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electrician The recent hurricane swept through and damaged residential and commercial properties throughout the state. Residents cannot ignore how devastating this can be, and you are fortunate to have experienced little to no damage to your house. If you encounter problems, you need to call an electrician.

Tips From Local Electricians

However, if you have been affected by a power interruption, you might be concerned about the performance of your air conditioning unit later on.

How do you know if you have electrical damage to your air conditioner? If a storm triggered a power surge in your house, causing a trip in your circuit breaker, you probably want to have your air conditioner up and running immediately.

But before you switch it on, electricians in Myrtle Beach suggest that it is necessary to look for signs of electrical damage to avoid further harm.

The very first thing you need to do is turn your air conditioning system off at the thermostats, then go to your electrical panel and turn the switch for the AC system to “off” and then back to “on.” This resets the external breaker.

Although it might be challenging with the hot and humid temperatures we experience following a storm, you must then wait for half an hour before turning your thermostat back on. This time allows your air conditioner’s internal breaker to reset.

This cannot happen if the thermostat is signaling for cooling. After half an hour, turn your thermostat back to cool. Your air conditioner should turn back on; however, if it does not, then you might have electrical damage.

Inspect for other external circuits. If you discover that more of your external circuits will not switch back on, then you likely have electrical damage that extends beyond your air conditioner, which can result from a strong power surge caused by the hurricane.

Myrtle Beach electricians also warn that if a breaker keeps tripping, you should not try to turn it back on immediately. These breakers are designed to protect your structure and wiring by shutting down the flow of electricity.

Be sure to call MB Electrician Pros to have your electrical wiring inspected before and after a storm.

MB Electrician Pros
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
843-353-6345
electriciansmyrtlebeach.com

Areas Served: Myrtle Beach, Carolina Forest, Conway, Surfside Beach, Socastee

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