5 Best Electrical Projects To Tackle This Summer
As spring starts drawing to a close in the coming weeks, and summer starts to inch closer and closer, we are coming up on the heart of the home improvement season. Between the upcoming holidays and vacations, having the kids out of school and able to help, and the more enjoyable weather, many homeowners take advantage of this time of year to get out there and take care of that every-growing to-do list that has been building up, and this includes any electrical repairs or upgrades around your home that might have found their way onto your list as well. In an effort to help you better determine which electrical upgrades are worth tackling this summer, and which ones can probably be held off on for a while longer, our team of professional electricians have taken the time to put together this short list highlighting several projects that can give you the most for your money in terms of both additional comfort and function for your home.
Install New Dimmers
If you are one of the many homeowners out there whose bedroom and living room lights are stuck with only two settings, take the time this summer and have a professional electrician come out to install brand new dimmers for your home. New dimmers can be a wonderful addition to your home, especially if the rooms in your home tend to be either pitch black or blindingly bright. Dimmers are a great way to gain a little bit more control over your home’s lighting, giving you the ability to customize the brightness and find a level that is comfortable for you and your family members.
Fix Your Ceiling Fans
With summer right around the corner, now is not the time to suffer with old ceiling fans that are no longer working like they should. Take the time now before the summer starts to repair any ceiling fans around your home that aren’t working properly, or invest in new ones to help you increase the level of comfort inside your home in the coming months.
Replace Any Loose Outlets
In all likelihood, we have all encountered an outlet or two in our time that just will not hold onto a plug, but what you might not be aware of is just how serious of a fire hazard that can be. If you have any loose or non-working outlets around your home, why not take the time to get them repaired or replaced this summer and reclaim those areas of your home?
Install New Outlets Where Needed
If you are like most homeowners out there, you have likely found yourself in a situation where you are desperately looking for a nearby outlet, only to find that you’ll have to go into the next room and use the one there. This is a particularly common issue in older homes, where electrical outlets were even sparser throughout the house. If you are constantly finding yourself without an electrical outlet where you need it, why not take the time this summer and solve that problem? With the help of a professional electrician, you can install new outlet throughout your home as needed, helping you to drastically increase convenience and functionality throughout your home.
Switch To LED Lighting
If you are like most homeowner, the summer months really start to take a toll on your electric bills. If you are looking for a great way to keep those bills under control this coming summer, why not take the opportunity to make the switch to LED lighting throughout your home. Upgrading your lighting to energy efficient LED lights can actually save you more money that you would think on your electric bill at the end of the month, and in addition to cutting down on power, LED lighting last longer as well, letting you save money by not having to continually replace burned out bulbs.