2 Ways You Can Prepare Your Electrical Grid for the Holidays

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The holiday season is upon us, which means a number of things for your home. While you’re probably busy getting ready for visiting relatives and big meal preparations, you should also be taking steps to get your home systems and appliances ready. You’re going to be putting a lot of demand on your electrical grid this year, so that’s a good place to start. Have a look at 2 ways you can prepare your electrical grid for the added stress of the holiday season.

Have Your Electrical Panel Checked

Whether you’re using a fuse box or a circuit breaker, it’s a good idea to have it checked out before the holiday season starts. The electrical panel is an important stop-gap measure to prevent damage to your system in the event of a power surge. You should make sure that it’s working properly now, so you won’t be caught off guard by a malfunction later. If there’s a problem with your panel, fixing it now would be far better than fixing it later, after something goes wrong.

Install GFCI or AFCI Outlets

House fires and electrocution are the two biggest risks associated with electrical problems in the home. It’s worth doing whatever is necessary to mitigate those risks as much as possible. One of the best was to do that is to install GFCI and AFCI outlets. Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter outlets shut off the flow of electricity when they detect it is flowing in a way it shouldn’t be (like through a person). Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters shut off when they detect a short in the wiring system. Both are a great way to increase the safety of your electrical system.

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