Don’t Get Pinched By High Electric Bills

Three Tips to Save a Pot of Gold for St. Patrick’s Day 

St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect day to celebrate those with heritage from the Emerald Isle. To commemorate this day, everyone bedecks themselves in green, representing the eponymous saint. In popular culture, the color green has also taken on extra meaning, and it never hurts to reflect on ways to go green during this time of year. 

Consequently, going green can also call to mind another St. Patrick’s Day icon, the leprechaun with a pot of gold. Going green isn’t just a style; it is a great way to save money on monthly bills all year long. This year, take a moment amidst all that green and think of ways to reduce bills and energy usage. Here are three recommendations from local experts to help get everyone started. 

Use the Ceiling Fans 

fanEnergy bills affect most homes from at least two sources, electricity for lighting and natural gas for heating. The first recommendation on the list can help reduce these bills with one simple change. 

Most homes are already equipped with ceiling fans in the most occupied rooms. If not, installing ceiling fans to help lower energy bills can be worth the cost. The main problem with ceiling fans is that they aren’t properly utilized for energy savings. To maximize savings, ensure the fan turns counterclockwise in the winter and clockwise in the summer. This helps distribute conditioned air that pools near the ceiling making the room more comfortable for virtually no cost since fans are cheap to operate. 

Turn Off Lights and Use Natural Light Instead 

lightWith the abundance of lighting in homes, it can be easy to forget that natural lighting is free simply because it isn’t quite as convenient as flipping a switch. However, designing routines and workspaces around natural lighting can greatly reduce energy usage, and it’s as simple as changing some habits. To decrease energy usage and increase the natural lighting in the home, try things like: 

  • Turn off lights when not in use
  • Put appliances on powerstrips so they can be turned off to stop vampiric loads
  • Open the curtains
  • Trim trees and shrubs that block natural light 

As a bonus, flooding the home with natural light in the winter helps stave off the winter blues and provides free passive heating, further reducing energy bills. 

Make the Switch to LED Lights 

Lighting is a big portion of monthly electric bills, so reducing energy in that one place can save a lot of money. To supercharge savings from the strategies listed above, switch to LED lights.

While most people have phased out incandescent bulbs, many still use CFLs or fluorescent lights. The truth is, LED lights are vastly superior to both of these for several reasons:

  1. They use less energy than any other style of light
  2. They last longer
  3. They provide the exact spectrum of light needed to make a home feel cozy

Spending a little money this spring will earn that back quickly, so consider upgrading now. 

About Doctor Home Experts

Doctor Home Experts help homeowners with all of their electrical and climate-control needs. Their qualified experts offer the best warranty and are available after hours for emergencies. Call today for highly-rated electric service in Pasadena, TX. 

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Get Through the Cold, Dry Season With a Whole House Humidifier

3 Ways Humidifiers Can Benefit Every Household This Winter

Summers in Southeast Texas is notoriously hot and muggy, but the air can get uncomfortably dry and harsh when winter rolls around. This is because the colder air gets, the less moisture it can hold in water vapor. Then, when the home’s heater warms up the dry air, the heating process can remove even more moisture. 

And when air’s humidity levels get low enough, it can start to have some pretty unpleasant effects – including respiratory issues, dry, itchy skin, and even damage to indoor plants. Fortunately, homeowners can help prevent these problems and stay comfy all winter with the help of a humidifier. Keep reading to learn how humidifiers can improve indoor air quality and keep the usual winter woes at bay!

Benefits of Respiratory Health

benefitJust as too much humidity can reduce indoor air quality by encouraging mold growth and bacterial propagation, too little humidity can be dangerous in its own right. Dry air leeches moisture out of anything it contacts – including a person’s respiratory system. The nasal passages, sinuses, and throat can become chapped, resulting in coughing, chest/sinus congestion, and even nosebleeds. 

Cold, dry air can even hinder the body’s immune system. The upper respiratory system contains mucous membranes that not only keep the surrounding tissue from becoming chapped but also serve to capture harmful particles before they can enter the lungs. When these membranes become dry, it hinders the body’s ability to ward off the flu, colds, and other viruses. 

