When it comes to winter, you’ll know your electricity bill increases. It’s understandable as sunlight is limited by the shorter days and the cold weather brings a drop in the temperature, meaning we’ll need more warmth and want to stay inside longer than usual. While our use in electricity increases during the winter, so do the risks; here are some safety tips you should consider:

  • Turn off all electrical gadgets, appliances and equipment spread around your house before going to bed to lower the risk of a fire from an appliance left plugged into a socket in the event of lightning, power surges and fluctuations.You can also save money on your electricity bill by unplugging gadgets when you think of the hours they are actually inactive while you sleep.
  • Check the condition of your sockets, plugs and switches for any sign of damage. If there are any cracks on your sockets or there is damage to your wiring, you must have it repaired or replaced so it doesn’t get worse. If you leave it, it could bring more electrical hazards and become unsafe. If you are unsure how to safely check those areas, you should choose a professional and experienced electrician such as Burton Electrical Solutions to ensure the job is done to the highest possible safety standards.
  • If you have quite an old home, there may not be enough power outlets throughout the house to support your electrical needs during the winter. Ensure any power outlets are installed by a professional electrician.
  • Make sure you know where your home’s main electrical panel is, and that there is nothing in the way to block your access to it. Check that all switches are clearly marked and function as they should. 

For electricians in Beverley contact Burton Electrical Solutions today. 

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