How to Improve Your Home’s Safety

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Your house should be a safe haven. You should never fear that your health or safety is at risk. Here are some helpful tips that will improve your home's safety so that your family can live comfortably and free of worries.

1. Install Smoke Detectors

Each year, thousands of people in this country die in house fires. Install a smoke detector in each room. These units sound at the first sign of smoke, which means that you have time to escape before getting injured or inhaling too many toxic fumes. This is an easy and inexpensive way to increase your home's safety.

If you already have smoke detectors, test them twice a year to ensure they’re working and replace them every eight to 10 years.

2. Schedule a Home Safety Inspection

Faulty wiring is one of the most common causes of house fires. A qualified electrician can inspect the condition of your electrical system to identify potential hazards.

Home safety inspections cover the following areas:

  • Proper electrical system grounding

  • The integrity of wires and conduits

  • GFCI protection

  • Electrical panel functionality

When problems are uncovered, our technicians will recommend cost-effective solutions to ensure your family’s safety.

3. Clear the Air

It’s a fact: the air inside your home is several times more polluted than the air outside. That’s because modern homes are built with tighter envelopes to prevent the transfer of air.

Proper ventilation is key to exhausting stale air and bringing fresh, clean air from outside.

The EZ Breathe System is an energy-efficient ventilation unit that lowers air pollution within your home. There are no filters to replace, which means that maintenance is simple. When installed correctly, it will increase the comfort in your home and the quality of the air that you breathe.

4. Surge Protector

A surge protector prevents sudden jolts of electricity from frying your expensive devices and major appliances. Properly installed, a whole-house surge protector can save you thousands of dollars in damage due to a downed powerline, severe weather event, or aging electrical grid.

Bottom line: At Electrical Experts, we have over four decades of experience serving customs around Chicopee, MA. Our team is dedicated to making your home safer and healthier. To protect you and your loved ones, schedule an appointment with one of our technicians today by calling (413) 276-4787.

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