The general recommendation for preventing these issues is to keep the home’s relative humidity around 45% during the winter. Small, portable humidifiers can help with this, but they’re typically only effective for individual rooms. On the other hand, whole-home humidifiers can deliver moisture throughout the home through the existing ductwork, making them the most powerful option for maintaining a healthy indoor humidity level.

Benefits for Skincare

Ensuring that the home’s air contains adequate moisture isn’t just important for respiratory health – it’s also a vital part of everyday skincare. As the body’s biggest organ, the skin requires plenty of water to stay healthy and functional. But if it’s losing moisture to the dry winter air, it can become dried out, scaly, and tight. This can manifest in numerous ways, none of which are pleasant – chapped lips, itchy skin, flaky scalp, tightness around joints, etc. Without intervention, the skin can start to crack and bleed.

Applying lotion and lip balm can help keep dryness at bay when going out into the cold air, but there’s no reason homeowners should constantly fight against dry air in their homes. Keeping the home at a reasonable humidity level will allow the skin to repair itself and retain more moisture to look and feel great!

Protection for Houseplants

plantsAnother consequence (and telltale sign) of low humidity is dry, wilted houseplants. Plants release moisture into the air through their leaves through transpiration. The plant can lose too much water if the air is very dry, causing its leaves to wilt and dry out. To make matters worse, plants can also absorb a certain amount of moisture through their leaves, but if there’s barely any water vapor in the air, they’ll be further deprived of the water they need to produce food and oxygen.

Some houseplants, such as succulents and spider plants, do well in low humidity, but most common indoor plants require a more moisture-rich environment. So a humidifier can improve indoor air quality for every person, pet, and plant living in the home!

About Doctor Home Experts

Since its founding in 2005, Doctor Home Experts has quickly become Pasadena’s go-to resource for HVAC, electrical, and indoor air quality services. As a BBB A+ Rated local business passionate about customer service, they have won numerous awards and top ratings from HomeAdvisor,, and They offer 24/7 emergency service, membership perks, an unbeatable 10-year services warranty, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee – so call the Doc today for humidifier installation in Pasadena, TX!

Protecting A Home’s Electrical Wiring in 2023

3 Tips for Practicing Electrical Safety this Year

Everyone who has seen a lighting strike understands that electricity can be very dangerous. Still, people also understand that it can be controlled, and it is nearly impossible to function in the modern world without electricity. In this fortunate country, people take electricity for granted and may abuse their home’s electrical system without even being aware of it. This article will discuss the best ways to care for a home’s electrical system.

Tip #1: Avoid Overloading Circuits

circuitsWhen “home electricity” is mentioned, people likely think about outlets or lights first because they are the most often used. People plug things in every day. And with so much of today’s society running on electronics, it is easy to just keep plugging in and plugging in multiple things into the same outlet. Eventually, this will overload the circuit, and one of several things may happen. To overload circuits means too much electricity or energy is pulled through the circuit. Certain wires only have the capacity for a certain amount of energy, and exceeding that can be a serious problem. Here are the things that can happen with an overloaded circuit:

  • Throwing the Breaker: Instead of fuses needing to be replaced, breaker boxes have switches that automatically turn off if too much energy is detected. This is a safety measure as well as being simpler to fix. If a person throws a breaker switch, they have plugged too much into one circuit.
  • Destroying a Receptacle: If the breaker does not switch off, the overload may cause the outlet to burn out or melt. This can only be fixed when the outlet is replaced.
  • Electrical Fire: Overloading electrical outlets can also cause a fire which can devastate the entire house.

Tip #2: Schedule Electrical Inspections

One of the best ways to prevent electrical problems is to have a professional electrical technician inspect a home’s electrical wiring. They can tell the homeowner whether or not their wiring is up to code and what they need to do to make their home safe. They may also be able to advise on how to reduce the energy bill with proper electrical usage.

