Today is New Year’s Eve, and now is the time to make all your New Year’s resolutions for the next year. While most people focus on improving their finances, health, and well-being, the professional electricians here at Brothers Plumbing Heating Electric would like to suggest five different resolutions for your home electrical system. So, besides your traditional resolutions, why not add a few of the following suggestions this year?
1 – Replace Light Bulbs with Energy-Efficient LEDs
While it’s true that LED light bulbs cost more than incandescents, they’ll save you money in the long run. LED bulbs use a fraction of the electricity that incandescent lamps use, and they last 35 to 50 times longer.
Furthermore, they produce less heat than traditional bulbs and are much more durable. That’s right, LED light bulbs won’t shatter all over your floor if you drop one! There really isn’t any excuse to forgo replacing your light bulbs with energy-efficient LEDs.
2 – Reset and Install GFCI Outlets
Technically, you’re supposed to reset your GFCI outlets every single month. However, most consumers fail to do this, even once a year. So, this New Year’s is the perfect time to schedule a monthly reset of all your GFCI outlets.
Furthermore, if you don’t have GFCI outlets in your restroom and kitchen (or anywhere near a water source), then contact us to have them installed today. They are real lifesavers when it comes to electrical safety.
3 – Install a Whole-House Surge Protector
Most people install surge protectors for their computers and television/home theater setups. But did you know that you can improve your surge protection even further by having us install a whole-house surge protector right at your electric panel? Having us out to install a whole-house surge protector will go a long way towards protecting your home electrical equipment even further.
Moreover, they’re incredibly affordable and effective. So, what are you waiting for? Contact us to schedule a whole-house surge protector installation today!
4 – Replace the Batteries in All Your Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Carbon monoxide and smoke detectors save countless lives every year. However, they don’t do any good if their batteries are dead. This year (and every single year hereafter), make sure to install new batteries in every single one of your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Doing so just might save your life one day.
5 – Have a Safety Inspection Performed
Before you kick off the new year, contact Brothers Plumbing Heating Electric to schedule a whole-house electrical safety inspection. During the investigation, our electricians will inspect your breaker panel, circuits, and all your circuit breakers. We’ll also check your electric appliances and lights to make sure everything is ship-shape. Contact us to schedule an early January safety inspection today!
So, those are the five New Year’s resolutions for your electrical system that our electricians suggest you make this year. And, if you experience any electrical problems this year, we sincerely hope you’ll make the right decision and hire our professionals. Remember, when it comes to safe and effective electric work, you can always rely on the expert electricians here at Brothers Plumbing Heating Electric!
Happy New Year from Us Here at Brothers Plumbing Heating Electric!