The cold winter months bring many changes to homes and businesses.  Some of these changes often involve the electrical needs of each home and business to keep them functioning for safety and protection.  Whether it’s hot or cold outside, the electrical wiring in your home or business is affected by the weather.


Your Electrical Wiring in the Wintertime

Even though the wintertime brings cold weather and uncertainty of how well your HVAC will hold up, the electrical wiring that keeps your home functioning in the wintertime also plays a very big part in how well your home operates.  During the winter months the conductors increase the amount of heat used to effectively make the electricity work and if there is ice, the power lines may have an ice buildup. This build up can make the ice too heavy for the powerlines to be carried by the poles or the towers, causing the heaviness of the ice to create failure or power outages.

Another problem that brings issues to electrical wiring in the wintertime is wind.  Once too much wind hits the wires, the electricity can fail.  A cold gust of wind also cools down the cables during the winter months, making them sag as well as work 10 – 40 percent more in transmitting power.  If the winds become too extreme, the lines will sag even more, making them come into contact with each other or the structures around them.


Summertime Electrical Wiring

While electric wiring in the summertime usually holds up fairly well, if electrical wires overheat, the conductors can overwork themselves and cause wires to sag.  Overheated electrical wiring can also lead to power outages, causing problems with homes or businesses being overwhelmingly hot or unbearable. House wide surge protection will protect your electrical devices and appliances.   Additionally, Mikulka Electric technicians are skilled and experienced enough to keep an eye on the weather and adjust the length of the power line span as needed.


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Mikulka Electricians are always professional and efficient.   Insured and trained to do the job right the first time.  Experts in the field of electrics with over 25 years’ experience.  Prepared with up-front pricing and a lifetime guarantee.  We observe all personal protective equipment and COVID 19 requirements to keep our staff and your family safe.  Our team of experts will respond immediately to your call for help.  Call Mikulka Electric, Inc. for a wide range of electrical services, including indoor and outdoor lighting, electrical heating, electrical repairs, and back-up generators.  We service the Central New Jersey area.  Address 275 RT. 79 Morganville, NJ 07751

Phone 855-645-8552 or 855-MIKULKA


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