Tip #3: Replace Damaged Wiring and Receptacles

outletsAnother mistake people often make about their electricity is to ignore known issues. If an outlet has been damaged, it cannot be used and can be a hazard. Old wiring can easily be overloaded and will not conduct electricity as well as it should, or, even worse, it may have lost insulation and could cause arcing that can lead directly to fire. Here are a few tasks that homeowners can do and some that should be left to the professionals. 

  • Changing light bulbs
  • Installing surge protectors for electronics
  • Inspecting wiring for damage
  • Replacing old wiring
  • Wiring an outlet

About Doctor Home Experts

Doctor Home Experts of Pasadena, TX offers 24-hour emergency service and a low-price membership maintenance plan. Call them today to discuss their electrical services and financing options.

Give the Gift of Comfort With a Smart Thermostat!

Go High Tech When It’s Time to Replace the Thermostat

Though southern Texas is not known for winter weather, even this part of the country experiences a bit of a chill around this time of year. Temps are low, and energy usage is often high. Thermostats are vital to keeping the home comfortable, and adjusting them may become an issue for the whole household. Aside from wrestling for a favorite temperature, families can also find it difficult to agree on gifts to give each other. This article will solve that problem by suggesting a gift that can have something for the whole family: the smart thermostat.

Signs of a Failing Thermostat

thermostatThermostats guide the home’s HVAC system like a rudder guides the direction of a large ship. It may be a small part, but the rest of the system will not work if it malfunctions. If a homeowner is considering thermostat replacement, then they should look for signs that their thermostat is giving out. These include the following:

  • Constant turning on and off (short-cycling)
  • Constant running
  • Not coming on at all
  • Spikes or drops in temperature
  • Settings don’t work
  • Programming doesn’t work
  • Actual temperature doesn’t match the thermostat temperature

Homeowners should consult with a professional for diagnosis as some symptoms listed can be problems with other parts of the HVAC system.

Why Choose a Smart Thermostat?

So if a home needs a new thermostat installation, why should a household spend the extra bit on a smart thermostat or wifi thermostat? There are many advantages to the smart thermostat. One of the biggest reasons to choose a smart thermostat is the reduction in energy bills that usually accompany it. The thermostat learns patterns and can figure out ways to save energy for the whole household. Another reason smart thermostats are a great gift consideration is that one can access them via a smartphone app to make adjustments on the go or in anticipation of an event.

Smart Extras

saveGoing along with the benefits of smart thermostats are all the amenities that tend to come with them. Homeowners may be surprised by what they see on the following list:

  • Wifi Capability: Wifi thermostats connect to a home’s network so they can be accessed via a mobile app when the family is out and about. One can also control them via the app at home.
  • Compatible with Smart Devices: Apple and Amazon’s Alexa and Siri are often compatible with smart thermostats. They can be used to search the internet, stream music, and keep the home’s temperature constant.
  • Usage Reports: Smart thermostats keep track of energy usage and can create reports that the household can use to save money.
  • Weather Tracking: In case of storms or bad weather, the thermostat can alert the homeowner of potential problems.
  • Voice Control: Changing the temperature can be as easy as speaking.

About Doctor Home Experts

Since 2005, Doctor Home Experts has provided reliable 24/7 heating and AC service for Pasadena, TX and the surrounding areas. Call them today for on-time thermostat service from licensed professionals.

Planning Holiday Lights and Decor Before the Christmas Rush

Decorating Early and Keeping Electrical Safety in Mind

If a homeowner is already filled with the holiday spirit and eager to begin decorating, then there is no reason to wait. Adding piece by piece, a holiday decorator can create a display that would make the Griswold family jealous. People don’t need to be stingy with their Christmas lights; they just need to place them strategically and safely. This article will detail strategies for types of lights, decorating safely, and saving money and the planet through green decorating choices.  

Choosing Which Type of Lights and Christmas Yard Decor to Uselights

A wide variety of lighting choices and Christmas yard decor are available. A person can buy on a strict, small budget and have lovely twinkling lights or spend a small fortune covering their yard with a plethora of inflatable snow globes or caroling snowmen. Types of decoration depend on each household’s taste and budget, from classic icicle lights to giant bulbs hanging in the trees. Whimsical or sophisticated, holiday decorators can find something for everyone in their homes.




