As the summer season approaches, you are probably readying your home for the warmer weather and for the kids to be home from school (even if school has been your kitchen table lately). While some projects can be completely done with DIY methods, when it comes to anything that requires electrical work, we really recommend having a professional take care of it for you. Electrical work and wiring can be tricky and potentially dangerous for those who do not have the proper education or experience.

In this blog post, we are going to discuss some projects that you may want to do around the house to get ready for the approaching summer season that will require a professional residential electrician. Continue reading to learn more and when you are ready to start any of these projects, contact Delta Electrical in Jackson. 

Installing Your New Air Conditioning Unit

If you already have central air and are planning on purchasing a new central air unit to prepare for the coming summer, it’s a great idea to hire a professional electrician to install it for you. Air conditioning units are already expensive and you don’t want one small mistake to cost you even more money. Hiring a residential electrician to install your new air conditioning unit will ensure that everything is wired correctly and ready to keep you cool all summer long. 

Installing Exterior Lighting

The summer is a wonderful time to spend time outdoors, especially when it cools down a bit at night. Sitting outside on the back porch or patio under the stars is the perfect end to a beautiful summer day. If you enjoy using your outdoor space but could use a bit more lighting, hiring your local residential electrician to install some exterior lighting can make your outdoor area more usable. It will also ensure that the work is done correctly and that your new lights will not short circuit at the first drizzle of rain. 

Installing Dimmer Switches

The summer brings with it plenty of light. The days are longer and you’ll find yourself needing your indoor lights a bit less. If you really want to save some money this summer on energy costs, installing dimmer switches will help you use only the amount of light that you need. This is a task that you may be better off hiring a professional residential electrician for so that you can be sure everything is done correctly. There’s nothing worse than DIYing something to try to save some money when in the long run it just ends up costing more in repairs. 

Running Electrical for a New Hot Tub or Heated Pool

As summer rolls in, you might be considering installing a new hot tub or pool in the backyard. These are great ways to cool off all summer long and spend some time with family and friends. If you’ve decided on a hot tub or a swimming pool, you will want to bring in a licensed electrician to do the wiring. The last thing you want is faulty wiring around large pools of water.  

Adding Exterior Outlets

If you enjoy entertaining outdoors, you might want to consider adding some outlets to the exterior of your home. You’ll be able to easily plug in lights and fans, charge phones and speakers for music, or even plugin a mini-fridge to keep your beverages nice and cool. This is definitely a task that you will want to hire a professional electrician for, but it will give you advantages all year round. If you like to hang up decorations for the holidays, having outdoor outlets will allow you to power your festive lights with ease. 

Contact Delta Electrical 

If you are getting ready to prepare your home for the coming summer season, you should find the best residential electrician in your area to help out with electrical projects. Delta Electrical is located in Jackson and our local service area covers West Tennesse and Northern Mississippi, but we are licensed to perform electrical work in 17 different states including Colorado, Texas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Georgia, and many more. Contact Delta Electrical today if you are ready to prepare your home for summer and need anything from wiring for a new pool, some new exterior outlets, or outdoor lighting.