fall evenings can be very pleasant outdoors, especially in Florida. By installing landscape lighting, you can make the exterior areas of your home more beautiful. Additionally, improving the landscaping lighting aesthetic will inadvertently boost the security surrounding your home. To add comfort when the fall nights turn chilly on those few chillier nights, install heat lamps as an optional feature.
GFCI Circuit Breakers & Outlets
By pressing their test buttons check your outdoor GFCI outlets for safety. They are working properly if they engage. To restore power, press the reset button of each outlet or circuit breaker afterwards.
Hardwired Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detector
Being essential safety devices that protect you and your family, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors provide early warning towards deadly hazards. When residents are asleep, many deaths result from home fires that begin late at night or early morning. As recommended, be sure to change the batteries of your detectors. If it is 10 years old or more, replace the detector with the newly required units containing sealed-in, ten-year, long-life batteries.
Who is Responsible for Tree Limbs Near Power Lines?
The power lines supplying electricity to your home can be compromised during high winds and tree branches growing too close. Call the utility so they will trim them at no charge to you in the event you notice that tree branches are in contact with power lines near your home.
Lighting, Electrical Upgrades, Fixture Installations & More in Pompano Beach, Imperial Point, Plantation, Deerfield Beach, Boca Raton, Davie, Lighthouse Point, Parkland & Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Having a reliable electrician to help you with the electrical services in your South Florida home is ideal. Whether you need repairs, installations, replacements, upgrades, or simply need peace of mind with an inspection, the licensed professionals of at Burley Electrical Services can help. We offer a number of services including, but not limited to, the following: electrical vehicle charging stations, structured cabling, circuit breaker replacement, standby generator installation, panel upgrades and more.