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Preventing Summer Strain on your Electricity Bill

Updated: Feb 8

During the sweltering heat of the summer months, one essential aspect of your home may be under more pressure than you realize: your main electrical service panel. Understanding how summer puts additional stress on your service panel can be vital to maintaining your home’s efficiency and safety. Fortunately, with Sunny's wide array of electrical services, you can keep your home powered through all seasons and prepared to weather any storm.

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Summer's Added Strain on Your Home's Electrical Panel

Your home's main electrical service panel is the central hub for electricity, distributing it to various circuits throughout your property. During summer, the electrical demand generally increases, placing additional strain on the service panel. Here's why:

Increased Air Conditioning Use: With the temperatures soaring, your air conditioning units work harder to keep your home cool. This heightened usage means more electrical load, which can stress your service panel, especially if your AC units are older and less energy-efficient.

More Time at Home: Summer often means kids are home from school, and vacations may result in more people being at home during the day. The increased usage of electronics, from TVs to gaming consoles, adds to the demand on the electrical system.

Use of Outdoor Electrical Devices: Many homeowners utilize a variety of electrical devices outdoors in the summer, from pool pumps to patio lights and electric grills. These can add significant additional load to your electrical system.

Heat and Humidity: Excessive heat and humidity can affect your service panel itself, potentially causing damage to the breakers and making them less efficient.

All these factors can lead to overloaded circuits, frequent tripping of circuit breakers, and even electrical fires in extreme cases. Regular maintenance and checks on your electrical system are crucial to preventing these potential issues and keeping your home safe and well-powered.

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Sunny: Powering Homes Through All Seasons

Sunny Electrical Services offers comprehensive solutions to ensure your home's electrical system can handle the summer strain and keep functioning optimally throughout the year.

Seasonal Check-Ups:

Sunny provides seasonal electrical check-ups. Their expert technicians assess your service panel, examining it for signs of damage or wear and ensuring it's prepared to handle the increased load of summer.

Energy Efficiency Improvements: By identifying less efficient devices or systems in your home, Sunny can recommend and install more energy-efficient alternatives, easing the load on your service panel.

Panel Upgrades: If your home’s electrical service panel is old or not up to the task, Sunny can upgrade it to a model that can handle more demand, increasing your home’s safety and its ability to handle all your electrical needs.

Surge Protection: To help protect your home from potential damage during summer storms, Sunny installs whole-home surge protectors, safeguarding your home's electrical system and appliances from voltage spikes.

Weathering the Storms of Life

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In addition to keeping your home powered up, Sunny goes a step further to ensure your home's resilience. They offer installation of emergency power solutions, like standby generators, that can keep your home running smoothly even during power outages. Whether you're facing a summer thunderstorm or a winter blizzard, Sunny makes sure you're never left in the dark.

Summer can put significant extra stress on your home's main electrical service panel. With preventative maintenance and strategic upgrades offered by Sunny, your home will be well-equipped to handle these demands, ensuring you can enjoy a comfortable, safe summer and a well-powered home all year round.

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