No one expects their light bulbs to last forever in their Denton county home, but if yours are burning out especially quickly, you may have a more serious electrical issue. Here are three reasons why your bulbs might be burning out before their time.
Too much heat buildup is especially dangerous for LED lights but incandescent and CFL bulbs may also burn out quickly when they overheat. We see this often happens with recessed ceiling lights because there’s nowhere for the heat to go except into the ceiling. If the holes in the fixture meant to vent the heat, and CFL bulbs may at from the light up into your attic become clogged with debris or insulation, your bulbs will overheat and quickly burn out.
Screwing Too Tightly
This is a common issue: When a light bulb is screwed in too tightly, the metal tab in the socket can become bent back, which means it won’t form a proper connection when the bulb is replaced. This, in turn, creates a small electrical arc that shortens the lifespan of the next bulb. The rule of thumb is to screw in a bulb until it turns on, then tighten it with just another eighth of a turn.
Poor Electrical Wiring
Loose or poorly connected electrical wiring is probably the culprit if your light bulbs tend to burn out in a matter of weeks or even days. A bad connection causes variations in voltage to the bulb, which essentially act like tiny power surges that burn out bulbs. To fix this issue, we highly recommend calling an electrician.
Allstars Electric Heating & Air Conditioning Can Help
We understand how frustrating it can be if your bulbs burn out frequently, and we’re here to help. To learn more, check out our electrical solutions online or call us today!