The Electrical Services You Need This Winter

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As winter approaches, ensuring that your electrical systems are in good working condition is crucial for both safety and comfort. Here are some important electrical services to consider for the winter:

  • Heating System Inspection:
      • Ensure that your heating system is working efficiently.
      • Check and clean the furnace or heat pump.
      • Replace filters if necessary.
  • Thermostat Check:
      • Verify that your thermostat is working properly.
      • Consider upgrading to a programmable thermostat for better energy efficiency.
  • Electrical Panel Inspection:
      • Check the electrical panel for any signs of wear, damage, or corrosion.
      • Make sure circuit breakers are properly labeled.
      • Consider upgrading your electrical panel if it is outdated or insufficient for your needs.
  • Inspection of Electrical Wiring:
      • Inspect all electrical wiring for signs of wear, damage, or fraying.
      • Address any issues promptly to prevent electrical hazards.
  • Outdoor Electrical System Check:
      • Inspect outdoor electrical components, such as outlets and lighting.
      • Ensure outdoor outlets are weatherproof and covered when not in use.
  • Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detector Check:
      • Ensure carbon monoxide detectors and smoke detectors are in working order.
      • Replace batteries and test the devices regularly.
  • Winterizing Outdoor Lighting:
    • Ensure outdoor lighting is weatherproof and ready for winter conditions.
    • Consider using LED bulbs that are more resistant to cold temperatures.


Always prioritize safety, and if you are not comfortable handling electrical tasks yourself, it’s advisable to hire a licensed electrician like Kowall Electric to perform inspections and necessary maintenance. Regular maintenance can help prevent electrical issues and ensure a safe and comfortable winter season. Contact us today to schedule your service appointment.