Love’s Pure Light

There is a pretty song by that title, and this holiday season your front yard may look like it with all the holiday decorations.  So it’s a good time to remind you to be careful about overloading your electrical circuits.

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With all the modern safeguards in our electrical systems there is little danger of creating a fire, but there is a great danger of creating serious inconvenience inside your house.  Every electrical circuit can only carry a prescribed amount of amps before it will trip a breaker.  Everything might be working fine until the holiday meal when the microwave and the crockpot and electric oven AND that line of highly illuminated reindeer all come on at the same time. 

Most strings of lights and yard ornaments will show you how many amps they draw.  Looking at the breakers in that electrical panel in the garage will tell you the max for any given circuit.  A little thought as you are putting together your decorations can save a lot of hassle during the season.  Enjoy the holiday, and be well in the new year.