There’s nothing like a problem with your power to leave you feeling quite powerless. And while some of us are comfortable with simple repairs, many homeowners prefer to hire the professionals for potentially shocking repairs.
By understanding what is causing your problem will help you decide if it’s within your ability to fix it yourself.
A power surge is a long electrical burst caused by additional voltage, while spikes are short bursts from too much voltage. Both happen because of accidents or storms can cause damage to electrical devices. The best way to avoid these problems is to use a surge protector.
Power dips and sags are periods of low voltage caused by electrical devices drawing power and can cause damage to your home computer or other appliances. You can protect your equipment with an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS).
If your lights flicker or other devices randomly lose power, you have a loose wiring problem. To check, follow the electrical cable from the unit to the plug. It may be necessary to repair or replace the power cord.
An overloaded circuit is caused by too many electrical devices drawing power from the same electrical outlet. Because the demand exceeds the capacity, the fuse will short. If it recurs, it’s time to contact an electrician to balance the load.
Electrical problems can damage your equipment and create safety risks. If you’re not comfortable doing more than resetting the fuse box, connect with a reputable electrician.
Hope this helps!!