December 17, 2020

While flickering lights might seem annoying but harmless, they can be anything but. Depending on what is causing them to flicker, they could be signaling a risk to your home and family.

Just One Light Is Flickering

This is caused by either a defective bulb or a bad connection. Try tightening the bulb. If that doesn’t work, then replace it. If this doesn’t solve the problem, you need the services of an electrician.

An Area in Your Home Has Flickering Lights

If all the bulbs in an area of your home are flickering, this indicates that there’s a circuit problem. You’ll need an electrician to diagnose the issue and solve it.

It's On Electrical, LLC of Ambler, PA, has helped many families by solving their problems with flickering lights. We offer a 24/7 emergency repair service for customers facing urgent situations.

All Your Lights Are Flickering

When this occurs, there’s a problem with your electrical panel. It could mean that there are loose conductors, which can cause a fire. You need to have an electrician come to your home as soon as possible.

Flickering Lights When Appliances Are On

You may notice your lights flicker when an appliance turns on, especially large ones like your air conditioner. This happens when the appliance is drawing over 100 amps when it turns on, but your home has only 200-amp electrical service.

An electrician can determine whether the appliance is wired correctly and its connections are tight. They’ll also make sure that your wire size and fusing are correct.

A Neighbor Is to Blame

You likely share a transformer with your neighbors. If one is using a large amount of electricity, it can cause issues in your home. Unfortunately, there’s realistically not much you can do about this.

It's On Electrical, LLC offers many electrical services, including electrical panel repair, backup generators, TV and internet wiring, whole-home surge protection, interior lighting, and landscape lighting. Please call today to find out more about our extensive services.

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