Some Home May Notice Electrical Problems
Lights Flicker When It’s Windy
Frayed wiring in the weatherhead (the outdoor fitting where overhead cables from the power line come into the house) is causing a short whenever the cables move. It is not a code violation, but the danger level has a potential for being high as the frayed wiring can arc and start a fire.
Contact the electric utility, which may replace the weatherhead at no charge.
Running Air Conditioner Causes House Lights To Flicker
Are there any strange noises coming from any of your outlets? Are your circuits tripping frequently? If the answer is yes, then you may have an issue with your electrical system, and it’s time to call an electrician.
Protection From Lightening
When lightning strikes a house, the electricity often surges through a home’s wiring or plumbing system, searching for the quickest possible route to the ground. Make sure to unplug any electronics during heavy storms (especially valuable ones like TVs or computers), or they could be destroyed.
Check Your Homeowners Insurance
Even if you take all precautionary steps, you will want to make sure your homeowners insurance insurance plans cover damage caused by lightning. Not all insurance plans are the same, so make sure yours will cover damage done to your home and electronics.