The Holidays mean more items being plugged into your home, putting a heavier load on your circuits. If you are not using an appliance, unplug it! Check for damage on last years Christmas lights and replace them for LED lights. LED lights are energy efficient and do not suck up the electricity like the older ones might. The best way to NOT trip the Circuit Break is not to overload it in the first place.

Key Takeaways:

  • Your circuit breaker could break due to age, a short in the wire or because the circuit is overloaded.
  • Find the studs when you hang your wreathe, because otherwise you risk having a nail hit the wiring.
  • Always check wiring for worn or chewed up insulation before plugging it in.

“For anyone hosting Christmas for the entire extended family or striving to have the house that causes neighbors to write “ditto” in Christmas lights next door, tripping breakers and blowing fuses is a real concern.”

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Tips To Avoid Tripping Your Circuit Breaker During the Holidays