Electrical Problems; Flickering or Dimming Lights

Ever wonder why your lights flicker or dim?

Our quick tips video below will give a brief overview of common electrical problems.  If you do not want to watch the video or if you prefer to read instead scroll past the video to read our blog post to find out if you have an electrical problem in your home.

 

Flickering lights can happen, but it could mean a more serious problem.

Everyone experiences flickering lights in their home from time to time. It can be annoying but did you know it can also be a sign of a more serious problem?

HERE IS HOW TO FIND OUT IF YOU HAVE AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM IN YOUR HOME.

At one time or another most people will experience flickering or dimming lights in their homes. That can be annoying; it can also be a sign of a more serious problem.

Here is how to tell the difference:

  • If your lights dim when you use a printer, microwave, space heater, hair dryer or another device that uses a lot of energy, it’s usually nothing to be alarmed about.

  • But if you experience frequent dimming or flickering lights or burnt out light bulbs, it may be a sign of a serious electrical issue.

Flickering and dimming lights sometimes means there are loose connections in light switches, outlets, or your electrical panel. Loose connections cause electrical arcing. Arcing occurs when a spark of electricity jumps from one connection to another. Arcing could cause a fire, which means this could be a serious issue that needs to be addressed.

Do you have concerns about flickering lights you have in your home? Our technicians can trouble shoot the problem and find a fix. We can solve any electrical problem. Contact us, we’ll be happy to help you out.