Upgrading Your Electrical Outlets


Enhancing your home with features like Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupter outlets

If you have an older home, upgrading the electrical outlets within your home is a good idea for several reasons. It can be because of safety reasons or in conjunction with sprucing up your home’s decor. How do you know when it’s the right time to make a change? No worries, we are here to offer a few tips to help you decide in this often overlooked decision making process.

How old is your wiring?

If your home is 20 years or older, then more than likely its electrical wiring is as well. There is a big chance that it is outdated. This is a potential safety hazard for your home that can be avoided with a simple upgrade by an Atlanta electrician. Code requires that baths, kitchens, laundry rooms, garages and outdoor locations have ground-fault circuit interrupter (or GFCI) outlets to prevent accidental electrocution. The GFCI has a built-in circuit breaker that interrupts the flow of electricity the instant it senses a ground fault of current leak.

Want to upgrade your look?

When it’s time to give your home decor a new look, be sure to include you look of your electrical outlets. You’ll be surprised on how fun it can be when you are picking out electrical outlet covers that add some sophistication or pop to your home’s make-over. There are plenty of options depending on functionality or style:

  • USB Charger outlets
  • LED lit outlets
  • Chrome
  • Wood grain
  • Colors to match your decor

Now that you know the signs to look forward when it comes to upgrading your electrical outlets, give McCauley Electric a call. This Atlanta electrician provides free in-home estimates in order to address any of your electrical needs. McCauley Electric will help you through the process of upgrading your electrical outlets. Call today at (678) 324-3117.