Electrical Safety Strategies

When working with lots of cords, plugs, and electrical wiring, there are many opportunities for injury and property damage. Safety should be a priority over aesthetics every single time. Below are a few ways to ensure family and guests’ safety. 

  1. Check wires and lights for damage before plugging them in
  2. Don’t overload outlets
  3. When decorating outdoors, use outdoor Christmas lights and lighting
  4. Avoid putting lights near water sources such as sprinklers or pools
  5. Use extension cords sparingly
  6. Use GFCI outlets for all outdoor receptacles
  7. Use surge protectors for indoor decorations

These strategies will keep people and property safe from shock and electrical fires.

Eco-Friendly Christmas Decor

Everyone can acknowledge that Christmas lights and other decorations use extra energy and that conservation is important for the planet. This does not mean a person should feel guilty about their holiday lights. As technology improves, lighting becomes less expensive and more efficient. There are many ways to have beautiful Christmas lights while striving to be green. This also saves money when a lot of spending is happening in other areas of the budget. Here are a few examples:

  • LED Christmas Lights: Most people nowadays are familiar with LEDs or light-emitting diodes. They use much less energy than a traditional light bulb to produce the same amount of light. They provide beautiful light and can be easily programmed to blink or change colors to music, making for a lovely display. 
  • Solar Christmas Lights: Going solar is another excellent and ecologically friendly choice. There are many solar yard lights, and seasonal selections are also available. 
  • Battery-Operated Christmas Lights: If the solar lights don’t fit the homeowner’s wants, they can still avoid using electricity from their home. Battery-powered lights with a battery pack and a switch may be the perfect solution.

About Doctor Home Experts

The licensed professionals of Doctor Home Experts have been serving the people of Pasadena, TX, and the surrounding communities for more than 15 years. With 24-hour emergency electrical services at no extra charge, they are the ones to call for affordability and reliability.

Is the House Haunted, or Does the HVAC System Need Repairs?

Three Signs That the AC System Needs Repairs 

The AC might work perfectly fine, keeping the home cool and maintaining a consistent temperature. However, some troubling signs could point to a deeper issue that needs immediate attention. One day, the AC could be fine, and the next, it could be out of commission entirely. 

When a homeowner notices any of the following signs, they should consider contacting an AC professional:

Loud Sounds Coming from the Unit 

soundsIt’s not unusual for the AC to hum while it’s on. However, certain sounds warrant professional help, such as: 
  • Screeching. No, that’s not a ghoul trapped in the AC system. It’s likely a problem with the motor fan or belt. 
  • Rattling sounds. Does it sound like a ghost is rattling its chains? Think again. There’s probably a component loose inside the AC system. 
  • Clicking. It’s okay to hear a clicking noise when the AC system turns on. However, if one hears constant clicking, this could be a problem with the thermostat. 
  • Hissing. This sound could have many causes. It may be time to replace the air filter. It could also mean there’s an air duct leak. 
  • Bubbling. That’s not a cauldron brewing. There could be an issue with the system’s drainage pipe. 

Like most AC-related problems, odd sounds from the unit do not resolve themselves. They will only worsen with time, eventually leading to the system’s breakdown. 

The Thermostat Isn’t Functioning Properly 

thermostatThe thermostat does more than explain how hot or cold the home is. It’s a vital part of the HVAC system. It relies on sensors to regulate the home’s temperature. Signs that the thermostat isn’t working include: 
  • Unusual or incorrect temperature readings 
  • The AC unit quickly turns on and off 
  • Energy bills are higher than usual 
  • There isn’t a digital reading––even though the batteries have power 
  • The home doesn’t remain the same temperature for long 
  • It feels humid indoors 

Most thermostats last about 10 years without having any issues. Beyond the 10-year mark, it could be time to consider a replacement. Many “smart” thermostats available on today’s market let homeowners have even more control over their house’s temperature settings. 

