Sometimes a winter electrical problem has another household problem involved: Pests! As temperatures drop, rodents seek new shelters. If you have yard animals, like chickens, you may want to be doubly attentive.
As you get ready for winter, make sure the access to your home is secure. Any precautions you may take can help. Filling holes that access the house with insulating foam or making sure they are properly screened can help. Critters who find their way in, will not only nest, but they may snack on wiring insulation. This damage can translate into a short that keeps your outlet or appliance from working.
If you have a home electrical problem the experts at Academy Electrical can help sort it out.
If you have rodents, call your pest control company. They can usually help you remove them.