Winter & Electricity

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The cold winter months are approaching again! Time to turn on the heating, take out the warm sweaters and decorate the Christmas tree for the holidays. To get through this period, it is important to pay the necessary attention to the electricity in the house. For example, think of the meter cupboard that needs to be maintained, old electrical equipment that can be replaced, and so on. This way you will avoid annoying power failures during the winter months! Unfortunately, it still happens regularly that an electrician has to urgently visit people to solve a power failure problem.

It’s never a good time to be stuck without electricity but it’s especially bad in winter. No heat, no lighting, you can’t use your computer or television, etc.

Perform maintenance on the meter cupboard

We spoke to an electrician recently, who strongly advises homeowners to have the meter cupboard in their home serviced at least once every two to three years. A qualified electrician should check whether parts of the meter cupboard are beginning to show signs of wear and tear. Replacing these worn parts in time can prevent power failures. A power failure is often the result of a short circuit in the house. These short-circuits can be caused by, for example, two power cables lying too close to each other. In such a case, the power cables fuse with each other, resulting in a short circuit.

Also, over the years, the electrical cables may have become increasingly worn out, exposing the inside. If other metal parts or objects come into contact with the inside of an electrical cable, this can also result in a short circuit. Regular maintenance of the meter cupboard and the electrical network in your home can prevent such problems.

Replacing old equipment in your home

In addition to carrying out maintenance on the electricity in the house, it is also best to replace old equipment once every so many years. Think, for example, of an old coffee machine, an old kettle, iron and so on. It is quite common for old electrical appliances to become fire hazards. After all, within these devices electrical cables can fuse together or be damaged. Newer models are often considerably more energy efficient.