Uneven Cooling Throughout the Home 

With a functioning AC system, the home’s rooms should generally be the same temperature––or at least only differ by a few degrees. Uneven cooling could point to a problem with the AC system, such as: 

  • An old air filter. EnergyStar notes that one should replace their AC’s system air filter at least once every three months. Doing so lets the system “breathe.”
  • Clogged air ducts. Air ducts are passageways that transfer cool air to different parts of the home. Clogged air ducts prevent air from flowing.
  • An old AC system. The U.S. Department of Energy reports that the average AC system lasts about 10 to 20 years. Once a unit gets over the hill, it’s time to consider a replacement. Constant repairs can cost homeowners more money than just getting a new unit. 

Nobody wants to deal with a broken air conditioner. If one suspects their AC system isn’t working as expected, they should consult a trained professional. 

About Doctor Home Experts 

The AC doctor is in! Doctor Home Experts has proudly served Pasadena homeowners for nearly 20 years. These professionals offer 24-hour service regarding heating, cooling, and everything else in between. These professionals offer more than countless five-star reviews; they have an A+ rating for the Better Business Bureau (BBB). For more information on AC service, one can call today to learn more.

How to Find the Right Type of Outlet

Electrical Outlets Come with Safety Features 

Grounded electrical outlets can last years. However, homeowners should know certain things when it’s time to replace one. For instance, what outlets come with safety features? Could the home benefit from “smart” plugs? And what about childproof plugs? Do some cost more money than others? 

Here, homeowners can learn everything they need to know about the different types of outlets. One thing is certain: they should leave the installation to a trained professional. Working with electricity can cause serious injuries, and many people do not have the skill set to avoid such harm. Some counties also have strict laws on who can install outlets and what outlets can be installed. 

Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs) 

AFCIs prevent electrical fires. But how? Their inherent design combats the problems when cords bend or “arc.” A cord breaks down or arcs can increase the risk of fires and other incidents. These outlets also come with “test” and “reset” buttons, giving the homeowner even more control over the outlet. 

AFCIs combat these issues: 

  • Frayed cords 
  • Nails accidentally driven into wires 
  • Wires damaged by humidity and other conditions 
  • Loose connections 

AFCIs are ideal where outlets are most commonly used, such as in living rooms, dining rooms, bathrooms, dens, and recreational areas. 


Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) 

While AFCIs prevent electrical fires, GFCIs are ideal in areas with water. For instance, they’re ideal for use in bathrooms, wet bars, kitchens, pools, spas, and garages. These extra-sensitive outlets can detect interruptions in the flow of electricity, reducing the risk of electrocution. 

It’s important to note that while many people have GFCIs in their kitchens, one shouldn’t use them to power refrigerators, freezers, and other large appliances. Doing so could cause burst fuses and “trip” the system. An electrician can examine the home’s power needs and determine the best outlets. They’ll assess the home’s electric consumption, square footage, and energy needs. More importantly, they’ll evaluate whether any electrical problems have happened in the past. 

Childproof Outlets outlet

Childproof outlets aim to minimize harm to children who may stick things in outlets. Sources note that more than 4,000 children suffer serious injuries yearly after sticking foreign objects into outlets. These objects include: 
  • Hairpins 
  • Keys
  • Paper clips
  • Toys
  • Kitchen utensils, such as knives 
  • Jewelry 
  • Other thin objects that conduct electricity 

Many people recognize childproof outlets as everyday outlets with plastic inserts. However, childproof outlets go beyond that. They rely on spring-loaded receptacles. These require a certain amount of force to get plugged into the outlet. To a child, it’s difficult to stick objects inside. To an adult, however, they’ll see virtually no difference when powering on certain items. Childproof outlets offer some of the best electrical safety features. 

These are just three outlets that homeowners can install in their residences. One should consult a trained professional for more information about the home’s energy care needs. 

About Doctor Home Experts 

The doctor’s always in when someone contacts Doctor Home Experts. These professionals are backed by the Better Business Bureau, which gives the company an A+ rating. These offer same-day repairs, outlet installation, and power outage help. 

