Last time, we shared some helpful information from our electricians about getting commercial properties ready for winter. Today, we’d like to do the same thing for homeowners in the Rock Hill, SC area. Here’s some advice from our residential electricians to keep your electrical systems running smoothly this season.

Inspect your heating system. While we’re not heating contractors, we do know that a home’s heating unit puts one of the largest strains on the overall electrical system. If your HVAC is working properly, it will be less likely to prompt electrical surges or trip circuit breakers.

Check your outlets. Electrical outlets are often taken for granted until they stop working. The change in seasons is as good a time as any to check your receptacles. Check your GFCI outlets, too. Use a special tester from the hardware store or call one of our residential electricians to come out and take a look.

Inspect your generator. Many homeowners have opted to purchase a generator so they’ll be comfortable if the power goes out. It’s one of the best ways to protect yourself from ice storms and other bad weather throughout the year. Make sure yours is in good condition so it will work when you need it most.

Do you need help with these tasks or other electrical maintenance around your home? Call the residential electricians at Palmetto Electrical Contractors in Rock Hill, SC today.