Common Household Electricity Problems

Common Household Electricity Problems

Electricity plays an important role in our lives these days. It is hard to imagine life without electricity and we can’t deny the fact that it is very useful and improves our ways of living. However, behind all these benefits of electricity, there are issues that may arise and we should all be aware of. Some of these problems can lead to extremely hazardous accidents, therefore appropriate action should be taken seriously to prevent any undesirable consequences that may occur. 

Electrical Surge

Electrical surge is a sudden increase of voltage that significantly exceeds the standard flow of electricity that flow into your house or building causing extreme damage to your electronics or devices. This happens due to many different reasons for example, poor electrical wiring in the house, faulty appliances, or lightning strikes that may affect the power lines. 

The surges usually last for microsecond, however, If you experience frequent surges, try to remove poor quality devices or power extension from the outlet. To see if this prevents the surges. If not, you may have to contact the master electrician for help.

Overloaded Circuit

One of the most common cases for circuit breaker tripping is overloading on extension boards. If the circuit breaker at your home is tripping frequently, it is likely that your circuit may be overloaded. This can be prevented by removing the unnecessary devices or unused appliances. If possible, spread the use of your outlets around the house, they do not have to be all together at the same place.  

Electric Shock

Even if the shock can be very mild, it is still a bad experience that nobody wishes it to happen. Electric shock normally happens when you turn on or off a device. The appliances or the wire may be the cause of this problem. To test for the root of the problem you can use another device to check, however there is a risk of facing another electric shock. Therefore in most cases, it is better to consult with specialised electricians and let them handle the issue for you.

High Electricity bill

Here is what you can do to reduce the cost of your electricity bill.

  • Unplug unused or unnecessary devices or appliances
  • Repair any damaged wirings or circuits 
  • Rely on cost effective provider 

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Light switches not functioning properly

If you just moved to new houses and found out that the light switch is not working properly, it is often the low quality workmanship or it can also be the fault in wiring, circuits or power outlets. In this case, you can contact maintenance electricians to consult on this issue.

Recessed light goes off and comes back on

Usually, the recessed lighting comes with a safety device that automatically cuts out the power to the light if it gets too hot. The reason can be you are either using the bulb that is exceeding the wattage or the insulation of the ceiling is too close to the light bulb. It is important to check if the light is having excessive heat, since overheated lighting may cause the risk of fire.  

Always keep in mind that safety in your house is number one priority, if you are unsure of how to fix the problems by yourself then avoid doing so. Contact electricians who are experienced can easily diagnose your issue and resolve it right away. 

Northern Lights is professional domestic electricians in Auckland specialised in residential installation and maintenance. Get in touch with the team at Northern Lights Lighting & Electrical today to see how they could help you come up with a cost effective solution for your home’s electrical needs. Call Northern Lights on 0800 177 275 or enquire online.

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