One of the most common electrical and refrigeration issues could signal larger problems. 

When you hit the “on” switch for any powerful electrical or refrigeration device, you might notice your home’s lights flickering. This is normal, though, so fear not! The explanation is quite simple. If you apply a heavy load to circuits near peak capacity, that can draw too much power away from other tasks (like lighting).

While this is a normal occurrence, it’s something to monitor. In this piece, we’ll cover two possible areas for concern so your home can stay lit and safe.

Check the Wiring

Slight dimming usually isn’t an issue, but you should address prolonged dimness. In this case, you should schedule a service to check your circuits’ health. An electrician can gauge the wiring’s safety of the wiring and possibly prevent fire hazards.

Amp Capacity

Know your circuit’s amp capacity and determine which lights, appliances, and other electrical devices share a circuit. That way, you can be mindful of ways to avoid overloading. If you are constantly overloading the circuits when doing everyday household tasks, you may need to update your breaker to accommodate the electrical preference of your lifestyle. For example, many older homes have smaller amp capacities with circuit breakers because appliances used to be less powerful. 

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