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There’s a good chance you have tried to start your vehicle during a Kansas City winter, only to have it sputter and fail to start. This is usually because the cold temperatures prevent some electrical components from working properly. What many people don’t realize though, is that it isn’t just automobiles that can be affected by the cold. Electrical components and electronics can also be affected in negative ways.

More Power is Used During Colder Weather

Space heaters and heating systems will run almost constantly during the winter systems, along with your electronic entertainment systems. Just think about how much more likely you are to remain at home and indoors watching TV during the winter months than you are in the summer.

Winter Weather and the Power Lines

While there are some safeguards in place to help significant damage to power lines by ice and snow, these aren’t foolproof. During bad winter storms, issues may arise, causing serious problems and damage to the power lines, resulting in no power coming to your home.

The Benefits of a Whole-House Generator

If you are concerned about this problem, or any of the others mentioned herein, you should consider installing a whole-house generator. These generators are designed to come on automatically when a power outage is detected, ensuring you can remain connected and warm. While you can also choose to use a portable generator, these come with more potential hazards and are less convenient than a full-house unit.

Call an Electrician for Help

If you are worried about your electrical system and electronics this winter, it’s a good idea to talk with a professional electrician. They can evaluate your home’s electrical system and point out any possible issues that may arise due to the cold weather. They can also make recommendations for upgrades or changes you should make.

The fact is, cold weather is already here. While you may be thinking about staying warm, you may not think much about your home’s electrical system. Now is the time to take steps to ensure that serious issues don’t arise. Contact Tann Electric for help with your electrical system this winter.