What Causes Lights to Flicker and Dim?

Flickering lights can be a huge pain in your residential home. These lights can be distracting, cause severe headaches, waste your electricity, and also cause other issues in your home. If your lights flicker and dim frequently, then you may be having a significant electrical problem that extends beyond illumination which needs to be addressed. Here are some of the reasons why your lights may be flickering or dimming.

Overloaded Circuit

If your lights usually flicker or dim when you are running an electrical appliance such as a microwave, air conditioner, or a dryer, check to see if your lights are on the same circuit as the appliance. Sometimes, you may be dealing with an overloaded circuit-meaning that the circuit is either wired to more appliances than it can handle or it is outdated. This is one of the leading causes of flickering lights in older homes. However, if you discover that the lights dim or flicker beyond the use of the appliance, then you may be dealing with another issue.

Power Grid Issues

Lights that deem for an extended period might be an indicator of a problem with your electric company. Be sure to contact your local utility company to find out whether stormy weather or any other occurrence has interfered with a transformer or if certain weather conditions have compromised electric service in your locality.

Improper/Outdated Wiring

Another reason why lights in your home are flickering or dimming unexpectedly is that the electrical wiring in your house is either insufficient to handle the amount of current that passes through it or it is simply outdated. When your demand for current is high, the voltage may drop causing your light bulbs to dim or flicker. Most of the old homes experience these issues since they weren’t built to handle modern-day electrical loads.

Are you experiencing any electrical issues in your home in Denver, CO? Contact Electric Blue today for assistance at (303) 790-8813.

Can I Install An Electrical Outlet Anywhere?

Originally posted on 09/17/2018 Installing electrical outlets is not complicated, and they can be installed anywhere depending on the preference of the person. The following are some of the places you can have an electrical outlet...

Top 4 Electrical Safety Tips for Your Garage

Spring is on the way - so garages need to get ready for more regular use.  Whether you are clearing things out with some spring cleaning or getting an early jump on outdoor projects, your garage is sure to get some more traffic. Make sure...

What Home Appliances Use the Most Energy?

One thing we all need to do is make a dedicated effort to reduce our energy use. Not only is this important in terms of protecting the planet, but also it is imperative in terms of keeping your monthly utility bills low as well. An experienced...

4 Electrical Home Safety Resolutions for the New Year

The dumpster fire of 2020 is over. Wahooooo! January is a great time to set new goals for yourself, your family, and your home. Whether you are adding exercise, trips, or hobbies to your list, there are so many things to shoot for in 2021. It may...

Practicing Electrical Safety For The Holidays

Original post: 11/14/2018 Statistics show that home fires and other electrical accidents increase during the holiday season, so it’s important to practice electrical safety. Keep reading this article to learn some steps to take so your...

Top 4 Tips for Lighting Success When You Flip a House

The standard US business model of success is look for something that you can buy for $1 and sell for $2. House flipping is a great way to make that happen. If you have a sharp eye for home improvements and the potential for a project, you could turn...

What is Electrical Safety: Top 10 Tips

People should always feel safe - comfort might not always be possible, but safety is necessary. Safety at home comes from a person taking care of themselves. While at work, it is both the worker and the manager’s responsibility to ensure a...

How to Save Energy at Home During Social Distancing

The world looks a bit different with the stay at home guidelines in place in many states across the country. Children have been sent home from school. Many workers are either working remotely or out of work temporarily. Finally, governors have...

5 Home Electrical Safety Tips For Your Home This Winter

Winter always seems to come early to Colorado. At this point in the season, the cold might be getting bothersome, but there is more to come. When the next snowstorm hits, many people rush to shovel their sidewalks and check their furnaces. These are...

Extension Cord Safety Tips for the Holidays

Electrical safety is important at all times, but during the holidays, the chance for an injury can go up. Many people make rushed decisions with electricity near the holidays that endanger themselves and their family members, sometimes without even...

5 Most Common Electrical Hazards in the Workplace

Professional workers stay safe on job sites by identifying and controlling electrical hazards. Without training, experience, or knowing what to look for, these hazards can lead to serious injury.  Many workers are at risk of electrical...
Page: 123 - All
303-625-6845