Top Electrical Causes of Flickering Lights

November 11, 2021

If your house’s lights flicker on and off regularly, it could be a sign of an electrical issue. To keep your home safe, it’s best to fix these issues and hire an expert as soon as possible. If you aren’t sure what causes your lights to flicker, read on and learn some of the top electrical causes of flickering lights.

Damaged Wiring

Damaged wiring is one of the top electrical causes of flickering lights. Old or damaged wiring can easily start house fires, so you’ll need to call an experienced electrician to fix this particular problem. If you require an electrician to fix the wires in your home or any other electrical repair services, remember to call us at Anson Electric.

Voltage Fluctuations

Occasionally, you can cause the lights in your home to flicker by turning on a large appliance. Certain appliances use a lot of power, and turning on these appliances can take power away from your lights. After you turn off the large appliance, the lights should return to normal. If they do not, be sure to call an electrician right away to find the underlying issue.

Disconnected Lightbulbs

If you notice that only one light flickers in your home, it’s usually just a loose lightbulb. Over time, a lightbulb can lose its connection to the socket, causing it to flicker. In this scenario, all you need to do is tighten the lightbulb. If this doesn’t work, the lightbulb itself could be burning out, and you’ll need to purchase a new bulb.

Loose Connections

Sometimes, loose wires can cause the lights in your home to flicker or dim. Similar to damaged wiring, loose wiring can also cause electrical fires and other issues, so it’s best to call a professional to fix the issue as soon as possible. Trying to find and repair loose wiring on your own is difficult and dangerous, so never attempt to fix it on your own.

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