I have a 18 year old home with circuit breakers. For the past 2
months I have noticed an intermittent electrical noise that come
through all my electronics and appliances at the same time... the
TVsbuzz and have lines through the picture, Stereo and computer
speakers buzz, my fridge even buzzes during these episodes. They last
approximately 5 or 10 minutes. I have only witnessed it about 8
times. The times they happen vary from daytime to night. I called
the power company and they replaced all of the connections from my
meter to across the street to the pole. It happened again last
My electrician is on vacation until Monday and I am worried that my
house will burn down in the meantime...I am also hesitant to call
another electrician taht I don't know, becuase I am worried that I may
be taken for a bundle....
Has anyone run into this before? Do you have any suggestions on what
to look at?
Thank you in advance for your assistance,
You've noticed it for 2 months, but now you can't wait until Monday? First
thing I'd do is call the electric company. It should cost nothing for them
to make sure nothing odd's going on with the wires outside. They may also be
able to explain the problem, even if it's got nothing to do with their
I had the same issue here, & after lots of hunting & trial & error,
discovered that the transformer for the humidifier that is built into my
furnace was the culprit. I have since replaced it & have had no more issues.
If this would make any change at all, it shouldn't be done until the
noise is found. If you do it now, the breaker will trip everytime the
noise starts and they'll never find it. And how do you know which
But frankly I don't think this noise or its cause will cause any
breaker to trip.
If you share a transformer with another residence check with them to see if
they have the same problem. If not you have to rely on the power company as
to whether or not there is any problem at the transformer. The odds are
though the interference is coming from one of your own electrical gadgets.
When it happens disconnect things one by one from the electrical service and
see if it goes away.
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