3 Ways Yearly Electrical Preventive Maintenance Can Save You Money

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It’s easy to see the need for annual maintenance on your HVAC system. It’s not as easy to see the need for annual electrical maintenance. After all, your electrical system doesn’t really have moving parts, so how much maintenance can it really need?

You may be surprised to find out, your wiring actually needs regular maintenance just as much as your home comfort system does. In fact, according to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, your electrical components are three times as likely to fail without a maintenance plan in place. Put another way, without preventive maintenance you’re three times more likely to have unexpected electrical expenses to pay.

The Money-Saving Benefits of Electrical Maintenance

1. Electrical maintenance prevents electrical failures.

Fully half of all electrical failures can be attributed to three main causes: loose parts and connections, exposure to moisture and dirty electrical panels. All of these issues can be addressed with electrical preventive maintenance. This means that half of all electrical failures can be prevented with annual maintenance. That’s a lot of money saved on electrical repair!

2. You can avoid a home rewiring project.

Depending on the age of your home, your electrical system may not have wiring and components that are compatible with today’s industry standards. This means that a single failed component could lead to your having to completely rewire your home, a project that costs thousands of dollars. Electrical preventive maintenance will keep your existing wiring in good working order longer, so you don’t have to pay for a total rewire before you’re ready for the expense.

3. Regular maintenance can lower your power bills.

Loose and dirty connections has more resistance, which results in power being lost as it moves through your wiring, which means you use more electricity to power your home. Your electrical connections are cleaned and tightened during maintenance, reducing their resistance and increasing the energy efficiency.

Don’t Take Your Electrical System For Granted

Even though you can’t see your electrical wiring to know whether it’s in good shape or not, you shouldn’t assume that just because it has no moving parts, it doesn’t need occasional maintenance. By having preventive electrical maintenance done, you can save yourself a lot of stress and money in the long run.

Don’t you want to be sure that there are no problems with your electrical system? Call Doug’s at (985) 746-1116 or contact us online to schedule electrical maintenance today.

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