Now that October has arrived, it’s quite easy to let your imagination run wild and think that every single thing that goes bump in the night at your home is the sign of a haunting. The month is known for its spooky festivities after all. However, you might be relieved to hear from home performance experts that there may not be anything supernatural going on in your home; just some unresolved home issues instead.
Read on as the professionals of California Energy Consultant Services reveal the truth behind the home issues that say your home isn’t haunted after all.
Appliances Turning On and Off on Their Own
Appliances that turn on and off on their own is a classic paranormal activity. However, if you’re experiencing this, the reason for it is more likely more mundane than you think. That doesn’t mean it isn’t hazardous though as an automatically activating appliance might be a sign that there’s something faulty with it. With that in mind, if you’re experiencing any phantom activity with your appliances, make sure to report it to Consumer Reports and to have it repaired immediately.
When you feel cold spots around your home, avoid jumping to the conclusion that there’s a ghost in your property as it could simply be the result of an air leak or inadequate insulation. To properly determine this, grab an incense stick and light it up before pointing it to the cold spot. If the smoke blows sideways, then it means that you do have an air leak issue.
Depending on where it’s coming from, you may need to re-caulk around your windows and doors or apply additional insulation for larger gaps. If you aren’t certain of doing this on your own, however, you can always call the energy assessment professionals of California Energy Consultant Services to get the job done.
Doors and Cabinets Opening on Their Own
Yet another classic of a paranormal occurrence, doors and cabinets that open on their own aren’t necessarily caused by a haunting. Instead, they could be caused by low relative humidity around your home, which causes the wood in the doors to shrink and open by themselves. To solve this, consider lowering the humidity around your home with a few dehumidifiers.
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