Time for an Electrical System Check-up

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Date: 
2008
Volume: 
20
Number: 
4
Tip Category: 
Electrical
Environmental monitoring

With hot weather quickly approaching this is the time of year to give your licensed electrician a call to schedule a check-up of your farm’s electrical systems. As with fans, pads, curtains, etc. a house’s electrical system should have periodic maintenance to avoid costly situations. One of the primary things an electrician should check are the quality of the connections in each of the farm’s service panels and disconnects. Over time the connections can become loose or corroded which leads to increased resistance. Resistance leads to heat and heat can lead to a circuit breaker tripping at the worst possible time.