With the cold weather that comes during the winter season, your heating system is working overtime to keep your home toasty warm. However, ice, freezing rain, and snow can create dangerous electrical situations. The expert electricians at Craftsman Electric in Cincinnati strongly encourage you to be safe this winter by taking a few important precautions.

Here are a few tips to keep in mind:

  • Portable Space Heaters: Be sure to keep the units away from anything that can cause a fire, including clothing and drapery. When not in use, always unplug and turn off the heater. The electrical wiring installation specialists at Craftsman Electric will gladly inspect your heaters and generators to ensure that they’re working properly.
  • Electric Blankets: Always check cords for wear and tear before using the blankets. Do not fold the blanket while it’s on, and buy products with an automatic shut-off mechanism that will protect you should overheating occur. You can count on Craftsman Electric to protect your house from power surges during the winter weather with whole-house surge protection for all of your audio and TV equipment, microwaves, refrigerators, and other appliances.
  • Breaker Panel/Fuse Box Inspection: Additional electric loads or wiring can impact your breaker panels and fuse boxes. A qualified electrician can check to see when the last inspection was conducted. Craftsman Electric is your go-to source to ensure that these important devices are working properly.
  • Heating System Inspection: At least one a year, your heating system should be thoroughly checked by a professional electrician to make sure that it can stand up to the unpredictable winter season. Craftsman Electric will not only inspect your thermostat and parts for wear, but you can also rely on the team for all of your home electrical repairs and for year-round maintenance services.

Safety should be a top priority during the winter season. For a free estimate on electrical services, call Craftsman Electric at (513) 891-4426. You can also visit their website to learn about their wide range of installation, home electrical repair, and 24/7 emergency services.