Hiller Know-How | Wiring & Energy Saving Tips for Your Home Appliances

Here at Hiller Electric, we do the best we can to make sure our customers are getting the most efficient use out of their home appliances while maintaining a safe environment for them and their family to live in.

When it comes to the wiring in your home, it is more than just making sure your cables and cords are properly connected to the wall. Both small and large, your appliances need good electrical wiring to work properly. Everything from your refrigerator and oven to your microwave and stand mixer, they all need to be plugged in and use electricity to work! That is why today we are going to go over several tips to help you figure out the best wiring and energy saving tips for your home appliances. Take a look below:

  • Detecting poor wiring. Poor wiring often means that the electricity in your home is not being used as efficiently as it can be. When homes are poorly wired it usually means an overloading of the circuits, putting an excess amount of stress on them. Overloading your circuits not only uses up more electricity, but it can also cause quite a bit of damage to our electrical wiring due to overheating. Here are some signs to be aware of:
    • Fuses blowing or circuit breakers tripping
    • Overuse of extension cords due to limited amount of outlets
  • Adding more circuit breakers. Depending on the age of your home, the electric panel that you have may or may not be sufficient enough for the electrical output of modern living. In turn, the circuit breakers in your home may end up being overloaded, causing an unnecessary amount of stress to your electrical panel. This can be avoiding by adding extra circuit breakers to your existing unit or installing a second electrical panel, which can be used for larger home appliances such as dryer and washer units, or even a hot tub.
  • Using the correct fuse. Not all fuses are created equal. Using the wrong fuse can end up causing you more trouble than it is worth. When installing a fuse, you need to make sure you install the correct size otherwise you risk the chance of overloading your circuits.
  • Not all wiring cables are the same. As with fuses, not all wiring cables are the same. If you plan on re-wiring your home or perhaps you are building a new one, don’t go the cheap route and find the lowest priced cable you can. Investing in proper wiring will help ensure that your home is well protected from any unwanted electrical hazards, as well as save you a lot of money in the long run.

If you have any questions about the info above, feel free to contact us –call us today at (402) 339-0524. Hiller Electric can also help you with your installation needs—no job is too big or too small, we guarantee quality service every time!

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