One can schedule an appointment online for more information about their suite of electrical home improvement services. Alternatively, if one wants to speak with a professional, they can call today. 

Indoor Air Quality Tips for National Wellness Month

Importance of Indoor Air Quality

The air that folks breathe has a big impact on their health. In this blog post, HVAC experts explain the importance of indoor air quality and list a few tips for improving air quality. People with allergies, children, and the elderly are more heavily impacted by poor indoor air quality.

Homeowners can protect their families from diseases and allergic reactions by investing in good indoor air quality. The home’s HVAC system can circulate many airborne pathogens and contaminants. Doing regular HVAC maintenance and investing in air purifiers can help prevent allergy attacks and respiratory illness.

Health Effects of Indoor Air Pollutants

bad air effects

  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Asthma
  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Itchy eyes

The most common health effects of indoor air pollutants are allergic reactions to contaminants in the air, such as dust or pet hair. The respiratory system becomes inflamed when exposed to poor indoor air quality, leading to coughing, sneezing, and other allergy symptoms. Eyes may become red and irritated from exposure to dust and other contaminants in the air.

Airborne pollutants can harm human health, leading to long-term health effects such as heart disease and cancer. Examples of airborne pollutants that are very harmful include black mold or airborne bacteria. People with asthma are at an increased risk of serious reactions to poor indoor air quality. Chronic exposure to poor air quality can lead to permanent health problems.

Benefits of HVAC Maintenance

filter replacementThe best thing that homeowners can do to invest in their air quality at home is to schedule regular HVAC maintenance with an experienced technician. Most HVAC maintenance is best left up to a qualified professional, but homeowners can make sure to change the air filter every one to three months. Changing the air filter more often or investing in a heavy-duty air filter designed to filter out allergens can help improve indoor air quality.

Duct cleaning services are another indoor air quality service for homeowners to consider. Dust and debris can build up in the ductwork over time. Without duct cleaning services, dust will continue to recirculate throughout the home. Air filters are great for keeping the air clean, but duct cleaning is sometimes needed to prevent allergy attacks.

Benefits of Portable Air Cleaners

In addition to the filtration and ventilation that the HVAC unit provides, homeowners can invest in a portable air cleaner to improve their indoor air quality even more. Two examples of portable air cleaners include air purifiers and air sanitizers. Both of these devices clean the air in different ways.

An air purifier uses a filtration system to remove dust and other particles from the air. Air sanitizers, on the other hand, use UV light and other methods to kill bacteria and viruses in the air. Air purifiers are great for preventing allergy attacks, and air sanitizers are great for preventing airborne illnesses.

About Doctor Home Experts

Doctor Home Experts is here to help when Pasadena, TX homeowners need an HVAC expert! This local company proudly provides its community with top-of-the-line home services from experienced technicians. They are available 24/7 for emergency repairs. Call them today for indoor air quality services in Pasadena, TX!

Prepping for the Perfect Backyard BBQ Involves Preparing for Energy Use

Upgrades that Get the Backyard Ready to Party

Everybody loves a good outdoor get-together. Whether for grilling or an ice cream party, summer and the Independence Day holiday are both valid excuses for entertaining guests. Any weekend can feel like a party weekend if a homeowner has their backyard set up to make having people over an easy task. Every Texas homeowner should consider a few additions to their outdoor living space this summer.

Strategically Placed Outdoor Lighting

While most people love a beautiful starry night, it can be impossible to converse in darkness. Having lights placed in certain areas of the yard can help guests find their footing and make the party last a bit longer. Here are a few of the lighting types that go well in an outdoor setting:

  • Landscape Lighting: This type of lighting is exemplified by the solar lamps often used to line flower beds and stone paths. One can use them for practical and aesthetic reasons, such as lighting a footpath or highlighting a particular specimen or ornament in the garden.
  • String Lighting: With the invention of the light-emitting diode or LED, string lights have become even more popular than they were before. The efficiency of these bulbs makes them appealing as an energy-saving alternative to the traditional filament lights, which create more heat and do not burn as brightly.
  • Patio Lighting: Having a fan to move the air around on a porch or patio is great; a light kit is just a bonus. Using string lights and push-on button lights can be great additions as well.

