New Year Home Improvements
When you think about your home’s electrical system, what can be improved? What can be replaced and updated? We have put together three tips to help you get started on getting your home’s electrical system in tip-top shape for the New Year.
Switch out Light Bulbs for Energy Efficient LEDs
LED light bulbs use 75 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs and last 35 to 50 times longer. Plus, they emit very little heat, decreasing the threat of an electrical fire, and are much more durable, so they won’t shatter. They’re also guaranteed for three years, beyond the industry standard, so you’ll save on maintenance costs as well as energy costs.
Replace the Batteries in Your Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Replacing the batteries should be done at least once a year, and both of the detectors should be tested monthly to ensure they are working properly. How old are your detectors? Smoke detectors need to be replaced every 10 years. Depending upon the model, older model carbon monoxide detectors should be replaced every three years, and the newer ones, every 5-6 years.
Have a Whole-House Surge Protector Installed
Power surges can enter your home unexpectedly during a stormy night, a random power company disruption or operation of a heavy-duty electrical appliance. They destroy electronic devices in their path and at times cause fires. It is unfortunate when your Mac or PC dies, but even more so when your photos, documents, music and other personal content are lost along with it as well. To reduce damage from power surges, have a whole house surge protector installed at the panel. Call SHEWORKS so schedule your 2022 upgrades today!