Diagnosing Flickering Lights
Ever found yourself diagnosing flickering lights in your home? Don’t assume that your eyes—or perhaps ghosts—are playing tricks on you, but don’t just ignore the problem, either. Keep in mind that flickering lights is a common electrical homeowner complaint, but it is, in fact, a problem. It’s not something to brush off or ignore. The problem may be a simple fix, or it may signal an underlying issue that is more serious and that requires your immediate attention.
So what causes flickering lights? Diagnosing flickering lights can sometimes be difficult, particularly if you’re in an older home with an older wiring system. Here’s what you need to do to figure out what’s going on, and to determine whether (and how) you can solve the problem yourself, or hire a professional electrical contractor to do the job for you.