Signs You Should Replace Your Light Switch
When it comes to replacing your light switches, it can be hard to know when to do it. However, your light switch will usually provide indications that there is an issue that needs to be addressed, such as:
- Your light switch does not work.
- You notice sparks when you turn on and off your light switch.
- You hear strange noises from your light switch.
- Your light switch is hot to the touch.
Another sign that it is time to have your light switch replaced is if you notice a delay in your lights turning on after you have flipped the switch. Even if these issues only occur occasionally, you should have them addressed before they become a bigger issue.
Importance of Having a Licensed Electrician Install Your Switch
Having a light switch installed or replaced may seem like a simple project, but it requires advanced knowledge of electrical code and circuitry to be done correctly. A licensed electrician has the proper knowledge to know when a switch may require an upgrade, repair or replacement.
Additionally, an electrician will be able to assess whether or not a new light switch can be added to a given circuit depending on the current circuit you have in your home. When you hire a licensed electrician to install your light switch, you can be assured that it will be installed properly.
How Long do Light Switches Last?
It is common to assume that light switches last forever since their life span is fairly long. Some light switches can last as long as 20 years or more. Just like any system, light switches can wear out, becoming ineffective and damaged over time. It is important to keep an eye out for faulty switches since they can eventually cause issues with the functionality of your light or potentially pose a safety risk if they are loose.
Superior Electricians offers a variety of light switch installation services to cover your needs. To get a switch installed or replaced, give us a call today!