electricianMyrtle Beach electricians get asked a lot by this question: why is my lighting flickering? Most homeowners when they notice their lighting is flickering, they instantly worry and call for their local electrician. Although this is a common instance in many American households, many homeowners still stress about their flickering lights. The primary reason being that it is difficult to see especially at night when the lights are flickering.

There are lots of reasons why your lighting could flicker. Listed below are some of the common reasons according to professional Myrtle Beach electricians.

1. Loose or bad connection

This loose or bad connection could be between the light bulb and the light fixture socket or it could be somewhere in your electrical circuit. You’ll know for certain that this causes the flickering when you notice the problem in the same lighting fixtures in the same general area of the house.

Should this be the case, you will need to replace the light bulb with a new one. If the problem still persists, you may need to call in your local electrician and have him or her conduct an overall and complete inspection of your electrical circuit to find that loose or bad connection. This could be in a receptacle, switch, light, j-box or at the main electrical panel. Thus, it is important that a skilled and experienced professional conduct the inspection as soon as possible.

2. Loose service conductors

If you notice flickers all throughout your house at different instances, it may be due to a loose service conductor. This could often be found in the main electrical panel or in the meter base. Should this be the case, be sure to seek assistance from professional Myrtle Beach electricians as this is a very serious and dangerous issue.

According to professionals, the primary reason why your service conductors become loose is that their repetitive heating up and cooling down as you use them 24 hours a day. It is important that you have your electrician fix this issue at once because when your service conductors become loose they create even more heat, which could easily lead to an electrical fire.

3. Large appliance kicking on

Another common reason for flickering lights is when you switch on one of your large appliances such as your air conditioning unit or heat pump. The reason for this is because these large appliances need more than 100 Amps to start up. Because most households often have 200 Amp in their main electrical service, starting up your air conditioner or heat pump would need to borrow electrical power from whatever is currently plugged in or using up electricity – and most often these are your lighting fixtures.

Remember to always entrust your lighting problems to professional Myrtle Beach electricians. Call MB Electrician Pros now.

Myrtle Beach Electrician Pros
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

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


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