Don’t Let the Heat Make You Sweat!

Midway through July and the temps are rising!

Now, we are not talking record-breaking heat this summer here in the states – knock on wood – but they are climbing and that means an increase on the power grid. High heat temps can result in influxes in your power supply and even complete power outages. Now is a good time to look at your equipment and make sure you are protected.

Understanding the issue

A typical transmission line starts with a limited capacity and during warmer days, that capacity is reduced slightly. This causes the method of delivery to slow as the demand for power increases. In addition to the fluctuations, the heat can also cause power lines to sag. If a sagging power line comes in contact with trees or other objects, it can cause the line to short out.

Every year, as the temps climb, the power demand increases in order to keep homes and businesses cool. With the potential for power surges, blackouts, and brownouts, you need to make sure your business is protected!

Don’t let the heat cause you to sweat – Contact ECS today and we will discuss your needs and the products we have to make sure you are prepared for the worst-case scenario.