Halloween is next week. You’ve probably put pumpkins on the front porch and maybe added a skeleton or two to the front yard. It’s that spooky time of year again, however, if you’ve noticed your lights flickering lately, that’s definitely not the kind of spookiness you want in your home! While it could be something as simple as a loose light bulb, there are a few other possible reasons why your lights might be flickering. In this blog post, we’ll explore three possible causes of flickering lights in your home so that you can make an informed decision about what to do next.
1. Loose Light Bulbs
One of the most common causes of flickering lights is simply loose light bulbs. If a light bulb isn’t screwed in tightly, it can begin to flicker. This is because the electrical current isn’t able to flow through the bulb properly when it’s loose. If you notice that one of your light bulbs is loose, simply screw it in tighter and see if that stops the flickering.
2. Faulty Wiring May Cause Flickering Lights
This is more common in older homes, but it can happen in new homes as well. If the wiring in your home is damaged or old, it can cause the electricity to surge and lead to flickering lights. If you suspect that faulty wiring may be the cause of your flickering lights, it’s best to call an electrician to come and take a look.
3. Power Surge
Finally, another possible reason for flickering lights is a power surge. A power surge occurs when there’s a sudden increase in voltage flowing through the electrical system. This can happen for a variety of reasons, including storms or downed power lines. If you live in an area with frequent power surges, investing in a surge protector can help protect your electronics from damage and keep your lights from flickering.
OHM Can Help!
If your lights have been flickering lately, there are a few possible reasons why this might be happening. In most cases, it’s nothing to worry about and can be easily fixed by screwing in a loose light bulb or flipping a circuit breaker switch back on. However, if you suspect that the problem may be more serious, like faulty wiring or a power surge, it’s always best to call an electrician or qualified professional to take a look.