Consider Investing in a Generatorgenerator

While power outages are rare in this part of the world, even a well-designed infrastructure can collapse if overtaxed. The occasional brownout has happened as the summer heats up and people run their air conditioning systems.
A generator may be a good purchase if a homeowner wants to ensure the comfort of their household. It keeps the lights on, and the HVAC unit running and preserves the food in the refrigerator and freezer, saving the family from an emergency grocery trip. 


Just Add Water for Maximum Fun with Pools and Hot Tubs

Perhaps a homeowner is considering an additional upgrade, like an in-ground pool or a hot tub. This upgrade comes with the “if you build it, they will come” package. Pools and hot tubs are great for entertaining guests of all ages and add significant value to a home. It may be just a house’s advantage to get the proper curb appeal in the current housing market.
Unfortunately, pools and hot tubs can also be dangerous, especially regarding electricity. Here are the main reasons to have a professional electrician wire up anything involved with pools or hot tubs:

About Doctor Home Experts

Their A+ rating with the BBB and five-star reviews aren’t enough for Doctor Home Experts of Pasadena, TX. This family-owned and operated company offers 24/7 emergency service with no after-hours fees. Call them today for their 10-year workmanship warranty and straightforward pricing information for AC service!

3 Reasons to Invest in a Whole House Surge Protector

Homeowners Need a Whole House Surge Protector

A power surge is a sudden increase in voltage that can travel through the home’s electrical circuits, leading to various problems. Power surges are most often caused by a lightning strike during a thunderstorm, plugging in a high-voltage electronic device such as a hair-dryer, or a service disturbance from the electrical company.

Power surges can result in property damage, personal injury, and electrical fires. Surge protectors prevent high voltages of electricity from entering the home’s circuits. There are different kinds of surge protectors available on the market. Whole house surge protectors protect the entire home from power surges.

Why Power Surges Are Dangerous

dangers of power surgesPower surges can damage sensitive electronics such as laptops or cellphones if plugged in during the surge. Plug-in surge protectors for individual outlets can help to protect computers and phones. Still, hard-wired electronics like dishwashers and dryers are more difficult to protect from power surges.

There is an increased risk of electrocution during a power surge. Power surges can also result in accidental electrical fires if the wiring begins to spark. House fires put the entire neighborhood in danger. Sometimes power surges can damage the electrical wiring so badly that a total rewiring of the electrical system is required.

Reasons to Install a Whole House Surge Protector Today

surge protector Power surges can result in expensive property damage and are a fire hazard. Homeowners should be sure to take steps to protect their homes from the unpredictable danger of a sudden power surge. The best way to protect the home from power surges is to install a whole-house surge protector.

Whole house surge protectors protect all of the home’s electrical circuits. This means that even electronics that are hard-wired into the home’s electrical system like the microwave, dishwasher, and dryer are protected from power surges.

Signs You Need Surge Protector Replacement

  • Needing surge protector repair often
  • Surge protector is over 5 years old
  • The surge protector fails to work properly
  • Surge protector is visibly damaged
  • Noticing a burning smell or seeing sparks

Surge protectors only last for around 2-5 years. The more power surges that a surge protector encounters, the faster it will wear out. Electrical experts recommend that homeowners schedule whole house surge protector replacement every 2-5 years.

It only takes one power surge to start an electrical fire, so it is important to repair or replace a whole house surge projector as soon as a problem is noticed. Homeowners should see warning signs that they may need a whole house surge protector replacement soon. Another sign that a surge protector replacement is needed is if the breaker gets tripped often, resulting in constant power outages.

About Doctor Home Experts

Doctor Home Experts is a dependable electrical company that provides Pasadena, TX, and the surrounding areas with outstanding service at affordable prices. They offer straightforward pricing and 24/7 emergency service. Call them today for whole house surge protector services in Pasadena, TX!