Spring is here and with it a whole host of things to do as you ready for the season. Your “To Do List” should also include a checklist of power chores. With an abundance of LED products and Smart Home technology changing the landscape in the way power is used, you’ve likely added a thing or two around your home that may now need updating or replacing. At Vintage Electric, safety is a priority. Consider the following spring tips to keep your home safe, your loved ones secure and your power efficient. Here are 7 spring clean electrical must do’s that you can check off your list!


Smoke Detectors & Batteries: Replace the batteries in all smoke detectors, that way you won’t be awakened in the middle of the night when batteries begins to fade and incessant chirping begins. This is also a good time to replace batteries in LED flashlights, to stay prepared, in the event of an outage.

LED Lights: Replace incandescent bulbs with LED lights. For aesthetics, be sure not to mix warm and cool colors in rooms. Unless that’s the look you’re going for.

Security: Install security lighting around your property, add a Ring doorbell or comparable product for peace of mind and to keep would be thieves at bay.

GFI Outlets: A requirement near water sources. That includes areas such as kitchens, bathrooms, bar area and pool. GFI’s automatically stop power before an electrical shock can occur. Additionally, check that all outdoor plug covers are intact and the outlet is sealed for wet weather.

Dryer Vents: The risk of a fire can occur if interior and exterior ducts are not allowing for sufficient air flow. Clean them every season or twice per year. Additionally, clogged vents due to lint buildup creates wasted energy output and higher electric bills.

Power strips: Assure that multi outlet devices are not overloaded. Avoid plugging too many items into the same outlet to ensure zero risk of circuit overload.

Time Clocks: Reset and check that all time clocks are adjusted to the correct times to cut down on energy output during hours they should not be in operation.

Contact Vintage Electric for any issues that may arise as you check off your to do list. Electricians are standing by.