People are getting prepared for their Christmas light and decoration displays. Starting to put on impressive shows from just outside the yard more and more people are getting into the holiday spirit. The electrical needs are in high demand with lights and mechanical décor. By preparing their electrical system for the overload, homeowners can get better equipped for the upcoming entertainment and competition with the surrounding neighbors. We at Burley Electrical Services would like to offer some tips on how you can enhance your electrical system in time for Christmas and holiday lighting displays.
Dedicated Circuit for Christmas Lights
Keeping your window open or stringing extension cords are both unsafe, in separate ways. With the extra lighting, the power demand can cause an overload to the circuit, increasing the hazards. Installing a dedicated circuit for your holiday lights, in addition to nonholiday lighting, can make it safer and more convenient. With the exclusive circuit dedicated to the outdoor lighting, you can save time, effort, and enhance the safety.
Install a Light Switch that is Wired to the Outdoor Display
An ideal solution for your convenience, safety, and efficiency is to install a light switch that runs only to the outdoor light display. The process to flip the light off and on is tremendously expedited as well as significantly simplified. It is crucial that you do not attempt any electrical installations or upgrades, though many people enjoy creating the impressive displays, attempting any electrical installations or upgrades without proper training and experience is extremely dangerous. To keep you and everyone around you safe be sure to contact a professional to avoid property damage and more importantly, to enhance your electrical capabilities in time for the holidays.
Increase Number of Electrical Outlets
When you want to ready your home in time for the major holidays, adding multiple outdoor outlets is ideal for easier and safer holiday lighting displays. Outdoor outlets are specifically designed to withstand the elements and are equipped with a GFCI, or ground fault circuit interrupter. Everyone is safeguarded from potential shock or electrocution because the circuit will immediately trip when it senses an electrical imbalance.
How Do You Do Christmas Lights Safely?
1) Make sure to secure any extension cords you choose to use to the surfaces to prevent anyone from tripping and injury.
2) Use plastic clips to secure the lights instead of nailing or stapling the cord to the surface.
3) When hanging high lights, be sure to use a sturdy ladder.
4) Avoid the use of real candles and opt for electric candles.
5) A more energy efficient to better manage your electrical use and contain the bill, invest in LED bulb lights.
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Call Burley Electrical Services if you want to install or upgrade your electrical system. Our services can increase the energy efficiency, increase your safety, as you set to upgrades and installations you need to make your Christmas and other holiday displays. Our electricians are readily available to ensure your electrical needs are done safely and efficiently.