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Should I Hire an Electrician to Install My Holiday Lights?


With the holiday season upon us, many homeowners are thinking about putting up their holiday decorations. For some, that begins with Halloween or Thanksgiving. Others wait until Hanukkah or Christmastime to begin decorating their home. Whatever holiday kicks off your season, chances are installing holiday themed lights is going to be part of the festivities.

Many people choose to put up their holiday lights themselves. Others hire college kids or other inexperienced individuals to install their holiday lights. However, the best way to ensure your holiday lights are installed quickly, safely, and correctly is to have a professional electrician take care of it for you.

Benefits of Hiring an Electrician to Install My Holiday Lights

Hiring a licensed professional electrician to install your holiday lights has several benefits. The following are a few of the most common benefits of hiring an electrician to install your holiday lights:

  • Safety – Working with electricity is dangerous, especially when you combine it with things like working while on a ladder or roof, or outdoors in wet or windy conditions. These are usually the type of conditions that people can expect to deal with when installing holiday lights on and around their home. Having electricians complete this type of work is much safer. Electricians know how to safely work with electricity. Plus, they are used to working outdoors, on ladders, and on roofs.
  • Convenience – When homeowners try to put up their holiday lights themselves, it’s often their first time doing it ever or their first time doing it in a year. This means it’s going to take longer because they either must figure out how to do it or remember how they did it last time. An electrician works with electrical items daily, and during the holiday season, they install holiday lights for homeowners relatively often. This means it will take them less time to put up holiday lights for homeowners than it would take for homeowners to install the holiday lights themselves.
  • Maintenance – Even when holiday lights are installed correctly, issues can arise. Weather, electrical problems, and animals can cause holiday lights to malfunction. However, if an electrician installed the lights, they will be able to figure out why they stopped working and get them back up and running quickly.
  • Accuracy – Homeowners often have a vision for how they want their holiday lights to look. Or if they don’t, they at least want their holiday lights to look good. However, when homeowners install their holiday lights themselves, their decorations can sometimes fall short of the vision they had in their head. This is usually because they don’t have enough experience putting up holiday lights or working with electricity. When homeowners have electricians put up their holiday lights, things are more likely to turn out like they envisioned it. Electricians handle electricity and help install holiday lights more frequently than most people, so they understand how to turn homeowners’ visions into reality.
  • Removal – Probably the worst part of putting up holiday decorations is taking them down once the holiday season is over. When homeowners hire electricians to manage their holiday lights, they can skip out on having to take down the lights after the holidays and let their electricians handle it.

Our Holiday Lighting Experts in Albany Can Help Make Your Home the Envy of the Neighborhood This Holiday Season

Since 1976, Mel Carr Electric has been helping homeowners in Albany and its surrounding communities tackle electrical problems in and around their homes. Whether it’s helping you get your Christmas lights installed or rewiring your home, our licensed and experienced electricians always prioritize our customers’ safety and satisfaction above all else.

To learn more about Mel Carr Electric, and how we can help you with your holiday lighting needs, read our customers’ reviews and our Code of Ethics.

For more information about the benefits of having an electrician install your holiday lights, or to schedule an appointment with our experienced electricians in Albany, call us at 518.500.3042 or get in touch with us online today.

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