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Common Electrical Issues in Winter

With the winter months approaching, it’s important to make sure your electrical system is up to scratch. This change in weather can cause a range of issues and problems that may be costly to repair. Here are some common electrical issues we face during winter in Northern Ireland. These will help you prepare for the upcoming winter months.  

Old Equipment

Pieces of equipment such as space heaters & electric blankets can be seen as a necessity by many people. Particularly during Winter. However, did you know that these outdated technologies put too much pressure on your electrical system? Many modern homes are not compatible with these older items. This can result in power outages and severe electrical issues in Winter.

As a precaution, it is best to replace any equipment older than 5 years. You should also get regular checkups on your system to prevent further problems.

Circuit Trippings

It comes as no shock that people use more electricity during winter. Heating systems, holiday lights and more create added stress to your electrical system. These result in flickering lights or even your system tripping. 

Here at ABC Electrical NI, we can provide honest and up-to-date advice. Whether you need a partial or full upgrade of your electrical system, we will ensure your home or business is winter ready.

Power Outages

With bad weather conditions comes the possibility of unplanned power outages. Depending on the severity, you might be without power for a number of hours whilst it gets fixed. 

With the longer nights and colder weather conditions, having a backup power generator means that you won’t be left in the dark waiting for the power to return. 

Frayed Wires

Frayed wires are a problem all year around but become more noticeable during the winter months. The change in weather can cause serious damage to the exposed wires, especially the ice and snow. It is important to ensure that all wires are in perfect working condition. If left unnoticed, there is an increased risk of them catching fire, putting your home and life in danger.

Contact ABC Electrical for your Electrical Issues in Winter

If you notice any of these problems in your home or business, do not hesitate to contact a member of our team. In any situation, whether big or small, we recommend that you discuss any issues with a professional, qualified electrician. We will do everything we can to ensure your safety this winter. 

If you require any advice or would like to get in touch with our team at ABC Electrical about a potential electrical fault, give us a call. We are on-hand and happy to help our customers throughout the areas of Belfast, Armagh, Banbridge, Craigavon, Lurgan and Portadown.

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