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Home Electrical System Myths Busted

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Monsoon season is upon us! Those who have spent time in the Phoenix, AZ area know how important it is to be prepared for these incredibly intense storms. Monsoons bring rain, wind and dust that can wreak havoc on your home’s electrical systems. In order to prepare for this season’s monsoons, Hobaica Services is happy to bring you the second installment in our Mythbuster Summer Series: Your Home’s Electrical System Myths Busted!

Electrical Myth #1: Surges Aren’t A Big Deal

You may have a surge protector or two lying around your home, but aren’t really concerned that you’ll have any damage that comes from an electrical surge of power. Unfortunately that is simply not the case. The lightning that occurs during an Arizona monsoon can wipe out your electrical devices in an instant. And when you think about all the things you have plugged in at the moment, it really adds up.

Besides damage to your devices, a large surge of power from a storm can even cause an electrical fire in your home. Severe surges can burn up appliances and damage the wiring so badly it can lead to an electrical fire.

With whole home surge protection services from Hobaica, you can rest easy that, even during the strongest monsoon, your home’s electrical appliances are safe from damage.

Electrical Myth #2: Low-Voltage Discharges Are Not Dangerous

A huge misconception out there is that a shock from low voltage wiring, like those that power telecommunications, doorbells or security systems, is not dangerous. While a low-voltage discharge may not have the power to kill someone, it can cause real damage and medical problems. Imagine working on a ladder and getting knocked off balance after receiving a jolt. In addition, most low-voltage wires at some point will come into contact with a high-voltage device, which means even when working with low-voltage cables you are always at risk for a high-voltage shock.

If a monsoon comes and leaves you with flickering lights or other problems, it is essential that you not tackle this work by yourself, especially if you do not have previous electrical experience. For electrical issues with your home’s outlets, ceiling fans and light fixtures, let a professional electrician take care of the problem.

The certified electricians at Hobaica can help tackle any of your electrical concerns with the right tools and knowledge to fix your problem safely. And better yet, we are available 24/7 for your electrical problems. Just call us anytime for fast, safe service.

Electrical Myth #3: Electronic Devices Don’t Use Power In Sleep Mode

As we plug more and more devices into our home outlets, it’s important to know which ones use energy, even when they are not turned on. A huge misconception about energy use of electronic devices is that when they are on sleep mode or turned off, they do not use energy. Unfortunately, that is not necessarily the case. There are many devices that will continue to use energy even when you flip the switch or turn it to sleep mode, including computers, televisions, cell phone chargers and coffee makers, just to mention a few.

In order to stop certain electronics from using energy, you must unplug them completely instead of turning them off. Another option would be to plug devices to a surge protector and then simply turn the switch for the protector to cut power to the devices.

If you are concerned with the amount of electricity your home is consuming or just want to ensure your system is operating safely, you may want to consider having a professional electrical inspection done on your electronic system. Hobaica is happy to perform this service for free! Sign up today with our easy online scheduling system!

We’re Ready To Help Prep Your Home For Monsoon Season

An Arizona monsoon can do serious damage to an already fragile or malfunctioning system. If you have flickering lights or expensive electronic equipment you want protected, connect with the team at Hobaica to get your system prepped and ready for the potential threat of severe weather. We offer complimentary home electrical safety inspections as well as full electrician services in order to handle all of your home’s unique electrical needs.

And don’t forget, we’re always available for you in the event of an emergency. Just call us at 602-633-9555 anytime!

With friendly, expert service from your local professionals, remember-

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Check Out Our Reviews . . . From Neighbors Near You

Karen Bender
Karen Bender
23:26 01 Jul 22
John and Jared came out today to take a look at my air conditioning unit. I live in a condo where I can’t see my unit but noticed some water dripping from the roof. They weren’t just on time, they were a little early which helped free up the rest of my day.They found that the system was running as it should be and let me know that the water was dripping because the condensation line was disconnected. Super easy fix with a little bit of glue, and they did not create worry where there was none just to add to the bill.As if that wasn’t good enough, they were incredibly nice and easy to talk to. Not nice because it’s required- just really genuine people. I was not expecting to have such an easy and inexpensive experience in Phoenix during hot, muggy monsoon season. Thank you both for making my day!
Jim Adams
Jim Adams
18:54 01 Jul 22
We recently had our air conditioning go out on Tuesday and on Friday a new unit was installed. The service has been fantastic. Could not have asked for a faster more friendly company.Zach and Gio were amazing in getting the unit installed and walking us through the new thermostat.
PHX Keeve
PHX Keeve
22:05 30 Jun 22
Grayson came out and was on time, and very nice. He took extra time to diagnose a potential problem, and even re-secured some wire mesh (to keep birds out) that had been blown off from the wind. He answered all my questions, will do business with hobaica again.
James Borsheim
James Borsheim
21:27 30 Jun 22
In every way possible, extremely professional service. Used since 2008, very pleased.
Joseph Shepard
Joseph Shepard
17:36 29 Jun 22
Grayson was awesome. He called ahead of time to let me know he was on his way and showed up right on time. Completed our AC system checkup and gave me a detailed report on everything. 5+ stars!!
Paula Gierek
Paula Gierek
01:11 29 Jun 22
Dylan thankyou for the great job ,you and Chase did installing a tankless water heater .Appreciate promptness,and courtesy you displayed.Will certainly use your services again .
Rhonda Brown
Rhonda Brown
20:34 25 Jun 22
Dylan was on time and very professiona an courteous He explained everything and didn't mind answering any questions as well as giving me all the options
Alison Busch
Alison Busch
18:21 25 Jun 22
Travis just left and as always, Hobacia's technician did an excellent job. All technicians we have had, have done a great job and we have never had to call back for any reason. We have uaed them for several years and will continue to use for many years to come.
jeff Zacher
jeff Zacher
16:30 25 Jun 22
Dale was amazing, very professional, very thorough.

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