We have a brand new home, and I am having some wacky power surge issues in our bedroom. The bedroom has a ceiling fan whose speed is controlled by the "fan" section of a combo fan-light dimmer, and the recessed lighting in the bedroom is controlled by the "light" section of the combo dimmer.
There are a number of other appliances connected to the wall sockets in the room. One is a WiFI radio, and there are two bedside touch lamps. Here's the problem. Whenever I do *anything* with the fan section of the combo dimmer, there are power surges in the room. The touch lamps turn on arbitrarily, and the WiFi radio experiences enough of a surge to reset itself (lose clock settings, Internet settings etc).
I know this is a convenience issue at its best (and I certainly want it fixed for at least that reason), but is this something I should worry about and fix immediately --- is this a dangerous situation? We have had this problem ever since we moved here over a year ago. Can someone here explain what might be going on? Is this something I can fix (can turn of power downstairs before I open up the wall plates)? Is this something I can call an electrician for? If so, what kind of charge should I expect?